| Jan 23, 2012
| 12:37 PM
A man with a history of mental illness was sentenced to 40 years in prison Monday for stabbing his mother to death and then defiling her body with household chemicals.
Robert Lyons, 39, had been found guilty last year of the March 14, 2008 first-degree...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 6:21 PM
A 19-year-old Benedictine University student has been charged with trying to have sex with someone he believed was a 13-year-old girl he met on the Internet, authorities said today.
Andrew Franchett of the 5700 block of College Avenue, Lisle, has been...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 1:19 PM
A judge Thursday reduced the bail for a WheatonCollege professor accused of possessing child pornography but ordered that he would have to wear a GPS monitoring unit and be confined to his house should he post bond.
Donald Ratcliff, 60, had been held...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 3:15 PM
The DuPage County Sheriff’s police have arrested a Carol Stream man who allegedly tried to arrange a tryst with a person he thought was a teenage prostitute.
A judge Friday set bail at $350,000 for Frank Descetto, 60, on charges of patronizing a...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 4:59 PM
Robert Lyons wanted his mother to pull strings to get him skybox seats for an Avril Lavigne concert, but when she refused, her son savagely attacked her and stabbed her to death, prosecutors said today on the first day of his murder trial.
| Sep 26, 2011
| 8:35 AM
State. Rep. Randy Ramey, the DuPage County Republican Party chairman, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor driving under the influence charge Monday court and was fined $1,750 and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.
Ramey, who became county...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 2:31 PM
A Carol Stream man was charged today with bank robbery in connection with a holdup that occurred in that community earlier this month, authorities said.
Stephen Bolf, 28, was arrested Thursday by Carol Stream police, according to the FBI.
| May 29, 2011
| 7:11 PM
The worst of the heavy thunderstorms have left the Chicago area, but the rain they left behind is resulting in flood warnings throughout northern Illinois.
A flood warning remains in effect for northern Cook, southern Lake, Lee, DuPage, DeKalb,...
| Sep 10, 2009
Start with the statue.
The idea sounds cliché, almost pedestrian, when gauging the impact of Michael Jordan's second, more dominant run with the Bulls from 1995-98.
But then you arrive outside Gate 4 of the United Center on a sunny, sticky day, 12...
| Jul 15, 2009
| 5:04 AM
(WGN-AM)- When Schaumburg and RedSpeed Illinois announced their intention to install red-light cameras in the village last September, both parties hoped it would be a long-term commitment -- producing safer intersections, with an added bonus of much-...