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  • Coyote pups found dead in container in forest preserve

    BARRINGTON, Ill. — Authorities are trying to find out who killed half a dozen coyote pups, leaving just one from the litter alive but badly injured. Cook County Forest Preserve police discovered six coyote pups in a bag in a container in a forest preserve in Barrington. The bucket was found May 11 near Penny Road Pond, part of the larger Spring Creek Valley Forest preserve. One of the pups, just weeks old, somehow survived the ordeal. The animal is now […]

  • Judge bars texts and emails from evidence in Melodie Gliniewicz trial

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. — The widow of disgraced Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniwicz was back in court today. And the Lake County State’s Attorney’s office learned it will have to prosecute the case against her without what could have been an important piece of evidence. The judge ruled that text and email messages between Melodie Gliniewicz and her late husband will not be admissible. The judge also continued until June 13 a hearing on Melodie Gliniewicz’ bid to have the charges against […]

  • Suburban organic landfill one step closer to reality

    CHICAGO — A new organic composting landfill is one step closer to becoming a reality in the northwest suburbs. Cook County commissioners approved it this afternoon over the passionate objections from people who will live near the landfill. Patriot Acres wants to use land just east of Des Plaines River  in the 9800 block of East Central for the project. People who live nearby are worried the landfill will increase traffic in the area and hurt the environment. It is […]

  • Travelers at O’Hare question recent airline anger

    CHICAGO — It’s much calmer at Chicago’s O’hare International Airport than it was on Monday at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, where several angry passengers were arrested when fighting and screaming matches broke out after nearly a dozen Spirit Airlines flights were canceled. There were some residual delays, but Spirit passengers at O’Hare weren’t feeling too many of the aftereffects. The airline blames the situation on what it calls an “unlawful labor activity” by some pilots. The pilots union has […]

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    2 local companies receive warning letters from FDA

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Two Naperville companies are among more than a dozen nationwide who have received warning letters from the Food and Drug Administration about selling fraudulent cancer-fighting products online. The Vitamin C Foundation and Oxygen Health Systems are accused of marketing a variety of products that the FDA said were “not generally recognized as safe and effective” for fighting cancer. They were given 15 days from their April 17 notifications to correct the violations or face regulatory action. The […]

  • State police partnering with Anti-Defamation League to combat hate crimes

    CHICAGO — The state of Illinois is taking new steps to combat hate crimes.  Governor Bruce Rauner announced today that Illinois State Police are forming a partnership with the Anti-Defamation League. They will design a new curriculum for training law enforcement officers at the state and local level to identify, investigate and prosecute hate crimes. The state’s other efforts to fight hate crimes include improving education in the public school system about hate crimes and genocide, and strengthening anti-hate crime […]

  • Chicago Blackhawks playoff tickets go on sale Monday

    CHICAGO — Blackhawks fans, it’s that time again. Single-game tickets for the first two rounds of the 2017 NHL playoffs will go on sale at noon next Monday. The tickets are available only at or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Customers are limited to four tickets and refunds for any playoff games that are not played will be available at the point of purchase. The Blackhawks clinched their ninth straight playoff appearance last Sunday and currently lead the […]

  • Journalist sues CPD over Laquan McDonald investigation records

    CHICAGO — The first journalist to investigate the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police officer is now suing the Chicago Police Department. Journalist Jamie Kalven says the CPD has refused to release records of the city Inspector General’s investigation of an alleged cover-up of the McDonald killing. The Inspector General’s probe found that at least 11 officers and supervisors committed misconduct and points to a code of silence. The lawsuit alleges that the code of silence is […]

  • Funeral services today for Arlington Heights family killed in crash

    MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. — Funeral services are being held today for three members of an Arlington Heights family killed last week in a car crash in Des Plaines. Anita Crawford, 50, her husband Kevin, 52, and their daughter, Kirsten, 20, died when another vehicle crashed into their car last Thursday on Northwest Highway. Their funeral is being held at St. John Lutheran Church in Mount Prospect. The Crawfords’ two younger children are now in the care of their grandparents and their aunt. […]

  • ‘Day Without a Woman’ strike to be held March 8 nationwide

    The organizers behind January’s women’s march on Washington have announced a general strike set for March 8th. The day is designated as “A Day Without a Woman.” In a message posted on Twitter and Instagram, Women’s March say the national event aims for communities to unite, “In the spirit of women and their allies coming together for love and liberation, we offer A Day Without A Woman.” In the spirit of women and their allies coming together for love and liberation, […]