| May 31, 2013
| 7:11 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- A showdown vote on legalizing gay marriage in Illinois never materialized Friday as lawmakers adjourned, dashing the high hopes of supporters who believed that after years of disappointment they were finally on the verge of making history....
| Jun 1, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A man was killed and nine other people wounded in shootings in Chicago from late Friday afternoon into Saturday morning, authorities said.
The one person who did not survive overnight attacks was shot outside a party in the 8400 block of South Constance...
| May 28, 2013
| 4:50 AM
A West Rogers Park rabbi has been charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy nearly seven years ago, police said.
Larry Dudovitz, 45, of the 6400 block of North Albany Avenue is facing charges of criminal sexual assault of a victim between the...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 6:06 AM
The widow of a West Rogers Park man who died of cyanide poisoning weeks after winning a $1 million lottery jackpot was questioned extensively by Chicago police last month after the medical examiner's office reclassified the death as a homicide, her...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 7:53 PM
George Hochsprung, 70, the husband of the principal who was gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Dec. 14, has retired from his job as a math teacher at Rogers Park Middle School.
The Danbury Board of Education officially accepted...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 8:00 AM
To me, a kid growing up in the 1960s and '70s, Skokie seemed like any other suburb, its tidy houses sitting on impeccably manicured lawns.
Sure, on Friday nights and Saturday mornings you'd sometimes see Hasidic Jews strolling to and from synagogue....
| Jan 2, 2013
| 1:01 PM
An 18-year-old Kankakee County man has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman near the Morse CTA Red Line stop, according to police.
James Shorty, of Momence, was charged in connection with the attack about 5:45 a.m. on Dec. 19. He was identified...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 11:00 PM
The Illinois Senate left the State Capitol later today without voting on measures to legalize gay marriage and outlaw assault weapons, leaving the fate of those controversial issues in doubt.
A committee advanced the same-sex marriage bill late this...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 8:52 PM
A Somali cabdriver accused of killing a neighbor and injuring five others by setting his building ablaze in 2010 was acquitted of murder and arson charges Thursday.
Mahad Ali Hassan, 29, was found not guilty by reason of insanity Thursday and a court...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Half-submerged Buddha head sculptures started popping up in five Chicago neighborhoods in the fall, and in 2013, the next phrase of the public art installation is set to turn even more communities on its head.
Ten Thousand Ripples—a...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 7:55 AM
Police have released photos of a man suspected of grabbing a woman off the street in the Rogers Park neighborhood and sexually assaulting her in a construction area near the CTA Morse station.
The woman, 50, told police she was walking south on...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 6:19 PM
Anchorage police say a 25-year-old local man was arrested on a laundry list of charges Friday morning, after an attempt to escape a traffic stop that saw him nearly run over an officer, crash into several other vehicles and walk through a Midtown...