|R. Kelly fails to show up in court, loses lawsuit alleging underage sex abuse|
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 18:15
Singer R. Kelly has lost a civil lawsuit by default after he failed to show up in Cook County Circuit Court to answer allegations he sexually abused an underage girl in the late 1990s.
The alleged victim, now 36, alleged in the suit filed in February that Kelly had repeated sexual contact with...
|Following historic Chicago mayoral loss, Toni Preckwinkle returns to County Board, where it's like business as usual|
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 18:00
By this time in April, Toni Preckwinkle had hoped to be bringing her brand of progressive politics to City Hall, where she would usher in a new era as Chicago mayor.
But more than three weeks after losing the mayoral election to first-time candidate Lori Lightfoot, the Cook County Board President...
|Illinois tight end Luke Ford plans to appeal NCAA's denial of his request for a transfer waiver|
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 17:55
The NCAA denied a waiver request by Illinois tight end Luke Ford to become immediately eligible, the transfer from Georgia revealed Wednesday on Twitter.
Ford, who is from Carterville, Ill., about 190 miles south of Champaign, had cited his grandfatherâ€™s poor health as a reason he wanted to play...
|JoJo's Milk Bar in Chicago sued for trademark infringement by Milk Bar in New York|
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 17:40
JoJoâ€™s Milk Bar in River North is being sued for trademark infringement and unfair competition by the owner of Milk Bar, the New York City-based shops founded by renowned pastry chef Christina Tosi.
The lawsuit, filed Monday in Illinois District Court, said JoJoâ€™s Milk Bar purposefully used confusingly...
|Three arrested after shooting spree in North Chicago that included shots fired at cops, police say|
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 17:40
Three men have been charged with attempted first-degree murder of a police officer and other felonies following an alleged shooting spree last weekend in North Chicago, authorities announced on Wednesday.
According to a statement issued by the Lake County Stateâ€™s Attorneyâ€™s Office and North Chicago...
|Kane County coroner seeks relatives of those whose cremated remains are unclaimed|
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 17:30
The Kane County coroner is looking for relatives of 16 people whose unclaimed cremated remains will be entombed in a St. Charles Township mausoleum in late May.
This will be the fourth such service for unclaimed remains Kane County Coroner Rob Russell has held since 2013.
â€œWith the state hurting...
|The search for Andrew â€œAJâ€� Freund|
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 17:06
JoAnn Cunningham and Andrew Freund have been charged in the death of their 5-year-old son, Andrew â€œAJâ€� Freund, who went missing from his family's Crystal Lake home onÂ April 17, 2019.
|Gov. J.B. Pritzker says 'All the rules were followed' in wake of report that feds are looking into removal of toilets in Gold Coast mansion for property tax break|
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 15:20
Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzkerâ€™s removal of toilets from an Astor Street mansion to gain a property tax break, a move that gained notoriety during his recent election campaign, is under review by federal prosecutors, WBEZ-FM 91.5 reported Wednesday.
The report, attributed to an unnamed â€œlaw enforcement...
|4 die after at least 17 overdoses from West Side heroin, police say|
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 11:25
Chicago police and the Drug Enforcement Administration were working together Wednesday to investigate a rash of at least 17 overdoses â€” including four deaths â€” from whatâ€™s believed to be a mixture of heroin and fentanyl distributed recently on the West Side, authorities said.
More of the drug could...
|Crystal Lake police talking to mother of missing boy AJ Freund|
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 09:50
Crystal Lake police this morning again talked to JoAnn Cunningham, the mother of a 5-year-old boy who went missing last week. She and her lawyer, George Kililis, were at the department around 6 a.m. Wednesday.
At around 8 a.m., Kililis walked out of the police department by himself and drove away....