| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:09 PM
A handcuffed prisoner from the Elgin Mental Health Center who escaped from a state vehicle Wednesday morning was captured eight hours later after he hailed a cab in Elgin, ending a manhunt that kept the community on high alert much of the day.
| Aug 11, 2014
| 3:43 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn announced Monday that a Swedish-based industrial manufacturer will bring 80 jobs to Naperville and invest more than $18.6 million in a new, 131,000-square-foot research and development facility on the city’s north side.
| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:15 AM
NRG Energy Inc. announced Thursday a pollution reduction plan for its four Illinois coal-fired generating plants that pushed the state more than halfway toward meeting new proposed federal limits for reducing carbon dioxide pollution.
| Aug 5, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Although composer Jake Heggie has focused the bulk of his creative energies on opera over the last couple of decades, between major projects he has returned again and again to his musical heart and soul – telling stories through song.
| Jul 18, 2014
| 12:58 PM
A rookie Waukegan police officer killed in a single-car crash last weekend had a blood alcohol content 3 1/2 times higher than the legal limit to drive, according to the Lake County Coroner’s Office.
Officer Jason J. Mueller was off-duty when...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 1:37 PM
The following information was taken from Lake Forest police reports:
A 20-year-old Waukegan man was arrested at 10:50 p.m. July 4 in the 300 block of Ahwahnee Road. He was charged with disorderly conduct, consumption of alcohol by a minor and...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 9:46 AM
The following items were taken from Glenview police reports:
A 47-year-old Glenview woman was arrested July 17 at 12:32 p.m. and charged with criminal damage to property along the 1600 block of Waukegan Road.
A 57-year-old Glenview man was arrested...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 12:24 PM
A Highland Park High School substitute teacher who had been "released" from his job this week was charged Friday with using a computer to make "disparaging rants" statements regarding his status at the school, police said today.
Steven Habay, 40,...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 10:20 AM
They lifted their heads as the first round of fireworks kissed the night sky.
A year ago, my two youngest daughters, 6 and 4, stood in the Hamden Plaza parking lot, along with one of their two older sisters. Though we were a mile away from where the...
| May 19, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Congratulations on putting aside the equivalent of three to six months of your salary toward the family's emergency fund.
Too bad it's stashed in a rewards checking or savings account earning interest that, after a year, couldn't even buy a Green Tea...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:56 AM
Letter to Editor
This is in response to “Improved bike routes coming to Chicago suburbs” (News, May 25).
We appreciated this article bringing attention to the connection of trails and bike routes across the region. However, it failed to...