| Jul 15, 2011
| 9:45 AM
Prosecutors said this morning a former North Chicago police officer offered a friend $400 to kill the man's girlfriend.
Devin Bickham Sr. paid Cardell Taylor half the money upfront before the killing of Chervon Alexander Monday night in a parking lot...
| Apr 29, 2012
An unusually large number of Illinois public high school students — at least 1 out of 10 juniors — received extra time or other help to boost their scores on the ACT, including high achievers at some of the state's elite schools.
| Oct 1, 2010
| 4:32 PM
The poet Robert Frost famously defined home as âthe place where, when you have to go there. They have to take you in.â Gov. Pat Quinn suggested another definition Wednesday during a post-debate news conference when reporters pressed him on......
| May 12, 2011
| 4:36 PM
A teenager who allegedly ranked females in a list on Facebook by their physical appearance has been arrested, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune. The 17-year-old, whose name isn't being released because he's a minor, is a former student of Oak...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 9:05 AM
WASHINGTON—Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois has given the White House the names of four Chicago area lawyers he would like to see appointed to the federal court bench in Chicago, the senator’s office said Wednesday.
There now are three...
| Apr 5, 2011
Today on WGN Morning News we played the 'Playboy Playmate Challenge' with Crystal McCahill!
Crystal was Playboy`s Miss May 2009. She was born in River Forest, IL and currently lives with other Playmates at the Bunny House, across the street from the...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 5:34 PM
Southern Illinois senior Jeneva McCall of Dolton won her third NCAA throws title Thursday, taking the hammer in the championship meet at Des Moines, Iowa.
McCall, a Thornridge grad, had the two longest throws of the competition, with a winner of 225...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 2:17 PM
Nancy Marie Haragan, founding executive director of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, died Sunday of metastatic melanoma at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
The Canton resident was 60.
"Reflecting on all she's done for the arts community made me realize...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 5:14 PM
A judge set a $50 million cash bail today for a River Forest man accused of sexually abusing two children for more than a decade.
Robert Gaskill, 63, was arrested Thursday by memers of the River Forest police and the West Suburban Enhanced Drug and...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 7:48 AM
On the surface, the Cook County Forest Preserve District seems like the perfect place to zipline. Or climb up a rope course. Or sled down a hill. After all, it has 68,000 acres of (mostly) natural forests, fields and rivers from which to embark on such...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 7:58 AM
Your ears are in for a treat at the Illinois Storytelling Festival, Saturday September 24th at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. Tellers from many cultures will share their talents with family audiences in the afternoon & adult audiences...