| Mar 25, 2011
| 6:45 AM
A woman pulled from a retention pond on the Harper College campus in Palatine died from drowning in an accident, the Cook County medical examiner's office determined today following an autopsy.
Victoria Auer, 64, of the 2400 block of Yarrow Road in...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 5:05 AM
As of 6 a.m. today, about 5,800 ComEd customers were still without power, according to a company news release. Of those, 5,000 were in Chicago.s
The company expects all power to be restored by mid-day today. Officials late Wednesday night said crews...
| May 21, 2012
| 12:07 PM
A Hoffman Estates man was sentenced to 35 years in prison Monday after he pleaded guilty to sexually molesting and videotaping young boys at his home.
John Agresta, 45, of the 1800 block of Huntington Court, was convicted during a hearing in Cook...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 2:05 PM
A homeless man from Mount Prospect has been charged with luring a 12-year-old Springfield girl into sending him nude pictures of herself after they became friends earlier this year on Facebook, police said.
Jonathan Pascolini, 23, is charged with...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Authorities have charged two Elgin teenagers as adults in the June 7 shooting death of a 16-year-old boy.
Elgin police gang-unit officers on Monday night arrested Ricky Moreno and Mario A. Williams, both 15, in connection with the death of Nestor A....
| Dec 2, 2011
| 9:28 AM
A Chicago-area man already in prison for carjacking and bank robbery now faces federal charges for escaping from custody two years ago and robbing a bank before he was recaptured a day later.
A U.S. grand jury returned a five-count indictment against...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 12:15 PM
A 19-year-old Hanover Park woman pleaded not guilty today in Cook County Circuit Court during an arraignment on charges that she killed a newborn baby she delivered in a restroom at a Streamwood Salvation Army store.
Jessica Cruz, of the 2000 block of...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 4:58 PM
Charging that no one cared about the baby who was left home alone and accidentally died of suffocation after falling into a pile of clothes, a Cook County prosecutor asked for a lengthy prison sentence Tuesday for the grandmother who was legally...
| Jan 25, 2012
Bryan Anderson is not ordinary, he’s extraordinary. I had the chance to meet him when he first came home from the Army and through the years has become my friend. Here’s a guy that I am amazed by everytime I talk to him and who’s...
| Dec 27, 2011
A Rolling Meadows teen, who was reportedly visiting his grandmother in Mexico, was found dead in the trunk of a burned-out car.
Alexis Marron, 18, and two other young men were supposed to drop off a gift for his girlfriend, but they never showed up. On...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 12:45 PM
A 21-year-old Hoffman Estates man who drove intoxicated, causing a crash in Arlington Heights that killed his 20-year-old passenger last fall, was sentenced Monday in Cook County Circuit Court to four years in prison.
Jay Yi, of the 600 block of Alhambra...