| Oct 7, 2013
As debate swirls around the federal Affordable Care Act, officials in north suburban Cook County have already geared up to serve as an information source.
In Maine Township, officials are exploring the prospect of the township serving as a federally...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 3:29 PM
An Evanston man was ordered held on $600,000 bail today and accused of sexually assaulting and severely beating a 14-year-old runaway he allegedly forced into prostitution.
Donzell Mintz, 21, was charged with involuntary sexual servitude of a minor,...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 12:31 PM
From the City of Evanston Web site, an announcement about Fire Prevention week:
"It’s time for Fire Prevention week and from October 6th to 12th; Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Jean Rolfing Cleland, whose social activism ranged from fighting for the rights of migrant workers to protesting against the Vietnam War, made open housing the focus of her volunteer efforts more than 60 years ago.
The Wilmette mother of six started the...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:11 PM
Like the series finale of "Breaking Bad," last weekend's college football slate was fantastic. With its victory over LSU, Georgia firmly planted its flag in the national title hunt. Alabama rolled Ole Miss, Notre Dame disappointed, Ohio State balled...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:34 PM
A second former CTA executive with decades of transit experience will soon be overseeing policy at Metra.
Cook County commissioners representing the north and west suburbs unanimously appointed retired CTA safety and security official John Plante on...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 3:45 PM
A Cook County jury this afternoon found a south suburban Hazel Crest man guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 killing of a hearing-impaired man in a robbery on the Evanston-Chicago border, officials said.
In a trial at the courthouse in Skokie, the...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:04 PM
A day after she was found in her Evanston home, the manner and cause of Sharon Eckersall’s death remain a mystery.
Eckersall, who served three terms as Evanston Township assessor and had been elected to return to the office in January, was...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:23 AM
Officials at the Arlington Heights Senior Center say it's rare there's a waiting list for informational events there, but one session on the Affordable Care Act is expected to pack the house.
A forum on the federal law—one aspect of which recently...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:57 PM
This week, thousands of uninsured and under-insured Cook, Will and Lake County residents have new healthcare options they can pursue on the state's online "marketplace" for insurance plans.
Despite the political theater in Washington, D.C., and the...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:06 PM
As the crowd goes, so goes the show.
With that in mind, Desmond Howard issued a challenge to the Northwestern faithful with ESPN's "College GameDay" coming to Evanston on Saturday morning.
"We draw energy from the crowd," the 1991 Heisman Trophy...