One advocate says the increase in calls to a Chicago-area suicide prevention hotline has been so great that they’ve brought in extra volunteers and backup staff.
Two young men from the suburbs have embarked on a 1,000-mile canoe trip from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Gulf of Mexico, to benefit diabetes research.
The pastor of a Catholic church in Batavia was charged Friday with public indecency.
West suburban police announced Monday they will not file charges against children for sending sexually explicit images to other middle school students through their cell phones.
As Barrington police crack down on students caught sexting and two other suburban middle schools investigate their own sexting incidents, one psychiatry expert said authorities should not rely on criminal charges to punish youths who probably don’t know any better.
Investigators were looking into reports as many as two dozen or more Rotolo Middle School students, ages 11 to 14, took naked pictures of themselves.
Prosecutors allege 37-year-old Eric Hakala posed as a St. Charles East student on a fictitious Facebook account to contact minors in Batavia, Oswego and Naperville, engage in sexually explicit conversations and trade photos.
A former BAtavia man who had been missing in Japan has been located, according to the man’s sister.
A child playing with a lighter started a fire that caused $25,000 worth of damage to an apartment building in west suburban Batavia Saturday afternoon.
Three firefighters went to the hospital overnight after they slipped and fell on ice while battling an extra-alarm blaze at a foundry in west suburban Batavia.
The Illinois State Police and the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office have concluded their investigation into the officer-related shooting death of a west suburban Batavia man last July.
Police in Yorkville are calling it a terrible tragedy–the apparent suicide of a very young boy.
Friends of a Batavia teenager who committed suicide three years ago say her gravesite has been severely damaged – either accidentally or on purpose.
Monica Warner was pulling out of a private driveway on East Fabyan Parkway in Batavia at about 6 a.m. on May 15 when her vehicle was struck by a garbage truck.
Without twisting even an eighth of an inch, a 50-foot-wide electromagnet resembling a flying saucer finished an arduous 3,200-mile trip across land and sea on Friday, arriving at an Illinois laboratory where it will be used to study blazing-fast particles.
A marvel of physics is spending the day in a grocery store parking lot in the southwestern suburbs, before continuing its long journey to Fermilab in Batavia.
A west suburban man died Monday after being shot by a Kane County Sheriff’s sergeant when he pointed a gun at deputies, authorities said.
A North Aurora man was killed Thursday afternoon when the bicycle he was riding was struck by a car in northwest suburban Batavia Township.
A west suburban woman has been sentenced to prison for her fourth DUI arrest after she dropped her child off at school while intoxicated.
A man was killed and two others injured in a traffic crash in west suburban Batavia Friday evening.