| Jul 20, 2012
| 9:00 AM
The overnight shooting that left at least 12 people dead at a Colorado theater during the debut of the newest “Batman” was on the minds of movie-goers at a showing this morning in Chicago.
Before the 10 a.m. screening of “The Dark...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 8:01 PM
Julia Vojtsek was watching "The Dark Knight Rises" with her boyfriend, John Larimer, on Friday at the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo., when a gunman fired into the audience.
Larimer, a 27-year-old Navy sailor from Crystal Lake, immediately...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 5:44 AM
Within hours of the shootings at a Colorado movie cineplex, Greg Zanis was on the way from his Aurora, Illinois, home to the scene in Aurora, Colorado.
He was bearing 12 crosses to commemorate the victims, just as he has done for thousands of other...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 10:12 AM
Laureth M. May, an Aurora mother who disappeared with her three boys and a 17-year-old girl from Cicero, has been found and taken into custody in Florida, according to a release from the Town of Cicero.
Laureth M. "Laurie" May was reported missing by...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 9:56 AM
Laureth M. May, an Aurora mother who disappeared with her three boys and a 17-year-old girl from Cicero has been found and taken into custody in Florida, according to a release from the Town of Cicero.
Laureth M. “Laurie” May was reported...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 6:41 PM
Chicago police are investigating the death of a man who grabbed a security guard at a South Side L station on the Green Line this morning and was wrestled to the ground by onlookers.
The man, identified as Kevin Parks, 49, of the 800 block of Spring...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 5:31 AM
The Carmel Clay Schools Board appointed a new middle school principal at a meeting Monday.
The school board unanimously approved Todd Crosby to be the new Clay Middle School principal beginning July 1, 2012.
Crosby is an experienced middle school...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 10:26 AM
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn is renewing a push in Illinois to ban assault weapons in the wake of the killings at a Colorado theater that left 12 dead and dozens more wounded.
The Democratic governor also revealed plans today to propose a ban on...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 4:29 PM
A 32-year-old man who allegedly robbed a bank in unincorporated LaPorte County, Ind., led police on a pursuet that involved several police agencies from Indiana and Illinois and ended with the man being arrested in the garage of his Elburn home, according...
| May 8, 2012
| 11:49 AM
An Aurora man walking back into his home after a late night smoke was startled when a large animal believed to be a coyote lunged at him, biting and scratching his arm, police said.
The 47-year-old man told police he was on the side of his house in the...
| May 14, 2012
| 3:34 PM
An Aurora woman convicted of killing five teens in a drunken driving accident should get a new sentencing hearing because of vague language in Illinois DUI laws, her attorney told an appellate court panel Monday.
The three justices from the 2nd Appellate...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 4:06 PM
Police arrested almost two dozen suspected drunken drivers during the most recent “no-refusal” DUI enforcement action in Kane County, State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said today.
Eleven police agencies in the county, along with Illinois...