| Aug 26, 2011
It can take years for people with cerebral palsy, autism, schizophrenia or Down syndrome to find trusted physicians to oversee their health. Now, families and advocates say, those medical relationships are being threatened as Illinois rolls out a new...
| Mar 13, 2011
| 8:47 AM
A 64-year-old man was killed in a traffic accident Friday in north suburban Niles, officials said.
The man was identified as Vladimir Breza, of the 1300 block of Perry Street in Des Plaines, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office....
| Mar 23, 2011
| 8:28 AM
Can you really have an herbicide/pesticide-free lawn that looks good?
Most people think "natural lawn care" means you can ignore your lawn all spring and summer. But while it's a chemical-free process, it does require a few basic practices, Rachel...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 9:32 PM
HOLLYWOOD — The American Humane Assn. celebrated ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things at the Hero Dog Awards, presented by Cesar Canine Cuisine on Oct. 3 at the Hollywood Hilton.
The gala event was taped for TV broadcast Nov. 11 on the...
| Jan 28, 2011
| 6:18 AM
A 20-year-old man has been charged with criminal sexual assault after he admitted having sex with a 13-year-old girl he had met online.
Steve Burton was arrested after a Des Plaines police officer saw him and the girl getting dressed in a car parked...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 5:41 PM
A 45-year-old woman was found dead with apparent stab wounds inside her mobile home in an unincorporated area of Cook County near Des Plaines, authorities said.
The woman, identified as Alicia Ramirez, was found inside her home on the 400 block of West...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 1:55 PM
Bail has been set at $10 million for a Des Plaines-area man who allegedly killed his wife by stabbing her multiple times, the Cook County Sheriff's office said today in a press release.
Heriberto Ramirez, 48, of the 400 block of West Touhy, has been...
| Feb 26, 2011
| 4:59 PM
A 34-year-old Chicago woman was charged with felony drug possession after police searched a utility van she was driving in Des Plaines and found bundles of marijuana with an estimated street value of about $881,000, Cook County prosecutors said today....
| Jun 22, 2011
| 5:37 PM
Commonwealth Edison expects to restore power to most of its customers by Thursday night, two days after a violent wave of storms that spawned at least two tornadoes and packed 80 mph winds at one point left about 440,000 customers without electricity...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 12:26 AM
Authorities pulled a person's body from a section of the Des Plaines River that passes through west suburban Forest Park, officials said this morning.
The unidentified male was pulled from the river near the 800 block of Des Plaines Avenue sometime...
| Jul 5, 2011
Older Boy Scouts in Chicagoland and around the nation are rebuffing satirist Tom Lehrer's spoof on their "Be Prepared" pledge, which says: "Be prepared to hold your liquor well. Don't write naughty words on walls if you can't spell."