An Addison man has been charged with the murder of his wife in what police say was a domestic incident. Kurtis Worley, of the 900 block of Craig Place, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder in the death of Martha Workley, 39, according to a release from the DuPage County state’s attorney on Sunday night. Full story.
Fashion Outlets of Chicago is the first fully enclosed suburban mall built in the Chicago area in more than two decades, and likely the first outlet mall of its kind in the country, say industry experts. It’s also the only outlet mall in the Northwest suburbs — merely 13 miles from Schaumburg’s Woodfield Mall and less than 20 miles from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Full story.
A sexual encounter, a knife in a classrom and an attack on a teen are among troubling occurrences at Lutherbrook that have caught the attention of the Cook County public guardian. But leaders of the Addison treatment center for traumatized youth say the facility is all about healing and helping children. Full story.
Deacon White died near St. Charles 25 days after the first National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 1939. Now 74 years later, the one-time Aurora resident regarded by historians as the one of the greatest catchers of baseball’s inaugural days is getting his due. Full story.
Three vintage World War II planes — a B-24 Liberator, a P-51 Mustang fighter and a B-17 Flying Fortress — landed Saturday at Wheeling’s Chicago Executive Airport as part of the Wings of Freedom Tour. Aviation major Alex Kwiatkowski, 20, of Wheaton, got to ride the Mustang as a birthday gift. For others, such as Beach Park resident Jim Brahos, 90, the war planes held too many bad memories. Full story.
A 63-year-old man who died in a two-vehicle, head-on collision Friday afternoon near Libertyville was a member of a prominent Gurnee area family. Alex Petropoulos was a huge Blackhawks fan who had a passion for stock car racing, relatives said. Full story.
An 18-year-old Carpentersville man faces an aggravated battery charges alleging he threw a can of bleach in a cabdriver’s face instead of paying his $155 fare Thursday night, according to police. Oliver D. Dickens, 18, of the 1200 block of Silverstone Drive, is being held in the Cook County jail in lieu of $125,000 bond, records show. He was easily arrested after leaving his ID in the cab. Full story.
The name of Henry Laseke, the 89-year-old man who died tragically Thursday when his SUV careened into a retention basin in Arlington Heights, resonates with longtime village residents. They remember how he and his father, also named Henry Laseke, ran Laseke Disposal in Arlington Heights for more than a half-century. Full story.
Palatine fire officials are investigating the cause of a garage fire Saturday morning in the 600 block of South Warren Avenue. No civilians or firefighters were injured. The garage sustained heavy damage, but investigators have yet to determine a cost estimate. Full story.
Wheeling Police confirmed that a village police officer collapsed during a training exercise on Thursday and died at the hospital Saturday night. Shamekia Goodwin-Badger, 33, was pronounced dead at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge on Saturday afternoon. She was transported to the hospital after collapsing during a training event Thursday night and did not regain consciousness. Full story.
Israel OKs prisoner release, steps to peace. Full story.
Morsi backers defiant in face of Egypt government threat. Full story.
Spanish train driver charged provisionally. Full story.
Why Instagram is even more depressing than Facebook. Full story.
Signs of declining economic security. Full story.
Differences small between student loan bills. Full story.
Illinois to allow online voting registration. Full story.
‘The Voice’ mentors not looking for a star. Full story.
Aniston says she, Theroux ‘already feel married.’ Full story.
‘The Wolverine’ tops box office. Full story.
Bears won’t be forced into Cutler decision. Full story.
Coach Q: Hawks can deal with ‘Stanley Cup hangover.’ Full story.
Wood’s arm, bat get it done for Cubs. Full story.
Sox’ Beckham having seriously good season. Full story.
Royals outlast Sox in extras. Full story.
Soriano a living emblem of failed possibilites. Full story.
U.S. wins soccer Gold Cup at Soldier Field. Full story.Copyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.