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Brookfield Zoo euthanizes tiny baby antelope Valentino born on Valentine's Day due to birth defect

Brookfield Zoo medical staff yesterday had to put down a tiny African antelope born on Valentine's Day due to a severe birth defect that meant it would not have survived, the zoo announced on its Facebook page.


Snoop Dog is coming to the Illinois State Fair

SPRINGFIELD (WREX) — Rap icon Snoop Dogg is coming to the 2019 Illinois State Fair. Snoop Dogg and Friends will perform Friday, Aug. 16 on the Grandstand stage. Since 1993, Snoop Dogg has released 17 studio albums, sold more than 35 million albums worldwide, reached No. 1 on Billboard charts, and re


Top 50 La Grange home sales for 2018

A home buyer who paid $1,225,000 to purchase a home in LaGrange Historic District on Jan. 4 paid the top home sale price for La Grange in 2018, according to BlockShopper.com, which calculated the top 50 home sale prices by city for the 12 months ending Dec. 31.


Cook County approves settlement in 2013 jail beating case

CHICAGO — Cook County commissioners have approved a $1.5 million settlement of a lawsuit brought because of the jailhouse beating of a northern Illinois woman. The woman was arrested in 2010 after returning to what was once her family home in Wilmette, forgetting her parents sold the house. Attorney


Lifeguards Wanted At Lyons Township High School

LA GRANGE, IL - Lyons Township High School seeks to hire multiple lifeguards for its pool. The people wanted will be needed to lifeguard during open community swim times, which according to an e-newsletter from the school usually occur on Sunday afternoons and Wednesday and Friday evenings.


Cardinal Blase Cupich speaks on second day of sex abuse summit

ROME (WLS) -- Friday is the second day of a never-before seen gathering at the Vatican. Catholic bishops from around the world are gathered there to address the clergy sex abuse crisis and Chicago's Cardinal Blase Cupich spoke to the group.


Jussie Smollett heads straight back to Empire set after posting $100k bail

Jussie Smollett went straight back to work after posting bail on Thursday, which was set at $100k (£77,000). The Empire actor was scheduled to film scenes on set and according to TMZ had kept his cast mates and crew waiting for 30 minutes before arriving.


La Grange Weekend Weather Forecast

LA GRANGE, IL — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Partly cloudy starting in the evening. Partly cloudy until afternoon. Rain until afternoon, starting again in the evening, and windy overnight.


Illinois rescinded 10,000 gun licenses last year. More than 75 percent of holders ignored the notice.

Illinois State Police rescinded more than 10,000 gun licenses last year — and more than 75 percent of the revocation recipients ignored it, according to newly released data. The state agency provided the staggering figures late Thursday, as part of a trove of law-enforcement documents involving Gary


Downers Grove North Student Dies Days After Being Struck By Car

DOWNERS GROVE, IL -- A Downers Grove North student who was hit by a car outside of the school Tuesday has died. School officials said the parents of Beth Dunlap, 16, told them Friday that her injures were "unrecoverable."


Top 10 Most Expensive Streets in Elmhurst

The following are the Top 10 most expensive streets in Elmhurst. The average price for homes on these streets range from $990,000 to $1,282,151. Joanne Way is the 1st most expensive street in Elmhurst, with single family homes built from 2015 to 2018, and ranging in price from $1,021,284 to $1,786,6


Gas Tax: How Much More Illinois Residents Pay To Fill Up

ILLINOIS — Crossing state lines could increase or decrease how much you pay for gas. A new report from 24/7 Wall Street looked at which states have the highest and lowest gas taxes and found that drivers in some states end up paying 50-75 percent more than others.


3 burglaries reported in Riverside: police

Riverside police are investigating three burglaries reported Tuesday in the west suburb. Two of them stemmed from the same condominium building in the 100 block of Longcommon, according to a statement from Riverside police chief Tom Weitzel. About noon, two units there were broken into during a forc


Arrested At LTHS: 4 Teens Charged In 1 Week

WESTERN SPRINGS, IL - Police have made several citations at Lyons Township High School South in recent days. The school at 4900 Willow Springs Road in Western Springs was listed as the location for four police calls from Feb. 8 until Feb. 14. All cited in these incidents are minors.


Illinois lawmaker speaks out against Governor Pritzker's state budget

An Illinois lawmaker is speaking out against Governor JB Pritzker’s state budget for 2020. State Representative Darren Bailey says Pritzker’s budget proposes more taxes, expanding gambling to include sports betting and promoting the use of marijuana.


9 Illinois State Troopers hit when handling roadside incidents

ILLINOIS (WICS/WRSP) -- Scott’s Law, otherwise known as the ‘Move Over’ Law, mandates when approaching a vehicle on the side of the road with flashing lights, you must slow down and move over.


York Road Businesses Burglarized: Hinsdale Police Blotter

The following information is from the Hinsdale Police Department. An arrest is not an indication of guilt. Michael A. Slonek, 32, of Western Springs was stopped in the 700 block of North York Road at 2:02 a.m. on Feb. 16 and was charged with DUI - alcohol and disobeying a traffic control device.


How Illinois bet on video gambling and lost

Editor’s note: This story is a collaboration between ProPublica Illinois and WBEZ Chicago, co-published with the Chicago Sun-Times. It was originally published by ProPublica.


Vernon Hills wants Macy's to scale back Hawthorn Mall plan

Macy's preliminary proposal to develop four buildings on its property outside Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills is too crowded for village officials, who suggested the plan be scaled back.


Foremost Liquors In Oak Forest Closes

OAK FOREST, IL — Foremost Liquors, the Cicero store that took on new owners in 2016, has closed. A spokesman for the City of Oak Forest said officials are aware that the liquor store is closed and said that the property is up for sale.