| Feb 22, 2013
| 1:37 PM
DuPage County officials are searching for a University of Illinois at Chicago student whose car and backpack were found near an Addison-area creek Thursday.
Mateusz “Matt” Rybarski, 21, who lives in unincorporated DuPage County near Addison,...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 8:00 PM
Chicago lost a hefty 200,000 residents in the last decade, most of them African-Americans, while suburban counties grew dramatically in numbers and diversity, according to 2010 census data released Tuesday.
People continued to spread out far from the...
| Jul 7, 2011
DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba has amassed the biggest campaign war chest of any sheriff in Illinois — thanks in part to cash given by deputies he oversees.
His deputies also have gathered petitions for his campaign, kept vandals away from pro-...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 11:59 AM
Illinois U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin today announced a host of measures aimed at capturing the growing numbers of criminal suspects who find haven across America's borders after they are charged with violent felonies in the United States.
In the long term,...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 2:54 PM
The most high-profile Republican primary challenger to freshman Rep. Joe Walsh in the state’s new northwest suburban 8th Congressional District announced today she was dropping out of the race.
Darlene Ruscitti, the DuPage County superintendent...
| Sep 21, 2010
| 5:40 PM
America's traditional 180-day school year is more myth than reality in Illinois, as a jumble of state laws, rules and waivers allow districts to chip away instruction time, shorten school hours and cut the number of days students come to school.
| Oct 14, 2010
| 9:32 PM
Fifteen months ago, DuPage County State's Attorney Joe Birkett (right) was one of the most prominent Republican politicians in Illinois. He was a two-time party nominee for statewide office and the odds-on favorite to be the GOP candidate for attorney.......
| Oct 17, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Apologies to DuPage County State's Attorney Joe Birkett. My column Friday greatly and unfairly overstated the potential financial benefit to him if he were to be appointed associate Circuit Court judge before Jan. 1, and was based on the assumption......
| Nov 3, 2010
| 4:32 PM
The seat he will be taking was held by former Cook County State's Attorney Jack O'Malley....
| Nov 4, 2010
| 9:32 PM
Sen.-elect Mark Kirk bought a beer Wednesday evening for his vanquished opponent, state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias. But before Kirk leaves for Washington, he should also be sure to send a case of the finest spirits to the man who gave......
| Nov 24, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Dark sensibility: An exhibition featuring the art of filmmaker Tim Burton opens at Toronto's Bell Lightbox this week. The next stop on its tour will be the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in May. (CBC) Extreme: A New York......