| 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...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 4:38 PM
It is the 2013 Breeders' Cup this weekend at Santa Anita. That means, if you believe in trends, Richard Mandella will drive to the races in a Brinks truck.
Mandella is 63, a Hall of Fame trainer as active as ever in the high-stakes world of thoroughbred...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 3:05 PM
A man who authorities say pulled a handgun on police has died at a park in Riverside after an officer-involved shooting.
About 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, two Riverside police officers “contacted” the man at Arlington Park near the 3800 block of Van...
| Jan 13, 2013
When Iris Levenberg found herself divorced and living in South Florida in her 50s, the executive head hunter-turned-life coach was determined to find a life partner.
"I was on a mission," recalls Iris, now 61. "I spent years as a head hunter, and that's...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 7:43 PM
NEW KENT - Though by his own admission he’ll rarely be found at a betting window, trainer Ken McPeek couldn’t help but notice how lightly his thoroughbred War Dancer had been wagered upon Saturday by the public just prior to the Virginia Derby...
| May 3, 2013
| 1:00 PM
The Arlington Park race course's opening weekend will be a festive time for all ages, with a Kentucky Derby party (and Derby hat contest), live music and a free-admission Fan Appreciation Day (Friday), where visitors can get a hot dog and a beer (or soda)...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 8:40 AM
The public can drive Ford's turbocharged direct-injection vehicles Saturday at Arlington Park racetrack, 2000 W. Euclid Ave.
A featured EcoBoost Challenge event pits Ford vehicles head to head against the competition. There will also be instruction in...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 2:55 PM
This weekend, more than 1,000 luxury car enthusiasts will descend upon Arlington Park Racetrack in Arlington Heights, Illinois, as the Jaguar ALIVE Driving Experience comes to town. Free of charge, they'll get a chance to get behind the wheel to push some...
| May 3, 2013
| 7:19 AM
Looking for something to do this weekend? We have you covered, with events in and around Chicago, including Arlington Park's season opener, Lisa Lampanelli, Too Short, Tracy Morgan, Cinco de Mayo, Kids and Kites, George Lopez, the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Jockey Brandon Meier glances at a race program and doesn't blink at the prospect of riding the beast that had recently buried its hooves into his chest.
The last time Meier rode Bedroom Eyes was two weeks ago, when the racehorse clipped heels with...
| Apr 12, 2013
Historical societies perform a balancing act between preserving a community's past while connecting the threads to the current social fabric. This is the second in our two-part series on historical societies in Chicago and the suburbs.
| Jul 9, 2012
| 7:24 AM