| Sep 17, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Capping two years of public conversation about a criminal case colored by race and class, a Lake County judge on Wednesday sentenced a woman to five years in prison for abusing inhalants behind the wheel of a luxury car before running over and killing a...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 11:15 AM
An empty sewage treatment plant in Highland Park will be demolished, a project that park district officials hope will free up a view of Lake Michigan and Millard Park beach below the bluff.
Officials said the work will begin after Labor Day, and...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:56 AM
The judge who found a Highland Park woman guilty of aggravated DUI for a crash that killed a 5-year-old girl won’t reverse his ruling, he announced today.
Carly Rousso understood when she inhaled a cleaning product that the act would impair her...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Facing a potentially lengthy prison term for inhaling keyboard cleaner before causing a crash that killed a 5-year-old girl in Highland Park, Carly Rousso has been making public appearances and tearfully apologizing for her crime.
| Sep 4, 2014
Evanston police made arrests for impaired driving and a criminal warrant, while issuing tickets for seat belt violations and other traffic citations during a Labor Day impaired driving crackdown.
One person was arrested for impaired driving, police...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Holidays are a lucky time for a treasure-hunting family from Sanford.
Last year on Labor Day, the Schmitts made national news when they pulled several pieces of a solid gold chain — more than 60 feet in all — from the water off the coast...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Frankfort residents will pay bigger electric bills this fall, but still less than they would with Commonwealth Edison, officials said.
Trustees voted Monday to stick with a consortium of more than 15 Will County communities that has chosen Illinois-...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Two weeks after a Mokena man died after falling off his bike, Will County Forest Preserve District police were out on the same bike trail reminding cyclists of trail etiquette and safety.
The safety campaign, which ran over the Labor Day weekend, was...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Check out festivals and events in August across the state. View events this coming weekend, or view the whole month's offerings by region below.
This list is organized by region.
(Including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford,...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 10:13 AM
Frankfort police have signed a new contract with the village that will provide them with a nearly 12 percent raise over four years.
The deal, which covers detectives and patrol officers, grants an initial 2.65 percent raise, followed by annual bumps...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 5:09 AM
Some Downers Grove residents urging local officials to protect a 19th-century home on the edge of the downtown area also are pushing for creation of a historic district.
Several spoke out at a recent village council meeting about the Victorian-style...