| Aug 29, 2012
| 11:47 AM
Today is moving day for 18 smooth green snakes hatched and reared at Lincoln Park Zoo that are being relocated to a Lake County Forest Preserve.
The tiny, jewel-colored snakes are listed as an Illinois Species in Greatest Need of Conservation, and...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 11:22 AM
On tonight's WGN News at Five, I'm taking my annual trip to the Lake County Fair in Grayslake.
We sat in on a "pig wing" eating contest (pigs DO fly, apparently) and met a now-famous heifer in the livestock area.
The fair is one of my favorite events to...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 2:37 PM
A submarine under construction will be named the USS Illinois, the Secretary of the Navy announced today.
One of five Virginia-class attack submarines being built in Newport News, Va., the USS Illinois would be the second ship named after the state,...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 5:37 AM
Longtime Arlington Park horse jockey Eusebio "Eddie" Razo Jr. was found dead in a garage fire in Long Grove, according to his family.
Lake County authorities said the body was burned beyond recognition and declined to confirm the victim's identity...
| Jun 25, 2009
Searching for a beautiful and fragile natural habitat for a nice eco-tourism jaunt? If you can't make it to a rain forest, consider the ravines of the North Shore.
A defining geological feature of the north suburban lakefront, the ravines do far more...
| Jul 11, 2008
The family of a Waukegan woman fatally stabbed last week in Lincolnshire filed a lawsuit Thursday against the City of Waukegan for allegedly not protecting her from her estranged husband despite her pleas to local police.
Also on Thursday, Clarence...
| Feb 25, 2009
Ryan LeVin basked in the South Florida lifestyle.
The scion of a wealthy Chicago-area family, he lived in an oceanfront condo owned by his parents and drove around Ft. Lauderdale in a Porsche 911 Turbo valued at more than $120,000. No longer employed...
| Oct 28, 2009
Half of Illinois' best nursing homes -- those rated four or five stars by the federal government -- have been cited at least once since 2001 for misusing psychotropic drugs, and some violations involved injuries and deaths, the Tribune has found.
| Nov 5, 2009
You have to love the sidewalks.
They are neatly laid out in right angles, a conventional concrete grid that would fit in perfectly in the most cookie cutter of suburban subdivisions.Except that there is no subdivision.
The sidewalks stretch out into...
| Apr 6, 2008
After we published "Alternate ZIPs," describing some less-well-known but robust neighborhoods and suburbs (Real Estate, Jan. 20), it was our readers' turn.
They offered lively descriptions of their areas—their alternate ZIPs as it were. North,...
| Jan 21, 2010
Residents of the northern suburbs don't have to travel to downtown Chicago or move to a far-flung location to attend top Illinois colleges and universities, thanks to the University Center of Lake County.
As a consortium of institutions, the University...
| Aug 11, 2010
More than 135 cooking schools offer classes for home cooks to culinary professionals at venues across the city and suburbs. Some instructors will even come to your home to teach you and your friends the basics.
What's new? The College of DuPage is...