Jackie Swike

10 Years Later, Friend Recalls NW Indiana Man Taken Hostage In Iraq Northwest Indiana businessman Jeff Ake went to Iraq in 2005 and never came back. The LaPorte, Indiana business owner was taken hostage on April 11, 2005, while installing equipment at a water bottling plant near Baghdad.
Hollywood Heavyweights To Work On Documentary About Ebert's LifeSome big names in Hollywood have teamed up to make a documentary about the life of Pulitzer-prize winning film critic Roger Ebert.
Robber Wearing 'Scream' Mask Strikes South Side Neighborhoods
Curiosity: More Than A Rover, Space Lab To Analyze Mars For Signs Of LifeAn Adler Planetarium astronomer who said he'd go to Mars "in a heartbeat," said he's thrilled by what the rover Curiosity might find on the red planet.
6-Year-Old Girl Hit By Police Squad CarA 6-year-old girl was struck by a police squad car that was responding to a shooting Saturday evening in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood.
Toddler Hurt By Falling TV In AuroraIn a headline that has become all too common lately, a 2-year-old girl was hurt when a TV fell on her in her home in Aurora over the weekend.
Kirk: U.S. Must Stand Behind South Korea After Kim Jong Il's DeathU.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says he wants the U.S. to stand strong in the face of a new North Korean leader.
Salvation Army Bell-Ringer Conned Out Of Kettle Full Of MoneyThe Salvation Army Tri-City Corps in the western suburbs has lost up to $400, after a man fooled a bell-ringer into giving him a kettle full of cash.
House Dems: Even Ill-Gotten Pension Benefits Can't Be RevokedSome Democrats in the Illinois House are flip-flopping on whether to crack down on pension abuses by union officials, including two lobbyists who got teacher pensions for working just one day in the classroom.
Girl, 15, Missing From Southwest SideChicago Police need your help to find a missing teenage girl, last seen Friday near a high school on the Southwest Side.
Electrical Worker Seriously Injured Outside Naperville Retirement HomeAn electrical worker suffered “significant injuries” after being shocked while working on electrical equipment over the weekend at a Naperville retirement home.
80-Year-Old Teacher Found Slain In Merrillville, Ind.An 80-year-old woman – a longtime teacher in northwestern Indiana – has been found slain inside her home.