| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:53 PM
On a June morning last year, Alex Alvarez left his home in the lush Salvadoran region of Morazan to make the now-familiar journey of tens of thousands of other young immigrants from Central America.
There was no father or mother to send him off with a...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 3:08 AM
Linda Hayes has no plans to venture outside her West Englewood home this weekend, even with a favorable weather report and invitations to several gatherings.
Instead, she intends to spend the next 72 hours inside her home, a hostage to the gun...
| Jul 23, 2014
Dr. Harold Gerstein created programs at Northwestern University Dental School and Marquette University School of Dentistry, and he invented several instruments used in the practice of endodontics.
He never applied for patents for those devices, his...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Our club: We are the Austin-Irving Book Club.
Our meetings: We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor community room of the Austin-Irving branch of the Chicago Public Library. The participants reside primarily in...
| May 29, 2014
| 8:58 AM
A 26-year-old Des Plaines man previously convicted as a child sex offender is again accused of exposing himself to children, Cook County authorities said.
A Cook County judge set bond at $100,000 Wednesday for Austin Hamilton, who faces three felony ...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Four people were ordered held in lieu of bail on felony armed robbery charges after Niles police say they followed a woman home from work on May 15 and robbed her outside her garage.
A 34-year-old Niles woman told police that she had returned home...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 2:52 PM
The Chicago Infrastructure Trust approved its second project Thursday, a plan to make 141 city-owned swimming pools more energy efficient.
The proposal would not make any cosmetic changes to the city’s aging collection of swimming pools, but would...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:25 PM
A new $100,000 marketing campaign promoting Elgin's housing market has unlikely roots in a fair housing settlement between Wells Fargo Bank and a Chicago-area group tied to the National Fair Housing Alliance.
A year ago, the alliance and 13 of its...
| May 14, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Debra K. Ferguson started work as commissioner of Virginia's Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services on April 28, filling the post left by the retirement of James W. Stewart III earlier this year.
"I'm new to Virginia. I have a lot to...
| Jun 20, 2014
Dear Mayor Rahm Emanuel,
I appreciate your frustration regarding the newly emblazoned 20-foot-6-inch-high sign that now hangs over the riverfront near Michigan Avenue. I appreciate your concern that it is, as you put it, "tasteless" and that the...
| May 16, 2014
| 5:02 PM
Police are investigating the death of a 38-year-old man found with trauma to the head in an alley in the North Austin neighborhood early Friday morning.
Gabriel Rios, of the 5300 block of West Bloomingdale Avenue, was found in an alley behind the 5100...