| Jul 12, 2014
| 7:03 PM
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...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:18 AM
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...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 2:53 PM
The following items were taken from police reports.
•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,...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 8:44 AM
The following items were taken from police reports:
•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...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 3:02 PM
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...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 3:04 PM
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...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 3:25 PM
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...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 6:30 PM
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...
| Aug 8, 2011
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...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 4:32 PM
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......
| Jun 13, 2012
| 3:44 PM
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...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 11:08 AM
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....