| 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...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 8:47 PM
Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax: These three titans are part of something called the “Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival,” which includes eight metal bands. The headliner is Slipknot, but Slayer (even with guitarist Jeff Hanneman sidelined,...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 11:54 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Offering women information on colon cancer screening via the web does not get them to take up screening any more effectively than printed materials, according to a new study.
"It's disappointing that the web didn't have more...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 1:08 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mobile devices that let people track how much they eat and exercise may help them shed pounds over and above the benefits of a typical weight-loss program, a new study suggests.
Researchers found overweight and obese adults...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 10:59 AM
As each year winds down, Turn It Up focuses on the best of Chicago's independent music scene. Here are my 10 favorite local indie releases for 2012:
1. BBU, “Bell Hooks” (Mad Decent/Mishka): This hip-hop crew announced on Twitter that it was...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 4:17 AM
Police are asking for the public's help after a 19-year-old man was shot and killed in Evanston tonight. Police responded to several calls of shots fired about 6:15 p.m. and found the 19-year old man shot on the parkway in the 1800 block of Brown Avenue,...
| 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...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 6:20 AM
EAST JORDAN -- East Jordan city commissioners recently decided on a downstate candidate with three decades of work experience in local and regional governments to fill the city administrator's position.
Commissioners decided unanimously at an Aug. 2...