| Feb 8, 2011
Q: Any advice on pairing wine with chicken and waffles?
—Chris Martin, Westchester, Ill.
A: Rodney Alex famously poured sparkling wine when serving Orange Crush waffles and Harold's fried chicken for the "Dirty Bird Bubble Bath" brunch on...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 8:27 PM
Charges have been filed against an off-duty Illinois State Police trooper suspected of shooting a woman to death, then turning the gun on himself in a domestic attack in Westchester early this morning, authorities said.
Brian Himber, 31, of the 4100...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 10:49 AM
An Illinois State Police trooper suspected of shooting his girlfriend to death at a graduation party was denied bail this morning at the Cook County courthouse in Maywood, prosecutors said.
Brian Himber, 31, of Chicago, was charged with first-degree...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 1:29 PM
This week's fatal tornado in Harrisburg was one of those horrifying disaster stories that always draws a lot of attention. It's also the kind of coverage that receives a full-court press from the newsroom.
Here's some of our breaking tornado aftermath...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 1:26 PM
The family of a woman struck and killed by a pickup truck while walking along the Eisenhower Expressway after a DUI arrest filed a lawsuit today, saying a state trooper negligently allowed the woman to go free even though she was still under the influence...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 11:26 AM
Westchester Bible Church is gathering items to help those affected by the tornadoes in Kentucky where 10 people died and many lost their homes and are in need of many supplies.
Requested donations include: Bottled water Clothes of any size(new or good...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 11:17 AM
House Speaker Michael Madigan today won committee approval of a proposal to ask voters to make it tougher to sweeten pensions in Illinois.
The Chicago Democrat and state party leader said he expected to call the proposed constitutional amendment for a...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 12:42 PM
A 25-year-old Chicago woman had a blood-alcohol level nearly two times the legal limit when she was struck and killed by a motorist while walking along the Eisenhower Expressway in September, shortly after she was released by Illinois State Police...
| Nov 5, 2009
You have to love the sidewalks.
They are neatly laid out in right angles, a conventional concrete grid that would fit in perfectly in the most cookie cutter of suburban subdivisions.Except that there is no subdivision.
The sidewalks stretch out into...
| Jul 1, 2009
| 8:27 AM
(WGN-AM)- Cook County state's attorney's investigators raided the home and office of the Cook County regional schools superintendent, a spokesman for the prosecutors' office said.
Investigators executed search warrants on the home of county Regional...
| Jul 13, 2009
| 2:59 PM
(WGN-AM)- The Cook County state's attorney's office Monday sued the Suburban Cook County Regional Office of Education and its embattled superintendent, seeking the return of a $190,000 loan from the county as well as interest and punitive damages.