| Feb 19, 2011
| 12:56 PM
A 69-year-old Chicago man has been charged with sexual assault of a child, accused of requesting sex from the victim in exchange for expensive gifts, the Cook County Sheriff's Office said in a statement today.
Spyridon Spyropoulos, 69, has been...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 9:17 AM
A man jailed while awaiting trial in the harassment of a woman who has had a court order against him since 2004 has been charged with trying to arrange for her murder, authorities said.
Michael Carlson, 59, of Worth, has been held in Cook County Jail...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 4:30 PM
A politically connected Cook County Forest Preserve employee hired by Board President Toni Preckwinkle resigned Friday after being confronted about discrepancies in his resume, county officials said.
John O’Sullivan, the Worth Township Democratic...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 7:36 PM
A 35-year-old Worth man appeared in Cook County court today, charged with two counts of retail theft in connection with the Sept. 15 and Sept. 22 theft of gold chains collectively valued at $4,650 from two Orland Park jewelry stores.
| Jun 14, 2011
| 4:38 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle ran for the job as a reformer, but on Tuesday she found herself defending a decision to put two former southwest suburban state lawmakers on the county payroll.
Michael Carberry and John O’Sullivan...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 7:26 PM
An Amtrak attendant trying to lead passengers from a burning train hit by a truck in the Nevada desert says in a new lawsuit that survivors had to double back past dead bodies in a smoky car and jump out a window because their initial escape route was...
| Nov 6, 2011
| 9:28 PM
A man stripped off his clothing and walked on to the Tri-State Tollway Sunday afternoon, where he was fatally struck by a van, Illinois State Police said.
The collision was reported at about 5:54 p.m. on northbound Interstate 294 at mile marker 16 near...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 6:17 PM
Four men are behind bars after stealing nearly $2,300 in merchandise from a Walgreens in the Andersonville neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Craig Sims, 23, of the 5900 block of South Morgan Street; Nassri Nassar, 43, of the 10700 block of...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 7:15 AM
Erika Wennerstrom, vocalist and guitarist of Heartless Bastards, blends a liberal splash of blues into her roots-rock tunes. Her raspy, soulful voice is not that different from what you hear from neo-soul sisters such asAdele. Her approach, however, is...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 1:05 AM
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - More than 100,000 U.S. horses a year are still being turned into chops and steaks for Europeans and Asians since three slaughter plants in Texas and Illinois were closed in 2007.
Only the work is now done by Mexicans and...
| Mar 26, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Fisker took a major step toward its goal of putting the Karma, its 100-mpg plug-in electric hybrid, onto 40 dealership lots by the end of June. The green automaker has named 32 North American retailers that will sell and service......