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Nokia Axes 250 Jobs, Anticipates More Cuts In Naperville
NAPERVILLE, IL — Nokia Networks is planning to make some drastic cuts, a move which began with laying off 250 employees at its Naperville location on Sept. 7. According to Crain's Chicago, the company is likely to lay off 250 more workers before the end of 2018.
West Chicago Murder Case: Teens Plead Not Guilty
WEST CHICAGO, IL — Four teens who stand trial for the murder of a West Chicago man they allegedly set on fire, stabbed, and ran over with a car have pleaded not guilty. Francisco Alvarado, Jesus Correa, and Saul Ruiz, all 18, of West Chicago, along with Tia Brewer, 16, of Wheaton, could face life in
Drunk Driver Pretends He's Boxer Oscar De La Hoya: Cops
BOLINGBROOK, IL - A 25-year-old man who resides in Cicero was stopped by Bolingbrook Police officers over the weekend on charges of suspected drunken driving. But village police were initially led to believe that the man behind the wheel was a famous boxer. The driver identified himself as Oscar De
Rashaad Penny played 20 offensive snaps and got 10 carries to Chris Carson's 19 offensive snaps and six carries against Chicago Monday night. That was a surprise given how Pete Carroll had said that Carson had taken the lead in the Seahawks' tailback competition. He said postgame that part of the reason for Carson's light usage was that injuries at other positions forced him to play more on special teams, which left him "a little gassed." Carson played only two snaps on special teams.
Rashaad Penny played 20 offensive snaps and got 10 carries to Chris Carson's 19 offensive snaps and six carries against Chicago Monday night. That was a surprise given how Pete Carroll had said that Carson had taken the lead in the Seahawks' tailback competition. He said postgame that part of the re
2 Illinois Towns Among Money's 'Best Places To Live In America'
WHEATON, IL — Two Chicago-area towns made Money magazine's coveted list of Best Places To Live In America for 2018 — and they might surprise you. The new rankings, released Monday in partnership with realtor.com, were compiled by looking at more than 135,000 data points including economic health, co
Car Burglar Swipes Suitcase Filled With Cash In Oak Park: Cops
OAK PARK, IL — Police in Oak Park are investigating a vehicle burglary in which the suspect or suspects stole a suitcase that contained close to $5,000 in cash. According to a police report, the car was burglarized around 1:10 p.m. Monday while the car was left unattended for about four minutes.
Dist. 62 Approves Final Budget For 2018-19 | Journal & Topics Media Group
Property tax levies are amounts of taxpayer money that public bodies request to fund annual operations. In July, newly hired Dist. 62 Supt. of Business Mark Bertolozzi said the increase is based on Consumer Price Index, a measure of the change in price for typical household goods.
Man Tries Unsuccessfully To Shoot Himself In Parking Lot: Cops
SUMMIT, IL -- A Brookfield man was arrested after he shot off a gun in a truck repair parking lot, prosecutors said. Frank Corduan, 55, appeared before Cook County Judge Peter Felice on a charge of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.
Man Punches Metra Conductor After Refusing To Pay Fare: County
ITASCA, IL — A Dolton man has been charged after allegedly punching a Metra conductor in the face, the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office said. Keimon Snow, 24, has been charged with one county of aggravated battery. He appeared at a bond hearing on Sept. 15, where Judge Anthony Coco set bond a
Kanye West says he's 'moving back to Chicago and never leaving again'
@chancetherapperjust brought out@kanyewestat@OpenMikeChicagoand he announced he’s moving back to Chicago FOR GOOD ???pic.twitter.com/1H5Rt1ACLH— JAMESTYLERS (@JamesTylers)
New Illinois Law Allows Doctors To Switch Opioid Prescriptions For Medical Marijuana - The Ring of Fire Network
A recently-passed law in the state of Illinois is going to give doctors in the state the freedom needed to switch patientsfrom opioid painkillers to medical marijuana, a move the state hopes will help combat the opioid epidemic and thousands of opioid deaths the state has witnessed. Studies have con
1 Dead, Dozens Displaced After Condo Fire Near Des Plaines
MAINE TOWNSHIP, IL — One person died and seven others were injured in a fire Sunday at a condominium building in unincorporated Maine Township east of Des Plaines. The fire broke out in the top floor of the six-story building in the 9300 block of Landings Lane around 7:45 a.m., causing a partial roo
Man critical after Corvette crashes into Skokie building
SKOKIE, Ill. — A man was critically injured after his Corvette slammed into a building in Skokie late Sunday night.The crash occurred just before midnight near the intersection of Oakton and Crawford.The sports car tore a 10-foot hole in the brick wall of an office building and was halfway inside.Fi
DUIs, Impersonating A Police Officer: Elmhurst Arrests
Patrick McEvoy, 63, of Melrose Park, was arrested at 11:25 a.m. in the 100 block of East Schiller for impersonating a peace officer. He was taken to DuPage County Jail.Dareus Marshall, 32, of Aurora, was arrested at 6:12 p.m. at Third and West for driving while license suspended and speeding.Keith B
'Biggest Fear' Realized For Construction Worker Killed On I-294
BARTLETT, IL -- Funeral services have been set for a construction worker who was killed while working along the Tri-State Tollway near Rosemont Friday night. A visitation for Frank Caputo, 59, of Bartlett will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 21 at Cumberland Chapels, 8300 W. Lawrence Avenue in Nor
Angry Over Affair, Skokie Man Shot Friend On Edens: Prosecutors
SKOKIE, IL — Prosecutors said the Skokie man accused of shooting the passenger in his vehicle on the highway last month believed the victim was having an affair with his wife, the Skokie Review reported. Timothy Turner, 40, of the 8700 block of Ridgeway Avenue in Skokie turned himself in to police o
Man charged with sexually assaulting mentally disabled woman in Palos Hills
Joseph Gleeson IV approached the 35-year-old woman and exposed himself to her on July 22, 2017 while at the store, located at 10260 S. Harlem Ave., Palos Hills police said. He then continued shopping with her and they exchanged phone numbers.
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Drunk Driver Drives Into Traffic, Blows 2 Times Legal Limit: Cops
RIVERSIDE, IL — A Cicero man was arrested for drunk driving after weaving across lanes and driving into oncoming traffic, police said. An officer on patrol at 1:42 a.m. Sunday saw a car weaving all over on Longcommon Road, and the car then drove into oncoming traffic and bounced off curbs.
Person dead after apartment fire in unincorporated Des Plaines
Fire officials said six people, including a firefighter, were transported to area hospitals for treatment. The extent of their injuries is unknown.