| Mar 5, 2011
| 12:59 PM
About five years ago, John B. Sanfilippo & Son Inc., the producer of Fisher nuts and trail mixes, agreed to build a headquarters and state-of-the-art processing facility in Elgin rather than head out of state.
In exchange for $5 million in state tax...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 8:50 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn signed an overhaul of the state's workers compensation system into law Tuesday, saying the measure is vital to improve the economy in Illinois.
"We're going to be helping employers in Illinois, workers in Illinois, all of those who are...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 9:04 AM
Maria H. Kranz, 79, of Charlevoix, died Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods in Byron Center.
She was born June 16, 1931, in Melrose Park, Ill., the daughter of Rudolph and Marie (Polka) Hinrichs. Maria earned a doctorate in...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 1:21 PM
A 68-year-old man from the western suburbs has been charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl after he gave her several shots of liquor, the Cook County sheriff's office announced today.
Ramon Segura of the 10300 block of West Lyndale Avenue in...
| Aug 8, 2011
New U.S. census figures herald a future where Spanish is more likely to be heard inside classrooms and everything from politics to fashion and food will be executed with a Latin flair.
After a steady increase of Latinos in the area due to births and...
| Oct 7, 2011
A new resume search claims more than 42,000 job hunters in Chicago.
Indeed.com launched its open resume search Sept. 14, but the site has been taking resume uploads since February, including imported LinkedIn profiles.
For now, the search at indeed.com/...
| May 29, 2011
| 4:04 AM
Two men were killed in a traffic crash in west suburban Maywood Saturday night, officials said.
Elias Cruz, 50, and Jose Mauras, 35, were involved in a crash near 9th Avenue and Main Street, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
| May 29, 2011
| 12:46 PM
The two men killed in a three-vehicle crash in Maywood that also seriously injured a 5-week-old infant were speeding away from an altercation in Melrose Park before the crash, officials said.
The crash happened about 7:06 p.m. near the intersection of...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 9:44 AM
A Melrose Park man was charged with arson this week after police say he burned down the home he shared with his father.
David Neubauer, 26, was ordered held on $400,000 bail in a hearing Wednesday in the Maywood branch of Cook County Circuit Court,...
| Jul 21, 2009
| 8:30 AM
(WGN-AM)- A 3-year-old boy died Monday in Northwest Suburban Norridge in what police are calling a "tragic accident" after the boy's mother may have accidentally struck him with her car, police said today.
Diego Presa of Melrose Park was pronounced...
| Dec 18, 2009
| 6:01 AM
If improved safety is the goal of red-light cameras, then it is a mission largely unaccomplished for the first crop of area suburbs that raced to install the devices after they became legal in 2006, according to state data.
Accidents rose -- in some...