| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:27 PM
An 85-year-old man died this afternoon after the vehicle he was driving hit a pole on the Northwest Side.
Vincent Pistilli, of the 7300 block of North Oconto Avenue, was pronounced dead at 4:12 p.m. at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge,...
| Jul 15, 2014
After injuring her back on the job and getting a stomach illness, Sharone Brown of Chicago had trouble making her student loan payments, even after she sold her condo.
Then she heard a radio ad from a debt-settlement company. The firm told her it...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed two lawsuits Monday against debt-settlement firms that she claimed perpetrated “scams” against consumers trying to pay off their student loans.
The two lawsuits filed Monday make Illinois the...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:02 AM
Northwestern Memorial Hospital ranked No. 10 in an annual list of the best hospitals in the nation, as compiled by U.S. News and World Report.
The rankings cover nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide. Scoring takes death rates and patient safety in...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 10:49 AM
The League of Women Voters is getting the word out on how Cook and Lake County residents, particularly those along the coastline of Lake Michigan, can prevent flooding while being environmentally friendly at the same time.
Krista Grimm, a water issues...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:13 AM
The following items were taken from police reports:
•A Lake Zurich resident reported on April 14 that $11,000 in unauthorized charges were made on a credit card.
•A 33-year-old Wauconda man was arrested April 14 at 11:31 p.m....
| Apr 22, 2014
| 1:50 PM
Ethics complaints against Park Ridge officials must now cite specific violations in their accusation, and aldermen will get the final say on whether complaints will be investigated, under changes to the city's ethics ordinance that won final approval on...
| Apr 24, 2014
As the once-touted savings of municipal electric aggregation programs start to recede across some Illinois communities, Des Plaines officials want to wait until June before deciding whether to place an aggregation referendum question on the November...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:18 AM
Try to check out a hot new book or movie at your local library, and you're likely to get put on a long waiting list.
Libraries in the Chicago area are trying to change that by offering a new online checkout service. Instead of having a limited number...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:13 PM
There’s no good place to get a speeding ticket, but where an Illinois driver lives factors into how much more vehicle insurance will cost for up to five years after a conviction, according to a new study released Monday.
A first violation...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:03 PM
With medical marijuana becoming legal in Illinois, Park Ridge officials will begin considering where a marijuana dispensary might be allowed to operate, if anyone seeks to open one in town.
Aldermen on Monday essentially agreed that city zoning...