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  • Rains close Taste of Chicago; more on the way

    Rains close Taste of Chicago; more on the way
    A storm system that moved through northeast Illinois early Saturday morning dropped heavy rain, closing down Taste of Chicago for the day and flooding communities in the area's south and southwest suburbs. More rain is on the way tonight. Because of the...
  • Public libraries in Chicago, suburbs offering online streaming

    Public libraries in Chicago, suburbs offering online streaming
    Try to check out a hot new book or movie at your local library, and you're likely to get put on a long waiting list. Libraries in the Chicago area are trying to change that by offering a new online checkout service. Instead of having a limited number...
  • Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Palatine police blotter: March 24

    Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Palatine police blotter: March 24
    The following items were taken from police reports. Arlington Heights •Two Rolex watches valued at $44,000, one 4.6-carat diamond ring valued at $60,000, one Patek Philipe watch valued at $50,000, two oval shaped diamond cuff links valued at $4,...
  • Oak Park, River Forest police blotter: April 14

    Oak Park, River Forest police blotter: April 14
    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park •A woman who met a man on an Internet dating site and invited him to her house on the 400 block of South Ridgeland Avenue said he came at 1:36 p.m. April 2, showed her a silver...
  • Carnival worker gets 12 years for assaulting girl, 3

    Carnival worker gets 12 years for assaulting girl, 3
    A carnival worker was sentenced to 12 years in prison today after he admitted to abusing a young girl in a “fun house” attraction during Schaumburg’s Septemberfest. Adam J. Moyers, 20, of Franklin Park, pleaded guilty in Cook County...
  • Man charged with threatening, stalking Cook County Sheriff

    Man charged with threatening, stalking Cook County Sheriff
    A 49-year-old west suburban man was arrested Friday and accused of cyber-stalking Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart after sending him threatening emails for six months. Steven Cleary, of the 10100 block of West Chestnut in Franklin Park, was charged with...
  • One dead, 3 injured in shootings across city

    One dead, 3  injured in shootings across city
    A 33-year-old man was fatally shot during a robbery in the South Chicago neighborhood, one of at least four people, including a child, wounded in shootings Sunday night and afternoon, officials said. The slaying happened about 3:05 p.m. on the 2900...
  • Woman killed in car crash after pepper spray attack

    Woman killed in car crash after pepper spray attack
    A woman who recently graduated from high school was killed and another seriously injured when their car crashed after they were attacked with pepper spray in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side, officials said. Kassandra Castillo, 18, of...
  • New U.S. census numbers herald a greater Latino presence in the Chicago area

    New U.S. census numbers herald a greater Latino presence in the Chicago area
    New U.S. census figures herald a future where Spanish is more likely to be heard inside classrooms and everything from politics to fashion and food will be executed with a Latin flair. After a steady increase of Latinos in the area due to births and...
  • 'Unaccustomed doubt' -- The first time I publicly re-thought the gun issue

     
    A number of my more liberal readers expressed disappointment that I'd gone over to the dark side with my column Wednesday that was favorable to the idea of concealed-carry gun permits in Illinois, while a number of my more conservative......
  • 19 arrested after nearly 3-year Humboldt Park drug probe

    19 arrested after nearly 3-year Humboldt Park drug probe
    A total of 19 Chicago-area men are facing federal or state charges after a nearly three-year-long investigation into gang-related drug and weapon sales in the Humboldt Park area, authorities announced today. The arrests were made Tuesday after federal...
  • Man killed by pickup truck in Franklin Park

    Man killed by pickup truck in Franklin Park
    A 41-year-old man died after he was hit by a pickup truck in Franklin Park early Sunday morning, authorities said. Marcil Maris-Quevedo, whose last known address was in the 3000 block of Bright Street in Franklin Park, was pronounced dead about 3:30 a.m....