Calling the man accused of killing 42-year-old Maria Ruiz in the parking lot of the North Riverside Park Mall on Jan. 13 a flight risk, Judge Geary Kull ordered Honorio Perez held without bond while awaiting trial.
The owner of a now-shuttered Brookfield hydroponic gardening store, who after a raid on his home last April was charged with growing and manufacturing cannabis, was sentenced to 24 months' probation after pleading guilty to a lesser charge on Jan. 5 at a hearing before Judge Geary Kull at the Maybrook courthouse.
Facing an operating budget cut of more than $1.5 million during fiscal year 2018, which began Jan. 1, the Chicago Zoological Society, which operates Brookfield Zoo, has laid off about 10 full-time staffers and won't fill another eight positions that were vacant.
Less than six months after losing electronics retailer H.H Gregg to bankruptcy, the village of North Riverside has welcomed wine and spirits giant Binny's Beverage Depot into the commercial property at 7250 Cermak Road. The store opened its doors on Nov. 10.
Motorists are being asked to avoid East Burlington Street east of Riverside's downtown due to a water main break. The street has been closed to traffic between North Herbert and North Delaplaine roads.