| May 4, 2011
Betty A. Smith had become accustomed to holding a tissue over her mouth to combat the secondhand smoke that would infiltrate her apartment.
After years of raising concerns, the 83-year-old lung cancer survivor and former smoker has literally found...
| Jul 27, 2011
Somewhere between Skull Island and the Crazy Horse Saloon, I lost her. There I was in the blistering sun of a Texas summer, a 7-year-old in rumpled shorts and a pixie haircut, suddenly missing a sister 12 years my senior.
I remember feeling afraid, but I...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 9:02 AM
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. - Given the well-grounded corporate nervousness of those in the leisure industry about being associated with any particular religious belief, it's unusual to approach a roller coaster and be greeted by a Bible verse.
| Aug 19, 2011
| 4:23 PM
Musikfest can now officially say it saw one of the last three concerts in Miranda Cosgrove’s tour this year. Cosgrove announced on her website this morning that all other dates on her Dancing Crazy Summer Tour have been canceled because......
| Mar 9, 2011
| 1:15 PM
A Lake County Forest Preserve District police officer was injured and had to be extricated from his squad car when it collided with a pickup truck at Washington Street and U.S. Route 45 in Gurnee Wednesday morning, officials said.
The officer was...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 5:27 AM
Icy conditions led to numerous accidents in Lake County this morning, officials said.
A dispatcher for the Lake County Sheriff's Department said police were forced to shut down southbound lanes of Illinois Highway 83 between U.S. Route 45 and Illinois...
| Apr 3, 2011
| 9:48 PM
Charlie Sheen's life has been lived, at times, as if he were starring in his own reality show, part "Celebrity Rehab," part "Cribs," part "Howard Stern Show," part "The Girls Next Door."
If we accept that premise, then Sunday at the Chicago Theatre was...
| Nov 1, 2010
| 6:02 AM
DETROIT -- Pontiac, whose muscle cars drag-raced down boulevards, parked at drive-ins and roared across movie screens, is going out of business on Sunday.
The 84-year-old brand, moribund since General Motors decided to kill it last year as it collapsed...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 1:28 PM
Lake County sheriff’s deputies negotiated a peaceful resolution with a suicidal man who brandished a gun outside his parents’ home near Gurnee this morning, officials said.
No one was injured during the incident, which began at about 10:20 a....
| Jul 11, 2012
| 5:13 PM
Bail was set at $25,000 today for a man charged with possessing Ecstasy after a traffic stop in Gurnee.
Arnie Estrella, 21, of the 13000 block of West Yorkshire Lane in Beach Park, was pulled over about 7 p.m. Tuesday at Milwaukee and Grand Avenues in...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 8:57 AM
Macy's will soon be closing its Bloomingdales home and furniture store in Oakbrook but its also planning to open a new Macy's store in Gurnee.
The new Macy’s in Gurnee is expected to be 140,000 square-feet and is set to open in the spring of 2013....
| Aug 18, 2011
| 3:09 PM
A suspect is in custody after one person was killed and another seriously hurt during a dispute inside a car traveling down Grand Avenue in Gurnee.
Police said they were notified at about 1:15 p.m. and rushed to an area near the Anthony Buick GMC...