| May 27, 2011
| 6:04 PM
As beaches officially open this weekend, health officials are using cutting-edge computer systems, frequent water testing and even specially trained dogs to monitor water quality and keep Lake Michigan safe for swimming.
Communities across the country...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 2:01 PM
Stanley Fields resigned after just a year as superintendent of a suburban Cook County school district where he was put on leave, faced with firing and ultimately required to apologize to the community. Still, he walked away with a $100,000 severance...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 3:23 PM
About 20,000 homes and businesses served by Commonwealth Edison Co. were without power this afternoon in the wake of severe thunderstorms that pelted the Chicago area with golf ball-size hailstones, disrupted Metra service for hours in the far northern...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 3:54 PM
A Chicago teenager who police believed accidentally killed another teen from Chicago during a fight at an Indiana beach turned himself in this afternoon to authorities in Laporte County, officials said.
Kevin Kennelly, 17, was pronounced dead just before...
| Mar 5, 2011
| 12:47 PM
Just 11 students make up the entire 7th grade in Lake County's Rondout School District 72, where the lone school has but 161 students.
The cost to taxpayers: $23,449 per child, the highest of all elementary districts in Illinois, the most recent data...
| Oct 25, 2010
| 12:39 PM
The Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office arrested two suspects last week, and believe they may be serial burglars. The two have already confessed to 50 burglaries in the last month alone.
They say thousands of dollars in stolen property was found....
| Oct 30, 2010
| 7:19 PM
Bill Smith sends this warning to Florida's teachers, students and parents: If you think indoor-air quality in public schools is bad now, just wait a few years.
It could get a lot worse, said Smith, president of the state group representing school-...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 3:28 PM
At least seven deaths in the Chicago area may be connected to the winter storm.
Man pullled from lake
A man's body was pulled from Diversey Harbor early this morning at the height of the storm, several hours after rescuers ftried to find him to pull...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 4:02 PM
A driver suspected of shooting at another car on U.S. Interstate 80 last week was arrested this afternoon after firing at a semi during a police chase in Montgomery County, Ind., officials said.
Police began chasing the suspect's car -- a stolen Dodge...
| Aug 20, 2011
| 9:39 AM
Looks like Chicagoland is going to get some rain today, but the worst parts of it look like they'll only affect the northern reaches of the metropolitan area.
The National Weather Service issued severe thunderstorm warnings for McHenry County, Lake...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 3:36 PM
The body of a 23-year-old Valparaiso University student was found today in Lake Michigan one day after he was last seen swimming in high waves at Porter Beach, Indiana officials said.
The body of Rayan Sami A Bochari was found at 4:30 p.m. after U.S....
| May 13, 2009
From her quiet ranch near Lake County's Sugarloaf Mountain, Sandi White is working to find homes for her pointy-eared friends. She isn't rescuing typical pets such as dogs and cats. Instead, the 55-year-old animal lover has an established adoption...