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  • Car crashes through window of Morton Grove salon

    Car crashes through window of Morton Grove salon
    Customers of a beauty supply store in Morton Grove escaped injury this afternoon when a car plowed through the front window, authorities said. The driver, a 31-year-old female, was trying to park her car at about 1:15 p.m. in a strip mall in the 7900...
  • Skokie man dies in crash on Dempster Street

    Skokie man dies in crash on Dempster Street
    A 30-year-old Skokie man died following injuries he sustained from being hit by a car Sunday evening while crossing Dempster Street in Skokie, authorities said. Police responded to the crash around 9 p.m. in the 3400 block of Dempster Street,...
  • 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...
  • During Bike Week, a reminder that cyclists have a long way to go

    During Bike Week, a reminder that cyclists have a long way to go
    Anyone who pedals her bike on the road rightly expects to enjoy the full protection of the law. Tragically, the San Francisco district attorney’s decision this week not to press charges against a driver who was obviously — as in, there’s...
  • Beck mourns loss of LAPD officer; 'today the grief is different'

    Beck mourns loss of LAPD officer; 'today the grief is different'
    For the third time in two months, hundreds of police officers filled a downtown Los Angeles cathedral Wednesday morning to bid an emotional farewell to an LAPD officer killed in a car crash. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Police Chief Charlie Beck and...
  • Family of trooper killed on job wins $10.9M settlement

    Family of trooper killed on job wins $10.9M settlement
    The widow of an Illinois state trooper killed in a fiery crash after a truck driver slammed into his squad car last year has been awarded a $10.9 million settlement in a wrongful death suit. James Sauter, 28, of Vernon Hills, died at the scene after a...
  • Death toll in Turkey mine accident passes 270

    Death toll in Turkey mine accident passes 270
    The death toll in one of Turkey's worst mining disasters climbed to more than 270 on Thursday, and protesters took to the streets in several cities, accusing the ruling party of lax regulation, corruption and close ties to the mining industry. At...
  • Officials: Proviso East H.S. closed following extra-alarm fire

    Officials: Proviso East H.S. closed following extra-alarm fire
    Officials said this afternoon that classes at Proviso East High School are canceled Monday and Tuesday following an extra-alarm fire that damaged at least 10 rooms at the school. The fire broke out about 9 p.m. Saturday on the second level of the high...
  • Inbound I-290 reopens after beer truck rolls over

    Inbound I-290 reopens after beer truck rolls over
    A semi truck loaded with beer rolled over on the Eisenhower Expressway early this morning, temporarily blocking the inbound lanes of the expressway at Harlem Avenue in west suburban Forest Park. About 2:30 a.m., the truck driver lost control and the...
  • 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...