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The new prosecutor in Lake County is dropping battery charges against a man who spent 20 years in prison, after being wrongfully convicted of rape. After DNA evidence pointed away from Bennie Starks, he was cleared of charges that he raped a 69-...
Three days into his first term as Lake County state's attorney, Mike Nerheim announced he will drop a case from 1986 that his predecessor steadfastly pursued despite DNA evidence indicating the suspect's innocence. Bennie Starks spent 20 years in prison...
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Tribune reporterMore than 25 years after Bennie Starks was charged with raping and battering a 69-year-old woman in Waukegan, Lake County prosecutors have agreed to give up the last vestige of a prosecution contradicted by DNA. Three days into his first term as state&...
Former Illinois basketball player Jereme Richmond wiped tears of relief from his eyes as he exited a courtroom Friday after a judge granted him a three-day pass for a basketball tryout in Philadelphia. Richmond, 20, of Waukegan, was placed on a 24-hour,...
The $2 million interest-free deal expected to save the Central Lake YMCA in Vernon Hills is being hailed as a model of cooperation as government, non-profit and private interests work to keep the 12-year-old facility open well beyond a temporary extension...
Basketball rosters and 2012-13 schedules for Illinois-Chicago, Loyola and Northern Illinois: ILLINOIS-CHICAGO FLAMES PLAYER/CL/HT/WT/HOMETOWN Austin Angel/Fr./6-4/190/Wilmette Kelsey Barlow*/Sr. /6-5/200/Indianapolis Daniel Barnes/Sr. /6-2/168/Oak...
While Illinois officials remain mired in debate over all forms of gambling, WMS Industries is predicting that casinos will soon become ubiquitous — via your computer and cellphone, at least. The Waukegan-based slot machine maker last month received...
The USC Trojan Guild of Los Angeles welcomed Glendale resident Richard H. Dekmejian, professor of political science and director of the Institute of Armenian Studies at USC, as its guest speaker at the first fall meeting on Oct. 4 in the Davidson...
Employees of Keller Williams Realty offices in Burbank, Glendale and La Caņada Flintridge are enlisting in an effort to send donations to military personnel serving our country abroad. The public is asked to bring donations such as personal-care items...
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Chicago TribuneA bargaining session was scheduled for noon today between teachers and officials in North Shore School District 112, where teachers have gone on strike amid contract disputes. Classes at elementary and middle schools in Highland Park and Highwood were...
The Hartford CourantIt wasn't anything like Joe Louis getting knocked out by Max Schmeling where Louis' supporters were literally crying in the streets. That was in 1936. Still, a lot of President Barack Obama's supporters were taken aback last week by his dismal...
Tribune reporterThe son of former Chicago Bears Coach Mike Ditka was arrested early Sunday and charged with aggravated DUI after a bottle of Hydrocodone was found in his car early Sunday about a block from his Deerfield home, authorities said. Mark E. Ditka, 49, was...
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