| Feb 7, 2014
| 11:57 AM
It's a night of design, dining, culture and craft at the second of Wicker Park Bucktown's Orange Dot First Fridays. From 5 to 10 p.m. tonight, there's plenty to keep browsers busy. With 32 events—20 inside of the Flat Iron building—expect...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 6:49 AM
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,...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Advocate Medical Group, already under federal and state investigation after the theft of computers containing personal information on millions of people, is now facing a class-action lawsuit from patients who say the Downers Grove-based physician group...
| Nov 7, 2012
For the first two weeks of Jayden Adams' life, the little boy, born 10 weeks premature at Advocate Lutheran General Children's Hospital, was nourished with donated human breast milk.
Now six weeks old and thriving, Jayden's mother, Mandy, who lost...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:23 PM
Shortly after Matt Ancona started running to lose weight, his competitive nature kicked in. He ran a marathon, then a triathlon, and within three years he had completed an Ironman triathlon. Hoping to get faster, he sometimes trained for 20 to 25 hours...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 2:45 PM
Authorities are investigating the death of a 9-month-old girl this week after she was found injured at her Elgin home and her brother was taken into state custody as officials probe abuse and neglect allegations against their parents.
| Nov 9, 2012
| 10:44 AM
An emergency medical technician has been charged with the hit-and-run death of a Park Ridge man near the Axehead Lake Forest Preserve in the north suburbs.
Police say Kristian Hernandez, 36, was driving a black Dodge Challenger on Touhy Avenue in...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 7:57 PM
A 53-year-old Park Ridge man was found dead this evening near a Cook County forest preserve after being being struck by a hit and run driver in Des Plaines, officials said.
Ronald Bougan of the 00 to 100 block of North Northwest Highway was found at...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 2:39 PM
In hopes of finding its driver, Cook County sheriff’s police have released a photo of a car similar to the one that struck and fatally wounded a 53-year-old Park Ridge man in Maine Township Monday.
Ronald Bougan was struck by a black Dodge...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 2:07 PM
A 100-year-old Wilmette woman described by co-workers at the Wilmette Public Library as an "exceptional human being" died from carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation after a fire at her home, an autopsy today found.
Opal Reifenberg died of...
| May 23, 2013
| 5:10 AM
A 30-year-old man died in a collision between a motorcycle and a car in Palatine, authorities said.
Husham Hussain, of the 200 block of North Wilke Road in Palatine, was pronounced dead around 10:35 p.m. Wednesday at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Sixteen people were taken to area hospitals after a six-vehicle crash including a semi-truck happened on I-94 outside of Gurnee, police said.
All lanes were reopened by 2:45 p.m. on Interstate 94 near Grand Avenue after several lanes were shut down as...