| May 29, 2011
| 7:11 PM
The worst of the heavy thunderstorms have left the Chicago area, but the rain they left behind is resulting in flood warnings throughout northern Illinois.
A flood warning remains in effect for northern Cook, southern Lake, Lee, DuPage, DeKalb,...
| Jan 24, 2011
| 6:21 PM
Days after two Chicago Public School teachers were arrested and charged with stealing public money, Cook County prosecutors today announced criminal charges against five others accused of similar crimes.
The charges are part of an expanding public...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 8:14 PM
An evening of freezing rain is believed responsible for numerous weather-related crashes and spin-outs on Chicago-area roadways.
In one of the crashes, numerous people were taken to area hospitals after a multi-vehicle crash on the inbound lanes of South...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 1:20 PM
The heat advisory for Cook County and other surrounding counties issued this afternoon has been canceled, but it remains in effect for several other counties in northern central Illinois, according to the National Weather Service.
The advisory remains in...
| May 6, 2012
| 11:06 AM
A flash flood watch has been issued for the Chicago area as a slow-moving weather mass brings in thunderstorms that could dump close to three inches of rain and even hail beginning this afternoon and extending overnight, according to meteorologists.
| Nov 5, 2011
CHESTER, Ill. — After serving nearly two decades in prison for a murder they did not commit, brothers James Harden and Jonathan Barr shared their final hours behind bars together Friday.
A day after a Cook County judge vacated the convictions of...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 10:10 AM
By Peter Mandel, illustrated by David Catrow
Roaring Brook, $16.99, ages 4-8
Jackhammer Sam, the title page pictures reveal, lives in New York City, but any sidewalk will do for a child's imagination. "ATTA-RATTA-TATTA-BAM./ D'ya know...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 3:24 PM
"Only the Mountains Do Not Move"
By Jan Reynolds Lee & Low Books, $18.95, ages 10-14
Author Jan Reynolds and her son stayed with the Il Ngwesi tribe of Maasai of Northern Kenya. The Maasai's traditional life has been based on herding cows and goats and...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 5:14 PM
Illinois Tollway officials want to double current toll rates to fund a $12 billion, 15-year capital plan that would see the region’s first new tollway since the opening of the Veterans Memorial Tollway, a new interchange in the south suburbs and the...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 11:44 AM
The Main Township High School North Class with hold their 35 Year reunion on Friday, September 2, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 12:30 PM at Casa Royale Banquets, 783 Lee St./Mannheim Rd Des Plaines, IL 60016. The event will include a four-Course Dinner, Open Bar,...
| Aug 7, 2009
| 6:44 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Two American journalists briefly touched North Korean soil before they were imprisoned for four months in the communist country, according to one of the reporter's sister.
Lisa Ling says her sister Laura Ling and fellow journalist Euna Lee...
| Jun 8, 2009
Two American television journalists today were convicted of a "grave crime" against North Korea and sentenced to 12 years of hard labor, a move that increased mounting tensions between the U.S. and the reclusive Asian state.
Laura Ling and Euna Lee,...