Crystal Lake

A suburban Chicago school district will tear down sports stadium bleachers after the state Supreme Court ruled the district wrongfully ignored local building codes in constructing the structure in 2013. A statement by Crystal Lake Community High School District 155 said officials were disappointed with Thursday's ruling and will  "move forward in a cooperative and respectful manner" with the city and neighbors. The district built the 50-foot-tall, $1.2 million stands without the city's permission and did not abide by local regulations on height and setback.

Authorities in central Illinois say a body found in a frozen lake in an Urbana park is that of a missing Chicago man.

Catholic Diocese of Rockford asking churches to stick with Boy Scouts

Jun 7, 2013

The Catholic Diocese of Rockford is asking churches to continue to keep charters with the Boy Scouts of America. Bishop David Malloy is responding to the new policy that says scouts cannot be denied membership based on sexual orientation. The Chicago Tribune reported a church in Crystal Lake severed ties with a Boy Scout group over the change.