| Dec 18, 2012
| 5:56 PM
As 2012 draws to a close, let's take a look back at the year in Chicago theater. January started with a roar — Klea Blackhurst doing Ethel Merman doing "Gypsy" at the Drury Lane Theatre. Twyla Tharp, an artist who refuses to stop reworking her...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 4:42 PM
A Matteson woman is being held on bail after she allegedly ran over her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend Thursday in Park Forest, prosecutors said.
Alexius Keys, 20, was ordered held in lieu of $750,000 bail on an attempted murder charge in a Cook County...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 8:14 PM
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,...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Will County board members have once again said a third airport won't fly with them unless the county has control over how it is run. …...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 9:03 AM
Etel Billig, the co-founder of the Illinois Theatre Center in Park Forest, an indefatigable pioneer of professional theater in the Chicago suburbs and a Chicago actress with decades of work on the city's leading stages, died March 28, after suffering a...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 2:56 PM
In my job you hear a lot of curtain speeches — turn off your cellphones, subscribe now, blah, blah, blah. But in that sea of rhetorical predictability, there is one speech I will never forget. It took place about five or six years ago at the...
| Dec 23, 2011
Educators forced out or disciplined by local districts over cheating and other state testing violations continued working in schools or administering state exams as their cases languished in Springfield without investigation, the Tribune has learned....
| May 9, 2012
| 7:05 AM
On Friday. May 4, 2012, Barbara Ann (Hoch) Kearney passed away peacefully at Hiland Cottage, surrounded by her husband of 56 years, her daughters, sons-in-laws and grandchildren.
Barbara was born in Flint on April 19, 1937, to Norman and Blanche Hoch....
| Sep 3, 2012
| 10:46 AM
A 21-year-old man was ordered held this afternoon on $2 million bail in the fatal stabbing of a man who was found in a bedroom of a Marquette Park home, police said.
Julian Williams, of the 6900 block of South Ada Street was charged with first-degree...
| Sep 25, 2012
In the face of repeated red flags, school board members hiked the pay of a south suburban superintendent and fattened his pension to among the more lucrative in the state, the Tribune has found.
The superintendent, Alex Boyd Jr., was indicted last...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 2:11 PM
The state of Illinois is teaming with Cook County on a trial program in which a loan fund will be created to buy vacant foreclosed homes, renovate them and resell them to home buyers at low interest rates.
Six suburbs will take part: Berwyn, Chicago...