| Sep 21, 2011
| 2:13 PM
During a year when many unionized Cook County workers are taking 10 unpaid days off to help balance the budget, five commissioners are refusing to do so.
The commissioners, who make $85,000 a year, have asked the county comptroller for their money back...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 6:03 PM
Facing mounting political pressure, at least two Cook County commissioners reversed course Thursday and told Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s office that they will take a salary cut to help balance the budget, a source told the Tribune....
| Nov 20, 2011
| 9:01 PM
A teenager and two men were charged with robbing two businesses at gunpoint at a popular strip mall in south suburban Crestwood last weekend.
While police arrested one of the three suspects the same night as the Nov. 13 robberies, Crestwood investigators...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 9:11 AM
After hearing food banks were experiencing a shortage on one of their most important staples, peanut butter, we got a nutty idea. So, we spread the word and started a one day peanut butter drive. In a Jif, we had 18 listeners offer their businesses as...
| May 12, 2011
| 1:28 PM
The Tribune’s scoop about the Obama administration’s order to clean up the Chicago River came after years of reporting about the urban waterway. Taking multiple trips on the river, reading scores of dry-but-important documents and conducting...
| Dec 10, 2008
| 4:26 PM
State Rep. Maria Sachs, D-Delray Beach, is holding another workshop for homeowners struggling to stay in their homes. Sachs launched the H.O.P.E. for Palm Beach County task force in the summer as a local offshoot of Gov. Charlie Crist's Florida......
| Apr 21, 2009
Gov. Pat Quinn is demanding answers from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency about why residents of south suburban Crestwood weren't notified that the village had pumped drinking water contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals for more than...
| Apr 30, 2009
Federal agents raided government offices in south suburban Crestwood on Wednesday, less than two weeks after a Tribune investigation revealed the village had secretly pumped drinking water from a polluted well for more than two decades.
Acting on a...
| May 20, 2009
(WGN-AM)- One person died and three people were taken to area hospitals with serious injuries following a three-vehicle crash on Illinois Highway 83 near Palos Park, a fire official said.
The crash, which happened about 8:20 a.m. about a half-mile west...
| Oct 23, 2009
| 1:14 PM
On Wednesday, the Tribune featured reports updating two of its major watchdog projects this year -- "Clout Goes to College," which exposed the University of Illinois admissions scandal, and "Compromised Care," which reported that elderly and disabled...
| Jun 8, 2009
| 4:01 PM
(WGN-AM)- Inspectors began testing soil and groundwater near Crestwood's contaminated well Monday, the first step in an attempt to determine how much of the toxic pollution people consumed for more than two decades.
Using a hydraulic probe attached to...