| Mar 5, 2014
Only three Republicans in the Illinois House supported same-sex marriage when it was approved last year. Two of those Republicans face primary challenges, largely because of that vote. They are Rep. Ron Sandack of Downers Grove and Rep. Ed Sullivan of...
| Feb 28, 2014
Generally, we revere teachers. We cite them as the real reasons behind the achievements of their former students who excel in business, sports, industry and politics, etc. We honor them with awards, citations and other laurels for being...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 11:47 AM
The Illinois State Police are reviewing documents related to the Plainfield Park District, it was disclosed this week.
The Will County state's attorney's office had been reviewing the documents and requested a "more formal investigation" Monday by the...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Seniors at four Plainfield area high schools recently helped set a new record for their school district.
Some 214 seniors have been named Illinois State Scholars, a record high for Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202. The previous high...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 8:04 PM
Icy road conditions were a factor in a fatal car crash Saturday morning that claimed the life of a 50-year-old Joliet woman, authorities said.
The chain-reaction crash took place about 10:30 a.m. along Interstate 55 West Frontage Road, between Oak...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 1:34 PM
A Plainfield man was sentenced last week to six years in prison for beating his mother with a baseball bat in 2011.
Joseph Conrad, 22, of the 2300 block of Hastings Drive, was sentenced after pleading guilty to a felony aggravated domestic battery...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 11:36 AM
The following items were taken from Naperville police reports:
•CDs and paperwork were stolen from an unlocked car in an unlocked garage in the 300 block of Pearson Circle between 8 p.m. Jan. 23 and 7:52 a.m. Jan. 24.
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Nick Allegretti, Lincoln-Way East: Illinois
Brian Allen, Hinsdale Central: Michigan State Rudolfo Antuna, Crete-Monee: St. Xavier
Jamal Baggett, Oak Park: Akron
Brandon Barry, St. Charles East: Illinois State
Matt Biegalski, Wheaton North:...
| Dec 19, 2013
Letters to the editor for the Dec. 19 TribLocal print edition from Tinley Park, Plainfield and Hazel Crest.
Two individuals in the engine of a passenger or freight train may have prevented the death and injury of passengers on the...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:02 PM
The following items were taken from police reports:
•The back door of a home in the 2400 block of Cimarron Court was pried open between 1 and 6:12 p.m. Dec. 6, but nothing appeared to be missing.
•Someone attempted to take two...
| Dec 30, 2013
New state education standards, a high-profile murder trial, and the future of the water supply in five suburbs are among the stories likely to make headlines in 2014. Here's a peak at what's ahead for the southwest suburbs.
State education standards...