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  • 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...
  • Seniors on the Go: Prevention key to foiling baggage loss

    Seniors on the Go: Prevention key to foiling baggage loss
    You arrive at your airport, claim your baggage, go home and start to unpack, only to find that the heirloom silver cup your grandmother passed on to you is missing. Who was responsible? And what should you do now? Although I've never had anything lifted...
  • 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...
  • Volcanoes and vegetables: Tales from Equador

    Volcanoes and vegetables: Tales from Equador
    A pint-sized dish of cevichocho, served on the street in Otavalo, sparked one of those ah-hah moments so unexpected it caught me unawares. By the time we the three of us parked near the town's famous craft market, lunch time had come and gone. Heading...
  • 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...
  • Highland Park runners returning to Boston Marathon

    Highland Park runners returning to Boston Marathon
    News footage of the fateful day shows Volker Fischer coasting into the finish of the 2013 Boston Marathon, wearing black shirt and shorts, tall black socks and black sunglasses, bib number 19793. As the 61-year-old Highland Park resident crosses the...
  • Seniors on the Go: Airline safety -- where are we?

    Seniors on the Go: Airline safety -- where are we?
    "How safe is air travel?" The relentless media obsession with the mystery of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 again focuses attention on the broad question of airline safety. And despite the apparent tragic fate of the flight 370 passengers, last week's...
  • Naperville man honored for bravery in fire

    Naperville man honored for bravery in fire
    As smoke and flames poured from an apartment building on Douglas Avenue in Naperville last month, neighbor Juan Carlos Hernandez rushed into the building. Armed with a fire extinguisher, he knocked on apartment doors and urged people to evacuate as...
  • Naperville trucking company wins ruling to return to road

    Naperville trucking company wins ruling to return to road
    A Naperville trucking company involved in a January wreck that killed a Tollway worker and injured a state trooper can return to the highways, a judge ruled Wednesday. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration earlier this month declared the...
  • New Naperville sculpture memorializes 1946 train wreck

    New Naperville sculpture memorializes 1946 train wreck
    A sculpture dedicated Saturday serves as a memorial to those killed and a way to honor the community members who stepped up to help 68 years ago when trains crashed at the Naperville station. 'Tragedy to Triumph' is the title of a sculpture unveiled...
  • 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...