| Jun 5, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Twenty years have passed since "Kiss of the Spider Woman" (book by Terrence McNally, music and lyrics by the great John Kander and Fred Ebb) appeared on Broadway. And in 1993, the tragic drama of Luis Alberto Molina, a homosexual window dresser imprisoned...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 5:21 PM
PEORIA — The game that made Illinois high school basketball history 16 years ago was "a toss-up" in Sergio McClain's estimation.
The crowd of 11,700 at the Peoria Civic Center was in suspense until the final seconds about whether the 1997 Class AA...
| Mar 31, 2013
Oak Park's pricey homes, Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and array of shops and restaurants generate billions in property wealth, funneling a bounty of tax dollars to its elementary school district.
That kind of local affluence usually means fewer...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 9:43 AM
Maintenance crews restored power to tens of thousands of homes overnight after severe thunderstorms in the Chicago region brought powerful winds and reports of funnel clouds Wednesday evening.
By 11:30 a.m., of the more than 78,000 customers affected by...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Dan Merica with CNN writes about a man who has devoted his life to erecting crosses on the sites of tragedy. His latest project is 12 crosses in a vacant lot in Aurora, Co: (CNN) – In a vacant lot across from the site of last week’s movie...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 4:32 PM
A link to the Twitter feed of "Jessica Redfield," real name Jessica Ghawi, a victim of the movie-theater massacre in Aurora, Colo., has been going around the Web today. It's hard to know what to say about these grotesque mass......
| Nov 6, 2012
| 4:13 PM
An Aurora man who was living in his town house with more than 350 live birds – and 120 dead ones – was charged today with animal hoarding, according to the city.
David Skeberdis, 57, has been cited for companion animal hoarding, a class B...
| 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,...
| Jun 30, 2013
One is a labor lawyer. Another heads a company that sells firefighting equipment. One runs a construction company.
Of the 11, only five have held elective office. And just one has any railroad experience.
They are the board of directors of Metra,...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 7:28 PM
A 4-year-old Aurora girl was reunited with the dispatcher she spoke with when she called 911 to save her mother’s life.
Operator: she's not answering you?
Livia: No, but her head hurts cause she's showing me what hurts
Operator: she's showing...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 12:52 AM
One person died and five were injured, one critically, in a Saturday crash that involved a car, an SUV and a motorcycle near southwest suburban Plainfield, officials said.
The accident occurred at about 2:30 p.m. at Route 126 and County Line Road, just...