OAK PARK — Every weekday morning in July 2012, Ryan Patrick Walsh got up to spend the morning taking art and architecture classes in Paris. In the afternoons, Walsh went to a Paris suburb to coordinate activities for 8-to-12-year-olds whose parents worked.
Chicagoans pay nearly $300 million every year on unused data for their cellphones, according to a new report.
The study, from the Citizens Utilities Board and Texas-based wireless research firm Validas, said that Illinoisans each spend about $30 a year on unused data on wireless …
Nearly 9 percent of Illinois’ bridges are “structurally deficient” and in need of serious maintenance or replacement -- an uptick of 1 percent from two years ago, a new report on the state of the nation’s bridges indicates.
RIVER FOREST — Police investigating several recent burglaries arrested two men in Maywood after the car they were driving matched the description of a car used in the previous crimes.
Jeremy Seaton, 20, of Lombard, and Christopher Lukes, 22, of Bellwood are charged with residential …
LAKE ZURICH — Allison Zimmerman pulled her blue-framed swim goggles over her matching cap and chatted excitedly with fellow sprint triathlon contestant Colleen Cox.
Libraries long ago stocked more than books as they evolved with modern media, adding vinyl record albums, cassette tapes, laser discs, and then CDs and DVDs.
Jeff Weisensel doesn’t have a job, not for the past 14 months anyway, since Kraft Foods restructured him out the door after 22 years. But he does have a library — the $28 million Glenview Public Library, opened in 2011 — whose inviting lobby is part art gallery, part cafeteria — patrons are welcome to eat and drink there — and part social center.
OAK PARK — Stephanie Zavala was brought by her parents from Mexico to the United States when she was two years old. Like other children her age, she went to a U.S. school through high school, seemingly without a hitch.
The new safety initiative merely redeploys the existing 100-person Metra police force and is not a response to a specific crime concern, Metra officials said.
RIVER FOREST — Work underway by a Commonwealth Edison sub-contractor in River Forest should lessen both the number and duration of power outages caused by violent storms, Village Administrator Eric Palm said Wednesday.
A line of 11 large vehicles took up most of one side …
RIVER FOREST — Public works crews are on alert in River Forest and Oak Park as the National Weather Service is warning of heavy rain and “damaging winds” up to 75 miles per hour, along with the possibility of baseball-sized hail.
River Forest Public Works …
LA GRANGE — West suburban police chiefs are mourning the loss of a colleague and friend, Tony Garvey, former chief of North Riverside.
Garvey served as chief of the North Riverside Police Department for eight years until a change in village leadership in May and …
The Chicago Blackhawks are on a historic run, and that success is helping businesses like Gunzo’s Sports Center rebound from a financially devastating lockout that shortened this 2012-13 season.
RIVER FOREST — “Plan for the worst, hope for the best,” was a mantra drilled into Ron Sherman during his 28 years with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
RIVER FOREST — Declan McInerney figures most families have an old bike or two in their garages.
He also figures a lot of those families wouldn’t mind donating those bikes for a good cause.
From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 22, used bikes and …
A 14-year-old “severely autistic” River Grove boy was found stabbed to death inside the family’s locked apartment — while the teen’s mother and a female caretaker also were located “semi-conscious” inside the home, police said Monday.