| May 17, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Tom Chuckas, president and chief operating officer of the Maryland Jockey Club, said Saturday that he would like to see horse racing's Triple Crown events played out over two months, not five weeks.
Speaking to reporters at Pimlico Race Course three...
| Feb 25, 2014
Charles M. Cahn Jr., a retired Baltimore attorney who was the managing partner of Blades & Rosenfeld, died Feb. 10 of heart failure at Roland Park Place. He was 92.
The son of Charles M. Cahn, an insurance executive, and Fannie Rosenbacher Cahn, a...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Ethel G. Coleman, a retired city public school teacher, died Jan. 14 of heart failure at the Hillcrest Convalescence Center in Durham, N.C. The former Ashburton resident was 98.
The daughter of William Henry Gillis, a farmer, and Barbara Goins Gillis,...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:17 AM
The Breeders' Cup, created as a roving championship of thoroughbred racing, shunned Louisville's Churchill Downs this week and announced it would return to Santa Anita Park in 2014 for a third consecutive year.
Santa Anita, of course, is owned by the...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Jockey Mario Pino, an Ellicott City resident who has spent most of his career in Maryland, is close to joining horse racing's top 10 all-time North American wins list.
Pino is just one win away from tying Hall of Fame rider Earlie Fires, who is currently...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 6:48 PM
Saint Leon has become the patron saint of senior citizens.
Still going strong at the advanced racing age of 9, the former $5,000 claiming horse led all the way to win the $75,000 Arlington Sprint for a record-equaling third straight time Saturday at...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:07 AM
It’s not just construction season in Chicagoland. This weekend, it’s test drive season.
Toyota, Dodge and Ford host test-drive programs of their newest vehicles free and open to the public throughout the Chicago suburbs.
| May 28, 2014
| 5:58 PM
A 34-year-old woman was struck and killed by an inbound Union Pacific Northwest train near Arlington Park this morning, officials said..
The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. at Rohlwing Road near the Arlington Park station, said Metra spokesman Tom...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 11:17 AM
Critics have their obsessions, especially in Chicago. Claudia Cassidy had Tennessee Williams. Gene Siskel had "Saturday Night Fever." Richard Christiansen had Mickey Rooney.
No actor — not even a Steppenwolf ensemble member — could coax such...
| Jan 9, 2014
Working was a multidimensional endeavor for Ed Duffy.
He was a Chicago cop, deputy chief of staff under Gov. Jim Thompson, director of the Illinois Department of Public Aid, an Arlington Heights trustee, president of Arlington Park racetrack, chief...
| Nov 14, 2013
The following items were taken from police reports:
•A gold Rolex Presidential watch valued at $15,000. a silver-colored Seiko watch valued at $3,000, a silver-colored Coach watch valued at $600, three other watches and a gold...
| Feb 3, 2014
The following items were taken from police reports.
A man wearing a ski mask entered the Jewel Food Store, 440 E. Rand Road, at 3:10 p.m. Jan. 24, approached the TCF bank counter and demanded money from the teller. The offender...