| Jul 18, 2012
| 3:40 PM
Harry C. Eck, a former Baltimore & Ohio Railroad locomotive engineer who rose to become superintendent of locomotive operations and later, as a docent at the B&O Museum, shared his enthusiasm for railroading with visitors, died Saturday of pneumonia at...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Two former Lyons Township High School golfers tied for 20th place in the Illinois Open, which wrapped up July 23.
Charlie Netzel and Daniel Hudson each shot a 221 in the three-round tournament, held at the Glen Club in Glenview.
Netzel, a sophomore-...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 3:59 PM
The Park District of La Grange has hired a real estate consultant — a former park district board member — to help navigate the potential sale of a nearly three-acre piece of Gordon Park.
Bradley Belcaster was hired to help with...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Former Lyons Township basketball star Nick Zeisloft transferred from Illinois State to Indiana.
Zeisloft played two seasons for the Redbirds and was a career 37.3 percent shooter from three-point range. He made 60 three-pointers last season and shot 41....
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Nazareth Academy's Jake Bartels was named to the 2014 Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association's Class 3A All-State team.
The senior pitcher was one of 28 players to make the squad.
Bartels signed to play baseball at Western Michigan...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Road closures and power outages continued Tuesday after heavy storms struck Orland Park Monday evening.
Road closures included 159th Street between Wolf Road and Will Cook Road due to power lines that fell across the road during Monday night's high...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 3:29 PM
Political hiring practices are frequently reported but there are never consequences. How about the following:
Anyone who was hired for clout rather than qualifications would be immediately fired and lose his or her pension. Of course it would also be...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:18 AM
Try to check out a hot new book or movie at your local library, and you're likely to get put on a long waiting list.
Libraries in the Chicago area are trying to change that by offering a new online checkout service. Instead of having a limited number...
| May 7, 2014
| 4:38 PM
La Grange residents likely will see their power bills go up an average of about $300 per year — with the first increase appearing on July bills — as regional price changes hit the village.
"The market is changing and rates are increasing...
| May 13, 2014
| 1:51 PM
The La Grange Village Board cleared the way Monday for a medical marijuana dispensary in industrial areas but not commercial areas, effectively killing one medical group's proposal to open a dispensary in the village.
"Basically, what they did is they...
| May 13, 2014
| 8:47 PM
A 66-year-old man was fatally struck by a Metra train as he apparently tried to cross the train tracks in west suburban La Grange on Tuesday evening, authorities said.
The man was struck about 7:25 p.m. by an express train headed outbound from Chicago on...
| May 14, 2014
| 10:45 AM
Lyons junior Stephanie Lin will defend her IHSA state badminton title starting May 16 at the state tournament at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.
Lin took care of business when she captured the Lyons Sectional singles title on May 8, beating...