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  • Tollway's job numbers from $12 billion program don't add up

    Tollway's job numbers from $12 billion program don't add up
    The Illinois Tollway this year will go full speed on a $12 billion construction program, touting it as a jobs generator that will put an estimated 120,000 people to work over 15 years. But while additional billions in increased tolls already are adding...
  • Man pleads guilty to being ringleader in Waukegan man's revenge killing

    Man pleads guilty to being ringleader in Waukegan man's revenge killing
    The ringleader of four people accused of beating and torturing to death a Lake County man pleaded guilty to murder today. Roberto Guzman, 25, of Waukegan, described in a statement in court how he planned the revenge killing of fellow Waukegan resident...
  • Death of man beaten by North Chicago police classified as homicide

    Death of man beaten by North Chicago police classified as homicide
    Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd has reversed his office’s ruling from “undetermined” to “homicide” in the case of a man who died after North Chicago police restrained him, hit him with batons and shocked him with a Taser....
  • Best Chicago stores for camping gear

    Best Chicago stores for camping gear
    It’s finally camping season. But before you pack up your car and head to the campgrounds, there are a few things you need to know to make sure this trip goes off without a hitch. The first rule of camping is to leave all your technology behind,...
  • Coal still a burning issue in Will County

    Coal still a burning issue in Will County
    As local activists honored Mayor Rahm Emanuel this week for brokering a deal that scuttled two coal-fired power plants in Chicago, three women gathered around a dining room table in suburban Will County couldn't help but feel left out. For nearly two...
  • FDIC takes over Waukegan bank

    FDIC takes over Waukegan bank
    Bank regulators on Friday closed the Waukegan Savings Bank in the far North suburb.           Two branches are re-opening as First Midwest Bank. Customers will automatically be switched over with deposits still insured by the Federal Deposit...
  • Prosecutors: Babysitter charged with murder slammed baby down on table

    Prosecutors: Babysitter charged with murder slammed baby down on table
    Sarah Gumm was trying to change Rylan Koopmeiner’s diaper on a wooden table in her Waukegan home when the 3-month-old baby became fussy and the 33-year-old babysitter became frustrated, prosecutors contend. “She put the baby down on the table...
  • Ryan's clandestine journey to Romney's ticket went from 'surreal to real'

    Ryan's clandestine journey to Romney's ticket went from 'surreal to real'
    Paul Ryan's journey from congressman to vice-presidential candidate was cloaked in secrecy worthy of a big-screen thriller. In the culminating scene, Ryan -- policy wonk, statistics nerd, father of three -- crept through the woods behind his Wisconsin...
  • Ex-Illini hoops player gets 8 days in jail, chance to play league ball

    Ex-Illini hoops player gets 8 days in jail, chance to play league ball
    Former Illini basketball player Jereme Richmond must serve eight days in the Lake County Jail, but he’ll still be able to join a Premier Basketball League team, a judge ruled today. The modification to Richmond’s probation for a weapons...
  • Man cleared of charges in rape case after 26 years

    Man cleared of charges in rape case after 26 years
    The new prosecutor in Lake County is dropping battery charges against a man who spent 20 years in prison, after being wrongfully convicted of rape. After DNA evidence pointed away from  Bennie Starks,  he  was cleared of charges that he raped a 69-...
  • Waukegan man killed in Aldi parking lot in Zion

    Waukegan man killed in Aldi parking lot in Zion
    A man was shot to death in a parking lot in Zion, according to police. Police said they responded about 4:35 p.m. Thursday to a 911 call for shots fired in the Aldi store parking lot in the 2800 block of Sheridan Road. Police found “a single...