| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:32 AM
An Oak Brook attorney who has been charged with fraud and accused of taking $2.3 million from her clients has been disbarred.
Kathleen Niew, an author and former radio host of a financial advice show, was barred from practicing law by the Illinois...
| Nov 20, 2013
Luther Burbank was an American horticulturalist who devoted much of his life to increasing the world's food supply by developing tastier and hardier varieties of fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains.
Those efforts more than a century ago not only...
| Oct 24, 2013
Tuesday's March on Springfield for Marriage Equality brought an estimated 3,000 supporters to the Capitol grounds
But the effort landed only one "corporate sponsor": travel company Orbitz, according to organizers. And march founder Tracy Baim, publisher...
| Nov 12, 2013
In 1991, Mark Kaufman was a physical therapist and athletic trainer with a receptionist, a small space at Clark and Oak streets, and an idea.
He became the trainer for local schools, sometimes for free, sometimes for a small stipend, as a way of...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 5:14 PM
A Detroit man who was shot by a security guard after he smashed open a case in an Oak Brook jewelry store in June pleaded guilty Monday to attempted armed robbery.
Levert Jones, who was shot in the back during the holdup attempt, entered his guilty plea...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Johnny Dudek had piercing blue eyes, swooping bangs and a perfect grin — thanks to the braces that came off not long ago. Soon to turn 16, he was excited about getting the white Grand Am his grandmother left him before she died, though his parents...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Almost two weeks after Andrew O'Connell was badly beaten on the Near West Side, his family is waiting for him to recover and looking to find out what happened that night.
Police have no suspects in custody and limited information on what happened about...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 8:59 PM
An Aurora accountant accused of systematically embezzling almost $300,000 from his company to pay personal expenses and put a down payment on a house was sentenced Thursday to more than four years in prison.
"For four years, Shaun Horan treated (the...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:19 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's Corp. says a revamped version of its Dollar Menu that includes items priced at $5 could be launched nationally this year.
The world's biggest hamburger chain says it has been testing versions of its famous value menu...
| Jul 10, 2013
News briefs from Hinsdale, Lombard Oak Brook and Villa Park.
Cityscapes in watercolor
The Hinsdale Public Library is hosting an exhibit "Expressions in Color" of cityscapes, landscapes, vistas and portraits in watercolors through Aug. 31 at...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 1:08 PM
A Republican challenger to Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin emerged Monday as a political newcomer and suburban business executive with a military background announced he’ll seek the GOP nomination next year.
Doug Truax, managing partner and co-...