| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Good morning, 818 readers. The high in Glendale on Tuesday, July 15 is 86 and low is 66, according to National Weather Service experts.
Your top news headlines:
- Anticipate another round of closures this week on the Golden State (5) Freeway as...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Noah Bliss is a running phenom.
Just 10 1/2 years old, the Kenosha boy ran two half-marathons in May, setting a record in one and nearly matching it in the other.
He weighs 71 pounds, stands 4 feet 7 inches tall, wears a youth size 4 shoe and is...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Walter Avery Meares Jr., a former Burbank Leader columnist who wrote about city issues during the late 1980s and early 1990s, passed away peacefully in his Burbank home on July 9. He was 87.
He wrote a column for more than five years covering everything...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 11:08 AM
Plainfield school officials Monday agreed to do something they likely wouldn't have thought of just a few years ago — sell off land earmarked for a future school.
School board members agreed to sell 10.3 acres to the C.W. Avery YMCA for $1...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 2:02 PM
More teen boys are earning extra cash as baby sitters these days, according to the American Red Cross, which offers classes for sitters throughout the U.S.
"This year, 9.3 percent of our enrolled students are boys, which is up from 8.7 percent from...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Laura Metro is one of the lucky ones. Her son, Clay, survived. But Metro will never forget the day Clay, then 3, was pulled out of a swimming pool, looking lifeless.
Clay, now 6, was in a coma for two days before recovering from his fall into the...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 3:59 PM
The Park District of La Grange has hired a real estate consultant — a former park district board member — to help navigate the potential sale of a nearly three-acre piece of Gordon Park.
Bradley Belcaster was hired to help with...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:45 AM
If you want your preschooler to eat more vegetables, skip the marketing -- like all that talk about growing big and strong -- and just serve them, says a new study. Young kids ate more carrots, the study found, when they were served without any message....
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:15 AM
Winter's longer-than-usual grip on Chicago this year will postpone the opening of the 606, the 2.7-mile park and trail system that's being built atop an old elevated railway spur along Bloomingdale Avenue on the Northwest Side, until June 2015,...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:07 PM
The Northbrook Park District may share space with the Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association if voters approve the idea for converting a local Five Seasons Sports Club into a community recreation center, officials say.
| Jul 11, 2014
With smoky barbecue scent filling the air and '80s hip-hop thumping from a speaker, two inner-city teens led their teams up and down the forest preserve field in a friendly but spirited game of pickup football.
Alex, 18 and wiry, weaves across the...