| Dec 1, 2011
| 1:48 PM
Shaking, sweating and swooning are par for the course among the passionate young fans of the "Twilight" series. But reports that a scene in "Breaking Dawn" has been sparking seizures in theaters nationwide has epilepsy experts on the alert and parents...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 11:00 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that Chicago will host the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates this spring.
The summit, the first to be held in North America, will at the University of Illinois at Chicago April 23-25.
The event is expected...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 5:21 PM
A Mexican citizen wanted on a Cook County warrant for a sexual assault charge has been arrested when he tried to enter the United States in Laredo, Texas, officials said today.
Gerardo Castro, 43, was arrested Tuesday after he was questioned when he...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 11:48 AM
Three gang members were arrested near an elementary school in Summit after one of them struggled with officers and another one placed his hand under his shirt and told them, "I'll kill you,'' according to authorities.
The deputies seized three grams of...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 8:57 AM
A 35-year-woman was killed after the car she was driving went into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on with another vehicle in south suburban Matteson, officials said today.
Christine Brown, 35, of the 17000 block of Anthony Avenue in Hazel Crest, was...
| May 28, 2011
| 3:31 PM
An 85-year-old southwest suburban woman died more than a month after a traffic crash that killed another 85-year-old woman, officials said today.
The woman, Genevieve Kaput of the 7300 block of West 57th Place in Summit, was pronounced dead Friday...
| May 11, 2011
| 12:59 PM
In Kristen Merrell's third grade class, it's usually all about pushing her students and herself to do more.
"You're really only as good as the people you surround yourself with and I'm surrounded by awesome teachers in this district," said Merrell....
| Apr 30, 2011
| 8:01 AM
Martha Stevenson was out of work and behind on her mortgage payments when her furnace started to go.
When Stevenson, 60, contacted the Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, she was told workers could replace her furnace, vent her...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 6:08 AM
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will host the first-ever White House Conference on Bullying Prevention Thursday.
"For a long time bullying was treated as an unavoidable part of growing up but more and more we're seeing how...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 4:37 PM
New Jersey's rock outfitÂ Thursday returns on April 12 with a newÂ album,Â No DevoluciÃ³n.Â Here's a link to www.SPIN.com's exclusive interview with singer Geoff Rickly and premiere stream of “Magnets Caught in a Metal Heart,...
| Jan 21, 2011
| 11:53 AM
Saying he is alarmed by the rate of attempted child abductions in the Chicago area -- as well as by the perceptions that the cases are handled less vigorously when they involve black and Latino youth -- U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., tomorrow will...