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  • Book review: 'Hot Pink' by Adam Levin

    Book review: 'Hot Pink' by Adam Levin
    Hot Pink Adam Levin McSweeney's Books: 211 pp., $22 In the nine years it took Adam Levin to write his 1,030-page novel "The Instructions" (2010), he was also publishing short fiction. Those pieces, plus a few more, are gathered in the trim collection...
  • Omarr's Daily Astrological Forecast July 6, 2011

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Brian Van Holt was born in Waukegan, Ill., on this date in 1969. This birthday guy currently appears in the recurring role of Bobby Cobb on the series "Cougar Town." Holt previously starred in the TV shows "John From Cincinnati" and...
  • Indeed.com adds resume search

    Indeed.com adds resume search
    A new resume search claims more than 42,000 job hunters in Chicago. Indeed.com launched its open resume search Sept. 14, but the site has been taking resume uploads since February, including imported LinkedIn profiles. For now, the search at indeed.com/...
  • Ex-Illini Richmond pleads guilty to gun charge, gets probation

    Ex-Illini Richmond pleads guilty to gun charge, gets probation
    Jereme Richmond, the Waukegan basketball phenom whose rise was derailed by college struggles and a criminal case, received 18 months of probation today after pleading guilty to unlawful use of a weapon, his attorney said. The Lake County court...
  • Rivera conviction overturned

    The Illinois Appellate Court has reversed the first-degree murder conviction of Juan Rivera Jr., who was found guilty in three jury trials of the 1992 murder of 11-year-old Holly Staker. Rivera was convicted for the third time in 2009 despite DNA...
  • Lake County prosecutors delay dropping murder charge against man in '94 slaying

     Lake County prosecutors delay dropping murder charge against man in '94 slaying
    Ten days after announcing murder charges against a man whose DNA matched blood found at the scene of a 1994 slaying at a Waukegan appliance store, a Lake County prosecutor asked a judge today for more time to do paperwork before dropping the charges...
  • Take Metra to your biking getaway

    Take Metra to your biking getaway
    Prices at the fuel pump putting a crimp into your getaway plans? Leave your gas guzzler in the garage and take a close-to-home minivacation by train and bike. The McHenry County Prairie Trail passes within blocks of the downtown Metra station in...
  • Quinn signs crime victim bills

    Quinn signs crime victim bills
    Police soon will be required to notify crime victims of their rights within 48 hours under a measure Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Monday. Surrounded by children attending a day camp at St. John Bible Church in the Austin neighborhood, a center of gang-...
  • Rivera released after nearly 20 years in prison

    Rivera released after nearly 20 years in prison
    Nearly 20 years after he was imprisoned, Juan Rivera walked out of Stateville Correctional Center and into a throng of jubilant family members Friday evening after he was exonerated in the murder of a Waukegan baby sitter. His release came less than...
  • 2 tied to false confessions now instruct cops on investigating

    2 tied to false confessions now instruct cops on investigating
    Hoping to prevent bungled police probes and prosecutions like those that have plagued Illinois' legal system, state lawmakers mandated the creation of a class to certify officers as "lead homicide investigators." But one of the teams being paid tax...
  • 20 years later, Holly Staker murder case reopens

    20 years later, Holly Staker murder case reopens
    As Juan Rivera enjoyed newfound freedom this weekend after being cleared in the murder of 11-year-old Holly Staker, Waukegan police reopened the 20-year-old case that became the latest to unravel with the emergence of DNA evidence. Rivera, 39,...