| Aug 15, 2014
| 8:03 PM
The following items were gathered from Oak Park police reports.
A 16-year-old boy, with tattoos on both arms, and three other boys on bicycles pushed a 13-year-old Oak Park boy off his blue and green bicycle on the 200 block of Chicago Avenue at 5:57 p....
| Aug 12, 2014
| 10:23 AM
A Berwyn woman whose teenage son was found dying outside a house crowded with hundreds of cats, dogs and birds was sentenced Monday to probation and barred from owning any animals, Cook County prosecutors said today.
Lydia Price, 52, was found guilty in...
| Aug 2, 2014
Online car insurance companies such as Progressive and Geico typically spend significantly less to land new customers than more traditional players such as State Farm and Allstate, a new report from William Blair & Co. says.
On average, insurers that...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 1:02 PM
The following items were taken from police reports:
Two Oak Park residents were robbed at gunpoint of cash, an iPhone and a flip phone, all valued at $500, in the 800 block of Mapleton Avenue at 9:10 p.m. July 16.
Two 21-year-old Chicago...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Fewer than 3 percent of the nation’s 6,730 banks are minority institutions, but that’s still a bigger percentage than a decade ago, according to a study released Monday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
The FDIC defines a “...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:13 PM
There’s no good place to get a speeding ticket, but where an Illinois driver lives factors into how much more vehicle insurance will cost for up to five years after a conviction, according to a new study released Monday.
A first violation...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:47 AM
A judge today delayed the sentencing of Lydia Price, a Berwyn mother whose disabled son died outside a home that contained hundreds of cats, birds and other animals.
A Cook County jury in May found the 52-year-old west suburban woman guilty of three...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 7:03 PM
A storm system that moved through northeast Illinois early Saturday morning dropped heavy rain, closing down Taste of Chicago for the day and flooding communities in the area's south and southwest suburbs. More rain is on the way tonight.
Because of the...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:24 PM
A Berwyn man has been arrested and charged in connection with a hit-and-run accident that killed a man riding his bicycle in Forest Park on Sunday.
Joel Mendoza, 21, was charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving death and...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:05 PM
An Oak Park man recently hired as a preschool teacher in the western suburbs has been charged with possessing and distributing child pornography, authorities said.
Richard Gertler was arrested after Berwyn police discovered he was trading pornographic...
| May 29, 2014
| 1:02 PM
A Cook County jury this afternoon found a 52-year-old woman guilty of criminal neglect and animal cruelty in a case that began when her mentally disabled son was found near death outside a Berwyn home authorities said was unhealthy and overrun by animals....