| Jan 10, 2012
| 12:38 PM
The state's working poor will save a bit more on taxes as a result of a bill Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law today.
The measure increases the earned income tax credit. The Democratic governor requested the relief to provide a counterbalance to the tax...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 5:59 PM
The Democratic primary contest in the newly drawn northwest suburban 8th Congressional District is heating up financially as well as politically. Tammy Duckworth outraised Raja Krishnamoorthi in the last three months, but Krishnamoorthi holds a cash-on-...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 4:27 PM
Thousands of union workers gathered across Illinois today to protest Gov. Pat Quinn’s proposed budget cuts that include mass layoffs and the closure and consolidation of several state facilities, including prisons.
State employees represented by...
| Mar 30, 2012
Meredith Postlewaite's mouth throbbed constantly, but self-employed and without dental insurance, she had few options.
"I couldn't sleep, couldn't eat. ... I was living on Tylenol and Advil," said the 27-year-old landscaper.
But there were times the...
| Sep 7, 2010
Ferdousi Dawood was worried. Her daughter's headaches were excruciating, and prescription medicines and natural remedies had failed to make a difference. Now, a doctor at Children's Memorial Hospital was recommending a CT scan to peer inside the 10-year-...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 11:15 AM
Sears Holdings Corp. posted a $2.4-billion loss in its fourth quarter but appeased investors by planning to sell or spin off many of its stores to boost liquidity.
The Hoffman Estates, Ill., company reported a loss of $22.63 per share in the quarter that...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Disappointing holiday sales = 100 to 120 closing Kmart and Sears stores...
| Feb 26, 2011
| 2:00 PM
An employee with the Water Reclamation District of Great Chicago died Friday as a result of injuries from a workplace accident at a Hanover Park Facility, an autopsy today determined.
John Fergus, 51, of Mount Prospect died from muliple injures...
| Mar 7, 2011
| 10:55 PM
A man was pronounced dead Monday evening after he was injured in a multi-vehicle crash in northwest suburban, officials said this morning.
Israel Valleperez, 49, of Elgin, was pronounced dead at 6:15 p.m. at Saint Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman...
| Mar 15, 2011
| 7:17 PM
A Barrington Hills 2-year-old died from injuries sustained when a dresser fell on him, an autopsy determined Tuesday.
Shane Siefert, of West Penny Road in the northwest suburb, was pronounced dead at 6:17 p.m. Monday at St. Alexius Medical Center in...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 6:03 PM
The Van Buren County Sherrif's Department is investigating a house explosion in Pine Grove Township, near Gobles. The explosion happened the 600 block of Van Buren St., shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon and may have been tied to gas prices.
| Sep 7, 2010
| 3:51 PM
Position: Youth volunteer at the temple, a member of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) association of Hindu temples and other institutions
Education: Graduated from Deerfield Beach High School, heading...