| May 21, 2014
| 6:30 AM
California-based Main Street Films has pacted with Hong Kong investment fund Crown Brand Corporation to acquire films for distribution in Greater China.
The two will also co-produce family oriented and romantic comedy films and television productions...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 6:07 PM
Nearly 20 years have passed since prominent Waukegan businessman Fred Reckling was beaten to death in his appliance store.
But for family, friends and former employees assembled at the Lake County courthouse Tuesday for the start of the trial of...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Steve Mills and Dan Hinkel report: More than two decades after 11-year-old Holly Staker was raped and murdered in one of Waukegan’s most contentious criminal cases, DNA evidence from her case has been matched to a potential suspect in a......
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Writers, artists and historians have long pondered what it means to be Mexican. Now science has offered its answer, and it could change how medicine uses racial and ethnic categories to assess disease risk, testing and treatment.
The broadest analysis...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 3:13 PM
The fate of Hezekiah Whitfield, on trial for the murder of a Waukegan store owner in 1994, hinges largely on whether jurors believe DNA evidence and witness testimony put him at the scene of the crime.
The jury is now deliberating the case after four...
| May 10, 2014
The Times points out many of the flaws in legislation (SB 1381) proposed in the California Senate that would require the labeling of food produced with certain "genetic engineering" techniques ("Base food labeling on fact, not fear," Editorial, May 5)....
| May 8, 2014
| 6:41 PM
After waiting for justice for nearly five years , Jahmeshia Conner’s mother came to court Thursday to see with her own eyes the man accused of violently ending the fifth-grader’s life.
Rene Valentin-Matos had been extradited from a small...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 11:39 AM
Bail was set at $2 million today for a Cook County Jail inmate facing new murder accusations after DNA evidence and a witness linked him to the slaying of a 64-year-old man in the South Shore community in 2010, police said.
Anthony Wells, 19, is charged...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced Wednesday that he was reopening the investigation into the 1991 rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Dixmoor, a controversial case that sent five teens to prison before they were cleared by DNA evidence.
| May 8, 2014
| 5:08 AM
Chicago police had always suspected that the man who raped and killed 12-year-old Jahmeshia Conner was part of the fabric of a small section of Englewood where she lived with her mother and four siblings.
But, with almost no leads, the 2009 case went...
| May 6, 2014
| 5:59 PM
A hundred people, or 25 teams, spent several hours brainstorming, programming, designing and launching mobile applications over the weekend at a three-day hackathon in Burbank called Game+Hack 2014.
Co-hosted by the YMCA, the city of Burbank and...