| Mar 7, 2014
| 5:09 PM
A Hoffman Estates teacher's aide was charged with child pornography after he tried to meet young girls online, prosecutors said today.
Randall Scott Gilbert, 34, who works at a school for special needs children, was charged with possession of child...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:09 PM
Lego: Everything is awesome for toy brick company Lego, which said Thursday that its global sales rose 10% last year even as the global toy market suffered a slight revenue slide.
The Danish company, whose star turn in “The Lego Movie” has...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 2:04 PM
A former employee of a Hoffman Estates psychiatric hospital pleaded guilty today to three counts of forgery for writing letters to patients saying they needed lobotomies.
Michelle Morrison, 53, of Elk Grove Village, was sentenced to 30 months of...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:22 PM
Two men were killed and a third person injured when their car veered off the Jane Addams Tollway at Barrington and struck a light pole this morning, according to Illinois State Police.
The car, a silver Toyota Corolla, was headed west on Interstate 90...
| Jan 26, 2014
You had to try hard to lose money in Illinois stocks in 2013.
Like the overall market, a wide array of Illinois-based company stocks provided sweet rewards to investors last year, as individuals and institutions bought shares in anticipation of a...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Shares of Sears Holdings Corp. fell as much as 21% in late trading after the retailer forecasted a fourth-quarter loss and posted lower sales during the holiday period.
The shares, which closed Thursday at $42.57, down $1.40, or 3.2%, tumbled 13% to...
| Dec 10, 2013
The following items were taken from police reports:
•Jewelry was stolen from a home in the 700 block of North Ellsworth Street between June 1 and Nov. 27.
•Cash was stolen from a restaurant in the 100 block of West Ogden...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Thursday, Oct. 10
Chicago Public, Big Shoulders
Lincoln Park at Taft, at Lane
Steinmetz at Roosevelt, 4:15 at Lane
Chicago Public, Illini Heartland
Harper at Marshall, 4:15 at Rockne
Chicago Public, Illini Land of Lincoln
Harlan at Julian,...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Testimony about a street race that reached speeds of about 100 miles an hour and “pedal to the metal” driving that ended in a fiery crash killing two people opened the trial Tuesday of a Bartlett man in Cook County Circuit Court.
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Tuesday, Oct. 22
Chicago Public, Inter-City 1
Little Village at Maine, 5:30 at Lane
Chicago Public, Inter-City 2
Gage Park at Bronzeville, 4:15 at Eckersall
Juarez at Kelly, 4:15 at Rockne
Kennedy at Tilden, 4:15 at Stagg
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:55 PM
These items were taken from police reports:
•A thief in a white van stole used grease from a storage container behind a business in the 3000 block of English Rows Avenue on Oct. 18.
•Someone threw a pumpkin from a vehicle and...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:50 AM
Arlington Heights School District 25 and Palatine's Community Consolidated School District 15 both have just one school that met national benchmarks this year, according to a Tribune analysis of data released Thursday by the state.