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Jurors in a federal civil case have awarded nearly $500,000 to a former handyman serving a life prison term for killing seven people in the 1993 murders of employees at a Brown's Chicken and Pasta restaurant.
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A search warrant executed at a village home on Wednesday led to the arrest of two brothers, one for possession of child pornography and one for possession of marijuana, according to police.
A Prospect Heights man who tried to grab a police officer's holstered weapon and bit the officer's hand pleaded guilty to several charges, court records show.
When Indy Eleven team owner Ersal Ozdemir and the team's general manager, Peter Wilt, hit the State House hallways this session with a team of high-paid lobbyists to convince state lawmakers that a state financing deal for their proposed $87 million soccer stadium was a win-win bet, it's pretty safe to assume they weren't talking too much about ... (more)
Illinois remains in the process of recovery and transition, a situation that will force banks in the state to adjust to changing demographic trends and shifting demand for financial products based on population.
A Department of Children and Family Services investigation has determined the parents of a 7-month-old Barrington girl reported dead Jan. 8 neglected that baby and her surviving twin sister.
Cook County Judge Jill Cerone Marisie cited no probable cause in dismissing charges against Gerardo Arreola, 18, of Arlington Heights, and Nathan Fakhouri, 19, of Mount Prospect, records show.
A Bridgeview woman sorting donated clothes at a Chicago thrift store was shot and killed when a gun hidden in a sock accidentally fired.
A 34-year-old Hoffman Estates man who works as an aide at a school for special needs children in Palatine is charged with child pornography after authorities found “numerous” pornographic images of children on a computer seized Thursday.
A 47-year-old Bartlett man has been charged with possession of child pornography after an investigation by Bartlett and Wheaton police.
As reported in this Feb. 21st ILB post , although the new Illinois statute legalizing same-sex marriage does not take effect until June 1st, in a successful class-action suit relating to Cook County a federal judge has ruled that same-sex marriage may proceed immediately in Cook County, Illinois.
A growing campaign for a graduated income tax in Illinois could push more of the total tax burden onto some areas of the suburbs, where median incomes far outpace state averages, critics say.
Five months to the day after she allegedly brutally killed her 6-month-old granddaughter, Alfreda Giedrojc found herself back in court Thursday.
In a news release, the Cook County Sheriff's Office says that 34-year-old Carlos Davila of Cicero is suspected of phoning in the threat on the Maywood Courthouse on Tuesday morning.
State Rep. Maria Antonia "Toni" Berrios - who faces a strong challenge in the March 18 Democratic primary - said Thursday she has filed "assault charges against a man who attempted to harass and intimidate" her as she campaigned in her Northwest Side district.
A west suburban man who was supposed to appear in court on a retail theft charge is now being held without bond after making false bomb threat to the courthouse from a payphone inside the building, police say.