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WATCH: Firefighters Forced To Cut Through Roof To Remove Body Of Dead Hoarder

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Firefighters in north suburban Skokie were forced to cut through the roof of a home Monday night to remove the body of a 79-year-old woman who was app...

Chicago Gangs Increasing Their Presence In The Suburbs

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Once mainly the province of the streets of Chicago, gangs have moved into areas many may find hard to believe. Pick a suburb -- north, south or west -...

Two Arrested After Attacking Woman Dressed As Porky Pig At Six Flags

Trib Local | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two patrons were ejected from the Six Flags Great America theme park in Gurnee this week after allegedly striking repeatedly a woman dressed as Porky ...

Parents Targeted In New Battle Against Teen Drinking

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For most of her life, Bridget Hegg has watched her parents mourn the loss of her teenage brother, Mark, who sneaked out with friends and died in an al...

Tinley Park Home Invasion: Cops Search For Suspects

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Schools in southwest suburban Tinley Park are on a "soft lockdown" Wednesday afternoon following an early morning home invasion that prompted a massiv...

Evanston Wants To Ban Saggy Pants...Is It Constitutional?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Municipalities trying to outlaw the wearing of sagging pants is nothing new. In 2004, the entire states of Louisiana and Virginia both tried to pass l...

Gay Couple Plans 'Kiss-In' At Suburban Restaurant After Alleged Homophobia

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Frankie Nielson and his boyfriend Danny Hankes decided to share a quiet meal at the LaFiesta Azteca Restaurant in south suburban Alsip a few week...

Elk Grove Village Vodka Thieves Remain At Large

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

(ELK GROVE VILLAGE) Thieves got away with a trailer and the vodka it contained -- worth a combined $75,000 -- from a northwest suburban trucking yard ...

Brian Carey Killed Fighting Fire: Firefighter, Resident Killed in Overnight Blaze In Homewood

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Homewood firefighter is dead this morning and another in critical condition after battling a ferocious blaze in the south suburb. The man they were ...

Man Throws Egg At Judge During Child Support Hearing

Fox Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Wheaton, Ill. - A 40-year-old west suburban man was arrested Wednesday morning after he allegedly threw a raw egg at a judge during a child support he...

Buddhist Monk Charged With Battery After Inappropriately Touching Man In Temple

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Buddhist monk from Thailand has been charged with battery after he "inappropriately" touched an adult parishioner in a meditation center in Willowbr...

Carly Houston Calls 911 From Jail Cell, Says Police 'Trapped' Her

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago woman arrested for disorderly conduct in west suburban Naperville faces further charges after she used her one phone call from jail to dial ...

McHenry Woman Cleared Of Sex Abuse Charges, Judge Cites Delay In Prosecution

Daily Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Bourbonnais woman arrested more than 13 years after her indictment on sex abuse charges left the McHenry County courthouse a free woman Tuesday afte...

Teen Gets Carpal Tunnel From Text Messaging

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 16-year-old northwest suburban girl has been dubbed "Carpal Tunnel Girl" at Adlai Stevenson High School after her incessant text messaging led to th...

Take A Ride On 'Obama Drive': Chicago Suburb Names Street After President

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The mayor of south suburban Calumet Park wanted to be the first to name a street in their town after President Obama. On Thursday, board members agree...

Pat Quinn Gets Tough Question From Berwyn Child: 'Why Don't You Pay Your Bills?' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn visited a school in west suburban Berwyn Thursday night where he was greeted with children and parents holding signs that read "Governo...

Schaumburg Shooting: Three Teens Wounded In Drive-By

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Three teens were wounded Wednesday night in a drive-by shooting in northwest suburban Schaumburg. Two boys, ages 12 and 16, and a 14-year-old girl w...

Darien Murders: Bond Denied For Johnny Borizov And Jacob Nodarse, Both Charged With Homicide (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Prosecutors say the gunman who fatally shot a couple and their son in their Darien home Tuesday was hired to commit the crime. Jacob Nodarse, the fi...

Lawrence Myers Denies Arson: Landlord Accused Of Starting Fire That Killed Seven Denies Involvement, Caught On Tape Discussing Crime (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A building owner charged in setting a Valentine's Day fire that killed seven people in west suburban Cicero denied involvement to a reporter on Thursd...

Grace Groner's Gift: Lake Forest's Secret Millionaire Kept Fortune Quiet, Always Gave To Others

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Following a surprise $7 million donation left to Lake Forest College by 1931 alumnus and "secret millionaire" Grace Groner, many are wondering about t...

Jacob Nodarse Confession: Man Accused Of Killing Darien Family Gives Full Confession (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 23-year-old man who was considered the "prime suspect" in the murder of three family members in Darien was arrested at his parents' home in southern...

Darien Murders: Cops Seek BMW That May Be Linked To Slayings

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 23-year-old man sought in the slayings of three family members in Darien was taken into custody at his parents' home in southern Florida this aftern...

Darien Home Invasion: Neighbors React To Slaying Of 'Fantastic' Family (WATCH)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The murder of three family members in west suburban Darien Tuesday morning has shaken a usually quiet community. Jeffrey R. Kramer, 50; his wife Lor...

Tony Rezko's Wilmette Mansion Sold

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Wilmette home of convicted political fixer and influence peddler Tony Rezko has been sold. A buyer has been found for the 30-room mansion at 1250...

Starbucks Coffee Thrower Jonathan A. Pease Sentenced: Man Gets Two Years In Prison For Throwing Coffee In Barista's Face

Daily Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A homeless McHenry County man was sentenced Friday to two years in prison for throwing hot coffee into the face of a Starbucks barista who was trying ...