| 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 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 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 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......
| 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 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 5, 2014
| 9:20 PM
Des Plaines officials said they hope that, if Cook County approves an application for a property-tax incentive the board recently backed, the construction of a proposed new building could bring permanent jobs to the community.
Liberty Property Trust has...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 8:58 AM
A northwest suburban man has been sentenced to 65 years in prison for shooting a man five times and beating him with the gun outside a West Side tire shop in 2012.
According to a press release from the the Cook County state's attorney's office,...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 4:46 PM
Maryville Academy's Behavioral Health Hospital may be spared from a planned closure after a national mental health care provider has come forward with intentions to purchase the Des Plaines facility, hospital officials confirmed this week.
| Jun 3, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Fourteen Des Plaines fire and police personnel take home city-owned vehicles, but Ald. Dick Sayad, 4th, would like to cut that number to four.
The issue spurred a debate among aldermen, City Manager Michael Bartholomew, Police Chief William Kushner...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:34 AM
A state-appointed hearing officer has upheld the decision by Maine Township High School District 207 to fire a former soccer coach and tenured teacher connected to hazing allegations at Maine West High School.
In a 62-page report, hearing officer...