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  • Oak Park, La Grange police blotter: April 8

    Oak Park, La Grange police blotter: April 8
    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park An 18-year-old man was charged March 26 with assault, criminal damage to property and harassment by electronic communications after he argued with and threatened his mother on the 0-100...
  • Woman dies following Oak Park crash

    Woman dies following Oak Park crash
    A 79-year-old woman died after a car she was in hit a tree in Oak Park Sunday morning, authorities said. The woman, identifed as Ethel Baskins, of the 900 block of West 51st Street in Chicago, was pronounced dead at 8:44 a.m. at Loyola University...
  • Suit filed over plan for gas station at Butterfield and Route 53

     Suit filed over plan for gas station at Butterfield and Route 53
    A legal battle has erupted over a vacant piece of land located at the northeast corner of Butterfield Road and Illinois Route 53 near Glen Ellyn where a proposal to build a mega gas station was rejected last year by DuPage County board members. A...
  • Glen Ellyn blaze claims man, 27

    Glen Ellyn blaze claims man, 27
    A 27-year-old man has died this morning after a fire in west suburban Glen Ellyn, fire officials said. Abdullah Rantissi died at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood after being admitted to the burn unit, according to a statement from the Glen...
  • Sarah Jones Hollywood memorial draws calls for safer film sets

    Sarah Jones Hollywood memorial draws calls for safer film sets
    At least 500 film industry workers gathered in West Hollywood on Friday night to pay tribute to Sarah Jones, the 27-year-old assistant camerawoman killed on a film set last month in Georgia. Hundreds of union members walked along Sunset Boulevard from...
  • Northbrook, Glenview get hit with heavy rains

    Northbrook, Glenview get hit with heavy rains
    Heavy rains last night resulted in flooded roads and basements in some northern suburbs, including Glenview and Northbrook. The National Weather Service's flood warning remains in effect until 12:30 p.m. today. Glenview recorded 2.89 inches of rain in...
  • Police reports: Report of suspicious man crouched near house

    Police reports: Report of suspicious man crouched near house
    The following items were taken from Glenview police reports: •A suspicious man was crouched near the front door of a home on the 1000 block of Queens Lane on April 16. •A passenger's hair was pulled and cheek was scratched during a ride home...
  • Glenview stormwater project to begin this summer

    Glenview stormwater project to begin this summer
    Construction on an $8 million project to help alleviate flooding in eastern Glenview may start sometime in June. An 84-inch stormwater pipe will be installed underneath Harms Road between Glenview Road and Wilmette Avenue, as well as three backflow...
  • Review: 'A Man Called Destruction' by Holly George-Warren

    Review: 'A Man Called Destruction' by Holly George-Warren
    In 1993, I persuaded the Tribune's then-arts editor to send me to Columbia, Mo., to report on the first show in almost 20 years of a cult band that loomed huge for those of us under its spell. Two University of Missouri undergrads had phoned the ever-...
  • Review: 'Thunderstruck and Other Stories' by Elizabeth McCracken

    Review: 'Thunderstruck and Other Stories' by Elizabeth McCracken
    To read Elizabeth McCracken is to understand why the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Book Award and other prestigious institutions have awarded her their fellowships, accolades and grants. Each of McCracken's...
  • Video of hit-and-run released as victim's father pleads for help

    Video of hit-and-run released as victim's father pleads for help
    Police released graphic surveillance video Thursday showing the moment a truck driver struck and dragged a 24-year-old autistic man 100 feet before fleeing a Stanton neighborhood. Jeff Bell was on his way to work April 23 and was crossing the...