Recent Articles
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was in Chicago on Tuesday. She headlined a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser, according to the DCCC on Wednesday afternoon. Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos chairs the committee.

  • Man charged with killing McHenry County deputy pleads not guilty

    ROCKFORD, Ill. — The man charged with shooting and killing a McHenry County sheriff’s deputy pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in Rockford. Floyd Brown looked pretty stoic throughout his arraignment, that included a charge of first degree murder, which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison or death. To all charges, he pleaded not guilty. A few relatives of fallen Deputy Jacob Keltner, and many members of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department, packed the court proceeding, staring down the […]

  • Ex-Chicago cop on trial after 14 years on the run

    CHICAGO — Opening statements wrapped on Tuesday in former Chicago Police Sergeant Eddie Hicks’ trial. Hicks skipped town before his original trial in 2003. He was a fugitive for more than 14 years, and was captured in 2017 as he lived in Detroit under a fake name. According to prosecutors, Hicks was the leader of a corrupt crew that used fake search warrants to shake down drug dealers. The prosecution’s opening statements laid out its case against Hicks saying, “He was […]

  • 62-year-old man killed in fire on Southeast Side

    CHICAGO — A man was killed in a fire on Chicago’s Southeast Side. The flames broke out at a home at 87th and Essex in South Chicago on Thursday morning. The deceased victim was 62 years-old. The Fire Department says he became trapped and disoriented. The home had working smoke detectors. An 81 year-old woman and a 56 year-old man were able to escape the flames and were treated at the scene. No word on what sparked the fire.

  • Sterigenics files emergency motion to reopen Willowbrook facility

    WILLOWBROOK, Ill. —A federal judge has refused to order the resumption of operations at a suburban Chicago plant that sterilizes medical instruments with a cancer-causing chemical. The state last week issued a seal order for Sterigenics U.S. in Willowbrook. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency said the order was based on air sampling by local officials and the U.S. EPA that consistently found high outdoor ambient levels of ethylene oxide. In seeking an emergency order to reopen, Sterigenics attorney Gerard Kelly […]

  • Judge rules in legal battle over road salt in Algonquin Township

    ALGONQUIN TOWNSHIP, Ill. — Amid this snowy and icy winter, the Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner and the Board of Trustees are in a fight over salt. At a meeting Wednesday night,  some residents and board members called on the highway commissioner to resign. Earlier in the day, a judge denied the commissioner’s salt emergency declaration. The judge said the issue should be resolved within the township and not in court. Commissioner Andrew Gasser declared the emergency due to a dwindling supply. He […]

  • Former Illinois lawmaker in ‘revenge porn’ case pleads not guilty

    LAKE COUNTY, Ill. — Former Illinois lawmaker Nick Sauer pleaded not guilty through his attorney on Wednesday in a “revenge porn” case. The 36 year-old arrived at the Lake County court well before his arraignment on 12 felony counts, all linked to the alleged, nonconsensual dissemination of sexual images of two women. Sauer has been out on bond after turning himself in last month in the wake of a 14 page grand jury indictment. It outlined the 12 counts and […]

  • New details revealed in death investigation of Chicago sergeant

    CHICAGO — An off-duty Chicago police sergeant who was discovered shot to death was reportedly in a vehicle with another off-duty CPD sergeant at the time of the gunfire, according to the Chicago Tribune, citing law enforcement sources. A Chicago police spokesman tells the Tribune, 47 year-old Lori Rice apparently took her own life. The case is still under investigation. The spokesman adds the other officer has been fully cooperating. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has held off on […]

  • AAA shares tips for safe travel in cold weather

    CHICAGO — This cold weather is taking a harsh toll on vehicles on Wednesday. AAA has been busy jump-starting cars, fixing flat tires, and dealing with frozen locks. Due to the extreme temperatures, AAA is only responding to emergencies. The American Automobile Association (AAA) is offering these tips: Keep your cellphone charged, and take a charger with you Keep warm blankets and other warm gear in your car Take water and some non-perishable food on each winter trip in case […]

  • Indiana State Police K-9 officer retires

    LOWELL, Ind. — A dog that served several years with the Indiana State Police is now enjoying a warm retirement. K-9 Rykr is nice and toasty at his partner’s home. Rykr served with Master Trooper Fred Trammel for more than 10 years. He played a major role during his crime-fighting career. He performed nearly 900 total drug searches, which resulted in roughly 300 criminal arrests. Rykr also received an award from the National Interdiction Conference for the largest Khat seizure […]

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.