20 Jun 2011

Metra’s ‘quiet car’ program gets mixed review

Two weeks after Metra launched its “quiet car” operation, some passengers are raving about the peace they say the program brings, while others say the cars really aren’t so quiet.

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20 Jun 2011

LSD upgrades could make next blizzard less of a meltdown

City leaders are looking at adding more access points for emergency vehicles, rerouting CTA buses in severe weather and installing more observation cameras to avoid a repeat of February’s blizzard-driven meltdown that led to hundreds of vehicles…

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20 Jun 2011

Treasurer to refund Bright Start contributions

The Illinois treasurer’s office announced today that it will offer refunds to families who were disappointed to learn that contributions to their Bright Start college savings accounts would not be matched.

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20 Jun 2011

DNA evidence questioned in ’94 Waukegan killing

Prisoner has spent 15 years behind bars for Waukegan businessman’s death A new DNA test of blood evidence from the 1994 murder of a prominent Waukegan businessman has been found to match someone other than the man who has served 15 years in prison for…

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20 Jun 2011

Christian network sued in child-sex case

An international Christian radio and television network based in West Frankfort in southern Illinois and the brother of the network’s founder were named in a federal child-sex-abuse lawsuit filed in Chicago today.

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19 Jun 2011

5-year-old boy dies after being rescued from Jackson Park harbor

A 5-year-old boy died this evening after he was rescued from the Jackson Park Yacht Harbor on the South Side, officials said.

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19 Jun 2011

Father’s Day celebration leads to shooting at park

A man was critically injured this evening by police after he began shooting at a Father’s Day celebration at a South Side and then attempted to shoot the officers, officials said.

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19 Jun 2011

‘Explosive device’ found at Evanston police station

A person of interest is in federal custody after an explosive device was found Saturday in an Evanston Police Department satellite office, officials said today.

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