CHICAGO | A decorated Chicago police commander who rose through the ranks even as he was the subject of numerous misconduct allegations appeared in court Thursday, facing felony charges that he stuck his gun down the throat of a suspect and threatened to kill him.
CHICAGO | A school safety program beefed up after dozens of Chicago schools were closed last year will get a $10 million infusion from the state of Illinois for further expansion, Gov. Pat Quinn announced Thursday.
THROWBACK THURSDAY | The Times is celebrating our region's rich history. Check out our gallery on nwi.com and share an historic photo(s) with us today by emailing Celebrate@nwi.com.
South Suburban Family Shelter has a long tradition of outreach, recognizing that effective violence prevention comes by educating and building relationships with the leaders of the communities served by SSFS.
Leaving Tracks Inc., with the support of the Tengelsen Family Foundation is selling raffle tickets for a 1995 Chevrolet Corvette to benefit American Greyhound, helping greyhound rescue and adoption.
Patrick Rose, of Crown Point, is looking forward to a hands-on career in engineering.
SAUK VILLAGE | Municipal officials said they want to get a U.S. Transportation Department designation for a stretch of 223rd Street so future repairs could be covered by the federal government.
CHICAGO | The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should.
GARY | The Gary Commission on The Social Status of Black Males, in conjunction with the Minority Male Initiative & Student Support Services at Ivy Tech College, is sponsoring a Village Circle Talk, “The Devastating Impact That Violent & Obscene Lyrics Are Having on Our Youth,” from 6…
Students may have school to keep them busy now, but there are also plenty of fall activities at local park districts and forest preserves to entertain them after the bell rings. Even parents with little ones too young for school can find fun local activities to enjoy together.
As recreation director for the Calumet Memorial Park District, Thom Miller is excited to continue improving the lives of residents who use the facilities.
LANSING | St. John’s Lutheran School in Lansing started the school year with the ALS ice bucket challenge on Aug. 20. Participating were Elaine Clay, who teaches 3-year-olds; third/fourth-grade teacher Laura Rathjen, Principal Nick Muench, and Miranda Walker, who teaches 4-year-olds..
CHICAGO | New guidelines aimed at preventing workplace discrimination against pregnant women were signed into law by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn this week, a move backers say extends protections already in place for other workers.
CRETE | Village officials expressed a reluctance Monday to create "no parking" zones around the village's Park of Commerce on the eastern edge of town.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn deflected blame for state hiring problems Tuesday, saying agencies must follow anti-patronage hiring rules — even when the candidates are those the governor's office favors.
CALUMET CITY | After having been challenged by Cathy Petrucci-Walter, the daughter of the late, former 4th Ward Alderman Joe Petrucci and in memory of Dr. Ronald Larcher, Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush took the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Foundation.
LANSING | The Village Board has approved an increase in water rates.
SPRINGFIELD | Although sightings of bears, cougars and wolves are relatively rare in Illinois, the trio are now a protected species under state law.
HOBART | Hobart First United Methodist Church and the Hobart Historical Society will sponsor a History Speaks & A Cup of Tea Cemetery Walk, with sessions from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 6 and 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 7. Tickets are $8 per person or $15 per couple, available until Monday by calling the c…
CHICAGO | Taxicab companies and others seeking statewide regulation of the emerging ridesharing industry pushed for a legislative override Monday after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed measures that would have imposed background checks and insurance requirements on some drivers.
CHICAGO | Chicago will get a chance to cheer the city's favorite team of Little Leaguers at a parade on Wednesday along a route that runs from the far South Side all the way downtown to Millennium Park.
CHICAGO | Classes started Monday morning at St. Florian School in Hegewisch, seven months after the school had been slated for closure by the Archdiocese of Chicago.
CHICAGO | A vocal activist from the East Side neighborhood on several environmental issues will begin Monday his third attempt at winning a seat in the City Council.
UNIVERSITY PARK | Governors State University celebrates several new additions at the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park as well as the 45th anniversary of one of its signature works at Carts & Cocktails 2014, which takes place from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 13.
Ana Grandfield, director of the Lake County Public Library, is shelving her last book Friday, retiring with 28 years of service to the LCPL.
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