| Jan 7, 2013
| 4:56 AM
Grand jury subpoenas in the Cook County state’s attorney’s investigation of alleged hazing on athletic teams at Maine West High School in Des Plaines have been issued, sources confirm.
Although no one could say who received the subpoenas,...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 10:44 AM
A tanker truck struck and killed a pedestrian in Elk Grove Village Friday night, police said.
Jose Resugio Meza-Horatio, 52, was pronounced dead at the scene about 9:45 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. The truck was...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 9:34 PM
Property owners in the Chicago area who have suffered through flooding in the past face the possibility for more of the same Thursday and Friday, as hard rains continue to pound saturated ground.
Additional rounds of heavy thunderstorms could dump...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 8:10 AM
They were lighting the tree the other night at Rockefeller Center in New York. Streets were crowded with revelers headed out for a skate on the famous ice rink, where for $300 during the holidays you can propose marriage to a soundtrack, and a potential...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 10:10 PM
A Des Plaines police sergeant once accused of domestic battery is suing the northwest suburb, claiming Des Plaines still owes him money and hasn't kept promises made under a settlement agreement.
In a lawsuit filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court,...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 2:44 PM
A northwest suburban casino has sued to try to stop Cook County from collecting a tax on slot and video poker machines that County Board President Toni Preckwinkle instituted last year to help balance the budget.
It’s the latest challenge to one...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 7:56 PM
Three Chicago men who allegedly robbed a Des Plaines Radio Shack at gunpoint, only to be caught with the help of a tracking device on one of the devices that was stolen, were each ordered held on $250,000 bail Sunday by a Cook County judge.
On June 27,...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 3:01 PM
A Des Plaines man died over the weekend from hypothermia due to cold exposure, making him at least the seventh person to die in Cook County from cold-related causes this season.
Lawrence Sviontek, 70, of the 1300 block of Rand Road in Des Plaines, was...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 5:28 PM
Investigators are trying to determine if smoking in bed caused the fire in northwest suburban Des Plaines early Monday that claimed the life of 48-year-old Sandra Lupy and destroyed the home where she lived with her father, according to Fire Chief Alan...
| May 13, 2013
| 2:22 PM
A Des Plaines man died after being shot by police after a chase Friday that started with a traffic stop in southwest Illinois and ended in Missouri, according to police.
Jose H. Garcia, 49, of northwest suburban Des Plaines, was shot about 11:45 p.m....
| Sep 26, 2012
| 3:33 PM
A convicted sex offender who was once the subject of a Tribune investigation about attempted child abduction was sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison today after he tried to kidnap a 12-year-old boy last year in Elmwood Park, according to the Cook County...
| Mar 28, 2013
When officials in suburban Des Plaines read about the hazards of spreading cancer-causing coal tar on playgrounds, parking lots and driveways, they moved to join other communities across the nation that have banned pavement sealants made with the...