Republican vice presidential candidate Sen. JD Vance of Ohio speaks during the Republican National Convention Wednesday in Milwaukee.

JD Vance introduces himself as Trump’s running mate and makes direct appeal to his native Rust Belt

Introducing himself to the nation after being tapped as Donald Trump's running mate, JD Vance used his Wednesday night address to the Republican National Convention to share the story of his hardscrabble upbringing and make the case that his party best understands the challenges facing struggling Americans.

The owners of Riccardo’s Ristorante in Schaumburg announced the closing of their 35-year-old restaurant on its final day last Sunday.

Riccardo’s Ristorante in Schaumburg closes, new concept being prepared for site

The closing of Riccardo’s Ristorante in Schaumburg this week ends a 35-year story as much about the people behind it as the beloved business itself, but plans already are afoot to bring a new dining concept to the space.

Luis Moyotl

Aurora police seek public’s help finding missing boy who is deaf, has autism

Aurora police are seeking the public’s help finding a missing 7-year-old boy, according to authorities.

Motorcyclist dies after rear-ending pickup on I-90

A motorcyclist was killed after rear-ending a pickup on eastbound I-90 just east of Roselle Road Wednesday afternoon.

Illinois Republican National Committeeman Richard Porter's confrontation with U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida on the floor of the Republican National Convention has gone viral.

‘I expressed myself’: Suburban GOP official confronts Matt Gaetz at RNC and goes viral

Suburban Republican Richard Porter is going viral over a video of him confronting controversial U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida on the floor of the Republican National Convention.

President Joe Biden takes the stage Tuesday to speak at the 115th NAACP National Convention in Las Vegas.

Obama, Pelosi and Democrats make a fresh push for Biden to reconsider 2024 race ahead of convention

Former president Barack Obama has privately expressed concerns to Democrats about President Joe Biden’s candidacy, and Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi privately warned Biden that Democrats could lose the ability to seize control in the House if he didn’t step away from the race.

Emmett’s Brewing Co. in West Dundee is celebrating 25 years in business Saturday with a brewfest featuring adult Big Wheel races.

Beer and Big Wheels: Emmett’s Brewing celebrates 25 years in West Dundee

Emmett’s Brewing Co. is celebrating 25 years in downtown West Dundee with a Brewfest Saturday, July 20, featuring live music, food, beer and, wait for it ... adult Big Wheel races.

Mohammed Faroun

2 charged with hate crime for anti-Israel vandalism at grocery store

Two men have been charged with committing a hate crime for defacing an Israeli flag in a Bloomingdale grocery store.


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