| Mar 28, 2014
"Play normal music!"
The woman yelling this at Neil Young stood three rows away from him at the Rosemont Theater in 2004. Between each song, as he spoke to the crowd about the next chapter in "Greendale," the theatrical rock play he was presenting...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:37 PM
The following items were taken from police reports:
•A 19-year-old Harvey man was charged with misdemeanor cannabis possession after 8.9 grams of cannabis was discovered during a Feb. 23 seatbelt-related traffic stop on the 15100...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A correction has been added to this post, as indicated below.
The City of the Big Shoulders — stormy, husky, brawling, wrecking, planning, building, breaking, rebuilding, to use only words Carl Sandburg chose to describe Chicago — is the...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 2:14 PM
Chicago author Veronica Roth will receive the 21st Century Award from the Chicago Public Library Foundation and the Chicago Public Library, it was announced Monday. The library's top award, the Carl Sandburg Literary Award, will go to authors Doris Kearns...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:31 PM
I don't have a recording of the first poetry feature I ever gave, but part of me is glad I don't. As I recall, I was dreadful.
Like any nervous undergraduate facing a big-time venue — well, Alta Coffee in Newport Beach, although it might as well...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:53 AM
Mundelein officials are ready to pay for the first half of 44 properties they need to acquire to begin Hawley Street improvements.
Trustees recently agreed to cut checks for 16 pieces of land along an approximately mile-long stretch of Hawley slated...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:57 AM
If you believe in ghosts — and you would not be alone: a Harris poll late in 2013 reported some 42 percent of Americans do believe in ghosts — it would have been a good idea a couple of weeks ago for the ghost of Nelson Algren to have...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 6:39 AM
Amtrak announced a modified schedule Saturday afternoon in preparation for the extreme cold predicted to hit the region Monday.
The modified schedules will affect Amtrak's Chicago Hub Services as some trains will be canceled on a precautionary basis...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Metra trains were experiencing scattered delays during the evening commute Monday as the agency continued to warn commuters they may have longer waits because of the extreme cold.
But Metra said it still hoped there will be no cancellations or other...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 4:21 AM
After a series of serious accidents since last summer, Mundelein police on Monday announced plans to crack down on distracted driving in town.
Police Chief Eric Guenther said officers would be out with the goal of handing out tickets to those not paying...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The freezing cold temperatures did not deter 300 area residents from sampling various chili recipes Saturday during the Chilly Willie Chili Challenge at the Orland Park Civic Center.
The 15th annual event included 30 entrants from across the country who...