| 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...
| 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 “...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| May 15, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Two men and a woman were accused of stealing $16,000 worth of cellphones and tablets from a McKinley Park Radioshack Wednesday afternoon. The trio was caught, county prosecutors said, after the getaway vehicle got a flat tire.
Anthony Sanchez, 43, and...
| 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....
| May 18, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Four people were ordered held in lieu of bail Saturday on felony armed robbery charges after police in Niles say they followed a woman home from work Thursday and robbed her outside her garage.
A 34-year-old Niles woman told police that she had returned...