| 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...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 2:24 PM
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-...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 11:50 AM
Gregory Flesher once ran for mayor in Waukegan, owned a contracting company and headed the playground committee at an elementary school. But he was mentally ill on the day he set a fire that destroyed the vacant Salvation Army Building, according to a...
| 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...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 8:06 AM
Best Buy announced last month that it would be closing 50 of its retail stores in the U.S. but stopped short of identifying them.
The company has now revealed the specific locations slated for closure — one of which is in Western Washington.
| Mar 13, 2013
| 7:37 AM
A daughter, Evelyn Marie Anderson, was born to Max Anderson and Caitlin Cox of Boyne City on Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Charlevoix Area Hospital. Evelyn weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces at birth. Grandparents are Thomas and Kathy Zatorski of Suttons Bay,...
| 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-...
| 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...