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Five area softball teams bring home state trophies and two win titles

Glenbard South and Marist High School each won Illinois High School Association softball championships Saturday in East Peoria while Bartlett claimed second and Providence Catholic … Read more ›

A decorated photo at her funeral Wednesday shows Lyvita Gomes, who died after a hunger strike while in the Lake County jail. (Chris Walker, Chicago Tribune / June 7, 2012)

Family of inmate who died after hunger strike sue Lake County sheriff

The family of an Indian woman who died after launching a hunger strike in jail has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Lake County … Read more ›

Area softball teams hoping to knock off defending state champs Marengo and Moline

Five TribLocal area teams are gunning for state softball titles this weekend but will have to knock off a pair of defending state champs to … Read more ›

Lyons Township's baseball team hopes for a repeat state championship celebration. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Area baseball teams hope to continue wild postseason

In a wild postseason that saw several top-ranked teams fall, four TribLocal area baseball team survived in Class 3A and 4A and have a date … Read more ›

Lake Villa woman pleads guilty to DUI in death of motorcyclist

Rebecca Wells spoke softly, her hands cuffed in front of her, as she entered a guilty plea Tuesday to a DUI charge in the death … Read more ›

Officials: Former Lake County Fair official found shot to death

Authorities are looking for leads in the shooting death of a longtime Lake County Fair volunteer. Harry Dahms, 68, was found dead in the driveway … Read more ›

In April, the Chicago Rush hosted a scrimmage between Homer Glen and Joliet youth teams. The Rush will host an All-Game Saturday, June 16. (Chicago Rush photo)

Area football youth standouts to compete in All-Star game at Allstate Arena

Several TribLocal-area youth players have been invited to the Chicagoland Youth Football League All-Star game at 3 p.m. June 16 at Allstate Arena in Rosemont. … Read more ›

Naperville North's Jen Korn, left, and Zoe Swift were all smiles all weekend as the Huskies won the Class 3A state title. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Naperville North, Wheaton St. Francis claim state soccer titles

The state championship trophies stayed close to home. Naperville North and Wheaton St. Francis won Illinois High School Association state girls soccer championships Saturday, June … Read more ›

Veteran's Assistance Commission Superintendent Mike Peck, left, and Allen Lynch, Medal of Honor Recipient present Lake County Recorder of Deeds Mary Ellen Vanderventer with the Seven Seals Award for helping digitize the files of 9,000 Lake County veterans. (Photo submitted by Mary Ellen Vanderventer)

Lake County Recorder of Deeds office helps digitize backlog of veterans’ paperwork

Peggy Williams and her colleagues at the Lake County Recorder of Deeds office were overwhelmed when they first saw the boxes  stacked inside a windowless … Read more ›

Naperville's Michele Weissenhofer, right, is a member of the 2012 Red Stars. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Red Stars move up to elite level

The Chicago Red Stars are in their first season in the newly created Women’s Premier Soccer Elite League and opened up the 2012 season with … Read more ›