Bloomingdale Police Officer Dies In CrashPolice said the officer lost control of his squad car and slammed into a light pole and light box at Army Trail Road and Cardinal Avenue around 9:30 p.m.
Oak Forest Clarifies Council's Written Question PolicyThere is a new written policy for Oak Forest City Council meetings: All questions from the public must be put in writing.
New Mental Health Hospital To Be Built, Lessen Burden On Will County JailPlans are in the works to build a new, 100-bed mental health hospital in southwest suburban New Lenox to serve people in Will and Grundy Counties.
Backpage Executives Decline To Testify On Child Sex Trafficking ReportBackpage.com took down its adult advertising section this week, and officials declined to testify before a U.S. Senate subcommittee, in the face of a blistering report accusing the website of facilitating child sex trafficking.
Mom, 2 Kids Found Dead In Apparent Murder-SuicideA mother and her two children were found dead in their home in northwest suburban Lake in the Hills on Tuesday afternoon, in what authorities said appears to be a murder-suicide.
Tuesday Classes Canceled At St. Charles East H.S., Amid Possible Norovirus OutbreakThere were 800 absences, out of 2,500 students, a spokesperson for St. Charles School District 303 said.
Durbin Warns Against Confirmation Hearings Before FBI Vets NomineesSenate confirmation hearings have been scheduled this week for some of the nominees for President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet, but Illinois’ senior senator was warning Republicans to slow down.
CTA Gets $1.1 Billion In Federal Funds For Red, Brown, Purple LinesPresident Barack Obama has approved nearly $1.1 billion in federal grant funding for the CTA to improve sections of the Red, Brown, and Purple lines on the North Side.
Film Buffs Can Help Mark Cinematic Milestones At The Oak Lawn LibraryOn a Saturday every month, starting Jan. 14, “Cineversary” will honor a range of movies, starting with "Reservoir Dogs."
Chicago Ridge Catholic School Faces Possible ClosureA Catholic school in southwest suburban Chicago Ridge is at risk of closing after this school year, unless it comes up with enough money and students for next year.
Videos, 911 Tapes Reveal Pandemonium At Scene Of Fatal Police ShootingNewly released tapes have offered a clearer picture of a chaotic and shocking scene that played out at a busy intersection in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood two months ago, when an off-duty police officer shot and killed 25-year-old Joshua Beal.
Elgin VFW Selling Its Building, Will Try To Rebound ElsewhereVFW Post 1307 will continue to exist, just in a different form and in a different place that hasn’t yet been determined. WBBM's Bernie Tafoya reports.

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