| May 28, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Wednesday's print column Talk about the Wild West. Imagine officials of more than 200 local home-rule units of government in Illinois — trustees, aldermen, councilors, commissioners, most of them part-timers — suddenly and urgently...
| May 23, 2013
| 5:28 AM
A man involved in a car accident earlier this month died overnight, according to authorities.
The crash happened on May 4 between 99th and 101st Streets on Lemont Road in Lemont, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
Luis Velez, of...
| May 9, 2013
| 3:00 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Senate President John Cullerton today sent his version of pension reform to the House, setting up a high-profile clash with the rival plan Speaker Michael Madigan already pushed through the House.
The showdown puts more than 700,...
| Apr 10, 2013
Antsy for spring?
Stop impatiently tapping your hiking boots. The first wildflowers of spring are out.
Behold the skunk cabbage.
It is one of the earliest and oddest.
"It's not very attractive as far as flowers go," said Brian Winters, associate...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 4:36 PM
In an effort to protect its trees from the destructive emerald ash borer, the Village of Homer Glen plans to apply for a competitive grant …...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 12:48 PM
Illinois Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno was so enthused today in her endorsement of Mitt Romney for president that she flubbed his name.
The lawmaker from Lemont was on a conference call to announce that she and a half-dozen state senators...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 3:22 PM
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney might not be campaigning in Illinois until Monday, but he’s poised to saturate the state’s airwaves during the final week before the Illinois primary.
The contender and a political action...
| Dec 22, 2011
Grooms and brides-to-be reportedly received their deposits back after a Lemont banquet hall closed without warning, leaving many couples without a place to host their receptions.
Thirty women were stunned and sent into a panic when they got letters...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 4:51 PM
Some residents of a home near Lemont surprised a burglar this week and got a look at him before he was able to flee with some of their possessions.
The Cook County sheriff's office today released a sketch of the suspect and asked the public for help in...
| May 10, 2012
| 6:09 PM
U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., and 22 local elected officials are urging Metra to add two rush-hour trains to the Heritage Corridor line – one morning inbound train and one evening outbound train, Lipinski’s office announced today.
| Jun 7, 2012
| 2:09 PM
The Illinois Supreme Court today rejected a Republican challenge to have the state’s new Democratic-drawn legislative map tossed as unconstitutional.
The remap challenge was decided on a 4-3 party-line decision.
In February, House Republican...