| Feb 17, 2012
Sue Markgraf has been in the public relations arena for nearly 30 years, but she shuns the word "publicist." She kind of makes this little face when it comes up.
"I'm a media relations professional, not a 'PR person,'" says Markgraf, 51, founder and...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 1:14 PM
Moving into a new home in your golden years can be invigorating. Not only can you finally get that granite countertop and scrapbooking room, but you can also “buy” maintenance free living, energy-saving conveniences and even a sense of...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 10:04 AM
Chicago is engaged in a much-publicized debate over a proposal to ticket rather than arrest people busted with small amounts of marijuana, but in many suburbs, police have been doling out possession tickets for years under local ordinances.
| Sep 13, 2011
The tongue-lashings Chicago Public Schools has endured in the last several weeks over its short school day — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan called it a "disgrace" — have overshadowed the fact that that many suburban students aren't...
| Oct 26, 2010
| 4:34 PM
A new book draws parallels between seven world-religion founders including Jesus, Muhammad, Moses, and Buddha. In Founders of Faith: The Parallel Lives of God's Messengers, author Harold Rosen findsÂ patterns that suggest theÂ world's religions share...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 9:35 PM
After Thursday night's show, Pop & Hiss caught up with the 13 chosen "American Idol" finalists, who were immediately (and we mean immediately) thrust into the spotlight of flashing lights and eager reporters looking for a sound bite from America's......
| May 16, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Three firms, including the one that conducted Orange County Public Schools' messy 1997 superintendent search, are vying to help the district look for its next leader. The 800-pound gorilla is Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, which said in their...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 2:27 PM
A Northbrook man charged last week with stealing more than $10,000 from the Wilmette Park District wants a speedy trial to clear his name, his lawyer told a judge today.
“We do look forward to our day on court,” said Park Ridge attorney Frank...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 5:38 PM
A man was killed this afternoon when he was struck by a Metra train near Metra's Wilmette station, officials said.
The accident happened on the Union Pacific-North Line and involved train No. 335, which had left Evanston's Davis Street station at 4:33...
| Mar 19, 2011
| 2:07 PM
An Evanston man killed Friday afternoon when he was struck by a commuter train near Metra's Wilmette station died in a suicide, the Cook County medical examiner determined today.
The man, 76, died from multiple injuries suffered when the train struck...
| Jan 22, 2011
| 12:42 PM
A Buffalo Grove man in custody for a domestic violence conviction was charged with trying to hire a hit man to kill the woman he had previously battered, officials said.
Mikhail "Mike" Gelzin, 53, appeared in bond court today where he was ordered held...