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Suburbs were once great places to raise family

I can remember when Chicagoans were fleeing the city to find peace and quiet in suburbs such as Calumet City, Lansing, South Holland and other towns. They were idyllic places to raise a family.

June 03, 2014 12:00 am

New House GOP leader takes reins

SPRINGFIELD | A suburban Chicago man formally took over Monday as the new minority leader in the Illinois House.

September 23, 2013 6:00 pm

Correction: Sikh temple shooting story

Sikh temple shooting story: A wire story published in some editions of The Times and on nwi.com on Aug. 5 and 6 contained incorrect information about the Sikh Coalition and bias attacks. The Sikh Coalition is based in New York. The coalition did not say it blames anti-Islamic sentiment for m…

August 10, 2012 12:00 am
Horrific attack at Batman screening; 12 dead

Horrific attack at Batman screening; 12 dead

People use mobile devices as they wait outside Gateway High School where witnesses were brought for questioning after a shooting at a movie theater showing the Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises," Friday, July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colo. A gunman wearing a gas mask set off an unknown gas and …

July 20, 2012 9:57 pm

County backs transport plan for courthouses closed on weekends

CHICAGO | South suburban police departments that arrest people on weekends will no longer be asked to transport those people to the Criminal Courts building in Chicago for their initial court appearance.

April 17, 2012 2:40 pm
Where you live can help determine your health, studies say

Where you live can help determine your health, studies say

BALTIMORE — Sabrina Oliver looked forward to good schools and safer streets when she moved her family from her crime-ridden and trash-strewn West Baltimore neighborhood to the suburbs, but was surprised to discover another benefit as well — a dramatic improvement in their health.

November 26, 2011 12:00 am
Suburbs have fast-growing poor population

Suburbs have fast-growing poor population

Landscaped yards are being cluttered with for sale signs as homeowners face tough economic times in the suburbs.

November 06, 2011 12:00 am
Suburbs have fast-growing poor population

Suburbs have fast-growing poor population

The white picket fences and minivans that once characterized many suburbs have slowly been replaced by boarded up windows and public transit buses.

November 06, 2011 12:00 am
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