| Jan 24, 2013
| 7:32 PM
The woman charged in a May crash that claimed the life of a 9-year-old boy today declined again to take a plea deal in the case, and this time the judge removed the state's offer from the table.
"It's bordering on torture" for the boy's family to...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 6:45 PM
An Evanston man died after his car crashed into a tree in Skokie late this morning, possibly following a heart attack, officials said.
Irving Yaross, 89, of the 300 block of Darrow Avenue in Evanston, was declared dead at 11:50 a.m. at St. Francis...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 5:10 AM
The 20-year-old daughter of a Cook County judge who presides over a drug court was among those arrested in a police raid in Wilmette stemming from a marijuana and ecstasy investigation, authorities said.
Wilmette police and officers from the Cook...
| May 22, 2013
| 12:21 PM
SPRINFFIELD -- Gov. Pat Quinn's effort to block ComEd from hiking rates was rejected by state lawmakers on Wednesday.
The House voted 71-44 to override Quinn's veto of the legislation, the minimum number of votes needed to do so. The vote came a day...
| Jan 13, 2013
With both a bang and a whimper, the North Shore railroad, half a century ago this month, pulled the plug on a trolley wire that stretched from Chicago to Milwaukee and made the fortunes of towns in between.
Its last southbound train crashed into an...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 8:00 AM
To me, a kid growing up in the 1960s and '70s, Skokie seemed like any other suburb, its tidy houses sitting on impeccably manicured lawns.
Sure, on Friday nights and Saturday mornings you'd sometimes see Hasidic Jews strolling to and from synagogue....
| Dec 25, 2012
| 1:03 PM
A Rogers Park man found outside in Skokie Saturday died of cold exposure, authorities said.
An autopsy Monday determined Luis M. Escalante, 53, died of cold exposure and his death was ruled an accident, according to the Cook County medical examiner's...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 12:34 PM
The former director of the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County pleaded guilty this morning to stealing more than $800,000 from the agency and was sentenced to 7 years in prison and 3 years probation.
Christopher Brooke Beal, 49, said in court he...
| May 22, 2013
| 4:00 AM
— The Illinois House's longtime gambling expansion point man has dropped his sponsorship of a casino bill to avoid a potential conflict of interest.
Democratic Rep. Lou Lang of Skokie wrote to the House clerk that he is now affiliated with a law...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 2:49 PM
"I really do believe these people would have gotten away with murdering me if it would not have been for what you guys did — for being there in the beginning and getting this whole thing on tape so the rest of the world sees what's happening." That'...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 2:44 PM
For 511 days, they hid underground in Ukrainian caves while fellow Jews were being executed by machine gun up above.
The odds that they would survive the Holocaust were slight, for they were dependent entirely upon themselves for finding scarce food...