| Nov 1, 2012
| 12:53 PM
If you have been gaming at area casinos since their inception, you know just how far that experience has come over the industry's 21 years.
When Illinois's first casino, the Argosy Alton Belle near St. Louis, opened in September 1991, then-current...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Mount Prospect police today asked for help from any witnesses to an accident that killed a 64-year-old woman this weekend.
Zofia Wilhem, 64, who police said lived in Des Plaines, but who also had recently lived in the 8100 block of Grace Avenue in Niles,...
| Dec 27, 2010
| 5:03 PM
A private program that has long kept secret watch over Illinois doctors receiving substance-abuse treatment is now monitoring health care professionals with sexual misconduct violations — including some convicted of crimes.
Begun several decades...
| Sep 7, 2010
| 12:49 PM
September 25-The North Maine Fire Department is hosting its annual Open House from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. The Open House is commemorating forty one years of service to the community. The fire station is located at 9301 Potter Road, Des Plaines IL in...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 2:11 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Here's a blast from the past: a local school bus from the 1950s is making an appearance in a commercial across the pond.
Springfield resident Jim Lee admits he wasn't too excited at first about putting the bus on a trailer and...
| Aug 26, 2011
It can take years for people with cerebral palsy, autism, schizophrenia or Down syndrome to find trusted physicians to oversee their health. Now, families and advocates say, those medical relationships are being threatened as Illinois rolls out a new...
| Mar 13, 2011
| 8:47 AM
A 64-year-old man was killed in a traffic accident Friday in north suburban Niles, officials said.
The man was identified as Vladimir Breza, of the 1300 block of Perry Street in Des Plaines, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office....
| Mar 23, 2011
| 8:28 AM
Can you really have an herbicide/pesticide-free lawn that looks good?
Most people think "natural lawn care" means you can ignore your lawn all spring and summer. But while it's a chemical-free process, it does require a few basic practices, Rachel...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 9:32 PM
HOLLYWOOD — The American Humane Assn. celebrated ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things at the Hero Dog Awards, presented by Cesar Canine Cuisine on Oct. 3 at the Hollywood Hilton.
The gala event was taped for TV broadcast Nov. 11 on the...
| Jan 28, 2011
| 6:18 AM
A 20-year-old man has been charged with criminal sexual assault after he admitted having sex with a 13-year-old girl he had met online.
Steve Burton was arrested after a Des Plaines police officer saw him and the girl getting dressed in a car parked...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 5:41 PM
A 45-year-old woman was found dead with apparent stab wounds inside her mobile home in an unincorporated area of Cook County near Des Plaines, authorities said.
The woman, identified as Alicia Ramirez, was found inside her home on the 400 block of West...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 1:55 PM
Bail has been set at $10 million for a Des Plaines-area man who allegedly killed his wife by stabbing her multiple times, the Cook County Sheriff's office said today in a press release.
Heriberto Ramirez, 48, of the 400 block of West Touhy, has been...