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  • Suspect in '92 slaying of Niles West student held in Los Angeles

    Suspect in '92 slaying of Niles West student held in Los Angeles
    Investigators long suspected Robert Rocco Serritella in the 1992 strangulation of Skokie teenager David Chereck, but they said they never had enough evidence to prove he did it — until now. Authorities arrested Serritella, 71, at his home in Los...
  • Obamacare teeters on a typo

    Remember how Democrats rushed into passing President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act back in 2010 while they still had the votes? Now health care for millions teeters on a typo. The fate of ACA, also known — thanks to clever conservative...
  • Proposed Mission Hills development debated for 8 hours

    Proposed Mission Hills development debated for 8 hours
    The potential impact on flooding, property values and open space were among the issues that brought hundreds of people to a meeting that stretched on for eight hours about a proposed Northbrook-area housing development. The proposal, headed by...
  • Feds trying to extradite former Chicago comptroller Amer Ahmad from Pakistan

    Feds trying to extradite former Chicago comptroller Amer Ahmad from Pakistan
    Federal authorities are trying to extradite former Chicago comptroller Amer Ahmad from Pakistan to face sentencing in a bribery scheme in Ohio he took part in before coming to work for Mayor Rahm Emanuel.  Ahmad fled in April to Pakistan, where he was...
  • Man gets 38 years for near-fatal, double knife attack

    Man gets 38 years for near-fatal, double knife attack
    After apologizing Friday for brutally attacking the mother of his young daughter and the woman’s then-boyfriend last year while they slept, nearly killing both of them, Jimmy Bell was sentenced to 38 years in prison. "I wasn’t raised that...
  • Alarcon conviction is the latest in string of residency prosecutions

    Alarcon conviction is the latest in string of residency prosecutions
    With their convictions this year, two Los Angeles politicians face prison time for a crime once seen as nearly impossible to prosecute. Former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon was found guilty this week of perjury and voter fraud for lying...
  • Shia LaBeouf court case put off while lawyers work on plea deal

    Shia LaBeouf court case put off while lawyers work on plea deal
    Shia LaBeouf appeared in a New York City court on Thursday but didn't stay for long as his attorney and the prosecutor told the judge they were trying to work out a deal in his disorderly conduct case. The case was put off until Sept. 10, the Associated...
  • Quinn hits Rauner on gun safety

    Quinn hits Rauner on gun safety
    With the spotlight still on his troubled 2010 anti-violence grant program, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn turned to the topic of gun rights Thursday, accusing Republican challenger Bruce Rauner of putting the public at risk by refusing to support a statewide...
  • Federal appeals court grants stay to Arizona death row inmate

    Citing several “flawed executions” this year, including one that left an inmate struggling for breath, a panel of federal judges on Saturday stayed the July 23 execution of an Arizona man until the state turns over information about the...
  • Ex-Bear Avellini hires investigator in DUI case, lawyer says

    Ex-Bear Avellini hires investigator in DUI case, lawyer says
    The attorney for former Chicago Bears quarterback Bob Avellini said he has hired a private investigator to look into details of his client’s blood-alcohol test as Avellini awaits trial on a felony DUI charge. During a court appearance today,...
  • Man recently convicted in 1994 murder 'didn't get away with it after all,' victim's friends say

    Man recently convicted in 1994 murder 'didn't get away with it after all,' victim's friends say
    In the weeks after Lynne Friend disappeared, those who loved the Hallandale Beach woman tried everything they could think of to find her. Fearing she had been murdered, they made scores of phone calls, passed out thousands of fliers bearing her...