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  • Jazz pianist King Fleming dead at 91

    Walter “King” Fleming, a Chicago jazz pianist who worked professionally since the early 1940s, died Tuesday at the Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno of natural causes at 91, said his son, Kevin Fleming. King Fleming, as everyone in jazz...
  • Returning the favor

    Not long after she came home to find her entire front yard raked by an anonymous Samaritan, Alisa Blanchette buckled her four children into the car and headed toward the McDonald's in Manteno. We're going to do something nice for someone else, she...
  • Returning the favor

    Returning the favor
    Not long after she came home to find her entire front yard raked by an anonymous Samaritan, Alisa Blanchette buckled her four children into the car and headed toward the McDonald's in Manteno. We're going to do something nice for someone else, she told...
  • Less damage than expected--but still a big storm

    Less damage than expected--but still a big storm
    It was promoted as a massive storm system with the potential to drop golf ball-sized hail and produce wind gusts of up to 75 mph. Conditions were ripe for tornadoes, forecasters said. But the thunderstorms that passed over the Chicago area Wednesday...
  • Weather Service: Yes, those were tornadoes

    Weather Service: Yes, those were tornadoes
    The storms that hit northern Illinois and northern Indiana this week spawned two confirmed tornadoes, the National Weather Service has determined. The more powerful of the two tornadoes hit 2-1/2 miles southwest of Shabbona, about 80 miles west of...
  • Mustard mystery lingers

    Mustard mystery lingers
    Q: Growing up in Old Town back in the late 1950s and early 1960s meant numerous trips to the North Avenue beach and Lincoln Park Zoo, among other places, and eating cotton candy and hot dogs. I remember the hot dogs at Café Brauer at the zoo came with...
  • GOP congressmen hold jobs fair in suburbs

    GOP congressmen hold jobs fair in suburbs
    Wheaton construction worker Ted Thilly spent Monday looking for some career stability after finding himself laid off twice in the past two years, most recently three months ago. "I'm getting a little desperate at this point," said Thilly, 55, who added...
  • Illinois' 5 House freshmen face key vote on debt limit

    Illinois' 5 House freshmen face key vote on debt limit
    WASHINGTON — This week’s expected vote on a GOP plan to raise the debt ceiling and cut spending will be the biggest one yet for the huge freshman class that arrived in January, House Republican Bobby Schilling said today. Schilling, who is...
  • Manteno wrestling coach killed in accident while jogging

    Manteno wrestling coach killed in accident while jogging
    A beloved Manteno High School teacher was struck and killed by a car early Tuesday morning while he was jogging on a  Kankakee County road, officials said. Cory Blanchette, 37, who also served as a wrestling coach at the school, was in the southbound...
  • 1 shot in workplace shooting in Manteno

    1 shot in workplace shooting in Manteno
    A male employee in Manteno was shot this afternoon in a company warehouse and police were searching for the gunman who also is believed to be an employee, Kankakee County sheriff's officials said. Officials received a call about the shooting which they...
  • Pot Of Gold Or Pipe Dream?

    Pot Of Gold Or Pipe Dream?
    In about a dozen states, you can smoke a joint if you have cancer or HIV and meet certain conditions, like having a doctor's note. In California, you can light up if you have just about anything — headaches, anxiety, epilepsy — and a...
  • Steve Bertrand

    Steve Bertrand
    Click here for Steve Bertrand on Books. Steve has been keeping WGN listeners up to date since he joined the station in 1985. His first awards came for his coverage of the death of Mayor Harold Washington. He has since won several others for anchoring and...