| 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....
| Apr 17, 2013
| 9:34 PM
Property owners in the Chicago area who have suffered through flooding in the past face the possibility for more of the same Thursday and Friday, as hard rains continue to pound saturated ground.
Additional rounds of heavy thunderstorms could dump...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Aurora police Friday announced charges against a man in connection with the fatal hit-and-run crash this week that killed a counselor at a residential school for children with psychiatric issues.
Gustavo Villarreal, 44, who remains at large, has been...
| 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...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:31 AM
In 1964, California crooners the Beach Boys sang about having "fun, fun, fun, 'til her daddy takes the T-bird away." Well, nearly 50 years later, Golden State residents still have to worry about someone snatching their ride from them ???......
| Feb 22, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Hurricane Sandy damaged or destroyed more than 250,000 cars, the National Insurance Crime Bureau said Thursday. The Des Plaines, Ill., agency noted that these preliminary figures only include insured cars whose owners filed claims after the October 2012...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Wednesday's print column They jokingly refer to themselves as "road scholars," the part-time, often itinerate employees who teach the majority of the classroom hours at community colleges. Without their willingness to work for modest pay, tuition at these...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 4:32 AM
That Mercedes-Benz in your driveway might have turned the tables on the Joneses, who are now trying to keep up with you, but that envy doesn't end with your neighbors. According to a report released today by the National Insurance......
| Aug 3, 2013
| 2:43 PM
The former owner of two Indiana restaurants noted for their authentic Thai food died Friday night in hospice care in northwest suburban Des Plaines, almost five years after she was found with severe head trauma at the restaurant's Fort Wayne location....