| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:05 AM
We are a city divided by pizza lines. Where do you side? The deep-dish faction stands its ground. The thin-crust sausage/cheese camp cries, "No, no, we won't go!" The support for New York-style pizza numbers are small but ever vocal. Yet my current...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Park Ridge aldermen must re-approve the recently OK'd referendum question asking residents whether to pay more property tax to the Park Ridge Public Library for four years, thanks to the city's newly revealed property value plummet.
On June 16, aldermen...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Park Ridge Aldermen on Monday overwhelmingly endorsed an ordinance that, if it received final approval, will place an advisory question on the Nov. 4 general election ballot asking residents about noise levels at O'Hare airport.
The question asks...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 9:41 AM
What is Chicago's greenest neighborhood, and which areas of the city need help to get there?
To answer that question, a team of programmers developed Green Score--the winning digital tool from a recent local app-making competition. And now its...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Donald R. Carlson was a project architect and construction manager who had a hand in building the original McCormick Place convention center, the infrastructure at O'Hare International Airport, and McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook.
"Don was very...
| Jul 14, 2014
As many as 40 crude oil trains, each carrying a million or more gallons of the flammable liquid involved in several recent fiery derailments, roll through the Chicago area weekly, documents obtained by the Tribune show.
Although mile-long trains hauling...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that have come across our desk recently:
Holland America Line has a 14-day South America Passage cruise departing Nov. 24 from Valparaiso, Chile, priced as low as $1,399...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Park Ridge aldermen took a step Monday to placing a question on the Nov. 4 election ballot about the process establishing noise and air quality standards around O'Hare Internatonal Airport.
Aldermen gave the go-ahead to the drafting of a referendum...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Police and public works crews were busy late Monday night and early Tuesday morning in La Grange as severe storms brought high winds and heavy rain to the area.
"Based on a preliminary assessment, all areas of the village had some impact (from the...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 1:30 PM
When newly ordained Rabbi Nate Crane, freshly installed as the director of lifelong learning at Congregation B'nai Tikvah in Deerfield, speaks enthusiastically about "changing the culture of our Jewish education," it sounds like something out of a...
| Jun 15, 2014
Kennedy Expressway construction, which threatened nightmarish delays each weekend for the rest of the month, not only will wrap up earlier than planned this weekend but will be completed by June 23, officials said Saturday.
Because of "the expedited...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 6:06 PM
(Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of people were without power on Tuesday after a deadly storm that brought tornadoes, high winds, hail and heavy rain to the central United States.
Illinois was particularly hard hit as flooding, downed trees and fires...