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Teen's Probation Officer Suspended Following Assault

Teen's Probation Officer Suspended Following Assault

Suspect was on electronic monitoring when he was accused of attacking pregnant woman.

Naperville Postpones Vote on Alcohol Sales

Naperville Postpones Vote on Alcohol Sales

Lawmakers consider closing bars earlier.

Accident Victim's Family Sues Wheeling Police Department

Accident Victim's Family Sues Wheeling Police Department

A Des Plaines family is demanding justice after a pedestrian was struck and killed by an SUV driven by a Wheeling police officer Sunday.

Barkley Throws "Turrible" First Pitch

Barkley Throws "Turrible" First Pitch

NBA Hall of Famer player's performance will live in first-pitch infamy.

Vikings Order Peterson to Stay Away From All Team Activities

Vikings Order Peterson to Stay Away From All Team Activities

The Minnesota Vikings have placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt/commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse...

Family of Killed CPD Officer Sues Calumet Park

Family of Killed CPD Officer Sues Calumet Park

David L. Harris died when he car was struck by a van being pursued by Calumet Park police.