| Nov 1, 2012
| 12:53 PM
If you have been gaming at area casinos since their inception, you know just how far that experience has come over the industry's 21 years.
When Illinois's first casino, the Argosy Alton Belle near St. Louis, opened in September 1991, then-current...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 11:13 AM
A Des Plaines woman and a Bellwood man have been arrested on charges of trying to help immigrants gain U.S. legal residency by arranging fraudulent marriages in Las Vegas and Illinois in exchange for up to $17,000.
Teresita Zarrabian, 60, and Michael...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Mount Prospect police today asked for help from any witnesses to an accident that killed a 64-year-old woman this weekend.
Zofia Wilhem, 64, who police said lived in Des Plaines, but who also had recently lived in the 8100 block of Grace Avenue in Niles,...
| 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...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 10:01 PM
An emergency room doctor called the state hotline in June after treating a Midlothian toddler whose split lip, swollen eyes and bruised forehead cast doubt on his mother's explanation that he fell off a bed.
The little boy's younger sister, the mother...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 5:06 PM
A Chicago man who allegedly used someone else's credit card at a northwest suburban casino was later caught with seven fake charge cards and a machine that makes the plastic cards in his apartment, police and prosecutors said Saturday.
| Dec 27, 2010
| 5:03 PM
A private program that has long kept secret watch over Illinois doctors receiving substance-abuse treatment is now monitoring health care professionals with sexual misconduct violations — including some convicted of crimes.
Begun several decades...
| 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-...
| 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...
| Jul 26, 2011
Q: The following is a Tribune Dutch pound cake recipe that dates back to the 1960s, maybe the late 1950s—back then I didn't date recipes when I cut them out of the Trib. This pound cake is requested by my children (adults now) for their birthdays...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 3:13 PM
A north suburban man faces felony and misdemeanor charges after Cook County sheriff’s officers found an unloaded AK-47-style weapon behind his home following a dispute with his neighbor, officials said.
Timothy Bogacki, of the 4000 block of Touhy...