| 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...
| Jul 18, 2014
Wednesday's blog item followed by Sunday's print column version of the story: So I had business yesterday afternoon at the Illinois Secretary of State's Chicago North regional office at 5401 N. Elston Ave. and notice on the way in that......
| 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 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...
| 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,...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Winnetka residents are invited to celebrate Independence Day on Friday at the park district's annual Fourth of July Parade and Fourthfest.
Toby Ross, the park district's recreation supervisor, said this year marks the 127th anniversary of Winnetka's...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:28 AM
The first driver's licenses for immigrants living in Illinois illegally will be issued in December, with officials estimating that as many as 500,000 people could eventually apply for the special permits.
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White's office...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:01 PM
City Hall’s effort to get Chicago residents to register their dogs is largely a bust, City Clerk Susan Mendoza acknowledged today.
During a two-year push, the city added nearly 11,600 dog tags to bring the rolls up to almost 41,000 as of June 30....
| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn signed three road safety bills into law Monday, including two that aim to make it tougher for some teenage drivers to earn a license.
The first, dubbed "Patricia's Law," would prohibit judges from granting supervision to anyone charged in...