An Antioch mother is accused of bringing her five-year-old son with her on a bank stickup led by her boyfriend. Brandon Stancliff allegedly armed himself with a kitchen knife and grabbed a bandana for a disguise while Lauri Ruble strapped her son into a car seat before they drove to Wauconda Community Bank in Island Lake in December. Ruble allegedly left her child in the car while she went inside to count the number of tellers. When she came out, Stancliff went in for the robbery. Authorities say he stole $4,800.
Ursula Nailor, 37; her sons, Darnell Holt, 16, and Dan Nailor, 13; and her niece, Dominique Robinson, 19, were likely murdered before the fire was set.
Changes are coming for Wrigley Field. The Chicago Cubs are expected next month to approach the city's landmarks commission for permission to erect a new, 75-foot LED sign at Wrigley Field's right field -- the first of many renovations the team has in store for its home stadium.
The new sign, which will display game information such as "pitch count, photos of players and statistics," according to the Cubs' website, is part of the Budweiser Patio. With room for up to 150 people -- or three groups of 50 each -- the section will create a "rooftop-like" atmosphere, while still allowing game attendees to circulate, the team announced Saturday.
A Chicago man was arrested Tuesday evening after police reportedly caught him surfing near Oak Street Beach. Rex Flodstrom, 40, was cited for disorderly conduct, two counts of violating a Chicago Park District ordinance and one count of being in a park after hours. Chicago's beaches are closed until May 25.
Currently in the midst of its first-ever application cycle where it has asked prospective students to identify their sexual orientation or gender identity if they felt comfortable doing so, Elmhurst College reports that the vast majority of students have answered the question without hesitation. Inside Higher Education reports that since the new policy began last fall at the private liberal arts school located in the western suburbs of Chicago, thought to be the first American campus to ask a question of the kind, about 5 percent of applicants have identified themselves as LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender).