| Jan 9, 2014
| 8:34 AM
UPDATE: Bus service has returned to normal Thursday morning for Niles-Park Ridge School District 64, according to a spokeswoman for the district.
Many parents were left scrambling Wednesday as several school districts canceled bus service — and in...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 8:04 PM
Icy road conditions were a factor in a fatal car crash Saturday morning that claimed the life of a 50-year-old Joliet woman, authorities said.
The chain-reaction crash took place about 10:30 a.m. along Interstate 55 West Frontage Road, between Oak...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:36 PM
WEEK 1 Friday. Aug. 30
Ag. Science 22, Roosevelt 0
Buffalo Grove 28, Leyden 14
Douglass 12, Bronzeville 8
Dunbar at Bogan, at Gately
DuSable at Aurora Christian, 7
Dyett at Marine, 4:15 at Rockne
Evergreen Park 2, Little Village 0 (forfeit)...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 11:58 AM
A Lockport woman was killed and four other people were injured this morning in a two-vehicle crash on Illinois Route 53 near Joliet, said officials.
Shortly before 9:30 a.m., a Mercury Sable was westbound on Louis Road at Route 53 when the driver pulled...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Responding to complaints by local farmers, first responders and highway commissioners, an Illinois Department of Transportation representative said at a recent media briefing that a proposed bi-state tollway, once built, would affect less than one-third...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Nick Allegretti, Lincoln-Way East: Illinois
Brian Allen, Hinsdale Central: Michigan State Rudolfo Antuna, Crete-Monee: St. Xavier
Jamal Baggett, Oak Park: Akron
Brandon Barry, St. Charles East: Illinois State
Matt Biegalski, Wheaton North:...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Nine video gambling cafes with friendly names like Stella's Place and Dotty's have opened in the last several weeks from Oak Lawn to Matteson.
These cafes are essentially mini-casinos with each one having the state limit of five video gambling machines....
| Feb 24, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Improving passenger service on the slowest portion of Illinois' emerging 110-mph rail corridor, between Chicago and Joliet, will cost an estimated $1.5 billion, officials said Monday.
It's roughly the same amount the state is spending so far to...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Audrey Totter, a steely blonde actress known for her leading roles in some film noir's most prominent titles, including "Lady in the Lake," "The Set-Up," died Thursday. She was 94. Totter, who was living in the Motion Picture and Television Home in recent...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:48 PM
Capping a historic week with another unprecedented move, NASCAR on Friday added Jeff Gordon as the 13th driver in the Chase for the Cup in what is normally a 12-driver championship playoff.
NASCAR found that the cumulative effect of a series of...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
So far, the much-dreaded "sequester" -- some $85 billion in federal spending cuts between March and September 30 -- hasn't been evident to most Americans.
The dire warnings that had been issued from the White House beforehand -- threatening that Social...