| Jan 7, 2012
Nearly 20 years after he was imprisoned, Juan Rivera walked out of Stateville Correctional Center and into a throng of jubilant family members Friday evening after he was exonerated in the murder of a Waukegan baby sitter.
His release came less than...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 12:45 PM
Every Valentine's Day for the past seven or eight years, Roseann Szalkowski and Barb McMillan walked into the DuPage County Clerk's office to ask for a marriage license, and every year the answer was the same: no.
Today, promptly at 8 a.m. when the...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 5:24 PM
Funnel clouds were reported early tonight as a strong storm blew through south of Chicago from Illinois into Indiana.
About 6:50 p.m. a tornado warning was issued for southeastern Cook County, northern Lake County in Indiana as well as northwestern...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 11:53 AM
Gambling opponents today called for Illinois to ban casino interests from making political campaign contributions and for Gov. Pat Quinn to veto a pending casino expansion bill.
Common Cause, a government watchdog organization, released a report saying...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 6:43 AM
A 39-year-old Volo man died Friday night in a snowmobile accident in Wauconda.
The man hit a cable gate just east of the intersection of Fairfield Road and West Lake Fairfield Lane (north of Gossel Road) in Wauconda about 9:50 p.m. on Friday, according...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 12:19 PM
Jereme Richmond, the Waukegan basketball phenom whose rise was derailed by college struggles and a criminal case, received 18 months of probation today after pleading guilty to unlawful use of a weapon, his attorney said.
The Lake County court...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 8:14 PM
A truck-car crash tonight on the Tri-State tollway near the Wisconsin state line left one person dead, authorities said.
The crash also closed the northbound lanes of the tollway for a little while just before 8 p.m. near the mile marker 1, just south of...
| Nov 5, 2009
You have to love the sidewalks.
They are neatly laid out in right angles, a conventional concrete grid that would fit in perfectly in the most cookie cutter of suburban subdivisions.Except that there is no subdivision.
The sidewalks stretch out into...
| Jun 25, 2009
Searching for a beautiful and fragile natural habitat for a nice eco-tourism jaunt? If you can't make it to a rain forest, consider the ravines of the North Shore.
A defining geological feature of the north suburban lakefront, the ravines do far more...
| Oct 28, 2009
Half of Illinois' best nursing homes -- those rated four or five stars by the federal government -- have been cited at least once since 2001 for misusing psychotropic drugs, and some violations involved injuries and deaths, the Tribune has found.
| Apr 10, 2009
Indigent and under-insured patients are turning to Cook County's Stroger Hospital after not getting fully treated at non-profit hospitals, swamping the cash-strapped public facility while fueling the county's sky-high sales tax, a Tribune investigation...
| Sep 8, 2008
A Hammond school band teacher faces child molestation charges for allegedly having sex with one of his 14-year-old students repeatedly at the school over 10 months.
Forty-one-year-old James Ciammetti, of Oak Lawn, Illinois, was charged yesterday with...