| Dec 27, 2011
Gregory Jones had been at Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center less than an hour when he turned a sheet into a noose and committed suicide.
His body hung from the door of an observation room for 14 minutes before anyone cut him down.
"I don't want...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 8:21 AM
The universally acclaimed Joyce Carol Oates returns to Chicago on the heels of "A Widow's Story" (Harper Collins, publication date: Feb. 15). The author's poignant, intimate memoir about the unexpected death of Raymond Smith, her husband of forty-six...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 9:25 AM
| Aug 8, 2011
New U.S. census figures herald a future where Spanish is more likely to be heard inside classrooms and everything from politics to fashion and food will be executed with a Latin flair.
After a steady increase of Latinos in the area due to births and...
| Oct 4, 2011
The head of one of the largest labor unions in Chicago resigned Monday in the wake of reports that he had been receiving a six-figure city pension while participating in a second pension plan from his local union, in violation of state law.
| Aug 31, 2011
Federal authorities on Tuesday charged the recently re-elected mayor of far southwest suburban Channahon with failing to file four years of federal tax returns.
Joseph Cook, 45, allegedly failed to report more than $250,000 of income from 2005 to 2008,...
| Sep 7, 2011
What is the possibility of a hurricane hitting Illinois?
—Mark Aguirre, Markham
Even though Illinois' midcontinent location far from the ocean precludes it from being hit by a full-fledged hurricane, remnants of hurricanes...
| Jan 29, 2012
States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible.
Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262...
| Mar 4, 2012
Fred Pennix recently drove into Chicago's crime-ridden Englewood neighborhood to check on two of the nearly 40 families under his watch as a state child-protection investigator. It was a holiday but, worried about the children's safety, he was going to...
| Nov 8, 2011
Pace hopes by spring to have twice as many riders commuting on express buses that use the newly widened shoulders of the Stevenson Expressway to maneuver around traffic jams.
Gov. Pat Quinn, transportation officials and legislators hailed the start of...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 5:27 PM
In scores of consumer complaints, Heart Check America clients have accused the company of using pressure sales tactics inappropriate for a health care firm as it markets long-term medical imaging contracts costing thousands of dollars.
The Tinley Park-...