| May 21, 2013
| 5:02 PM
A former high-ranking Elgin police officer and current Stockton police chief was indicted Tuesday on charges he used a law enforcement database to hack into an e-mail account and get personal information, according to Kane County prosecutors.
| Oct 12, 2013
| 8:45 PM
A money-making venture to lure out-of-town drug buyers into Sunrise to purchase cocaine from police has been halted as a result of a Sun Sentinel investigation.
Mayor Michael Ryan, who supports the undercover stings, lay blame for ending the operation...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:25 PM
RICHMOND — Federal prosecutors filed criminal corruption charges against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on Tuesday, saying they used his office for their own gain.
Hours later, McDonnell accused prosecutors of a false and...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:55 PM
RICHMOND — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell fired back Wednesday at prosecutors who filed corruption charges against him and his wife, Maureen, with heavy hints that the federal case is politically motivated.
And, his lawyers argued, President Barack...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 5:03 PM
In one case, a key step across the line came when a powerful state legislator from Newport News bumped into a state Senate staffer by a Capitol Square elevator; in the other, it came when a newly elected governor's wife yearned for a designer dress for an...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 6:07 PM
A Highland Park home that caught fire over the weekend, leaving one person critically injured, had at least nine occupants and no working smoke detectors, fire Chief Patrick Tanner said.
An electric space heater in the basement — where two...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:19 AM
A line of Woodstock residents came forward to blast city officials Tuesday night over the handling of a police officer who was the focus of a recent investigation into a text message sent to a 12-year-old girl.
City council members responded by saying...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 2:53 PM
A Lombard man who allegedly threatened a shooting attack at the DuPage County Courthouse has been arrested in Denver, authorities said today.
Daniel McDade, 31, was charged with threatening a public official and with disorderly conduct, according to a...
| Jul 12, 2013
From Sunday's print column Agreed, there was something deeply satisfying about Gov. Pat Quinn’s announcement last week that he was suspending the pay of state lawmakers until they acted on pension reform. "There is a principle as old as the......
| Oct 29, 2013
Below is the posting I made this morning, my oil pressure elevated a bit by the sight of this Lehigh County car parked illegally on Sixth Street in Allentown, across the street from our offices. I gave the county Probation and Parole Department guys a...
| Oct 29, 2013
Ever wonder if Allentown’s street sweeper actually sweeps the street in front of your home? Have you ever called city officials looking for an update on when a snow plow will clear your neighborhood? Allentown now has an answer. The city’s...
| Oct 21, 2013
State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe wants Attorney General Kathleen Kane impeached. Metcalfe on Monday sent a memo to his fellow lawmakers seeking cosponsors for a resolution containing the articles of impeachment against Kane. Her alleged crime in the eyes of the....