Best Martin Luther King Day Getaways Near ChicagoA three-day weekend is a great excuse to get out of town for a little bit and Martin Luther King Day is one of the favorites. Here are a few places you can go that aren't too far outside of the city, but will still give you that feeling of getting away from it all.
Plainfield Man Gets Life For Killing Pregnant Woman And Unborn Baby In Door CountyBrian Cooper of Plainfield was convicted in May of killing 21-year-old Alisha Bromfield, when the two were at a Nasewaupee resort for his sister's wedding. He was not the father of Bromfield's baby but his attorney said the two had once had a romantic relationship. He was also Bromfield's boss.
Highland Park Boy Among 3 Kayakers Rescued Near Door CountyA 9-year-old boy from Highland Park, his cousin, and his aunt were rescued from Lake Michigan on Friday, about 12 hours after they were reported missing while kayaking off Door County.
Jury Outside Door County To Hear Murder Case Against Plainfield Man Brian Cooper, of Plainfield, Ill., is accused of strangling Alisha Bromfield at a Door County resort last summer. The couple was on the peninsula for a wedding.
Best Holiday Escapes Near ChicagoAlthough a sunny vacation in the dead of a Chicago winter seems like the incarnation of bliss, sometimes it's nice to get away but still be near home during the holidays. You may not escape the temperatures, but you can enjoy an escape from the city with these nearby destinations.
Plainfield Man Faces Double Murder, Assault Charges In Door CountyProsecutors in Door County, Wisc., say they're preparing homicide charges against a Plainfield man after a pregnant woman was murdered over the weekend.
Will County Man Held In Door County After Death Of GirlfriendA Will County man is being held in Wisconsin, pending charges that he killed his girlfriend while they were in Door County, attending a wedding.