| Apr 14, 2011
| 9:13 AM
Former Bears quarterback Bobby Douglass was arrested in Lake Forest Wednesday night and charged with felony criminal trespassing to a residence and criminal damage to property, prosecutors said.
Douglass, who was quarterback for the Bears from 1969 to...
| Aug 3, 2010
| 11:46 AM
On July 12, Kenneth and Beth Pollard sold their home at 474 McCormick Drive in Lake Forest, Ill., to Mark A. Pasquella. Pasquella bought the home for $2,050,000.
Ken G. Pollard is a managing director at Atlantic Trust's Chicago office. He received his...
| Aug 30, 2010
| 11:38 AM
CHICAGO -- Police are investigating allegations that a 3-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a 12-year-old boy on a school bus.
The incident, part of which was captured by bus surveillance-cameras, allegedly happened Friday afternoon. The 12-year-old...
| Nov 12, 2010
Eight of 10 public high school juniors in Illinois weren't considered ready for college classes in all subjects based on ACT testing last spring -- and many students missed the mark even at posh suburban Chicago schools that graduate some of the state's...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 3:54 PM
Three religious scholars reflected upon oneness, humanity and compassion with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on Monday, capping the Tibetan spiritual leader's fifth visit to Chicago.
The rabbi, pastor and Muslim scholar shared their thoughts with the...
| Nov 4, 2011
Bad notes, old song in 'Janie Jones'
In "Janie Jones," the guitar-slinging pre-teen girl with the long black hair is 15-year-old Abigail Breslin, a little tougher-looking since her "Little Miss Sunshine" debut but sporting the same appealing mixture of...
| Nov 4, 2011
Punk rock dads open up
In the documentary "The Other F Word" the word implied in the title is fatherhood; the film takes a look at the seemingly contradictory transition into middle age for men who are in a working rock band and also trying to settle...
| Nov 4, 2011
'Silenced' is harrowing
A recent hit in Korea, "Silenced" ("Dogani") is based on a true story in which administrators at a school for deaf children received extremely light penalties for sexually abusing their young charges.
In the film, a teacher (Gong...
| Sep 23, 2011
For nearly a decade, public schools in Illinois and around the country have struggled to meet federal academic standards and have been considered "failing" when too many children flunked achievement tests.
In Illinois alone, more than 90 percent of...
| Dec 12, 2011
For years Pete Schaefer was an executive at McDonald's Corp., jetting back and forth to booming markets in Asia. Today, he runs the Northern Illinois Food Bank, and a road trip to Rockford counts as a notable departure.
Going from a multibillion-dollar...
| May 17, 2011
| 6:14 AM
After over a year exploring the Upper Peninsula, Kelly is excited to experience all the "lower half" has to offer. She joins the FOX17 news team as a Reporter. Originally from Lake Forest, Illinois, Kelly was most recently a reporter and anchor at WLUC-...
| May 27, 2011
| 7:14 PM
Question: There's an increasing debate within the Catholic Church on the issue of mandatory celibacy for priests. I last discussed this subject with my regular group of train commuters: one Catholic (myself), one Jew (whose father and grandfather were...