| 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...
| 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-...
| 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...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 2:07 PM
A Berwyn man died from carbon monoxide poisoning after a fire broke out in his home Wednesday night in the western suburb, authorities say.
The Berwyn Fire Department received a call at 7:30 p.m. for a fire in the 2400 block of Euclid Avenue. James...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 3:13 PM
A west suburban doctor was sentenced to 13 years in prison today for sexually assaulting a patient in 2005 during an examination in his Berwyn office.
Ricardo Arze, 59, of Berwyn, a family practice physician, was convicted by a jury in May 2012 for...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 11:44 AM
Four gang members have been charged with beating a Cicero man to death after one accused him of breaking a bottle on the floor at a party they were all attending, authorities said.
Peter Ocampo, 28, of the 3500 block of South 57th Court in the west...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 10:41 PM
A pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle in Cicero died Friday night, authorities said.
The victim, a male of an unknown age, was a pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle in the 3400 block of South Cicero Avenue in Cicero, according to the Cook County...
| 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,...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 8:00 AM
FitzGerald's American Music Festival: The 32nd annual festival at FitzGerald’s is typically loaded with a cross-section of great roots music, including blues visionary Otis Taylor (Sunday), rising country-punk star Lydia Loveless (Tuesday) and...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Roger Waters: Last chance. Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters builds “The Wall” outdoors as the epic two-year tour (which played the United Center in 2010) winds down this summer. Alas, his Floyd bandmates won’t be with him to replicate one...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 9:35 AM
Joe Henry: The singer-songwriter is perhaps best known these days as a producer for his excellent work on albums by Allen Touissant, Elvis Costello, Aimee Mann and Solomon Burke, among others. But his own albums are reliably excellent, even as they...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Joe Ely: The Texas songwriter is a renaissance man even among his roots-rocking brethren, touching on everything from Tex-Mex and honky-tonk to punk and rockabilly in a career that spans more than four decades. He’s still one of the most dynamic...