Man gets 11 life sentences for molesting same 3 kids as his brother

Richard Craig will have to register for life as a child sex offender when he’s released from prison. Robert Craig will never be released. The 49-year-old Robert E. Craig will spend the rest of his life in prison because he repeatedly sexually assaulted the same three young children as his 56-year-old brother, Richard E. Craig, for over 10 years. “Robert and Richard Craig are child predators,” state’s attorney Joe McMahon said in a statement. “Their crimes stole a normal childhood from these children. Their place is not in a civilized society but prison. And after that, they both will have one more judgment to face.” Robert E. Craig | Illinois Dept. of Corrections Circuit Judge John Barsanti on Wednesday sentenced Robert Craig to 11 natural life sentences and six three-year sentences, to be served concurrently, according to the Kane County state’s attorney’s office. “The public has no tolerance for those who harm the most vulnerable among us. By demanding mandatory life prison sent..

Man Sentenced For Molesting Same 3 Kids as His Brother

Richard Craig will have to register for life as a child sex offender when he’s released from prison. Robert Craig will never be released. The 49-year-old Robert E. Craig will spend the rest of his life in prison because he repeatedly sexually assaulted the same three young children as his 56-year-old brother, Richard E. Craig, for over 10 years. Large Sinkhole Opens Up in Lake County Amid Floods “Robert and Richard Craig are child predators,” state’s attorney Joe McMahon said in a statement. “Their crimes stole a normal childhood from these children. Their place is not in a civilized society but prison. And after that, they both will have one more judgment to face.” Circuit Judge John Barsanti on Wednesday sentenced Robert Craig to 11 natural life sentences and six three-year sentences, to be served concurrently, according to the Kane County state’s attorney’s office. Illinois Teen Posts 'Love You' After Allegedly Killing Mom “The public has no tolerance for those who harm ..

Drug-related cases remain a ‘serious issue,’ McMahon says

Criminal court cases have increased this year compared to the same time last year, Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon says. This, despite fewer cases coming out of Aurora.

Drug-related cases remain ‘serious issue,’ McMahon says

Criminal court cases have increased this year compared to the same time last year, Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon says. This, despite fewer cases coming out of Aurora.

Glen Ellyn’s Woof Beach Cove teaches dogs, owners new tricks

GLEN ELLYN – Eric Wilson wants to help dog owners and their pets better communicate with each other. In May, Wilson, a certified canine behaviorist, opened Woof Beach Cove at 462 N. Park Blvd., Suite 100, in downtown Glen Ellyn. The store provides dog training and grooming. He owns Woof Beach with his wife, Christina, who is a certified dog groomer. This is the Elburn couple's fourth location. Other Woof Beach stores are in Batavia, Geneva and South Elgin. Eric Wilson himself has area roots, having grown up in Maple Park. Wilson said the new location is perfectly located. This is the couple's first store in DuPage County. The three other stores are in Kane County. "You have a lot of people walking their dogs around," he said. "We're sitting in the middle of where people need us the most... You've got the [Illinois] Prairie Path right here. It's just a really active community out here, and there's a lot of dogs." Woof Beach has found it is best to fir..

Storms across McHenry County cause flooding, outages

ALGONQUIN – Government officials are warning residents in the Fox River floodplain to prepare for more flooding as thunderstorms continue to sweep through McHenry and Lake counties. Heavy thunderstorms with the possibility of large hail are expected to continue into Thursday morning. A flash flooding alert is in effect from 9 p.m. Wednesday to 9 a.m. Thursday in McHenry County, according to the National Weather Service. The service has issued a flood warning specific to the Fox River at the Algonquin tailwater, affecting Kane and McHenry counties as well. The river was at 9.7 feet Wednesday morning and had risen to nearly 10 feet by 12:30 p.m. Flood stage is 9.5 feet. The service predicts the river will continue to rise and crest at 13.3 feet about noon Saturday. Village residents can pick up sandbags in the lobby of the Algonquin Police Department. Each resident is limited to 25 sandbags. Sand is available at the water tower on Algonquin Road or at the park located on North River R..

Elburn man charged with DUI in crash that killed his passenger

A west suburban man faces two felony charges for a crash that resulted in his passenger’s death while he was driving with a blood-alcohol concentration double the legal limit. Sean M. Tardy, 40, was charged with two counts of aggravated DUI, according to the Kane County state’s attorney’s office. Prosecutors said Tardy was driving a 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan about 2 a.m. on Aug. 6, 2016 when his SUV crashed while traveling east on Route 64, east of Fabris Road and west of the village of Virgil. Tardy’s blood-alcohol level shortly after the crash was more than .16, double the .08 legal limit, prosecutors said. David A. Drewes, a 35-year-old St. Charles resident, was riding in the front passenger seat and was killed in the crash, prosecutors said. A passenger riding in the back seat suffered minor injuries. A judge issued an arrest warrant for Tardy and set his bond at $75,000, the state’s attorney’s office said. Tardy surrendered to the Kane County sheriff on Tuesday. He posted bond a..

Kane County poised to reaffirm support for video gambling

Early discussions indicate Kane County will keep video gambling legal despite several board members who find the activity "insidious."

‘State of Emergency,’ Hospital Evacuation in North Suburbs

Libertyville has declared a state of emergency after seven inches of rain fell in less than 24 hours, according to police, while Northwestern Hospital in Lake Forest has been evacuated. According to the police department, more rain is expected this evening, which is causing concern for more flooding in the area. ‘American Idol’ Alum Charged With Battering Palatine Bouncer Meanwhile, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital is evacuating some of its patients amidst concerns over power outages and flooding in the area, the medical facility reports. The power outage occurred early on Wednesday, as parts of the hospital lost power. Radiation Oncology has been closed all day Wednesday, according to the hospital's website, and medical office buildings on the campus have also been affected by the outages. In Libertyville, residents are being asked to be careful with utilities and flooded basements, and police have also warned that some areas may have power and gas utilities shut off due to ..

Belvidere Boy Drowns In Pond After Seeking Relief From The Heat

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 16-year-old Belvidere North High School student has died after being pulled from a pond where he was cooling off after a run on Tuesday. The boy was on the high school track team, according to authorities. He was running with a friend, when he decided to jump into Blue Pond near Spencer Park to cool off. Dan Kane, executive director of the Boone County Conservation District said the two were in the pond together, and the victim went under and never surfaced. His friend was on a fishing pier screaming and crying. “We do not have the resources to have lifeguards, which is why it’s posted – no swimming and no boating. This is exactly what we are trying to avoid,” Kane said. The boy was found by a fire department diver after about 30 minutes in 20 feet of water. He was taken to a hospital in Belvidere and later transferred to a hospital in Rockford, where he was pronounced dead. The coroner said the cause of death was drowning.

Commute Could Hit Snags as Flooding, Storms Continue

After a string of showers and thunderstorms rolled through the Chicagoland area, some evening commuters could be in for challenges on their trip home. Areas north of Chicago have been especially hard hit, and the impact will be felt by commuters. According to Metra, the Milwaukee District North Line will resume its regular weekday schedule, but with some changes in the early stages of the afternoon. According to the agency, the 3:37 p.m., 4:40 p.m., and 5:12 p.m. departures from Union Station will not run, as clean-up continues from flooding and tree damage that impacted the line on Wednesday morning. Trains on the line may also be delayed by up to 15 minutes due to speed restrictions, according to Metra. A slew of flood warnings and watches are still in effect, with record flooding expected along the Des Plaines River and minor flooding forecasted along the North Branch of the Chicago River, according to the National Weather Service. [[434030483, C]] There are still residual delay..

Flooding expected this afternoon on the Fox River at Montgomery

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Flood Warning for the following rivers in Illinois: Fox River at Montgomery affecting Kane and Kendall Counties. Three to five inches of rain fell across portions of Kane countyovernight…causing significant rises on the Fox River. With additional rainfall forecast, additional rises will be possible. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Safety message: If you encounter a flooded roadway, turn around and find an alternate route. Additional information can be found at weather.gov/chicago. The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Flood Warning for The Fox River at Montgomery. * from this afternoon until further notice. * At 645 AM Wednesday the stage was 12.6 feet. * Flood stage is 13.0 feet. * Minor flooding is forecast. * Forecast…Rise above flood stage by this afternoon and continue to rise to near 13.7 feet by Saturday afternoon. * Impact…At 13.0 feet…Minor lowland flooding begins near river.

More Storms, Torrential Rain Take Aim at Chicago Area

More waves of torrential rain are expected to move across the Chicago area throughout the day Wednesday, after earlier storms poured several inches on northern Illinois, causing massive flooding. A few storms with heavy rain and gusty winds will move from the west, according to local forecasts, dropping more rain on soaked areas already among the hardest hit. Another wave to the west of Chicago likely will hold together into the early afternoon with more scattered showers and storms. Storms could continue all afternoon and evening in some areas with a severe threat for additional heavy rain. That could cool down conditions initially thought capable of producing the hottest day so far this summer with highs in the 90s and heat index readings up to 105 degrees in far southern counties. New temperature readings were dropped to the low to mid-80s and heat index values closer to 90 or lower. Yet another round of potentially severe weather is likely Wednesday night with possible strong to s..

Flash Flood Warning until 11am for Lake, McHenry, DuPage, Kane and Cook Counties

The National Weather Service in Chicago has extended the Flash Flood Warning (Dark red-shaded area on the highlighted map) for… Lake County in northeastern Illinois… McHenry County in northeastern Illinois… Northern Du Page County in northeastern Illinois… Northern Kane County in Northeast Illinois Northwestern Cook County in northeast Illinois * Until 1100 AM CDT Wednesday Radar rainfall estimates indicate that 5 to 6 inches of rain has fallen across portions of Lake County and northern Kane Count into northern DuPage County. Significant flooding has been reported across much of Lake county as well as the Pingree Grove and and Elgin areas wit cars stuck in flood waters and many streets flooded and impassable. Runoff from heavy rainfall will continue flooding across the area this morning. * Some locations that will experience flooding include… Waukegan, North Chicago, Gurnee, Mundelein, McHenry, Vernon Hills, Zion, Grayslake, Libertyville, Lake Forest, Round Lake, Antioch, ..

Flash Flood Warning issued for 7 Illinois counties, including Cook

CHICAGO — The National Weather Service in Chicago has extended a Flash Flood Warning until 4:15 p.m. for: Northern Kendall County in northeastern Illinois Northwestern Will County in northeastern Illinois Kane County in northeastern Illinois DuPage County in northeastern Illinois Northeastern Cook County in northeastern Illinois A Flash Flood Warning is also in effect for the following areas until 2:45 p.m.: Southern Lake County in northeastern Illinois Northern Kane County in northeastern Illinois Southern McHenry County in northeastern Illinois Northern DuPage County in northeastern Illinois Northwestern Cook County in northeastern Illinois Just after 10 a.m., Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Around one inch of rain has already fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly. Some locations that will experience flooding include Chicago, Aurora, Napervi..