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  • Business bankruptcies ebb, but coming wave expected

    Business bankruptcies ebb, but coming wave expected
    Twenty-five U.S. public companies with a combined $56 billion in assets had filed for Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcies through May 26, compared with 33 with $21 billion in assets in the same period last year. Skewing the latest numbers was the...
  • Distracted Driving Campaign Targets 'Big Fat Myth' of Hands-Free Safety

     
    Safety advocates want motorists to pay attention to the dangers of distracted driving. As April is designated Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the century-old Itasca, Ill.-based National Safety Council has released a new poll showing that 80 percent of...
  • Hands-free devices as distracting as cellphones: NSC

    Hands-free devices as distracting as cellphones: NSC
    Safety advocates want motorists to pay attention to the dangers of distracted driving. As April is designated Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the century-old Itasca, Ill.-based National Safety Council has released a new poll showing that 80 percent of...
  • Missing 93-year-old woman found safe

    Missing 93-year-old woman found safe
    Update: A 93-year-old Park Ridge woman last heard from Tuesday afternoon was found safe this evening in Itasca, police said. Florence Brantman spoke with her family over the phone a little before 1 p.m. Tuesday to say she was heading to renew her...
  • State offers more than $20M to keep Gallagher in Illinois

    State offers more than $20M to keep Gallagher in Illinois
    Illinois has pledged more than $20 million in incentives to an insurance brokerage firm that was considering moving its headquarters out of the state, according to the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.   In exchange for the incentives,...
  • Community spirit deep-rooted in Itasca

    Community spirit deep-rooted in Itasca
    Traffic races by on Interstate Highway 290 and the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway, while airplanes from O'Hare International Airport soar overhead. Tucked away from the bustle is Itasca, a remarkably secluded and low-key western suburb with residents going about...
  • Distraught woman jumps off I-290 overpass

    Distraught woman jumps off I-290 overpass
    A woman is at a hospital this afternoon, in “bad shape” after jumping off an overpass and landing on westbound I-290 near Itasca, according to State Police.   The first responding trooper found the 34-year-old woman, who was able to talk after...
  • When writing about a lovely like Chicago, it's important to keep it real

    When writing about a lovely like Chicago, it's important to keep it real
    This time, Steve Bartman comes to the rescue. For the first half-hour of Theatre Seven's "We Live Here," an original, ensemble-driven, multiauthor homage to the quintessence of the city of Chicago, the show flails around. The early pieces feel...
  • DUI charge filed against man who hit locomotive

    DUI charge filed against man who hit locomotive
    Bond was set at $500,000 today for a Carol Stream man accused of driving drunk when he drove his pickup truck into a freight train locomotive a week ago in Itasca, causing the death of a passenger in his car. Jeffrey S. Fisher, 39, of the 700 block of...
  • Embattled DuPage water panel picks treasurer

    The DuPage Water Commission's board has hired retired DuPage County Auditor Jim Rasins as the agency's treasurer and agreed to restart talks with three finalists who interviewed last year to be the commission's general manager. Commissioners have said...
  • Man pleads guilty in death of girlfriend in train-car crash

    Man pleads guilty in death of girlfriend in train-car crash
    A Carol Stream man who drove his pickup into a freight train locomotive, killing his girlfriend, pleaded guilty today to aggravated driving under the influence. In a plea deal with DuPage County prosecutors, Jeffrey S. Fisher, 40, admitted to being under...
  • State police: Man hit by car running from police

    State police: Man hit by car running from police
    A Chicago man was hit by a car after running from Illinois State Police during a traffic stop in Itasca Saturday. Marvin Estes, 33, is being held for resisting a peace officer and for three outstanding warrants, but police couldn't say what he was wanted...