| Jan 7, 2014
With Winnetka officials expected to hire a firm this month to design a tunnel under Willow Road to discharge stormwater into Lake Michigan, three environmental advocacy organizations recently have expressed concerns that the $34.4 million project might...
| 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.
| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:32 PM
This is going to rattle some dishes: 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......
| Dec 21, 2013
| 10:50 AM
The Cook County Republican Party, beset by a lack of money, internal feuding and a long losing streak, has endorsed wealthy Winnetka businessman Bruce Rauner for governor in the March primary election.
But the impact of the county GOP backing, announced...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Wednesday's print column "There's nothin' to apologize for that. There's nothin' wrong with it. And I would do it again and again." — Bruce Rauner on Sweetnessgate Let's unpack this quote, shall we? Rauner, the ultrarich equity investor who is......
| Aug 30, 2012
The Winnetka beach is a teal-colored sheet of glass, sailboats gliding along the horizon. The shimmering water is 73 degrees, and the lifeguard's ponytail dances in a summer breeze.
Meredith Lovell's three children dash into the water with their friends...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Keith Cozart, better known as rapper Chief Keef, is in the news again. This time for following the law.
Cozart paid $531 Monday to settle a speeding ticket he got after he was clocked going 110 mph behind the wheel of a BMW at Winnetka Road on the Edens...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Why should Illinois release Renaldo Hudson? After all, he committed a ghastly, unprovoked murder — stabbed a 72-year-old man some 60 times then set his victim's bed on fire to try to cover his tracks — and was on death......
| Sep 5, 2012
| 5:20 AM
A cougar may have been sighted near the Skokie River in Winnetka,following similar reports earlier this summer on the North Shore, police say.
The animal was spotted at 8:30 p.m. Monday in the 1300 block of Willow Road, near the village’s public...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 10:31 AM
Police in north suburban Winnetka are investigating a possible cougar sighting near the Erickson Forest Preserve.
The unconfirmed sighting Monday night near the 1300 Block of Willow Road follows reliable reports of a cougar in suburban Glencoe just a...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 3:39 PM
A large cat-like animal was reportedly seen near a residential area in Schaumburg, police said today, similar to recent reports of cougar sightings in some North Shore suburbs.
A person who called Schaumburg police today said he was driving about 8:30 p....
| Mar 10, 2012
| 5:00 AM
A couple of homes that have a place in cinematic history have been on the market lately.
The Italian estate featured in the 2003 film "Under the Tuscan Sun" is for sale at about $12.531 million U.S. Newly renovated and furnished, the gated and walled...