| Jun 13, 2011
| 2:10 PM
Repairs on a section of North Lake Shore Drive are moving from patching the base to repaving the surface this week, and the bottom line for drivers is that lane closings -- and traffic delays -- will continue, officials said.
The resurfacing work,...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 5:24 AM
CHICAGO (AP) — A spokesman for Chicago's commuter rail service says a train has returned to downtown after standing outbound passengers for about five hours when a powerful storm knocked down a power line in the train's path.
| Jul 3, 2011
| 10:22 AM
Two people were seriously injured when the pickup truck they were in collided with a freight train locomotive in Itasca early this morning, officials said.
The collision between the truck and one of two attached locomotives happened about 2:53 a.m. on...
| Jul 15, 2011
Like "linoleum," "escalator" and "zipper," the term "semicustom house" infiltrated our language as a marketing term then stuck like caulk to a contractor's boot.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary still does not acknowledge the term. ("Semiantique," "semi-ionic"...
| Jul 10, 2011
| 8:16 AM
Four people have been hospitalized in serious-to-critical condition after a traffic accident on the Northwest Side this morning, fire officials said.
The accident occurred at Irving Park Road and Nordica Avenue in the Dunning neighborhood on the...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 7:33 AM
Bond was set at $500,000 today for a Carol Stream man accused of driving drunk when he drove his pickup truck into a freight train locomotive a week ago in Itasca, causing the death of a passenger in his car.
Jeffrey S. Fisher, 39, of the 700 block of...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 11:54 AM
Cook Memorial Library District will host a "book club extravaganza" with appearances by authors Frances McNamara and Joan Naper, 10 a.m.-noon at the Sullivan Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills; free. Registration is required. webres....
| Dec 13, 2011
| 9:56 AM
A Highland, Ind. man was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and other charges after he blew through a traffic light on Monday and critically injured an 83-year-old man waiting for the bus before driving into an Albany Park flower shop,...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 12:40 PM
West Garfield Park this week saw two homicides in 13 hours, police said.
At 11 a.m. Tuesday, a 34-year-old man was shot to death in the 4200 block of West Wilcox Street, officials said. Thirteen hours earlier, an 18-year-old man was fatally shot in the...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 1:42 PM
Change was a hot topic of the CTA this year—and not just because a new debit-credit fare system could reduce coin transactions in the next few years.
Other changes announced this year: Longtime politico Forrest Claypool was named CTA president...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 10:08 AM
"Yo Joe! A Real American Hip-Hop Musical" ***
Packed with enough jingoism that it practically fertilized everything it touched with stars and bars, the '80s animated series "GI Joe: A Real American Hero" was not my cartoon of choice as a kid. But I was...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 11:51 AM
The FBI asked for the public's help today in finding a man who tried to rob a suburban bank but left without any cash after a teller asked about his account.
About 9:25 a.m. on Aug. 2 a man entered a TCF Bank branch at 9343 W. Irving Park Rd. and wrote a...