| May 4, 2014
"'Crossfire' Held Hostage," a crisis in my household, lasted 51 days.
On March 11, three days after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished from the skies, CNN more or less suspended all regular programming to keep viewers abreast of the fruitless...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:37 PM
Illinois Democrats on Tuesday rolled out a new state spending plan that puts off many tough decisions until after the November election by relying on a series of time-tested budget tricks.
To make ends meet, at least on paper, lawmakers would bump up...
| May 3, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Chicago's fastest, rudest bicyclists were called "scorchers." They hunched over their handlebars as they raced in the streets.
They were "selfish, reckless, impudent transgressors of the law and trespassers upon the rights of others," the Tribune...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 10:53 PM
Even though Woodridge trustees are poised to repeal a ban on video gambling in the suburb, not all business establishments that want the machines will have the opportunity to acquire them.
At a village board meeting on April 10, trustees directed the...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Incumbent Ron Sandack and Downers Grove school board member Keith Matune are vying for the Republican nomination for the 81st Illinois House District, using social media to deliver their message to voters in the district that hits several suburbs in...
| Mar 13, 2014
Letters to the editor from Wheaton, Elmhurst and Geneva.
I am voting yes on March 18 for the referendum that would allow District 87 to make vital repairs and facility improvements at all four of our high schools.
I view this as a...
| Feb 20, 2014
Letters to the editor from Plainfield, Joliet, Bolingbrook, Evergreen Park, Lockport, Lansing and Oak Lawn.
When the weather forecasters say "tomorrow morning won't be as cold; it will be about 3 degrees," you know we're having a bad...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 3:00 PM
A bill aimed at expanding the Plainfield Park District board — and effectively shifting power away from the board majority — is expected to go before the full Illinois House soon.
The bill recently passed the House Cities and Villages...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 2:01 PM
Republican Evelyn Mazzucco hopes to challenge incumbent Democratic state Rep. John D'Amico in the November election for a seat in the 15th District of the state House.
D'Amico, who is currently running unopposed, is in his 10th year of representing...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Lyons Township High School District 204 is closer to managing its own finances after an Illinois House of Representatives bill cleared a committee vote Wednesday.
House Bill 5572 would allow the high school to break from the Lyons Township school...
| Mar 13, 2014
Letters to the editor from Fox Lake and Mundelein.
I am writing to support an increase in Illinois' minimum wage.
I live in a community in which many of the residents work for minimum wage — or less. People are struggling,...