| Dec 15, 2012
| 3:22 PM
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...
| Apr 19, 2013
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...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 4:53 AM
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...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 5:21 PM
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....
| Oct 25, 2012
| 10:55 AM
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...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 7:34 PM
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,...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 6:44 AM
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,...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 1:17 PM
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...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 4:18 PM
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...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 8:06 PM
EMINGTON, Ill. -- This tiny central Illinois town was at a loss Friday to explain why five newcomers, a man, woman and three young children -- one a baby -- were found shot to death a week before Christmas.
Livingston County police responded to a call of...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 10:27 PM
The worst snow this season hit the area about 10:30 p.m., and accumulations of between 3 and 5 inches have been reported across the region, weather officials said.
About 4.7 inches of snow accumulated near Midway Airport as of 8:40 p.m., said Jamie...