| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Forty years ago, when the Supreme Court expanded the right of police to search people they took into custody as well as the possessions they were carrying, the smartphone was the stuff of science fiction. But now that phones contain vast amounts of...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:04 PM
An Oakbrook Terrace woman has been charged with animal cruelty and reckless conduct after leaving a baby alligator to fend for itself at O'Hare International Airport in November.
Alexis T. Prokopchuk, 29, of the 17400 block of West Eisenhower Road in the...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is back in the news, as usual, for all the wrong reasons. On Monday someone shot a surreptitious video of Ford, appearing drunk of out his mind at a suburban Toronto diner, spewing obscenities in a pseudo-Jamaican...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Do crime-free zones around schools and other places where children gather actually protect children?
The question will be aired in the next session of the General Assembly because of two proposals, one that seeks to reduce the size of drug-free zones...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 11:02 AM
Rob Ford, the Toronto mayor stripped of his authority and shamed around the world for smoking crack and hanging out with criminals, declared himself the best leader that Canada's No. 1 city has ever had and filed Thursday for reelection.
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:58 PM
A police officer discovered the body of an Aurora woman under a pile of clothes in her apartment, he testified today during the trial of the woman’s boyfriend, who is accused of strangling her to death.
Authorities allege Delbert K. Cooper, 33,...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 4:03 PM
Authorities said today they are looking for a Crystal Lake man in connection with a drug conspiracy case that already has resulted in the arrest of five people.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Terry R. Pugh, 24, whose last known address...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 10:25 PM
Authorities arrested 25 students allegedly involved in selling cocaine, methamphetamine and other drugs at two Riverside County high schools, officials said Thursday.
The students attended Perris High School and Paloma Valley High School in Menifee, the...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Two people were arrested Monday evening and accused of shooting a South Shore dollar store employee after he asked them not to hold open the shop door in the cold, county prosecutors said.
Joseph Butler, 23, of the 1800 block of West Marquette Road,...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:37 PM
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford may be a national embarrassment, but his scandalous behavior -- smoking crack cocaine, threatening murder and making lewd remarks on live television -- is the biggest international news story out of Canada this century, Canadian...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 9:00 AM
"The right ring finger. ... No, THE LEFT RING FINGER!"
It's minutes before sunrise at Westchester's Kerlan-Jobe sports medicine clinic and Johnny Knoxville has very nearly, accidentally, authorized orthopedic surgery on the wrong hand. His uninjured...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Old-timers may recall the old days when Canadian politics were not just dull but almost blank. As empty as a modern white-on-white canvas depicting some vast snow belt in the featureless depths of Arctic winter.
But that was before Toronto's mayor and...