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WATCH: Black Bear Cubs Frolic In Florida Yard

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green

Ever opened your door to find yourself nose-to-nose with a mother black bear? That’s what happened to Laura Combee one Sunday afternoon in Lake Coun...

Illinois home foreclosures among the highest in the nation

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.25.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Homes in Illinois were foreclosed on at double the national rate in June, a study from RealtyTrac found. The country's foreclosures were down in June ...

Dancing Eyebrows, Amanda Knox, and Jerry Hobbs: Assessing Guilt Based On Body Language Is a Dangerous Game

Steve Drizin | Posted 07.14.2014 | Crime
Steve Drizin

There's no place for such conjecture testimony in the court system or the court of public opinion. It may make for great television but it is not science.

Here Are the 25 Illinois Counties with the Highest Average Home Values

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.06.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Do you live in the Chicagoland area in Illinois? Odds are you have a much higher home value than the rest of the state. When taking a look at the 25 Illinois counties with the average highest home values, the majority of them are in the northeastern quadrant of the state.

Which Illinois Counties Have the Highest Median Income?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.11.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The progressive tax versus flat tax debate is raging on -- if Illinois moves towards a progressive tax system, where taxes vary based on income, counties with higher median incomes will probably have a lot to say.

David Lohr

Two Sisters Disappear Under Mysterious Circumstances 32 Years Apart

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

For 65 days in 1969, Marcia Shelton watched, waited and hoped against all odds that her missing 12-year-old daughter would turn up safe and sound. ...

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 Tax-Rates.org, it's a pretty safe assumption.

Where is Quinn's amendatory veto pen when we need it?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.01.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

VETO PEN Three weeks ago Gov. Pat Quinn used his amendatory veto power to eliminate funding for lawmaker salaries after they failed to meet his July 9...

Where was Quinn's veto pen when we needed it?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.01.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Reboot Illinois is all about reform in Illinois government and nothing is better for improving government than a large and active electorate. So the ...

Explosions Rock Florida Gas Plant

Posted 07.30.2013 | Green

Explosions at a gas plant in Lake County, Fla., were reported on Monday night. The series of fiery blasts began in the town of Tavares around 11 p...

The Bitterness of Coal: How This Dirty Fuel Punishes the Health of Latino Communitites

Javier Sierra | Posted 08.06.2013 | Green
Javier Sierra

This environmental justice activist of Mexican origin has said enough is enough and started to fight for the retirement of the coal-burning plant that for decades has been poisoning the air and water of this mostly Latino community.

California Homes Sinking In 'Slow-Motion Disaster'

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 05.14.2013 | San Francisco

LAKEPORT, Calif. -- Scott and Robin Spivey had a sinking feeling that something was wrong with their home when cracks began snaking across their walls...

Flag Featuring Obama's Face Angers Veterans

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

Lake County, Fla., veterans are up in arms over an American flag featuring stars, stripes -- and President Barack Obama's face. WFTV-TV reports tha...

10 Non-Resolutions For Wine Drinkers

Mary Orlin | Posted 03.07.2012 | Food
Mary Orlin

I love New Year's -- a good excuse to drink bubbly, but I hate the idea of making New Year's resolutions, don't you? 

Shirtless Man With Samurai Sword Arrested On Indiana Highway

Posted 11.06.2011 | Chicago

A Cicero man is being held in an Indiana jail after authorities found him marching shirtless down Interstate 65 wielding a 35-inch samurai sword Sunda...

Floating Foot In Lake Came From Nobody Important

Posted 10.11.2011 | Weird News

Authorities thought they were searching a lake for a drowned person, but were relieved when they discovered the victim was a dummy. A boy fishing ...

Girl Claims Coroner Molested Her 'Two, Three Times A Week' For Years

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A deputy coroner in Lake County, Ill. faces four charges of criminal sexual assault and two charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, based on alle...

Funeral Home Mislabels Two Sets Of Ashes

TribLocal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Lake County funeral home recently sent two bodies to a crematorium, but the two sets of ashes it got back were labeled with the same name, the funer...

Lake County Judicial Race Heats Up

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Miles J. Zaremski

Judge Wallace B. Dunn has been a sitting judge for 24 years, while Mr. Mark Levitt, with no judicial experience, has been a public defender in Cook County for 20.

DNA Evidence Could Lead To Release Of Zion Man Jailed For Murdering Two Children

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Zion man jailed since 2005 on charges he murdered his young daughter and her friend could be released from custody as soon as Wednesday. ...

DNA Evidence Clears Dad Jailed For Murders, Charges Dropped

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WAUKEGAN, Ill. — A northern Illinois man jailed on first-degree murder charges in the 2005 stabbing deaths of his daughter and another young gir...

Former Teacher Pleads Guilty To Supplying Weed, Alcohol To Two 14-Year-Old Girls

Daily Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Assistant State's Attorney Fred Day said Krocza, a math teacher at the school who was hired in 2000 but has since resigned her position, paid two 14-y...

Leadville Deputy Tazed 30 Students At Career Fair

news.com | Jeffrey Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

LEADVILLE - Approximately 30 students voluntarily chose to be shot with a Taser by a sheriff's deputy during an annual career fair on Thursday. The Ta...

Marina Aksman Murdered, Car Driven Into Her Home; Police Searching For Suspects

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Vernon Hills police are searching for two "persons of interest" after discovering the body of a woman apparently beaten to death in her Vernon Hills h...

Leadville Firefighter Ticketed For Trying To Be Too Helpful

9News | Dan Boniface | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

LAKE COUNTY - A turf war seems to be brewing in Leadville. The Lake County Sheriff's Office says they cited Leadville fireman Daniel Dailey Saturda...