| Aug 3, 2011
| 7:58 AM
By Jim Gorzelany
Economic woes and double-digit unemployment are being blamed for a rash of staged auto accidents by criminals against unsuspecting motorists to line their pockets through fraudulent insurance claims.
Ten people were...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 9:15 AM
A Cook County judge upheld the firing of a Des Plaines police officer accused of using excessive force, city officials announced on Monday.
The ruling last week by Judge Sophia Hall overturns an arbitrator's decision this past May that stated Officer...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 12:17 PM
A Des Plaines man was sentenced to two years in prison for striking a man in the head with a dumbbell.
Nicholas Ungureanu, 22, of the 2000 block of Touhy Avenue, was found guilty last month of aggravated battery in Cook County court. His associate,...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:53 PM
Des Plaines Community Consolidated School District 62 board President Brenda Murphy recently was recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education and given the 2013 Thomas Lay Burroughs Award for her service.
"It's quite an honor to receive this...
| Nov 19, 2013
Plainfield's credit rating was recently upgraded by the Standard & Poor's financial services company, and village trustees lauded their staff at Monday's meeting for helping pull the town out of the red and into the black.
"This change alone will reduce...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:44 PM
There are many organizations assisting victims of the tornadoes in central Illinois. Here are a few of the many ways to help:
The American Red Cross has opened shelters in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Red Cross vehicles are also...
| Nov 18, 2013
The following items were taken from police reports:
•Cash and jewelry were stolen after a door was pried open in a home on the 1100 block of West Crescent Avenue on Nov. 8.
•A garage door was damaged in an attempted burglary...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 10:42 PM
Leaders in Chicago's Filipino-American community are organizing fundraisers to help in the aftermath of a powerful typhoon in the Philippines last week that killed an estimated 10,000 people.
Donations will be collected starting at 6 p.m. Monday at...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:34 PM
Permit applications for carrying concealed handguns in Illinois may not be available until after the first of the year, but signs telling visitors to keep their guns outside are starting to pop up at businesses and government buildings in the near...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:49 AM
Earlier this year, educators throughout Illinois braced for more rigorous standardized testing that would likely show plunging passing grades. Now that school report card data is available from the state, near northwest suburbanites are getting their...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:54 PM
A Cook County judge has found two Des Plaines men guilty of aggravated battery for attacking a man with a dumbbell, but acquitted them on charges of attempted murder and home invasion.
Nicholas Ungureanu, 22, of the 2000 block of Touhy Avenue, and Bryan...