| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:43 PM
A 45-year-old man has been charged with murder in the death of a woman whose body was found buried in a shallow grave in Glen Ellyn, authorities announced Tuesday.
Myron D. Ester is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Linda Valez...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:50 AM
Sen. Dick Durbin's run for re-election against Republican Jim Oberweis promises to be a costly, rough-and-tumble contest in which the longtime Democratic lawmaker has key advantages.
In a closer-than-expected GOP primary race Tuesday, Oberweis emerged...
| Feb 9, 2013
Peggy Parish, author of the original Amelia Bedelia books that tickle children with their literal translations and mischievous wordplay, shared a bit of the fictional housekeeper's innocence in her real-world encounters.
Her nephew, Herman Parish, tells...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that he has appointed a former Illinois Department of Transportation special projects manager to replace Sandi Jackson as 7th Ward alderman.
Natashia Holmes left IDOT in 2012 and recently worked as a project manager...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 1:47 PM
The man accused of holding up hair salons in Chicago and the suburbs used a BB gun, picked places where there would be no male workers, and told police the robberies paid for his crack cocaine habit, authorities say.
Jason Logsdon, 41, also used his...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 1:33 PM
The Evanston culinary student implicated in several beauty salon robberies in and around Chicago has been charged in four additional holdups in DuPage County, prosecutors said Friday.
Jason Logsdon, 41, has been held without bail in Cook County since...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Johnny Dudek had piercing blue eyes, swooping bangs and a perfect grin — thanks to the braces that came off not long ago. Soon to turn 16, he was excited about getting the white Grand Am his grandmother left him before she died, though his parents...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:13 PM
A jewelry store manager who stole bars of gold will now spend time behind sturdy bars of a less precious metal.
In a plea deal with DuPage County prosecutors, Daniel Knaack, 52, of Glendale Heights, was sentenced Monday to five years in prison after...
| May 12, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Police arrested a limo driver Saturday night and charged him with driving under the influence after he drove 23 Oswego East High School students to prom, according to authorities.
Richard L. Madison, of the 9900 block of Walnut Terrace in Palos Hills,...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 6:52 PM
James Whitney Wright
Jim Wright, 70, loving father and grandfather, died on October 10, 2012 at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, CA.
Born and raised in Glen Ellyn, IL, Jim was a devoted alumnus of DePauw University, where he received his Bachelor’s...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 4:03 PM
Juanita Bogard Steadman died February 18, 2013 in her home of natural causes. Born April 28, 1908 in Cape Giradeau, Missouri, Juanita graduated from Glen Ellyn High School (Illinois) in 1923 and lived with her family in Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1933, she...