| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:47 AM
In a major victory for Gov. Pat Quinn, a key regional planning committee has approved his controversial proposal for a new $1.3 billion toll road that would serve primarily as a trucking corridor linking interstates in Illinois and Indiana.
| Jul 8, 2013
| 7:31 PM
A 27-year-old Mokena man pleaded guilty today to aggravated DUI in connection with a 2011 crash that killed two women and injured a man with special needs.
Joseph E. Slattery of the 20000 block of Lakeview Way faces up to 28 years in prison when he is...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:05 AM
Williamsburg's own rambling piano man Bruce Hornsby is in Park City, Utah, today, where he'll play a concert on the same bill as eclectic folk-rock band Railroad Earth. He's looking ahead, though, to the release of a new live record.
"Cluck Ol' Hen," is...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 4:38 PM
The so-called Illiana Expressway connecting Illinois and Indiana largely through central Will County has moved another step forward in the approval process, transportation officials said.
The Federal Highway Administration on Friday gave its stamp of...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 8:49 AM
This list is not all-inclusive.
Doubletree Hotel, 5000 W. 127th St., Alsip, 708-272-4223
Open all day to accommodate hotel patrons and the public, Allgauer's is casual yet sophisticated and with recent renovations it's...
| Jun 12, 2013
An Alligator Records Press Release today announced that Grammy Award-winning singer and accordionist Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Jr., leader of Buckwheat Zydeco, has been declared cancer free by his doctors. Last January, Buckwheat announced he was being...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 5:13 PM
Illinois and Indiana transportation officials are again recommending a route through central Will County as the path for a proposed interstate connecting Interstate 55 in Illinois with I-65 in Indiana.
The route, stretching 47 miles from north of...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 7:03 PM
A small Will County town shaken by the deaths of four teens who drowned when their car plunged off a rural bridge held a memorial service at the local high school Wednesday as police continued to piece together what led to the fatal accident.
| Sep 2, 2012
| 12:05 PM
Chicago sci-fi fans are eager to see NBC's new series "Revolution." So eager, in fact, they voted online in droves to win a special theatrical screening Sept. 6 at Kerasotes Showplace ICON.
Now comes the difficult part. In order to attend, fans must go...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 4:37 PM
The Melvins are attempting to break a Guinness World Record for fastest tour of the U.S.: 50 states in 51 days. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts assesses the odds, and perils, of such a journey....
| Nov 18, 2011
Jan Ziegler can spot the veterans by their measuring tapes. "The first year, people pick a tree that's too tall," said Ziegler, who owns Ziegler Christmas Tree Farm in Elgin. "They look smaller in the field. So the next year, they measure."