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3 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times
A Cook County jury awarded $14 million Friday to an Elmwood Park woman who suffered a severe stroke after taking prescribed birth control medication.
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7 hrs ago | My FOX Chicago
Clerk David Orr says he issued the marriage license in downtown Chicago on Friday to a gay couple from Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood.
11 hrs ago | The Southtown Star
A Tinley Park man has been charged with felonies after authorities recovered numerous pornographic videos involving children on a computer in his home, according to prosecutors.
12 hrs ago | Daily Herald
A Rolling Meadows man was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to molesting a 5-year-old girl last year, court records show.
16 hrs ago | Red Eye Chicago
A 12-year-old boy and seven others were wounded in shootings between about noon Thursday and 4 a.m. Friday.
18 hrs ago | CBS Local
Chicago environmental groups filed a lawsuit Thursday to stop the proposed $1.3 billion Illiana Expressway linking northern Illinois and northwestern Indiana, claiming the Illinois Department of Transportation doesn't have authority to develop it.
19 hrs ago | Daily Herald
The projects that will receive the money are in Chicago, Alsip, Broadview, Countryside, Glenview, North Riverside, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Oak Lawn, Skokie and Tinley Park.
A concrete drivers' strike has delayed the start of Darien's concrete replacement program which was schedule to start on Thursday.
The Cook County state's attorney is investigating five police officers, three from Chicago and two from Glenview, accused of lying on the stand.
A Chicago man is facing charges after he allegedly sexually assaulted his co-worker in north suburban Evanston last month.
Gov. Pat Quinn announced nearly $23 million in funding Thursday for construction projects in Cook, DuPage, Lake and McHenry counties.
On the day he was to be sentenced to prison for shooting his wife in the face, Allan Kustok's lawyers asked for a new trial.
A federal judge Wednesday sentenced two half-brothers to prison for taking bribes to fix property tax assessments in Cook County, calling low-level public corruption such as theirs a scourge that damages democratic society.
It's hard for me to imagine a time where patronage was so common that hard-copy records were actually kept The existence of the records was first disclosed in the report issued last month by the Northeastern Illinois Public Transit Task Force, appointed last summer by Gov. Pat Quinn to recommend improvements for Metra and the other transit ... (more)
But in that time, records show, Yarbrough has put one family member on the payroll and hired several people with political ties to her, as well as to her husband, former Maywood Mayor Henderson Yarbrough.
SPRINGFIELD - Last week, the Senate approved a proposal co-sponsored by State Senator Michael Hastings that will buoy communities currently dragged down by high rates of vacancy and foreclosure.
Attorneys for Mario A. Williams, charged along with Ricky J. Moreno with the 2012 shooting death of a 16-year-old Elgin boy, will argue the constitutionality of the mandatory firearm enhancement this afternoon before Cook County Judge Thomas Fecarotta.