| May 29, 2012
| 11:14 AM
Laws are like fine nets, catching the common fish even as the biggest push their way through. Or so you might think on learning of how federal prosecutors keep nabbing small and medium-size businesspeople who violate an obscure law relating to bank...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 9:29 PM
CHAMPAIGN — Last year, Jihad Ward traveled more than two hours on public transportation to football practice. Now he's just across campus.
Last year, Ward applied for welfare assistance to afford food and lessen the burden on his mother. Now he...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 11:37 AM
A 68-year-old man mowing a lawn in Will County was struck and killed by a drunk driver Sunday afternoon, authorities said.
Around 12:48 p.m. Sunday, a blue Toyota Camry traveling southbound on U.S. Route 52 near Delaney Road in Manhattan Township...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:08 AM
The Illinois Tollway is poised to award a hefty construction contract to a New York-based firm that was accused of fraud in connection with minority hiring for a tunnel project in that city, the Tribune has learned.
Judlau Contracting Inc.'s $64 million...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 8:30 AM
"NY Med" provokes mixed feelings. Producer Terence Wrong's verite documentary style remains extremely compelling, mining all kinds of stories -- touching, harrowing, funny -- out of the heroic work of real-life medical personnel at two New York-area...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:16 PM
An insurance company is suing Will County and 12 county municipalities, alleging that the governments did not do enough to prevent and mitigate flood damage caused by the heavy rains of April 2013.
The lawsuit, by Illinois Farmers Insurance Company...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 3:35 PM
The following items were taken from police reports:
A 57-year-old Alsip man was charged with DUI, making an improper turn and driving in the wrong lane during a March 8 traffic stop at LaGrange Road and 159th Street.
A 21-year-old Mokena...
| Mar 27, 2014
Letters to the editor from Chicago Heights and Manhattan.
Time for change
I have been a Democrat all my life, but to see the way this state of Illinois is being run makes me sick.
I, for one, am tired of all the bungling, promises, do-nothing...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Elvis Presley called him up in the middle of the night to thank him for a song. John Lennon went to a banquet just so he could sit next to him. Dion said meeting with him was like "being inside a cubicle with a piano and a genius." His name was Jerome...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Philip Seymour Hoffman had little love for L.A. -- at least as far as his last will and testament indicates.
In his 2004 will, the Oscar-winning actor gave direction on where he wanted son Cooper, then his only child, to be raised in his absence....
| Dec 28, 2013
| 11:13 AM
A 31-year-old man was killed today after he was ejected from his SUV in an early morning rollover crash in southwest suburban Manhattan, Illinois State Police said.
The crash happened shortly after 3 a.m. near Route 52 and Cedar Road when the man's 2003...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Two people are dead and another person was critically injured in a weather-related crash this afternoon near southwest suburban Manhattan, Illinois State Police said.
A Dodge car northbound on Route 52 near Cedar Road lost control shortly after 1:30 p....