| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:16 AM
The Park Ridge Historic Preservation Commission has recognized more than 25 Park Ridge homes for their 100-year-old status and officials say there could be hundreds more for the history books.
"The commission wants to acknowledge these homes, even...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:14 AM
Maine East High School in Park Ridge has been recognized as an Illinois Democracy School by the Illinois Civic Mission Coalition, an honor the recognizes the school's efforts to provide civic learning for a diverse student population.
Maine East joins...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 8:04 PM
A 72-year-old bicyclist died this morning after he was struck by a vehicle in a "minor accident" in north suburban Niles, officials said.
Stanley Lorkiewicz of the 7500 block of North Octavia Avenue was riding his bicycle in 7700 block of North...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:34 AM
Park Ridge officials said fears about liability from injuries to police officers who participate in a charity "plane pull" are unfounded.
The idea that 20 members of the Park Ridge Police Department planned to help in a Sept. 21 "plane pull" at O'Hare...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:27 AM
Recognized for taking traffic stops seriously and protecting the community from reckless drivers, Park Ridge earned third place in its category in this year's Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge.
The award, presented at a luncheon in Tinley Park in...
| Sep 11, 2013
The Des Plaines and Park Ridge city councils voted overwhelmingly last week to shift their fire dispatch service from the Des Plaines Emergency Communication Center to the Regional Emergency Dispatch Center in Northbrook.
With the votes, Des Plaines and...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Advocate Medical Group, already under federal and state investigation after the theft of computers containing personal information on millions of people, is now facing a class-action lawsuit from patients who say the Downers Grove-based physician group...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 10:10 AM
A 6-year-old Round Lake girl died late Saturday from injuries incurred in an accident that afternoon in north suburban Round Lake Beach, officials said.
According to a release from the Round Lake Beach Police Department, the child was injured in a 2-car...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Karen Black, who was Oscar-nommed for "Five Easy Pieces" and starred in films including "Nashville," and "Easy Rider," died Thursday after a long battle with cancer. She was 74.
Her husband Stephen Eckelberry announced her death on Facebook, saying "It...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 2:07 PM
A 100-year-old Wilmette woman described by co-workers at the Wilmette Public Library as an "exceptional human being" died from carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation after a fire at her home, an autopsy today found.
Opal Reifenberg died of...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says the city has nothing to lose and much to gain by borrowing $107 million to pay for new roads, parks and other infrastructure at Harbor Point, a now-empty tract envisioned as a glittering mini-city on Baltimore's...