| Aug 13, 2012
| 4:47 AM
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...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 12:21 PM
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...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 10:13 AM
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-...
| May 24, 2013
| 11:36 AM
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...
| May 8, 2013
| 4:53 AM
Midway Airport has received a reprieve from possible overnight closures of its air-traffic control tower, U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski said Tuesday.
The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce on Wednesday that 72 airports, including Midway,...
| May 1, 2013
| 1:44 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- A renewed push to greatly expand gambling in Illinois surfaced today, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel threw his weight behind a plan the state Senate quickly approved.
Like two previous bills that Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed, the latest...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 4:03 PM
Basketball rosters and 2012-13 schedules for Illinois-Chicago, Loyola and Northern Illinois:
Kelsey Barlow*/Sr. /6-5/200/Indianapolis
Daniel Barnes/Sr. /6-2/168/Oak...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:53 AM
The son of former Chicago Bears Coach Mike Ditka was arrested early Sunday and charged with aggravated DUI after a bottle of Hydrocodone was found in his car early Sunday about a block from his Deerfield home, authorities said.
Mark E. Ditka, 49, was...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 10:41 AM
A bargaining session was scheduled for noon today between teachers and officials in North Shore School District 112, where teachers have gone on strike amid contract disputes.
Classes at elementary and middle schools in Highland Park and Highwood were...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 1:47 PM
Employees of Keller Williams Realty offices in Burbank, Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge are enlisting in an effort to send donations to military personnel serving our country abroad.
The public is asked to bring donations such as personal-care items...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 3:33 PM
The USC Trojan Guild of Los Angeles welcomed Glendale resident Richard H. Dekmejian, professor of political science and director of the Institute of Armenian Studies at USC, as its guest speaker at the first fall meeting on Oct. 4 in the Davidson...