| Dec 5, 2014
| 9:18 PM
A University of Virginia student's harrowing description of a gang rape at a fraternity, detailed in a recent Rolling Stone article, began to unravel Friday as interviews revealed doubts about significant details of the purported attack. The fraternity...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 3:00 PM
An atheist group's banner near a Nativity scene in Arlington Heights has been repaired, according to the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Tom Cara, president of the atheist group's Chicago chapter, said the 3 1/2 by 7 foot vinyl banner that read "Are...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:17 PM
A $2,000 reward is being offered after an atheist banner installed to counter a Nativity scene was vandalized again in an Arlington Heights park, officials said Monday.
"We're very disappointed, obviously, that this would happen in a very progressive...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Suburban Chicago police have arrested three male juveniles for taking the heads off statues of Mary and Joseph in the garden of a Catholic church during the weekend, officials said on Wednesday.
One of the three was heard yelling "Long live Satan!" while...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Twenty-five protesters were arrested Monday after they chained themselves to doors and a flagpole at the Oakland Police Department headquarters.
The demonstrators were protesting killings by police in New York and Missouri, including the slayings of...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 6:24 PM
A Westmont man with a reported history of mental illness who authorities said had a cache of weapons and "thousands of rounds" of ammunition at his home was charged Friday with vandalizing a Lombard synagogue.
John White, 40, of Tartan Lakes Drive,...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 8:02 AM
The following items were taken from police reports:
A sidewalk near Wallingford Park was damaged with blue spray paint sometime between Oct. 14 and Oct. 21.
Catalytic converters were stolen off of three cars parked in a commuter lot at the Belmont...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 12:57 PM
DuPage County prosecutors say they are seeking to revoke bail of the man charged with vandalizing a west suburban synagogue because he told his mother he planned to "shoot Jews."
The bail petition was filed during the arraignment Monday of John White,...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Employees and clergy at a synagogue in Lombard were still a bit shaken Wednesday after the west suburban temple was vandalized in an apparent hate crime.
"They’re still a bit rattled," said Rabbi Andrea Cosnowsky of Congregation Etz Chaim, 1710 S....
| Sep 19, 2014
| 2:29 PM
For the second time in four months, Wilmette authorities are looking for answers after someone broke into Baker Demonstration School and stole 26 laptop computers and vandalized classrooms, officials said.
According to Wilmette police reports, someone...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 3:25 PM
The following items were taken from Winnetka police reports.
Red marker was used to deface a pedestrian tunnel wall in the 100 bloc of Green Bay Road on Nov. 17.
Company electronic business files belonging to a company in the 1000 block of Green Bay...