| Jan 4, 2011
Q: Do you need a panini maker to make a panini?
--Carol Mackey, Barrington, Ill.
A: Not at all! Panini makers simply toast/grill each side of the sandwich simultaneously (panino is the singular in Italian) while pressing it together. It's the...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 12:11 PM
The budget chief for the Illinois House Republicans has been chosen to fill the vacancy left by the death of Rep. Mark Beaubien.
Kent Gaffney, 44, of Lake Barrington was chosen Thursday night by local political officials, and he said he will run for...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 4:13 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, who assumed office after Blagojevich's impeachment, said today’s guilty verdict marks "a serious day for our state."
Quinn said Blagojevich's corruption conviction, along with that of previous Gov. George Ryan,...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 9:25 AM
Police have arrested a school bus driver who they say engaged in “inappropriate touching” of children on his route for an elementary school in South Barrington.
John Petrone, 68, of the 1100 block of Heavens Gate Drive in Lake in the Hills,...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 8:12 AM
If you're looking to add the freshest fruits, vegetables, baked goods, cheeses and flowers to your dinner table, look no further than in your own backyard. Don't see a farmers market near your town listed below?
Check out the Illinois Department of...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 10:38 AM
Last Name, First Name | City, State | Media
Axium, Carole | Chicago, IL | Jewelry
Barnish, Andrea | LaGrange, IL | Photography
Bank, Carla | Barrington, IL | Acrylic
Benes, Eugene | Homer Glen, IL | Wood
Benson, Jeffrey L. | Orland Park, IL |...
| Apr 8, 2011
| 4:32 PM
To me, the most interesting part of the highly contentious meeting of the state Senate Executive Appointments Committee Thursday morning in Springfield was not the near fistfight between lawmakers, but the debate on “rough and tumble”...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Survivor: Marquesas, the godfather of reality shows’ fourth season, aired during my senior year of high school. As high school girls do, we held viewing parties on Thursday nights in our parents’ finished basements over chips and dip. We...
| Jun 5, 2011
| 7:25 PM
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Rep. Mark Beaubien Jr., a Republican lawmaker since 1996 and the former head of a family banking business, died suddenly this afternoon.
Beaubien, 68, of Barrington Hills was at a GOP event in Arlington Heights with family friends...
| Jun 19, 2011
| 1:43 PM
A man died early this morning after the boat he apparently was piloting on the Fox River near Barrington Hills overturned, authorities said.
The man, 45, was believed to be from Algonquin, but his identity was not being released, pending family...
| Jul 5, 2011
Older Boy Scouts in Chicagoland and around the nation are rebuffing satirist Tom Lehrer's spoof on their "Be Prepared" pledge, which says: "Be prepared to hold your liquor well. Don't write naughty words on walls if you can't spell."