| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:17 PM
A nephew of former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley today began serving his 60 day sentence after pleading guilty to one count of involuntary manslaughter, officials said. Richard Vanecko, 39, turned himself into McHenry County officials where he began serving...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Two men charged in connection with unrelated homicides and arrested in Las Vegas appeared in McHenry County Circuit Court today, and one indicated he will post bond to get out of jail, authorities said.
Michael Romano was charged last month with first-...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Nanci Koschman had spent almost a decade waiting for this moment.
After a sleepless night, she sat in a Rolling Meadows courtroom Friday fighting back tears as Richard “R.J.” Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard Daley, turned to face...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 7:00 PM
The eighth-grader had just left his middle school lunchroom when he said he exchanged a few words with another student, who then attacked him "out of the blue."
According to the account of both the eighth-grader, Omid Babakhani, and police, the other...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 1:10 PM
A middle school student has been charged as a juvenile with aggravated battery and a hate crime following a fight at a northwest suburban school that left a student with broken collarbones, police said.
The student at Hannah Beardsley Middle School in...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:54 AM
Illinois regulators have come out with proposed requirements for opening medical marijuana grow centers and dispensaries — and they come with a steep price tag that advocates say could be costly for consumers.
For dispensaries to sell the pot,...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:05 PM
A Harvard man pleaded guilty today to stabbing his estranged wife "multiple times" in the head.
Jose Enriquez-Hernandez, 46, had been out of jail on bond on a charge of aggravated domestic abuse against his wife at the time of the 2012 attack, which the...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 11:25 AM
A man who stole a private ambulance from a Rockford hospital parking lot Wednesday afternoon was arrested several hours later in northwest suburban Belvidere after the ambulance was found ditched in McHenry County, police said.
Paul Chandler, 51,...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 5:42 PM
Drivers in fatal crashes will be less likely to get a special kind of probation under a new law that went into effect this year.
The law is the latest to limit when judges can use the probation, called court supervision, which is widely popular...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Expressing frustration over being thwarted again by the Winnetka Village Council in their efforts to install a netted safety backstop at New Trier High School's baseball field, school district officials said Monday they plan to investigate whether they...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:37 PM
A McHenry County judge ruled Wednesday that school officials violated the law by building 51-foot-tall bleachers on the Crystal Lake South High School football field last fall without going through the city's zoning process.
But he stopped short of...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 7:28 PM
Marilyn Murphy went to Lake County Jail to see her son. What she saw was an image of him on a television screen.
She visited with her 22-year-old son while she sat in an empty room and he sat in a jail pod in another part of the building.