| Apr 6, 2014
| 2:30 PM
A man whose body was found along the Edens spur ramp in Northbrook and tentatively identified as a missing Glencoe man died from heart disease and cold exposure, authorities determined Sunday.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 5:47 PM
The search for a Glencoe man reported missing in January may have come to an end Saturday morning with the discovery of a body along the Edens spur ramp in Northbrook, authorities said.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office tentatively...
| Apr 29, 2014
Q: How about the use of fresh flowers in cooking? Maybe some of the more exotic flowers like borage, calendula, lilac, dianthus, rose petals, hollyhock and tulips. Can you go to a florist to buy flowers you want to cook with or would you have to buy dried...
| May 6, 2014
| 10:26 AM
First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to present the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to 10 institutions, including the Chicago Public Library, at a White House ceremony on Thursday.
In an announcement today, the White House described...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Chicago’s snow banks have finally melted, its temperature readings are firmly above freezing and the grass is even turning green. But the end of this historically nasty winter hasn’t meant a return to balmy beach weather. When May begins...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 12:44 PM
As the snow cover receded, Glencoe public safety officers continued their search Saturday for an 82-year-old village resident missing since January.
Police had searched for days after Harvey Caplin walked away from his north suburban home near forest...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:36 PM
Betsy and Bob Sharp were living in Glencoe when the first bulldozers began clearing and shaping the sprawling tract that would open in 1972 as the Chicago Botanic Garden at the southeast juncture of Lake Cook Road and the Eden Expressway.
"We used to...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 8:44 PM
Oakton Community College President Margaret Lee has spent the last 30 years building bridges for students. Now the time has come for her to cross her own bridge into retirement.
"It's a rare privilege to be at a place for 30 years and get up in the...
| Dec 10, 2013
It's 2 degrees outside, and just the thought of wrestling into 17 layers of wool -- plus parka --
saps your will to live.
But you've seen every episode of "Boardwalk Empire"(twice), your rations of last week's chili are depleted and restless leg...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:07 PM
Cook County Forest Preserve District leaders on Friday unveiled sweeping plans to overhaul the sprawling system, an ambitious program to restore 30,000 acres to a pristine state, buy more land and draw thousands of new people to the natural areas.
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:59 PM
Parents may not spend much time thinking about their children’s “giggle level,” but professional storytellers do. The giggle level–a term some storytellers use to determine what children find funny at different ages–is just...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 8:31 AM
In the weeks after her mother's death, Gloria Ciaccio was steeped in grief. Numb and shocked, Ciaccio cried a lot, fought the urge to call her late mom on the phone, and felt like doing absolutely nothing.
But though overwhelmingly sad, Ciaccio was...