Illinois Kicks Off Sports Betting; Eddie Olczyk Places First Wager At Rivers Casino SportsbookLegal sports betting is now underway in Illinois, after Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened the state’s first sportsbook on Monday.
Former St. Zachary Pastor, John Plotkowski, Removed From Ministry After 'Inappropriate Material' Found On ComputerThe retired pastor at St. Zachary Catholic Church in Des Plaines, Father John Plotkowski, has been withdrawn from ministry after "inappropriate material" was found on his personal computer. 
Des Plaines Police Make Arrest In Case Of Woman Found Strangled On New Year's EveA person has been arrested and faces first degree murder charges in the strangulation death of a woman found near a dumpster.
Woman Found Strangled To Death In Des PlainesAuthorities in Des Plaines are investigating a woman found strangled to death near a dumpster.
Family Of Teenager Shot In Music Studio Files Lawsuit Against Bank Robbery Suspect, Text Messages ReleasedHis family's lawsuit contains text messages from that night, between Rylan and his mother.
Second Bank Robbery Suspect Charged, His Accomplice Led Police On A Chase That Ended In Irving ParkMaurice Murphy, 32, has been charged federally for stealing more than $15,000 from a Des Plaines Bank earlier this week.
15-Year-Old Boy Was Hit By Des Plaines Police Officer's Bullet As Officer Went After Bank Robber, Gunman In Old Irving ParkDes Plaines police were the ones who accidentally shot a 15-year-old boy on Tuesday night while going after a bank robber who had shot a Chicago Police officer.
A Timeline: From Bank Robbery In Des Plaines To Melee Of Gunfire In Old Irving ParkA bank robbery in Des Plaines led to a melee of gunfire 11 miles away in the Old Irving Park neighborhood on Tuesday, which ultimately left a suspect dead and a Chicago Police officer and a 15-year-old boy wounded.
15-Year-Old's Condition Stable, Police Officer Improving After They Were Shot During Chase Of Robbery SuspectThe teen, who was caught in crossfire Tuesday night, is a student intern and was in class at the time of the shooting.
Lack Of Lights, Sidewalks, Crosswalks Make Stretch Of Touhy Avenue Deadly For Airport Service Workers Heading To Bus StopNo sidewalks and no lights make for a deadly combination along a stretch of Touhy Avenue in Des Plaines.
Homecoming Dance Devolves Into Brawl At Maine West High SchoolA homecoming dance descended into a hair-pulling brawl at Maine West High School this past weekend.