| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Aurora police Friday announced charges against a man in connection with the fatal hit-and-run crash this week that killed a counselor at a residential school for children with psychiatric issues.
Gustavo Villarreal, 44, who remains at large, has been...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 4:56 AM
Grand jury subpoenas in the Cook County state’s attorney’s investigation of alleged hazing on athletic teams at Maine West High School in Des Plaines have been issued, sources confirm.
Although no one could say who received the subpoenas,...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 11:48 AM
James J. O’Donnell Jr., 65, of La Crescenta, CA, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in the Hospice Unit at VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center in North Hills, CA. Born May 8, 1947, he was a 1965 graduate of Forest View High School in Arlington...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 8:10 AM
They were lighting the tree the other night at Rockefeller Center in New York. Streets were crowded with revelers headed out for a skate on the famous ice rink, where for $300 during the holidays you can propose marriage to a soundtrack, and a potential...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 8:09 PM
A man on parole for burglary had dozens of iPods and smartphones at his West Side home when police and parole officers visited there Friday because of recent neighborhood burglaries and he bragged to them he would “steal anything,” according...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 10:10 PM
A Des Plaines police sergeant once accused of domestic battery is suing the northwest suburb, claiming Des Plaines still owes him money and hasn't kept promises made under a settlement agreement.
In a lawsuit filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court,...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 4:41 AM
Millions of Americans with disabilities have gained innumerable rights and opportunities since Congress passed landmark legislation on their behalf in 1990. And yet advocates say barriers and bias still abound when it comes to one basic human right: To be...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 7:48 AM
This is a time of transition for several of Chicago's suburban orchestras. The Elgin Symphony Orchestra has been patiently auditioning a host of guest conductors to find a replacement for Robert Hanson, who resigned in June, 2011 after 37 years as music...
| Nov 18, 2012
Katrina Markoff, the founder of high-end Chicago chocolatier Vosges Haut-Chocolat, is nearing completion on two high-profile projects: a winery-style chocolate facility in Logan Square and an education center at a cacao plantation and eco-lodge in Belize....
| Apr 14, 2012
| 4:35 PM
A man who was rescued after he fell from his kayak into a pond at an apartment complex this morning in Des Plaines has died …...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Two new principals will take over Arlington Heights School District 25 schools next year. Piper Boston will take over as principal of Ivy Hill Elementary …...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Michelle Banda, of Des Plaines, was surprised when an anti-drug message she created late last year won praise from her classmates and community leaders. The …...