| Sep 4, 2013
Across the nation, cities are taking advantage of deals for cheaper electricity made possible by low-cost natural gas. But not in five Chicago suburbs and more than 200 other Midwestern towns that made a big bet on coal.
Almost every month, Batavia,...
| Aug 8, 2013
Office Depot recently launched a new "points" rewards program that it hopes will keep customers coming back to its office-supply stores.
The program began in July so there are no significant metrics, but early results are encouraging, said Steven Rado,...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:21 PM
OfficeMax chief executive Ravi Saligram withdrew his name from the running as new CEO of the combined Office Depot-OfficeMax company, Saligram said in a letter to employees filed with securities regulators on Wednesday.
The action means the new CEO of...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 12:31 PM
Mourners were in tears as they gathered today around a small wooden casket outside St. Elizabeth Seton Church in Naperville following a funeral mass for 7-year-old Justin Plackowski.
The child's mother, Elzbieta "Magda" Plackowska, is accused of...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 6:00 PM
A judge ordered a psychiatric evaluation Tuesday of the Naperville woman accused of murdering her young son and the little girl she was baby sitting.
DuPage County prosecutors, anticipating a possible insanity defense, want to have a mental health expert...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 5:20 PM
A former Naperville North High School counselor and track coach pleaded guilty today to one count of criminal sex abuse involving a student, according to DuPage County prosecutors.
John Carbonaro, 35, of Warrenville, agreed to the plea just before his...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:52 AM
A Woodridge fitness trainer has been accused of having sexual contact with a teenage boy, authorities said Wednesday.
Robert Theodore, 60, of the 3800 block of Hagen Court, was arrested Tuesday following a seven month investigation and charged with three...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 7:31 AM
Last night was "Prom Night" -- hope none of you are hungover, locked up, or pregnant this morning.
They're playing Flo Rida, but it's Huey Lewis I see up on the stage. HUEY! HUEY! HUEY!
Now, we're recapping last night and I am again twice subjected to...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:12 PM
A Naperville man was charged today with stabbing a taxi driver in the throat and stealing the cab in Aurora early Thursday, authorities said.
Maurice A. Martin of the 700 block of Inland Circle was charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking,...
| May 21, 2013
| 6:28 PM
William Shatner jokingly told new “Star Wars” director J.J. Abrams during a sketch on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last week that the franchise should revolve around Captain Kirk, the character Shatner famously played on “...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 9:28 PM
Erik Krum (Salisbury) and former Chesapeake Bayhawk Johnny Christmas each scored a hat trick as Maverik United earned its first win on the LXM Pro men's lacrosse tour, 17-11 over Team STX on Saturday afternoon in Naperville, Ill.
Sam Bradman led Team...