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The defendant's chair sat empty, but emotional testimony from Enrique Ruiz's alleged victim filled the courtroom on Monday as Ruiz's trial on sex assault charges began without him.
"I had feelings of joy but at the same time sadness for the time missed," a tearful Martinez Rios said.
I took this photograph during an unusually mild mid December morning back in 2006.
Students exit a school bus Monday morning after it came to rest in a ditch along Butterfield Road near Route 59 in Warrenville.
Police and fire departments reported many minor snow-related car crashes Sunday as a result of the afternoon's snowfall but no major incidents as of early evening.
The opening of a full interchange on the Jane Addams Tollway and Route 47 last month sparked some pointed questions from John Fink of Huntley.
Under the proposed $362 million budget, spending would decrease by about 1.8 percent from the 2013 budget, according to city Finance Director Brian Caputo.
Because of poor cell phone reception, I've not yet spoken with World War II Marine veteran Ken Udstad since he left for Japan last week.
One person was taken to the hospital after a four-vehicle accident around 12:53 p.m. Nov. 25 on Kirk Road about a quarter-mile south of Giese Road, Batavia police reports said.
A Chicago man with a lengthy criminal past has been convicted of shoving a police officer who was investigating his involvement in multiple retail thefts.
Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl a 8 p.m. Dec. 6 a Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora a Tickets, $18-$28 a 896-6666 paramountaurora.com "One of the most important things as part of any culture, is to be proud of your background and your roots," said Alberto Reynaga, a dancer and the assistant director for Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl, a ... (more)
Spay Illinois will offer low-cost pet vaccine clinics on the fourth Monday of every month from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Bark A Lounge, 657 S. Route 59 Aurora.
A plywood painted Nativity-scene manger was stolen in the 1300 block of North Washington Avenue, it was reported to police at 9:10 a.m. Thursday.
'A Christmas Carol' a Dec. 7-9 a Paramount Theatre, a 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora a Tickets, $25-$35 a 896-6666; paramountaurora.com "A director once said, 'Having the lead in a show is more than having the most lines," said Paul Thomas Kerr, who has the lead role of Scrooge in the Nebraska Theatre Caravan's touring production of "A Christmas ... (more)