Christopher Vaughn (back left) is accused of killing his wife and three children. (CBS File Photo)

Trial Set To Start Monday For Family Massacre Suspect Christopher Vaughn

As the Drew Peterson murder trial continues, another high-profile case begins this Monday in another courtroom at the Will County courthouse.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2012

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Pedestrian Killed As Two Vehicles Crash In Oswego

West suburban Oswego police on Saturday continued their investigation into an early-morning, two-vehicle traffic crash that killed a 22-year-old pedestrian.


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3 Injured In Oswego Crash

Three people were injured in a three-vehicle crash Saturday morning in west suburban Oswego.



Retired Oswego Teacher Accused Of Arranging For Sex With Teen

A retired Oswego teacher has been charged with child sex crimes after being caught in Wisconsin attempting to meet with a 14-year-old girl whose father he met online, according to police. The meeting, however, turned out to be a police sting operation.


Kendall County Crash Vigil

Neighbors Mourn 3 Teens Killed In Kendall County Crash

Neighbors paid a tribute Wednesday night to the three teenagers who died when a truck struck their car Monday near Oswego.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2012

Illinois State Police said three people were killed when a semi-trailer truck crashed into a car, then flipped over, in unincorporated Kendall County near Oswego. (Credit: CBS)

Police: Teen Driver In Fatal Kendall County Crash ‘Not Paying Attention’

Illinois State Police said it appears a teenage driver wasn’t paying attention when he pulled in front of a semi-trailer truck on Monday in Kendall County, causing a wreck that killed him and his two teenage passengers.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2012

Illinois State Police said three people were killed when a semi-trailer truck crashed into a car, then flipped over, in unincorporated Kendall County near Oswego. (Credit: CBS)

Three Teens Dead In Crash In Kendall County

Three young Plainfield residents died Monday after a semi-trailer truck crashed into the car they were in and flipped over in unincorporated Kendall County near Oswego.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2012

Fire alarm (Paul Cesarz/ CBS)

Teens Face Felonies For Pulling Fire Alarm At Oswego High

Two Oswego teenagers are facing multiple felony charges for pulling the fire alarm at west suburban Oswego High School, police said.


Eric Lederman (Photo from Facebook)

Boy, 12, Dies After Being Struck By Baseball

An apparent freak accident on the baseball field left a 12-year-old athlete dead and has stunned his community of Oswego.



Aurora Driver Killed As His Car Flips In Oswego

A 21-year-old Aurora man was killed early Saturday morning after he was involved in a single vehicle accident near Route 30 and Fifth Street in west suburban Oswego, police said.


Christopher Vaughn (back left) is accused of killing his wife and three children. (CBS File Photo)

Report: New Letter Casts Doubt On Family Massacre Suspect’s Charges

New questions are being raised in the case of a father from Oswego who stands charged with killing his wife and three children in 2007.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2012

Joseph “Jo Jo” Prince, 23, and Mason Johnson, 34, were both charged with robbing the TCF bank at 2540 Route 30 in Oswego on Dec. 20, 2010.

Two Men Charged In Oswego, Aurora Bank Robberies

Two men have been charged with robbing TCF banks inside Oswego and Aurora Jewel grocery stores.


Ink 180

Tattoo Artist Works To Cover Up Ink From Former Lifestyles

An Oswego tattoo artist has developed a specialty – covering up the ink of others.

WBBM Newsradio–03/13/2012

Empty Classroom

Oswego Area Parents Furious Over Possible School Changes

It could be a contentious school board meeting Monday in Oswego Community School District 308.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Metra Mulls Extension To Oswego, Outside RTA Service Area

Metra doesn’t have enough money to fix what’s breaking, But that’s not stopping the commuter rail agency from studying a possible extension in the far southwest suburbs.

WBBM Newsradio–02/20/2012

Cory M. Paytes, 22, and Travis J. Gamble, 22, were charged with armed robbery, aggravated robbery and resisting a peace officer.

Serial Pizzeria Robbers Caught After Latest Heist

Two serial pizzeria robbers were caught red-handed Monday night after ordering employees into a freezer while robbing a west suburban restaurant at gunpoint.



Teen Sentenced For Brutally Beating Man Because He Was Gay

An Oswego man will spend the next two years in prison, after admitting to attacking and brutally beating another man because he was gay.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2011

Thieves are targeting truck tailgates in one suburban area. (CBS)

A New Trend In Crime: Tailgate Thefts

Leaving a pickup tailgate unlocked might very well be an open invitation for theft. But Oswego police say it’s happened six times in as many months.


Customers at the Lowe's store in Aurora, Ill., arrived at the store on Oct. 17, 2011, to find it had shut down for good when it closed down the night before. Another store in Oswego, Ill., and 18 others nationwide also closed, the company announced the same day. (Credit: CBS)

Lowe’s Closing Two More Chicago Area Stores

The nation’s second-largest home improvement store is closing two more stores in suburban Chicago.

WBBM Newsradio–10/17/2011

Flight attendant Jeffrey Collman was on board American Airlines Flight 11, the first plane to hit the World Trade Center. (CBS)

Oswego Couple Remembers Son Who Died When Plane Hit WTC

The village of Oswego commemorated the 9/11 anniversary on Sunday with a special contribution from two parents who feel the loss of the attacks every day.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2011