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John Warsaw (Lincolnshire Police Department photo)

UPDATE: Glencoe man charged with reckless homicide in crash that killed newlywed

A Glencoe man is free on bond after being charged with reckless homicide in an alcohol-related accident in January that killed a newlywed bride, whose … Read more ›

Ryan Thomas Nitch (Wilmette police photo)

Police: Parks worker stole tennis racquet from pro

An eBay auction led Wilmette detectives to arrest a park district employee who allegedly stole a racquet from a tennis professional, authorities said. When the … Read more ›

Trial delayed for owner of day care where boy murdered

The trial was delay Monday for the woman who owned a Lincolnshire day care center when a boy was murdered there in 2009. The 30-day … Read more ›

Videotaped confession shown at murder hearing

The smell of blood on his hands was almost unbearable. That was one of the gruesome details Daniel Baker shared with his interrogator as he … Read more ›

Daniel Baker, 21, charged with killing his girlfriend's mother, Marina Aksman, is escorted by Chuck Schletz of Lake County Major Crimes Task Force and Waukegan Police Department from the Glacier County jail in Montana to the Great Falls airport where he will board a flight for Chicago. (Bryce Harman, For the Tribune)

Baker: I was ‘possessed’ during killing in Vernon Hills

Daniel Baker asked his interrogator for a hug and sat crying softly in his arms. Then he said he thinks he was “possessed” when he … Read more ›

John Spira was 45 when he disappeared from his office in West Chicago. (Photo courtesy Stephanie Spira McNeil.)

Timeline: Five years after John Spira’s mysterious disappearance, relatives still search for answers

It’s been five years since her brother disappeared, but Stephanie Spira McNeil is still searching for the answers that police have been unable to uncover. … Read more ›

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 ›

Ditka son scores pretrial win in DUI case

Michael P. Ditka – one of two sons of the former Bears coach facing DUI charges out of Deerfield – scored a legal touchdown of … Read more ›

2 sentenced in $17 million scheme

After ripping off investors of millions of dollars, commodities traders Charles G. Martin and John E. Walsh spent $30,000 on liquor, $50,000 on toys, $1 … 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 ›