| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:02 AM
The CTA has released the list of nearly 20 buildings in the Lakeview neighborhood it says must be torn down as part of a $320 million project to build an elevated bypass and untangle trains on the Red, Purple and Brown lines.
Many of the buildings are...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 2:27 PM
A former college volleyball coach with a history of covertly taking video up women's skirts is facing a new charge, this time for allegedly following a suburban Whole Foods shopper last year and using a camera attached to his shoe to record footage of her...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:51 PM
Carrying a shield, an unholstered Taser, a shotgun loaded with beanbag rounds and a drawn handgun, five Park Forest police officers entered the assisted-living apartment where a 95-year-old World War II veteran had holed up alone with a knife after...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Libraries represent perhaps the best crossroads of our public and private selves available in the civic landscape. They are where we quietly seek out other peoples' stories while surrounded by fellow citizens on their own quests for literary treasure...
| Mar 16, 2014
It was while sitting in a Missouri federal courtroom watching his peace activist wife refusing to pay $424.47 in restitution to reduce an 11-year sentence for damaging a nuclear missile silo that Joe Gump decided that he, too, would take what he liked...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 9:11 PM
The Illinois State Police captain was used to taking command in high-profile cases, among them overseeing dozens of officers in the investigation that led to the arrest of former Bolingbrook police Sgt. Drew Peterson.
But in September, when a life-...
| Jun 21, 2014
Argonne National Laboratory received a $2 million federal grant to help develop hybrid fuel cells as part of a move to diversify away from traditional electricity-generating power plants and better incorporate renewable sources of energy, such as wind and...
| Feb 27, 2014
As students in school districts in the northern suburbs and elsewhere increasingly trade pencils and spiral-bound notebooks for laptops and iPads, educators say digital distractions also have begun to become a part of the classroom.
| Mar 3, 2014
Marcia Gray Martin was a working architect who was an architecture professor at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn for 24 years.
However, friends and colleagues say Mrs. Martin, who also wrote a college textbook on drafting architectural plans by hand,...
| May 10, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Developer Raymond Sarlot was looking for a tax write-off when he and an associate paid $1 million for a down-on-its-luck Hollywood landmark, the Chateau Marmont, in 1975.
Long a haven for privacy-loving celebrities such as Greta Garbo and Roman...
| Jun 9, 2013
Brittney Bratton made it only partway through rehearsing her high school graduation speech before she had to stop.
"Stay strong," called Danita Allen, school counselor at Youth Connection Leadership Academy as Bratton tried to collect herself. "If...