| Apr 12, 2013
Historical societies perform a balancing act between preserving a community's past while connecting the threads to the current social fabric. This is the second in our two-part series on historical societies in Chicago and the suburbs.
| Jan 16, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Area firefighters battled two blazes over the weekend, one which damaged part of a Boston Market in Park Ridge, and another that displaced a Des …...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Any day now, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart will submit to State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez an updated request for a search warrant that would allow officers to dig in the yard of a Chicago apartment building where serial killer John......
| May 10, 2012
| 4:35 PM
In Naperville Unit District 203, one Highlands teacher plus one Naper teacher equals two Golden Apple Award winners. Pam Kelly, a first-grade teacher at Naper, …...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 4:11 PM
The live Christmas tree that gave so much delight over the holidays can keep giving to gardens and landscaping next year if it is mulched into ground cover as part of the city recycling program.
From Jan. 7 until Jan. 20 Chicago residents can drop off...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 11:39 AM
If you want to go sledding today, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County has five hills with lighting open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The spots within the city limits are the Dan Ryan Woods near Western Avenue and 87th Street in Beverly and Caldwell...
| Oct 14, 2012
Susan Taylor isn't a fan of McDonald's food, but her teenage stepsons are.
So when she saw a deal for burgers on LivingSocial in December, she snapped it up.
For $13, the Norwood Park resident received vouchers for five Big Macs and five large french...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 1:47 PM
Investigation Discovery's "Devil You Know" this week looks into another aspect of Chicago-area serial killer John Wayne Gacy: How his actions affected those who loved him.
Gacy, a successful Des Plaines businessman and community volunteer who performed...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 4:56 AM
Though Sherry Marino has been visiting a grave that was supposed to contain her son’s remains for more than three decades, she knew in her heart he was not there – that Michael was not, as the authorities told her, body No. 14 from the home of...
| May 4, 2012
| 11:41 AM
A 64-year-old man was taken to a hospital after two men forced their way inside his apartment, punched him in the face and tried to steal his television last night in the Norwood Park East neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said.
| Jul 3, 2012
Serial killers tend to be loners. Not so John Wayne Gacy, who murdered at least 33 boys and young men between 1972 and 1978. Gacy, who lived and killed in Norwood Park, was known as a sociable neighbor with an interest in politics and community...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 10:27 AM
We all live in a unique neighborhood called Old Norwood Park on the city's far Northwest Side. All 11 members live within walking distance of one another. We have been meeting at each other's homes almost every month for five years.
Our meetings begin...