| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:44 AM
Winnetka venture capitalist Bruce Rauner has jumped out to a big lead in the Republican race for governor after spending millions of dollars on television ads to introduce himself to Illinois voters, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll found.
The survey showed...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:59 PM
The following items were taken from police reports.
Files were reported stolen from a home in the 1200 block of Illinois on Jan. 21.
Tires were reported slashed on a vehicle parked in the 1400 block Elmwood on Feb. 12
Two parents got into...
| Jan 30, 2014
At first glance, the exuberant pack of New Trier High School students queued up on a recent January morning appeared to be anticipating a coveted prize — perhaps a pair of Imagine Dragons concert tickets, or at the very least, a free pizza.
| Mar 1, 2014
| 10:09 AM
After four years of planning and tweaking, the Winnetka Village Council has created an administrative adjudication process which should make it a lot easier for people who want to fight parking tickets or citations for minor offenses in Winnetka.
| Feb 17, 2014
| 5:46 AM
Heading into next month's primary election, Republicans in Illinois are more unified on pocketbook concerns but remain divided on social issues — a split accentuated along geographic and ideological lines.
Republicans don't agree on same-sex...
| Mar 5, 2014
Standing amid a few dozen supporters inside an Italian restaurant in Downers Grove on a recent Thursday night, Dan Rutherford drew an analogy to explain the setbacks in his bid for governor.
"Do you all know what a manatee is?" asked Rutherford, an avid...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 6:31 PM
The Illinois Republican governor’s race is tightening, with Bruce Rauner leading and Kirk Dillard surging as the candidates head into the final days of the campaign trying to peel away support from rivals and recruit undecided voters into their...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:26 PM
When Naperville and Batavia bought shares of a new coal-fired power plant, Linda Sommer was one of the few people in the two suburbs who challenged the idea that it would guarantee cheap, reliable electricity for years to come.
Seven years later, the...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 4:12 PM
A union-backed political action committee that had run a month of television campaign ads critical of Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner said Tuesday it was ending its TV blitz against the front-runner.
But several of the public unions involved...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:23 PM
A disturbing number of Illinois school districts are in poor to dire financial shape, with 121 getting low or dismal ratings in the state’s annual financial report card for schools.
That’s more than double the number of districts in the...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Officials at New Trier Township High School District 203 have named the Chicago-area firm Wight & Company as the winner of the district's recent design competition that garnered proposals for a potential $100 million renovation of the Winnetka campus....
| Nov 5, 2013
| 7:54 AM
Ann-Margret was 16 when she and a girlfriend from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Ill., first arrived in Fort Lauderdale.
“Mother and Daddy told me I could invite a friend, Holly Silvano, and Daddy drove us all down,” the movie star...