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  • Family of man killed by beanbag gun sues policeJun 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    The family of a 95-year-old man who was fatally shot with a beanbag gun by a South suburban police officer has sued six officers and the town where they work.

  • Joe Walsh tested his radio station, 560-AM WIND, last night after it kept cutting to commercial when he used racially charged language by using or preparing to use racial slurs. The station ultimately ended his show.

    Dawn Patrol: Joe Walsh pulled off radio; Roskam out of leadership post?Jun 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Joe Walsh pulled off radio; Roskam could be out of leadership after losing whip bid; freight train hits pedestrian in Lake Forest; Glen Ellyn-area lightning strike fire; two accused of lying about kidnapping friend; $1.2 million gift to hospital from West Dundee couple; IDOT advises drivers to stay off the Kennedy again; Cook County property tax levies increase.

  • David Orr

    Cook County property tax revenues increase 1 percent collectivelyJun 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    According to the annual property tax report issued by County Clerk David Orr’s office Thursday, the county’s 1,500-plus taxing bodies collectively raised property taxes by more than $122 million. The increase represents a little more than a 1 percent increase from 2012 to 2013. The agencies could have increased property tax levies by at least 1.7 percent, though.

  • White Sox players, from left, Jose Abreu, Alexei Ramirez, Adam Eaton and Alejandro De Aza celebrate their 7-6 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field.

    Dawn Patrol: Mundelein school leader retiring; Roskam could move up todayJun 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    MHS superintendent retiring. Roskam could ascend GOP ladder. Tollway approves wetlands restoration. Oak Brook wins appeal in pension case. Lightning sparks N. Aurora fire. The Sox are believers. Who will succeed Devin Hester?

  • Christine Radogno

    Daughter of state Senate Republican leader Radogno diesJun 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lisa Radogno, the daughter of Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno, died unexpectedly of a "massive pulmonary embolism," officials announced late Wednesday. Radogno announced the passing on her Facebook page.

  • At the podium, sisters Noemia Silva (L) and Alma Huerta of the Missionary Sisters of Saint Charles Borromeo Scalabrinians address marchers Wednesday in front of Club Allure Chicago, a strip club, to protest its proximity to their convent.

    Nuns march on strip clubJun 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Nuns who’ve been praying for a strip club next door to close, and then sued when it didn’t, on Wednesday did something that anyone who went to Catholic school could have predicted: They marched right over there to let everyone know they mean business.

  • Cook County medical examiner to offer grief counselingJun 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved a pilot program Wednesday in which the county medical examiner’s office will offer grief counseling for families of homicide victims and in other selected death cases. Under an agreement between the county and the University of Illinois-Chicago, a second-year graduate student from UIC’s Jane Addams College of Social Work will be available to assist families who come to the medical examiner’s office to identify remains.

  • Paul Valade/pvalade@dailyherald.comStorm clouds roll in over Libertyville Wednesday morning.

    Storms sweep through suburbs; airport delays reportedJun 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Severe thunderstorms packing large hail, strong winds and heavy downpours struck the Chicago area tonight including a strong storm with 60-70 mph winds that moved through the Aurora area. A lightning strike caused a small fire at a home in North Aurora. The severe weather caused delays at both airports.

  • Music playing at Docks Bar and Grill overlooking Bangs Lake in Wauconda helped inspire the village’s new noise rules in response to neighbors’ complaints.

    Dawn Patrol: Teens hurt in crash; Wauconda OKs new noise rulesJun 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Teens seriously injured in ATV accident near Lily Lake. Wauconda approves noise rules. Carpentersville approves medical pot rules. West Chicago church bells given new lives. Two motorcyclists charged in April crash. Ventra deadline approaching for Pace, CTA: 10 things to know. Conservative icon Roeser remembered for his generosity. Beckham, Viciedo power White Sox past Giants 8-2.

  • Oak Brook residents paid more than $67 million in income taxes in 2012, but received just 1.3 percent back from the state while other areas received far a greater percentage of what the workforce contributed.

    Which suburbs are income tax givers and takers?Jun 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Since municipalities and counties share in the income taxes collected by the state, how much is coming back home? That depends on where you live. Some suburban workers pay a lot more to the state than what comes back through what's known as the Local Government Distributive Fund. But some places get much more back from the state — in one case, as high as 25 percent of what residents paid in.

  • Schaumburg committee backs requests for county tax breaksJun 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Schaumburg’s finance committee has recommended two companies be considered for a Cook County property tax incentive if they move into vacant industrial buildings in the village. Elegant Event Lighting and Redlok Productions, Inc., both of which are already located in Schaumburg, are requesting consideration for Cook County’s Class 6B tax incentive to expand at new locations.

  • A tornado watch in place early this morning has been lifted by the National Weather Service. However, threats of severe weather remain throughout the day and potentially through Friday morning, meteorologists from the National Weather Service said.

    Tornado watch lifted, severe weather possible throughout the dayJun 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    A tornado watch in place early this morning in the suburbs has been lifted by the National Weather Service. However, threats of severe weather remain throughout the day and potentially through Friday morning, meteorologists from the National Weather Service said.

  • The United States’ Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring the opening goal in Monday night’s World Cup match against Ghana in Natal, Brazil. The Americans won 2-1.

    Dawn Patrol: Man gets 15 years for sex assault; dump truck hits motorcyclistJun 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elgin man gets 15 years for sex assault. Schaumburg motorcyclist struck by dump truck in Crystal Lake. 3 years in East Dundee DUI hit and run. Carpentersville to consider marijuana regulations again. Itasca nature center to add animal exhibits. Men charged in Kane County sex assault. U.S. wins but needs to improve.

  • Erika M. Morset

    3 years prison for East Dundee DUI hit-and-run that injured cyclistJun 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    A 34-year-old woman was sentenced to three years in prison and a subsequent four years of probation after admitting to driving drunk and injuring a cyclist in East Dundee in May 2013. Erika M. Morset, of Schaumburg, also left the scene of the crash, which caused severe head and neck injuries to the victim, 32.

  • A public meeting occurs in July to interview people seeking the position held by outgoing Metra Director Arlene Mulder, former Arlington Heights mayor.

    Cook County to screen Arlene Mulder replacement on Metra publiclyJun 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Like trains? Like meetings? You might be the next Metra board director representing northwest Cook County. Cook County officials said they'll hold an open meeting to interview candidates to replace outgoing board member Arlene Mulder in July. “There’s no question keeping the process as open and transparent as possible will give the public a greater belief we’re selecting the best possible candidate we can and not just someone who’s a friend of a friend,” Tim Schneider said.

  • Mitch Goldman, a bicycle riding friend of Andy Adler, talks to a group about searching for his friend Sunday in Gurnee. He holds a missing person flyer at the meeting at Joy Lutheran Church in Gurnee. Dozens of people then split up to spend the afternoon searching Lake County forest preserves in search of Adler, who disappeared on a bike ride last week.

    Dawn Patrol: Search for Gurnee bicyclist; DuPage Dems fight to stay on ballotJun 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Community searches for missing Gurnee bicyclist. Four DuPage Democrats have their candidacy challenged. San Antonio Spurs capture their fifth NBA title. USA to play Ghana Monday night in their first match in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

  • Illinois State Crime Commission and Karl Productions have won a Telly Award for their public service announcement about heroin addiction among teens.

    Anti-heroin ad wins awardJun 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    A television advertisement created by the Illinois State Crime Commission and Karl Productions about heroin abuse has won an award, officials announced. Heroin deaths continue to increase in the suburbs and throughout Illinois.

  • Four from suburbs charged in embezzlement schemeJun 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Cook County State's Attorney's office has charged four suburban residents with embezzling more than $7 million from a Chicago law firm. Prosecutors said a former office manager schemed with three vendors to create fake invoices for goods never delivered or services not performed. Two face up to 30 years in prison if convicted, while the others are facing a maximum prison sentence of 15 years.

  • Want to drive on the Kennedy Expressway this weekend? No. Just ... no.

    Dawn Patrol: Hit-and-run hurts motorcyclist in Pingree Grove; Kennedy bluesJun 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Motorcyclist hurt in hit-and-run in Pingree Grove. You'll have the Kennedy blues this weekend. Highland Park 'huffing' case to Supreme Court? Park City man charged in Rosemont shooting.

  • Deputies discovered this 13-inch alligator when they enforced an eviction order Wednesday morning on the South Side of Chicago.

    Sheriff’s deputies find alligator during evictionJun 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Cook County sheriff’s office reported finding an alligator in a Chicago apartment while enforcing an eviction order Wednesday morning on the South Side.

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