Emanuel: Political Leaders Must "Wake Up" After Oregon Mass ShootingIn the wake another mass shooting – this time at a community college in Oregon – Mayor Rahm Emanuel said it’s clear the nation needs stricter gun laws.
Police Investigate Possibility Of Tainted Heroin After Spike In OverdosesThe Chicago Fire Department said paramedics saw heroin overdoses skyrocket this week. In a span of 24 hours, at least 23 people overdosed on heroin on the West Side. So far, one of those victims has died.
Slain Fox Lake Police Officer Was Shot With His Own WeaponLake County Major Crimes Task Force Cmdr. George Filenko said Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz was shot twice with his own weapon -- once on the right front side of his protective vest, and once in the upper chest. However, Filenko said gunshot residue tests were inconclusive in determining whether Gliniewicz fired the weapon.
Teachers In McHenry District 156 On Strike; Classes Canceled ThursdayClasses have been canceled for roughly 2,500 students in the northwest suburbs, after teachers in McHenry Community High School District 156 went on strike overnight.
Text For Help System Aimed At Teens Expanding In Lake CountyThe organization LEAD started its text-a-tip program a year and a half ago in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff, after a series of teenage suicides. Now it is expanding to all of Lake County.
Source: Chicago Archdiocese Discussing Possible Church ClosingsArchbishop Blase Cupich talked to about 600 priests Tuesday at the Drury Lane conference center in Oakbrook Terrace. A source said topics discussed included possible church closings.
Aurora Lists 10 Most Accident-Prone IntersectionsOfficials in Aurora have identified the city’s 10 most accident-prone intersections, where nearly 360 crashes occurred through the end of August.
Gunfire Attack On Family Leaves Two Women Dead; Baby, Two Men InjuredA police officer rushed the baby to Stroger Hospital in a squad car.
Evanston Police Officer Caught Sleeping In Squad CarCommunity activist Carolyn Murray said a concerned citizen took pictures of the officer sleeping in the driver’s seat of a police car, while parked outside the movie theater in downtown Evanston late Saturday night.
DA: No Evidence Tampered With In Patrick Kane Case; Investigation Is Ongoing“The forensic evidence in this case was not tampered with, nor was it compromised,” Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita said at a news conference in Buffalo late Friday morning. “We believe that a person — the complainant’s mother — has engaged in an elaborate hoax.”
Gaming Board Rejects Video Gambling At Hometown Strip MallThe mayor of a small southwestern suburb is unhappy with a decision by the Illinois Gaming Board to reject the suburb's proposal for a video gambling mall.
Suburban Food Pantry Volunteer To Hear Pope Francis Address Congress ThursdayA Schaumburg food pantry volunteer will be among those at the Capitol Thursday when Pope Francis addresses Congress.