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  • James Foley's kindness, passion, faith lauded in Northwestern memorial

    James Foley's kindness, passion, faith lauded in Northwestern memorial
    “Jim was formed by the word of God. Words were his stock in trade, and they resonated with God’s word.” The Rev. Kevin Feeney spoke these words of James Foley during a Northwestern University memorial service for the slain journalist,...
  • Bolingbrook police chief retires

    Bolingbrook police chief retires
    Bolingbrook said goodbye Tuesday to Police Chief Kevin McCarthy, an officer who came up through the ranks and became the top cop in 2008. A packed house at a village board meeting gave McCarthy a standing ovation. Mayor Roger Claar also declared...
  • Longtime suburban Republican recalls Topinka's time in suburbs

    Longtime suburban Republican recalls Topinka's time in suburbs
    Wilmette resident Frank Paul, a former Evanston Township Republican Committeeman active in GOP circles, had a 30-year association with Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka. Topinka, 70, died early Wednesday, Dec. 10, of complications from a stroke...
  • AP scores 'stay strong' in Downers Grove

     AP scores 'stay strong' in Downers Grove
    Downers Grove high schools this year logged their highest-ever number of passing grades on advanced placement exams, according to Community High School District 99 officials. Students took 1,741 AP tests in the spring, up 9 percent from the previous...
  • Lee Sandlin, Chicago author known for depth of research, dies at 58

    Lee Sandlin, Chicago author known for depth of research, dies at 58
    Lee Sandlin, a writer, covered a broad range of subjects in books and articles, producing everything from a historical look at life along the Mississippi River in the 19th century to a study of how early tornado chasing brought about the field of...
  • 2014 in review: Downers Grove

    2014 in review: Downers Grove
    With an ongoing debate about flooding, a community fight to save a 19th-century home, a drunk driving investigation, and yes—chickens—Downers Grove was ripe with controversial, provocative and intriguing news in 2014. Here's are some of the...
  • NU's lakefront parking garage a winner

    NU's lakefront parking garage a winner
    When Northwestern University cut down a stand of trees last year to make way for a parking garage and visitor center along Lake Michigan, it seemed as if the university was bumbling into a new version of the madness that inspired Joni Mitchell's famous...
  • Best bets in and around the north and northwest suburbs, Oct. 30-Nov. 5

    Best bets in and around the north and northwest suburbs, Oct. 30-Nov. 5
    These are some highlights of events this weekend and beyond in the North and Northwest suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit: triblocal.com/events Corks for a...
  • Police escorts for sports teams a 'troubling' privilege, critics say

    Police escorts for sports teams a 'troubling' privilege, critics say
    Evanston's Central Street was already sluggish on a recent Saturday afternoon when a wailing siren brought traffic on the two-lane road to a halt. An Illinois State Police cruiser sailed up from behind, lights blazing, and led a line of westbound buses...
  • Family asks why man shot by police in hospital wasn't frisked after crash

    Family asks why man shot by police in hospital wasn't frisked after crash
    Christopher Anderson's mother believes he would still be alive had state troopers patted him down at the scene of a car crash hours before he was shot inside a Highland Park emergency room. "He should have been frisked. All of this could have been...
  • Lake Forest writer-in-residence earns national acclaim for poetry

    Lake Forest writer-in-residence earns national acclaim for poetry
    Cecilia Corrigan, a 2013 Lake Forest College writer-in-residence, is receiving national accolades for the poetry she wrote during her stay on the North Shore. Corrigan's book, "Titanic," contains poems whose central figure is Alan Turing, the British...