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Thursday, Jul 30, 2009 at 01:44 PM CDT

Feds Nab 44 in Chicago Child Prostitution Sting

Feds Nab 44 in Chicago Child Prostitution Sting

FBI agents and police have arrested 44 Chicago-area adults as part of a nationwide crackdown on child prostitution.

Thursday, Jul 30, 2009 at 01:44 PM CDT

Ill. Man Rescued from Capsized Ship in Indian Ocean

Ill. Man Rescued from Capsized Ship in Indian Ocean

Rescuers have pulled an eastern Illinois man from the Indian Ocean after the sailboat he was aboard capsized, and two other crew members remain missing. U.S. Coast Guard officials in Miami say Leo Sherman,...

Thursday, Jul 30, 2009 at 01:44 PM CDT

Off-Duty Sheriff's Officer Commits Suicide After Crash

Off-Duty Sheriff's Officer Commits Suicide After Crash

An off-duty Cook County Sheriff’s correctional sergeant appears to have fatally shot himself Thursday night after crashing his Chevy Blazer into another car and then fleeing the scene, authorities said.

Thursday, Jul 30, 2009 at 01:44 PM CDT

3rd Person Charged After Boy Found Shot, Burned in Alley

3rd Person Charged After Boy Found Shot, Burned in Alley

A Burbank woman has been charged with murder for the death of a 15-year-old South Side boy found burned and shot in the head in a gangway in early May.

Thursday, Jul 30, 2009 at 01:44 PM CDT

Stroger Vows Another Veto on Board's New Tax Cut

Stroger Vows Another Veto on Board's New Tax Cut

Stroger promises to veto a second tax cut passed today by the Cook County Board.

Thursday, Jul 30, 2009 at 01:44 PM CDT

Victims IDed in Sandwich Plane Crash

Victims IDed in Sandwich Plane Crash

A 53-year-old pilot and his 22-year-old passenger die when their single-engine plane crashes into a cornfield and bursts into flames.

Thursday, Jul 30, 2009 at 01:44 PM CDT

Empress Casino Could Lose Millions Weekly

Empress Casino Could Lose Millions Weekly

There's still no official word about when the fire-damaged Empress Casino in Joliet will reopen, but it's clear a lot of money is being lost.

Thursday, Jul 30, 2009 at 01:44 PM CDT

Cook County Board Repeals Tax Hike; Stroger Vows Veto

Cook County Board Repeals Tax Hike; Stroger Vows Veto

The Cook County Board has voted to repeal the entire 1 percent sales tax hike it passed last year, but Stroger says they've gone too far.

Thursday, Jul 30, 2009 at 01:44 PM CDT

Empress Casino Plans to Reopen in June

Empress Casino Plans to Reopen in June

Fire-ravaged Empress Casino plans to reopen its gambling facilities by the end of June, its vice president told a crowd of workers on Thursday.

Thursday, Jul 30, 2009 at 01:44 PM CDT

Live Video: Jesse Jackson Jr. to Discuss Obama's Senate Seat

Live Video: Jesse Jackson Jr. to Discuss Obama's Senate Seat

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is expected to talk about developments in the Blagojevich scandal and his own interest in replacing Barack Obama in the Senate. Watch the news conference live right here at 3:15...

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