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Party at Wrigley Field a century in the making

Party at Wrigley Field a century in the making

CHICAGO | There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the …

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Gacy case helps solve unrelated death

Gacy case helps solve unrelated death

CHICAGO | Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has h…

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Tech boom presents new wrinkles for century-old Wrigley Field

Tech boom presents new wrinkles for century-old Wrigley Field

CHICAGO (AP) — During a recent game at Wrigley Field, John Weber was using a pencil and scorecard to expertly track the game between his homet…

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Gacy case helps solve unrelated death

Gacy case helps solve unrelated death

CHICAGO | Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has h…

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Tech boom presents new wrinkles for century-old Wrigley Field

Tech boom presents new wrinkles for century-old Wrigley Field

CHICAGO (AP) — During a recent game at Wrigley Field, John Weber was using a pencil and scorecard to expertly track the game between his homet…

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East Side teen amoung De La Salle students at Women in Engineering seminar

East Side teen amoung De La Salle students at Women in Engineering seminar

CHICAGO | Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women faculty member Norma Ramos and eight students recently participated in the Women in Engineering …

April 23, 2014 12:00 am

Golden-Ks enjoy food, fellowship at annual get-together

Golden-Ks enjoy food, fellowship at annual get-together

I was sad that my family was not able to make it to the Lansing Golden-K Kiwanis Club’s chili supper this month, but I have received word the …

April 23, 2014 12:00 am

Flossmoor man denied bail in shooting deaths of two teens

Flossmoor man denied bail in shooting deaths of two teens

CHICAGO | A Cook County judge denied bond Tuesday to a Flossmoor man who faces criminal charges in the shooting deaths of a pair of teenagers …

April 22, 2014 2:43 pm

Chicago, Indy among 15 cities considered for 2016 Democratic convention

WASHINGTON |€” President Barack Obama's hometown and Hillary Rodham Clinton's home base as a senator are among the 15 cities the Democratic Na…

April 22, 2014 1:30 pm

U.S. prosecutor's office in Chicago restructures

U.S. prosecutor's office in Chicago restructures

CHICAGO | One of the country's busiest U.S. attorney's offices has received a makeover under its new chief, including the creation of a violen…

April 21, 2014 8:30 pm

Violent weekend leaves 8 dead in Chicago

CHICAGO | Eight people were killed and 44 injured — including five children who were wounded when someone opened fire from a vehicle as they p…

April 21, 2014 3:44 pm

Seton Academy seniors tour places of worship

Seton Academy seniors tour places of worship

LEMONT, Ill. | The senior class at Seton Academy in their World Religions class taught by Campus Minister Melissa Novak recently toured variou…

April 21, 2014 12:00 am

Nurse and firefighter a star on and away from the small screen

Nurse and firefighter a star on and away from the small screen

Lori Postma, R.N., emergency preparedness and bioterrorism coordinator at Franciscan Healthcare Munster, will appear next week in an episode o…

April 21, 2014 12:00 am

Purdue trustees promote nine PUC faculty members

HAMMOND | The Purdue University Board of Trustees granted promotions to nine Purdue University Calumet faculty members at its April 4 meeting …

April 21, 2014 12:00 am

Chicago man admits selling murder victim's belongings

CROWN POINT | A Chicago man pleaded guilty Thursday to Class B felony burglary for his role in a deadly robbery in Gary in September 2012.

April 20, 2014 8:45 pm

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…

April 20, 2014 1:00 am

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…

April 20, 2014 12:00 am

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.

April 19, 2014 10:15 am

$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…

April 19, 2014 10:15 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.

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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 …

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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.

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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
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