| Jun 12, 2013
Heavy rains in April quickly swamped Chicago's underground labyrinth of sewers, forcing a stomach-churning surge of waste and runoff back into basements and flooding neighborhoods across the city.
The deluge so overloaded the city's aging infrastructure...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 8:41 AM
An Indiana man died late Sunday afternoon after he was tasered in south suburban Thornton, officials said.
Mark A. Koves, 28, of the 9500 block of Roosevelt Street in Crown Point, was pronounced dead at 5:44 p.m. at St. James Hospital in Chicago...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 4:21 PM
Gov. Quinn last week picked a longtime politico to sit on the CTA's board--and he doesn't live anywhere near a CTA stop.
Quinn nominated Frank Zuccarelli, a 20-year supervisor of Thornton Township in south Cook County, to replace John Bouman, who is...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 4:10 PM
MISHAWAKA – Mirko Jurkovic, a member of Notre Dame's 1988 national championship team and consensus All-American lineman, died Wednesday at the St. Joseph Medical Center in Mishawaka from complications from colon cancer. He was 42.
Jurkovic was a...
| May 20, 2013
| 7:56 PM
Two men were charged with first-degree murder for the shooting death of a man whose body was found in April in an unincorporated area in Thornton Township in the south suburbs, Cook County sheriff's officials said.
Brandon Johnson of Harvey and Lester...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 3:22 PM
Democratic leaders spent four hours Saturday listening to 16 candidates audition for the party's endorsement to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., but were unable to solidify behind one contender.
After 90 minutes of deliberations, South Side...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 1:40 PM
Federal and state authorities today unveiled a legal settlement intended to finally complete the Deep Tunnel, the Chicago region’s massive flood- and pollution-control project.
Relief from swamped basements and sewage overflows still is years away,...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 3:22 PM
A Chicago man was arrested earlier this week in the fatal shooting of a teenager last year who he argued with outside a Woodlawn neighborhood gas station, Cook County prosecutors said Saturday.
The break in the long-dormant case came when a witness...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 6:12 AM
The following cases were recently heard in Emmet County's 90th District Court:
— Tyler Charles Keehn, 18, of Charlevoix; person under 21 — purchase, consume; $300 in fines and costs
— Courtney Renee Parrott, 19, of Cheboygan; minor in...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 3:25 PM
The body of a mentally disabled man was found behind the wheel of his 2005 Chevy Impala at the bottom of the Thornton Quarry, and officials today said he died of an apparent suicide.
Workers of the Hanson Material Services found the car upside down in...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 6:55 PM
Brian Thornton and David Smith, both former UC Irvine standouts, have been named to the U.S. Olympic men's volleyball team, pending approval from the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Upon approval, Thornton and Smith along with the rest of the nominated team...