The competition began Wednesday with more than 280 students from around the country, but only 46 spellers advanced to the semifinals using scores from onstage words and a computerized spelling-vocabulary test.
The Western Springs lawmaker was elected Thursday afternoon in Springfield. Rep. Jim Durkin’s challenger had been state Rep. Raymond Poe of Springfield.
A day of celebration came to an abrupt halt early Friday when a van full of Blackhawks fans hit a tree and rolled onto its side near in Western Springs.
Deputy Chief of Police Brian Budds says the goal appears to be “to lure these youths into the car and cause them harm.”
Family and friends paid their final respects to 14-year-old Kelli O’Laughlin Friday, as a suspect prepared to appear in court on charges that he stabbed her to death in her Indian Head Park home.
Chicago’s Christmas tree was cut down this morning in spectacular fashion Thursday morning from outside a home in Western Springs.
The votes are in and Daley Plaza’s new Christmas tree for this year will be coming from the Spangler family in Western Springs.
Every mailbox in Western Springs was checked by police in Western Springs and U.S. Postal Inspectors overnight, after a pipe bomb was found in one earlier.
First it was the Asian long-horned beetle, then the emerald ash borer. And now, the stink bug has made it to the Chicago area.
Rhonda Mullen drove herself to the hospital as her leg went numb. Her surgeon wondered if she’d survive the operating room.