| 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,...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 7:03 AM
After years of speculation and one false start, Trader Joe’s has signed a lease for an Evanston grocery store that it expects to open in early 2013, officials said in a press release this morning.
It will replace the former Blockbuster video at...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 3:06 PM
A man who stole a $700 diamond earring from a jewelry store in Lincolnwood was arrested and charged after information he left on a credit application led police to him, authorities said today.
Jordan Johnson, 19, of the 1500 block of Pitner Avenue in...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Cook County commissioners on Tuesday adopted a watered-down plan for government offices to work on streamlining the property tax process after Board President Toni Preckwinkle said a proposal to create a single county tax administrator would violate state...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 2:31 PM
CHICAGO, Ill. -- A man died after climbing onto an elevated train track to urinate and was electrocuted by the third rail.
The Cook County medical examiner ruled 27-year-old Zachary McKee died of accidental electrocution.
The Indiana man was at the...
| May 2, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Setting a timeline for the CTA’s No. 1 improvement project – the multibillion-dollar replacement of the Red Line – hinges on negotiations that will begin next week in Congress over a new transportation funding bill, CTA president Forrest...
| May 14, 2012
| 12:08 PM
Northwestern and Illinois won’t have to hit Tobacco Road for their 2012 Big Ten-ACC Challenge games.
They won’t even have to leave campus. Maryland will visit Evanston to play Northwestern on Tuesday, Nov. 27, and Georgia Tech will face...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 9:09 AM
A few weeks ago, the Lumineers were in the midst of the South by Southwest shuffle. The Denver band was playing a quick gig at a makeshift concert venue during the annual music conference: a downtown church in Austin, Texas. Amps and microphones were in...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 12:18 PM
Skokie teenager Steven Bibbs and Dashaun Davy of Evanston were good friends until Bibbs stabbed Davy to death on an Evanston street two years ago, prosecutors said today during opening statements in Bibbs’ murder trial.
“Steven Bibbs killed...
| Nov 6, 2011
When you turned back by one hour your clocks, watches, microwaves and thermostats this morning, most of the nation did the same. It wasn't always so simple.
In fact, for decades, the fight over "fast time," "summer time," "Wilson time," "war time,"...
| May 21, 2012
| 8:50 AM
The Big Ten has released its 2015-16 football schedules. Northwestern should feel like the Bulls did when they hit the Draft Lottery and Derrick Rose fell into their laps.
NU’s three “no-plays” for the 2015 and 2016 seasons are Ohio...