Politics | New York grand jury indicts Trump, making him the first ex-president charged with a crime
Donald Trump has been indicted by a Manhattan grand jury, prosecutors and defense lawyers said Thursday, making him the first former U.S. president to face a criminal charge and jolting his bid to retake the White House next year. The charges remained under seal late Thursday, but the investigation centered on payments made during the 2016 presidential campaign to silence claims of an extramarital sexual encounter.
Columns | 'His presence was as big as his stature': Support pours in for Batavia officer's familyJoe Gudella was a Batavia police officer for just over a year, but he made a big impression on the community he served. That's obvious from the outpouring of support since he died unexpectedly Monday in Wisconsin.
News | 'They misled people,' say suburbs that sue chemicals companies over Lake Michigan pollutionLaid out in a complaint filed March 24 in Cook County Circuit Court, nine suburbs are seeking monetary damages to address the pollution from contaminated stormwater discharged to Lake Michigan.
Crime | Teen accused of Bolingbrook triple murder, attempted murder indicted by grand juryA 17-year-old teen charged with a triple homicide and attempted murder on March 5 in Bolingbrook was visibly distraught during his second court appearance, where he learned he was indicted and would be transferred next month to the adult jail facility.
Cubs | Pitching and defense a winning formula for Cubs on Opening DayMarcus Stroman tosssed 6 scoreless innings and newcomer Dansby Swanson collected 3 hits as the Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0 in their season opener Thursday at Wrigley Field.
News | 'Understand each other': How holy month of Ramadan works, as seen at Lake in the Hills mosqueMuslims across the suburbs and world, including members of American Muslim Community Organization in Lake in the Hills, are observing the Islamic holy month of fasting, prayer, charity, fellowship and reflection. Here's a peek into its traditions.
News | Schaumburg trustees approve $1,000 'inflation-relief' payments for full-time employeesDespite the criticisms of approximately a dozen residents, Schaumburg trustees have unanimously approved what they're calling inflation-relief payments of $1,000 to the village's full-time employees and $500 to part-time employees.
Politics | Des Plaines candidates disagree about what to do with Metropolitan SquareDes Plaines' aldermanic candidates are divided on whether public funds should be used to energize the Metropolitan Square development in the downtown area.
Politics | How Elgin City Council candidates stand on homelessnessAs Elgin prepares plans for their North Grove redevelopment area, a renewed focus is on the city's homelessness issue downtown. Nine candidates for four available at-large seats on the city council have each weighed in on the problem during numerous forums.
Politics | Naperville 203 board candidates agree age-appropriateness key to curriculum decisionsThe five school board candidates running for three open seats in Naperville Unit District 203 agree that age-appropriateness is the key to making difficult curriculum decisions.
News | St. Charles city council committee supports using drones to boost safety at community eventsA St. Charles City Council committee supports changing a state law to allow police departments to use drones for surveillance at community events to prevent tragedies such as the mass shooting last year at the Highland Park Fourth of July Parade that left seven spectators dead.
Editorial | A summary of endorsements in local electionsExpanded early in-person voting begins Monday for candidates for community college, school board and municipal offices in the April 4 election. Here are the Daily Herald's endorsements in selected suburban contests. Municipal Boards
Illinois | State Senate votes to lift nuclear construction banThe Illinois Senate approved a measure on Thursday that would lift a 1980s-era moratorium on nuclear power plant construction. Senate Bill 76, sponsored by Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, was approved on a 39-13 vote. The bill now goes to the House of Representatives for consideration
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