| Oct 14, 2013
News briefs from Des Plaines and Park Ridge.
Urgent care facility moved
Holy Family Hospital, which previously offered an immediate care center at 150 N. River Road, Des Plaines, is opening in a new location, 205 S. Northwest Highway in Park Ridge....
| Oct 11, 2013
The first time I realized just how big a piece of Chicago lore Steve Bartman was going to hold was Halloween 2003, a few weeks after Game 6. I was in Bloomington, Ind., and every fifth person was dressed as Bartman. He was--and remains--iconic.
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:40 AM
Metra trains were halted for about 15 minutes on the Union Pacific North near the Rogers Park station this morning while police investigated a threatening note.
The trains were halted shortly before 7 a.m., said Tom Miller, a Metra spokesman.
| Oct 5, 2013
| 3:31 PM
A man accused of making several threatening calls about Loyola University — claiming that he was on the Rogers Park campus and had an Uzi and four sticks of dynamite — was ordered held Saturday in lieu of $300,000 bail.
Henry J. Tapia, 43,...
| Oct 6, 2013
Jennifer Pritzker's real estate holdings are far more extensive than previously known.
The Chicago billionaire and member of the family that built the Hyatt Hotels chain owns nearly 35 properties for which she has paid more than $75 million, the Tribune...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 7:39 AM
One man was killed and eight people were hurt in attacks across the city this evening, authorities said.
The man killed, age 36, was shot in the head in the 400 block of South Central Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood about 7:50 p.m., said Chicago...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 3:45 PM
A Cook County jury this afternoon found a south suburban Hazel Crest man guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 killing of a hearing-impaired man in a robbery on the Evanston-Chicago border, officials said.
In a trial at the courthouse in Skokie, the...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:28 PM
A Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble member returning to Chicago to appear in a show at Steppenwolf is not typically big news. Why else have an ensemble? But the case of Joan Allen is different.
Previews began Thursday for "The Wheel," a play by the...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:11 PM
When Cecily Strong takes a seat at the "Saturday Night Live" Weekend Update desk Saturday , friends and teachers from Oak Park will be cheering her on, some watching for hints of inside jokes they shared in high school.
"She's no diva," said Matt...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 7:56 PM
A West Rogers Park man died after the motorcycle he was driving was hit by a compact SUV in the Edgebrook neighborhood this morning, authorities said.
Omar Posos, 35, was declared dead at 7:26 a.m. at Resurrection Medical Center following the accident...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Problem: How can the hundreds of datasets the city releases to the public be transformed into online tools that improve the lives of residents?
Solution: Collect a group of 30 to 40 young Chicagoans every Tuesday in a glass room in the Merchandise...
| Sep 14, 2013
Samantha Irby, who may well be the most talented inappropriate woman in Chicago, sat against the window, facing the bar, an arm draped across a wooden booth, supremely confident. She delivered great line after great line, quip after quip. She referred...