| Aug 15, 2011
| 12:10 PM
The Illinois Tollway should scale back its proposed 35-cent increase in tolls to a more modest 15-cent increase, tollway Director Bill Morris said today.
The tollway has a balanced budget and enough projected cash flow within its current rate structure...
| Aug 20, 2011
| 12:17 AM
The Illinois Tollway's proposal to nearly double tolls has attracted standing-room-only crowds at public hearings and prompted a show of force by labor unions, contractors and engineers, many of whom stand to benefit from the agency's $12 billion...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 3:52 PM
The Illinois Tollway board today approved a plan that would nearly double tolls to pay for an ambitious $12.1 billion program of expanding and building highways.
Basic I-Pass toll rates will rise from 40 cents to 75 cents, with those who use cash...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 4:13 PM
A Lake Villa man was killed and his 9-year-old daughter critically injured when their motorcycle collided with a car in Lake County on Saturday evening, authorities said.
Justin McBride, 29, was driving his motorcyle north on Illinois Route 59 with his...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 5:40 AM
Recordings of 911 calls are raising the question of whether state Sen. Suzi Schmidt sought to use her political clout to influence Lake County authorities during several domestic disturbances with her husband.
After quarreling with her husband and...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 6:49 AM
Two former high-ranking law enforcement officers in Lake County, Illinois are now teaching police to be "lead homicide investigators," even though both men have been called out for questionable interrogation tactics.
In 1992, Former Waukegan police...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 12:45 PM
Every Valentine's Day for the past seven or eight years, Roseann Szalkowski and Barb McMillan walked into the DuPage County Clerk's office to ask for a marriage license, and every year the answer was the same: no.
Today, promptly at 8 a.m. when the...
| 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...
| 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...