| Nov 17, 2012
| 4:13 PM
A 24-year-old woman died this morning after apparently jumping into the North Shore Channel near Main Street on the border between Evanston and Skokie, according to the Evanston Fire Department.
Emergency crews from both Evanston and Skokie were...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 5:26 PM
An 84-year-old man died today after being struck by a vehicle while walking across a north suburban Skokie street this afternoon near his home, authorities said.
The victim, identified by the Cook County medical examiner’s office as Leon Goldberg,...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 6:22 PM
A speeding stop led to the discovery of a multi-million dollar car theft ring, based out of Illinois, according to the Berrien Springs Police.
The incident happened back in late July, when an officer pulled the suspect over for speeding. Police say the...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 1:16 PM
Democratic Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle faced criticism today after floating the idea of taxing guns and bullets to help balance the budget.
Commissioner Timothy Schneider said he’s worried such a tax would do little other than hurt...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:02 AM
Robert P. Scherer Jr. was born Jan. 17, 1933, and died Oct. 4, 2012, at home in Atlanta, Ga., after a very brief battle with lung cancer.
Bob was a life-long summertime resident of Northern Michigan. His childhood summers were spent on Walloon Lake and...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:02 AM
John A. "Skip" Theisen, 74, of Mackinaw City, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Mackinac Straits Health System in St. Ignace.
Skip was born Sept. 26, 1938, the second son of Matthew and Esther (Swanson) Theisen, and was a resident of Mackinaw...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 9:18 AM
Like the troubadours of old, banjo-playing singer Abigail Washburn gets around. She went to college in Colorado and Vermont; played, worked and traveled up and down the East Coast in her early twenties; spent significant time in China; and is now a...
| 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 23, 2012
| 2:11 PM
An Indiana man was electrocuted when he climbed down onto the tracks at a CTA Purple Line station in Evanston and accidentally fell on the third rail, authorities said.
The incident happened at the Purple Line's South Boulevard 'L' station at 601 South...
| 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...