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  • Man tied to 2 girls' deaths here pleads not guilty to slaying in Va.

    Man tied to 2 girls' deaths here pleads not guilty to slaying in Va.
    A man reportedly linked by DNA to the vicious slayings of two young girls in a Lake County park pleaded not guilty today to the murder of a 20-year-old Navy petty officer found dead in her barracks room. Former Marine Jorge Torrez, a onetime Zion...
  • Rob Sherman sticking around to continue to fight the good fight

     
    UPDATED July 6: The Freedom From Religion Foundation in Madison, Wisc., has weighed in with a letter to Blue Island officials (.pdf) (text below) Civil-rights activist Rob Sherman of Buffalo Grove, our area's most relentless defender of the metaphorical...
  • Bad balls strike out minor league game

     
    The Daily Herald reports: Just when Lake County Fielders officials thought their troubled season couldn't get any worse, they are left trying to explain the early-inning suspension of a home game (Friday) over claims they provided inferior baseballs for...
  • In defiance of science, the beat goes on in Lake County

     
    Anywhere else, the tale of Bennie Starks would be unbelievable. In 1986, Starks, then 26, was convicted of rape and battery in an attack on a 69-year-old north suburban woman who identified Starks as her assailant. The best available scientific......
  • Grants to fund education computer network

    Illinois education officials today unveiled plans to build a virtual network that would give teachers on-the-spot access to everything from lesson plans to student progress reports. The open-source technology system comes with help from the private...
  • Trial delayed for man whose toilet caused bomb scare in Towson

    A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge on Tuesday granted a trial postponement to a man charged with leaving a device that police said appeared to be a bomb — a toilet equipped with electric gadgets — outside an administration building in...
  • Swapping Homes

    Swapping Homes
    Some people travel on the cheap with websites that allow you to swap homes anywhere in the world. WGN's Lourdes Duarte has been looking into that. Think of it as on-line dating, only with referrals. It was scary at first, but now it's what people do....
  • Truck crash near Zion snarls expressway

    Truck crash near Zion snarls expressway
    Several lanes of eastbound I-94 near north suburban Zion were closed late this morning after a semi truck carrying a box trailer rolled over, according to Illinois State Police officials. The single-truck crash at about 10:44 a.m. south of Russell Road...
  • Zion-Benton talks set to resume Friday as strike continues

    Zion-Benton talks set to resume Friday as strike continues
    Representatives of striking Zion-Benton High School District 126 teachers and staff are scheduled to resume contract talks with district officials at 9 a.m. Friday, a union official said this evening. Negotiations will resume at 9 a.m. Friday in the...
  • Strike, talks continue at Zion-Benton High School District 126

    Strike, talks continue at Zion-Benton High School District 126
    Although no agreement had been made by Friday evening, dozens of  striking teachers and staff picketing at Zion-Benton High School District 126 schools for a second day are trying to remain optimistic. But the marathon negotiating sessions —...
  • Customers protest fund switch by Constellation suitor Exelon

    The dismantling of Exelon Corp.'s Zion Station nuclear power plant near Chicago is setting several remarkable precedents. It's the biggest-ever nuclear decommissioning job in the United States, says Exelon, which is seeking permission to buy...