| Apr 27, 2011
| 8:06 PM
A stricter set of rules and a surprise political alliance are helping build momentum for a long-thwarted effort to legalize marijuana for medical purposes in Illinois.
Some lawmakers are looking to make cannabis available for people seeking relief from...
| 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...
| Apr 11, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Season 7 of "Food Network Star" begins June 5 with a new name and three local competitors determined to take home the title: Katy Clark of Long Beach, Penny Davidi of Los Angeles and Jyll Everman of Glendora are in......
| Aug 15, 2011
| 4:36 PM
One-time comedian Jeff Mauro of Chicago was named The Sandwich King -- and Food Network's newest star. He won the "Food Network Star" competition Sunday night....
| Jun 13, 2011
| 9:28 AM
An Elmwood Park man who thought he was in contact with a 12-year-old girl but in reality was discussing sex with an undercover investigator has been charged with felony indecent solicitation of a child, the Cook County sheriff's office said today....
| Apr 18, 2011
| 2:37 PM
Five Elmwood Park youths were charged with beating and robbing a pizzeria owner on Chicago's Northwest Side after the owner identified at least three of them through photographs they'd posted on Facebook, Cook County prosecutors said today.
| May 9, 2012
| 5:16 PM
Two Chicago men were arrested over the weekend in connection with a spree of armed robberies at several near west suburban cell phone stores in the last few months, authorities said.
Edgar Wallace, 37, of the 900 block of North Hamlin Avenue, was charged...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 3:45 PM
Charges are pending against two people in the hoarding of more than 40 cats and dogs in an Elmwood Park home, police said Thursday
Authorities were alerted to the situation when a small fire was reported around 7 p.m. Wednesday at the home in the 1600...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 6:05 PM
A threatening letter mentioning a plan to kill a suburban police chief landed a 35-year-old man in court on Wednesday.
Steven Melnyk was charged with threatening a public official, a felony, after allegedly writing the letter to Elmwood Park Police...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 2:29 PM
A father and his adult son were found dead at a home in the 2400 block of 73rd Court in Elmwood Park today, according to police officials in the near western suburb.
Elmwood Park Police Chief Frank Fagiano said they received a call at about 12:14 p.m....
| May 22, 2011
| 12:07 PM
Two people were killed and four more seriously injured when two vehicles crashed into a PLS Check Cashiers store in the Belmont Gardens neighborhood on the Northwest Side this morning.
The dead were identified as Franciszek Opiela, 57, of the 7800...
| May 23, 2011
| 6:53 PM
The deaths of two members of a late-night cleaning crew killed in a crash as they drove home have been ruled homicides, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
The dead were identified as Franciszek Opiela, 57, of the 7800 block West...