| Jun 20, 2012
On a recent steamy holiday weekend, customers at a discount grocery store in Evanston loaded their carts with bags of chips, boxes of cookies, 2-liter soda bottles and jugs of fruit punch, among other items, then paid for it all with food stamp credit....
| Jun 21, 2012
| 10:42 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn today approved legislation requiring thousands of retired state employees to chip in on the costs of health care insurance that many of them get for little or nothing.
The law attempts to rein in the state’s rising costs but also...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 7:57 AM
A $650,000 grant will pave the way for a new health center in Evanston that will target low-income patients, officials said today.
TheU.S. Department of Health and Human Servicesgrant will allow the city to create a “federally qualified health...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 10:56 AM
Illinois has a new acting United States Attorney.
Gary S. Shapiro will become Acting United States Attorney on July 1, 2012, after Patrick J. Fitzgerald steps down.
Shapiro will then take over as the top federal law enforcement official in the...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 8:11 AM
Was it your parents' or grandparents' house that was the hub for family gatherings, celebrations and parties? That does not have to end after they have moved to a senior community. Even though the old house has been sold, senior communities are happy to...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 1:14 PM
Moving into a new home in your golden years can be invigorating. Not only can you finally get that granite countertop and scrapbooking room, but you can also “buy” maintenance free living, energy-saving conveniences and even a sense of...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 11:21 AM
The number of reported cases of humans with West Nile Virus in Illinois increased over the past week from two to six, and all instances were found in Cook County, officials said today.
The Illinois Department of Public Health updates its records of human...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 5:17 PM
A 75-year-old Glenview woman was killed in a two-car collision today in Skokie.
Maya Rekhtman, 75, of the 1100 block of Castillian Court in Glenview, was pronounced dead at 10:18 a.m. at Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, according to the Cook County...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 5:21 AM
Chicago police chased down and arrested a gunman who shot and critically wounded another man on the city's West Side, authorities said.
The shooting was one of at least four late night shootings occurring across the city.
Officers saw the unidentified...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 6:25 PM
A Mexican drug ring in 2011 picked the wrong person to help run their heroin sales in the Chicago area, federal officials said today -- a confidential source who already had been working with the government since 2010.
On Thursday the U.S. Attorney's...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 3:59 PM
An Evanston rare coin dealer who was allegedly recorded buying thousands of dollars in stolen coins, jewelry, watches and other valuables from undercover police posing as burglars has been charged with multiple felonies, authorities said today....
| Jul 14, 2012
A 29-year-old man who was working at the Obama campaign headquarters in Chicago collapsed and died late Friday morning, campaign officials said.
Alexander Okrent, of the 300 block of Dewey Avenue in Evanston, was pronounced dead at 11:45 a.m. at...