| May 13, 2011
| 2:42 AM
Here's what happened. What's happening. And what's gonna' happen. Bulls vs. Miami Heat Playoff Sked (All games televised on TNT)
Game 1: Sun May 15, Heat at Bulls, 7pm
Game 2: Wed May 18, Heat at Bulls, 7:30p...
| Dec 11, 2011
A former Illinois governor was sentenced to prison last week. That's about a once-a-decade event here since the 1970s.
Flashback readers know that Illinois' culture of corruption began long before that, notably with Gov. Len Small in the 1920s, but the...
| May 14, 2011
| 7:49 PM
One year to the day after Lee DeWyze’s “beLeevers” crowded into the Arlington Park racetrack to wish him luck on the "American Idol" TV show, crowds huddled there again Saturday in a cold rain to cheer a new northwest suburban star....
| May 17, 2011
| 8:42 AM
The Arlington Heights Village Board has informally adopted a measure endorsing slot machines at Arlington Park.
As a result of the unexpected development Monday night, Mayor Arlene Mulder will now write a letter to state legislators summarizing the...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 8:12 PM
After seeing the way Rahystrada had run in the spring against stiff competition, trainer Byron Hughes had a feeling good fortune would again find his veteran soon enough.
Rahystrada came into Saturday's $500,000 Turf Cup, which was open to horses 3 years...
| Jul 24, 2011
Nearly three-fourths of the lawmakers who voted on doubling the number of Illinois casinos accepted political contributions in the last 18 months from the gambling industry — a practice several states ban.
Casinos, racetracks and video poker...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 11:00 AM
Our book club has only three members. We work at the same company, which allows for ongoing discussion of the book as we read. We've been together for almost four years and are on our 38th book.
Sometimes our book selection inspires field trips....
| Jan 19, 2012
| 7:29 AM
The first of several public hearings will be tonight to discuss D-I-S-D's recommendation to consolidate almost a dozen schools.
The district could shut down the eleven campues over the next two years if district officials can't find another way to...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 7:07 AM
Parents, students, and community members gathered at H.S. Thompson Thursday night to protest Dallas Independent School District's proposal. District leaders are recommending nine elementary schools and two middle schools be consolidated, meaning some...
| Jan 26, 2012
Thursday night, Dallas Independent School District board trustees voted six to two in favor of closing 11 schools within the city.
Nine of the schools are elementary schools, two are middle school campuses.
10 of the schools will close in time for the...
| Jul 2, 2009
Celebrating the 4th of July by watching a fireworks show can be a thrilling experience. It also can be a crowded experience: 1 million people are expected to pack Chicago's lakefront to glimpse Friday's Independence Day Eve fireworks.
| Nov 21, 2008
A 17-year-old Bloomington teen is facing attempted murder charges for allegedly shooting another teen.
It happened early Thursday morning on the northwest side of Bloomington in the parking lot at the Arlington Park Apartments.
Police say Donavon...