| Jan 6, 2012
| 4:46 PM
Although no agreement had been made by Friday evening, dozens of striking teachers and staff picketing at Zion-Benton High School District 126 schools for a second day are trying to remain optimistic.
But the marathon negotiating sessions —...
| Apr 6, 2012
Hoping to prevent bungled police probes and prosecutions like those that have plagued Illinois' legal system, state lawmakers mandated the creation of a class to certify officers as "lead homicide investigators."
But one of the teams being paid tax...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 11:46 AM
Lake County authorities are investigating the apparent murder of a Wisconsin woman whose body was found with multiple stab wounds in an industrial park in far north suburban Zion on Sunday.
Lake County Coroner Artis Yancey identified the victim Tuesday...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 7:04 PM
The death of a woman whose body was found in a wooded area near a Zion train station is being investigated as suspicious, the Lake County coroner said tonight.
People walking in the area of 2501 Eden Avenue, which is in Edina Park in Zion, found the...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 1:36 PM
Lake County Coroner officials will have to use DNA evidence to positively identify a man who died after an early morning fire in his Zion apartment, officials said today.
The fire was reported at about 3:11 a.m. Saturday at the Park Trails Apartments,...
| Oct 28, 2009
Delores Fleming's relatives tried to keep her in her house as long as they could. But her Alzheimer's disease made that impossible.
Placed in a nursing home near Decatur, Ill., she scored 23 out of 30 on a mental exam and was deemed to be "moderately...
| Jan 18, 2008
With California playing a meaningful role in the presidential race for the first time in decades, all three major Democratic candidates hit the campaign trail here Thursday, with talk of pocketbook issues in the face of a weakening economy.
As the Dow...
| Nov 12, 2008
HOUSTON — A week after the election of Barack Obama, gun buyers across the country are voting with their feet, flocking to gun stores to stock up on assault rifles, handguns and ammunition.
Some say they are worried that the incoming Obama...
| Oct 16, 2008
Led by Meg Vonderhaar's nine kills, No. 10 St. Francis beat St. Edward 25-9, 20-25, 25-17 in a Suburban Catholic contest. Kelsey Robinson had 15 service points and nine aces to lead the Spartans (22-6, 11-1).
No. 1 Benet d. Providence 25-6, 25-18:...
| Mar 20, 2009
After she was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer that had spread to her left lung, Gloria Bailey's doctors recommended she have a mastectomy followed by hormone therapy to fight the tumors that remained. She followed their advice, but had a nagging...
| Mar 11, 2009
In a pool of water just a football field away from Lake Michigan, about 1,000 tons of highly radioactive fuel from the scuttled Zion Nuclear Power Station is waiting for someplace else to spend a few thousand years.
The wait just got longer.
| Mar 2, 2010
| 7:11 PM
The state's school superintendents are cutting costs in a gruesome budget cycle, but they can take some consolation: Their own paychecks are growing comfortably.
The average salary and benefits of Illinois' top school executives grew 3.7 percent last...