| Aug 9, 2012
| 5:31 PM
One of three Aurora siblings who admitted to criminally neglecting their elderly mother was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday by a Kane County judge who called the woman’s deteriorated condition “horrific and disturbing.”...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 2:59 PM
DuPage County prosecutors are seeking to revoke the bond of a minister awaiting trial on charges that he bilked members of his church.
Judge Blanche Hill Fawell today set a July 10 date for the bond revocation hearing for Howard Richmond, 51, of...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 5:47 AM
The three young workers sank into a funnel of corn that pulled them down like quicksand toward the bottom of the giant grain bin.
Wyatt Whitebread, 14, started screaming as the kernels moved past his chest, up his chin and over his head within a matter...
| Aug 6, 2011
I heard that the recent deluge set the record for the wettest day in Chicago history, but wasn't the storm July 17-18, 1996, with nearly 17 inches of rain, wetter?
—Nancy Vickers, Aurora
Being from Aurora I can understand...
| Jun 20, 2012
On a recent steamy holiday weekend, customers at a discount grocery store in Evanston loaded their carts with bags of chips, boxes of cookies, 2-liter soda bottles and jugs of fruit punch, among other items, then paid for it all with food stamp credit....
| Jul 7, 2012
| 11:31 AM
The apparent drowning of a 52-year-old Aurora man in the Fox River yesterday evening appears to be accidental, police said today, although the death investigation continues.
According to the initial investigation, Gene Autry Pryor of the 900 block of...
| Jun 8, 2011
Jeff Gilbert has no military experience, but he can empathize with veterans who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction.
Gilbert faced the same battle with addiction — a battle that led him to help others through Hope for Tomorrow, a nonprofit...
| Apr 3, 2012
Q: I have the original clipping for Abby Mandel's "Winter minestrone with squash" recipe printed in the Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, Home & Garden section of the Chicago Tribune. I have made this wonderful soup many times, but I have always been confused by the...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 9:12 AM
A single-engine aircraft fell to the ground shortly after takeoff today in Aurora with no reported injuries, officials said.
According to an e-mailed press release from Dan Ferrelli, the director-public information for the City of Aurora, the plane...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 3:13 PM
An Aurora woman was found not guilty of murder late this afternoon in the stabbing death of her boyfriend at her apartment in 2010.
The verdict was handed down by Kane County Judge Timothy Sheldon at the conclusion of a bench trial that began last week....
| Jun 28, 2012
| 8:12 AM
If you're looking to add the freshest fruits, vegetables, baked goods, cheeses and flowers to your dinner table, look no further than in your own backyard. Don't see a farmers market near your town listed below?
Check out the Illinois Department of...