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  • Real estate attorney gets 70 months in prison for scam

    CHICAGO – A real estate attorney and radio talk-show host from suburban Chicago has been sentenced to 70 months in prison for stealing more than $2.3 ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Kane County woman among 3 arrested in Canada for in connection with an alleged Valentine's Day mass shooting plot

    TORONTO – A senior police official said Friday that police foiled a plot by two suspects who were planning on going to a mall and killing as many peop ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Illinois comptroller won't go along with Bruce Rauner's union dues order

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois comptroller will not follow an executive order by Gov. Bruce Rauner to hold up so-called "fair-share" union dues from non-u ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 3:54 pm
  • Illinois teen killed by truck outside Lincoln-Way Central High School

    NEW LENOX — A suburban Chicago teenager was struck and killed by a semi-trailer as he crossed the street outside a high school.
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 3:52 pm
  • Ex-Chicago police commander accused of torturing suspects released

    CHICAGO — Former Chicago police commander Jon Burge has been released from a Florida halfway house after 4 years in federal custody for lying about ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • Illinois troops to help with Afghanistan drawdown

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — About a dozen Illinois National Guard soldiers from Camp Lincoln are headed to Afghanistan to help with the withdrawal of U.S ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 6:29 am
  • Christie stops in Chicago area to build support for 2016

    ROLLING MEADOWS – Laying groundwork for a potential 2016 bid, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told supporters in Rolling Meadows on Thursday he and fir ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 10:14 am
  • 32 in U.S., Mexico accused in gold-for-cash laundry scheme

    CHICAGO – Thirty-two people from the United States and Mexico are accused of running a multistate gold-for-cash scheme that laundered more than $100 m ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • 150th anniversary Lincoln funeral train fund is short $100K

    ELGIN – Fundraisers need to find another $100,000 to complete a project to send a replica of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train from Washington, D.C., to ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Thieves steal more than $425K in jewels at Schaumburg store

    SCHAUMBURG – Police are searching for two men who stole more than $425,000 worth of gems in a smash and grab at a Schaumburg jeweler.
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Pick to head Illinois transportation had 2004 arrest for DUI

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner's nominee to head the Illinois Department of Transportation was arrested for drunken driving in 2004.
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Chicago mayor asked Little League to return Jackie Robinson West's title

    CHICAGO — Hours after Little League International announced its stunning decision to strip a Chicago team of its national championship, the city's may ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 1:06 pm
  • No Illinois Powerball winner, but state does have $1M ticket

    WESTVILLE — Illinois didn't have one of the jackpot-winning Powerball tickets, but state lottery officials say a $1 million winning ticket from the dr ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 9:45 am
  • Another Cook County measles case confirmed in Palatine, outbreak at 10 cases

    One more case of measles has been confirmed in suburban Cook County, bringing the total to 10, officials said Thursday.
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 9:19 am
  • Bruce Rauner forms commission to study Illinois criminal justice system

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner continued his leadership by executive order Wednesday, tackling prison crowding by creating a commission to recommend ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 9:41 am
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