| Dec 25, 2013
| 1:14 AM
The use of a stolen credit card in Milwaukee helped U.S. marshals nab a north suburban man who police say went on a weekend carjacking spree in Chicago and caused a crash that killed an 11-year-old boy.
Rockie Douglas, 34, was waiting for food at a...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 4:33 PM
I approve of what Terry Cosgrove says, but I will fight to the death against the way he says it. Pardon my corruption of Voltaire’s famous saying. It’s inspired by a new round of political attacks from Personal PAC, the......
| Feb 3, 2013
| 4:33 AM
Part of an occasional series Commenter ID: Occam's Razor Real name: Russ Gender: Male Age: 53 Occupation: Former structural engineer, turned full-time stay-at-home-dad (by choice), turned airline pilot Family info: Married for 29 years (we're thinking...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 9:07 AM
North Chicago police and the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the deaths of two young children from the same family within four months, police announced.
Six-month-old Desire Thompson died on Dec. 28 last year and her half-brother,...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 5:49 AM
A former pastor of a northwest Indiana megachurch will likely serve at least 10 years in prison for taking a minor across state lines for sex.
Jack Schaap, 54, of Dyer and Crete, says in his plea agreement with federal prosecutors that both he and...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 11:22 AM
On tonight's WGN News at Five, I'm taking my annual trip to the Lake County Fair in Grayslake.
We sat in on a "pig wing" eating contest (pigs DO fly, apparently) and met a now-famous heifer in the livestock area.
The fair is one of my favorite events to...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 2:17 PM
A Lake County man accused of downloading child pornography has been arrested as part of a statewide crackdown called “Operation Glass House” launched two years ago, Attorney Gen. Lisa Madigan announced today.
David Wayne McMurray, 52, was...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 3:41 PM
A 39-year-old man was pronounced dead this morning after he was involved in a three vehicle crash on the Tri-State Tollway this morning, Illinois State Police said.
The accident happened at 6:47 a.m. on the Tri-StateTollway (I-294) at mile marker 24 3/4...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 9:26 AM
A wrongfully convicted man who spent 20 years in prison for rape and battery had a happy final day in court today as Lake County officially dropped the last charge in a case that dates back to 1986.
"I don't even have any words. I am overwhelmed with...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 10:13 AM
The new prosecutor in Lake County is dropping battery charges against a man who spent 20 years in prison, after being wrongfully convicted of rape.
After DNA evidence pointed away from Bennie Starks, he was cleared of charges that he raped a 69-...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 4:52 AM
A new study on guns seized by Chicago police shows that suburban gun shops are a main source of guns used in crimes in the city.
The research shows that some 29 percent of the guns recovered on Chicago’s streets between 2008 and the end of March...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 11:47 AM
Today is moving day for 18 smooth green snakes hatched and reared at Lincoln Park Zoo that are being relocated to a Lake County Forest Preserve.
The tiny, jewel-colored snakes are listed as an Illinois Species in Greatest Need of Conservation, and...