Illinois quick hits: Father of July 4 shooting suspect begins sentence



Father of July 4 shooting suspect begins sentence

The father of the suspect in the Fourth of July mass shooting in Highland Park turned himself in Wednesday to begin a 60-day jail sentence.

Robert Crimo, Jr. pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his sponsorship of his son’s application for a gun license three years before the July 2022 attack that left seven people dead. Crimo arrived at the Lake County courthouse wearing a T-shirt that read “I’m a Political Pawn.” The judge threatened to hold him in contempt of court if he violated court rules again.

Illinois earth quake strongest in many years

Officials say Wednesday’s earthquake in northern Illinois was the strongest in several years. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 3.6 magnitude earthquake occurred just southeast of Standard. Data shows that the quake was the strongest the state has recorded since at least September 2017 when a 3.8 magnitude earthquake struck near Bellmont in Wabash County. The title for the strongest earthquake in the northern part of the state belongs to Lockport, which recorded a magnitude-5.1 quake in May 1909.

Winnetka priciest zip code in state

The priciest zip code in the state is in northern Illinois.

According to, the most expensive zip code in Illinois is Winnetka. The median list price of a home in the 60093 zip code is $1,650,000. The most expensive listing is a 9-bedroom mansion with an asking price of $8,900,000.



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