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  • $30,000 Cheap Speed Challenge: What the Judges Said

     
    To test our sub-$30,000 speedsters, we put them through an even more rigorous set of tests than we usually use in our Challenges: We spent one day at the Byron, Ill., Dragway to get zero-to-60-mph times and quarter-mile times and......
  • Natural gas utilities restock after bitter winter drains supplies

    Four thousand feet below central Illinois, Peoples Gas is pumping natural gas into a vast underground sandstone formation, stockpiling supply for another Chicago winter. The sandstone — its tiny pores trap and hold the gas — serves as the...
  • Former Joliet Catholic star Isaac picks Michigan

    Former Joliet Catholic star Isaac picks Michigan
    Ty Isaac said he was impressed with Illinois and the direction of its program. But not more than Michigan. The former Joliet Catholic star, who decided in May to leave USC after a promising freshman season, announced his decision to transfer to...
  • Wounded warrior's story to benefit veterans

     Wounded warrior's story to benefit veterans
    In April 2012, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills was on patrol with the 82nd Airborne in Afghanistan when he stepped on an improvised explosive device. The former high school football, basketball and baseball captain woke up on his 25th birthday...
  • New Lenox police reports: Credit information misused, and more

    New Lenox police reports: Credit information misused, and more
    The following items were taken from New Lenox police reports: A 23-year-old New Lenox woman was charged with driving on a suspended license during a March 26 traffic stop at Gear Drive and Haven Avenue on May 26 for not wearing a seat belt. A 41-year-od...
  • IDOT proposes improvements to unsafe intersection

     IDOT proposes improvements to unsafe intersection
    The Illinois Department of Transportation is proposing adding traffic signals, new sidewalks and better drainage to the intersection of 47th Street and East Avenue in La Grange. The intersection is in the top 5 percent of the most dangerous in the state...
  • Lewis University Airport in Romeoville wins award from state

    Lewis University Airport in Romeoville wins award from state
    Romeoville's Lewis University Airport was named the 2014 Illinois Reliever Airport of the Year by the Illinois Department of Transportation's Division of Aeronautics last month. The airport received the distinction based on the facility's safety record,...
  • Charges dropped in fatal hit-run, prosecutors say confession false

    Charges dropped in fatal hit-run, prosecutors say confession false
    Michelle Lech was stunned when a stranger showed up at her Plainfield doorstep two years ago and confessed to killing her sister in a 2008 hit-and-run. Now she’s outraged that Will County prosecutors dropped their case against the man Thursday...
  • NHRA drag racer Doug Kalitta takes top-fuel points lead to Chicago

    Veteran Doug Kalitta entered this weekend's NHRA event in the Chicago area with a comfortable lead in the championship standings in drag racing's premier class, top fuel. But it's only early summer and Kalitta, still searching for his first top-fuel...
  • Girls basketball | Boehm, New Trier hoping to take another step

    Girls basketball | Boehm, New Trier hoping to take another step
    Graduating six of the top 10 players from a sectional championship team would turn the next year into a rebuilding one, in some circumstances. The return of Jeannie Boehm, Kathryn Pedi, Rachel West, Jackie Welch and 10 others has New Trier girls...
  • Illinois employers warn of 300 upcoming layoffs

    Illinois employers warn of 300 upcoming layoffs
    Illinois employers warned they will lay off more than 300 workers in the coming months, according to notices filed with state regulators in May. A division of the a global staffing and recruiting company Randstad said it will layoff 125 workers beginning...