| Jun 9, 2010
Arlington Heights Mayor Arlene Mulder paused for a long moment before finishing her suggestion about what Cook County can do with its recently announced plan to use red-light cameras to ticket suburban drivers.
"Cook County can just take their cameras,"...
| Jul 15, 2009
When Schaumburg and RedSpeed Illinois announced their intention to install red-light cameras in the village last September, both parties hoped it would be a long-term commitment -- producing safer intersections, with an added bonus of much-needed money....
| Jul 2, 2009
Every year on July 3 and 4, Illinois residents flock to massive fireworks displays to watch things blow up in celebration of America's independence. But many of them may find smaller-scale displays right on their block -- even though in Illinois, it's...
| Oct 31, 2008
Passing rates plunged among Illinois' bilingual students this year after they were given the same exams as other students, and dozens of public schools have been deemed failing as a result.
Schools across the state—including in suburbs from...
| May 11, 2009
Treating moms and dads to brunch or backyard barbeques is a great way to honor them on Mother's Day and Father's Day, but the American Academy of Dermatology hopes more families will start another annual tradition - screening their loved ones for skin...
| Jun 18, 2009
John F. Mitchell
Motorola cellphone pioneer
John F. Mitchell, 81, who helped engineer the technology that paved the way for the world's first cellular phone during a 45-year career at Motorola, where he was president from 1980 to 1995, died of cancer...
| Jun 1, 2008
I Am Death
Milkweed Editions: 170 pp., $15 paper
Gary Amdahl has observed office politics up close. He reads the Wall Street Journal and the Nation. He's a fan of C-SPAN. He's read Barthelme, Bulgakov, Melville and Swift --...
| May 8, 2009
When Zamir Aslam moved to Schaumburg a decade ago, he drove to Chicago every month for food that reminded him of his native Pakistan. He hasn't had to make that trip in two years.
"Now, I have several restaurants to choose from right here," he said of...
| Aug 13, 2008
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| Jan 18, 2008
For those who believe that housing is going to stage a turnaround, the next month may be a last chance to get a home at a bargain price.
That's because, if the early spring selling season gets off to a strong start, incentives and discounts may soon be a...
| Aug 2, 2010
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Adrian Jones, a long-time veteran of Merlin Entertainments Group, has been named the new general manager for Legoland Florida. Jones starts the job immediately, and will work closely with John Ussher, general manager of development for Legoland, MerlinÂ ....