| Sep 17, 2011
| 4:32 AM
In the Chicago Tribune's investigation of high school driver's ed fleets with Cars.com, some scored quite well, while others delivered embarrassing results in terms of safety. Below we break down the best and worst fleets. If you're not familiar with........
| Aug 10, 2011
Susan Thomas would rather have been home with her cat, but the Bensenville resident instead was at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital for about a month recently, recovering from a bout of pancreatitis.
But Thomas, who has since gone home, said her experience...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 1:31 PM
Ruth D. Baird, a retired educator and counselor, died of a stroke Aug. 16 at her Rodgers Forge home.
She was 77.
Ruth Dudley Dentinger, the daughter of a comptroller and a homemaker, was born and raised in Louisville, Ky., where she graduated in 1951...
| Oct 7, 2011
A new resume search claims more than 42,000 job hunters in Chicago.
Indeed.com launched its open resume search Sept. 14, but the site has been taking resume uploads since February, including imported LinkedIn profiles.
For now, the search at indeed.com/...
| Mar 15, 2011
| 1:50 PM
A Chicago man has been charged with cruel treatment of an animal in connection to an incident in which a dog was thrown out of the window of a vehicle earlier this month in Elmhurst, police said today.
Sergiu E. Muresan, 26, of the 2400 block of West...
| May 26, 2011
| 7:19 AM
Even though he spends his days as a service adviser for an auto dealer, Chicagoan Jerry Marichal's favorite summer pastime is checking out the area's many cruise nights. Unlike indoor car shows, where dealers peddle their wares, cruise nights are casual...
| Oct 19, 2011
One of the most popular ways to lower property tax bills is also one of the most misused — benefiting thousands of people ranging from mayors to landlords and snowbirds.
The homestead exemption is supposed to lower taxes only for a taxpayer's...
| Jan 14, 2011
| 4:18 PM
The DuPage Water Commission's board has hired retired DuPage County Auditor Jim Rasins as the agency's treasurer and agreed to restart talks with three finalists who interviewed last year to be the commission's general manager.
Commissioners have said...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 3:50 PM
A 41-year-old Elmhurst woman was charged with attempted murder today after she allegedly gave her 7-year-old son a potentially lethal combination of prescription and over-the-counter drugs last week, authorities said.
Cheryl Luchetta, of the 800 block of...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 11:20 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn today signed a bill into law preventing state officials from putting their name or likeness on taxpayer funded signs.
The measure was a response to Gov. Rod Blagojevich's decision years ago to plaster his name on nearly three dozen signs...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 7:30 AM
It was back to class for Chicago public school students today -- but that often meant late to work for their parents.
While classes resumed after two days, there was no bus service for 24,000 of the system's 409,000 students. At least half those students...