| Feb 23, 2012
| 10:25 AM
Nobel Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway's home is up for sale.
Hemingway's childhood home is in Oak Park, and is going for $525,000. It's now being used as a three-unit apartment.
Plans to convert the house into a learning center fell through when...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 9:55 PM
Three men were being questioned Tuesday in the shooting death of a woman in River Forest, which may have stemmed from a domestic situation, a law enforcement source said.
Chervon Alexander, 29, was shot several times in a parking lot on Division Street,...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 1:04 PM
A former police officer stands accused of plotting with his son and a friend to kill a girlfriend who had been pressuring him to "advance" their relationship, police said today.
The plot unfolded Monday night near Dominican University in River Forest,...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 9:45 AM
Prosecutors said this morning a former North Chicago police officer offered a friend $400 to kill the man's girlfriend.
Devin Bickham Sr. paid Cardell Taylor half the money upfront before the killing of Chervon Alexander Monday night in a parking lot...
| Aug 10, 2011
Bits and pieces from the local sports scene:
Toluca player takes first in Golden Arm competition: The Fightin' Titans, a Toluca Baseball Pony League team, enjoyed modest success recently at a Cooperstown Dreams Park Tournament.
During the event in New...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 7:58 AM
Your ears are in for a treat at the Illinois Storytelling Festival, Saturday September 24th at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. Tellers from many cultures will share their talents with family audiences in the afternoon & adult audiences...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Dietitians were once found mainly in hospitals and health care facilities treating patients with diabetes or kidney issues.
While those needs still exist, healthy eating, overcoming the obesity epidemic, quality school lunches and bio-engineered foods...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 12:00 PM
A $200,000 bail was set today for a Lakeview school teacher charged with punching his dog to death in anger when it refused to get into a bathtub after it “ate every piece of paper” in the man's apartment and soiled itself.
Derek Fierro, 25,...
| May 28, 2012
Fashion students get used to pulling all-nighters in the studio as deadlines approach.
But heading into the 11th annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence recently, Maribel Dinwiddie thought she could rest easy, knowing her last loose thread had been...
| May 31, 2012
| 7:42 PM
For every kid with a scraped knee, a skinned elbow, a bumped head and a torn shirt — the inevitable result of being very determined not to learn from one's mistakes — Maurice Sendak was your man.
For every kid who builds forts out of old...
| Nov 20, 2009
"I'm really happy to be here," says teacher Annie Darley, whose life trajectory proves: You can go home again. Although she and her husband just moved to River Forest a year ago, Darley also grew up here -- in a house her grandfather built, no less. After...