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  • Joliet police stymied in shooting investigations by silent witnesses

    JOLIET – No significant developments have surfaced in the two shootings in Joliet last week that took two lives and injured three.
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:04 am
  • Geneva Murder Trial Delayed: Forensic, DNA testing of evidence not complete, attorney says

    A trial in connection to a July 6 Geneva homicide – the city’s first since 1975 – is delayed until February because of ongoing state crime lab testing ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:01 am
  • 'Black Lives Matter' protesters attend DeKalb City Council meeting

    DeKALB – Adewale Adetunji is done being silent about racism he’s seen in DeKalb.Adetunji was one of ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 8:59 am
  • Bruce Rauner wants farmer to run agriculture department

    CHICAGO – Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said Monday he strongly prefers to have a farmer take over the Illinois Department of Agriculture and that he wouldn ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 6:27 pm
  • Off-duty Chicago Police sergeant shoots gunman in Southwest Side bar

    CHICAGO — Authorities say an off-duty Chicago Police sergeant shot and killed a man after seeing the man shoot someone else in a local tavern.
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 9:30 am
  • McDonald's plans customized burgers as U.S. sales fall

    OAK BROOK — Hold the pickles, onions and special sauce. The Big Mac is becoming a victim of finicky tastes.
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 9:27 am
  • Chicago Field Museum scientists open Egyptian boy's mummy coffin (with video)

    CHICAGO — Once the lid was off the wood coffin holding the 2,500-year-old mummified remains of a 14-year-old Egyptian boy, scientist J.P. Brown could ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • Joliet woman struck by car, killed

    JOLIET – A 33-year-old Joliet woman was struck by a car and killed early Sunday morning on the 500 block of Gardner Street.
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 8:35 am
  • Sycamore woman accused of striking police officer

    SYCAMORE – The passenger in a vehicle police had stopped on suspicion of impaired driving ended up facing criminal charges herself after she opened he ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 8:32 am
  • Eavesdropping bill focuses on ‘private’ dialogue

    SPRINGFIELD – It sounded like the opening to a joke, but Sen. Chapin Rose was eliciting a description of protections and restrictions in an Illinois e ...
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Dozens of cats removed from Winnebago County

    LOVES PARK – Winnebago County animal control officials have removed more than 50 cats and kittens from a home in Loves Park.
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Chlorine gas sickens 19 at furries convention in Rosemont

    ROSEMONT – Chlorine gas sickened several people and forced the evacuation of thousands of guests from a suburban Chicago hotel early Sunday, including ...
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • One dead, another wounded in Aurora shootings

    AURORA – Police in Aurora said they're investigating a pair of shootings that left one man dead.Poli ...
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • In Washington, Rauner touts bipartisan solutions

    SPRINGFIELD – In his first official trip to Washington, D.C., as Illinois’ next governor, Republican Bruce Rauner touted the importance of working on ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Crystal Lake family among advocates touting success of Illinois safe haven law

    CHICAGO – More than 100 newborn babies have been safely handed over at fire houses and police stations in Illinois in the 13 years since the state pas ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 11:39 pm
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