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5 New Foreclosures In The Des Plaines Area

DES PLAINES, IL — Don't have a lot to spend, but still looking to buy a house nearby? You might consider checking out the foreclosures on the market. You could very well find a diamond in the rough!


Top 50 Harwood Heights home sales for 2018

A home buyer who paid $730,000 to purchase a home in Dunning on Jan. 12 paid the top home sale price for Harwood Heights in 2018, according to BlockShopper.com, which calculated the top 50 home sale prices by city for the 12 months ending Dec. 31.


Michael Avenatti, at Cook County courthouse, says he believes R. Kelly will be indicted soon

High-profile attorney Michael Avenatti said Friday he believes charges are imminent against R. Kelly after giving Cook County prosecutors a tape purportedly depicting the R&B musician having sex with an underage girl.


Weekend picks: Motorcycle show features bikes and more in Rosemont

The Progressive International Motorcycle Show features hundreds of street bikes, dirt bikes, scooters and more this weekend at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont. $19 (kids 11 and younger admitted free). (847) 692-2220 or motorcycleshows.com/city/chicago-il. 10 a.


Intern Working First Day on the Job Among 5 Killed in Illinois Mass Shooting

An intern who started his first day at work was among five people shot dead in a mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois, on Feb. 15. The identifies of the five victims were revealed by the Aurora Police Department on Saturday.


Man found dead in Norridge is Cook County’s 31st cold-related death

An 83-year-old man who died from Thursday is Cook County’s 31st cold-related death since the start of the season. Donald Kalinsky died about 6 p.m. in the 4300 block of North Overhill Avenue in northwest suburban Norridge, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He lived in the same block wh


1 wounded in gun attack near downtown

One man was wounded in a Thursday night gun attack just north of downtown. The man was shot shortly before 10 p.m. near the corner of Main and Des Plaines streets, police said.


Police Identify 5 Aurora Shooting Victims

CHICAGO (CBS)– In a press conference Saturday morning, Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman identified the five victims who died after gunman Gary Martin, 45, opened fire inside a Henry Pratt manufacturing plant Friday.


Police: Two brothers told investigators they were paid by Jussie Smollett to stage attack

CHICAGO—Two brothers told Chicago police investigators that they were paid by "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett to stage an attack on him, according to a person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly.


Gov. Pritzker forms initiative to combat gun violence in Illinois

SPRINFIELD, Ill. (WTVO) - Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has pledged to change the way the stat approaches gun violence. Pritzker made the promise in Chicago at the "Cities Striving for Peace" public forum.


Q3 real estate sales report: Des Plaines

Median prices declined in Des Plaines over last year, and are down 6.2 percent over 10 years, adjusted for inflation, according to third quarter sales data collected by BlockShopper.com.


Gunman in deadly workplace shooting should not have owned weapon, police say

A gunman opened fire inside an Illinois manufacturing company Friday, killing five workers and injuring several police officers in the rampage, authorities said. Local police identified the gunman as 45-year-old Gary Martin, who died in a shootout with officers.


Pedestrian killed by side mirror

ELK GROVE VILLAGE (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A pedestrian died after he was struck by a vehicle’s sideview mirror Thursday in northwest suburban Elk Grove Village. Gerald Frens, 75, was standing near a curb at the intersection of Walnut and Maple lanes and struck in the head by the mirror of a turning


The southernmost region of Illinois is shrinking. But it doesn't have to fade away.

“It’s like we’ve been forgotten down here,” Rhonda Belford of rural Hardin County told me in an interview about a year ago. The “down here” she was referencing are the southernmost communities of Illinois that are located about an hour or so yonder of Carbondale. A lot of people, it seems, assume th


Shooting In Downtown Plainfield: Police Seek Suspects

PLAINFIELD, IL — Plainfield police are looking for information on two shooting suspects after a male victim was shot and wounded Thursday night near Main and Des Plaines streets. Police said the victim was shot at around 9:51 p.m. by two offenders before fleeing and seeking help for his injuries.


Aurora Illinois gunman: ‘troubled loner’ & criminal past.

Gary Martin Aurora gunman: A portrait of a loner with a disturbing criminal past who may have been premeditated after finding out he was being made redundant. The gunman who killed five at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois before dying in a police standoff has been described as a troubled loner by nei


Illinois shooting began just after man was fired

AURORA, Ill. – The man who gunned down five co-workers and wounded a sixth at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse before shooting and wounding five police officers brought his gun to a meeting in which he was going to be fired, authorities said Saturday.


Two from Illinois suffer minor injuries after accident Friday

Two were left with minor injuries after an accident on US 54 Friday afternoon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Michael Jackson, 53, of Lake Zurich, Illinois, and Daniel McCurley, 56, of Lake Zurich, Illinois, had minor injuries after an accident on US 54 in Miller County


Man Charged Following Reported Interaction With Minor

Mount Prospect police have charged a Matteson man, who allegedly previously had an inappropriate conversation with a minor. Police on Thursday, Feb. 7, charged Thomas E. Gould, 28 years old, of 5212 Southwick Dr., Matteson, with one count of disorderly conduct for his alleged involvement in a suspic


Man shot by police during ‘armed confrontation' in Chicago

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A man was shot by police during an “armed confrontation” with officers Saturday evening in Lawndale. The 20-year-old was shot by an officer when he was seen holding a gun and an “armed confrontation ensued” as he tried to run from a car that crashed in the 2100 block