| Sep 25, 2014
| 7:04 AM
As students have returned to college campuses for a new school year, I want to take this opportunity to remind them of the detrimental ramifications that may result from using or possessing a fake driver’s license or identification card....
| Sep 6, 2014
| 3:29 AM
Illinois' tough-sounding DUI statutes make one thing clear: Those arrested for drunken driving are almost guaranteed to lose their licenses for a time.
But in suburbs across the Chicago area, a Tribune analysis found a special plea deal is regularly cut...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 1:44 PM
Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Edith Fore.
One of these names doesn't fit in the same category with the others.
All were actresses. All are no longer with us.
Fore's name might not be nearly as recognizable or iconic as the others,...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:34 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn struck a class warfare theme Wednesday during a plea to Democratic Party faithful to turn out a big vote this fall to defeat Republicans with pockets as deep as “King Midas.”
The re-election seeking Quinn...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:52 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Governor candidate Bruce Rauner called on a boisterous Republican Day crowd at the Illinois State Fair on Thursday to help knock out Gov. Pat Quinn and the one-party Democrat rule that has run Illinois “into the ground.”...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Thousands of people turned out for the annual Bud Billiken Parade Saturday, a day to celebrate the start-up of school with dancers, marching bands, political floats and outdoor grilling.
Only this year -- for the first time that anyone could remember in...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 9:02 AM
PITTSBURGH — Range Resources will pay penalties totaling $4.15 million to settle violations related to six Marcellus Shale gas drilling and fracking wastewater impoundments in Washington County that caused soil and groundwater contamination.
| Sep 19, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Installing child safety seats in cars can be a frustrating experience. Finding out that nine out of ten child safety seats are not installed correctly, according to the Illinois State Police, is downright frightening.
Car accidents are the second...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Thank you for the recent Tribune stories revealing that many drunk drivers in Illinois routinely escape significant legal penalties, highlighting yet another shameful example of municipalities that are more interested in collecting revenue than in keeping...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 4:31 PM
If you drink and drive, you pay. That's what the law says. Driving under the influence of alcohol is supposed to lead to a driver's license suspension.
But in some suburbs, particularly DuPage County, people arrested for DUI often waltz around the state...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade was a “Who’s Who” for the civic-minded, and the participating organizations cut across every age demographic — from the tykes populating local preschools to the Jewish Veterans of Foreign...