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Video Shows Brazen Thieves Pillaging Cars in Franklin Park
Two separate break-ins at the same property in Franklin Park were captured on home security video. "In the beginning you start shaking," resident Steven Donchev said. "Then you feel mad."
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Calls For State Gas Tax Increase
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling for a 20 to 30 cent per gallon increase in the state’s gas tax to pay for a statewide transportation bill. He made the announcement today while he was joined by members of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus. Emanuel in the past said he would push for the passage of
'Polar Express' comes alive as holiday train travels from Franklin Park to Elgin
On Dec. 8, the Gutierrez family traveled from Northlake to the "North Pole," thanks to the Park District of Franklin Park’s Polar Express. Bringing the classic 1985 Chris Van Allsburg story and 2004 animated film to life, the Polar Express travels from Franklin Park to Elgin on select Saturdays each
Eat Lunch With The Grinch At Cheney Mansion In Oak Park
OAK PARK, IL --- Kids can get into the holiday spirit by dining with one of the most well-known Christmas characters in literature. The Grinch will stop by Cheney mansion on Saturday, Dec. 15 to have lunch and play holiday-inspired games with kids.
Zach LaVine Spoke with Jim Boylen Amid Bulls Drama: 'This Isn't a Dictatorship'
Jim Boylen's first week as head coach of the Chicago Bulls featured no shortage of drama, with players reportedly discussing a boycott of practice over the weekend. Wanting to try to clear the air, Chicago star Zach LaVine recently sat down with Boyle, per ESPN's Malika Andrews and Ramona Shelburne.
'A major, major reconstruction': Franklin Park officials have big plans for Franklin Avenue
Franklin Avenue may look very different five years from now, as plans for a more than $30 million rebuild of the roadway move forward. The design firm handling preliminary engineering on the largely grant-funded project is set to present Franklin Park officials with the proposed improvements Monday,
Chamber by O'Hare welcomes new president and Hester Junior High performers at annual holiday luncheon
At Franklin Park’s Underpass Restaurant & Lounge on Dec. 6, business leaders, elected officials and school representatives gathered to celebrate past successes and look toward future goals at the Chamber by O’Hare’s annual holiday luncheon.
3 arrested after $2.5 million in marijuana seized in Berwyn, South Loop, prosecutors say
Three men have been arrested after nearly $2.5 million worth of marijuana was seized in the near west suburbs and the South Loop, prosecutors said Tuesday. Brothers Ruben and Sergio Estrada were taken into custody Monday by the Chicago police narcotics unit, with help from a department SWAT team, af
Lyft driver charged with battery after sexually assaulting 17-year-old passenger
LYONS, Ill. — A Lyft driver has been charged after sexually assaulting a 17-year-old passenger, police said. Anthony Vicari, 40, of Chicago, was arrested and charged with battery Monday, according to Lyons spokesperson Ray Hanania.
Cook Co. Investigator Arrested For Route 59 Retail Thefts
JOLIET, IL - A 47-year-old Cook County Corrections investigator who lives in Romeoville spent a good portion of his weekend behind bars at Will County's Jail after Joliet Police busted him for a series of retail thefts at the Kohl's on Route 59, according to police. Amarildo Ponce was arrested on ch
Evanston aldermen vote to preserve Harley Clarke mansion
EVANSTON, Ill. (WLS) -- Evanston's Harley Clarke mansion is staying put. Late Monday night, the Evanston city council voted unanimously to preserve the historic building from demolition.
Woman, 19, arrested after escaping police custody at Cook County courthouse
SUMMIT, Ill. (WLS) -- A 19-year-old woman who escaped police custody last week was arrested Sunday evening in south suburban Summit, according to the Cook County Sheriff's Office.
Lyft driver accused of sexually harassing 17-year-old passenger on ride to Lyons
A Lyft driver has been charged with battery after Lyons police said he sexually harassed and tried to have sex with a 17-year-old passenger. Lyons spokesperson Ray Hanania said Anthony Vicari of Chicago was called to pick up a 17-year-old girl in Worth and take her to her home in Lyons on Oct. 12.
Indiana teen confesses to killing pregnant schoolmate, police say
MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- An Indiana high school football player told investigators that he killed a 17-year-old schoolmate because he was angry that she waited so long to tell him she was pregnant with his child that it was too late to get an abortion, authorities said Monday. Aaron Trejo, 16, was charged
Top 4 performing arts events this week in Chicago
We've rounded up four artsy events around Chicago this week that will scratch your cultural itch, from a contemporary dance performance inspired by poor women's stories to a must-see Broadway holiday musical.
Cook County Calendar of Events Dec. 12 – Dec. 18
Implied Horizons: Watercolors by Anne Nordhaus-Bike. Five Seasons Family Sports Club, 6901 S. Madison St., Burr Ridge. Artist Anne Nordhaus-Bike will speak about her work on display at the Five Seasons Family Sports Club. The exhibition displays 19 of Nordhaus-Bike’s watercolor paintings.
Cook County Health Offers Tips for Combatting Seasonal Affective Disorder
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of seasonal depression triggered by the change in seasons. Typically depression symptoms begin in fall or winter and subside in the spring. Approximately half a million people in the U.S. suffer from SAD, while 10 to 20% may suffer from a more mild form of
Oak Parker fights off would-be robbers
An Oak Park resident was the target of an attempted robbery in the 100 block of Augusta on at about 5:50 p.m. on Dec. 8. The victim punched in the jaw by a man who implied he had a gun and then demanded the victim's money.
Jim Boylen’s ‘shock and awe’ isn’t sitting well with the Chicago Bulls
If there was any confusion about who Jim Boylen was and what he’s about, the Chicago Bulls are finding out. And the players don’t seem to be very fond of it. Boylen took over the Bulls from Fred Hoiberg after a 5-29 start, and in just a week, the Bulls have had a record 56-point loss, starters bench
Teen charged with killing girl who was pregnant with his child
MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) -- An Indiana high school football player told investigators that he killed a 17-year-old schoolmate because he was angry that she waited so long to tell him she was pregnant with his child that it was too late to get an abortion, authorities said Monday.