| Aug 3, 2011
| 7:58 AM
By Jim Gorzelany
Economic woes and double-digit unemployment are being blamed for a rash of staged auto accidents by criminals against unsuspecting motorists to line their pockets through fraudulent insurance claims.
Ten people were...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 9:46 AM
The following items were taken from Glenview police reports:
A 47-year-old Glenview woman was arrested July 17 at 12:32 p.m. and charged with criminal damage to property along the 1600 block of Waukegan Road.
A 57-year-old Glenview man was arrested...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 8:01 PM
A sewer project aimed at relieving chronic flooding near the Park Ridge Country Club is on pause after aldermen balked at approving a more than $1 million engineering contract with the firm that has overseen the city's flood control work to date....
| Jul 21, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Fewer than 3 percent of the nation’s 6,730 banks are minority institutions, but that’s still a bigger percentage than a decade ago, according to a study released Monday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
The FDIC defines a “...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:50 AM
The Des Plaines City Council debated recently whether residents and small-business owners would be interested in allowing city officials to negotiate a potentially lower monthly electric bill on their behalf.
Illinois law allows municipalities and...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:10 AM
Click on the image above to view an interactive map of suburban farmers markets.
French Market in Winnetka
4-8:30 p.m., June 11, 18, 25; July 9, 16, 23, 30, Hubbard Woods Park, 939 Green Bay Road at Gage Street.
7 a.m.-1 p....
| Jun 30, 2014
| 12:38 PM
The following information was taken from Elmhurst police reports:
An 18-year-old Elmhurst man was charged June 23 with consumption of alcohol by a minor. Police saw three people on the Illinois Prairie Path at about 12:30 a.m., but the others ran away....
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:00 PM
A Chicago man who was previously convicted of criminal sexual abuse was accused Thursday of driving through a condominium complex without pants in northwest suburban Des Plaines, said officials.
Shortly before 7:30 p.m. Thursday, sheriff's police were...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:32 AM
While vehicle theft is on track to reach its lowest levels in nearly a half-century, the state of California now lays claim to more "hot spots" for the crime than ever. Golden State metropolitan areas occupy a record nine of......
| May 1, 2014
| 11:47 AM
A Cook County jury awarded the owners of a Des Plaines office complex nearly $1.2 million in a lawsuit against the city over damages sustained in a 2011 flood, attorneys for the owner recently announced.
The suit, filed in August of 2011 on behalf of O'...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:15 AM
With the first 37 miles of the Interstate-90 rebuilding and widening project completed in the west, workers have moved on to the eastern stretch encompassing Des Plaines, Illinois Tollway representatives announced at a recent town hall meeting.