| Apr 29, 2012
| 6:03 AM
One man died and another man was wounded this morning in a West Side shooting incident that Chicago police investigators are still trying to make sense of.
Both men were brought by friends to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park at about 3:20 a.m....
| May 14, 2012
| 5:12 PM
The U.S. Senate today voted 86-1 to confirm Chicago lawyer and former federal prosecutor John J. “Jay” Tharp Jr. to a vacant judgeship on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Tharp, 51, becomes the fifth federal...
| May 16, 2012
| 6:27 AM
Paralyzed from the waist down, 16-year-old Mary Kate Callahan relies solely on upper-body strength to power through the water in the 200-meter freestyle, her favorite race.
Accustomed to overcoming obstacles, Callahan is now fighting for the chance to...
| May 16, 2012
| 6:58 AM
A high school swimmer from La Grange is suing for the right to compete in the state finals in November.
Mary Kate Callahan swims without the use of her legs. She's still very fast, but the Illinois High School Association says it has no provision to...
| May 23, 2012
The 20 or so Percy Julian Middle School students seated in a half-moon around the governor Tuesday couldn't fully understand the financial crisis facing Illinois.
At one point, an eighth-grader asked, "What's a pension?"
He'll find out soon enough....
| Aug 26, 2012
| 10:45 AM
An Oak Park man died after being hit by a car this morning in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.
At 7:55 a.m. a 2004 Chevrolet Impala was northbound on Pulaski Road when the victim ran into the street at Congress Parkway and was struck by the car, said...
| Aug 29, 2012
Owners of backyard chickens are quick to rattle off the pros of keeping live poultry at home: a regular supply of tastier, healthier eggs, hours of entertainment watching the antics of friendly hens and a chance to experience a seemingly lost way of life....
| Sep 5, 2012
| 7:12 PM
A man and woman who were found shot to death in a Sycamore hospital room this week had been together 30 years and were “true soulmates,” according to the owner of the mobile home community in north-central Illinois where the couple lived....
| May 29, 2012
| 3:50 PM
Acura: Tent W
After Hours Press: Table 239
Agate Publishing: Tent T
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community: Tent EE
A.J. Scudiere: Tent FF
A La Card Chicago: Table 128...
| May 31, 2012
| 2:13 PM
SPRINGFIELD — State limits on campaign donations to candidates would be lifted if wealthy super political action committees pour money into legislative or statewide political races under a measure the Senate put on the governor's desk today....
| Jun 7, 2012
| 5:34 PM
Southern Illinois senior Jeneva McCall of Dolton won her third NCAA throws title Thursday, taking the hammer in the championship meet at Des Moines, Iowa.
McCall, a Thornridge grad, had the two longest throws of the competition, with a winner of 225...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 6:18 AM
People in Oak Park heard from the Illinois Department of Transportation Monday night about possible changes to the Eisenhower Expressway.
At issue, widening the highway from three to four lanes, and shifting the left-lane access to the expressway at...