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Robert Signorile

Huntley man charged with first-degree murder

A 43-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder after the woman he allegedly beat in the Huntley home they shared died as a result … Read more ›

Montini Catholic High School in Lombard (Photo from Google maps / February 28, 2012)

Nothing found in bomb threat at Montini H.S. in Lombard

Montini Catholic High School in unincorporated Lombard was evacuated this morning after a bomb threat was found in the building, officials said, but nothing was … Read more ›

College of DuPage Police Chief Joe Mullin (Photo provided)

COD names new police chief

A former deputy chief of the College of DuPage police force has been selected to lead the department after the chief of the community college … Read more ›

A driver uses a cellphone in Evanston in 2010. (Chris Walker, Chicago Tribune)

Ban on cell use while driving could go statewide

Drivers throughout Illinois would not be able to use hand-held cell phones when behind the wheel under a measure making its way through the Illinois … Read more ›

Warnings issued in Burr Ridge, Villa Park after adults approached children

Officials in two suburbs are warning parents after unrelated reports of adults who attempted to lure children into their vehicles. In Burr Ridge two children, … Read more ›

State police point finger at prints analyst

The Illinois State Police said Friday that it had reassigned a fingerprint analyst and is reviewing a number of the analyst’s cases in Cook and … Read more ›


If you are drinking on New Year’s Eve, watch your step

Most New Year’s Eve revelers know it’s dangerous to drink and drive, but now there’s new evidence that it’s also dangerous to drink and walk. … Read more ›

13-year-old brings vodka to school, shares with another student

A 13-year-old Lombard girl brought vodka mixed with another drink to a Glen Ellyn middle school and shared it with another student, police said Friday. … Read more ›

Settlement announced over Countrywide loans

Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan and federal officials today announced a $335 million national settlement with Bank of America stemming from former mortgage giant Countrywide … Read more ›

Police officer James Waites of the Mundelein Police Department checks the license of a potential drunk driver in 2009. ( Stacey Wescott, Chicago Tribune / May 29, 2009 )

DUIs drop dramatically in Illinois, and study indicates drivers may drown sorrows at home

The latest numbers show a drastic reduction in drunken driving in Illinois. Between 2007 and 2010, drunken driving arrests fell 16 percent, and the number … Read more ›