| Apr 22, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Jurors who will decide whether Jorge Torrez should be executed for killing a sailor in 2009 will hear more evidence Wednesday tying him to the stabbing deaths of two young girls in Zion in 2005, brutal killings that were followed by a troubled...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 10:51 AM
A Waukegan man has been charged with strangling his wife and disabled 17-year-old daughter before injuring himself by cutting his wrists, authorities said.
Anthony Marcus, 53, was ordered held on $5 million bail at the Lake County Jail on murder...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 7:23 PM
More than two decades after 11-year-old Holly Staker was raped and killed in what became one of Lake County's most contentious prosecutions, DNA evidence from her 1992 case has been matched to a potential suspect in a second slaying that took place nearly...
| May 2, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Ever since the Illinois General Assembly passed a law in 2007 mandating a “moment of silence” to begin each classroom day in public schools I’ve been informally collecting reports from students, parents and teachers about how this vague,...
| May 29, 2014
As an international nonprofit, Habitat for Humanity has made its name helping people with financial challenges move from renting to homeownership.
The organization was one of the more prolific homebuilders during the depths of the recession, offering...
| May 17, 2014
| 9:46 PM
A 40-year-old Skokie man was arrested at 12:37 a.m. May 2 on Route 41 at Route 60. He was charged with DUI and improper lane usage. In addition, he had his license suspended for six months for not completing required blood-alcohol testing.
| May 16, 2014
| 5:02 PM
A security guard at a Lake County branch court has been charged with felony aggravated battery after authorities allege he pointed a cigarette lighter shaped like a gun at a sheriff’s deputy and said, “See, I could have shot you.”...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A Waukegan man was arrested yesterday in connection with the assault of a female jogger on the North Shore Bike Path in Libertyville earlier this month, authorities said.
Denilson Martinez-Rodriguez, a 21-year-old Honduran man living in Waukegan, has...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 3:42 PM
The following items were taken from police reports.
A 47-year-old Chicago woman was arrested on June 23 at 3:07 p.m. in the 600 block of North Rand Road and charged with stealing $84 in merchandise.
A water heater and two air conditioners valued at...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 10:20 AM
They lifted their heads as the first round of fireworks kissed the night sky.
A year ago, my two youngest daughters, 6 and 4, stood in the Hamden Plaza parking lot, along with one of their two older sisters. Though we were a mile away from where the...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:17 AM
As if downed trees and flooded viaducts aren't enough, Monday night's severe storms have derailed swimming at Chicago's 27 beaches today, as well as in some North Shore communities.
The heavy rains required opening the locks in both Chicago and...