| Apr 29, 2012
An unusually large number of Illinois public high school students — at least 1 out of 10 juniors — received extra time or other help to boost their scores on the ACT, including high achievers at some of the state's elite schools.
| Oct 1, 2010
| 4:32 PM
The poet Robert Frost famously defined home as âthe place where, when you have to go there. They have to take you in.â Gov. Pat Quinn suggested another definition Wednesday during a post-debate news conference when reporters pressed him on......
| May 12, 2011
| 4:36 PM
A teenager who allegedly ranked females in a list on Facebook by their physical appearance has been arrested, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune. The 17-year-old, whose name isn't being released because he's a minor, is a former student of Oak...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 9:05 AM
WASHINGTON—Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois has given the White House the names of four Chicago area lawyers he would like to see appointed to the federal court bench in Chicago, the senator’s office said Wednesday.
There now are three...
| Apr 5, 2011
Today on WGN Morning News we played the 'Playboy Playmate Challenge' with Crystal McCahill!
Crystal was Playboy`s Miss May 2009. She was born in River Forest, IL and currently lives with other Playmates at the Bunny House, across the street from the...
| 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...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 5:14 PM
A judge set a $50 million cash bail today for a River Forest man accused of sexually abusing two children for more than a decade.
Robert Gaskill, 63, was arrested Thursday by memers of the River Forest police and the West Suburban Enhanced Drug and...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 7:48 AM
On the surface, the Cook County Forest Preserve District seems like the perfect place to zipline. Or climb up a rope course. Or sled down a hill. After all, it has 68,000 acres of (mostly) natural forests, fields and rivers from which to embark on such...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 7:58 AM
Your ears are in for a treat at the Illinois Storytelling Festival, Saturday September 24th at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. Tellers from many cultures will share their talents with family audiences in the afternoon & adult audiences...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 700 Bonnie Brae, River Forest, Illinois
Children and families on the 700 block of Bonnie Brae in River Forest will host the 11th annual LemonAid, a Kids Helping Kids 9/11 charity fundraiser. The...
| Aug 9, 2009
Welcome to the
Neighborhood: Gangster Homes in Oak Park and River Forest
So you want to know how gangsters used to live? Join John Binder, a mob historian and author of "The Chicago Outfit," as he leads this two-hour trolley tour through...
| Jul 15, 2009
When Schaumburg and RedSpeed Illinois announced their intention to install red-light cameras in the village last September, both parties hoped it would be a long-term commitment -- producing safer intersections, with an added bonus of much-needed money....