| 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
| 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...
| 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 21, 2013
| 6:18 AM
Two Forest Park residents have been targeted by a telephone scam that has already hit unincorporated Des Plaines, in which people of Indian or other Asian heritage are told they will be arrested or deported if they do not pay money to the Internal Revenue...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:22 PM
Arlington Heights police say a 15-year-old Chicago boy’s jaw was broken when he was attacked by three other teens near the Arlington Heights Frontier Days Festival grounds Saturday night.
According to Arlington Heights Crime Prevention Officer...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 3:46 PM
An exterminator walked out of a North Aurora customer's home with more than the satisfaction of a job well done, police said Wednesday.
Troy Placek, 37, of Aurora, was charged with felony theft for taking a one-carat diamond engagement ring March 30,...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 4:42 PM
A man was arrested late this afternoon after a pursuit of a cab that was stolen when a cabbie was stabbed in the throat in Naperville, police said.
The cabbie had picked up a fare about 4:45 a.m. at a gas station in the 600 block of North Route 59 in...