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  • Preckwinkle backs senator over former aide in Jackson primary

    Preckwinkle backs senator over former aide in Jackson primary
    State Sen. Toi Hutchinson of Olympia Fields gained the endorsement today of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle for the Democratic nomination in the special primary to decide a replacement for former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., aides to both...
  • Bloomberg targets Halvorson gun stance in race to replace Jackson Jr.

    Bloomberg targets Halvorson gun stance in race to replace Jackson Jr.
    The first TV ad in the special primary election to replace ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. comes from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee and targets Democrat Debbie Halvorson’s support of gun owner rights. A...
  • Orland Park teen dies after being hit by car in Olympia Fields

    Orland Park teen dies after being hit by car in Olympia Fields
    A 17-year-old Orland Park girl died three days after she was struck by a vehicle while walking in a roadway in Olympia Fields, authorities said. Rosabel Gutierrez, of the 15100 block of El Camino Drive, was hit in the 3600 block of Lincoln Highway about...
  • Bail set for man accused of prostituting girl

    Bail set for man accused of prostituting girl
    Bail was set at $250,000 today for a 24-year-old south suburban man charged with prostituting a 17-year-old girl. A tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children led police to the man, who was advertising juvenile prostitution online,...
  • Power planter: Susan Beard's jaw-dropping garden

    Power planter: Susan Beard's jaw-dropping garden
    Turn into Susan Beard's drive, and you'll notice right away: Spring-flowering bulbs are strewn like a pastel carpet beneath spreading trees and a sea of white narcissus rises to meet the road in front of the house. The native tree species, drifts of grape...
  • 4 accused of Richton Park beating

     4 accused of Richton Park beating
    A mom, her two children and another man have been charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery in connection to the group beating of a man Thursday night in south suburban Richton Park. Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil set bails at $500,...
  • Quinn signs $2 license plate sticker fee hike into law

    Quinn signs $2 license plate sticker fee hike into law
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois drivers will pay $2 more for their license plate stickers next year thanks to a bill Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed Friday to pay for better upkeep and care of state parks. The practical effect of the new law is that...
  • Quinn wants motorcyclists to take two minutes at stuck red lights

    Quinn wants motorcyclists to take two minutes at stuck red lights
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn is calling for a two-minute timeout before a motorcycle driver or bicyclist can proceed through a stoplight that appears stuck on red. The Democratic governor used his veto power on Friday to rewrite legislation that...
  • Illinois House approves major gambling expansion

    Illinois House approves major gambling expansion
    SPRINGFIELD — Shunting aside Gov. Pat Quinn’s concerns, the Illinois House today approved a major expansion of gambling in Illinois that would put a casino in Chicago and four other cities, add positions at riverboats and allow slot machines...
  • Oprah VW Beetle Giveaway Finally Delivers

     
    What's the nicest gift you've given your mother? Jewelry on her birthday? Flowers on Mother's Day? Seventy year-old Jewel Baker just got the keys to a 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. Baker, of Olympia Fields, Ill., won one of 271 redesigned Volkswagen......
  • 2 killed in separate suburban crashes

    A 35-year-woman was killed after the car she was driving went into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on with another vehicle in south suburban Matteson, officials said today. Christine Brown, 35, of the 17000 block of Anthony Avenue in Hazel Crest, was...