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  • Investigation continues in fatal wrong-way crash in Arlington Heights

    Investigation continues in fatal wrong-way crash in Arlington Heights
    An autopsy is expected today for the Palatine man who died after driving the wrong way in Arlington Heights Monday afternoon, causing a five-vehicle crash that critically injured another driver. Stanley Ksiazek, 51, of the 2000 block of Bayside Drive,...
  • Park Ridge demands railroad bridge fix

    Park Ridge demands railroad bridge fix
    Engineers from Union Pacific were in Park Ridge this week inspecting for the second time a railroad viaduct called a "public safety hazard" by city officials after a chunk of concrete fell from the viaduct and reportedly cracked a resident's windshield...
  • Ford Mustang turns 50 with no hint of mid-life crisis

    Ford Mustang turns 50 with no hint of mid-life crisis
    (Reuters) - April 17, 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the first Ford Mustang. The anniversary evokes a long-ago day when new cars could generate as much excitement, at least in America, as new iPads. The car caused a sensation, even though it wasn't a...
  • Man who threw mom over railing gets 40 years for murder

    Man who threw mom over railing gets 40 years for murder
    A Park Ridge man was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the first-degree murder of his 77-year-old mother, whom he threw over a railing into the basement of her retirement home in 2006 during a disagreement over a will. Wayne Weinke Jr., 58, was...
  • Niles police 10th in Special Olympics fundraising

    Niles police 10th in Special Olympics fundraising
    It may not be gold in Sochi Games, but the Niles Police Department is celebrating a top-10 finish in Special Olympics fundraising. The near northwest suburban police department ranked 10th in fundraising for the 2013 Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run,...
  • Park Ridge nullifies deal on labor agreement

    Park Ridge nullifies deal on labor agreement
    Park Ridge aldermen on Monday upheld Mayor David Schmidt's veto of a new labor agreement that would have shifted some health insurance costs from the city to the employees' union and settled mutual "unfair labor practice" allegations. Their 5-2 vote...
  • Park Ridge moves to change ethics complaint process

    Park Ridge moves to change ethics complaint process
    Future ethics complaints against Park Ridge officials will have to say what laws or rules are believed to have been violated, and aldermen will get the final say on whether complaints will be investigated, under proposed changes to the city's ethics...
  • Park Ridge will have to raise taxes, official warns

    Park Ridge will have to raise taxes, official warns
    Park Ridge Finance Director Kent Oliven recently told aldermen that, as things currently stand, the city will have to raise its property tax levy by 16.38 percent, or $2.9 million, in December to cover the ballooning debt to a special taxing district used...
  • Cracking the egg shell hassle

    Cracking the egg shell hassle
    Q: When I boil eggs I get variable results, sometime the shells are easy to remove other times they stick tightly to the whites.  Is there a trick?  I would like this year's colored Easter eggs to be easy to shell. --Andrew Maselli, Chicago A: The...
  • First Friday art walk in Wicker Park Bucktown and more shopping deals and events

    First Friday art walk in Wicker Park Bucktown and more shopping deals and events
    It's a night of design, dining, culture and craft at the second of Wicker Park Bucktown's Orange Dot First Fridays. From 5 to 10 p.m. tonight, there's plenty to keep browsers busy. With 32 events—20 inside of the Flat Iron building—expect...
  • Glenview woman dies after car crash

    Glenview woman dies after car crash
    An 84-year-old woman died Tuesday after she was hit by a car near her Glenview home, authorities said. Ulla Sjoholm, 84, of the 2500 block of Golf Road in the north suburb, was pronounced dead Tuesday morning at 6:52 a.m. at Advocate Lutheran General...