The Northern Illinois University football team and coaches were on their way to Miami on Wednesday morning, headed for their New Year’s Day matchup with Florida State in the Orange Bowl.
It was midnight madness at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg on Black Friday, as thousands of shoppers rushed in to get their hands on some pretty big deals. The early start on Friday meant crowds thinned out significantly by the time the sun was up.
Hostess, the maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, is going out of business, and customers have been rushing to local stores to grab their favorite fatty, sugary snacks before they’re gone.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, one disaster expert said you can blame social media for the change in expectations on how quickly relief can actually come to those struck by disaster.
Twenty students at Glenbard South High School in west suburban Glen Ellyn won’t be participating in part of the athletic seasons, after photos surfaced on Facebook showing them at an underage drinking party.
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels says he has a lesson plan for his next job as the president of Purdue University.
The Kane County Forest Preserve District wants your acorns.
A Chicago alderman wants to add a fee to your electric bill so the city can hire more police officers.
Two national groups have thrown their support behind a former teacher at a Catholic school in Indiana, who claims she was fired for trying to get pregnant.
Officials in Chicago Ridge want to revisit a deal they made with their former police chief over his disability pay.
Teachers at Lake Forest High School remain on strike this Friday morning, and classes are again cancelled.
Fermilab scientists are breaking new ground, with a project that most of would admit is hard to get our arms around.
Amtrak says the City of New Orleans passenger train will pull into its namesake city this coming Tuesday, the first time since late August.
Indian Prairie School District 204 says despite rumors, students will not really have to pay to go to the bathroom at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville.
Two separate incidents of what first appeared to be incidents of attempted child abduction have caught the attention of police in Chicago and Aurora.
With the guilty verdict for Drew Peterson this week, a neighbor of the former Bolingbrook police sergeant says it is now time to put all efforts toward solving the case of Peterson’s missing fourth wife, Stacy.
A 22-month-old girl was in the custody of the State of Illinois Friday morning, after police say her parents left her home alone while they burglarized cars in northwest suburban Wheeling.
A Texas man accused of working with former Chicago Bear Sam Hurd to arrange large purchases of drugs is now facing prison time.
Residents of some parts of Chicago protested and tried to stop Wal-Mart when the retailer announced plans to move in, but in Naperville, the city government is willing to dish out some big money to keep Wal-Mart from leaving.
Police in Northwest Indiana are looking for a man driving a pickup truck after an incident of road rage near Gary.