Chicagoland News

Sep
24
Barring 'extreme long shot,' Arlington Park racing is ending

Barring 'extreme long shot,' Arlington Park racing is ending

Saturday will be the final day of racing for the venerable track that staged the first horse race with a million-dollar purse 40 years ago and brought legitimacy to international thoroughbreds being shipped over to run in North America.
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Sep
22
Ex-Kankakee official sent to prison for $2 million theft

Ex-Kankakee official sent to prison for $2 million theft

Richard Simms, 74, acknowledged diverting money through a fraudulent software invoicing scheme.
1 min read
Sep
20
Fire leaves historic church in ruins in south Chicago suburb

Fire leaves historic church in ruins in south Chicago suburb

Officials said nearly a dozen fire departments responded to Sunday's fire in the Will County village of Beecher, but by the time the flames were doused St. Paul's Lutheran Church was in ruins.
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Sep
19
Three swimmers rescued and 21-year-old body recovered in Lake Michigan in Evanston

Three swimmers rescued and 21-year-old body recovered in Lake Michigan in Evanston

The situation began just before 1 p.m. when a 911 caller reported three people struggling in the water. They were found hanging onto a breakwall and pulled out. Roughly an hour later, crews on the beach found "unclaimed belongings" of another person, which sparked the search for the fourth swimmer.
2 min read
Sep
17
Rittenhouse hearing to decide on evidence allowed at trial

Rittenhouse hearing to decide on evidence allowed at trial

Friday's hearing is expected to be the last before the trial begins with jury selection on Nov. 1.
3 min read
Sep
09
Guilty plea likely from Crestwood mayor in red-light camera corruption probe

Guilty plea likely from Crestwood mayor in red-light camera corruption probe

Crestwood Mayor Louis Presta was charged with bribery, tax crimes, and lying to agents.
3 min read
Sep
09
Indiana school shooter lockdown was false alarm

Indiana school shooter lockdown was false alarm

St. John Police Chief Steve Flores didn't fault the student for calling 911 although he said he would look into why emergency dispatchers broadcast to officers that it was an active shooting.
1 min read
Sep
08
Illinois AG probes Joliet police force after 2020 death

Illinois AG probes Joliet police force after 2020 death

Illinois Attorney General, Kwame Raoul, cautioned it isn't a criminal investigation. The civil investigation was requested in June 2020 by Joliet's mayor and council members about five months after the death of 37-year-old Eric Lurry.
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Sep
07
Brookfield Zoo vaccinating animals against COVID-19

Brookfield Zoo vaccinating animals against COVID-19

Similar shots have started at the Detroit Zoo and other zoos in the U.S. Like humans, the animals will get two doses three weeks apart.
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Sep
07
Man who fled to Poland in '95 convicted in Illinois crash

Man who fled to Poland in '95 convicted in Illinois crash

Marek Josko, 67, was sent back to the U.S. in 2020. He was convicted last week in Lake County after a four-day trial.
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