| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Days after an Orlando police officer was indicted in a February shooting in an Orlando parking garage, officials have not revealed why he is facing charges and why other officers who opened fire will not.
The indictment charging Officer David Johnston...
| Aug 6, 2014
Michelle Nathan used to sneak up behind her mom and hold her in the tightest of bear-hugs.
Then, she would say, "Mommy, tell me I'm beautiful."
Nathan wouldn't let go until her mom, Kay Shukwit, said those magic words.
It's been 10 years since...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:09 PM
A handcuffed prisoner from the Elgin Mental Health Center who escaped from a state vehicle Wednesday morning was captured eight hours later after he hailed a cab in Elgin, ending a manhunt that kept the community on high alert much of the day.
| Jul 28, 2014
| 1:59 PM
An Elgin Mental Health Center prisoner who managed to escape from custody earlier this month is due back in court next week for a fitness status hearing, a judge ordered Monday.
Jesse Vega, 33, also identified in court records as Jesse Ortiz, was...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:48 PM
A South Elgin motorist is accused of firing a gun from his car -- across the body of his wife seated next to him in the passenger seat -- and hitting another vehicle during an apparent road rage incident on I-355 last week, according to DuPage County...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 1:40 PM
Former state Rep. Keith Farnham pleaded not guilty today to federal charges he knowingly transported child pornography.
Farnham, 66, a Democrat from Elgin who faces a four-count indictment, appeared in the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse to enter his plea before...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:23 AM
A former state lawmaker who is accused of trading child pornography online has started collecting a state pension of nearly $15,000 a year — an amount he bumped up by purchasing credit for time he didn't work.
Ex-Rep. Keith Farnham, an Elgin...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 2:26 PM
An Evanston man was sentenced today to 10 years in prison in the 2011 beating death of another man who claimed to want to kiss him during a party they both attended, authorities said.
Ricardo E. Munoz, 38, of the 1200 block of Dodge Avenue, pleaded...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 3:03 PM
A Lincolnwood man was drunk and had been racing another driver on the Edens Expressway at speeds above 100 mph before he rear-ended a car driven by a Minnesota man, killing him, prosecutors said.
Jose L. Colon, 21, charged with murder, aggravated DUI...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 6:35 PM
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...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 3:45 PM
The former head of school security at Niles North High School in Skokie has been sentenced to 24 months probation and ordered to pay court fee and fines of $609 after he pleaded guilty to stealing electronic equipment from the school and selling it on...