| Apr 30, 2014
| 11:26 AM
The Palatine man charged with killing 14-year-old runaway Amber Creek in 1997 pleaded not guilty to intentional homicide in a Wisconsin courtroom this morning, according to online court records.
James Eaton, 36, could face a mandatory life sentence if...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:44 PM
A truck driver from Chicago who died in a crash Monday night near Palatine had a heart attack, an autopsy shows.
The semi truck traveling on Lake Cook Road near Old Hicks Road at 7:25 p.m. Monday veered off into a ditch and struck a fence, said Cook...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 12:29 PM
A northwest suburban community college is making it impossible for northwest suburban motorists to escape the ubiquitous selfie.
Harper College in Palatine launched a contest this month encouraging this year's graduates to submit self-taken photos...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:05 AM
A key Democratic state senator said Thursday he will seek a vote Tuesday on his controversial plan to ask voters to amend the state constitution to replace Illinois’ flat-rate income tax with a graduated tax based on the amount of income earned....
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Letters to the editor from Arlington Heights, Northbrook, Palatine, Park Ridge, Skokie and Glenview.
Student athlete unions
This is in response to university student athletes wanting to unionize. Friends of mine can attest to the fact that when I...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 7:21 PM
Robert Creek slept through the night for the first time in years after police recently told him they had made an arrest in the killing of his 14-year-old daughter.
Since 1997, the year she went missing, the Palatine father has lived with grief, anger...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Northwest suburban leaders told residents Monday to ignore a letter that indicates they will be forced to enter a two-year contract with ComEd.
Erroneous letters have been mailed to tens of thousands of residents who are a part of the local electrical...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 4:19 PM
The Palatine man charged with killing 14-year-old runaway Amber Creek in 1997 sat impassively, head bowed and hands behind his back, as a prosecutor described the brutal nature of her death in a Racine County courtroom Wednesday.
James P. Eaton, 36,...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:56 PM
The brutal murder of a 14-year-old girl had gone unsolved for so long that when investigators heard there might be a suspect — and that the news came out of an Oklahoma cold case project — they were stunned.
Hunters had found the partially...
| Apr 8, 2014
There are bishops and there are bishops. Indeed, the Diocese of Little Rock had four of them before a priest named Andrew McDonald came out of Savannah, Ga., to become the fifth, and Lord willing there will be many others to come after. Yet when people in...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:16 AM
A probationary employee of the Cook County medical examiner’s office was fired after the remains of a train accident victim got separated and released to two different funeral homes, officials said.
The action was taken after the office...