| May 26, 2013
| 4:45 PM
In 1979, about a month before leaving his home in Chicago’s western suburbs to join the Army, Jon Meinholz led a group of volunteers in refurbishing a 19th-century cannon at Montgomery’s Riverside Cemetery.
The 17-year-old touched up the old...
| May 9, 2013
| 3:00 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Senate President John Cullerton today sent his version of pension reform to the House, setting up a high-profile clash with the rival plan Speaker Michael Madigan already pushed through the House.
The showdown puts more than 700,...
| May 7, 2013
| 5:20 AM
SPRINGFIELD — Senate President John Cullerton on Monday rolled out his latest proposal aimed at fixing the state's heavily indebted pension system, striking a deal with unions just days after House Speaker Michael Madigan pushed through a plan that'...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 3:03 PM
Gart Westerhout, an internationally known radio astronomer who established the astronomy department at the University of Maryland, College Park and was scientific director at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, died Sunday of congestive heart...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 11:56 AM
The electronic dance music, or EDM, revolution has officially reached the Peninsula. Staff at Hampton Coliseum announced Wednesday that Pretty Lights and Bassnectar, two of the genre's big names, will perform there Dec. 28 & 29.
Tickets go on sale 10 a....
| Oct 22, 2012
| 2:59 PM
If you're a regular viewer of the WGN News at Five, you know I have plenty of geek in me.
So imagine how I felt when I visited ACME Design, Inc. The Elgin company builds all kinds of props, protypes, and replicas of....well.....ANYTHING. You name it,...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 12:46 PM
Charles Pomeroy Ives III, a state of Maryland telecommunications worker who immersed himself in history causes from North Point to Carroll County, died in his sleep of a circulatory illness Oct. 20 at his Stoneleigh home. He was 63.
Born in Elizabeth, N....
| Apr 6, 2013
| 8:07 AM
As I sit here at my computer tonight I realize I'm doing what I saw Roger Ebert do so many times before — stopping everything to crank out a deadline appreciation for an artist who has just passed on.
Only this time the artist is Roger. And I...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 4:23 PM
A union that represents 775 staff members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign plans to start a three-day strike on Monday.
Members of the Service Employees International Union Local 73, whose duties include food service and custodial work,...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel maintained Tuesday that a pension fix overwhelmingly rejected by Chicago police sergeants remains a road map to restoring financial soundness to the city's woefully underfunded pension system.
“Every other aspect of this plan,...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Landmarks Illinois celebrated its seventh and largest fundraiser at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago on March 7, with more than 500 patrons in attendance. Leslie Hindman, John W. McCarter Jr. and Target Corp. were named "Legendary Landmarks."