| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:32 AM
If you own a Honda Accord or Civic, or a full-size Ford pickup truck, you might want to take a moment to make sure your auto-insurance payments are up to date. You drive one of the top three most-stolen vehicles......
| Jan 9, 2014
Working was a multidimensional endeavor for Ed Duffy.
He was a Chicago cop, deputy chief of staff under Gov. Jim Thompson, director of the Illinois Department of Public Aid, an Arlington Heights trustee, president of Arlington Park racetrack, chief...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:33 AM
The Des Plaines Oasis overlooking the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway, one of the glass-walled icons of the Illinois Tollway system, will be torn down next year to make way for the road's widening, officials announced Thursday.
Opened in 1959 and long a...
| Oct 8, 2013
A wave of video gambling establishments catering to women is starting to sweep across Illinois — cozy, well-lit spots with names like Stella's Place, Emma's Eatery, Dotty's and Betty's Bistro.
They're a far cry from the stereotypical male-...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 10:42 PM
Leaders in Chicago's Filipino-American community are organizing fundraisers to help in the aftermath of a powerful typhoon in the Philippines last week that killed an estimated 10,000 people.
Donations will be collected starting at 6 p.m. Monday at...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:44 PM
There are many organizations assisting victims of the tornadoes in central Illinois. Here are a few of the many ways to help:
The American Red Cross has opened shelters in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Red Cross vehicles are also...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 4:56 AM
Grand jury subpoenas in the Cook County state’s attorney’s investigation of alleged hazing on athletic teams at Maine West High School in Des Plaines have been issued, sources confirm.
Although no one could say who received the subpoenas,...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 4:57 PM
A convicted sex offender was found guilty today of felony attempted child abduction charges in Cook County Criminal Court after he tried to abduct a 12-year-old boy last July in Elmwood Park.
Judge Thomas Tucker convicted Jeffrey Jewitt, 30, after a one-...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 3:01 PM
A Des Plaines man died over the weekend from hypothermia due to cold exposure, making him at least the seventh person to die in Cook County from cold-related causes this season.
Lawrence Sviontek, 70, of the 1300 block of Rand Road in Des Plaines, was...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 5:28 PM
Investigators are trying to determine if smoking in bed caused the fire in northwest suburban Des Plaines early Monday that claimed the life of 48-year-old Sandra Lupy and destroyed the home where she lived with her father, according to Fire Chief Alan...
| May 13, 2013
| 2:22 PM
A Des Plaines man died after being shot by police after a chase Friday that started with a traffic stop in southwest Illinois and ended in Missouri, according to police.
Jose H. Garcia, 49, of northwest suburban Des Plaines, was shot about 11:45 p.m....