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1 hr ago | Asbury Park Press

Mental illness cases swamp criminal justice systemMental illness...

Inside a cluttered downtown apartment that she shares with a cat, the 57-year-old woman is in the midst of a near-meltdown.


Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Federal Prisons

5 hrs ago | My FOX Chicago

1 killed, 6 shot across city Monday

One man was killed and at least six people, including three teenage boys, were shot were shot across the city Monday.


Related Topix: Oak Lawn, IL

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Daily Chronicle

Rauner keeps up push for Illinois term limits

Illinois Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner gives a thumbs up to the crowd during a news conference Monday in Chicago.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, Winnetka, IL, Pat Quinn, US Governors

Daily Herald

Arlington Hts. will help pay for Goedke House updates

Arlington Heights may be contributing up to $75,000 toward a remodeling project at the Albert Goedke Apartments, a building for low-income, elderly and disabled adults in the village.


Related Topix: Arlington Heights, IL

Chicago Tribune

No bail for Orland Park man charged with public indecency in Harvey

Authorities are investigating if a man with a history of lewd behavior is wanted in connection with other incidents after the man was arrested for fondling himself in front of two young girls near a south suburban Harvey grade school.


Related Topix: Harvey, IL, Orland Park, IL

Glenview Announcements

Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County - a model of cooperating villages

Every workday 150 waste disposal trucks rumble into the 7-acre grounds of the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County in Glenview.


Related Topix: Glenview, IL, Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, Winnetka, IL

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Roosevelt has some unusual sculptures

Chicago's Roosevelt has some unusual sculptures. The art is on Roosevelt Road between State Street and the Chicago River.


Related Topix: Westchester, IL

CBS Local

Man Killed, Four Others Wounded In Two Related Austin Shootings

A man was killed and four other people were injured Saturday evening in two shootings that are thought to be connected in the West Side Austin neighborhood, police said.


Related Topix: Oak Park, IL

Sat Jul 19, 2014

USA Today

Jail: Last refuge for the mentally ill

Cook County, Ill., Sheriff Tom Dart runs one of the largest local jails in the U.S. It also has become a repository for people with mental illness.


Daily Herald

Mount Prospect man arrested with loaded gun in Evanston

Jamal M. Dumas, 18 of the 1600 block of Cottonwood Drive in Mount Prospect, was already on parole for previously possessing a firearm as a felon when Evanston police approached him and a group of people near the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center in Evanston at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, according to a news release.


Related Topix: Evanston, IL, Mount Prospect, IL, Skokie, IL

Chicago Sun-Times

Two purported mobsters, employee of Joe Berrios snared ...

Two convicted burglars with reputed mob ties and an employee of Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios have been snared in a racketeering investigation, sources say.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

My FOX Chicago

Girl, 10, among 18 shot since Friday evening

One person died and at least 18 others were wounded in city shootings since Friday evening, including a 10-year-old girl, police said.


Fri Jul 18, 2014

Northwest Herald

Admitted serial killer up for parole

Every three years, Portenlanger is faced with horrific details of her sister's murder, as the woman's killer asks a review board to grant his parole.


Related Topix: McHenry County, IL, Prison, McHenry, IL

My FOX Chicago

Man wanted in shooting that killed man, wounded his mother

Police are looking for "armed and dangerous" man wanted in connection with a domestic shooting Saturday that left a man dead and his mother wounded in Chicago Lawn.


WLS-AM Chicago

Lisa Madigan takes a pass on another big job

Story by 89 WLS Reporter Bill Cameron Popular Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is talking about yet another big job she doesn't want.


2013 TIF Revenue Down 2 Percent in Suburban Cook Co.

Submitted by Cook County Clerk David Orr Cook County Clerk David Orr on Wednesday unveiled an online, interactive TIF mapping tool as he released the 2013 TIF Report , which details the $683 million in revenue collected by 435 active TIFs in Cook County.


Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Richton Park, IL, Calumet Park, IL, Matteson, IL

Daily Herald

Hoffman Estates Jaycees Walk for Community Kids

Recently, the Hoffman Estates Jaycees participated in the 7th Annual Champions for Children 5K Walk organized by the Children's Advocacy Center of North and Northwest Cook County .


Related Topix: Hoffman Estates, IL

Suburban Journals

Jerrmon Davis 18-years from Oak Park Arrested with a Gun.

Update: March 11, 2013 Jerrmon S. Davis was given a $50,000.00 bail and the bail was paid by friends and family.


Related Topix: River Forest, IL, Oak Park, IL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

My FOX Chicago

Ill. Supreme Court won't hear term limits appeal

The Illinois Supreme Court won't review a lower court ruling barring a question on lawmaker term limits from appearing on November's ballot.


Related Topix: Winnetka, IL

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Daily Herald

DCFS: Dead Prospect Hts. infant's father abused boy

As they continue to investigate the death of a 1-month-old Prospect Heights girl, state child welfare officials say they have evidence that the baby's father abused her young relative.


Related Topix: Prospect Heights, IL