| Feb 22, 2011
| 3:13 PM
Ron Shockley was working on a damaged cable in Park Forest when he heard a loud blast that shook his work tent. Then a woman began screaming.
He and a co-worker ran three blocks toward the sound of the explosion and saw a woman in a nightgown standing...
| May 18, 2011
| 11:53 AM
More than 1,000 Nicor Gas employees, family members, and friends are expected to take part in the company's 15th Annual Volunteer Day on Saturday, May 21. Volunteers of all ages will be contributing to 23 philanthropic projects in 20 communities...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 10:21 PM
St. Charles fire officials are investigating a blaze that caused a popular restaurant on the banks of the Fox River to be evacuated late Wednesday afternoon.
No injuries were reported in the fire at Salerno's on the Fox, 320 N. 2nd Street.
| Jan 24, 2011
| 11:58 AM
Both a gas and water main broke in Elgin overnight, causing lane closures on the city's west side.
The water main was near Kimball Middle School, 451 N. McLean Blvd., according to City Manager Sean Stegall. Crews repairing the water main then...
| Aug 20, 2011
| 2:15 PM
A small fire in Skokie near Laramie Avenue and Crain Street this afternoon brought gas and power workers, and authorities are advising people to avoid the area.
Workers from Nicor Gas and ComEd were on the scene and local residents were told to leave the...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 1:36 PM
It might begin with a child discovering a new word through a volunteer reading to them. Or perhaps a teen struggling in class receives the additional attention needed to pass a math test. These small acts can trigger years of learning and academic...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 5:29 PM
We are all employees of Nicor Gas, based in Naperville. Our book club began in 1992 when a handful of employees decided to gather informally during lunch to discuss books. Our club has since expanded to 38 employees, including four retirees. We...
| Jun 24, 2009
| 11:21 AM
(WGN-AM)- Firefighters were responding to a house explosion in the 400 block of Holden Avenue in Romeoville at about 10 a.m., injuring at least one person, officials said.
At least one person was taken to the hospital, officials said. Neighbors said a...
| Jul 4, 2010
| 6:07 PM
Ray Hott bought a strip of land in DeKalb so he'd have a place to store his collection of cars. He converted an old union hall on the property into a part-garage, part-apartment, and planted a garden that sprouted huge tomatoes.
That was four years ago....
| Jul 16, 2010
They helped Rod Blagojevich ascend to the top of state government, and they cooperated with federal agents in bringing him down.
In between, the three former confidants made lucrative careers for themselves by trading on their access to the Democratic...