2 hrs ago
The Southtown Star
Teen gets probation for fatal DUI crash
An Oak Forest teenager has pleaded guilty to being drunk when he hit and killed a 4-year-old girl in Tinley Park and has been ordered to serve two years on probation as well as community service.
6 hrs ago
The Southtown Star
Kadner: County finds funds for inmate care
Stories about the new facility last week didn't mention the closing of the county's Oak Forest Hospital, 159th Street and Cicero Avenue, to cut costs two years ago.
6 hrs ago
Chicago Shooting Count: 8 shot in 9 hours Monday
Eight people -- including a 17-year-old boy left critically wounded -- were shot Monday afternoon and evening throughout the city.
11 hrs ago
Wife pleads not guilty in Inverness mana s 1979 death
A Michigan woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday at her arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the death more than 30 years ago of her husband, Inverness commodities broker Carl Gaimari.
14 hrs ago
Wheeling will consider assault weapon ban
A majority of the Wheeling Village Board asked this week for a chance to vote on an ordinance prohibiting assault weapons.
21 hrs ago
Palatine-area family's golden retriever believed stolen
Family members say Bailee, a 3-year-old golden retriever, was stolen after wandering away from their home in unincorporated Cook County near Palatine.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Tax bills to be mailed in late June
The second installment of Cook County property tax bills will be mailed in late June and should be due Aug. 1. This marks the second consecutive year that tax bills will have a midsummer due date, Schaumburg Township Assessor John R. Lawson said.
Chief Keef arrested minutes after pleading guilty to speeding charge
Rapper Keith Cozart, better known as Chief Keef, was arrested blocks from the Skokie Courthouse only minutes after he pleaded guilty to speeding 110 mph on the Edens Expressway last month.
Chief Keef Pleads Guilty To Speeding, Faces Second Paternity Suit
Chicago rapper Chief Keef was served Monday in a second paternity lawsuit as he appeared in a Cook County courtroom to plead guilty to a speeding violation, the Sun-Times is reporting.
Boy, 16, One Of Three Shot By Police Over Weekend
Chicago Police fatally shot a 16-year-old boy, reportedly armed with two handguns, in Englewood late Sunday night, authorities said.
Former Stroger Aide To Go On Trial On Corruption Charges
Nearly three years after she was arrested while pulling out of a downtown parking garage, Carla Oglesby - a top aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger - is expected to go on trial on public corruption charges Monday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
2 suburban firefighters charged with attempted rape
Two south suburban firefighters face charges over allegations that one of them tried to rape a passed-out woman at a party Friday while the other was on look-out.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
6 dead, at least 29 wounded in weekend shootings across city
Six men are dead and at least 29 other people have been wounded in gun violence across the city since Friday afternoon.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Four trials, 16 years later: Chicago man acquitted of murder
It took an unprecedented four murder trials spread over 16 years for Cesar "Tony" Munoz to finally clear his name in the 1997 shooting death of his girlfriend.
Man Charged With Beating, Holding Girlfriend At NW Suburban Home
A 26-year-old Arlington Heights man is being held on $100,000 bond, charged with the domestic battery of his girlfriend and forcefully preventing her from leaving the northwest suburban home.
Man fatally shot in eye, 11 others wounded since late Friday afternoon
One man is dead and at least eleven other people have been wounded in shootings on the South and West sides since Friday afternoon.
Arlington Hts. 6th grader starts prison ministry
Tom Constertina, a sixth-grade student at St. James School in Arlington Heights, decided to donate his own money to buy Bibles for people behind bars.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
The Southtown Star
Authorities find Hazel Crest house stuffed with trash
When Hazel Crest Police Chief Tom Folliard on Friday enlisted the aid of the fire department, Cook County Animal Control and Illinois State Conservation Police to act on a search warrant, it was the culmination of more than four months trying to resolve a strange and complex problem - an elderly hoarder.
Will GOP sees plot in residency rule change
Some Will County Republicans are suspicious of a measure that shortens the residency requirement for candidates for sheriff, but Democrats say the change only makes the requirement equal to other county and municipal offices.
Dist. 207 anti-hazing consultant says staff 'overwhelmed'
The consultant that led anti-hazing focus groups at the three Maine Township High School District 207 high schools recommends more student involvement and staff training on bullying intervention.