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Charge upgraded to felony in burglary case

Authorities have upgraded the burglary charge against a man arrested in November from a misdemeanor to a felony after the man’s fingerprints were found at … Read more › 1 comment

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 ›

Glenview man, 28, drowns in Skokie hotel pool

A 28-year-old Glenview man drowned earlier this month at a hotel pool in Skokie, village officials said. The Cook Medical Examiner’s office identified him as … 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 ›

On Sunday in Skokie, a few hundred people, including Matthew Deniga, 3, and his brother JM, 8, take part in a bike safety procession for Carter Vo, 8, who was killed by a car while riding his bike. Carter and JM were classmates. (Nancy Stone, Chicago Tribune)

Hundreds gather for Carter Vo memorial bike ride

Damion Coakley, 7, joyfully pedaled his bicycle on Sunday around the playground of Madison Elementary School in Skokie. According to his mother, Althea, it was … 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 ›

Then-U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk co-sponsored a commemorative coin bill to help build a disabled veterans’ memorial. (Brendan Hoffman, Chicago Tribune / May 28, 2012)

Sen. Kirk co-sponsored bills helping onetime girlfriend’s clients

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk was a leading sponsor of congressional legislation that has meant $5.3 million for two clients of his onetime girlfriend, and he … 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 ›

Last weekend Lisle fans had a chance to cheer in the IHSA Class 1A state soccer finals in Naperville. This weekend the class 2A and 3A finals take place at North Central College. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

State soccer brings in red-hot area teams

The Class 2A and 3A Illinois High School Association girls soccer state finals are ready to roll Friday and Saturday at North Central College in … Read more ›