| Jan 17, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Hanin Goma, the Skokie woman charged with driving under the influence of drugs in a May accident that killed a 9-year-old boy, appeared in court today and handed a judge a letter expressing her feelings about the crash.
The letter was not read aloud...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 3:52 PM
The story of Skokie and the way it rallied a community, a region and a state to stand up to the racism of neo-Nazism is told once again in a new documentary that takes a fresh look at old wounds.
Last week, the film, “Skokie: Invaded But Not...
| 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...
| 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....
| Jul 17, 2012
| 7:08 PM
SOUTH BEND -- The owner of a west-side building housing 190 migrant workers has agreed to hire fire watchmen to monitor the property 24 hours a day.
The agreement settles city officials' concerns that the former nursing home at 5024 W. Western Ave....
| 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...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 8:51 AM
Operation Warm is raising money and collecting warm clothes for the kids at Tilton Elementary School. Most of the students come to school each day freezing, and 50 of them are homeless.
Send donations to: Friends of Tilton Elementary School, c/o First...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 3:08 PM
Twenty nine high school students cited for disorderly conduct in connection with a November brawl in Skokie that left one teenager with stab wounds and another charged with felony aggravated battery will have a choice between going to court or attending a...