| Jun 8, 2011
| 4:34 PM
After caring for her ailing mom for 10 years while working full time and raising kids, Bonnie Osborne realized how much she could have used …...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 4:34 PM
A Frankfort teen killed in an Orland Park car crash Friday would have had her 18th birthday Thursday. Julie Gorczynski, who graduated from Lincoln Way …...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 7:56 PM
Donations are being collected for the funeral costs of the mother and two teens killed by their father in their Robbins home on February 2.
A fund established by Shepard High School Principal Josh Barron and the Village Board of Robbins will also go...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Since Joe Smalzer graduated a year before Marist High School's boys volleyball team won the Illinois High School Association state championship, he's now trying to help his Loyola University team win a national championship..
From Palos Heights, Smalzer...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:44 AM
A 19-year-old high school student threatened to kill his classmate on Facebook last week and later told authorities he had been planning to do so for a year, Cook County prosecutors said Sunday.
Thomas Braasch, of southwest suburban Worth, told...
| Jul 19, 2009
Summer is about to reach its zenith. While you've been out firing up the grill, perhaps you've been admiring your private oasis.
Or maybe not so much.
No matter what state your landscape is in, summer offers an opportune time to cast a critical eye...
| May 20, 2009
(WGN-AM)- One person died and three people were taken to area hospitals with serious injuries following a three-vehicle crash on Illinois Highway 83 near Palos Park, a fire official said.
The crash, which happened about 8:20 a.m. about a half-mile west...
| Jul 30, 2010
On a recent sweltering day, the Aquatic Park in Alsip was packed with kids and adults splashing in the pool and soaking up the sun.
The inviting oasis, which includes the outdoor pool, mushroom fountain for youngsters, playground and tanning hill, is...
| Aug 20, 2010
Our six-part series on Chicago's neighborhoods and suburbs concludes with a salute to the southland.
1/ Thornton goes way back. An 1840 map of the area shows Chicago, "Napierville" (Naperville), "Juliet" (Joliet) – and Thornton. And the nearby...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 3:54 PM
A body pulled out of a retention pond in Palos Heights Tuesday morning lived on the same block as the pond, officials said.
The Cook County medical examiner's office identified the deceased as Patrick Altman, 36, of the 6100 block of Princeton, officials...
| Jun 11, 2011
| 5:25 PM
A traffic crash killed a 17-year-old girl and injured another in southwest suburban Orland Park late Friday, officials said.
Julie Gorczynski, 17, of the 7900 block of Frankfort Square Drive in Frankfort, was pronounced dead at 11:05 p.m. at Palos...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 11:35 AM
A 29-year-old Grand Rapids police officer died Saturday night after suffering a heart attack while jogging.
Officer Andrew Rusticus suffered a heart attack while jogging near his residence in Dorr while training for an upcoming physical agility test...