Lake County Coroner ID’s Highland Park mass shooting victims

HIGHLAND PARK – On Tuesday afternoon, the Lake County Coroner released the names of six of the seven people who died after a mass shooting at Highland Park’s Independence Day Parade. Their names are: Katherine Goldstein, 64 Irina McCarthy, 35 Kevin McCarthy, 37 Jacquelyn Sundheim, 63 Stephen Straus, 88 Nicolas Toledo-Zaragoza, 78 The name of […]

Frantic 8-hour manhunt ends with the arrest of the Highland Park shooting’s suspect

HIGHLAND PARK — A mass shooting at a Highland Park Fourth of July parade sparked hours of fear across Chicago’s North Shore as authorities conducted a massive manhunt for the young man who allegedly gunned down dozens of people from a rooftop perch. Police identified the shooting suspect as Robert “Bobby” Crimo III, a 22-year-old […]

6 dead, more than two dozen hospitalized in shooting at Highland Park parade

HIGHLAND PARK – Six people were killed and dozens wounded when a gunman used a high-powered rifle to fire from a rooftop on people attending the Highland Park Fourth of July parade Monday. At 6:45 p.m., the Highland Park police said a “person of interest” identified “through investigative leads” as Robert E. “Bobby” Crimo III, 22, […]

President, Governor and other leaders react to Highland Park mass shooting

HIGHLAND PARK — A gunman opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago on Monday. He killed at least six people and wounded 24. Police say hundreds of marchers, parents with strollers and children on bicycles fled in terror. The suspect, who had apparently fired from a concealed spot on a rooftop, remained […]

Despite potential, Midwestern farms struggle to market fish

INDIANAPOLIS — When drastic increases in food costs spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic left Andrew Caplinger struggling to find fresh catfish for his restaurants, he decided to try “an experimental” solution — growing his own. In the coming months, the Indianapolis restaurant chain Caplinger’s Fresh Catch Seafood will begin sourcing its second most popular menu […]

Finding fireworks for Independence Day Weekend 2022

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URBANA – Here’s a partial list of professional fireworks displays for Independence Day weekend, July 1-4, 2022: July 1 Freedom Fest – Lake of the Woods, Mahomet – fireworks begin at 9:00 p.m. Farmer City Raceway Fireworks – 850 Grove Street, Farmer City – fireworks begin at dusk July 2 Thunder Over Lake Vermilion – […]

Feds: R. Kelly remains on suicide watch ‘for his own safety’

NEW YORK — Federal authorities are pushing back on claims that R. Kelly was placed on suicide watch as a form of punishment last week after a judge sentenced him to 30 years behind bars for using his fame to sexually abuse young girls. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn filed court papers late Saturday […]

Justices urge lawmakers to allow more public access to rivers

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that the public has no right to boat, fish or swim in small rivers that flow across private property, but two justices are urging the General Assembly to change that law. “The legislature should redefine navigability to be more inclusive because that would promote the State’s interest […]

Chicago man pleads guilty in Jan. 6, 2021, riot at Capitol

CHICAGO — A Chicago man has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for his role in the U.S. Capitol riot, court records show. Athanasios Zoyganeles entered the plea Friday to a charge of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building. He could receive a prison term of up to six months when he is sentenced. […]

217 Today: Illinois chefs get creative with ‘Copi cakes’

Friday, July 1, 2022 Today’s headlines: Illinoisans can expect some moderate tax relief starting Friday. Environmental advocates are decrying the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision made Thursday that curtailed the EPA’s authority to regulate carbon emissions. Republican candidates in Illinois who support former President Trump fared very well in this week’s primary election. That may not […]

Northern Illinois chefs get creative with ‘Copi cakes’

ROCKFORD — Copi is the new name for an old problem in Illinois waterways. Now chefs around the state are taking a stab at making the fish formerly known as “Asian Carp” taste good. Listen to this story here. Dining on Copi Dom Romano is heating up the grill at The Norwegian, a west […]