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Hero Firefighter Catches Baby Dropped From Window Of Burning Building

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 04.21.2017 | Parents

A firefighter’s quick thinking saved a baby’s life. On Tuesday, Robert Sutton was one of the first firefighters to respond to a call about a build...

Jury Finds Ex-Cop Guilty Of Child Molestation, He Drinks Poison

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.11.2016 | Crime

A retired Georgia police officer drank poison in court just seconds after being convicted on multiple charges of child molestation. Kelless Twohearts ...

Officer, Homeowner, Dog Shot When Police Respond To Wrong House

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 01.04.2017 | Crime

A police officer and homeowner in Georgia were injured by gunfire Monday evening when authorities went to the wrong house in response to a suspicious ...

Betcha Didn't Know These 10 Famous People Were From Illinois!

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.12.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

There's actually a decent amount of famous native Illinoisians, most of whom don't live here anymore -- if they are in fact still living. From writers, movie stars and politicians to notorious criminals, here are 10 famous people you may or may not have known are from Illinois.

25 Best and Worst Illinois County February Unemployment Rates, Mapped Out

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.17.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois' unemployment rate in February was 8.7 percent, which was the second highest in the nation ahead of only Rhode Island. But when looking at the 102 counties in Illinois, only 18 counties actually had an unemployment rate lower than the state's rate of 8.7 percent.

Crushed by Property Taxes? Betcha You Live in Northern Illinois

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.09.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

If you're an Illinois resident with a high property tax bill, chances are strong you live in one of the collar counties surrounding Chicago. That's not an end-all-be-all statement, but based on data from, it's a pretty safe assumption.

Sebastian Murdock

Sheriff Denies Wrongdoing After Shocking Video Hits YouTube | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.14.2013 | Crime

Amid allegations of police brutality in the wake of a video posted to YouTube that shows officers storming a home and threatening the residents on Jul...

Steven Hoffer

Pregnancy Nightmare: Mom Recalls Night Cop Kicked Her In The Stomach (EXCLUSIVE) | Steven Hoffer | Posted 05.18.2012 | Crime

All Raven Dozier could think about was why her baby wasn't moving. "Is my baby OK?" she recalls asking at that terrifying moment five months ago. ...

Steven Hoffer

Georgia Cop Under Investigation For Kicking A Pregnant Woman In Stomach | Steven Hoffer | Posted 05.11.2012 | Crime

A police officer in Georgia is under criminal investigation for allegedly kicking a woman who was nearly nine-months pregnant in the stomach before ch...

Cops Find $500,000 Of Cocaine Stuffed Into Horse Saddle

Posted 11.16.2011 | Crime

Giddy Up. Police in Dekalb County, Ga., arrested a pair of alleged drug traffickers on Tuesday after a man retrieved a package containing a horse s...

David Lohr

Top CDC Official And Boyfriend Arrested On Bestiality, Child Molestation Charges | David Lohr | Posted 12.10.2012 | Crime

A highly regarded scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta has been arrested over allegations of bestiality and child ...

WATCH: 12-Year-Old Saves Library From Closing

Posted 05.28.2011 | Education

For Sekondi Landry, a 12-year-old boy who is home schooled in Dekalb County, Ga., the local library is a daily refuge for quiet study time. So when L...

Emory: Five Students Robbed At Gunpoint

The Emory Wheel | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Five Emory students were robbed at gunpoint at their residence on North Druid Hills Road Thursday at approximately 2:30 a.m., according to DeKalb Coun...

Area Jobless Rate Slightly Lower

Crain's Chicago Business | Lorene Yue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago-area jobless rate fell in September, remaining above the national average but below statewide levels. The September unemployment rate for...