| Apr 13, 2014
Charter school myths
The history of education in this country reveals that parents have had two primary options for educating their children: either send their children to public schools or send them to private schools. Most of those who could afford...
| Apr 14, 2014
It's lawn-care combat season again, and I recently experienced the first noise attack.
I find it offensive to step outside my door and have the peace of the neighborhood drowned out by the obnoxiously loud whine of a leaf blower....
| Apr 7, 2014
| 9:53 AM
Buddy the pit bull's owner was fined $250 during an administrative hearing in Tinley Park over a dog attack in February that Cook County officials described as a "blood bath."
Tinley Park police ticketed Furever Rescue owner Shannon Smith after Buddy bit...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Illinois' disclosure laws are on the books to force public officials to report many potential conflicts of interest, and Tinley Park boasts even stricter ethics rules than the state.
But the public received no disclosure during the many years that a...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 1:50 PM
A former Tinley Park High School teacher was again arrested and charged with criminal sexual assault and accused of having sex with a female student, Orland Park police said Thursday.
Orland Park police arrested Ryan Dolan, 29, of Tinley Park, on...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 11:03 AM
Tinley Park's village engineer says the Illinois Department of Transportation's pending lighting upgrade at Oak Park Avenue's southern gateway won't stop that intersection's eventual transformation into a roundabout.
"The roundabout is three years...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 1:18 PM
When Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills opened its new 113,000-square-foot, $35 million Health, Fitness and Recreation Center, 84-year-old Don Aulwurm was waiting at 5:30 a.m. to be the first user.
He and many others followed during the...
| Mar 19, 2014
In the eyes of the law, Buddy the pit bull is potentially vicious. To his supporters, the 7-year-old canine is a good dog who should be allowed to come home.
The pit bull is being held by Cook County officials after a Feb. 21 incident where the dog...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Business news in the south suburbs.
Dots, a national women's fashion discount retailer, has started going-out-of-business sales at all 360 of its stores, including eight in the south suburbs.
Customers holding gift cards can use them...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Folks over at Farm Bureau Live amphitheater in Virginia Beach are having a metallic Monday. A pair of shows announced today both feature two legendarily loud acts. Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden will blast Aug. 5 while Kiss and Def Leppard will strut...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 4:30 PM
'90s grunge is alive and well.
Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden have announced a summer co-headlining tour, including support from Death Grips on most dates. It comes at a fitting time, as the 20th anniversary for both NIN's "The Downward Spiral" and...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 10:00 PM
TribLocal readers have spoken! Now it's time to vote.
You nominated local high school athletes for TribLocal Readers' Athlete of the Month March challenge. Now the game is going to heat up, because polls are open! You may vote once every 24 hours through...