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Man charged in Bloomingdale abduction, sex assault of woman at gunpoint

BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. (WLS) -- A man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman at gunpoint in west suburban Bloomingdale is scheduled to appear in court Monday morning.


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Hoffman Estates-based GiGi's Playhouse Down syndrome Achievement Centers across the country celebrate World Down syndrome Day with parents and kids of all ages like Katie James and her son Caiden Casas, 3, of Schaumburg getting ready to launch balloons.


2 charged in fatal shooting of Chicago Police Officer John Rivera

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two men have been charged in the fatal shooting of off-duty Chicago Police Officer John River, police announced Monday. Police said 24-year-old Menelik Jackson of South Holland and 32-year-old Jovan Battle of Chicago have each been charged with first-degree murder. Police said Jacks


Return incumbents to Schaumburg board

Mark Madej, Brian Bieschke and George Dunham are three candidates for Schaumburg Village Trustee in this April's Village of Schaumburg election. All three have a proven record of community involvement. All three have worked to ensure that Schaumburg will continue to be that "shining city on the hill


$1 million-winning Powerball ticket sold in Illinois

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – If you purchased a Powerball ticket in Illinois you could be a new millionaire. A Powerball ticket for the March 23 drawing was sold in the state that matched the five white balls, winning $1 million. The winning numbers were 24, 25, 52, 60, 66 and the Powerball was 05.


Registration Open for 5th Annual Ride for Hope

Registration is open for the fifth annual Ride for Hope, a 501(c)3 motorcycle ride and celebration, supported by riders from the Illinois EMS Road docs and the Cook County Punishers. Kick stands up at 10:30am on Sunday, July 28 for the 60-mile charity ride which starts and ends at Drink, 871 E. Algo


Rascal Flatts restaurant not coming to Arboretum of South Barrington

Amid problems across the United States, popular country band Rascal Flatts won't bring a proposed namesake restaurant and bar to The Arboretum of South Barrington and is distancing itself from the developer behind the eatery.


Don't let unions decide school elections

If you are a resident of Palatine, Hoffman Estates or Schaumburg and scratching your head wondering why your property taxes continue to climb and why on earth male and female students are now unclothed together in the locker rooms of our middle schools and high schools, look no further than your loc


Springfield considering gas tax hike even though Illinois already pays among the most in U.S.

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Illinois man put behind bars in Jasper County

RENSSELAER, Ind. (WLFI) - An Illinois man is in the Jasper County Jail after he tried to escape arrest. It happened on Friday around 3 p.m. Newton County Deputies requested help from the Rensselaer Police Department to revive a man who appeared to be suffering from an overdose. The man was identifie


Iowa and Illinois members of Congress react to Mueller report

Several members of Iowa and Illinois’ congressional delegations on Monday assembled along party lines as they provided their takes on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report, with Democrats calling for more information to be released as Republicans said the findings confirmed the presid


2 Dead After Gary Homicide, Police Seek Help Locating Suspects

CHICAGO (CBS)– A surveillance camera captured video of two men near the scene of a double murder in Gary, Indiana on Saturday night. Now, police are asking the public’s help in identifying and locating the men.


Family of Unarmed Shooting Victim Wins $5.1 Million after Police Plant Gun

A Chicago jury awards $5.1 million to family of unarmed man fatally shot by Chicago cop, who planted gun. An Illinois jury awarded nearly $5.1 million on Thursday to the family of 37-year-old Gary Smith, who was fatally shot by Chicago police officer Arkadiusz Pachnik in 2014.


Illinois Police asking for public help after nightclub shooting

Illinois State Police officials are requesting public assistance in information related to a shooting that occurred at the Expose’ Nightclub in Gulfport, Illinois. Troopers responded to a scene to investigate a shooting that occurred in the parking lot of the Expose’ Nightclub early Sunday morning,


Arlington 425 project going to plan commission Wednesday

The Arlington 425 redevelopment project proposed for downtown Arlington Heights will go before the village plan commission Wednesday night. The commission's review of the project, which would encompass the northern three-quarters of an empty block on the west side of downtown, is scheduled for 7:30


Hartman embraced as member of Flyers at Blackhawks bar owned by parents

CHICAGO -- Craig and Kim Hartman usually don't get to United Center for Chicago Blackhawks games anymore. After all, they have a bar to run, Bar Down Sports Grill, about 40 miles northwest of Chicago in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. It is completely dedicated to the Blackhawks, the team Craig has roote


1-year-old shot, mother killed and father critically injured in West Pullman shooting

CHICAGO -- One person is dead, and two others, including a one-year-old boy, are wounded after a shooting on Chicago’s Far South Side. The husband, wife and their son were sitting in a parked vehicle around 1 a.m. Monday at 117th and Laflin in the West Pullman neighborhood.


North Shore Death Notices: March 18 To March 24

The following death notices were added to funeral homes serving the North Shore area in the past week. Those homes have provided obituaries for some of those that have passed away recently. Patch offers condolences to their loved ones, links to their obituaries and notices of upcoming services below


Mueller told Barr and Rosenstein about obstruction impasse 3 weeks ago

Democrats are renewing their calls for the public release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's entire report in the wake of Attorney General William Barr releasing a summary Sunday of Mueller's findings. The special counsel concluded that the Trump campaign did not conspire or coordinate with the Rus


Teen Charged With Secretly Videotaping Boy In Bathroom at H.S.

MCHENRY COUNTY, IL -- An 18-year-old Algonquin man faces charges after he videotaped a partially undressed boy in a bathroom stall at Huntley High School and shared that video with others over Snapchat. Jonathan M. Trunda, of the 3600 block of Bunker Hill Drive, is free on bond following his arrest