| Jun 30, 2014
| 3:48 PM
A former McHenry County sheriff’s deputy has dropped a long-running lawsuit against the county in exchange for escaping a hefty court fine, officials said today.
Zane Seipler filed a federal suit in 2008 claiming he was wrongly terminated for...
| May 10, 2014
| 5:11 AM
The incoming director of student services at Winnetka Public Schools District 36 said she'll bring previous experience in special education and blended early childhood education programs at other districts to the job she starts May 27.
| May 19, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Wilmette village lawmakers recently voted to adopt the Cook County Watershed Management Plan ordinance, a measure designed to help control water pollution by managing developments, officials said.
"The upside is making developers accountable for the...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:23 PM
As if riders on Metra's BNSF Line didn't already know, they suffered through a dismal month of May, with 1 out of every 5 rush-hour trains running at least five minutes late, officials said Friday.
The BNSF Line to Aurora — Metra's busiest with...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:33 PM
Click on the image above to view an interactive map of suburban farmers markets.
8 a.m.-1 p.m., now through Oct. 28, at Town Square, 101 N. Johnson St.
9 a.m.-1 p.m., June 1-Sept. 28, at Metra commuter lot,...
| May 20, 2014
| 2:55 PM
A North Carolina man is accused of traveling to the Chicago area to have sexual contact with an underage girl he met online.
Police in far northwest suburban Woodstock said they responded to a local residence on a suspicious subject call on Monday and...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:16 PM
An insurance company is suing Will County and 12 county municipalities, alleging that the governments did not do enough to prevent and mitigate flood damage caused by the heavy rains of April 2013.
The lawsuit, by Illinois Farmers Insurance Company...
| May 27, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Nominated to the board of Metra, former McHenry County board member Marc Munaretto has promised to push for infrastructure improvements.
County board chairman Tina Hill appointed Munaretto over 11 other applicants, and the nomination will go before the...
| May 29, 2014
As an international nonprofit, Habitat for Humanity has made its name helping people with financial challenges move from renting to homeownership.
The organization was one of the more prolific homebuilders during the depths of the recession, offering...
| May 6, 2014
| 11:00 AM
A Woodstock High School student pleaded not guilty this morning to charges that he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl at a house party over Christmas break.
As his parents looked on, James Cornelius, 18, dressed in orange jail garb, entered his not...
| May 8, 2014
| 9:34 AM
A second Woodstock High School student has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl at a party during Christmas break.
Corion Simpson, 18, dressed in jail-issued orange clothing, pleaded not guilty this morning to criminal sexual...