| Jun 27, 2011
| 5:00 PM
The wife of imprisoned former Governor George Ryan has been in the hospital since Friday and is in "grave" condition, according to Ryan's lawyer.
Lura Lynn Ryan, who was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, is in Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 12:19 PM
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| 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...
| 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,...
| Aug 31, 2011
Federal authorities on Tuesday charged the recently re-elected mayor of far southwest suburban Channahon with failing to file four years of federal tax returns.
Joseph Cook, 45, allegedly failed to report more than $250,000 of income from 2005 to 2008,...
| Aug 26, 2011
It can take years for people with cerebral palsy, autism, schizophrenia or Down syndrome to find trusted physicians to oversee their health. Now, families and advocates say, those medical relationships are being threatened as Illinois rolls out a new...
| 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 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 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 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...
| Oct 29, 2011
| 7:50 PM
KANKAKEE — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. said Saturday night he expects to be “vindicated” in a House ethics probe looking at his involvement in trying to secure President Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat from then-Gov. Rod...