A woman accused of throwing McDonald's food at employees in the drive-thru window two years ago is suing Des Plaines police officer who responded to the scene - and hit her with a stun gun a dozen times, causing various injuries. Dayna A. Allen said in a lawsuit filed in Cook County Friday that she was getting food at the Des Plaines McDonald's at 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 23, 2012, when officers approached her, ordered her out of her car and then got into the car and Tasered her when she refused.
Patch.com, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 11:15 PM
Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner is preparing to take the reins of Illinois' government. Rauner has been dealing with a rush of job-seekers, a leaky roof at the governor's mansion and hard feelings among opponents he now must deal with.
WAND-TV Decatur, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 02:45 PM
Sen. Mike Frerichs visits with supporters as prepares for a long night waiting for results at iHotel in Champaign on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. So how did Champaign Democrat Mike Frerichs, who two weeks ago looked like an election loser, become an election winner? In a variation of the old saw that "victory has a thousand fathers but defeat is an orphan," Frerichs joked last Thursday that "lots of people have called to claim credit" for his narrow victory over Republican Tom Cross for state treasurer.
The News-Gazette, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 08:19 AM
The Northwest Suburban High School District 214 school board on Thursday approved a 2.4 percent tentative tax levy increase for the next year. The total amount to be tentatively levied from District 214 taxpayers is $210.3 million, up from the $205.4 million that was levied last year, according to district documents.
Daily Herald, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 05:50 PM
A Cook County judge set Dec. 5 for the retrial of a Hanover Park woman charged with strangling her newborn to death and leaving his body in a trash can moments after giving birth to him three years ago in a Streamwood Salvation Army store restroom. Earlier this month, jurors deliberated the fate of 22-year-old Jessica Cruz for nearly 20 hours over 2#xbd; days but were unable to reach a unanimous verdict on charges of first degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and concealment of a homicide.
Daily Herald, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 07:30 PM
A Chicago man pleaded guilty Friday to the grisly 2011 murder of George Nellessen, 55, in his Arlington Heights home. Armon Braden, 24, is expected to be sentenced on Jan. 30 to 22 years in prison as part of a negotiated plea, prosecutors said.
Daily Herald, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 07:29 PM
The City of Evanston, in conjunction with the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County , will begin its annual holiday light recycling program on Monday, December 1. Holiday string lighting and extension cords can be dropped off for recycling at the Evanston Ecology Center, Main Evanston Library and Levy Senior Center. This year's donations will be recycled through a program supported by the City of Evanston, SWANCC and Elgin Recycling .
Patch.com, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 06:13 PM
The Cook County Sheriff's Department is sending out crews of jail inmates to tear down abandoned buildings that have become magnets for crime. The department in recent weeks has deployed inmates sentenced to the Vocational Rehabilitation Impact Center or "boot camp" to demolish a dozen homes in distressed communities.
My FOX Chicago, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 06:45 AM