| Mar 5, 2013
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...
| May 7, 2013
| 6:33 PM
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...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 11:12 AM
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....
| Jun 23, 2013
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,...
| Sep 28, 2012
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...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 4:44 AM
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...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 10:05 AM
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...
| 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...