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  • 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...
  • Fire consumes Hollywood building housing multiple businesses

    Fire consumes Hollywood building housing multiple businesses
    A fire that broke out in a mixed commercial use building in Hollywood Tuesday, sending a huge plume of smoke over the area, was knocked down roughly two hours after causing significant damage. The fire began in the electrical room and attic of the...
  • Letters to the editor

    Power brokers count upon apathy about Symphony Woods Despite my reputation as a community and political activist, I had developed a veil of apathy, indifference and cynicism about Columbia's "politics". Quite frankly, I saw much of the decision-making...
  • 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...
  • Climate change is here [Editorial]

    Climate change is here  [Editorial]
    No matter who or what is ultimately deemed responsible for last week's dramatic landslide that caused a major portion of East 26th Street to collapse onto adjoining CSX tracks, it's clear that unusually heavy rains played a role. The hillside was...
  • Damien Puckler tries to get his foothold in a land of action heroes

     Damien Puckler tries to get his foothold in a land of action heroes
    The man in the backyard carries the tattoos and scars of a fighter. He spins and kicks. Dust flies, a punching bag shimmies on a rusted clothesline. Sweat drips around blue eyes and seeps through a thin beard. The lines on the face show, but barely. He'...
  • Paul Walker crash: Driver's widow sues Porsche, alleges design flaws

    The widow of the man behind the wheel of the Porsche Carrera GT that crashed and killed actor Paul Walker last year has sued the car manufacturer, alleging that faults with the design and suspension led to the fatal crash. The lawsuit filed Monday on...
  • Suspect in fatal wrong-way crash released on bond

    Suspect in fatal wrong-way crash released on bond
    A Lakeview man accused of killing a woman after he struck her oncoming taxi as he drove drunk on the wrong side of Lake Shore Drive early Friday was released on bond this evening, authorities said. Erik F. Johnson, 23, of the 3500 block of North Janssen...
  • 'Midnight Rider': Gregg Allman Agrees to Drop Lawsuit Against Producers

    Gregg Allman has agreed to drop his two-week-old lawsuit seeking to block production of "Midnight Rider," based on the singer's life. Allman had filed the suit in state court in Georgia on April 28, seeking to block the production of "Midnight Rider"...
  • DreamWorks: Glendale company hits 20-year mark

    DreamWorks: Glendale company hits 20-year mark
    Still recovering from jet lag after a three-day trip to Australia, India and China, Jeffrey Katzenberg sat in a courtyard next to a duck pond at the Mediterranean-style campus dotted with oaks and olive trees. The legendary Hollywood mogul, who...
  • Nominees for the Banff World Media Festival Rockie Awards Announced

    Nominees for the 35th annual Banff World Media Festival Rockie Awards were announced today, honoring excellence in television and media content from around the globe. Nominees in the Serial Drama category, which is currently a shortlist of 25 entries,...