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'YOU'RE COMING WITH ME': BOY FIGHTS OFF KIDNAPPER IN WEST CHATHAM

Police are warning West Chatham neighborhood residents after a man tried to kidnap a boy Thursday morning. The boy was picking up a...

ILLINOIS HAS ADOPTED THE NATION'S TOUGHEST TEST FOR SNITCH TESTIMONY

Illinois lawmakers have created the nation's toughest test for allowing testimony from jailhouse snitches at criminal trials. Inspired...

 
 
 

WARREN BUFFETT'S SON IS STAYING IN ILLINOIS, AS HIS IMPROBABLE STINT AS LOCAL SHERIFF COMES TO AN END

Howard Buffett, the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, said he will continue investing in his central Illinois community after...

POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOOTING THAT KILLED GARY MAN FRIDAY NIGHT

Authorities said a Gary man was shot and killed in the city Friday night. The Lake County Coroner's Office declared Brian K. Martin,...

 
 
 

NO INJURIES REPORTED DURING FAR SOUTH SIDE STANDOFF

Emergency crews are on the scene of a standoff on the Far South Side Saturday afternoon. One ambulance is on standby for the incident...

SO LONG, FAREWELL: A LOOK BACK AT SOME OF THE MEMORABLE EXITS FROM BULLS HEAD COACHES

Phil Jackson rode off on a motorcycle. Tim Floyd grew introspective even as he released frustration. Bill Cartwright joked about a...

 
 
 

WOMAN ESCAPES FROM COOK COUNTY COURTHOUSE AFTER POSSIBLY SLIPPING OFF HANDCUFFS, OFFICIALS SAY

A fugitive apprehension unit is on the lookout for a 19-year-old robbery suspect who sneaked out of a courtroom at the Leighton Criminal...

CHARTER SCHOOL NETWORK ASKING LABOR BOARD TO PUT AN END TO TEACHERS STRIKE

The Acero charter school network is seeking a court order to end a teachers strike that kept about 7,500 students out of the classroom....

 
 
 

EX-SECURITY GUARD INVOLVED IN 2017 DEATH OF SHOPLIFTING SUSPECT IN CHICAGO PLEADS TO CHARGE OF IMPERSONATING A COP

A former security guard and south suburban police officer has been stripped of his law enforcement credentials in Illinois as part...

A BAND OF NUNS, ONE 'CRAZY' CHRISTMAS PARTY AND THE REBUILDING OF A WEST SIDE NEIGHBORHOOD

“You gotta see these shoes,” Sister Stephanie Baliga said. In the frigid afternoon on Friday, she maneuvered past the bags of toys...

 
 
 

CHICAGO POLICE SUSPECT DRUG-DEALING LED TO MAN'S SHOOTING IN TUNNEL BETWEEN LOOP SUBWAY STATIONS

Chicago police are looking into the possibility that illicit drug-dealing may have led to a shooting in a tunnel between two busy Loop...

AURORA OFFICER JUSTIFIED IN SHOOTING AT SUSPECT AFTER DRUG DEAL GONE WRONG, KANE COUNTY STATE'S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE SAYS

An Aurora police officer was justified in shooting a man in the arm after an alleged drug deal went awry, the Kane County state's attorney's...

 
 
 

ELGIN SOCCER INSTRUCTOR ACCUSED OF SEX ASSAULT OF 2 WOMEN HE COACHED: PROSECUTORS

A soccer instructor from Streamwood has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting two female players after telling them he...

WARRENVILLE DOCTOR CHARGED WITH BATTERY AFTER PATIENT SAYS SHE WAS TOUCHED INAPPROPRIATELY: POLICE

A Warrenville doctor has been charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly touching a female patient in an inappropriate manner during...

 
 
 

3 INCLUDING 16-YEAR-OLD BOY WOUNDED WITHIN A HOURS IN SHOOTINGS

A 16-year-old boy was among three people who were wounded Friday afternoon in city shootings, Chicago police said. The three shootings...

DOLTON TRUSTEES PASS RESOLUTION SEEKING INVESTIGATION OF MAYOR, INCLUDING ALLEGED MISUSE OF VILLAGE FUNDS, WORKERS

Dolton trustees launched another onslaught against Mayor Riley Rogers, passing a resolution that lays out a litany of his alleged misdeeds...

 
 
 

TWO CHARGED WITH DRAG RACING IN BARTLETT CRASH THAT CLAIMED TWO LIVES

Charges have been filed against two men who were allegedly drag racing in Bartlett before a crash in which two people were killed,...

MAN IN CUSTODY AFTER 4-HOUR STANDOFF WITH POLICE IN EDGEWATER

A man who neighbors said threatened them Friday morning, then ran into a home, was in custody Friday afternoon after a four-hour standoff...

 
 
 

TWO TRIALS WITH A SIMILAR DEFENSE - MAKE LAQUAN MCDONALD THE BAD GUY

Observers of the watershed trial alleging a cover-up in the Laquan McDonald shooting could be forgiven for feeling a touch of deja...

AT SPEECH IN CRYSTAL LAKE, KIDNAP VICTIM ELIZABETH SMART ADVISES NOT TO LET NEGATIVE EXPERIENCES DEFINE WHO YOU ARE

Elizabeth Smart spoke Friday with eloquence and sometimes a dash of humor of being a painfully shy 14-year-old girl in 2002, about...

 
 
 



Pence aide out of running to be Trump's next chief of staff

Pence aide out of running to be Trump's next chief of staff

President Donald Trump's top pick to replace chief of staff John Kelly, Nick Ayers, is no longer expected to fill the role. Read more ...

Rumored John Kelly Replacement Is Quitting

Rumored John Kelly Replacement Is Quitting

President Donald Trump's top pick to replace chief of staff John Kelly, Nick Ayers, is no longer expected to fill the role, the AP reports. Ayers, who is chief of staff to Vice... Read more ...

Harold Baines, Lee Smith elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Today's...

Harold Baines, Lee Smith elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Today's Game ballot

CHICAGO - Their contributions are well known to fans of the North and South Sides in the 1980s and 1990s, and now they're going to be known by baseball fans throughout... Read more ...

Theresa May delays Brexit deal vote to avoid huge defeat in Parliament

Theresa May delays Brexit deal vote to avoid huge defeat in Parliament

Theresa May has delayed the Brexit vote scheduled for Tuesday amid fears she would lose by a significant margin. Over 100 Conservative MPs have already voiced their opposition... Read more ...

Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray apologizes for anti-gay tweets

Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray apologizes for anti-gay tweets

NORMAN, Okla. - Newly minted Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray is apologizing for anti-gay tweets posted to his Twitter account several years ago, when he was 14 and 15. Read more ...

Average US price of gas drops 22 cents per gallon to $2.51

Average US price of gas drops 22 cents per gallon to $2.51

The average gas price has dropped 40 cents in the past three months. Read more ...

The UK can unilaterally reverse Brexit, rules EU court

The UK can unilaterally reverse Brexit, rules EU court

LONDON - The UK has the power to unilaterally reverse Brexit, the EU's highest court has ruled. The European Court of Justice ruled on Monday that that Article 50, the legal... Read more ...

China slams ‘inhumane' treatment of Huawei executive, says Canada violates...

China slams ‘inhumane' treatment of Huawei executive, says Canada violates her rights

Beijing has protested against the “inhumane” treatment of a Huawei executive who was detained in Canada over a US extradition bid. Earlier, there were reports that her health... Read more ...

Woman facing charges in crash that killed 5-year-old girl

Woman facing charges in crash that killed 5-year-old girl

A Boston woman is facing charges in a pedestrian crash in Revere that killed a 5-year-old child and injured several other people. Read more ...

Theresa May under pressure to delay Brexit vote as leadership rivals circle

Theresa May under pressure to delay Brexit vote as leadership rivals circle

Theresa May to make crunch decision on whether to delay the meaningful vote on her Brexit deal. The prime minister's closest allies don't know if the House of Commons vote will... Read more ...