| Jun 26, 2011
First of two parts
He kept thinking that there had been a mistake, that he'd be out in no time. That the system, set into motion by some misunderstanding or act of malice, would soon correct itself.
That was before the detective informed him of the...
| Dec 16, 2007
They are sons of La Jolla, five friends who came of age on the edge of the Pacific.
They all played on La Jolla High School's football team. One was the defensive player of the year. Another was a star quarterback mentored by former pro standout Doug...
| Jun 6, 2004
Ronald Reagan, the Hollywood actor who became one of the most popular presidents of the 20th century and transformed the political landscape of an era with his vision of conservative government, died Saturday at his home in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 3:29 PM
An Evanston man was ordered held on $600,000 bail today and accused of sexually assaulting and severely beating a 14-year-old runaway he allegedly forced into prostitution.
Donzell Mintz, 21, was charged with involuntary sexual servitude of a minor,...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Two Aurora teenagers have been arrested and charged with robbing a cab driver at gunpoint early Wednesday, according to police.
Aurora police say Liderries I. Thompson, 17, or the 100 block of N. Ohio St., and a 16-year old accomplice are accused of the...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:15 PM
An executive of a Carol Stream company enlisted five other men to make separate trips to Nevada, Wisconsin and New Jersey to collect debts by intimidation and fear, federal authorities said Thursday.
A separate indictment charged one of those same men...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:27 PM
The pastor of an Aurora church pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that he used faked financial documents to fleece three supporters out of more than $1.6 million in donations.
Howard Richmond, the pastor of Life Reach Ministries, a church in an Aurora...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Two banks were robbed this afternoon by repeat suspects, authorities said.
A bank in Wicker Park was robbed by a man who the FBI said is on a “spree,” hitting a fourth bank today, and another man who held up a bank in west suburban Lombard is...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 11:59 AM
A Cary man has been charged with orchestrating a series of bank robberies in the suburbs over a 10 day period earlier this month, FBI officials said.
Evan L. Hall, 26, of the 100 block of River Drive, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mary M. Rowland...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:52 PM
A DuPage County judge this afternoon found two women not guilty of charges they committed forgery to help the son of one of the women fight accusations that he sexually abused young female gymnasts he coached in Aurora.
Judge Robert Kleeman said the...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 8:19 PM
Authorities in west suburban Aurora are asking for the public’s help in finding the driver of an SUV that hit and seriously injured a 13-year-old boy before fleeing the scene Wednesday afternoon, police said.
The boy was trying to cross Talma...