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Former North Shore teacher gets 35 years after pleading guilty to rape, says school

by Eric DeGrechie, Managing Editor News, Breaking, Police-Fire

Mathew Laird, a former Loyola Academy teacher and a resident of Glenview, pleaded guilty Wednesday, April 17, to aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault and child pornography charges and received a 35-year prison...

Employee refuses to comply with attempted armed robber; subject fled scene

by Erin Yarnall, Editor News, Breaking, Police-Fire

An unknown man who was allegedly armed with a handgun attempted to rob a Highland Park gas station Monday, April 1, but was unsuccessful after employees refused to comply.

The man made the attempt at Shell gas station...

Measles case confirmed in Cook County; patient visited North Shore towns

by Martin Carlino, Contributing Editor News, Breaking, Community

Cook County public health officials are reporting a confirmed case of measles in a north suburban resident, according to a press release from the Cook County Department of Public Health published on Wednesday, March 27.

Per the release,...