| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:08 PM
Highland Park police are investigating whether an 18-year-old was “huffing” from compressed gas canisters or similar intoxicants before she crashed her father’s car into a family on Labor Day, killing a 5-year-old girl.
| Jun 4, 2012
| 1:28 PM
A former Lake County Fair director was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in the driveway of his home in unincorporated Lake County Friday morning, officials announced Monday.
Harry Dahms, 68, of the 14000 block of Russell Road, was the victim...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 11:43 AM
Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died. He was 91.
Bradbury died Tuesday night in Los Angeles,...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 8:53 AM
Science fiction author Ray Bradbury, whose imagination yielded classic books such as "Fahrenheit 451," "The Martian Chronicles" and "Something Wicked This Way Comes," has died at 91, his publisher said Wednesday.
Bradbury "died peacefully, last night, in...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Ever since he used to hitch a ride to school in his cousin's Ford in Belleview, Ill., Wayne Chadderton has nurtured a desire to have an old Ford of his own. "However,' he explains, "college and life got in the way."
After Chadderton retired in April...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 11:50 AM
After nearly two decades of opposition, Northfield trustees last night approved an agreement with the state to widen a stretch of Willow Road from two lanes to four.
Trustees voted 5-1 on an intergovernmental agreement with the Illinois Department of ...
| Sep 28, 2012
As local activists honored Mayor Rahm Emanuel this week for brokering a deal that scuttled two coal-fired power plants in Chicago, three women gathered around a dining room table in suburban Will County couldn't help but feel left out.
For nearly two...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 2:24 PM
Police soon will be required to notify crime victims of their rights within 48 hours under a measure Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Monday.
Surrounded by children attending a day camp at St. John Bible Church in the Austin neighborhood, a center of gang-...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 11:50 AM
Gregory Flesher once ran for mayor in Waukegan, owned a contracting company and headed the playground committee at an elementary school. But he was mentally ill on the day he set a fire that destroyed the vacant Salvation Army Building, according to a...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 4:44 AM
Bank regulators on Friday closed the Waukegan Savings Bank in the far North suburb.
Two branches are re-opening as First Midwest Bank.
Customers will automatically be switched over with deposits still insured by the Federal Deposit...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 10:05 AM
Sarah Gumm was trying to change Rylan Koopmeiner’s diaper on a wooden table in her Waukegan home when the 3-month-old baby became fussy and the 33-year-old babysitter became frustrated, prosecutors contend.
“She put the baby down on the table...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 4:47 AM
Paul Ryan's journey from congressman to vice-presidential candidate was cloaked in secrecy worthy of a big-screen thriller.
In the culminating scene, Ryan -- policy wonk, statistics nerd, father of three -- crept through the woods behind his Wisconsin...