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  • Ford Mustang turns 50 with no hint of mid-life crisis

    Ford Mustang turns 50 with no hint of mid-life crisis
    (Reuters) - April 17, 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the first Ford Mustang. The anniversary evokes a long-ago day when new cars could generate as much excitement, at least in America, as new iPads. The car caused a sensation, even though it wasn't a...
  • Demonstrators again press for U of C trauma center

    Demonstrators again press for U of C trauma center
    Upset that there is no trauma center that serves adults on the South Side, demonstrators are pressing again this week for the University of Chicago to reopen the unit it closed in 1988. The protesters, some of them clergy members, say it's incongruous for...
  • Glenview woman dies after car crash

    Glenview woman dies after car crash
    An 84-year-old woman died Tuesday after she was hit by a car near her Glenview home, authorities said. Ulla Sjoholm, 84, of the 2500 block of Golf Road in the north suburb, was pronounced dead Tuesday morning at 6:52 a.m. at Advocate Lutheran General...
  • Park Ridge native Jean McCabe lived life of service

    Park Ridge native Jean McCabe lived life of service
    Growing up in their Park Ridge home, Jean McCabe's daughters said their mother would often tell them, "For those who have much, much is expected." It was that one simple principle, her daughters said, that shaped a lifetime spent in service of others....
  • Glenview, Northbrook police blotter: Jan. 28

    Glenview, Northbrook police blotter: Jan. 28
    The following items were taken from police reports: Glenview A 43-year-old Wheeling woman was arrested on the 2600 block of Willow Road on Jan. 21 for not having a valid driver's license and failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident. A 26-year-...
  • Cops: Chicago bicyclist dies after 'minor' crash in Niles

    Cops: Chicago bicyclist dies after 'minor' crash in Niles
    A 72-year-old bicyclist died this morning after he was struck by a vehicle in a "minor accident" in north suburban Niles, officials said. Stanley Lorkiewicz of the 7500 block of North Octavia Avenue was riding his bicycle in 7700 block of North...
  • Niles woman dies after being hit by car near Glenview

    Niles woman dies after being hit by car near Glenview
    A 65-year-old Niles woman died Friday morning after being struck by a car while walking in unincorporated Glenview, authorities said. Janina Kasperek, of the 8500 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, was pronounced dead just before noon Friday at Advocate...
  • Missing 93-year-old woman found safe

    Missing 93-year-old woman found safe
    Update: A 93-year-old Park Ridge woman last heard from Tuesday afternoon was found safe this evening in Itasca, police said. Florence Brantman spoke with her family over the phone a little before 1 p.m. Tuesday to say she was heading to renew her...
  • Russ Reid dies at 82; creator of pioneering World Vision infomercials

    Russ Reid dies at 82; creator of pioneering World Vision infomercials
    There was a time when Christian charities would raise money by showing films of their good works in church basements. Then Russ Reid, a marketing man who specialized in religious groups, came up with a bold plan for World Vision, a client that sought to...
  • Man who threw mom over railing gets 40 years for murder

    Man who threw mom over railing gets 40 years for murder
    A Park Ridge man was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the first-degree murder of his 77-year-old mother, whom he threw over a railing into the basement of her retirement home in 2006 during a disagreement over a will. Wayne Weinke Jr., 58, was...
  • Niles police 10th in Special Olympics fundraising

    Niles police 10th in Special Olympics fundraising
    It may not be gold in Sochi Games, but the Niles Police Department is celebrating a top-10 finish in Special Olympics fundraising. The near northwest suburban police department ranked 10th in fundraising for the 2013 Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run,...
  • Cops: Teen driver had drugs in system when woman killed by car

    Cops: Teen driver had drugs in system when woman killed by car
    A Des Plaines-area teenager had drugs in his system when the vehicle he was driving hit and killed a 65-year-old Niles woman last week, authorities said. Dustin Aranda, 18, was charged Thursday with aggravated driving under the influence causing death,...