| Sep 2, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Two weeks after a Mokena man died after falling off his bike, Will County Forest Preserve District police were out on the same bike trail reminding cyclists of trail etiquette and safety.
The safety campaign, which ran over the Labor Day weekend, was...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 10:13 AM
Frankfort police have signed a new contract with the village that will provide them with a nearly 12 percent raise over four years.
The deal, which covers detectives and patrol officers, grants an initial 2.65 percent raise, followed by annual bumps...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 5:09 AM
Some Downers Grove residents urging local officials to protect a 19th-century home on the edge of the downtown area also are pushing for creation of a historic district.
Several spoke out at a recent village council meeting about the Victorian-style...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 3:08 PM
When European buckthorn and other nonnative invasive plants were removed from Forest Park in Lake Forest this spring, people driving along Deerpath Road or walking on the park's lawn could see Lake Michigan. The view had been obscured for many years as...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 12:20 PM
For nearly half a century, Naperville's Last Fling has marked the unofficial end of summer (sigh) on Labor Day Weekend.
Running Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 this year, festivities take place along the Riverwalk and include free and ticketed concerts, food...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 5:43 PM
RICHMOND – Bob McDonnell took a jury to the low point of his marriage Thursday, then turned to the long trend of generosity that landed him and his wife in federal court.
His second day of testimony was intensely personal, part rationlization,...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Months after declaring an Islamic caliphate, Islamic State, which has seized large swaths of Syria and Iraq, is seeking to address a need of any viable nation: women.
In Internet posts and social media messaging, the extremist Sunni militants are...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 7:00 AM
At the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce this week, U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez kicked off a cross-country, pre-Labor Day tour to champion higher minimum wages, higher-wage jobs and other causes in talks with employers, workers and local leaders....
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Holidays are a lucky time for a treasure-hunting family from Sanford.
Last year on Labor Day, the Schmitts made national news when they pulled several pieces of a solid gold chain — more than 60 feet in all — from the water off the coast...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 7:45 AM
It's the holiday weekend, and would you believe there are still some folk out there griping because the president of the United States took a summer vacation. People, please!
For the past few weeks, there was this ongoing, and plainly stupid,...
| Sep 1, 2014
It used to be that you could support a family on a minimum wage salary. Today, a minimum wage worker has to make a choice every day: buy a gallon of milk for the kids, or buy a gallon of gas to get to work.
The current national minimum wage, frozen at...