| Nov 21, 2010
| 4:16 PM
As fans left Wrigley Field after a late-season Cubs loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, they were greeted by clouds of noxious diesel exhaust from charter buses idling outside the ballpark, some for nearly an hour.
On another fall afternoon, three tour...
| 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 finds patterns that suggest the 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...
| Aug 7, 2010
The northern suburbs have a reputation as a refuge from crime, and that's often true. But in 1934, the body of famed outlaw "Baby Face" Nelson was found in what is now Skokie. Here are some other facts that may be surprising about our northern neighbors:...
| Sep 9, 2010
| 8:06 AM
October 24-An afternoon of fun for the entire family is scheduled at Pinstripes (1150 Willow Road, Northbrook, IL 60062) in Northbrook. Suzanne's Friends For Life Chapter of the Leukemia Research Foundation presents its 2010 Fun-Raiser: A Party with a...
| Aug 26, 2011
Anchor a stairway with an antique cast-iron newel post. Dress a window with vintage schoolhouse maps instead of shades. Turn a jettisoned apothecary cabinet into a bathroom vanity. Adorn walls with mantels from previous lives.
Use those tips and many...
| Aug 27, 2011
| 8:54 PM
A 14-year-old boy died after being pulled from Lake Michigan this evening off of Gillson Park in Wilmette.
Emergency personnel began searching about 5:30 p.m. in the water off the beach near Sheridan Road and Michigan Avenue in the North Shore suburb,...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 6:33 PM
A mistrial was declared last week in a federal sex-trafficking case after a prosecution witness told authorities that the defense attorney was once one of her massage clients.
Massage therapist Liudmyla Ksenych had testified for just 10 minutes on Aug....
| 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...