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Illinois to Expunge Many Juvenile Arrest Records

One of the worst penalties an accused person can face is that of a lifelong criminal record. And the devastation can be felt even if charges are never filed. An arrest is enough of a blot on your ...
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Eighth-Grader Arrested for Purportedly Throwing a Snowball at a Chicago Officer

Thursday, February 20, a 13-year-old boy who was waiting outside of school with several other kids was arrested when he was accused of flinging a snowball at a police officer in Chicago. The officer ...
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Shoplifting Charges in Chicago: the Potential Penalties You Could Face

There are several different ways to land a charge of retail theft in Illinois. Shoplifting could mean purposefully appropriating items without paying full value for them, or by tweaking price tags or ...
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Juvenile Delinquency

Those who are categorized as juvenile delinquents are technically between the ages of 10 and 18 years of age, and they are given this title in the event that they do something that is considered to be ...
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Teen Given Probation for Hate Crimes

In 2011 Matthew Herrmann was arrested for hate crimes, along with two other teens who were involved, after threatening an African American with a knife while yelling racial slurs at him. Herrmann, who ...
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Teen Arrested for Making Bomb Threat

Sometimes, only a few words can lead to a person's arrest. A teen in Lincolnwood discovered this the other day when he made bomb threats at Niles West High School. The 18-year-old with the ...
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Chicago Crime Rates Continue to Rise

The great city of Chicago is known for many things, and sadly one of those categories includes the high crime and death rates. A recent article by the Washington Post discuss that while many ...
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Teenager Accused of Having 15 Year Old Girl Work as a Prostitute

Chicago police have their hands busy with one teenager who has been arrested twice for pimping a fifteen-year-old girl. Either Jonathon Padilla, 18, doesn't care about being discovered or he truly ...
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16 Year Old Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

Kawanis Trotter, who is now 16, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a crime that he committed when he was 14. He was charged with felony murder, felony armed robbery and armed burglary. Two ...
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Two Women Found Guilty in Acid Attack Case

More than two years after the attack, two women have each been convicted of 3 counts of heinous battery for hiring three teenagers to throw acid on another woman, and then beat her with a bat and ...
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68-Year Old Woman Shoots Teen for Breaking Windows

A 68-year old woman returned home to find all of the windows on her home had been broken by two teenagers who had been throwing rocks at them. The children later returned, harassed her, and threatened ...
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Juvenile Robbery Suspect Caught by Bike Cops

Two Chicago police officers, Adrian Avarro and Erik Escalante, were patrolling a neighborhood on bicycles when they saw a middle aged woman yelling that her phone had been stolen. The 56 year old told ...
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