| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:11 PM
Two Will County Board incumbents are being challenged by a newcomer in the Republican primary in District 11.
Board members Suzanne Hart and Chuck Maher are on the March 18 ballot with Mike Strick. The top two vote-getters will run in the general...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 3:29 PM
A section of flooring on the main level of the Joliet courthouse buckled this afternoon, evidence that the aging building needs to be repaired or replaced, some county employees said.
No one was hurt, and the courthouse remained open.
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:12 PM
Lake Forest recently took a step forward in its plan to repair more than a quarter-mile of eroding ravines near the Lake Forest Cemetery, awarding a contract to prepare engineering and construction documents for the project.
City officials said they...
| May 4, 2014
| 5:57 AM
Roofing contractors have descended on Lake Zurich in what officials are warning is a "feeding frenzy" about possible damage from last month's hail storm.
Rob Pollack estimates about 50 contractors have knocked on his door.
"It is disgusting," said...
| May 16, 2014
| 2:44 PM
The body of a baby buried in a bag of cracked concrete was found this week in a Fresno canal, police said.
The baby's mother, Stephanie Saylor, and her live-in boyfriend, Joseph Castro, were arrested Thursday on unrelated charges, but they told...
| May 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
For Cleo and McShane Murnane, building a house for their family wasn't just a labor of love. It was an exercise in patience and perseverance.
The couple first began their home search in the middle of the real estate boom, in 2006, when Cleo was pregnant...
| May 17, 2014
| 6:09 PM
The big chunks of broken concrete stood out in the tall prairie grass of Glenn Orr's horse farm.
This was it, Orr said, driving up to the pile of concrete on a golf cart. This was the base that once held a 12,000-gallon water tank.
A year ago, a...
| May 5, 2014
| 12:22 PM
A reader has suggested that I take time out from exposing the purblind ignorance of that ass Simon Heffer and his ilk to identify some rules and distinctions of usage that are worth observing.
H.W. Fowler had an entry, “sturdy indefensibles,&...
| May 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Accounting offices aren't supposed to be this zen, are they? But the newly designed headquarters of Freemark Financial, located in the east Beverly Hills nexus where Wilshire Boulevard, San Vicente and La Cienega collide, is rendered with the kind of...
| May 8, 2014
| 7:30 AM
You need not go to China to see the famed terra-cotta warriors. Beginning this week, they’re as close as Indianapolis.
On Saturday, "Terra Cotta Warriors: The Emperor’s Painted Army" opens at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis...
| May 8, 2014
| 1:03 PM
The Fairview Park Citizens Advisory Committee's discussions on park additions continued Wednesday, with a majority of the group giving thumbs-up approvals to adding new picnic structures, bike trails with pedestrian paths alongside them, drought-...