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Bridgeview woman dies after gun goes off at thrift store
ABridgeview woman died from injuries suffered while working at a Chicago thrift store after a gun fell out of sock and discharged.
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Wed Mar 12, 2014
Aggravated Assault, Pot Possession: Blotter
SATURDAY, MARCH 8 Driving While License Suspended, No Insurance, and No Registration Plate Light Angelic T. Hankerson, 19, of the 3900 block of W. 167th Sunset Ridge Drive, in Country Club Hills, was arrested for Driving While License Suspended, Operation of Uninsured Motor Vehicle and No Registration Plate Light following a traffic stop at Archer ... (more)
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Kustok Guilty Of Murdering Wife
Allan Kustok, 63, is convicted of murdering his wife Anita "Jeanie" Kustok on Sept.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Dad not capable of killing her mother, Sarah Kustok testifies
Former Comcast SportsNet Chicago reporter Sarah Kustok testified Monday that her father was wrong for carrying on a series of extramarital affairs but that he wasn't capable of killing her mother.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Defense expert attempts to discredit key prosecution...
A forensics expert retained by defense lawyers in the Allan Kustok murder trial testified Friday that a rival forensics expert for the prosecution did not follow proper scientific protocol when he investigated the death of Anita "Jeanie" Kustok.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
The Soccer Stadium Deal Ersal Ozdemir And Peter Wilt Don't Want To Talk About
When Indy Eleven team owner Ersal Ozdemir and the team's general manager, Peter Wilt, hit the State House hallways this session with a team of high-paid lobbyists to convince state lawmakers that a state financing deal for their proposed $87 million soccer stadium was a win-win bet, it's pretty safe to assume they weren't talking too much about ... (more)
Assistant Public Defender Wants More Time for Grandma's Psyche Eval
The Oak Lawn grandmother facing first-degree murder charges in her infant granddaughter's death was back in court this week for another status hearing.
Woman Accidentally Shot by Gun Hidden in Thrift Store Sock
A Bridgeview woman sorting donated clothes at a Chicago thrift store was shot and killed when a gun hidden in a sock accidentally fired.
Cops: Woman tried to kill self, infant son, by driving into vehicles and Burbank home
An Evergreen Park mother was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail today after she tried to kill herself and her 8-month-old son by driving her SUV into an oncoming vehicle in Burbank earlier this week, officials said.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Allan Kustok Attorney Grills Expert Witness For Entire Day, Still Not Done With Him
Crime scene reconstructionist Rod Englert has been billing Cook County $395 an hour for his work on the Jeanie Kustok murder case, and his wallet's going to be a lot heavier when he finally gets away from Bridgeview.
Public Urination and Intoxication, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: Blotter
SUNDAY, FEB. 23 No Valid License Hermelinda Fernandez, 38, of the 400 block of Harwood Street in Joliet, was arrested for driving without a valid license, following a traffic stop at Lemont Road and Old Lemont Road.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Expert: Husband had blood on his clothes from dead wife
A star prosecution witness testified Tuesday that Allan Kustok, who is on trial for killing his wife, had blood markings on his glasses and the front of his clothing the morning his wife died that are consistent with blood spatter from a gunshot wound.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Crime scene testimony key in Kustok trial
Detectives have apparently doubted the story Allan Kustok told of his wife's final hours since the first time they heard it, but whether his account holds up with jurors will likely depend on which batch of scientists they think are telling the truth.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Early voting in gubernatorial primary election starts March 3
Beat the lines. Illinois residents can start voting in the gubernatorial election on Mon., March 3, at 51 locations across Cook County.
Expert: Kustok didn't shoot herself
The gun that took Anita "Jeanie" Kustok's life was held at least six inches from her face when it was fired, making it highly unlikely that she shot herself, a medical expert testified Friday in the murder trial of Allan Kustok.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Concealed carry law tests whether guns, God mix
Meanwhile the Catholic Conference of Illinois - the public policy arm of Catholic bishops here - and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Metropolitan Chicago Synod, which represents 200 congregations, have issued no directives requiring churches to allow or prohibit handguns.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Zak Kustok: 'I'm not supporting my father' by being at courthouse
Speaking publicly for the first time since his father's murder trial began, Zak Kustok said he wanted to make it clear he was in the courthouse Wednesday "in support of my wife, Nicole" who testified as a prosecution witness "and not my dad."
Des Plaines Valley News
Lawmakers aim to regulate Chicago water rate hikes
Chicago has raised the cost of Lake Michigan water 70 percent in the last four years and west suburban municipal officials are fed up.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
At hospital with dead wife, Kustok received texts from another woman
The morning Allan Kustok drove his wife's body to a Palos Heights hospital, several text messages were sent to his cellphone from a woman he was allegedly pursuing a relationship with.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Kustok took wife's body to hospital, didn't want...
After driving the body of his deceased wife to a Palos Heights hospital, Allan Kustok told medical staff that he didn't call an ambulance to the couple's expansive Orland Park home because he didn't want the "commotion" first responders would bring.