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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich returns to his Chicago home after the first day of his sentencing hearing last December. (Chris Sweda)

Blagojevich to serve sentence in Colorado prison

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich will serve his 14-year sentence at a federal prison in Colorado as he had sought, sources said Tuesday. Blagojevich, who is … Read more ›

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January 20 is the Final Ticket Deadline for a Chance to Win a 1.2 Million Dream House or $1 Million Cash in The Chicago Dream House Raffle

It’s not too late to enter into the Grand Prize drawing for a chance to win an exquisite $1.2 million Hinsdale dream home or $1 … Read more ›

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Home Design Project Addresses Unique Everyday Challenges of Families with Children with Autism

How can families dealing with a child with autism create a home that meets the unique needs of both the autistic child and other family … Read more ›

Traffic flows through Illinois tollway booths last month. (Antonio Perez, Chicago Tribune)

Tollway says thousands taken in toll scam

The Illinois Tollway said Thursday that 12 toll collectors allegedly stole thousands of dollars in tolls over the last several years and has pressed criminal … Read more ›

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DuPage Crime Stoppers Offers Mobile App

The TipSubmit Mobile app for Android and iPhone users is now available. The app is the first mobile application that lets the public anonymously submit … Read more ›

UPDATE: Officials: Cook accused in cleaver attack had just been fired from restaurant

A restaurant cook accused of attacking his boss and a co-worker with a cleaver had just been fired from the Elk Grove Village eatery, according … Read more ›

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Busts of marijuana grow houses are growing in Chicago area

Nothing appeared amiss at the pale green ranch house on South Aldine Street, though oddly, the landlord noted, the electricity bill was enormous. The young … Read more ›

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NASA'S Exploration Experience is coming to Aurora!

For Members of the Media and VIP'S there will be a special preview event of NASA's Exploration Experience from 6 pm to 8 pm on … Read more ›

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and wife Patti leave the U.S. Dirksen Courthouse after his guilty verdict, Monday, June 27, 2011. (Alex Garcia/Chicago Tribune)

Judge sets Blagojevich sentencing for Oct. 6

A federal judge today set a tentative sentencing date of Oct. 6 for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was convicted this summer on 17 counts … Read more ›

State Supreme Court ruling on drugged driving raises fairness questions

A recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling has given prosecutors a controversial new weapon in driving-under-the-influence cases — the ability to upgrade charges when small traces … Read more ›