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A 17-year-old boy and two men, ages 49 and 18, were standing on a sidewalk in the 200 block of South Western Avenue when a male got out of a dark-colored sedan and opened fire, police said.
An 86-year-old man who attempted to help police foil an armed robbery at a Crestwood phone store by firing at the fleeing suspect may not have broken the law, but firearms trainers say he ignored a basic rule of carrying a gun in public: Don't try to be a hero.
A Palatine man accused of throwing an unprovoked punch that fatally injured a 26-year-old man outside a bar is in custody on a newly filed charge of first-degree murder, police said Tuesday.
Gov. Pat Quinn, seen here last week at a construction program bill signing, today approved a measure that asks voters this fall if income above $1 million should be taxed at a higher rate.
Maureen Riedy, president of Visit Lake County, discusses tourism numbers during an event Monday at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee.
A man who Kenilworth police reported allegedly drove an estimated 40 miles over the speed limit while arguing with his girlfriend now faces a charge of aggravated speeding in connection with the July 22 incident.
Governor Pat Quinn is expected to sign a new law on sex trafficking next month, which is another victory for advocates who've been battling to change the way people look at prostitution.
Former Orland Park resident Allan Kustok was back in court Monday for a brief appearance related to his request for a new trial, but the matter was continued until Friday when a hearing is expected to be set on the motion.
The 7-month-old Barrington girl who authorities say starved to death in January as a result of mistreatment by her parents will be laid to rest Thursday at a service organized by a nonprofit group.
A 23-year-old Hoffman Estates man faces stalking charges after authorities say he followed his former girlfriend in his car from Schaumburg to a gas station in Schiller Park.
Cook County Judge Jill Cerone Marisie ordered Marvin Martinez-Guerrero, 31, held on $200,000 bond Monday following his arrest early Sunday in Mount Prospect.
Half of the money raised from the event is going toward the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, Robbins Mayor Tyrone Ward said.
By the time the train reached Roosevelt, its next stop, prosecutors said the thieves had collected purses, wallets, cash and cellphones in a black backpack - and were ready to flee.
Trevor Labak, 12, of the 1700 block of Stratton Pond Lane in Schaumburg, was pronounced dead at 9:18 a.m. at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.
A boy and a girl were killed and two other teenagers were seriously injured early Sunday in a single-vehicle crash in south suburban Harvey.
Updated: Wed Jul 30, 2014 05:07 am
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