| Jul 11, 2011
| 6:12 PM
Kathy Jones was lying on a couch in a West Chicago apartment during a visit with relatives early Monday when she “smelled something bad.”
Jones, of Ashtabula, Ohio, said she then saw the apartment’s blinds on fire, prompting her to wake...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 5:32 PM
A West Chicago man was sentenced to 45 years in prison today for beating his son to death when the infant cried and refused to drink his bottle, officials said.
On June 10, Judge Kathryn Creswell found Gustavo Torres-Medel, 27, guilty of first-degree...
| Nov 11, 2010
| 1:35 PM
We Grow Dreams Greenhouse & Garden Center in West Chicago, Illinois, for the purpose of providing job training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
Our mission - To provide people with disabilities the opportunity to lead fulfilling...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 12:16 PM
A DuPage County judge today upheld the firing of a West Chicago police shift commander who invited almost all the on-duty members of his overnight shift into the police station to watch full-length feature movies on consecutive nights in 2009.
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...