PLAINFIELD, Ill. | A Will County teenager with cystic fibrosis who read book after book during the grueling hours that she spent having her lungs cleared every day has made her wish come true by becoming a published author.
MORTON, Ill. | A central Illinois public library is working to reunite storm victims with their lost family documents that were scattered during last month's tornadoes.
CHICAGO | The Rev. Jesse Jackson and Republican U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock are among leaders from Illinois attending a tribute to Nelson Mandela in South Africa.
SPRINGFIELD | Gov. Pat Quinn is seeking to transform last week’s move to overhaul the state’s pension systems into some quick campaign cash.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk, who returned to Congress after suffering a stroke last year, had his gallbladder removed Monday due to an unrelated medical issue.
CHICAGO | A real estate attorney is free while his nephew is being held at the Cook County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bond on criminal charges they sexually assaulted an 18-year-old who was unconscious.
CALUMET CITY | The Calumet City Chamber of Commerce recently hosted the installation of its new board of directors for 2014.
Crown Point resident Margaret Detert was honored recently for achieving 50 years of continuous volunteer service at Methodist Hospitals.
GLENWOOD | Village trustees have approved $15,000 for the purchase of an electronic traffic control sign.
So, Illinois lawmakers and Gov. Pat Quinn finally did something about the state’s pension mess.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | As part of a joint effort between the Prairie State College Student Veterans Club and the PSC Dental Hygiene Program, approximately 10 PSC student veterans each recently received a free teeth cleaning from PSC dental hygiene students.
OAK FOREST, Ill. | South Suburban College will be offering a new schedule of general education classes at their Oak Forest Center for the spring 2014 semester beginning Jan. 13.
The Christmas season is in full swing now. I think our late Thanksgiving threw things off a little because we usually don’t do any decorating on Thanksgiving weekend and it’s normally the first Saturday in December that we go and pick out a real tree. I’m big on holiday traditions and our ro…
GLENWOOD | Hickory Bend Elementary in Glenwood recently celebrated the season with a concert given by the second- and third-graders.
LANSING | Businesses within the village that wish to get a property tax break from Cook County government will now have to pay municipal government a fee to cover the costs of processing the request.
Bolanowski, Gerald A., 64, formerly of Crown Point
When voters in parts of the south suburbs go to the polling place March 18, they will be asked to decide whether a pair of incumbent government officials should be replaced by people whose records include felony convictions.
GARY | Rosa Varnado works, but has been without health insurance for two years because she cannot afford the plan offered by her employer.
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii | About 50 survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor paused Saturday at the site to honor those killed and remember the moment that plunged the U.S. into World War II.
HAMMOND | Just moments after polishing off a pile of mashed potatoes in 23 seconds without use of his hands, Hammond resident John Tomczak opted for a final lick of his plate.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. | A doctor who performs abortions in Fort Wayne, Gary and South Bend has been asked to appear before the Indiana Medical Licensing Board.
SPRINGFIELD | Even before they go on sale to the masses, an Illinois lawmaker wants to ban motorists from wearing Google’s new computerized glasses while driving.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. | A late fall cold snap that has gripped much of the country is being blamed for a handful of deaths and has forced people to deal with frigid temperatures, power outages by the thousands and treacherous roads.
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