| Sep 25, 2013
The sun had sunk behind the trees. In the fading light, the woods were dusky shadows.
And faintly, just barely, I thought I heard something.
I stood still and listened in the quiet of the darkening forest.
Hoo hoo hoo. Hoo.
An owl. I was smiling...
| Nov 4, 2013
The following items were taken from police records:
•A door in the 500 block of Old Mill Grove Road was shot with an unknown projectile, causing $400 in damage, according to a report filed on Oct. 28 at 7:52 a.m.
•On Oct. 28 at...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 6:19 PM
A judge on Tuesday set a Feb. 18 start date for the involuntary manslaughter trial of former Mayor Richard M. Daley's nephew.
That date is nearly 10 years after the death of David Koschman, a 21-year-old Mount Prospect man who died after a drunken...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:48 PM
A Chicago woman has been charged with prostituting at a "spa" in an unincorporated area near Crystal Lake, authorities said today.
Shufang Lu, 49, of the 200 block of West 19th S. in Chicago, is charged with misdemeanor counts of prostitution and...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:34 PM
A former volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County was sentenced today to five years in prison for sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy in 2009.
Leonard Puccini, 53, of Bull Valley, was found guilty of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Unusually large and scaly lesions on a heroin user treated in McHenry County have led a doctor to believe his patient might have injected the "flesh-eating" drug krokodil.
This follows a Joliet physician's announcement last week that he has treated five...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Tuesday, Oct. 22
Chicago Public, Inter-City 1
Little Village at Maine, 5:30 at Lane
Chicago Public, Inter-City 2
Gage Park at Bronzeville, 4:15 at Eckersall
Juarez at Kelly, 4:15 at Rockne
Kennedy at Tilden, 4:15 at Stagg
| Oct 21, 2013
Orland Park police later this month will conduct a "roadside safety check" — a checkpoint where police stop cars to see whether drivers are following the law or driving under the influence.
Police don't say what day they conduct the checks for...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 4:52 PM
A Woodstock man with a history of severe mental illness was sentenced to 30 years in prison this evening for the grisly murder of a homeless man in 2009.
Kyle Morgan, 29, who also battled drug and alcohol addiction for years, his father testified,...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 3:56 PM
A new village administrator will take the helm in Wauconda—where he will face decisions on key matters including Lake Michigan water and economic development.
The Wauconda board of trustees voted unanimously to hire Doug Maxeiner, 50, of Wauconda....
| Oct 15, 2013
| 3:20 PM
A former volunteer for the Crystal Lake Babe Ruth youth baseball league was ordered today to undergo another evaluation as he remains jailed on charges that he possessed dozens of images of child pornography.
Marcus James Sabo, 40, formerly of Crystal...