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Police & Fire
The man known as "The Monk" pleaded guilty in January to federal charges related to a planned robbery of an armored truck in La Grange.
Police & Fire, Schools
The body of John Michalek, 62, was recovered Monday, Anitoch Fire Department officials said. Michalek was a social studies teacher at Nazareth Academy in La Grange Park who went missing Thursday in the water at West Loon Lake.
State police say they are investigating after human remains were found near the Stevenson Expressway today in Hodgkins.
Police & Fire, Local Connections
Joseph Jerry Scalise, 74, could be sentenced to up to nine years behind bars.
John L. Wilson, Jr. is accused of killing Kelli O'Laughlin, 14, on Oct. 27. Police pursued hundreds of tips to bring "some level of justice," said Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.
Evidence is being evaluated by the state attorney's office and charges may follow on Friday.
The reward for information leading to the killer has increased to $60,000 and multiple local departments are now on the case.
Indian Head Park police have released a sketch of a "person of interest" in the killing of Lyons Township freshman Kelli O'Laughlin on Thursday.
The body of 14-year-old girl Kelli O'Laughlin was found Thursday afternoon in an Indian Head Park Home; police are investigating her death as a homicide.
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