| 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...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Opening a file cabinet at the Center for UFO Studies reveals manila folders marked with spine-tingling titles such as "Alien Luggage Report," "Project Moonwater" or "The CIA's role in UFO Studies." Yet, elsewhere there's a conspicuous lack of secret...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 11:51 AM
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced this morning that a previously unidentified victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy has been identified through DNA.
Using DNA technology that has only been available in recent years as well as other identifiers,...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 2:44 PM
Orland Hills has a library board, but no library. Norwood Park has a paid three-member board with the sole job of overseeing 40 streetlights. And a southern Illinois tuberculosis board has amassed more than $200,000 yet it treats only one patient every...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 4:32 PM
After I’d confessed all to my editors, I was on the brink of melting down in the newsroom into an ugly, quivering puddle of disgrace. So I’d slunk off to catch an express train home. It was somewhere around the......
| 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......
| Mar 6, 2011
| 8:16 AM
A 22-year-old Norwood Park man was killed this morning when Chicago police said his vehicle collided with another at a Near West Side intersection.
Killed was Shane P. Henry, of the 7700 block of West Hortense Avenue, according to the Cook County medical...
| 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.
| Jan 23, 2012
| 9:28 PM
Three suspects are in custody for a home invasion Monday night in the Norwood Park West neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
No one was hurt during the incident, which happened about 7:30 p.m. in the 5800 block of North Oconto Avenue, according to...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Charges have been filed against three men who police say kicked their way into a Northwest Side home earlier this week while the couple living there was at home, police said this morning.
Chicago police officers who responded to a burglary-in-progress...