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National Park Service to have hearing on Pullman historic site's future

CHICAGO | Federal and state officials will hold a public hearing Thursday to discuss options for turning the remains of the one-time Pullman P…

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Emanuel's critics scurry to find 2015 challenger

Emanuel's critics scurry to find 2015 challenger

CHICAGO | Rahm Emanuel swept into the Chicago mayor's office with support from across the city, a nod from favorite son Barack Obama and a pro…

August 19, 2014 10:45 am Photos

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Emanuel's critics scurry to find 2015 challenger

Emanuel's critics scurry to find 2015 challenger

CHICAGO | Rahm Emanuel swept into the Chicago mayor's office with support from across the city, a nod from favorite son Barack Obama and a pro…

August 19, 2014 10:45 am Photos

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Beemsterboer attorneys talking with Chicago about metcoke cease and desist order

CHICAGO | Attorneys for Beemsterboer Slag Co. are talking with city Public Health Department officials to try to reach a settlement regarding …

August 18, 2014 2:46 pm

Want to stop smoking? Quit Week starts Monday

CHICAGO | Local health leaders are asking resident to be quitters.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Southeast Lion obtains Ford Motor Co. grant

Southeast Lion obtains Ford Motor Co. grant

CHICAGO | Southeast Lion Patty Fisher and her Knowledge Hook-Up computer school received a $7,500 grant from the Ford Motor Co. on Aug. 5.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Police: Chicago woman killed when semi slams stopped car on I-65

Police: Chicago woman killed when semi slams stopped car on I-65

CROWN POINT | A Chicago woman was killed and three others injured late Friday when a semi slammed into a vehicle stopped on the shoulder of no…

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De La Salle to host 2014 Blue-Gold Sports Preview fundraiser

CHICAGO | De La Salle will host the 2014 Blue-Gold Sports Preview Fundraiser on Aug. 23 at the Institute Campus at 3434 S. Michigan Ave.

August 15, 2014 12:00 am

Military jets will fly high again at air show

Military jets will fly high again at air show

GARY | Lt. j.g. Phil Harper, administrative officer of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, used to head to the beach with his parents to watch the Chic…

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Eagle Scout heads to college with plans to help others

Eagle Scout heads to college with plans to help others

Aaron Davis, of Sauk Village, is celebrating 10 years in Boy Scouts after attaining his Eagle Scout Rank, the highest rank in scouting.

August 14, 2014 12:00 am

Chicago sailor saved shipmates in Navy's worst Korean loss

Chicago sailor saved shipmates in Navy's worst Korean loss

One of the first sights John Krilich saw when he entered a gaping hole in the USS Walke's hull on June 12, 1951, was a shipmate with a leg blown off.

August 10, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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City: Calumet Transload tried to transport after cease and desist issued

CHICAGO | Chicago Public Health Department officials said Friday an East Side neighborhood-based company illegally stored 12,000 tons of metco…

August 08, 2014 12:00 am

Illinois appeals court rules against Bears on tax

CHICAGO | An Illinois appeals court says the Chicago Bears owe $4.1 million to Cook County in amusement taxes plus interest.

August 07, 2014 1:43 pm

Police searching for man who shot Dolton resident to death on Chicago's South Side

CHICAGO | Police continued to search Wednesday for a man who shot a Dolton resident to death following a quarrel earlier this week at a Gresha…

August 06, 2014 3:23 pm

Children learn power of doing good

It has been almost 10 years since I started writing Illinois community news and yet there is always more to learn about those who do good work…

August 06, 2014 12:00 am

Chicago's Pullman getting $1.5M for housing effort

CHICAGO | Efforts to preserve and renovate historic homes on Chicago's South Side are getting $1.5 million from the Illinois attorney general.

August 05, 2014 11:42 am

Illinois lawmaker pleads guilty in federal court to one misdemeanor tax count

CHICAGO | An Illinois lawmaker who faced nearly 20 federal bank-fraud charges that could have landed him in prison for decades pleaded guilty …

August 04, 2014 9:00 pm

Dillard officially resigns from Illinois Senate

WESTMONT, Ill. | Republican state Sen. Kirk Dillard, who made two attempts at Illinois governor, officially resigned from the Legislature afte…

August 04, 2014 3:57 pm

East Side teen honored by De La Salle's Theatre 100 program

East Side teen honored by De La Salle's Theatre 100 program

CHICAGO | East Side teen Lundyn Davis, a student at the Lourdes Hall Campus of De La Salle Institute, is one of several award-winners for the …

August 04, 2014 12:00 am

Trooper injured on Borman by hit-and-run driver

HAMMOND | An Indiana State Police trooper was injured early Saturday by a hit-and-run driver who fled on foot before being captured, according…

August 02, 2014 11:15 am

Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago

Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago

CHICAGO | A demoted executive shot and critically wounded his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a high-rise office…

July 31, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Alderman to pick new Hegewisch baseball board after old one resigns

Alderman to pick new Hegewisch baseball board after old one resigns

CHICAGO | 10th Ward Alderman John Pope will lead the process of appointing a board for Hegewisch's Babe Ruth League following the resignation …

July 31, 2014 6:00 pm

Cook County Sheriff's Police to conduct enhanced patrols

Cook County Sheriff's Police will conduct enforcement efforts starting Thursday night focusing on DUI and seat belt violators in Cook County, …

July 31, 2014 3:16 pm

City to turn prairies near Lake Calumet into quality recreation site

City to turn prairies near Lake Calumet into quality recreation site

CHICAGO | Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday said the city plans to develop about 300 acres around 116th Street and Stony Island Avenue into a ser…

July 31, 2014 1:38 pm

South Shore Clean Cities Inc. celebrates 15 years of success

South Shore Clean Cities Inc. celebrates 15 years of success

July 31, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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De La Salle Institue hosts Mass of the Holy Spirit

CHICAGO | De La Salle Institute will be hosting the Mass of the Holy Spirit to celebrate the beginning of the 2014-15 academic year as well as…

July 31, 2014 12:00 am

Convicted cop killer removed as coach from Hegewisch league

Convicted cop killer removed as coach from Hegewisch league

CHICAGO | The son of a Chicago police officer beaten to death in 1988 said one of the men convicted for the slaying had recently been coaching…

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Body found washed up on Whiting beach ID'd as missing Chicago boater

WHITING | The body of a man found washed up on Whiting Beach was positively identified as a Chicago man who went missing from a blazing boat i…

July 30, 2014 8:30 pm

Visit car shows and cruise nights in Hegewisch, south suburbs

The reopening of Blue Top Drive-in in Highland brought out a large crowd last week, proof that there’s a bit of old car nostalgia in all of us…

July 30, 2014 12:00 am

Body found washed ashore on Whiting beach

WHITING | Investigators are working to determine if a body found washed ashore Monday night on a Whiting beach is that of a Chicago man missin…

July 29, 2014 6:41 pm

Jails struggle to deal with flood of mentally ill

Jails struggle to deal with flood of mentally ill

CHICAGO | Peering through the chain link of a holding pen at the Cook County Jail, a man wrapped in a navy varsity jacket leans toward clinica…

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Indianapolis pulls future support for Amtrak line

INDIANAPOLIS | Indianapolis city officials have decided not to provide any additional money to subsidize an Amtrak passenger line between Indi…

July 26, 2014 12:00 am

$100K bond for Sauk Village man accused of stealing from military lockers at O'Hare

CHICAGO | Bond was set Friday at $100,000 for a Sauk Village resident who worked at O’Hare International Airport and is suspected of stealing …

July 25, 2014 3:11 pm

Cook County to cut buildings' carbon emissions

CHICAGO | Cook County buildings will be getting greener.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am

Durbin hails new Chicago gun intelligence effort

CHICAGO | Days after a stray bullet turned an 11-year-old girl into yet another victim of Chicago's gun violence, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin hailed…

July 25, 2014 12:00 am

Cook County sheriff's police looking for DUI, seat belt violations

Don't drive drunk and buckle up in Cook County this weekend.

July 24, 2014 8:15 pm

Quinn backs county ballot measure on gun laws

CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn has thrown his support behind a Cook County ballot measure that asks voters to weigh in on Illinois gun laws.

July 24, 2014 1:25 pm

Schererville woman killed in Bishop Ford accident

CHICAGO | A 64-year-old Schererville woman died Wednesday after her car was struck on the Bishop Ford Freeway by a tire that flew off of a veh…

July 23, 2014 8:01 pm

Cook County voters to be asked about firearms in November

CHICAGO | The Cook County Board approved a pair of referendum questions asking voters in the Nov. 4 general elections if the state should requ…

July 23, 2014 3:22 pm

Make a splash with new adventures

My family’s summer days are flying by and have been filled with backyard playtime, trips to the local parks and a few mini adventures.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am

To fight crime, Chicago tries wiping away arrests

CHICAGO | Desperate to curb the gun violence wracking their city, Chicago lawmakers are leading the way toward a counterintuitive idea — fight…

July 22, 2014 1:51 pm

Speed a factor in Hammond crash that killed Chicago man

HAMMOND | Excessive speed is believed to be to blame for a fatal wrong-way crash in Hammond that claimed the life of a Chicago man Saturday morning. 

July 21, 2014 5:33 pm

Chicago mayor holds meeting on city violence

CHICAGO | Three days after a bullet fired on a city street pierced a wall and killed an 11-year-old girl playing inside a house, Chicago Mayor…

July 21, 2014 2:08 pm

Chicago man killed in car crash in Hammond

HAMMOND | A Chicago man died Sunday in a car crash at Indianapolis Boulevard and Calumet Avenue, officials said.

July 20, 2014 9:00 pm

St. Florian hopes to increase enrollment with scholarships

CHICAGO | As St. Florian School readies to open its doors for a new school year Aug. 25, school officials are hoping for continued success in …

July 19, 2014 10:00 pm

Chicago man admits passing counterfeit bills in Hobart bar

HAMMOND | A Chicago man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Thursday to using counterfeit money to buying drinks at a Hobart bar.

July 18, 2014 12:05 am

Feds sending more agents to fight Chicago violence

CHICAGO | Federal officials are sending more agents to Chicago to help the Police Department fight violence after the city experienced a blood…

July 17, 2014 4:04 pm

Police release photos of 2 armed men suspected of robbing Chicago train

Police release photos of 2 armed men suspected of robbing Chicago train

CHICAGO | Chicago police have released the photographs of two men who allegedly boarded a train coming from Midway International Airport, pull…

July 17, 2014 3:50 pm

TIF district tax collection info now online

The number of tax increment finance districts are on the rise, although the amount of money they are raising to permit local governments to bo…

July 17, 2014 12:00 am

East Side Scouts raise $1,700 for Relay for Life

East Side Scouts raise $1,700 for Relay for Life

CHICAGO | With the simple motto of "Do Your Best" the Cub Scouts of Pack 773 did that and more raising over $1,700 for their Relay for Life team.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Life’s a picnic with these summer plans

The coming weeks will bring fun and informative events for all ages. Whether you are interested in food, art or jazz, there is something for you.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
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