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Mar 23, 2017

On the same day Ravinia Festival announced this year's concert lineup, festival organizers and representatives of the Ravinia Business District kicked off their second annual Recycled Instrument Dr...Leave a comment

Mar 23, 2017

The business of selling survival equipment — to make it through wars, natural disasters, economic collapse or other apocalyptic events — has slowed down a bit since the presidential election, v...Leave a comment

Mar 23, 2017

A Wisconsin man has pleaded guilty to unlawfully driving a limousine that crashed on Interstate 90 in Kane County last year, leaving a passenger dead, according to a news release from the Kane Coun...Leave a comment

Mar 23, 2017

The aunt of a 26-year-old man who was killed at Adrianna's nightclub in Markham two years ago has filed a lawsuit alleging club officials knew it attracted a dangerous crowd but failed to take step...Leave a comment

Mar 23, 2017

Today we revisit our periodic examination of reader responses to earlier columns. This week I want to highlight one unique reader, and an equally unique response. The letter was a reaction to my co...Leave a comment

Mar 23, 2017

Brittany and Tiffany Coffland were shot to death before their mother arrived at her estranged husband's St. Charles condominium on the evening of March 10, according to a report released by St. Cha...Leave a comment

Mar 23, 2017

Sears, a back-to-school shopping destination for generations of kids, has said that after years of losing money that there is "substantial doubt" it will be able to keep its doors open. But it also...Leave a comment

Mar 23, 2017

Patrice Bedford had never questioned raising her baby in Chicago.

But on a springtime stroll during the first trimester of her pregnancy last year, a heightened sense of smell — piqued by ...Leave a comment

Mar 23, 2017

A second teacher has been disciplined at Eisenhower High School over a student's refusal to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

Vince Ziebarth, who has worked in District 218 since 2009, and...Leave a comment

Mar 23, 2017

A 77-year-old man was killed and two other people were injured in a three-vehicle accident near Grayslake on Wednesday afternoon, according to authorities.

A preliminary investigation determ...Leave a comment

Mar 23, 2017

The Waukegan Police Department is investigating skeletal remains that were found in a wooded area near 10th Street and South Lewis Avenue in Waukegan Wednesday at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Acc...Leave a comment

Mar 23, 2017

One week after 29-year-old Cordale Quinn Handy, a former Waukegan resident, was shot and killed by St. Paul, Minn. police, Kim Handy Jones surrounded herself with a large crowd of family and friend...Leave a comment

Mar 23, 2017

A Chicago man who spent more than eight years in an Indiana prison for a wrongful conviction and was recently pardoned now wants his record expunged.

Keith Cooper was pardoned in February by...Leave a comment

Mar 22, 2017

A man who told police watching vehicles burn was on his "bucket list" has been charged with arson and burglary, according to Elgin police.

Alfredo Leynes-Valdes, 23, homeless of Elgin, was c...Leave a comment

Mar 22, 2017

A 39-year-old Aurora man has been charged with murder in July's fatal beating of 18-year-old Clarence King, a crime police said appears to be gang-related.

After a fight July 15 in the parki...Leave a comment

Mar 22, 2017

Nearly three weeks after the first mumps case was reported in Barrington, public health officials declared a mumps outbreak Wednesday at Barrington Middle School — Station Campus.

The outb...Leave a comment

Mar 22, 2017

Regardless of whether you're a current, former or prospective passenger, Metra wants to hear from you.

Naperville residents and other Metra users have until March 31 to weigh in on potential...Leave a comment

Mar 22, 2017

Following the lead of several Chicago-area municipalities and school districts, the Oak Park and River Forest High School board approved a "safe zone" ordinance to protect its students and families...Leave a comment

Mar 22, 2017

Andy Finick walks up the stairs and opens the door onto a roof at Franciscan Health in Hammond. He points up to a higher roof at several antennae that would — in an unthinkable emergency — prov...Leave a comment

Mar 22, 2017

When yardwork pits people versus nature, neither wins. But working in concert with nature to turn a yard into a natural habitat not only helps the area bees and butterflies, it also makes gardening...Leave a comment