| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:34 AM
A violent line of storms pounded the Chicago area late Monday, bringing torrential rains and powerful wind gusts and leaving hundreds of thousands of homes without power.
The storm system may have produced small tornadoes in areas south of Chicago,...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:11 AM
A United flight from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport bound for Orange County's John Wayne Airport made an emergency landing in Kansas on Sunday night after a slide deployed mid-air.
Flight 1463 left O'Hare about 8:36 p.m. Central time,...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:55 PM
The winter's relentless snowfall took a toll on La Grange's budget, adding about $100,000 more than had been planned for overtime, salt and other costs.
"It's always challenging when you have as many snow events as we had this winter season," Public...
| May 20, 2014
Leaded gasoline is such a well-known scourge that automobile fuel made with the brain-damaging additive is still sold in only six countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Myanmar, North Korea and Yemen.
Shifting to unleaded fuel in the U.S. — the...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:49 AM
Future ethics complaints against Park Ridge officials will have to say what laws or rules are believed to have been violated, and aldermen will get the final say on whether complaints will be investigated, under proposed changes to the city's ethics...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Three local teachers are finalists for the 2014 Golden Apple award, which honors outstanding educators in Illinois.
Kim Dyer, of South Middle School in Arlington Heights; Jacquelyn Negus, of Quest Academy in Palatine; and Alessandra Kennedy, of Thomas...
| May 8, 2014
Letters to the editor for the May 8 TribLocal print edition from Palatine, Niles, Park Ridge and Kenilworth.
There's a new commercial on TV promoting Illinois tourism that shows an animated Abraham Lincoln doll enthusiastically jumping...
| Mar 6, 2014
Charged in 1996 with driving drunk and killing a woman, Chicago businessman Kyung Ho Song posted a low bond, liquidated assets worth more than $1 million and slipped out of the country to his native South Korea. For years he lived openly there in a glass-...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Less than two weeks remain for motorists to grab a nap or a bite to eat at the Des Plaines Oasis overlooking the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway.
Illinois Tollway officials announced this week that the oasis will close for good at 8 p.m. March 16 in...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 2:01 PM
Letters to the editor from Oak Park, Warrenville, Downers Grove, Naperville, Wheaton, Berwyn and Western Springs.
Influence of the wealthy
In regard to your April 3 editorial supporting the Supreme Court decision to eliminate limits to total campaign...
| May 3, 2014
| 5:08 PM
Construction begins in earnest this year on a multibillion-dollar stretch of highway in DuPage County amid a growing sense that its potential to become a long-promised western route to O'Hare International Airport will fall far short of expectations....
| Apr 18, 2014
| 8:05 PM
With the recent end of an unusually snowy winter, the Oak Park Public Works Department is looking for a milder season next year to keep its budget in check.
The department cleared snow from the streets 38 times during the winter of 2013-14, when 82...