| Nov 6, 2012
| 11:37 PM
Democrats boosted their already strong majorities in the state House and Senate on Tuesday, taking advantage of new legislative boundaries they drew over the protests of frustrated Republicans.
House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 5:30 AM
Hours after Highland Park’s mayor harshly criticized prosecutors for delays, authorities announced Wednesday that a misdemeanor DUI charge had been filed against an 18-year-old woman in the death of a 5-year-old-girl walking on a sidewalk with her...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 9:23 AM
Calling it a tragic case of "needless, senseless violence," a Lake County judge on Thursday sentenced a former day care worker to 31 years in prison for killing a Deerfield toddler in her care.
Melissa Calusinski, 25, of Carpentersville, maintained...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 8:12 AM
If you're looking to add the freshest fruits, vegetables, baked goods, cheeses and flowers to your dinner table, look no further than in your own backyard. Don't see a farmers market near your town listed below?
Check out the Illinois Department of...
| Sep 29, 2010
The Food and Drug Administration has warned three companies that market mouth-rinse products to stop making unsupported claims that they remove plaque and promote healthy gums.
The claims suggest the products, which are used by millions of Americans...
| Feb 22, 2011
Some call it the Deer Camp microwave, a reference to its—shall we say?—rustic charm.
The 1980 Kenmore Solid State boasts a faux wood exterior and an unlikely but inspiring list of cooking options (braise, simmer, roast, sauté) on the front...
| Oct 7, 2011
A new resume search claims more than 42,000 job hunters in Chicago.
Indeed.com launched its open resume search Sept. 14, but the site has been taking resume uploads since February, including imported LinkedIn profiles.
For now, the search at indeed.com/...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 12:46 PM
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Abigail's American Bistro
493 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park, 847-849-1009
Abigail's surrounds diners with a sophisticated setting of soothing earth tones with splashes of color and a menu of...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 10:22 AM
Drugstore chain Walgreen Co.’s deal Tuesday with European pharmaceutical, health and beauty giant Alliance Boots is one best described with words such as “largest,” “biggest” and “most.”
Walgreens, the biggest U....
| Jul 21, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Today, Walgreens announced plans to install 800 electric-vehicle charging stations at its drugstores by the end of 2011. We have not heard of any other retail chain making this kind of commitment on this timetable. (Please correct us in the......
| Jun 21, 2011
| 9:25 PM
A powerful series of storms cut through the Chicago area from southwest to northeast this evening, bringing funnel clouds and wind gusts of up to 81 mph, downing trees, sparking fires and knocking out electricity to thousands of Commonwealth Edison...
| Nov 12, 2010
Eight of 10 public high school juniors in Illinois weren't considered ready for college classes in all subjects based on ACT testing last spring -- and many students missed the mark even at posh suburban Chicago schools that graduate some of the state's...