| Apr 11, 2014
Cris Mazza is nothing if not candid. In her 17 volumes of fiction and essays over the past three decades, Mazza — a longtime professor of creative writing at the University of Illinois at Chicago — has set a high standard of frankness, in...
| May 30, 2014
| 9:48 AM
The following items were taken from Naperville police reports:
Two women tried to steal two bottles of liquor from a store in the 1500 block of North Route 59 about 12:08 a.m. May 27. The cashier confronted them and told them not to return.
| Apr 2, 2014
The fight for the Republican nomination for Will County sheriff may not be over.
Absentee and provisional ballots counted by Will County election officials Tuesday increased Ken Kaupas' lead by one vote over Nick Ficarello. Kaupas picked up an...
| May 15, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Aurora Police are investigating a new lead in the case of Timmothy Pitzen, who disappeared three years ago at age 6 after his mother withdrew him from class at his elementary school and then committed suicide.
A woman in the far northern Illinois town...
| May 1, 2014
| 10:35 AM
An Aurora man already serving prison time in the 2011 kidnapping of a woman in River Forest has been sentenced to 35 years in another kidnapping and beating of a woman earlier the same day, authorities said.
Tracy S. Taylor, 46, of the 2400 block of...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 9:14 AM
Supporters of the renovation of the Wheaton Grand Theater are mourning the loss of a man whose vision guided much of the efforts to preserve the historic movie house and others around the country.
Ray Shepardson, 70, of Wheaton, died on Monday night...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 12:24 PM
An Aurora youth who authorities say took part in a gang-related shooting as a 15-year-old was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison, Kane County prosecutors said.
Ryan N. Fingers, 16, of the 500 block of North Root Street, pleaded guilty to...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 2:17 PM
A fundraiser will be held this Saturday to raise money for the three children of a Romeoville native who was found strangled in her Aurora apartment earlier this year.
Heather Jacobi, 32, was found dead on March 29. Her former boyfriend, Jose Loera,...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Two Chicago men have been charged with arranging a sexual encounter involving two 15-year-old girls, an allegation DuPage County's chief prosecutor called "appalling."
A DuPage judge set bail today at $500,000 each for Demarcus Feltus and Laburron...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:37 AM
Click on the image above to view an interactive map of suburban farmers markets.
1-5 p.m., July 9-Sept. 10, at West Aurora Plaza, 1901 W. Galena Blvd.
2:30-6:30 p.m., July 10-Aug. 28, at Our Lady of...
| May 24, 2014
| 6:43 PM
CHARLESTON, Ill. — Unlike last season, when Lincoln-Way East rode a thrilling show by nine-time state champ Aaliyah Brown to the school's first state girls track team title, this year the Griffins relied on a collective effort.