| Dec 14, 2013
Writing letters since: She wrote her first letter in 1972. "I was 19 and I was in college." It was prompted by an ad in a local newspaper that she found to be sexist because it said the newspaper was great for men with its news and sports...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 2:18 PM
A northwest suburban man was ordered held in lieu of $300,000 bail Sunday after he allegedly tried to rendezvous with a 15-year-old girl he met online, only to discover that the girl was actually an undercover cop.
Heath T. Locum, 44, of the 700 block...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:28 AM
A man who was exonerated last month in an alleged 2002 rape at the Daley Center was briefly jailed Sunday because police thought he was an unregistered sex offender, according to his lawyer.
Russell Ainsworth, who represented Carl Chatman in his...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Illinois State Police removed Carl Chatman's name from the sex offender registry this morning, following notification that Chatman had been exonerated in an alleged 2002 rape at the Daley Center and, thus, should not have been on the website.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Here are some 2013 New Year's resolutions from near and far, posted by fans on my Facebook page:
"My resolution is for my heart and mind to follow the Serenity Prayer in my pet rescue efforts: 'God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:49 AM
Jesse Dee didn't have any other choice: It was soul music or bust when he was in grade school. Now the childhood fan is making soul-fueled records that he hopes will draw listeners back to the music that first inspired him.
"I grew up in a religious...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 3:33 PM
An Austin man was denied bail today in the murder of a Berwyn man early Thursday in what prosecutors said today was a dispute over whether the victim would give someone drugs.
Martin Garcia, 20, of the 5800 block of West Roosevelt Road, faces a first-...
| Jul 24, 2013
Harlem Avenue on the borders of Berwyn and Riverside between 26th Street and Longcommon Road will be closed for eight days starting Friday for the second of three west suburban projects involving work on Canadian National Railway Co. crossings.
| Jul 3, 2013
| 7:52 AM
American Music Festival: The 33rd annual celebration of roots, rhythm and roll includes headlining sets by Dave Alvin, Jon Dee Graham and James McMurtry, and an undercard loaded with dance-friendly Creole and swing bands, 1 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday at...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 5:23 PM
Two Chicago-area men face a variety of charges for trying to sell an undercover cop more than $37,000 worth of cocaine on Saturday.
Pedro Ascensio, 52, of Berwyn, and Eduardo Mojica, 37, of Cicero, attempted to sell 269 grams of cocaine, more than...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 4:15 PM
When a Chicago woman was found wandering drunk along a highway entrance ramp near Lyons last month, she told police nothing about a one-vehicle SUV crash several hours before that had killed two other women, authorities said today.
Now Lisa Elner, 44,...
| Feb 1, 2013
It took more than two decades of labor, but Illinois is finally poised to permit its first free-standing birth center, an alternative model of care for low-risk pregnant women who want to deliver in a homey environment with a reduced chance of medical...