| 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 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....
| Sep 26, 2012
| 3:33 PM
A convicted sex offender who was once the subject of a Tribune investigation about attempted child abduction was sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison today after he tried to kidnap a 12-year-old boy last year in Elmwood Park, according to the Cook County...
| Mar 28, 2013
When officials in suburban Des Plaines read about the hazards of spreading cancer-causing coal tar on playgrounds, parking lots and driveways, they moved to join other communities across the nation that have banned pavement sealants made with the...
| 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...
| 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......