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Wheeling to impose amusement tax on movies, entertainment

Wheeling has created a new tax on entertainment-related activities -- just ahead of the opening of the new CMX Cinemas movie theater. The village board approved a 4 percent amusement tax Monday that will apply to ticket sales at movie theaters, bowling alleys, live theaters, billiard facilities and


5-Year-Old Boy Went Missing After Going to Bed in Crystal Lake Home, Police Say

Police in a northwest suburb are searching for a 5-year-old boy who went missing Wednesday night. Crystal Lake authorities said Andrew Freund, who also goes by “AJ,” was last seen around 9 p.m. in the 0-100 block of Dole Avenue.


Cook County Sees Country’s Largest Population Loss

Cook County lost more residents between 2017 and 2018 than any other county in the U.S., according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. After losing about 24,000 residents between 2017 and 2018, the county’s population dipped below 2010 levels for the first time this decade. Among th


Three Village Businesses Fined By Liquor Commission

D’Agostino’s Pizzeria in Wheeling will not be able to sell liquor May 6 due to repercussions from a liquor code violation. During a village Liquor Control Commission meeting Monday (April 15), commissioners also fined owners of PS Pub/B&L Liquors and Jazz Cafe for failing to properly check identific


Donkey found wandering on I-90 in suburban Chicago

CHICAGO (Fox 32 News) - A donkey was found wandering Wednesday in the middle of I-90 near Arlington Heights Road, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office said. The donkey, named Dusty, escaped a trailer just before noon.


Illinois Supreme Court issues stay, ordering Westlake Hospital to stay open for now

MELROSE PARK, Ill. (WLS) -- The Illinois Supreme Court issued a stay of an earlier appellate court ruling, forcing the owners of Westlake Hospital to keep the facility open and operational for the time being.


Wheeling appoints trustee to replace board member who died in February

Wheeling village trustees this week backed Village President Pat Horcher's choice to fill the board vacancy left by the death of Trustee Ken Brady in February. James Ruffatto, previously chairman of the village's plan commission, was approved unanimously by the board, with Trustee Ray Lang abstainin


Legendary Chicago Broadcaster Chet Coppock Dies at Age 70

Long-time Chicago sportscaster Chet Coppock has died from injuries he suffered in a car accident in South Carolina, his family confirmed Thursday. Coppock’s daughter Lyndsey confirmed the news on her Facebook page, saying the legendary broadcaster had been involved in a car accident last week, and d


Authorities: Deadly Illinois trailer fire intentionally set

GOODFIELD, Ill. – Authorities say a mobile home fire that killed three children and two adults in central Illinois was intentionally set. Woodford County Coroner Tim Ruestman said Thursday that the deaths will be ruled homicides and a juvenile is being questioned.


2 top deputies of State’s Attorney Foxx, one tied to Smollett case, to resign

Two deputies of embattled Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, including the ethics officer who wrote the memo that Foxx had recused herself from the Jussie Smollett prosecution, will leave the office in coming weeks, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.


Lake Forest Lawyer Pleads Not Guilty To Bribing Indicted Alderman

CHICAGO — A Lake Forest lawyer and real estate investor pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges he bribed an indicted Chicago aldermen. Federal prosecutors said he retained the property tax law firm of 14th Ward Ald. Ed Burke in order to facilitate city permits and access to $2 million in tax


26 Arrested After About 500 Kids Cause Chaos in Downtown Chicago, Police Say

Police arrested 26 kids Wednesday night after a group of about 500 teens descended on downtown Chicago, forcing hundreds of cops into the streets to try to corral them. Fighting, cellphone thefts and disobedience ran rampant as the group arrived in the city during the evening hours.


Dusty the Donkey saved from traffic on I-90

A Cook County sheriff's sergeant encountered unexpected obstacle on the Northwest Tollway around 11:50 a.m. Wednesday. The sergeant found a donkey -- named Dusty -- standing in the middle of traffic near Arlington Heights Road, sheriff's spokeswoman Sophia Ansari said.


Jerrell Dorsey, alleged gang member, found guilty in fatal shooting of 7-year-old Heaven Sutton

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A jury has found alleged gang member Jerrell Dorsey guilty in the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl as she sold candy with her mother near their Chicago home.


Ex-Bears Coach Takes $400,000 Loss On Lake Forest Mansion

LAKE FOREST, IL — Former Chicago Bears head coach John Fox this week sold a Lake Forest mansion for a $400,000 loss. He purchased the country-style estate from sportscaster and former Bear Tom Waddle in April 2015, spending $3.275 million on the property a few months after getting hired, according t


Police: Hundreds of teens flood downtown Chicago; 31 charged in disturbances

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Hundreds of teens turned downtown Chicago into their Spring Break playground Wednesday night, flooding into Millennium Park, the Mag Mile and surrounding areas.


Deerfield Village Board adds restrictions on proposed digital scoreboard at high school ahead of final vote

Deerfield trustees recently handed down some restrictions for Deerfield High School officials and their proposal to install a digital scoreboard at the north end of Adams Field — and more restrictions could be on the way.


Evanston man fatally hit Waukegan woman with van, looked at her and drove away, prosecutors say

An Evanston man who prosecutors said fatally struck a local woman in Waukegan Jan. 1, got out of his vehicle, looked at the victim and then drove away was denied a bail reduction Thursday in Lake County Circuit Court.


Police: Woman spiked Illinois state trooper’s drink

SCHUYLER COUNTY, Ill. (WEEK) — A Beardstown woman reportedly spiked an Illinois State Trooper’s sports drink with an unknown substance during a meth bust in Schuyler County on Tuesday.


My Salon Suite opens in Palatine

PALATINE -- National salon suite franchise My Salon Suite has opened a new location at 220 N. Smith St., Suite 117 in Palatine. The Palatine My Salon Suite includes a collection of private, spacious suites for a variety of health and beauty professionals. The new location is more than 4,588 square f