| Jan 6, 2012
| 10:50 PM
Ending nearly 20 years in custody, Juan Rivera walked out of prison today hours after authorities said they will not challenge an appellate court’s reversal of his murder conviction in the 1992 slaying of 11-year-old babysitter Holly Staker....
| Jan 24, 2011
| 4:32 PM
We're going to press with one less candidate for mayor...... Langdon D. Neal, Chairman, Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago, referring to the printing of ballots for the Feb. 22 elections If Rahm Emanuel is restored to......
| Jul 6, 2011
| 4:32 PM
UPDATED July 6: The Freedom From Religion Foundation in Madison, Wisc., has weighed in with a letter to Blue Island officials (.pdf) (text below) Civil-rights activist Rob Sherman of Buffalo Grove, our area's most relentless defender of the metaphorical...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 4:26 PM
Boynton Beach commissioners gave interim City Manager Lori LaVerriere a pay raise this week--she???s now bringing in $140,000. LaVerriere replaced long-time former City Manager Kurt Bressner, who left June 30 with a pay of $168,299. Mayor Jose Rodriguez...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 4:32 PM
It was almost exactly 20 years ago that another school in Lake Forest District 67 was hit by a principal-related controversy -- a test-fixing scandal dubbed "The Nighty Nightmare" after the signature farewell of Cherokee School principal Linda Chase to......
| Sep 13, 2010
| 8:54 AM
October 15-Love INC of Lake County will be celebrating at their annual Dinner Gala and Auction with live music and fellowship honoring God, our faithful churches, volunteers and the lives our Lord has transformed. Come and find out how Love Inc is working...
| Sep 17, 2010
Mary Ellen Hintz has not made it any secret that she has Stage IV breast cancer. She is bald from the chemotherapy treatments that started in June, but has largely carried on with life as usual.
So she was surprised when she went to renew her apartment...
| Sep 17, 2010
| 1:07 PM
Chicago Area Family-Friendly Fall Fun
Summer is gone and the kids are back in school. But that doesn't mean family fun has to fall by the wayside! Younger children not yet in school still need to be entertained, and the school-age kids have free time...
| Oct 6, 2010
| 3:20 AM
A man described as mentally unstable stopped his pickup truck in rural, out-of-the-way spots in Illinois and Indiana on Tuesday morning, randomly asking strangers questions about honeybees before opening fire, wounding a farmer and construction worker and...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 5:54 PM
Police in Lake County want to talk to people inside a white pickup truck seen in the area where a horse was shot between the eyes.
The body of Lady May Z was found in a farm pasture near Lowell, Ind., Tuesday night.
She was supposed to race the next day...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 5:54 AM
Divers returned to West Loon Lake in Antioch this morning to search for a 62-year-old man who jumped into the lake as he and another man were boating, officials said.
The missing man was with a 69-year-old man on a pontoon boat Thursday afternoon when...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 10:01 AM
A Joliet toddler swimming in a family pool and a northwest Indiana teen reveling in Lake Michigan are the latest victims in a spate of summer drownings that has doctors concerned.
Ten children have drowned in the metro since June 14, according to data...