| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 8:03 PM
An 87-year-old man and his 91-year-old wife died Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on northbound I-355 in Will County near Bolingbrook, authorities said.
About 3 p.m. near milepost 13.5, a silver Toyota Tundra pickup truck struck the driver's...
| 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...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 3:33 PM
An Austin man was denied bail today in the murder of a Berwyn man early Thursday in what prosecutors said today was a dispute over whether the victim would give someone drugs.
Martin Garcia, 20, of the 5800 block of West Roosevelt Road, faces a first-...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 3:13 PM
A west suburban doctor was sentenced to 13 years in prison today for sexually assaulting a patient in 2005 during an examination in his Berwyn office.
Ricardo Arze, 59, of Berwyn, a family practice physician, was convicted by a jury in May 2012 for...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 11:44 AM
Four gang members have been charged with beating a Cicero man to death after one accused him of breaking a bottle on the floor at a party they were all attending, authorities said.
Peter Ocampo, 28, of the 3500 block of South 57th Court in the west...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 10:41 PM
A pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle in Cicero died Friday night, authorities said.
The victim, a male of an unknown age, was a pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle in the 3400 block of South Cicero Avenue in Cicero, according to the Cook County...
| 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,...