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Southeast Chicago residents awaiting proposed Red Line extension to 130th Street

CHICAGO | When Peggy Salazar, of the Slag Valley neighborhood, needs to travel to downtown, her commute is longer than that of many suburban r…

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Crete woman Hustles Up the Hancock for 7 family members

Crete woman Hustles Up the Hancock for 7 family members

CHICAGO | It took a skiing accident in 2003 for Sarah Ridder, of Crete, to learn she has interstitial pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF, a chronic di…

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Crete woman Hustles Up the Hancock for 7 family members

Crete woman Hustles Up the Hancock for 7 family members

CHICAGO | It took a skiing accident in 2003 for Sarah Ridder, of Crete, to learn she has interstitial pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF, a chronic di…

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Chicago cops to patrol most violent areas on bikes

CHICAGO | Some of the police officers who have been patrolling Chicago's most violent neighborhoods on foot are getting bicycles.

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$14M awarded in lawsuit linking pill to stroke

CHICAGO | A jury has awarded $14 million to a suburban Chicago woman who said in a lawsuit that she suffered a debilitating stroke after takin…

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Boy, 12, shot on Chicago's South Side

CHICAGO | A 12-year-old Chicago boy is recovering after he was shot in the leg.

April 18, 2014 7:18 am

Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

CHICAGO | Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call the…

April 17, 2014 12:45 pm

Hearing set in lawsuit filed against Rutherford

CHICAGO (AP) — Lawyers for Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford are expected to appear in court to ask a judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by a …

April 17, 2014 7:29 am

Chicago casino plan draws more support at hearing

CHICAGO | A proposal for a state-owned Chicago casino won praise Wednesday from business groups and a warmer reception from a state regulatory…

April 16, 2014 10:56 pm

2 Chicago casino options threaten NWI jobs, tax revenue

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana casinos, communities and residents stand to lose big if a suburban Illinois state lawmaker wins approval for …

April 16, 2014 7:15 pm

Horse racing industry wants more out of casino expansion legislation

CHICAGO | Horse racing tracks across Illinois, including the Balmoral Race Course near Crete, are among the opponents of a bill pending before…

April 16, 2014 12:00 am

Scout meeting not just for the birds

Scout meeting not just for the birds

CHICAGO | Cub Scouts of Pack 773, who meet at Annunciata Parish on the East Side, gathered at a recent meeting, bringing along a hammer from home.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Summer camps offer enrichment for kids

Pretty soon the kids will be out of school and their parents will be looking for activities to keep them busy.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am

Chicago-only casino option to face opposition

Chicago-only casino option to face opposition

SPRINGIFELD | The regionally divisive concept of expanding gambling only in Chicago is expected to be a central issue in hearings Wednesday as…

April 15, 2014 8:04 pm

Activists still pushing for no petcoke in their SE Side neighborhoods

CHICAGO | While the City Council and the Illinois General Assembly both have pending measures on how to regulate the storage of petroleum coke…

April 15, 2014 3:50 pm

Kelly accepting submissions for Congressional Art Competition

MATTESON | High school students participating in U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly’s annual Congressional Art Competition may submit their artwork by appo…

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

Gary mayor among honorees

Gary mayor among honorees

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

U.S. Rep. Kelly hosts Health and Wellness Resource Fair

CHICAGO | U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Matteson, will host a Health and Wellness Resource Fair on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Corliss …

April 11, 2014 12:00 am

Tony Award-winning theater brings play to PSC on April 21

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Prairie State College is hosting a Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 11 …

April 11, 2014 12:00 am

Chicago mayor promotes new infrastructure thinking

CHICAGO | Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will use a keynote address Thursday at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to promote the idea of c…

April 10, 2014 12:00 am

Cook County Board requires pet stores to get animals they sell from shelters, rescues

CHICAGO | The Cook County Board gave its approval Wednesday to a measure regulating where suburban pet stores obtain the animals they sell to …

April 09, 2014 2:25 pm

Ill. House OKs Chicago pension overhaul

Ill. House OKs Chicago pension overhaul

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | State lawmakers on Tuesday approved Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal for overhauling two city pension programs that o…

April 09, 2014 12:00 am

Local events keep Easter Bunny hopping

Local events keep Easter Bunny hopping

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny was hopping this Sunday in Hegewisch. The General Pulaski Knights of Columbus 3223 served up its annual tradit…

April 09, 2014 12:00 am

SSC students advocate for education funding in Springfield

SSC students advocate for education funding in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | South Suburban College students traveled on April 3 to Springfield to participate in Student Advocacy Day and Legislative …

April 08, 2014 12:00 am

Evidence thrown out in federal gun, drug case

HAMMOND | Evidence found during a search of the home of a Gary man accused of federal gun and drug crimes will not be allowed to be used again…

April 07, 2014 8:00 pm

Pensions pose latest challenge for Chicago mayor

CHICAGO | Rahm Emanuel has been a force in politics — the mastermind behind a Democratic takeover of Congress, dealmaker in two White Houses a…

April 07, 2014 5:00 pm

Moody's sees Chicago pension proposal as positive

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A leading credit rating agency has called legislation to overhaul Chicago's pension funds a "positive development," but sa…

April 07, 2014 2:17 pm

Mom served family, church, school, community

Mom served family, church, school, community

Delia A. Martinez (nee Munoz) was the kind of mother who would drop everything and do anything to help out her family, according to her son Ma…

April 07, 2014 12:05 am

New Times digital advertising director to lead region to 'next stratosphere'

New Times digital advertising director to lead region to 'next stratosphere'

The Times Media Co. has named Joe Battistoni as new digital advertising director.

April 06, 2014 5:00 am

Tuesday is Lansing Fallen Heroes Memorial Day

At last week’s Village Board meeting, Village President Norm Abbott presented a proclamation declaring April 8 as Lansing Fallen Heroes Memori…

April 06, 2014 12:00 am

Ford adding electric charging stations at its plants

Thousands of local Ford workers will soon be able to plug in electric or hybrid cars during their shifts, and drive home with a full charge.

April 05, 2014 4:10 pm

Scouts hike Indiana Dunes State Park

Scouts hike Indiana Dunes State Park

CHESTERTON | Six Cub Scouts of Pack 773, from the East Side, ventured out on a Saturday morning last month to participate in the Order of the …

April 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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O'Hare unveils overhaul of international terminal

O'Hare unveils overhaul of international terminal

CHICAGO | Chicago unveiled a $26 million overhaul of O'Hare Airport's international terminal on Friday, showing off two dozen new high-end din…

April 04, 2014 6:47 pm

Chicago transit agency fires driver after crash

CHICAGO | Chicago transit officials have fired a train operator who acknowledged dozing off before crashing a commuter train at the O'Hare Int…

April 04, 2014 5:18 pm

FBI on hunt for suspects in brazen bank robbery in East Chicago

FBI on hunt for suspects in brazen bank robbery in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | The FBI identified two East Chicago residents accused of taking part in a brazen armed bank robbery and shooting at officers.

April 03, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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Lawmakers fear blame for Chicago pension tax hike

SPRINGFIELD | A fast-tracked plan to overhaul two Chicago city-pension programs slowed in the Illinois House Thursday, as nervous lawmakers sa…

April 03, 2014 3:26 pm

Chicago pension fix gets quick committee approval

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Less than 48 hours after it was proposed, an Illinois House committee gave quick approval Wednesday to Mayor Rahm Emanuel'…

April 02, 2014 3:36 pm

Chicago among many Ill. cities in pension straits

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan for fixing part of the nation's worst municipal pension crisis is now in the hands of st…

April 02, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing group hosts children with cancer at hockey game

Lansing group hosts children with cancer at hockey game

CHICAGO | A total of 37 children and their families attended a Wolves hockey game as guests of Camp Quality Illinois, which helps children wit…

April 02, 2014 12:00 am

Plenty of spring events around town

As Chicagoans, we often take for granted how many great options we have in our own backyard. Our museums, zoos and theaters are among the best…

April 02, 2014 12:00 am

2 children, woman shot on Chicago street

CHICAGO | Two children and a woman were shot as they walked along a street in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood.

April 01, 2014 10:17 pm

Judge says Malaysian plane court filing improper

CHICAGO | A judge has thrown out a civil action on behalf of a relative of a Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 passenger, scolding the Chicago law …

April 01, 2014 12:00 am

Towle Youth Theater Ensemble presents 'Romeo and Juliet'

Towle Youth Theater Ensemble presents 'Romeo and Juliet'

HAMMOND | William Shakespeare’s "Romeo & Juliet" is easily the most widely performed play in the world. But at the Towle Theater, audience…

March 31, 2014 12:00 am

East Side teen named to All-GCAC Bowling Team

East Side teen named to All-GCAC Bowling Team

CHICAGO | De La Salle Institute has announced two of its student-athletes have been named to the 2013-14 All-Girls Catholic Athletic Conferenc…

March 30, 2014 12:00 am

Proponents of southeast Metra line say project still on track

Proponents of southeast Metra line say project still on track

CRETE | Supporters of the proposed southeast Metra line linking Chicago with the south suburbs have taken notice of recent developments to ext…

March 29, 2014 8:30 pm

Pence actions suggest possible bid for higher office

Pence actions suggest possible bid for higher office

INDIANAPOLIS | Having fulfilled his duty to sign new laws, if Gov. Mike Pence is considering a 2016 run for higher office he'll soon need to b…

March 29, 2014 5:00 pm

Hammond hotel unveils new design, decor

Hammond hotel unveils new design, decor

HAMMOND | Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott is unveiling new guest rooms, designed to be bright and inviting, including the hotel at 7720…

March 28, 2014 2:00 pm

Zoeller claims Chicago travel agent scammed Hoosiers

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller on Thursday sued Chicago travel agent Ronald Bryant, doing business as Ron-Mar Travel, for failin…

March 27, 2014 5:56 pm

LARC hosting fundraiser on Aug. 8

LARC hosting fundraiser on Aug. 8

LARC is selling tickets to a rocking fundraiser.

March 26, 2014 12:00 am

Chicago man dies after jumping onto Calumet Avenue

HAMMOND | A 46-year-old Chicago man died Tuesday afternoon after jumping from Cline Avenue onto Calumet Avenue, police said. 

March 25, 2014 8:30 pm

East Side, South Holland teens participate in All-Catholic Honor Band

East Side, South Holland teens participate in All-Catholic Honor Band

CHICAGO | De La Salle Institute announces that a school-record 17 students participated in the recent VanderCook College of Music’s All-Cathol…

March 24, 2014 12:00 am
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