| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:56 AM
Police are searching for four masked men who entered an Oswego home by force early Tuesday morning and then drove away in a stolen vehicle.
Oswego police say they responded to a 911 call about 6:02 a.m. from neighbors on the 300 block of Hemlock Lane,...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 12:29 PM
I just love the pre-election advertising Olympics. It fascinates me that anyone actually pays any attention to any of the ads, be they Democrat- or Republican-inspired.
For example, a lady tells us in an ad that because Bruce Rauner does not pay the...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn today formally received the backing of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, which joined the Illinois Education Association in endorsing the Democratic governor over Republican challenger Bruce Rauner.
The IFT’s endorsement was not a...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Although nearly every major college and university requires students to evaluate their teachers at the end of each semester, many high school students are denied this opportunity.
A well-designed student assessment can provide reliable feedback on...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 11:34 AM
Bolingbrook received a dubious distinction of sorts this month, as the real estate blog Movoto.com named it one of the 10 most boring places in Illinois.
"Bolingbrook is pretty peaceful," the blog notes, "but peaceful just means boring on this list."...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 8:07 AM
Downers Grove North's softball team got good news and bad news on a day last week.
In the afternoon on Thursday, pitcher Dale Ryndak was announced as the Gatorade Illinois Softball Player of the Year.
But disappointment came a few hours later when the...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 9:11 PM
The Illinois State Police captain was used to taking command in high-profile cases, among them overseeing dozens of officers in the investigation that led to the arrest of former Bolingbrook police Sgt. Drew Peterson.
But in September, when a life-...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 2:55 PM
The following items were taken from police reports:
•A 34-year-old Montgomery man was arrested and charged with speeding after driving 90 mph in a 45-mph zone about 10:36 p.m. March 28 at 75th Street and Illinois Route 59.
| Jun 19, 2014
When faced in 2010 with a devastating diagnosis of ALS, Eric Gordon McLaren, then principal of Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, took his family to Idaho for a whitewater rafting trip.
Strapped into a chair secured to the raft, he...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 9:37 AM
A proposed state law that would expand the Plainfield Park District from five to seven members passed out of the Illinois House on Tuesday and moved on to the state Senate for consideration.
The measure, passed by a vote of 100-12, also would give the...
| May 11, 2014
Construction started on almost 5,000 new homes in the Chicago area in the 12 months that ended in March, but two of the top five communities weren't even in Illinois.
They were a short drive away, depending on traffic, in St. John and Crown Point, Ind....