| Nov 26, 2013
| 11:32 AM
The average Park Ridge homeowner will pay about $20 more in property taxes to the city and library next year if aldermen approve the 2013 property tax levy next month.
Aldermen on Monday night tentatively approved a total 2013 property tax levy of $20,...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Update: A 93-year-old Park Ridge woman last heard from Tuesday afternoon was found safe this evening in Itasca, police said. Florence Brantman spoke with her family over the phone a little before 1 p.m. Tuesday to say she was heading to renew her...
| 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 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 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 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...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Sixteen people were taken to area hospitals after a six-vehicle crash including a semi-truck happened on I-94 outside of Gurnee, police said.
All lanes were reopened by 2:45 p.m. on Interstate 94 near Grand Avenue after several lanes were shut down as...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...