| Jan 30, 2011
| 9:32 PM
Via the Lemont Reporter we learn that -- On Jan. 4, the Election Board ruled that (incumbent member of the Lemont-Bromberek Comined School District 113A school board Janet) Hughes did not bind her nominating papers, thus removing her name from......
| Jun 11, 2011
| 5:25 PM
A traffic crash killed a 17-year-old girl and injured another in southwest suburban Orland Park late Friday, officials said.
Julie Gorczynski, 17, of the 7900 block of Frankfort Square Drive in Frankfort, was pronounced dead at 11:05 p.m. at Palos...
| Mar 5, 2011
| 12:47 PM
Just 11 students make up the entire 7th grade in Lake County's Rondout School District 72, where the lone school has but 161 students.
The cost to taxpayers: $23,449 per child, the highest of all elementary districts in Illinois, the most recent data...
| Aug 20, 2010
Our six-part series on Chicago's neighborhoods and suburbs concludes with a salute to the southland.
1/ Thornton goes way back. An 1840 map of the area shows Chicago, "Napierville" (Naperville), "Juliet" (Joliet) – and Thornton. And the nearby...
| 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 14, 2012
| 7:30 PM
Hoosiers filling up at the pump this week are feeling the squeeze on their wallets and Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is working to ensure they aren’t being illegally gouged.
According to AAA on Thursday, Indiana has the 7th highest gas...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 10:42 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn today approved legislation requiring thousands of retired state employees to chip in on the costs of health care insurance that many of them get for little or nothing.
The law attempts to rein in the state’s rising costs but also...
| 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...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 9:45 AM
One person was killed during a 3-car crash early this morning on I-55 near west suburban Darien, according to Illinois State Police.
The three vehicles collided on southbound I-55 at Lemont Road near Darien at 3:50 a.m. killing one driver, according to...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 12:58 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn today called for a special session of the General Assembly on Aug. 17 to take up pension reform.
"It's time to vote," Quinn said of lawmakers. "See you in Springfield."
The Illinois House already was scheduled to be in that day to deal...
| Jul 5, 2009
Just days before state lawmakers were supposed to wrap up business, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and members of his Illinois Reform Commission gathered around a wooden conference table in the office of the lieutenant governor.
The setting was appropriate....