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Tribune Staff WritersBernon Howery needed a lawyer to save his life. Charged with setting a fire in Kankakee that killed four children, including three of his own, he turned to Earl Washington. A veteran Chicago attorney who had represented a relative of Howery's, Washington...
Tribune staff reportersNearly 2 1/2 years after Chicago police and Cook County prosecutors began videotaping murder confessions, the unraveling of a murder case with a taped confession underscores why some lawmakers and advocates have called for further reform, including...
Tags: Juvenile Delinquency, Criminal Laws, Trials, Chicago, Death
State Finals At North Central College, Naperville Fri., Nov. 1 Waterloo Gibault 1, Charleston 0 Providence 4, Dixon 2 Peoria Notre Dame 2, Timothy Christian 0 Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin 2, Sycamore 0 Sat., Nov. 2 Providence 2, Waterloo Gibault 1...
Tribune staff reporterAn overflow crowd of friends and relatives shared their grief over Marine Capt. Ryan Beaupre on Thursday with strangers who wanted to help bury one of the first American casualties in the war with Iraq. There was the Army veteran, now a south suburban...
Tags: U.S. Army, Kuwait, Family, Roman Catholicism, Christianity
Tribune staff reporterGRAFTON, Ill.--The Illinois River begins at the confluence of the Kankakee and Des Plaines Rivers near Channahon, which, as everyone knows, is near Minooka. As confluences go, this is not the Monongahela meets the Allegheny. Not much here. The river...
Tags: Rivers, Henry Fonda, Coal, Ottawa (Canada), Tourism and Leisure
Strength of signal Sports fans are happily learning the Chicago AM radio stations that concentrate on the Bears on game days -- namely WBBM-AM 780, WMVP-AM 1000, WGN-AM 720 and WSCR-AM 670 -- can be heard all the way to Memorial Stadium in Champaign....
Tribune staff reportersOn the steps of the Kankakee County Courthouse where his 35 years in public office began, Gov. George Ryan on Wednesday formally declared he would not seek the Republican nomination for a second term and lashed back at his conservative critics. Ryan's...
Tribune staff reporterBig plays and even bigger fun ruled the day Friday for Iroquois West, and the tiny town of Gilman had its king for a day—an elfin Doug Flutie-like quarterback named Kyle Tutt. The most entertaining play of Iroquois West's 32-14 victory over Carthage in...
Tags: Memorial Stadium, Doug Flutie
The state finals At Elfstrom Stadium, Geneva Fri., June 9 New Trier 4, Edwardsville 3 Fremd 12, De La Salle 4 Joliet Catholic 11, Mahomet-Seymour 6 Moline 9, Lane Tech 0 Sat., June 10 New Trier 12, Fremd 2 (5 innings) Joliet Catholic 4, Moline 3 (9...
State finals At North Central College, Naperville Sat., Oct. 27 Benet 3, Waterloo Gibault 2 Peoria Notre Dame 4, St. Viator 0 Waterloo Gibault 2, St. Viator 0 (third place) Benet 2, Peoria Notre Dame 1 (3 OT) (title) Fri., Oct. 26 Benet 5, Rochester 1...
Pairings in bracket order State finals At Redbird Arena, Illinois State University, Normal Fri., Nov. 15 Barrington d. Marian Catholic 15-6, 10-15, 15-5 Normal d. Glenbrook South 12-15, 15-9, 15-13 Downers Grove South d. Moline 15-6, 15-8 Wheaton...
Tribune editorialIn one of the Kankakee County sheriff's first attempts at videotaping an interrogation, suspect Christopher Connery was led into a small room. It was bare but for two chairs, a table and a wall thermostat the size of a cigarette pack. Detectives listened...
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