| Feb 20, 2015
| 9:28 AM
If money talks, it will have a lot to say in the new 2nd Ward come Election Day.
More than $1 million has poured into the campaign coffers of the six candidates who want to represent the ward, which cuts across 13 North Side neighborhoods stretching from...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 9:00 AM
When Florida became the 36th state to legalize same-sex marriage on Jan. 6, it meant greater equality for the roughly 50,000 same-sex couples who call Florida home — as determined by California-based research center The Williams Institute through...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 1:27 PM
Northbrook, demographically one of the oldest towns in the area, may be about to get a little older – again.
A partnership of Northbrook builders has applied to tear down three houses on the southwest corner of Shermer and Techny roads and build...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 12:11 PM
Say what you will about the cesspool of Illinois politics — buildings in the Land of Jailed Governors are a beacon of energy-saving construction.
For the second straight year, Illinois ranked first among the states in a survey of new and newly...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 1:14 PM
A referendum question asking Westmont residents and taxpayers to fund various flood control projects will likely be on the April municipal election ballot.
The exact question has not been decided, with options including funding the projects with a new 1...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 7:26 AM
A racially prejudiced note sent to one of the few black residents of the tiny, island town of Manalapan has sparked a police and postal service investigation and a conversation about diversity in the close-knit community.
The note, addressed during a...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 7:22 PM
For Chicago travelers planning to go to the Northeast over the next few days, the National Weather Service has a word of advice: Don’t.
A massive snowstorm that could pack up to 3 feet of snow in the next 36 hours is expected to hit the region...
| Jan 24, 2015
Little-known facts: The town of Orange was the home of the nation's first computer camp in 1977. It was also a site for the deployment of Nike missiles for the defense of Greater New Haven during the Cold War. (Now the site is part of the Connecticut...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Anyone who’s biked around parts of the South and Southwest sides knows it can be a very different experience than riding on some of the city’s most bike-heavy North Side streets, where you hardly can go the grocery store or hop on a bus or...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 9:13 PM
The boxy white building with weathered paint in Echo Park offers few clues that colorful, fanciful puppets dance inside.
For more than half a century, the Bob Baker Marionette Theater has entertained children, as it did on a recent Friday when small...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 10:00 PM
While Chicago saw a slight decrease in homicides in 2014, communities such as Humboldt Park—where gang recruitment has turned deadly—and Rogers Park saw a jump in slayings even as some South Side areas marked double-digit declines in killings,...