| 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,...
| Jul 12, 2013
A state legislative hearing investigating the severance package for Metra's ousted CEO yielded new details about the controversial deal Thursday, including the revelation that powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan had asked the agency to give one of...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 10:28 AM
When Metra CEO Alex Clifford asked about his chances for keeping his job, he received a bruising reply from the rail agency's board chairman, according to a memo that offers a snapshot of political clout as allegedly practiced in Illinois.
| Jul 8, 2013
| 2:17 PM
The suspect in a double-stabbing in northwest suburban Crystal Lake last week was arrested today in Alabama, officials said.
Jimmy Bell Jr., who had been named in arrest warrants issued after a July 2 stabbing of a couple was arrested at 1 p.m. in...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:43 PM
McHenry County Board Chairwoman Tina Hill Tuesday postponed a controversial re-appointment of Republican Party insider Al Jourdan to the Regional Transportation Authority Board.
"We need time to facilitate interviews between board members and Mr....
| May 28, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Opponents of a proposed immigrant detention center in Joliet turned up the volume of their criticism this month.
Gov. Pat Quinn last week joined Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and seven members of the U.S. House of Representatives in opposing...
| May 22, 2013
| 4:04 PM
A McHenry County man who was pimping his pregnant wife was sentenced today to 50 years in prison for killing a man who had come to their home for sex in 2011.
Tim Smith, 28, of rural Woodstock, had placed ads online soliciting sex with his wife, Kim...
| May 10, 2013
| 10:21 AM
A Spring Grove woman died this morning after she slipped and fell under her rolling van while paramedics were preparing to take her husband to the hospital, police said.
The chain of events started at just before 2 a.m., when an ambulance was called to...
| May 10, 2013
| 4:56 PM
A robbery suspect was shot dead by an FBI agent in the parking lot of a bank in the small town of Richmond in McHenry County this morning, officials said.
Two other suspects were taken into custody, officials said.
The shooting happened about 11:30 a....
| May 11, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Two men whose accomplice was shot to death by law enforcement in far northwest suburban Richmond on Friday have been charged with attempted bank robbery after FBI agents investigating a series of robberies cornered them, according to the FBI.
| May 2, 2013
| 1:12 PM
For the second time in less than three years, a Crystal Lake woman has been arrested and charged with cruel treatment of horses in her care, officials said today.
Jamie Koy, 39, of the 6100 block of East Hillside Drive, already was on probation for a...