| Mar 23, 2012
| 7:37 PM
Two 19-year-old students from the Chicago area have been found dead in two campus dormitories at Illinois State University, but school officials say no foul play or criminal activity is suspected in either case.
Allison Zak, a sophomore from Schaumburg,...
| Mar 23, 2012
When 3-year-old Joseph Wallace was hanged by his mentally ill mother in April 1993, months after the courts removed him from the loving foster parents who begged to keep him, the case became a catalyst for Illinois to overhaul its troubled child welfare...
| Apr 13, 2012
Christine O'Reilly has fond memories of her early days with the White Sox. Might not have been too funny then, but she laughs now.
O'Reilly had landed a part-time job at old Comiskey Park through a grammar school friend who was an Andy Frain usher.
| May 18, 2012
Huma Gruaz picked a precarious time in her personal life to enroll in a Master of Business Administration program.
She had just moved to Chicago from the suburbs. She had to figure out how to navigate life after a divorce. And she had just started her...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 10:58 AM
The nightclub stabbing that killed a young Naperville teacher was reportedly touched off by a squabble authorities called so trivial – drinking beer from a wine glass – they could offer no reasonable explanation for the tragic events it...
| Jun 29, 2003
| 9:58 AM
Last year, Eric Kellogg's city of Harvey recorded more murders, sexual assaults and burglaries than any other south suburb. At least five gangs plied drugs along his streets. And more robberies occurred there than in many places with twice the population....
| Apr 4, 1992
| 10:00 PM
Chris Collins adjusts the weighted vest snugly around his 6-foot-3-inch, 175-pound frame and heads for the front door of his family's Northbrook home. Collins is about to go through a series of agility drills, including skipping rope. He already has...