| 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....
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 7:50 AM
Summer Family Fun in Chicago
Young Eagles Program – Free Airplane Rides for Kids
Young Eagles is a FREE program offered by the EAA (the Experimental Aircraft Association is a community of enthusiasts who fly, build and restore recreational...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 6:30 AM
Vandals targeted a Catholic Church in Oak Park, splattering red paint on the doors and a sign. It happened early Tuesday morning.
Someone threw buckets of red paint on the doors, and a sign in front of the Ascension Catholic Church at 808 East Avenue....
| Jun 20, 2012
| 9:26 PM
NORMAL, Illinois (June 20, 2012) – WGN Radio took top honors at the 2012 Illinois Broadcasters Association (IBA) Silver Dome Awards, held June 20 in Normal. For the fifth year in a row, the IBA recognized WGN Radio as the Chicago Market Station of...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 7:42 PM
BEAVERTON, Ore. – It was a rare day for U.S. hammer throwers, often left to feel their event is a ball-and-chain around a track meet.
For reasons both logistical and promotional, the U.S. Olympic Trials hammer throw took place Thursday at Ronaldo...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 12:41 AM
Authorities arrested three people after a West Side shooting led to a miles-long chase on the Eisenhower Expressway that ended near the city border with west suburban Oak Park, police said this morning.
The shooting, which occurred during an attempted...