| Feb 24, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Arquilla Jones was driving home early Sunday morning after a visit with her sister when she stopped the car along the shoulder of the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290), officials and a relative said.
Minutes later, another driver, who authorities say was...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 4:29 PM
The Times on Tuesday released about 1,200 previously unpublished files kept by the Boy Scouts of America on volunteers and employees expelled for suspected sexual abuse.
The files, which have been redacted of victims' names and other identifying...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 12:48 PM
Illinois Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno was so enthused today in her endorsement of Mitt Romney for president that she flubbed his name.
The lawmaker from Lemont was on a conference call to announce that she and a half-dozen state senators...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 1:19 PM
A judge Thursday reduced the bail for a WheatonCollege professor accused of possessing child pornography but ordered that he would have to wear a GPS monitoring unit and be confined to his house should he post bond.
Donald Ratcliff, 60, had been held...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 6:21 PM
A 19-year-old Benedictine University student has been charged with trying to have sex with someone he believed was a 13-year-old girl he met on the Internet, authorities said today.
Andrew Franchett of the 5700 block of College Avenue, Lisle, has been...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 12:37 PM
A man with a history of mental illness was sentenced to 40 years in prison Monday for stabbing his mother to death and then defiling her body with household chemicals.
Robert Lyons, 39, had been found guilty last year of the March 14, 2008 first-degree...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 6:55 PM
In a long statement today to the judge who could send him to prison for life, Robert Lyons admitted stabbing his mother to death in 2008 and said he snapped after 27 years of verbal abuse from her.
The remarks came during a 45-minute statement the...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 12:10 PM
A Carol Stream man who drove his pickup into a freight train locomotive, killing his girlfriend, pleaded guilty today to aggravated driving under the influence.
In a plea deal with DuPage County prosecutors, Jeffrey S. Fisher, 40, admitted to being under...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 2:31 PM
A Carol Stream man was charged today with bank robbery in connection with a holdup that occurred in that community earlier this month, authorities said.
Stephen Bolf, 28, was arrested Thursday by Carol Stream police, according to the FBI.
| Sep 26, 2011
| 8:35 AM
State. Rep. Randy Ramey, the DuPage County Republican Party chairman, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor driving under the influence charge Monday court and was fined $1,750 and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.
Ramey, who became county...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 4:59 PM
Robert Lyons wanted his mother to pull strings to get him skybox seats for an Avril Lavigne concert, but when she refused, her son savagely attacked her and stabbed her to death, prosecutors said today on the first day of his murder trial.