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A Cook County judge will let jurors hear about statements a man made to police about the 2013 fatal shooting of a Wheeling man who was walking his dog.
James Barkemeyer, mayor of north suburban Bannockburn for more than seven years, stepped down unexpectedly Friday.
Hiding from authorities in Poland, Andrzej Rybka allegedly bragged he had "gotten away" with killing two people in a drunken driving crash on the Southwest Side.
Northfield resident Jan Churchwell took the oath of office as New Trier Township assessor on July 30, taking over the post from Interim Assessor JoAnn Shrier Gordon.
A 19-year-old Hoffman Estates man has been charged with felony residential burglary after a chase by a village resident.
Overnight thunderstorms led to flooding in Oak Lawn and some surrouding towns, resulting in traffic nightmares, school closures and waterlogged basements.
A flash flood warning is in effect for portions of Cook, Lake and DuPage counties this morning due to heavy rains that fell overnight, meteorologists say.
In exchange for Vantrell Jackson's guilty plea to the class 2 felonies, Cook County Judge Thomas Fecarotta sentenced him to nine years in prison.
Illinoisans started registering to vote online for the first time in June, and the daily tally of applications is beginning to grow.
In 2011, editors at GlobalPost - a Boston-based international news site - talked him into a stateside writing job.
The Cal-Sag Channel is a manmade waterway constructed to connect the Little Calumet River with the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal.
A 9-year-old boy was killed Wednesday afternoon and seven others were wounded in city shootings throughout the day.
A Hoffman Estates man who rear-ended a cab whose driver died more than two months ago on the Jane Addams Tollway was coming back from giving a UberX ride and is being sued by the cabdriver's son.
An Illinois appeals court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling barring a question from the November ballot about whether to impose legislative term limits, dealing another potential setback to Republican Bruce Rauner's campaign for governor.
A bicycle on the ground at the scene of a police-involved shooting Tuesday night on the Far South Side.
Updated: Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:21 am
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