| May 19, 2011
| 11:16 AM
Five masked and armed men broke into a Zion apartment, tied up four people there, beat a man with a baseball bat and ransacked the apartment Wednesday, all with two children present, Zion police said today.
Two men and two women were tied up, and two...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 9:30 PM
Week 6 – Sept. 24-30
All games 7:30 unless noted.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 27
CHICAGO BIG SHOULDERS
Prosser vs. Mather, 4:15 at Winnemac
CHICAGO GREAT LAKES
Westinghouse vs. Payton, 7:15 at Lane
CHICAGO ILLINI LAND OF LINCOLN
Phillips vs. King, 4:...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:36 PM
We're on the road again, Cruisin' the great state of Illinois. Our own Julian Crews is leading the excursion.
This week, we're searching for Illinois natural wonders. From 6 and a half miles of undeveloped Lake Michigan Shoreline in Zion to the Shawnee...
| 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...
| May 12, 2010
Once again area residents can find the fruits of the Midwest in farmers markets throughout the city and suburbs. Most are opening this month.
Farmers and vendors from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan will bring produce, baked goods, cheese,...
| 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...
| Sep 21, 2010
| 5:40 PM
America's traditional 180-day school year is more myth than reality in Illinois, as a jumble of state laws, rules and waivers allow districts to chip away instruction time, shorten school hours and cut the number of days students come to school.
| 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:...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 6, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Contributor Robert Goldsborough's "Elite Street" item today, Bruce Wolf moves to farm after reaping big loss on town home touches on the witty sportscaster's relocation to Old Mill Creek and gives me all the excuse I need to revive my......