| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Here are some 2013 New Year's resolutions from near and far, posted by fans on my Facebook page:
"My resolution is for my heart and mind to follow the Serenity Prayer in my pet rescue efforts: 'God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:28 AM
A man who was exonerated last month in an alleged 2002 rape at the Daley Center was briefly jailed Sunday because police thought he was an unregistered sex offender, according to his lawyer.
Russell Ainsworth, who represented Carl Chatman in his...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Illinois State Police removed Carl Chatman's name from the sex offender registry this morning, following notification that Chatman had been exonerated in an alleged 2002 rape at the Daley Center and, thus, should not have been on the website.
| Nov 3, 2013
| 2:18 PM
A northwest suburban man was ordered held in lieu of $300,000 bail Sunday after he allegedly tried to rendezvous with a 15-year-old girl he met online, only to discover that the girl was actually an undercover cop.
Heath T. Locum, 44, of the 700 block...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 7:52 AM
American Music Festival: The 33rd annual celebration of roots, rhythm and roll includes headlining sets by Dave Alvin, Jon Dee Graham and James McMurtry, and an undercard loaded with dance-friendly Creole and swing bands, 1 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday at...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 5:23 PM
Two Chicago-area men face a variety of charges for trying to sell an undercover cop more than $37,000 worth of cocaine on Saturday.
Pedro Ascensio, 52, of Berwyn, and Eduardo Mojica, 37, of Cicero, attempted to sell 269 grams of cocaine, more than...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 4:15 PM
When a Chicago woman was found wandering drunk along a highway entrance ramp near Lyons last month, she told police nothing about a one-vehicle SUV crash several hours before that had killed two other women, authorities said today.
Now Lisa Elner, 44,...
| Feb 1, 2013
It took more than two decades of labor, but Illinois is finally poised to permit its first free-standing birth center, an alternative model of care for low-risk pregnant women who want to deliver in a homey environment with a reduced chance of medical...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 5:54 PM
A state board on Tuesday unanimously approved Illinois' first free-standing birthing center, a homelike facility that allows healthy pregnant women to labor and deliver with minimal medical intervention.
The two-room birth center at the nonprofit PCC...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 2:07 PM
A Berwyn man died from carbon monoxide poisoning after a fire broke out in his home Wednesday night in the western suburb, authorities say.
The Berwyn Fire Department received a call at 7:30 p.m. for a fire in the 2400 block of Euclid Avenue. James...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Tiesto: In the world of electronic dance music, this Dutch DJ and producer has been a dominant figure for a decade and a featured performer at the 2004 Olympics in Athens; he’s been rocking arenas ever since, 7 p.m. Friday at UIC Pavilion, 525 S....