| Aug 24, 2011
| 1:01 PM
A nearly two-month investigation led to charges against a Chicago woman who police say defrauded a Northbrook company out of more than $50,000, authorities said today.
Susan A. Stephens, 48, an employee at Northbrook-based Paramount Staffing, was charged...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 7:52 PM
A few months ago, Saman Jayasekara was shopping online for cheaper car insurance when he came across a new product from Progressive Corp. that offered him the chance to save as much as 30 percent.
But there was a catch. He would have to install a...
| Oct 2, 2011
| 11:38 AM
A suburban man who has been arrested 65 times is accused of assaulting a family member and their 5-week-old and 16-month-old boys, officials said today.
Francisco Tirado, 27, of the 3700 block of Salem Walk in unincorporated Cook County near...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 1:43 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- The Illinois House panel investigating a Chicago lawmaker accused of bribery is holding off on hearings next week because of the potential for more activity in federal court.
The latest developments in the case of Rep. Derrick Smith, D-...
| May 29, 2011
| 7:11 PM
The worst of the heavy thunderstorms have left the Chicago area, but the rain they left behind is resulting in flood warnings throughout northern Illinois.
A flood warning remains in effect for northern Cook, southern Lake, Lee, DuPage, DeKalb,...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 3:17 PM
Two burger chains are making the commute from the suburbs into Chicago city to beef up the city’s burger options.
Meatheads has eight locations in Illinois, including restaurants in Northbrook, Naperville and Schaumburg, and is working on opening a...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 6:42 PM
Thunderstorms rolled into the Chicago area this evening, with more likely later tonight as a wind advisory for the area was cancelled.
At the National Weather Service office in Romeoville, forecasters recorded penny-sized hail about 6:16 p.m., while a...
| Feb 19, 2009
May I suggest the River Trail Nature Center?
A helpful fellow suggested it to me at the recent Wild Things conference on the Chicago area's natural habitats and wildlife. He was one of a number of knowledgeable folks who offered to share their favorite...
| Nov 28, 2006
NEWARK, CALIF. — Hemant Shah is in the business of creating catastrophes.
The computers at Shah's Silicon Valley company, Risk Management Solutions Inc., contain mathematical models of every U.S. disaster from the 1812 earthquake that toppled...
| Apr 8, 2007
An Illinois doughnut mogul forged ties last year to Gov. Rod Blagojevich, through campaign donations and a real-estate deal involving the governor's wife, while seeking to expand his Dunkin' Donuts business into the state's tollway oases, according to a...
| Jul 22, 2010
A highly sensitive blood test may be able to predict whether prostate cancer is cured or is likely to come back, giving doctors an early sign of whether treatments are working, U.S. researchers said.
They said the nanotechnology-based blood test is far...
| Apr 29, 2009
| 2:29 PM
For a long time I've been asked to provide some kind of on-line source for information about Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free foods and cooking. Celiac Disease is in the headlines more and more and the latest statistics indicate that about 1 out of every...