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Jun 23, 2016 | via Daily Herald
Powerful storms packing hurricane-force winds and large hail moved across parts of the Midwest last night, including in Chicago, where soccer fans attending the Copa America semifinal at Soldier Field were urged to take immediate shelter. In the suburbs, the storm caused flooding in Palatine and toppled a Shell gas station canopy in Mt. Comment?
Jun 22, 2016 | via Daily Herald
The Palatine Sikh Religious Society hosted a candlelight vigil Wednesday to honor the lives of the 49 people killed in Orlando on June 12. Eight speakers representing the Sikh, LGBTQ, Muslim and gun violence prevention communities addressed the standing room only crowd at the Sikh Religious Society gurdwara, 1280 Winnetka St. in Palatine. Marcus Hamilton, who works with local nonprofit Youth Outlook that offers counseling to LGBTQ children from 11 to 20 years old, said that as a gay man, he lost a piece of himself after the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando last Saturday. Comment?
Jun 21, 2016 | via WLS-AM Chicago
A Chicago man charged after he tried to strike two Palatine police officers with a vehicle Thursday night and was subsequently shot by an officer has been ordered held on a $1.25 million bond. Michael Douglas, 26, was charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault and unlawful delivery of cannabis, all felonies, and one misdemeanor count of unlawful delivery of cannabis, according to a statement from Palatine police. Comment?
Jun 20, 2016 | via Chicago Tribune
A man who was shot by Palatine police after allegedly trying to hit officers with a car has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, authorities said. Michael Douglas, 26, of Chicago, was also charged with aggravated assault and unlawful delivery of marijuana, both felonies. Comment?
Jun 20, 2016 | via Daily Herald
A Chicago man shot in the leg by Palatine police Thursday night while trying to flee arrest is facing attempted murder and aggravated assault charges alleging he tried to run over two police officers during his bid to escape. Michael Douglas, 26, of the 5000 block of West Thomas Street, appeared in court on the felony charges Monday, when a Cook County judge set his bail at $1.25 million. Comment?
Jun 17, 2016 | via WLS-AM Chicago
A Palatine police officer shot a man Thursday evening after the man allegedly tried to hit two officers with a vehicle in the northwest suburb. Officers were conducting an "active drug investigation" in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 500 block of North Quentin Road about 7:40 p.m., according to a statement from Palatine police. Comment?
Jun 17, 2016 | via Daily Herald
A plainclothes Palatine police officer shot a suspect who was attempting to ram the officer and his partner with his car, police officials said Friday morning. The shooting Thursday evening occurred during what police are calling an active drug investigation in the parking lot at the Inverleith Apartments on the 500 block of North Quentin Road. Comment?
Jun 17, 2016 | via Chicago Tribune
A 26-year-old man trying to flee police during a drug investigation was shot in the leg by a Palatine police officer after the man drove his vehicle toward police Thursday night at an apartment complex in the northwest suburb, authorities said. The man drove away but was later apprehended by police, according to a news release from the Palatine Police Department. Comment?
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