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Married 69 years, couple die 40 minutes apart, holding hands

Isaac and Teresa Vatkin, married 69 years, were inseparable — including their final minutes when they held hands as death approached.


Wheaton College student dies after track and field accident

A freshman at Wheaton College died Saturday after he was accidentally struck during a hammer throw event at a track and field competition, college officials said.



Man gets 30 years for using screwdriver to kill wife in hospital bathroom

A McHenry man pleaded guilty to stabbing his estranged wife to death with a screwdriver two years ago in a locked restroom at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village. …


Schaumburg murder suspect’s prior crimes deportable under new Trump policy

The man accused of raping and killing a Schaumburg woman last week was most likely in the country legally, but a past conviction for misdemeanor battery would have made him…


Plan to close fire station irks residents near Downers Grove

A proposal to combine the resources of the Lisle-Woodridge and Darien-Woodridge fire protection districts is being touted as a way to enhance service and improve firefighter…



Family, Wheaton College community lean on faith after student’s death

A day after the tragic death of Wheaton College student Ethan Roser, loved ones and the campus community are depending on their faith in God to comfort them. Hundreds of students, …


Woman attacked on Prairie Path near Wheaton

A woman was attacked Monday afternoon on the Illinois Prairie Path near Wheaton.


Is the tollway getting cold feet on Route 53 extension?

Why hasn’t the tollway pulled the trigger on an environmental study of extending Route 53? While the study drifts in limbo, groups for and against the project are active with…



Witnesses, video led to murder charge in Oak Brook tollway shooting

Law enforcement officials say it was a combination of eyewitness accounts and video surveillance technology that allowed them to quickly focus their attention on Anthony Tillmon…


Passenger dragged off United Airlines flight settles with carrier

Just weeks after David Dao’s nose was broken while being dragged from a United Airlines flight, the Kentucky physician has settled with the carrier.

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