| Jun 18, 2013
| 8:29 AM
Ruby Geraldine (Newland) Shooks, age 93, died on Friday, June 14, 2013.
She is survived by one sibling, Fran M. Bruner, 91, of Pomona, Calif.; her five children, Wesley Shooks Jr. (Janet) of Kankakee, Ill., Carol (Stan) Martin of Charlevoix, Richard...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:14 AM
The storms that hit northern Illinois and northern Indiana this week spawned two confirmed tornadoes, the National Weather Service has determined.
The more powerful of the two tornadoes hit 2-1/2 miles southwest of Shabbona, about 80 miles west of...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:04 PM
It was promoted as a massive storm system with the potential to drop golf ball-sized hail and produce wind gusts of up to 75 mph. Conditions were ripe for tornadoes, forecasters said.
But the thunderstorms that passed over the Chicago area Wednesday...
| May 23, 2013
| 8:57 AM
Patricia Joan Wright, 83, died at Grandvue Medical Care Facility on May 21, 2013.
Pat was born to Irene and John Bradley in Flint, Mich., on April 16, 1930. The family moved to northern Michigan when she was a young girl and so began her love of Boyne...
| Apr 19, 2013
When Plains' frontman Michael McGinnis is working, he's holed up in the recording pit of Honor Roll Music, a studio-warehouse in Little Haiti. His 6-foot-3 frame is hunched over three side-by-side monitors, his eyes staring at the screen's mixing software...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 7:34 PM
Chicago appears to have dodged the worst of an early-spring snow system that is dumping six to 10 inches on Central Illinois, according to the National Weather Service.
But according to State Police Sunday night, motorists traveling in Kankakee,...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:05 AM
CHICAGO - The four horses hadn't been visited in weeks. There was no water in their buckets, no hay in the stall. All of the animals looked dangerously thin.
The horses' caregiver apparently had stopped showing up. So even though the horses were not...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 6:44 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued an alert for three children missing from the area of Kankakee, Illinois who may have been brought to South Florida. Artistic Fletcher,...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 8:33 AM
Former state Rep. Robin Kelly easily won the special Democratic primary Tuesday night in the race to replace the disgraced Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, helped by millions of dollars in pro-gun control ads from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Chicago election officials report turnout is low in the primary election to find a successor to disgraced former Democratic U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
As of 1:45 p.m., turnout was about 11 percent among sampled city precincts, according to the...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 11:56 AM
Former Gov. George Ryan spent just hours at a halfway house on Chicago’s West Side this morning before he was released and sent to his Kankakee home, where he will be on home confinement until he completes his 6 ½-year sentence.
Ryan will not...