| Apr 24, 2014
As the once-touted savings of municipal electric aggregation programs start to recede across some Illinois communities, Des Plaines officials want to wait until June before deciding whether to place an aggregation referendum question on the November...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:23 AM
A former state lawmaker who is accused of trading child pornography online has started collecting a state pension of nearly $15,000 a year — an amount he bumped up by purchasing credit for time he didn't work.
Ex-Rep. Keith Farnham, an Elgin...
| May 23, 2014
| 1:53 PM
At least 10 more Caribou Coffee locations in the suburbs, including ones in Northbrook and Lake Forest, are going to be closing their doors instead of being turned into Peet's Coffee and Tea, as originally planned, company officials said.
| May 6, 2014
| 4:07 AM
Retired Illinois Tool Works chairman and Chief Executive W. James Farrell on Monday listed his seven-bedroom, 12,320-square-foot mansion in Lake Forest for almost $7 million.
Farrell, 72, was the Glenview-based conglomerate’s chief from 1995...
| May 14, 2014
From a tiny acorn comes a mighty oak tree, and from a small change in one yard comes a leap toward improving the health of a region's landscape.
At least, that's the belief espoused by Conserve Lake County, a Grayslake-based nonprofit heading into its...
| May 11, 2014
| 10:00 PM
A 59-year-old Lake Bluff woman was arrested at 12:05 p.m. April 21 on Western Avenue at Illinois Road. She was charged with running a red light and driving on a revoked license.
A 25-year-old Park City man was arrested at 9 p.m. April 22 on Ahwahnee...
| May 10, 2014
| 7:22 PM
Harry Shipp registered the first three goals of his young MLS career Saturday, leading the Chicago Fire to their first win of the season, a 5-4 decision over the New York Red Bulls before 23,776 at Red Bull Arena.
Bradley Wright-Phillips recorded the...
| May 19, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Zipcar car-sharing service is coming into Lake County, with Lake Forest, Highland Park and Deerfield locations moving to implement a business model aimed at "member" drivers who need occasional use of a vehicle.
"Green initiatives were strongly...
| May 2, 2014
| 10:34 AM
Fun things to do in Highland Park and Deerfield for the weekend of May 9.
Nine artists, six studios
"The Artists at 3150" can be described as a community of artists working in the same place on various art forms. Beginning at 3 p.m. on May 9, nine...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Wednesday was the 45th day this winter there has been measurable snow in the Chicago area.
That's the most days of snow through March 5 in 129 years of snow records, according to WGN-TV's Chicago Weather Center. This winter also moved closer to another...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 9:42 PM
Expert in Asian American art
Karin Higa, 47, a specialist in Asian American art who worked for nearly a decade and a half as a curator at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, died Tuesday at her home in L.A., said Russell...