| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:09 PM
Raymond Fredrick Hitzel
Raymond Fredrick Hitzel passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, November 2, 2013.
Born in Chicago, Illinois on February 25, 1920, Ray attended Lions Township High School
where he excelled in athletics. Ray went on to play...
| Jun 5, 2008
You've seen the sign on Interstate 94 near Kenosha:
Bong Recreation Area.Maybe you've snickered. Maybe you've kept a poker face in an attempt to maintain parental authority as adolescent hilarity erupted from the back seat.
Or maybe you have a T-shirt...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 8:10 PM
On the last day of their lives, Florida murderers Clarence Hill and Angel Nieves Diaz asked for taco fixings.
Tampa rapist Oba Chandler ate two salami sandwiches on white bread and half a peanut-butter-and-grape-jelly sandwich.
Panhandle killer Arthur...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 8:39 AM
Leon Glass, 86, of Eubank, passed away Wednesday, July 24, at his residence.
Born June 28, 1927, in Eubank, Leon was a son of the late William "Will" and Myrtle Roark Glass. He was a retired security guard for Oakwood and a car man for Illinois Central...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 9:25 AM
A Michael Jackson song had been on his mind for a while.
Tim Stop set up a microphone at his parents’ house in Bettendorf, Iowa, pulled out an acoustic guitar and laid down a smooth, bluesy vibe in one take.
Then he sent a track of his version...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:01 AM
Louise Sims Hounchell, 93, of Smithfield, formerly of Hustonville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 10.
Born June 26, 1920, Louise was a daughter of the late Oliver and Naomi Delk Sims. She was active in retail for many years, but her priority in life was...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 1:53 PM
WASHINGTON — The Illinois congressional delegation today wrote the president asking him for a disaster declaration for 15 counties hit by severe storms and tornados on Nov. 17.
The counties, they said, "were pummeled by the fourth largest November...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 5:23 AM
The following release was issued Monday by the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department:
Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested an Illinois man yesterday at Jellystone Campground on felony battery charges after allegedly seriously injuring a...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 7:37 AM
Here's the thing about the most popular celebrity hangouts in Chicago: They're always changing.
What was popular four years ago gets replaced by what opened four months ago. And what was once a restaurateur's or nightclub impresario's baby is now an...
| Sep 25, 2008
Lansing - AP
Twenty-four cases of E. coli across Michigan have been linked to a strain that sickened students at Michigan State University earlier this month.
A common commercial food source is suspected but has not yet been identified.
| Feb 18, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - About a quarter of the nation's TV stations cut off their analog signals Tuesday, causing sets to go dark in households that were not prepared for digital television despite two years of warnings about the transition.