| Apr 18, 2013
| 11:12 AM
After wreaking havoc on the morning commute, closing schools and prompting scattered evacuations, the massive storm that dumped upwards of a half-foot of rain on parts of the Chicago area overnight is expected to continue throughout the day, with flooding...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 12:51 PM
A man and woman were killed this morning on I-294 in Cook County after a semitrailer truck rear-ended a vehicle, causing a six-vehicle chain-reaction crash, officials said.
The crash happened at 5:47 a.m. on the I-294 Southbound at milepost 33.5 near...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 5:04 AM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is considering a new tax on every slot machine and video poker game in the county as she puts the final touches on the budget proposal she will present Thursday, aides said.
Owners of gambling devices would be...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 1:47 PM
Investigation Discovery's "Devil You Know" this week looks into another aspect of Chicago-area serial killer John Wayne Gacy: How his actions affected those who loved him.
Gacy, a successful Des Plaines businessman and community volunteer who performed...
| 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...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 12:53 PM
If you have been gaming at area casinos since their inception, you know just how far that experience has come over the industry's 21 years.
When Illinois's first casino, the Argosy Alton Belle near St. Louis, opened in September 1991, then-current...
| 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...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Mount Prospect police today asked for help from any witnesses to an accident that killed a 64-year-old woman this weekend.
Zofia Wilhem, 64, who police said lived in Des Plaines, but who also had recently lived in the 8100 block of Grace Avenue in Niles,...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 7:57 PM
A 53-year-old Park Ridge man was found dead this evening near a Cook County forest preserve after being being struck by a hit and run driver in Des Plaines, officials said.
Ronald Bougan of the 00 to 100 block of North Northwest Highway was found at...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 4:57 PM
A convicted sex offender was found guilty today of felony attempted child abduction charges in Cook County Criminal Court after he tried to abduct a 12-year-old boy last July in Elmwood Park.
Judge Thomas Tucker convicted Jeffrey Jewitt, 30, after a one-...