| Jun 17, 2011
| 9:07 AM
A man reportedly linked by DNA to the vicious slayings of two young girls in a Lake County park pleaded not guilty today to the murder of a 20-year-old Navy petty officer found dead in her barracks room.
Former Marine Jorge Torrez, a onetime Zion...
| 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 9, 2011
| 4:32 PM
The Daily Herald reports: Just when Lake County Fielders officials thought their troubled season couldn't get any worse, they are left trying to explain the early-inning suspension of a home game (Friday) over claims they provided inferior baseballs for...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Anywhere else, the tale of Bennie Starks would be unbelievable. In 1986, Starks, then 26, was convicted of rape and battery in an attack on a 69-year-old north suburban woman who identified Starks as her assailant. The best available scientific......
| Jun 2, 2011
| 12:15 PM
Illinois education officials today unveiled plans to build a virtual network that would give teachers on-the-spot access to everything from lesson plans to student progress reports.
The open-source technology system comes with help from the private...
| Apr 11, 2011
Some people travel on the cheap with websites that allow you to swap homes anywhere in the world. WGN's Lourdes Duarte has been looking into that.
Think of it as on-line dating, only with referrals. It was scary at first, but now it's what people do....
| Jul 4, 2012
| 10:17 AM
Several lanes of eastbound I-94 near north suburban Zion were closed late this morning after a semi truck carrying a box trailer rolled over, according to Illinois State Police officials.
The single-truck crash at about 10:44 a.m. south of Russell Road...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 5:09 PM
Representatives of striking Zion-Benton High School District 126 teachers and staff are scheduled to resume contract talks with district officials at 9 a.m. Friday, a union official said this evening.
Negotiations will resume at 9 a.m. Friday in the...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 4:46 PM
Although no agreement had been made by Friday evening, dozens of striking teachers and staff picketing at Zion-Benton High School District 126 schools for a second day are trying to remain optimistic.
But the marathon negotiating sessions —...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 1:36 PM
Lake County Coroner officials will have to use DNA evidence to positively identify a man who died after an early morning fire in his Zion apartment, officials said today.
The fire was reported at about 3:11 a.m. Saturday at the Park Trails Apartments,...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 7:04 PM
The death of a woman whose body was found in a wooded area near a Zion train station is being investigated as suspicious, the Lake County coroner said tonight.
People walking in the area of 2501 Eden Avenue, which is in Edina Park in Zion, found the...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 11:46 AM
Lake County authorities are investigating the apparent murder of a Wisconsin woman whose body was found with multiple stab wounds in an industrial park in far north suburban Zion on Sunday.
Lake County Coroner Artis Yancey identified the victim Tuesday...