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.
Plaintiff Clarence George Puts Face On Camera As He Accuses Fr. John Smyth Of Sexual AbuseA man spoke in person and put his face on camera Tuesday, accusing the late Rev. John Smyth of sexually abusing him at Maryville Academy in Des Plaines and filing a lawsuit over it.
Pedestrian Struck By Metra Train In Des Plaines, Extensive Delays PersistA pedestrian was struck by a Metra train in Des Plaines Sunday morning.
86-Year-Old Man Struck By Ambulance In Des PlainesAn 86-year-old man was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries after he was struck by an ambulance in Des Plaines.
Two People Shot At Apartment Complex In Unincorporated Des PlainesSWAT teams surrounded a northwest suburban apartment building overnight, after two people were found shot in the parking lot.
Public Life Of Maryville's Father John Smyth Belies Horrifying Allegations Of Sex CrimesAs the sun sat on Father John Smyth’s life, allegations of sexual misconduct arose.
Governor Pritzker OKs First Steps On Blocking Asian CarpThe Illinois River is infested with several varieties of Asian carp, which were imported decades ago to cleanse Southern sewage lagoons and fish farms but escaped into the Mississippi River and invaded many of its tributaries.
UPDATE: Marienne Catanaoan, 15, And Jose Salgado, 17, Both Located In NilesUPDATE: Two teenagers reported missing from unincorporated Des Plaines were both located in Niles, the Cook County Sheriff's Office said Saturday afternoon.
Controversial Priest And Head Of Maryville Academy, Fr. John Smyth, Is DeadJust four months, ago, with Smyth already ailing, he was accused of sexual misconduct dating from the years 2002 and 2003. The archdiocese removed him from active ministry.
Father John Smyth, Former Head of Maryville Academy and Notre Dame College Prep, Accused Of Sexual Abuse, Has Died was just three months ago when former Maryville Academy head Father John Smyth was asked to leave the ministry in the wake of sexual abuse allegations. Smyth, 84, died early Wednesday, according to the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Crumbling Stretch Of Dempster Street Paves Way To Frustration; 'Where’s The Money For This Road?'Lawns, curbs, and medians up and down Dempster Street have been littered with pebbles and large chunks of the crumbling pavement.
Des Plaines Man Charged With Conspiracy To Make 'Swatting' CallsNeal Patel, of Des Plaines, has been charged with conspiracy to help a Los Angeles man make phony emergency "swatting" calls around the nation.
Retired Priest, Former Superintendent Of Maryville Academy Accused Of Sexual AbuseFather John Smyth has been accused of sexually abusing minors from 2002 to 2003 while he was superintendent at Maryville Academy.
Operation North Pole Offers Distraction For Families With Kids Battling IllnessesOperation North Pole is a fun-filled day of distraction for families like the Cervones, who lost their five-year-old son Lucas to cancer.
A Final Farewell To Fallen Officer Samuel Jimenez"He was the person who in the face of inhumane evil did the most humane thing one can do, and that is he sacrificed his life to protect others."