| Jan 12, 2012
| 7:55 AM
People are hungry for connections. They can read Luis Urrea’s books, and do, but the chance to meet him, laugh with him, and hear him recite passages from his books (from memory, by the way), that’s magic.
And one thing people really want,...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 11:59 AM
Erica Salgado cashed checks at a Montgomery currency exchange so often that she became friendly with the manager.
Salgado told the manager that the cash went for reimbursements at the Naperville property rental business she owned.
“All lies. All...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 11:42 AM
TOMPKINS, Lorena Bell
July 25, 1923 – July 5, 2011
A Costa Mesa resident for more than 30 years, Lorena Bell Tompkins, beloved wife, mom and Grammie, passed away peacefully on July 5th at Mount Miguel Covenant Village, Spring Valley CA, at the age...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 8:33 PM
A Naperville man released from a hospital Thursday repeatedly stabbed his mother with a 6-inch butcher knife after she offered to make him a sandwich, prosecutors and police said Friday.
The alleged attack resulted in "bone-chilling screams" heard by...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 11:59 AM
A DuPage County judge today ordered that a Naperville man accused of stabbing a teacher to death in a nightclub confrontation continue to be held without bail until a March hearing.
The parents of both defendant Daniel J. Olaska and stabbing victim Shaun...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 2:20 PM
Brady Street stood directly in the path of the deadly tornado that tore through Harrisburg before dawn.
The roaring twister destroyed seven of the 10 duplexes on the small street, leaving behind piles of splintered lumber, torn insulation and totaled...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 12:14 PM
A judge revoked bail today for the man accused in a barroom murder after prosecutors alleged that he pulled a knife on another patron shortly before he fatally stabbed a Naperville teacher.
Daniel J. Olaska, 27, of Naperville is being held in the...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 10:58 AM
A Naperville man pleaded not guilty today to the barroom murder of an elementary school teacher, and his lawyer said he is awaiting potentially relevant video and blood-alcohol evidence.
Daniel Olaska, 27, entered his plea in a brief DuPage County...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 4:33 PM
St. John's College senior Lydia Marie Hovey has a busy class schedule and participates in lots of school activities, but she still finds time to work on her hooks and power punches.
Hovey, a Naperville, Ill., resident, is a member of the St. John's...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 11:44 PM
A man and a woman both suffered life-threatening injuries Wednesday night in Naperville after a car crossed into oncoming traffic and hit their motorcycle.
Police say a 2004 Honda Accord was heading west on Warrenville Road as it approached Herrick...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 6:26 PM
Officials tonight located an 82-year-old Riverside man showing the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease who had been reported missing from the western suburbs.
Max F. Blake had been last seen about 3:30 p.m. Thursday leaving Georges Tavern on the 6700...