| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Friday's print column Win or lose Tuesday, state Sen. Jim Oberweis will leave us with an object lesson in how not to campaign with a big lead. A Tribune/WGN-TV poll conducted March 1-5 found Oberweis, of Sugar Grove, with a......
| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Martin Oberman, a former Chicago alderman, was picked today to chair Metra's board of directors, bringing a city voice to a post often held by suburbanites.
Oberman said he hopes to guide Metra past the difficulties that erupted after the forced...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:17 PM
A nephew of former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley today began serving his 60 day sentence after pleading guilty to one count of involuntary manslaughter, officials said. Richard Vanecko, 39, turned himself into McHenry County officials where he began serving...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Nanci Koschman had spent almost a decade waiting for this moment.
After a sleepless night, she sat in a Rolling Meadows courtroom Friday fighting back tears as Richard “R.J.” Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard Daley, turned to face...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Don Orseno, a 30-year Metra veteran and former locomotive engineer, was appointed Friday to run the nation's second-largest commuter rail agency, taking over as Metra struggles to overcome a patronage controversy and service-crippling weather.
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:51 AM
Trains were running, planes were flying, mostly, morning traffic was moving and the kids were back in school as the subzero cold retreats for the next few days.
For the first time since Sunday, dawn broke above zero. Just 2 above, but better than the...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 4:15 AM
A judge this afternoon turned down motions to dismiss the involuntary manslaughter case against a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, and postponed a ruling on whether Chicago Sun-Times reporters will have to turn over notes from interviews on the...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 7:16 AM
Officials expect between 8 and 10 inches of snow to cover the Chicago area by early Sunday evening, right before dangerously low temperatures set in for the beginning of the work week.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 5:42 PM
Drivers in fatal crashes will be less likely to get a special kind of probation under a new law that went into effect this year.
The law is the latest to limit when judges can use the probation, called court supervision, which is widely popular...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 11:25 AM
A man who stole a private ambulance from a Rockford hospital parking lot Wednesday afternoon was arrested several hours later in northwest suburban Belvidere after the ambulance was found ditched in McHenry County, police said.
Paul Chandler, 51,...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Motorists and pedestrians in the north and northwest suburbs should expect a slick afternoon commute, the National Weather Service warns, as the area gears up for a busy — and potentially dangerous — holiday travel weekend.
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:47 AM
In a major victory for Gov. Pat Quinn, a key regional planning committee has approved his controversial proposal for a new $1.3 billion toll road that would serve primarily as a trucking corridor linking interstates in Illinois and Indiana.