| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:25 PM
As many prepare for Fourth of July cookouts or head to the Shore, law enforcement agencies across the state are beefing up patrols — to monitor large crowds at fireworks celebrations and ramp up DUI enforcement.
Officers plan to be out in force on...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 9:58 PM
Attracted by live music, food and an elaborate fireworks display, thousands of people filled Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles on Friday to celebrate the Fourth of July under a hot afternoon sun.
In another sign of a resurgent city core, event...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 7:56 PM
The Fourth of July is the most dangerous American holiday weekend of the year, experts say.
The National Safety Council estimated that there would be 385 deaths and 41,200 injuries -- including car crashes, swimming incidents and fireworks accidents --...
| Jul 7, 2014
H. Juergen Krenzien, the former owner of Paul Klein Travel in Chicago and a sought-after adviser on luxury travel, had a client list that included members of some of Chicago's most prominent families.
"He'd been everywhere a traveler could ever dream...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 12:33 PM
The Ottawa Senators announced Monday that General Manager and President of Hockey Operations Bryan Murray has been recently diagnosed with cancer.
Murray was the General Manager of the Florida Panthers from 1994 through New Year's Eve of 2000. After the...
| Jul 10, 2014
It's just one of about 100 costumes that band leader Kenley Shortmus John of Baltimore makes from scratch each year, when his designs will be showcased in the annual Baltimore/Washington One Caribbean Carnival, held this weekend.
| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:48 PM
Bears kicker Robbie Gould and recently retired long snapper Patrick Mannelly just can't stay away from each other.
The two teamed up for Gould's Celebrity Golf Invitational at Conway Farms in Lake Forest on Monday, benefiting Gould's charity, The...
| Jul 11, 2014
On March 15, 2000, the whales came ashore. Although they appeared to the uninitiated to be "weird-looking dolphins," marine biologist Ken Balcomb identified most of the victims as beaked whales. He could barely believe his eyes when he found the first...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Several months ago at his parents' Naperville home, Randy Stine stumbled on an issue of his high school newspaper in which seniors talk about their future plans.
He doesn't remember writing that he wanted to be a successful singer in an a cappella...
| Jun 24, 2014
To the editor: In addition to privacy and noise concerns, add knocking out electric power to reasons why amateur pilots should not be operating drones. ("As hobby drone use increases, so do concerns about privacy, security," June 21)
Twenty years ago...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Insurance company backers of a bill to tighten requirements for ridesharing companies are taking nothing for granted in a battle with such high-tech companies as Uber and Lyft.
The insurers have put together an unusual coalition with consumer...