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  • Illinois police chiefs group president under investigation over helicopter program

    Illinois police chiefs group president under investigation over helicopter program
    Seven years ago, a small-town police chief launched a big dream to nab criminals and thwart terrorists from the air. Chief Timothy Swanson began a police helicopter program that initially drew raves. He secured six-figure federal grants. Nearly 100...
  • State police chief group suspends president amid criminal probe revelations

    State police chief group suspends president amid criminal probe revelations
    The president of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police has been suspended from his duties with the group after a Tribune article published today detailed a long-running criminal investigation into his actions. Timothy Swanson, who is also chief of...
  • 2 charged with growing nearly 1,500 pot plants in rural Kankakee

    2 charged with growing nearly 1,500 pot plants in rural Kankakee
    Two Chicago men face federal charges after a police plane spotted nearly 1,500 marijuana plants growing in Kankakee County. Gerardo Correa, 29, and Jose Haro-Gutierrez, 29, have been charged with possession of more than 1,000 marijuana plants with intent...
  • Week 6 schedule: Sept. 24-30

    Week 6 schedule: Sept. 24-30
    Week 6 – Sept. 24-30 All games 7:30 unless noted. THURSDAY, SEPT. 27 CHICAGO BIG SHOULDERS Prosser vs. Mather, 4:15 at Winnemac CHICAGO GREAT LAKES Westinghouse vs. Payton, 7:15 at Lane CHICAGO ILLINI LAND OF LINCOLN Phillips vs. King, 4:...
  • Week 8 schedule: Oct. 8-14

    Week 8 schedule: Oct. 8-14
    Week 8 – Oct. 8-14 All games 7:30 unless noted. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10 CHICAGO INTER-CITY 4 Urban Prep-Bronzeville vs. Crane, 6:30 at Lane Woodlawn vs. Tilden, 6:30 at Gately THURSDAY, OCT. 11 CHICAGO BIG SHOULDERS Amundsen vs. Taft, 7:15 at...
  • Farmers throughout Illinois now eligible for drought aid

    Farmers throughout Illinois now eligible for drought aid
    WASHINGTON — An announcement today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture means farmers in the entire state of Illinois are now eligible to apply for emergency assistance because of the drought. Fourteen more counties in the state were designated by...
  • Storms return as ComEd works to restore power for thousands

    Storms return as ComEd works to restore power for thousands
    While ComEd works to restore power to the thousands of customers who lost it during Monday's powerful storms, another storm has been slowly making its way in our direction. That new storm is strong enough that the National Weather Service has issued a...
  • Less damage than expected--but still a big storm

    Less damage than expected--but still a big storm
    It was promoted as a massive storm system with the potential to drop golf ball-sized hail and produce wind gusts of up to 75 mph. Conditions were ripe for tornadoes, forecasters said. But the thunderstorms that passed over the Chicago area Wednesday...
  • Weather Service: Yes, those were tornadoes

    Weather Service: Yes, those were tornadoes
    The storms that hit northern Illinois and northern Indiana this week spawned two confirmed tornadoes, the National Weather Service has determined. The more powerful of the two tornadoes hit 2-1/2 miles southwest of Shabbona, about 80 miles west of...
  • Chicago Crime Overnight Report

    Chicago Crime Overnight Report
    A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk. • The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued an alert for three children missing from the area of Kankakee, Illinois who may have been brought to South Florida. Artistic Fletcher,...
  • Low turnout in race to replace ex-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

    Low turnout in race to replace ex-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
    Chicago election officials report turnout is low in the primary election to find a successor to disgraced former Democratic U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. As of 1:45 p.m., turnout was about 11 percent among sampled city precincts, according to the...