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  • Des Plaines accepts flood-buyout grant money

     Des Plaines accepts flood-buyout grant money
    Jo Benjamin has spent most of her adult life in a two-story home on Big Bend Drive along the banks of the Des Plaines River in Des Plaines. "It's just beautiful here. It really is," said the 67-year-old mother of three and grandmother of eight. "It's...
  • Des Plaines office plaza awarded nearly $1.2 million in flooding case

    Des Plaines office plaza awarded nearly $1.2 million in flooding case
    A Cook County jury awarded the owners of a Des Plaines office complex nearly $1.2 million in a lawsuit against the city over damages sustained in a 2011 flood, attorneys for the owner recently announced. The suit, filed in August of 2011 on behalf of O'...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Widow of driver in Paul Walker crash sues Porsche

    The widow of the driver in the car crash that killed "Fast and Furious" star Paul Walker in November has sued Porsche, alleging that faults in the design of the automaker's Carrera GT led to the deadly accident. The lawsuit was filed Monday on behalf of...
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • No injuries reported in Hinsdale high-rise fire

    No injuries reported in Hinsdale high-rise fire
    Hinsdale firefighters responded Tuesday to a kitchen fire in a high-rise building on the north side of the village. The fire occurred about 9 p.m. at 21 Spinning Wheel, a 17-story multi-family high rise building located near Ogden Avenue and the...
  • Supreme Court favors environmentalists in urban runoff case

    Supreme Court favors environmentalists in urban runoff case
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to review a long-running Los Angeles County case, handing a victory to environmentalists in a battle over polluted urban runoff that fouls Southern California's coastal waters. The justices let stand a federal...
  • 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,...