| Jul 19, 2011
| 5:43 PM
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...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 4:41 AM
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...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 1:43 PM
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....
| Aug 21, 2011
Dozens of companies doing business in the Chicago area are routing their sales through small outlying municipalities with low sales tax rates, siphoning tens of millions of dollars from city and suburban taxing districts.
These companies, ranging from...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 7:00 AM
5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Greg Jarrett
6:09 a.m. Yesterday Greg Jarrett heard from renegade Illinois Tollway Board member Bill Morris, who opposes the proposed 87% fare hike and supports a more modest increase. Today, he’ll speak with Kristi Lafleur,...
| Aug 20, 2011
| 6:30 PM
Two Otto Township firefighters were injured this afternoon when the truck they were riding in overturned during a crash on Route 45 in Kankakee County, officials said.
Shortly after 2 p.m., an Otto Township fire truck was southbound on Route 45/52 near...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 10:10 AM
The National Weather Service this morning issued a hazardous weather outlook for the Chicago area and other parts of Illinois that warns of strong to severe thunderstorms that could produce isolated tornadoes.
The storms are coming in two waves.
| Aug 29, 2011
| 10:45 PM
A Calumet City man was killed when his motorcycle crashed into the rear of a stopped car in Kankakee County, state police said.
The motorcyclist's passenger was also injured, but not critically, authorities said.
Killed was Anthony J. Perry, 54,...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 6:44 AM
The Cook County jail guard who was being held in that facility on rape charges has been transferred to another jail for his own safety, authorities said today.
Robert Buchanan, 45, was charged with predatory criminal sexual assault in connection with the...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 6:27 PM
A contract worker for the Illinois Department of Transportation who was standing in a Will County road construction zone after getting out of the piece of heavy equipment he was driving died this morning after a truck also working on the project backed...
| May 11, 2011
| 7:31 PM
The Chicago area basked today in its second summerlike day in row, but severe thunderstorms hit parts of the Chicago area as the National Weather Service warned of storms with hail and with winds of more than 60 mph.
The storms had moved east out of the...