| Jun 20, 2013
After a McHenry County man was charged earlier this year with sexually assaulting five women, police said there could be as many as 20 other victims. The severity of the allegations compelled me to dig deeper.
I drove to the courthouse, pestered the...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 5:46 PM
A former Chicago police officer accused in a gruesome plot to extort, murder and dismember a local businessman is now facing charges he agreed to kill another individual in exchange for revenue from a strip club and later tried to get his wife to...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Embattled Metra Chairman Brad O'Halloran has resigned his post, becoming the third board member to quit amid allegations of political back-scratching at the commuter rail agency.
O'Halloran, 58, served as the face of the ongoing scandal as he spent much...
| Aug 2, 2013
After pressuring a Metra contractor to hire more African-American companies for a crucial South Side rail project, U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush recommended that the commuter rail agency pay $50,000 to a little-known Washington, D.C., group to monitor minority...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:39 AM
The past few years have been tough on drive-in movie theater owners, who have been forced to chuck their 35 mm projectors in favor of newer digital models if they want to continue to feature the latest releases. The switch-over costs money — money...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:40 PM
Mosquitoes collected this month from eight traps in Will County have added to the county's growing West Nile virus totals for this year.
Three samples taken from two Joliet traps and mosquitoes harvested from two Bolingbrook sites tested positive on...
| Jun 23, 2013
Metra's board spent about 10 months screening 40 candidates during a nationwide search before selecting Los Angeles native Alex Clifford to be the commuter rail agency's CEO in February 2011.
On Friday, after several months of closed-door negotiations...
| Jun 30, 2013
One is a labor lawyer. Another heads a company that sells firefighting equipment. One runs a construction company.
Of the 11, only five have held elective office. And just one has any railroad experience.
They are the board of directors of Metra,...
| Jul 3, 2013
The Regional Transportation Authority will have the first shot next week at breaking the secrecy concerning Metra's decision to grant its departed CEO a controversial $740,000 severance deal.
As oversight agency for the three area transit agencies,...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 1:19 PM
A 34-year-old Woodstock man who was found dead in a Woodstock home on Saturday died of multiple stab wounds, according to an autopsy conducted today.
The man was identified as Mark A. Medina, of Woodstock, according to McHenry County Coronor Dr. Anne L....
| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:36 PM
WEEK 1 Friday. Aug. 30
Ag. Science 22, Roosevelt 0
Buffalo Grove 28, Leyden 14
Douglass 12, Bronzeville 8
Dunbar at Bogan, at Gately
DuSable at Aurora Christian, 7
Dyett at Marine, 4:15 at Rockne
Evergreen Park 2, Little Village 0 (forfeit)...