| May 28, 2012
| 7:49 AM
St. Patrick's Day Events
Go to www.kidwinks.com to find St. Patrick's Day events and activities and tons of family friendly events and activities for kids throughout the Chicago area. Follow us on facebook for daily links to free events and...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 4:17 PM
Smoke from a forest fire in northeastern Minnesota carried south by wind is entering Illinois, filling the sky over parts of northeastern of the state with a gray, smoggy haze.
"The whole sky is kind of a film of clouds over it," said Lake Villa resident...
| May 11, 2011
| 7:31 PM
The Chicago area basked today in its second summerlike day in row, but severe thunderstorms hit parts of the Chicago area as the National Weather Service warned of storms with hail and with winds of more than 60 mph.
The storms had moved east out of the...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 6:21 AM
A 54-year-old Marengo man died in a motorcycle accident Thursday afternoon, according to Crystal Lake police.
John Winkelman was ejected from a motorcycle that collided with a Chrysler Concorde about 3 p.m. at the intersection of Illinois Route 176 and...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 10:17 AM
A 12-year-old girl was struck by a van and seriously injured near a school in Crystal Lake this morning.
The girl was in a crosswalk near Hannah Beardsley Middle School around 7 a.m. when she was hit by a cargo van towing a trailer at Crystal Lake Avenue...
| May 31, 2011
| 2:19 PM
A handicapped woman died this morning after she was unable to escape her Crystal Lake home during a fire, according to the Nunda Rural Fire Protection District.
Margaret Komperda, 64, died of smoke inhalation in a first-floor bedroom, McHenry County...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 8:17 PM
WASHINGTON — Two service members were among the dozen moviegoers killed Friday in Aurora, Colo., military officials said.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Jesse Childress, 29, of Thornton, Colo., and Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class John Larimer, 27, of Crystal...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 8:14 AM
Stories of heroism, zest for life and a birthday celebration that turned tragic emerged as family and friends spoke of loved ones killed in Friday's mass shooting at an Aurora movie theater.
Almost all of the 12 victims were young -- including a 6-year-...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 7:08 AM
The man accused of opening fire this month inside an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater will have his second court appearance Monday, when he is to face formal charges.
James Holmes is suspected of killing 12 people and wounding 58 during a Batman film...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 9:34 AM
Colorado movie shooting suspect James Holmes was charged Monday with 24 counts of first-degree murder -- two counts for each of the 12 people killed in the shooting.
Twelve of the murder counts cite "deliberation," and 12 cite "extreme indifference" to...
| Mar 14, 2008
| 3:13 AM
Rezko rewind. Day 8
March 14, 2008; 5:13 a.m.
A hospital lobbyist testified at the Tony Rezko corruption trial that he feared the friend and fundraiser of Gov. Rod Blagojevich would turn a hospital regulatory board against his clients. So Jeff Ladd, the...