| May 28, 2012
| 11:55 AM
SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois House took steps on Memorial Day to make things a bit easier for the state's veterans.
Currently, veterans have to show their discharge papers or other proof of service to establish their credentials when accessing state-...
| May 29, 2012
| 10:06 AM
Police are saying very little about an investigation into the death of a west suburban police officer.
Officer Amy Ruff was found dead Monday in her home in the Oak Meadows subdivision, an unincorporated area near West Chicago.
An autopsy is being...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 10:10 AM
Arson investigators are looking into an early morning fire that damaged 10 pieces of excavation equipment in a construction storage yard along North Avenue in West Chicago, officials said.
Most of the earth scrapers were burning by the time...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 9:04 AM
A female pedestrian died after being hit a car Friday night in West Chicago, police said.
According to a press release from the West Chicago Police Department, the victim, no age available, was struck by car about 9:11 p.m. near Illinois Highway 59 and...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 3:12 PM
A Carpentersville man who drove through a stop sign and killed another motorist in West Chicago before he fled the accident scene was sentenced today to 10 years in prison.
Alonso Huerta-Perez, 24, had pleaded guilty in July to leaving the scene of a...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 3:49 PM
An off-duty West Chicago police officer who shot a Cicero teen on the grounds of Fermi Lab following an alleged hit-and-run accident will not face criminal charges after DuPage County authorities determined the officer had reason to believe his life was...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 11:24 AM
The chairman of the DuPage Election Commission has resigned in the wake of a report that criticized a broad range of practices at the bipartisan agency.
J.P. “Rick” Carney of Wheaton, who had served on the election board's three-person...
| May 12, 2010
Once again area residents can find the fruits of the Midwest in farmers markets throughout the city and suburbs. Most are opening this month.
Farmers and vendors from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan will bring produce, baked goods, cheese,...
| Jan 28, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Don???t always believe the hype. At least, that???s the lesson ???Lifetime Hatchback Owner??? from Chicago took away from his experience with the 2009 Toyota Matrix. Impressed by Toyota???s strong reputation of affordable, reliable cars, the purchase of a...
| Jun 5, 2009
| 5:00 AM
(WGN-AM)- When Northern Illinois University made its pitch to build a cutting-edge, $159 million cancer treatment center in West Chicago, the state's grudging approval came with the requirement that Northern complete the project by March 2010.
| Jun 29, 2009
| 2:55 PM
(WGN-AM)- A 31-year old man who beat a widowed St. Charles mother of four to death with a hammer while she was delivering pizza was sentenced to 81 years in prison on Monday.
Bradley Justice of Sandwich, Ill., showed no emotion when DuPage County Judge...
| Jul 17, 2010
An Illinois man was arrested on a variety of charges after fleeing on an off-road vehicle and then resisting officers before being tasered Friday evening in Van Buren County.
At 8:45 p.m. Friday, Van Buren County Sheriff's Department deputies assigned to...