| Nov 26, 2013
Before you can gobble that final leftover turkey sandwich, it's time to welcome Santa to town.
Festivals will ring in the next holiday season this weekend in Orland Park, Oak Lawn, Park Forest, Lansing and Matteson.
The Village of Oak Lawn's annual...
| Nov 25, 2013
Orland Park honored 40 police officers and telecommunications officers for going beyond the call of duty and being "the men and women who put a face on compassion," Mayor Daniel McLaughlin said.
"I would have to say that it would go against human nature...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Do you have moments when you expect a public outcry but nothing happens? It happened to me last Sunday when fans were evacuated in the first quarter of a Soldier Field game between home Chicago Bears and visiting Baltimore Ravens. The important words in...
| Nov 3, 2013
This year's Carl Sandburg Literary Awards dinner, presented at the UIC Forum Oct. 23 by the Chicago Public Library and its foundation, brought together 74authors with ties to Chicago. Co-chaired by Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts and foundation board...
| Nov 19, 2013
As Thanksgiving approaches, kids in Mundelein are thinking about more than filling their own bellies.
For the past few weeks, students at Carl Sandburg Middle School, Mechanics Grove Elementary School and Washington Early Education School in Mundelein...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Carrie Martinez couldn't resist the wreath.
It wasn't like anything else at the Christmas craft show.
Woven with bells and berries, it ignored the typical holiday colors. There was lots of purple instead. It was traditional with a twist. And it was...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:53 AM
Details are emerging for Palatine's Community Consolidated School District 15's new early-release schedule that will start in January.
Beginning Jan. 31, the district of nearly 13,000 students will be on a schedule that, for four days out of the week,...
| Nov 11, 2013
It's a cool and rainy November morning when I arrive at Ina's, the Randolph Street restaurant that since 2001 has offered so much more than delicious food. Owner Ina Pinkney, "The Breakfast Queen" herself, greets me at the door with the most welcoming...
| Nov 3, 2013
When last we read Theresa Schwegel, she was four fine novels into a successful career.
The first book, "Officer Down" (2005) won the prestigious Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author. That was followed by "Probable Cause" (2007),...
| Oct 29, 2013
After saying they couldn't get all the land necessary to start construction on a Hawley Street road improvement project, Mundelein officials are warning that they may need to resort to enforcing eminent domain rights to buy up the rest of the property....
| Oct 27, 2013
This is a football city, and that is because we (or most of us) still like to think we live in a rough-and-tumble town. The echo of Carl Sandburg remains strong. He called the city “alive and coarse and strong and cunning” and endowed it...