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- Police: Fake fire inspector steals extinguishers
Villa Park police have issued an alert and a surveillance photo seeking information about a person who has been stealing fire extinguishers from stores.
- Trial starts for man accused of killing his mother over concert tickets
The trial has started for a suburban Chicago man accused of stabbing his mother in the back nine times then pouring household chemicals on her body.
- Bloomington woman charged with slaying mother-in-law
Prosecutors downstate have filed murder charges against the daughter-in-law of a 70-year-old Crest Hill woman whose body was found in a shallow grave in a state park in Will County on Tuesday.
- Smoke clears, but respiratory problems remain
The smoke that blanketed the Chicago area in a layer of haze on Tuesday seemed to have dispersed this morning, though the combination of high mold count and the smoke may continue to make for difficult breathing for those with respiratory ailments.
- 1 charged in beating death of hearing-impaired man in Evanston
A 26-year-old man from Hazel Crest has been charged with first-degree murder and robbery in the beating death of a hearing-impaired man in Evanston, authorities announced today. Police say $10 was taken from the victim.
- Fire rips through Grayslake home
A fire that started on a backyard deck in the 200 block of Harvey Street in Grayslake ripped through a one-story home today, a fire department official said.
- Walsh Must Prove Child Support Payments
Judge says congressman is just like everyone else.
- Marathon Nabe: West Loop
Old St. Pat’s Church marks the halfway point of the Chicago Marathon. You’ve almost made it.
- Behrens Calls the Bears Fantasy Matchups
Preeminent Fantasy Football expert Andy Behrens, from Yahoo Sports, takes a turn on Grizzly Detail highlighting the best Fantasy plays from this week’s matchup.
- What’s the Big Idea?
Jessica Malkin from Ideas Week 2011 stops by NBC Chicago to talk about plans for the event.
- Ideas Week Takes Flight on the Mag Mile
Keep your eyes peeled for some bright balloons with even brighter ideas printed on them.
- Thinking Big for Your Business
Business strategist Carol Roth discusses why it’s never a bad thing to shoot for the stars.
- Elk Grove Village Plans To Reinstall Red Light Cameras
A suburb that pulled out controversial red light cameras eight months ago is putting them back in after finding that accidents spiked after they were removed.
- Tigers Rally To Sweep Sox, Win 12th Straight
Carlos Guillen singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Detroit Tigers extended their longest winning streak in 77 years, rallying past the Chicago White Sox 6-5 on Wednesday for their 12th straight victory.
- AP Source: Woodson Fined $10K For Throwing Punch
A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that cornerback Charles Woodson has been fined $10,000 for throwing a punch in the Green Bay Packers’ season opener against the New Orleans Saints.
- Illinois ‘Hardest Hit’ Mortgage Relief Program
It sounds too good to be true, but homeowners struggling with their mortgages could get up to $25,000 in mortgage help through a $345 million federally funded program that will be unveiled by the state of Illinois on Thursday.
- Daley Plaza Ceremony Honors 98 New U.S. Citizens
CHICAGO (CBS) — Despite a slight drizzle, a special naturalization ceremony in the Loop this afternoon bestowed American citizenship on people from 35 countries. The ceremony coincided with U.S. Constitution and Citizenship Day. The keynote [...]
- Rep. Walsh Ordered To Prove He Doesn’t Owe $100K In Child Support
A Cook County judge ruled Wednesday that Congressman Joe Walsh must prove that he made nearly $100,000 in child-support payments as part of his ongoing legal dispute with his ex-wife, Laura Walsh.
- Elk Grove personal trainer saves a second life
For most, saving another person’s life would be a rare and monumental feat. For Joe Pignone, a personal trainer at the Pavilion Fitness Club in Elk Grove Village, it’s almost become just another part of the job. For the second time in two years, Pignone is being credited with reviving a person who collapsed in cardiac arrest while working out at the fitness club.
- Cronin pushes for DuPage youth home closure
Despite putting an additional $400,000 in next year’s budget to operate DuPage County’s youth home, county board Chairman Dan Cronin says he hopes it’s money that won’t be spent. Cronin said DuPage and Kane officials are continuing to negotiate a plan to close the DuPage County Juvenile Detention Center and transfer its detainees to Kane’s regional facility in St. Charles.
- Air quality improves, but IEPA calls for caution
The air quality in the Chicago suburbs is definitely better this morning as smoke from the Minnesota wildfires begins to dissipate, but the IEPA has nevertheless issued an Action Alert and is asking people with respiratory problems to take precautions.
- Former hoops star Richmond can’t leave Lake County
A Lake County judge said Wednesday that at least for the time being, a former Waukegan basketball standout charged with a pair of felonies will be playing strictly on his home court. At Jereme Richmond’s arraignment on aggravated battery and gun charges, Richmond’s attorney said his client has offers to “work out” with members of NBA teams in anticipation of Richmond being…
- Prosecutors: No Avril tickets, so Carol Stream man kills mom
Prosecutors say 39-year-old Robert Lyons counted on his mother for just about everything, from buying his shoes to driving him around because he didn’t have a license. But when Linda Bolek refused his demands to ask a friend for Avril Lavigne concert tickets, he reacted violently, authorities said — bashing her in the head with a liquor bottle before stabbing her nine times and showering…