| Jun 10, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Should my older son be paying phone taxes in his new home state of California? This question occurred to me recently when legislation passed in the General Assembly to allow Chicago to increase its monthly 911 surcharge to $3.90 per......
| Jun 13, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Advocates trying to change how Illinois political maps are drawn began the arduous process today of trying to prove they have enough signatures to get a constitutional amendment placed on the ballot this November.
The hearing officer for the Illinois...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:13 PM
There’s no good place to get a speeding ticket, but where an Illinois driver lives factors into how much more vehicle insurance will cost for up to five years after a conviction, according to a new study released Monday.
A first violation...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:25 AM
From headline-grabbing studies to prime-time TV, autism has entered mainstream conversation like never before.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that autism rates rose nearly 30 percent from 2008 to 2010. The condition...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 2:28 PM
The following items were taken from police reports:
A suitcase with clothing was stolen from near the front door of a residence in the 1500 block of Central on May 28.
An elderly man in the 300 block of Ridge agreed May 29 to allow police to have a...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 4:20 PM
A public hearing on a proposed housing development that would take up part of a golf course in unincorporated Northbrook was postponed Wednesday afternoon after a crowd of about 300 filled the Northbrook Village Hall beyond capacity.
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:43 PM
After being closed for almost two years, the roadway under the Union Pacific Railroad bridge on Shermer Road near the Glenview-Northbrook border officially reopened this morning, according to Glenview officials.
The road closed down after a train...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 2:13 PM
A proposal for a Dunkin' Donuts drive-through in Glenview is drawing opposition from nearby residents who say they are concerned about congestion in the area.
The Dunkin' Donuts would occupy an existing building at 1945 Willow Road just east of the...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:03 AM
A cancer patient who shopped at a Northbrook Trader Joe’s is suing the grocer and one its suppliers, saying it sold him tainted food that was later recalled and caused a bacterial infection.
Vladimir Sokhatskiy alleges in the lawsuit filed...
| May 14, 2014
| 5:54 PM
SPRINGFIELD — State workers and retirees can breathe a sigh of relief — at least for a while — after a judge on Wednesday delayed the start of a far-reaching overhaul of their pensions until it can be determined whether the measure...
| May 22, 2014
| 10:12 AM
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House voted down a bill today that would have given people a chance to drive with a highly restricted permit after getting convicted four times of driving under the influence or alcohol or drugs.
The measure, sponsored by...
| May 15, 2014
| 9:51 AM
Northbrook trustees recently approved contributing about $4.9 million in public funds toward a mixed-use project on the eastern side of Northbrook.
Officials passed a series of resolutions and ordinances during a Tuesday night meeting, spearheading a...