| Jul 19, 2011
| 11:24 AM
A 35-year-old Evanston man has been charged with first-degree murder in the beating of a man who claimed to want to kiss him, authorities said.
Bond was set this morning at $700,000 for Ricardo E. Munoz, of the 1200 block of Dodge Avenue. He's charged...
| Aug 29, 2012
Owners of backyard chickens are quick to rattle off the pros of keeping live poultry at home: a regular supply of tastier, healthier eggs, hours of entertainment watching the antics of friendly hens and a chance to experience a seemingly lost way of life....
| Jan 20, 2011
| 8:14 PM
During the Chicago Fire's season at Toyota Park, a local public health official is on site for at least one game to ensure food is safe to eat. She'll stick a thermometer in hot dogs or throw milk away that's been out too long.
It's a practice 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...
| 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....
| May 31, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Old people have a reputation for producing a distinct stink that follows them around like, well, a bad odor. Now, chemosensory experts have found that people can indeed pick out the aged aroma — and it's actually more pleasant and less intense...
| 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...
| May 13, 2011
Q: I recently bought an LG Quantum phone. (You have no idea how hard it was for me to finally give up my reliable RazR-3 ... but I had to.)
Anyway, my grown-up married kids and their friends all have phones that can play "Words With Friends." I wanna...
| 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...
| Nov 24, 2011
Canadian actor and stage director
John Neville, 86, a British-born Canadian actor and stage director who played the title role in Terry Gilliam's 1988 film "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" and had a recurring role in "The X-Files" TV...
| Dec 10, 2010
| 4:34 PM
I still remember the thrill of seeing "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" in 1977 when it opened. To this day it is one of the most vivid and delightful memories from my childhood. I don't remember getting any......
| Jan 4, 2011
| 4:33 PM
WASHINGTON — Incoming U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio announced eight new hires today, including Sally Canfield, a former policy director to Mitt Romney, who will serve a similar role for Florida's next Republican senator. Here's background information...