| Mar 28, 2014
| 11:17 AM
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...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:09 PM
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...
| May 20, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Upset that there is no trauma center that serves adults on the South Side, demonstrators are pressing again this week for the University of Chicago to reopen the unit it closed in 1988. The protesters, some of them clergy members, say it's incongruous for...
| 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...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:19 AM
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...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 1:19 PM
There was a time when Christian charities would raise money by showing films of their good works in church basements.
Then Russ Reid, a marketing man who specialized in religious groups, came up with a bold plan for World Vision, a client that sought to...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 7:35 AM
The following items were taken from police reports:
A 43-year-old Wheeling woman was arrested on the 2600 block of Willow Road on Jan. 21 for not having a valid driver's license and failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:34 PM
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...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 1:13 PM
A 65-year-old Niles woman died Friday morning after being struck by a car while walking in unincorporated Glenview, authorities said.
Janina Kasperek, of the 8500 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, was pronounced dead just before noon Friday at Advocate...