| Oct 16, 2012
| 10:41 AM
A bargaining session was scheduled for noon today between teachers and officials in North Shore School District 112, where teachers have gone on strike amid contract disputes.
Classes at elementary and middle schools in Highland Park and Highwood were...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 1:47 PM
Employees of Keller Williams Realty offices in Burbank, Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge are enlisting in an effort to send donations to military personnel serving our country abroad.
The public is asked to bring donations such as personal-care items...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 3:33 PM
The USC Trojan Guild of Los Angeles welcomed Glendale resident Richard H. Dekmejian, professor of political science and director of the Institute of Armenian Studies at USC, as its guest speaker at the first fall meeting on Oct. 4 in the Davidson...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Former Illini basketball player Jereme Richmond must serve eight days in the Lake County Jail, but he’ll still be able to join a Premier Basketball League team, a judge ruled today.
The modification to Richmond’s probation for a weapons...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:08 PM
Highland Park police are investigating whether an 18-year-old was “huffing” from compressed gas canisters or similar intoxicants before she crashed her father’s car into a family on Labor Day, killing a 5-year-old girl.
| Aug 9, 2012
| 10:05 AM
Sarah Gumm was trying to change Rylan Koopmeiner’s diaper on a wooden table in her Waukegan home when the 3-month-old baby became fussy and the 33-year-old babysitter became frustrated, prosecutors contend.
“She put the baby down on the...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 11:43 AM
Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died. He was 91.
Bradbury died Tuesday night in Los Angeles,...
| Aug 6, 2011
Prices at the fuel pump putting a crimp into your getaway plans? Leave your gas guzzler in the garage and take a close-to-home minivacation by train and bike.
The McHenry County Prairie Trail passes within blocks of the downtown Metra station in...
| Feb 9, 2011
Last year, Debra Wells got a wake-up call in the form of congestive heart failure.
At 44, the Waukegan resident's weight had crept up to more than 400 pounds. After spending weeks in intensive care, then being sent home with an oxygen tank, Wells said to...
| Sep 18, 2010
From a plane, it would be easy to think one of the nation's dirtiest power plants is within the Chicago city limits.
But the aging State Line Power Station, a major contributor to the city's chronically dirty air, sits just a few hundred feet over the...
| Mar 11, 2012
McSweeney's Books: 211 pp., $22
In the nine years it took Adam Levin to write his 1,030-page novel "The Instructions" (2010), he was also publishing short fiction. Those pieces, plus a few more, are gathered in the trim collection...