| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:16 AM
Sellers of electronic cigarettes in much of suburban Cook County would have to move them behind the counter just like ordinary smokes under new regulations a county commissioner wants to make law.
County Board member Jeffrey Tobolski, D-McCook, also...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:48 PM
A blast at a quarry in suburban McCook was well within safety limits, according to state officials who said Wednesday they cannot explain a subsequent tremor seconds later that rattled windows and frazzled nerves throughout the Chicago area.
| Jun 12, 2013
Heavy rains in April quickly swamped Chicago's underground labyrinth of sewers, forcing a stomach-churning surge of waste and runoff back into basements and flooding neighborhoods across the city.
The deluge so overloaded the city's aging infrastructure...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 9:12 AM
A Cook County judge has set July 24 and 25 as the dates for the jury trial of former Cook County board member Anthony Peraica, who was charged with misdemeanor criminal damage to property for allegedly destroying an election sign for his opponent...
| Aug 23, 2012
The son of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is forging a successful insurance career in the Chicago suburbs with the help of mayors who look to his powerful father to advance their political and legislative agendas.
Andrew Madigan, 26, joined the...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 3:20 PM
McCook police are conducting a death investigation after the bodies of an elderly mother and her daughter were found in their apartment in the near west suburb.
McCook Police Chief Frank Wolfe said police conducting a well-being check about 5:30 p.m....
| Oct 26, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Some Cook County commissioners are balking at the tax and fee hikes board President Toni Preckwinkle is pushing in her proposed spending plan. “There's going …...
| Dec 22, 2010
| 4:33 PM
A quarry that has been blasted and mined since 1994 in Joliet’s south side will expand closer to a nearby school and a main road. …...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 8:57 AM
A 35-year-woman was killed after the car she was driving went into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on with another vehicle in south suburban Matteson, officials said today.
Christine Brown, 35, of the 17000 block of Anthony Avenue in Hazel Crest, was...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 1:40 PM
Federal and state authorities today unveiled a legal settlement intended to finally complete the Deep Tunnel, the Chicago region’s massive flood- and pollution-control project.
Relief from swamped basements and sewage overflows still is years away,...