| Jan 26, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Central Middle School in Burlington was on lockdown for three hours after a student discovered a bullet in a school hallway Wednesday morning, according to a release from the Kane County Sheriff’s Office.
School and sheriff officials searched the...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 10:30 AM
An Aurora man was sentenced Wednesday to natural life in prison for the 2007 slaying of a Chicago man in a gang-related shooting.
Lorenzo I. Alvarez, 24, who was already serving a 65-year prison term for another gang murder, was sentenced for the March...
| Oct 1, 2009
When Christopher Shelton moved into Maplewood Care nursing home in Elgin, he was just 21 years old and a violent rap sheet testified to his explosive temper.
Though in the prime of life, he had a disability that qualified him for nursing home care:...
| Dec 4, 2009
Geneva is the kind of place that teenagers long to leave when they are grown. Sooo boring, they whine, that the sidewalks roll up at 9 p.m. So, they go away to college, then maybe get an apartment in Chicago.
Then they come back.
The same cocoon that...
| Jun 4, 2009
| 9:05 AM
(WGN-AM)- A Chicago woman became the fourth person in the state to die of the H1N1 swine flu a day after she gave birth, officials said Wednesday.
The latest death was a 20-year-old woman from Chicago who died Saturday at the University of Illinois...
| Jun 17, 2009
| 8:07 PM
(WGN-AM)- A recent high school graduate was charged with 16 felony counts today as a result of an auto crash in St. Charles last weekend that left an 18-year-old passenger in his sport-utility vehicle dead.
Kane County Judge James Hallock set bail at...
| Jul 22, 2009
| 8:45 AM
(WGN-AM)- In a legal gambit to save his life, Brian Dugan may plead guilty as early as Tuesday to the 1983 murder of 10-year-old Jeanine Nicarico of Naperville, the Tribune has learned.
A source said that defense attorneys are planning to tell DuPage...
| Jul 28, 2009
| 2:38 PM
CHICAGO -- Brian Dugan pleaded guilty today to the kidnapping, rape and murder of 10-year-old Jeanine Nicarico of Naperville, a brutal crime that has rocked the community for more than a quarter century and helped spark death penalty reform in Illinois....
| Jul 28, 2009
| 9:35 PM
(WGN-AM) - It took nearly an hour Tuesday for the DuPage County prosecutor to tell the heartbreaking, 26-year-old story.
Some in the audience wiped away tears as State's Atty. Joseph Birkett solemnly described the fingernail scratches 10-year-old Jeanine...
| Jun 28, 2010
| 4:32 PM
With Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan reportedly investigating Lollapaloozaâs exclusivity clauses in artist contracts, restricting when and where festival bands can play competing shows in the Chicago area, here are a few more pieces of information Iâ...
| May 18, 2009
(WGN-AM)- Sister Marie Marot appeared in full habit Monday morning for the beginning of her trial on a traffic violation charge stemming from a fatal accident.
Over the objection of prosecutors, a Kane County Judge Ronald Matekaitis ruled Friday that she...
| May 19, 2009
(WGN-AM) - A Kane County jury found a 24-year-old nun not guilty of running a red light moments before a fatal crash at an Elgin intersection in 2007.
The jury acquitted Sister Marie Marot, a member of the Fraternite Notre Dame order, after a two-day...