Day: July 13, 2018

12 Russians accused of hacking Democrats in 2016 U.S. election

WASHINGTON — Twelve Russian intelligence officers hacked into the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton presidential campaign in the run-up to the 2016 election and released tens of thousands of stolen communications in a brazen effort by a foreign government to meddle in U.S. politics, according…

Special Olympians playing in international soccer tournament at Toyota Park

Several suburban athletes with and without disabilities — but all with a high level of soccer skill — will take to Toyota Park next week to compete in a first-of-its kind international tournament. The inaugural Special Olympics Unified Cup from Tuesday through Friday in Bridgeview involves…

Pence in Rosemont fires up voters for upcoming midterm elections

Vice President Mike Pence came to Rosemont Friday to fire up conservative voters ahead of the midterm elections and voice support for Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and GOP members of the Illinois congressional delegation, while his opponents showed up to protest. His half-hour keynote address, at…

Final defendant pleads guilty in attack livestreamed on Facebook

The Crystal Lake 18-year-old who was held against his will and terrorized in an attack streamed live on Facebook awoke panicking for months in fear his attackers had returned to make good on their threats to kill him, his sister wrote in a statement read in…

Fact check: No proof Rauner profits off family separation

A new television campaign ad accuses Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Republican seeking another term in November, of profiting off President Donald Trump’s since abandoned “zero tolerance” border policy of separating immigrant children from their families. Rauner’s Democratic challenger, J.B. Pritzker, launched the ad Wednesday. It is…

Roskam, Hultgren to skip Pence event in Rosemont, but Rauner won’t

U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam is skipping Vice President Mike Pence’s appearance Friday in Rosemont — planning to be in Washington to take votes instead — but Gov. Bruce Rauner will be at the event to introduce Pence, officials confirmed Thursday. Pence is expected to headline a…

Heat a serious occupational hazard for vest-wearing cops, police dogs

When it’s 90 degrees out, like the forecast calls for today, who wants be out in the heat wearing a synthetic, close-fitting 5-pound vest? Our guess is nobody. But that’s what police officers do anytime they are out of the office, scorching temps notwithstanding. Those vests…