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You Won't Believe These 5 Weird Laws in Illinois!

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.02.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

It seems that Illinoisans have some pretty specific ideas about what they do not want happening in their hometowns. Check out this list of the weirdest laws in Illinois.

Where Are Illinois' "Super Zips"?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Zip codes with very high median incomes and large percentages of college graduates are considered "Super Zips." Illinois has a handful. Do you live ...

Which Illinois Towns Have It Bad When It Comes to Work?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.25.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Check out our slideshow of the top ten worst towns in Illinois based on the most recent unemployment rates.

Accused Killers Had Sex On Corpses: Police

Posted 02.27.2013 | Crime

Two young adults suspected of strangling two men had sex on top of the corpses, according to police reports obtained by Patch. The gruesome revela...

Dem Official Charged After Underage Sex Romp | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics

A Troy Township Democratic official was charged with setting up a sex date with a 15-year-old boy and federal agents searched her house on suspicion s...

The Dreadful Caterpillar Strike

David Macaray | Posted 10.20.2012 | Business
David Macaray

While bottom-line fundamentalists like Caterpillar proudly see themselves as benefactors to their stockholders, what they are, in fact, is subverters of the American Dream. And if labor unions can't put the brakes on this thing, who can?

Police Search For Man Who Shot Ex-Girlfriend In Front Of Her Child

Posted 11.30.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago man is wanted by police in connection with two shootings this week after his ex-girlfriend and her male friend were wounded in separate inci...

Six-And-A-Half-Foot Python Removed From Car Engine

Posted 11.26.2011 | Chicago

A Joliet man is lucky the police officer who responded to his 911 call had a history with large snakes. The man went out to his truck on the 400 bl...

Chicago Drivers Ranked Among The Least Safe In America

Posted 11.01.2011 | Chicago

Although Chicago has moved up 10 points since last year, an annual safe driving report ranks the city's drivers in the bottom quarter of 200 American ...

'Booty Call Ninja' Scheme Leads To Criminal Charges

Posted 08.19.2011 | Chicago

A man was attacked early Friday by "two people weilding nunchuks and throwing stars" while attempting to meet his ex-girlfriend for a sexual encounter...

Catholic Priest Pleads Guilty To Stealing Thousands From Collection Plate

Posted 08.09.2011 | Chicago

A Roman Catholic priest who allegedly stole about $400,000 from the attendees of the Roselle parish he once led pled guilty Thursday to one count of f...

Police: Man Claims He Used Child Porn To Keep From Murdering Family

Posted 07.19.2011 | Chicago

In late March, a 26-year-old student at Joliet Junior College was arrested for leaving a Flash drive full of child pornography in the college computer...

Woman Accused Of Using 'Intimate Area' To Smuggle Gun Into Prison

Posted 07.05.2011 | Chicago

A woman who was visiting an inmate at the Stateville Correctional Center has been sentenced after allegedly trying to smuggle a gun into the prison--b...

Amnesia Victim Identified, But Mysteries Still Abound

Posted 07.05.2011 | Chicago

On Wednesday, police in Joliet, Illinois released photos and information to the media about a woman they had found near the city's Bicentennial Park. ...

Who Is She? Joliet Woman Can't Remember Anything Before Monday Night

Posted 07.04.2011 | Chicago

Patrol officers in Joliet, Illinois were flagged down Monday night by a woman wandering near the city's Bicentennial Park. Police have no idea who ...

Boy, 2, Falls 30 Feet Down Elevator Shaft In Joliet

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 2-year-old boy is in critical condition Monday after falling 30 feet down a hotel elevator shaft in south suburban Joliet. About 3:30 p.m. Sunday,...

Man Used Porn To Attract Women, Arrested For Stalking

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bradley E. Drew, a 48-year-old man from suburban Rockdale, Illinois, found himself attracted to a female commuter at the train station last December. ...

Lawyer: Botched Investigation Ruined Lynwood Cop's Reputation

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. — After the release of a small-town police officer wrongly jailed for shootings along the Illinois-Indiana border that left one dea...

HOUSING NIGHTMARES: Cities With Highest Foreclosure Rates In The Nation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LOS ANGELES (BY ALEX VEIGA, AP) -- ; The foreclosure crisis intensified across a majority of large U.S. metropolitan areas this summer, with Chicago a...

WATCH: Friend Of Wrongly Accused Cop PUNCHES Cameraman

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Lynwood police officer who was accused of a shooting spree that left one man dead and two others wounded near the Illinois-Indiana border has been r...

Man Blames Dream For Wife's Murder

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A former Chicago high school basketball standout tearfully told a courtroom full of friends and family today that he doesn't know why he stabbed his w...

Old School: Joliet Museum Getting Vintage Tommy Gun For Exhibit

Joliet Herald News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"We'll have a lot of interesting items, but the Tommy gun is one of the coolest," said Heather Bigeck, the museum's collections and exhibitions manage...

Elderly Man Attacked With 'Wolverine-Like' Glove

Joliet Herald News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An elderly Elwood man was treated for severe lacerations after an Independence Day argument turned ugly and his adversary swiped at him with a "Wolver...

Prisons Stripped Of Vocational Classes In Budget Shortfall

Inside and Out | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In its mission statement, the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice pledges to help the young people in its prisons become productive citizens. But ...

Suspicious Man Found With Large Knife, Break-In Tools And Panties | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Whatever this guy had planned for the night, we don't want to know. ...