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  • Body found slain in Kankakee was missing Army vet

    Body found slain in Kankakee was missing Army vet
    Kankakee officials have identified a body found two years ago in a field near a rural subdivision as a former Chicago man missing since 2008, authorities and the man’s family said today. Ray J. Acklin, whose family said grew up in Chicago and...
  • Growing Plains

    Growing Plains
    Plains isMichael McGinnis (from right), Max Johnston, Jorge Gonzalez Graupera and Jorge Rubiera. Photo by Eric Bojanowski. The dark eyes of the bearded, 6-foot-3-inch Michael McGinnis peer out from tortoise-shell glasses as he sips on Jameson at...
  • Kankakee County man dies after single-car crash

    Kankakee County man dies after single-car crash
    A 43-year-old Kankakee County man has died after a single-car crash earlier this week near Momence, Illinois State Police said today. Lamont Watson of St. Anne was driving alone northbound on 12000 East Road in a 1997 Buick LeSabre about 11:10 p.m....
  • Chicago, RTA set sights on tax dodge

    Chicago and the Regional Transportation Authority on Tuesday filed the first of what are expected to be numerous lawsuits brought against other Illinois municipalities and businesses to halt a "tax avoidance kickback scheme'' that is allegedly diverting...
  • Barbra Streisand furnishes her design taste

    Barbra Streisand furnishes her design taste
    Barbra Streisand, a well-educated student of antiques and vintage decorative arts, has finally declared a major: "Eighteenth century American furniture and the design of the architects Greene and Greene are my special love," she says. Think of it as a...
  • Beaches in Chicago, Evanston To Be Closed Saturday Due to Storms

    Beaches in Chicago, Evanston To Be Closed Saturday Due to Storms
    (WGN-AM)- Beaches in Chicago and Evanston will be closed Saturday after Friday's heavy storms prompted the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District to open the Wilmette locks and discharge runoff into Lake Michigan. "The skies just opened up and dropped...
  • Reid's Obama apology: Post-racial land?

     
    by Mark Silva, on Saturday, updated noon EST Sunday We suppose it's sadly inevitable, in the land that is not quite post-racial America, that we're learning, in retrospect, about how some of the white powers of the nation viewed the......
  • Tornadoes hit Peoria, Streator, Dwight, Kankakee County

     
    A couple in Streator supports one another while looking at heavy damage done to their home by Saturday night's tornadoes. (WGN-Ch.9) Dan Villarreal stepped outside his trailer home in Dwight and looked to the sky. It was 9:18 p.m. and calm, at least for...
  • Quinn declares Kankakee County state disaster area

     
    Gov. Pat Quinn has declared Kankakee County a state disaster area following storms and tornadoes that tore through central Illinois last week.That makes the total number of counties with that designation five. The others are LaSalle, Livingston, Peoria...
  • Heavy Rain Hits Chicagoland

    (WGN-AM) - Many communities around Chicago are cleaning up after storms Wednesday night. Some of the areas hardest hit include Northwest Indiana and Rockford. Commonwealth Edison reported 8,000 customers without power as of 5 a.m., with more than half of...
  • Tornadoes rip through central Illinois

    Tornadoes rip through central Illinois
    The storm sirens went off Saturday night as Janet Kresl sat in the living room of her house in Dwight, watching the news. The sirens often sounded with little consequence, so she didn't think much of it. Kresl rose to go to the kitchen but didn't have to...