| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:28 AM
Following a federal court ruling, the Cook County clerk's office has issued more than 250 marriage licenses to same-sex couples wishing to wed under the Illinois' Marriage Equality law, officials said this morning.
According to a news release from...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:33 PM
An Archer Heights man died of cold-related causes late last week, making his the 27th cold-related death in Cook County this season, authorities said.
Saul Lopez, 50, was pronounced dead at 5:20 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Hospital, according to the...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 7:23 PM
A car carrying five fraternity brothers from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago plowed into an 18-wheeler in northern Texas Friday morning, killing two of the young men, officials said.
Dead on the scene following the 8:30 a.m. crash were the...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Three suburban men were ordered held today after they were charged with committing a botched New Year’s Eve robbery that ended in the death of a Berwyn man.
Eddie Garcia, Salvador Alvarado and Jonathan Ivory each face first-degree murder and...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 5:44 PM
A Berwyn man was shot and died Tuesday night in the west suburb, authorities said.
Jose Mendoza, 20, was found shot at a barber shop in the 2100 block of South Oak Park Avenue, and pronounced dead at Loyola University Medical Center at 11:07 p.m. on...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 2:18 PM
A northwest suburban man was ordered held in lieu of $300,000 bail Sunday after he allegedly tried to rendezvous with a 15-year-old girl he met online, only to discover that the girl was actually an undercover cop.
Heath T. Locum, 44, of the 700 block...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:28 AM
A man who was exonerated last month in an alleged 2002 rape at the Daley Center was briefly jailed Sunday because police thought he was an unregistered sex offender, according to his lawyer.
Russell Ainsworth, who represented Carl Chatman in his...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Illinois State Police removed Carl Chatman's name from the sex offender registry this morning, following notification that Chatman had been exonerated in an alleged 2002 rape at the Daley Center and, thus, should not have been on the website.
| Dec 7, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Tiesto: In the world of electronic dance music, this Dutch DJ and producer has been a dominant figure for a decade and a featured performer at the 2004 Olympics in Athens; he’s been rocking arenas ever since, 7 p.m. Friday at UIC Pavilion, 525 S....
| May 3, 2013
| 12:39 PM
Shoes: The Zion, Ill., band pioneered the do-it-yourself home-recording revolution in the ‘70s, and with three singers and songwriters have piled up a trove of melodically rich, guitar-driven pop-rock songs. The trio of Gary Klebe and Jeff and...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 7:52 AM
American Music Festival: The 33rd annual celebration of roots, rhythm and roll includes headlining sets by Dave Alvin, Jon Dee Graham and James McMurtry, and an undercard loaded with dance-friendly Creole and swing bands, 1 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday at...