21 Jun 2011

1 killed, 1 injured by Metra train near Cicero

One man was killed and another was critically injured when they were struck by an outbound Metra train near Cicero, officials said this morning.

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20 Jun 2011

Man shot dead in Bridgeport

A 33-year-old man was fatally shot late Monday night in the city’s Bridgeport neighborhood on the South Side, police said.

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20 Jun 2011

Home destroyed by 3-alarm fire in Kildeer

One firefighter was injured and a home was destroyed by an extra-alarm fire in north suburban Kildeer Monday evening.

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20 Jun 2011

Missing Glenview man, 85, found OK near Rockford

UPDATE: Robert Fine was found unharmed at a gas station outside Rockford where he stopped for gas, and his family was en route to pick him up, sheriff’s police said. No further details were released.

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20 Jun 2011

Bee lovers abuzz over Oak Park vote

The honey will soon be flowing in Oak Park after the village board gave tentative approval to allow beekeeping.

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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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