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  • Snowfall hits north and west suburbs, advances to downtown area

    Snowfall hits north and west suburbs, advances to downtown area
    The first winter storm of the season is moving in fast and has hit the north and western suburbs with a fury as downed power lines were reported in McHenry County.  Around 5 p.m., ComEd officials said more than 24,000 people were without power, most...
  • Democrats can't agree on successor to Jesse Jackson Jr.

    Democrats can't agree on successor to Jesse Jackson Jr.
    Democratic leaders spent four hours Saturday listening to 16 candidates audition for the party's endorsement to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., but were unable to solidify behind one contender.   After 90 minutes of deliberations, South Side...
  • Plains join 30 music acts at Fort Lauderdale's inaugural Block x Blog festival

    Plains join 30 music acts at Fort Lauderdale's inaugural Block x Blog festival
    When Plains' frontman Michael McGinnis is working, he's holed up in the recording pit of Honor Roll Music, a studio-warehouse in Little Haiti. His 6-foot-3 frame is hunched over three side-by-side monitors, his eyes staring at the screen's mixing software...
  • Suspect in custody after doctor found stabbed to death

    Suspect in custody after doctor found stabbed to death
    Police have a suspect in custody in the stabbing death of a retired doctor, and the violent attack of his wife. James Goldenstein, 81, was found dead in his Kankakee home early Friday morning. His 81-year-old wife Betty was critically injured when she...
  • Kankakee murder trial begins with cameras in court

    Kankakee murder trial begins with cameras in court
    Cameras rolled in the courtroom as a murder trial began Tuesday in Kankakee County criminal court.  It is the first time live cameras were allowed in any court case in the history of Illinois. Opening statements in this historic trial began at 1:30 p.m....
  • Crime scene techs testify at Jones' murder trial

    Crime scene techs testify at Jones' murder trial
    Two crime scene technicians testified on Thursday at the Demetrious Jones murder trial in Kankakee. This is the first murder trial where cameras have been allowed inside the courtroom in Illinois' history. At Thursday's hearing, a Kankakee City Police...
  • Late-winter snowstorm slams Central Illinois, not Chicago

    Late-winter snowstorm slams Central Illinois, not Chicago
    Chicago appears to have dodged the worst of an early-spring snow system that is dumping six to 10 inches on Central Illinois, according to the National Weather Service. But according to State Police Sunday night, motorists traveling in Kankakee,...
  • 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...
  • 2 found dead after West Rogers Park fire: 'I can't believe this'

    2 found dead after West Rogers Park fire: 'I can't believe this'
    Carol Szynal last heard from her ex-husband Gary Brown on Monday, in a text message about how much he was looking forward to a vacation in San Francisco. A day later, Brown and a woman who shared a West Rogers Park apartment were found stabbed to death...
  • Rainy start to cool weekend in Chicago

    Rainy start to cool weekend in Chicago
    Fall weather will arrive in Chicago this weekend, with cooler temperatures mixing with rain. After a cloudy start to the day today--with some rain hitting the south part of the region--the sun came out this morning. But things will start changing this...