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Appeals Court Allows For DNA Testing In 1996 Highland Park Murder Case

A state appeals court has ordered that DNA evidence from a 1997 murder trial in Lake County be tested for the first time.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2012


Watering Restrictions In Place In Several Suburbs

Because of the hot weather and dry conditions, several suburbs have implemented water restrictions.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012


Coast Guard Rescues 4 From Capsized Boat On Lake Michigan

Two adults and two children were rescued Sunday afternoon by a U.S. Coast Guard boat crew after the sailing vessel they were aboard capsized, sending all four into the water, near north suburban Fort Sheridan.


This is the first photo of Sen. Mark Kirk since he suffered a stroke in January. (Credit: Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago)

Sen. Kirk Released From Rehab Institute

Nearly four months after suffering a stroke, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has been released from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and is now back at his Highland Park home.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

An 18-year-old woman was raped Saturday night near the Congress Theater in Logan Square. (CBS)

Teenage Boys Charged In Brutal Sex Assault Near Congress Theater

Bond was set at $750,000 Tuesday for two teenage boys accused in the brutal sexual assault of an 18-year-old girl near the Congress Theater in the Logan Square neighborhood on New Year’s Eve.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2012

Vatrell Knox

Missing Highland Park Boy Found On Near North Side

A missing 12-year old north suburban boy has been found safe in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2012

Michael Jordan Mansion

Michael Jordan’s Highland Park Mansion Goes Up For Sale

Michael Jordan’s Highland Park mansion is up for sale for $29 million.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

Rape Rally

Dozens Rally Against Rape After Attack Near Congress Theater

A rally against violence was held in Chicago Monday night, near the scene where a teenage girl from Highland Park was sexually assaulted and left unconscious on New Year’s Eve.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2012

A new Thornton's gas station in Highland Park drew hundreds of customers when it opened with a promotion for $1.99 a gallon unleaded gas on Dec. 22, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

$1.99 A Gallon Gas In Highland Park Draws Huge Crowd

A gallon of gas was a huge bargain in north suburban Highland Park on Thursday, but the bargain didn’t last for long.


Stick Figure Bandit. (Credit: FBI)

‘Stick Figure Bandit’ Wanted By FBI

The FBI is on the hunt for a bank robber dubbed the “Stick Figure Bandit.”


Surveillance photo of the man who robbed the PNC Bank branch in Highland Park on Sept. 22, 2011. (Credit: Highland Park Police)

Police Search For Robber In Highland Park Bank Heist

A bank branch in downtown Highland Park was robbed on Thursday morning, the second bank heist in the area in the past three weeks.


The pilot of this small plane was killed when it crashed in Mt. Pleasant, Wis., on Sept. 5, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Former Trucking Executive Killed In Wisconsin Plane Crash

The recently-retired CEO of a truck trailer manufacturing business is being hailed as a hero for guiding his plane away from a subdivision as it crashed near Racine, claiming his life.

CBS Chicago–09/06/2011

A police officer conducts a breathalyzer test.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Highwood Mayor Arrested For DUI

The mayor of north suburban Highwood has been charged with driving drunk, after being pulled over in neighboring Highland Park.

CBS Chicago–09/06/2011

A white male suspect wearing a yellow backpack robbed a Chase Bank branch in Highland Park on Thursday. (Credit: FBI)

Highland Park Bank Robbery Puts Schools On ‘Soft’ Lockdown

Authorities have released photos of a suspected bank robber, who robbed a Chase Bank branch in Highland Park on Thursday.


Highland Park Fatal Accident

Truck Driver Killed In 6-Vehicle Pileup In Highland Park

A semi-truck driver is dead, and another is hospitalized, in a multi-vehicle pileup that snarled traffic in Highland Park as late as Thursday morning.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2011

Arthur Gerald Jones

Plea Deal May Be Coming For ‘Dead’ Chicago Area Man Turned Vegas Bookie

A former Highland Park man found in Las Vegas decades after he was declared dead may not have to go on trial.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011

Eduardo Franco (Police Dept. Photo)

Bike Path Rapist Gets 22-Year Sentence

A Highland Park man who pleaded guilty in June to raping a woman on a North Shore bike path has been sentenced to 22 years in prison.


Arthur Gerald Jones

Legally Dead Commodities Broker Found Working As Vegas Bookie

A onetime commodities broker from Chicago has been missing since the Carter administration, and was declared legally dead a quarter century ago.

CBS Chicago–07/22/2011

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

2 Candidates Vie For Highland Park Mayor

North suburban Highland Park is among several communities that will choose a new mayor in the April 5 elections.

WBBM Newsradio–03/18/2011

Ravinia Festival

Ravinia Releases 2011 Schedule

Variety is the spice of life, and there is going to be something for everyone at the Ravinia Festival this year.

CBS Chicago–03/10/2011