| Dec 9, 2011
| 9:49 AM
Light snow covered much of the Chicago area this morning, causing dozens of spinouts on slick expressways, including two fatalities on I-80 in Will County.
While the snow made a mess of the morning commute, it also ensured that Chicago won't break its...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 2:40 PM
Light snow covered much of the Chicago area this morning, causing dozens of spinouts on slick expressways, including two fatal accidents on Interstate 80 in Will County.
While the snow made a mess of the morning commute, it also ensured that Chicago won'...
| May 18, 2011
| 2:30 PM
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois called today for the resignation or dismissal of the International Monetary Fund official who is being held in a New York jail after being charged with sexually assaulting a chambermaid in a Manhattan...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Alan Travis Beimfohr, 67, of Newport Beach, California, passed away peacefully at home on April 17, 2012, surrounded by his devoted wife Linda, his loving children Alison, Nick and Kurt, and his brother Ed.
Alan was born on January 4, 1945 in Ft. Riley,...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 9:40 AM
A multi-alarm fire destroyed a steel galvanizing plant near Joliet this morning.
Firefighters from the East Joliet Fire Protection District were called to the AZZ Galvanizing plant at 625 Mills Rd. in Joliet Township at 1:32 a.m. this morning,...
| Apr 18, 2010
Despite growing health concerns about atrazine, an agricultural weedkiller sprayed on farm fields across the Midwest, most drinking water is tested for the chemical only four times a year -- so rarely that worrisome spikes of the chemical likely go...
| Aug 7, 2009
John Hughes, the influential writer-director who captured the humor and angst of the teen experience, 1980s style, in hit movies such as "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," died Thursday. He was 59.
| Feb 25, 2009
"Simple Supper Menu": Available nightly before 7 p.m., three courses for $30: your choice of soup or salad; citrus marinated jidori half chicken with cabbage fennel salad, Oro Blanco grapefruit, pickled red onions and pistachios, or poached Scottish...
| Mar 26, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Fisker took a major step toward its goal of putting the Karma, its 100-mpg plug-in electric hybrid, onto 40 dealership lots by the end of June. The green automaker has named 32 North American retailers that will sell and service......
| Feb 17, 2010
| 7:10 AM
Walgreen Co. said Wednesday it has agreed to buy the drugstore operator Duane Reade in a move to expand operations in the New York City metropolitan area.
Walgreen, one of the nation's biggest drugstore operators, said it would pay about $623 million for...