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Attorneys: Man wrongly imprisoned in 1987 rape in Woodridge settles lawsuit for $5 million

Two weeks after he had been paroled from prison in 1991, Marcus Lyons tried to crucify himself on an 8-foot-by-6-foot wooden cross outside the DuPage … Read more ›


Police: Woodridge man attempts to run over ex-girlfriend’s new beau

A Woodridge man who police say tried to run over his ex-girlfriend’s current boyfriend near her home in Romeoville has been charged with aggravated battery, … Read more ›


Ex-Woodridge cop sentenced in charity theft case

A former Woodridge police officer who pleaded guilty to stealing money earmarked for the families of fallen officers was sentenced Thursday to two years of … Read more ›


Former tollway worker accused of pocketing tolls pleads guilty to misconduct

A former Illinois Tollway employee who was accused of pocketing more than $800 in tolls and allowing acquaintances to pass through toll plazas without paying … 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 ›

Driver safety campaign nets 6 arrests, 93 citations in Will Co.

A traffic-control program intended to make Illinois roads safer during the 2011 Thanksgiving holiday season resulted in the arrest of five drunk drivers and the … 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 ›

From the community

Meet the Woodridge Artists’ Reception @ Woodridge Public Library

This October will mark the 11th year for the Woodridge Art Show, the annual exhibit dedicated to showcasing Woodridge residents and the art they create. … Read more ›

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From the community


The highly successful DuPage County Crime Stoppers program is going '21st Century' with the launch of a county-wide Text-A-Crime-Tip program.Mobile phone users across DuPage County … Read more ›


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 ›