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Graffiti discovered at New Trier

The Wilmette Life reports: The Winnetka Police Department is investigating an ethnic slur that was written on the sidewalk adjacent to New Trier Township High … Read more ›

Cook County sheriff officer, son nabbed in federal sting

Pioneer Local reports: A Cook County sheriff’s officer and his son have been snared in a federal sting into contraband tobacco trafficking, authorities say. On … 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 ›

Naked man arrested at Howard train stop

A Winnetka man was questioned and taken to a hospital after CTA authorities saw him standing naked on the Howard Street platform last night in … Read more › 1 comment

Son of former judge target of drug investigation

The 20-year-old son of a former Cook County judge was arrested Friday after members of the West Suburban Enhanced Drug/Gang Enforcement task force served a … 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 ›

Winnetka, Dec. 19-26: Business burglarized, and more

The following incidents were taken from Winnetka Police Department reports between Dec. 19-26. BURGLARY Police officers discovered evidence of a burglary to a business in … Read more ›

Update: No additional jail time for former Blagojevich adviser Rezko

Antoin “Tony” Rezko, the former top adviser and fundraiser to ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, was spared today from serving more time in prison. U.S. District Judge … Read more ›

Rezko could get more prison time

Antoin “Tony” Rezko, the former top fundraiser for ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich who already has been sentenced to a 10½ years in prison for political … Read more ›