| Oct 13, 2011
| 5:59 PM
The Democratic primary contest in the newly drawn northwest suburban 8th Congressional District is heating up financially as well as politically. Tammy Duckworth outraised Raja Krishnamoorthi in the last three months, but Krishnamoorthi holds a cash-on-...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 12:32 PM
Several of Illinois' Republican members of Congress came to Chicago to testify today on the first day of their legal challenge to a new Democratic-drawn congressional map.
Rep. John Shimkus was the first of four Republican incumbent congressmen to...
| Jul 5, 2011
In 2000, Illinois had 32 government-run nursing homes. That number now stands at 25, and might drop again if Lake County privatizes the management of Winchester House. Other county-owned facilities in the Chicago area, though, say they have no plans to...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 5:41 PM
The fierce pace of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's fundraising tapered to a trickle once he was elected, with only $91,000 in contributions since April 1, according to campaign finance reports filed Friday that showed him with more than $1.5 million left in the...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 1:36 PM
A DuPage County judge today set an August date to hear testimony that a Wheaton man accused of a stabbing a neighbor to death may have been suffering frompost-traumatic stress disorder from a 1980s military accident.
Judge Daniel Guerin set the Aug. 21...
| Sep 18, 2011
A west suburban school district puts its driver's education students in a fleet of Chevy Cobalts, small cars that earn poor side-crash ratings. A Will County district teaches fledging drivers in cars that are more than a decade old. And some north...
| Aug 28, 2012
A federal judge has dismissed Wheaton College's lawsuit against the Obama administration for requiring the evangelical Christian college to offer health insurance that covers the cost of contraception, including the morning-after pill, for employees.
| Sep 28, 2011
Automated vending machines that dispense prescription drugs are popping up in health care facilities across the country, and MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island this year became the first hospital in Illinois to embrace the new technology....
| Jun 10, 2011
Plant sales offer splendid opportunities to buy a variety of plants – often unusual and/or heirloom varieties hard to find anywhere else, and a chance to talk shop with fellow gardeners.
Most sales are held rain or shine; each listing has contact...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 1:08 PM
An armed Wheaton man accused of entering the Glen Ellyn home of a female acquaintance and firing a shot during an ensuing confrontation was being held Monday in the DuPage County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail.
DuPage prosecutors identified the man as...
| Mar 7, 2012
Soon after Melissa Contri gave birth to twin daughters 11 years ago, she looked up at her mother, who was in the delivery room, and said, "Mom, in five years they can be in Girl Scouts!"
And why not? After all, Melissa had been a Scout, and her mother,...