| Feb 3, 2014
| 1:34 PM
A Plainfield man was sentenced last week to six years in prison for beating his mother with a baseball bat in 2011.
Joseph Conrad, 22, of the 2300 block of Hastings Drive, was sentenced after pleading guilty to a felony aggravated domestic battery...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 11:36 AM
The following items were taken from Naperville police reports:
•CDs and paperwork were stolen from an unlocked car in an unlocked garage in the 300 block of Pearson Circle between 8 p.m. Jan. 23 and 7:52 a.m. Jan. 24.
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Nick Allegretti, Lincoln-Way East: Illinois
Brian Allen, Hinsdale Central: Michigan State Rudolfo Antuna, Crete-Monee: St. Xavier
Jamal Baggett, Oak Park: Akron
Brandon Barry, St. Charles East: Illinois State
Matt Biegalski, Wheaton North:...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 8:04 PM
Icy road conditions were a factor in a fatal car crash Saturday morning that claimed the life of a 50-year-old Joliet woman, authorities said.
The chain-reaction crash took place about 10:30 a.m. along Interstate 55 West Frontage Road, between Oak...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 6:03 PM
One of the least-familiar teams in the area happens to be a consensus choice as one of the best in the state — Homewood-Flossmoor.
The Vikings, under the direction of former Bolingbrook coach Tony Smith, played just three of their first 11 games...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 9:16 AM
Think you have what it takes to outwit your friends in sports stats or historical facts?
Trivia Night may be just the thing to satisfy your competitive nature, earn bragging rights or start a new tradition with family or friends.
"People really get...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Like the rest of the Chicago area, Plainfield and Bolingbrook have endured a double-ended battering ram of bad weather in the new year.
A steady streak of snowfall last week culminated in 6 inches on Sunday alone at O'Hare International Airport by about...
| Dec 19, 2013
Letters to the editor for the Dec. 19 TribLocal print edition from Tinley Park, Plainfield and Hazel Crest.
Two individuals in the engine of a passenger or freight train may have prevented the death and injury of passengers on the...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:02 PM
The following items were taken from police reports:
•The back door of a home in the 2400 block of Cimarron Court was pried open between 1 and 6:12 p.m. Dec. 6, but nothing appeared to be missing.
•Someone attempted to take two...
| Dec 30, 2013
New state education standards, a high-profile murder trial, and the future of the water supply in five suburbs are among the stories likely to make headlines in 2014. Here's a peak at what's ahead for the southwest suburbs.
State education standards...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:55 PM
These items were taken from police reports:
•A thief in a white van stole used grease from a storage container behind a business in the 3000 block of English Rows Avenue on Oct. 18.
•Someone threw a pumpkin from a vehicle and...