| Mar 6, 2014
Letters to the editor from Winnetka, Glenview and Park Ridge.
A resident once complained to me that if "Winnetka's dirty little secret" got out, no one would want to move here anymore.
"What's the dirty little secret?" I asked....
| May 12, 2014
| 5:55 AM
Teen "truth or dare" has taken on a digital twist on the North Shore, where a challenge spread through social media has prompted school officials to warn that the stunt could be dangerous.
In the fad, sometimes referred to as the "cold water challenge,"...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:12 AM
Depending upon whom one talks to in Winnetka, the roughly 54 percent of residents who voted "no" to the proposed Willow Road stormwater tunnel in last week's advisory referendum have either spawned a divisive distraction from fixing the village's flooding...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:29 PM
A move by five southwest suburban towns to take control of a supply line that provides Lake Michigan water to the area has been delayed because of a legal issue.
Attorneys for the Northern Will County Water Agency have moved to voluntarily dismiss the...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 3:53 PM
The New Lenox Village Board bade farewell to two volunteer committees during a Monday night meeting.
Both committees — the Economic Development Committee and the Performing Arts Committee — came together at a time when planning for the...
| Apr 30, 2014
Wauconda is inching closer to Lake Michigan water.
Despite a collapse in negotiations in the fall, the Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency Board of Directors voted unanimously recently to restart negotiations with Wauconda to access Lake...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:55 PM
Five Will County towns whose legal battle to seize control of a private water line hit a snag last month have refocused their efforts.
The Northern Will County Water Agency — comprising Bolingbrook, Homer Glen, Romeoville, Lemont and Woodridge ...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 6:26 AM
A 20-year-old man is in critical condition after being pulled from Lake Michigan near the Adler Planetarium early this morning.
Police said the man had apparently been walking on the ice when he slipped and fell through about 2:40 a.m. in the 800...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 4:49 AM
With March just days away, Chicagoans can’t be blamed for looking forward to the disappearance of the polar vortex.
But be warned: with the Great Lakes more ice-covered than they have been in decades, the latest blast of arctic chill is being...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Red Bull athlete Louie Vito competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics; he’s an X Games medalist and an ESPN co-host. And he was in Chicago just a few weeks ago to take advantage of the snowy weather. (Hey, at least someone has found a positive side to...
| Mar 16, 2014
Warm breezes will soon hint at spring, inspiring Chicagoans with vacation homes to set a date to open cottages and cabins in a wide arc stretching from Lake Michigan's eastern shores to the vest-pocket lakes of northern Illinois and Wisconsin.
| Mar 25, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Less than a year after BP started up a new unit to process Canadian tar sands at its Whiting refinery, the company reported today that a malfunction allowed a slug of crude oil into Lake Michigan a few miles away from the Chicago city limits.