| 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...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 12:10 PM
The Illinois Tollway should scale back its proposed 35-cent increase in tolls to a more modest 15-cent increase, tollway Director Bill Morris said today.
The tollway has a balanced budget and enough projected cash flow within its current rate structure...
| Aug 20, 2011
| 12:17 AM
The Illinois Tollway's proposal to nearly double tolls has attracted standing-room-only crowds at public hearings and prompted a show of force by labor unions, contractors and engineers, many of whom stand to benefit from the agency's $12 billion...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 3:52 PM
The Illinois Tollway board today approved a plan that would nearly double tolls to pay for an ambitious $12.1 billion program of expanding and building highways.
Basic I-Pass toll rates will rise from 40 cents to 75 cents, with those who use cash...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 4:13 PM
A Lake Villa man was killed and his 9-year-old daughter critically injured when their motorcycle collided with a car in Lake County on Saturday evening, authorities said.
Justin McBride, 29, was driving his motorcyle north on Illinois Route 59 with his...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 5:40 AM
Recordings of 911 calls are raising the question of whether state Sen. Suzi Schmidt sought to use her political clout to influence Lake County authorities during several domestic disturbances with her husband.
After quarreling with her husband and...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 6:49 AM
Two former high-ranking law enforcement officers in Lake County, Illinois are now teaching police to be "lead homicide investigators," even though both men have been called out for questionable interrogation tactics.
In 1992, Former Waukegan police...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...