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  • First Avenue closed, flooded between Ogden and 31st

    RIVERSIDE – After last night's series of torrential downpours, the Riverside Police Department issued an alert Friday morning that First Avenue was fl ...
    NEW: Aug. 22, 2014 - 8:58 am
  • Torrential rains slam Chicago area, but no significant issues reported in Bolingbrook

    BOLINGBROOK – Strong storms with torrential rains hit overnight, causing floods after as much as 4 inches of rain fell in the Chicago area overnight.
    NEW: Aug. 22, 2014 - 8:49 am
  • Torrential rains slam Chicago area, but no significant issues reported in Woodridge

    WOODRIDGE – Strong storms with torrential rains hit overnight, causing floods after as much as 4 inches of rain fell in the Chicago area overnight.
    NEW: Aug. 22, 2014 - 8:34 am
  • Round Lake Beach plans to rebury time capsule

    ROUND LAKE BEACH – While others picnicked July 4, 1976 – the nation’s bicentennial, Chuck Mleko had a job to do: Take part in the burying of a time ca ...
    NEW: Aug. 22, 2014 - 8:06 am
  • 'We fell in love with the people'

    GRAYSLAKE – A group of friends came together in Illinois to launch the Guinea Water Project, an all-volunteer fundraising campaign to make and distrib ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Elmhurst

    THUMBS UP: David Cooke of Elmhurst used his Eagle Scout project to help out the Elmhurst Park District as well as the native bee population. The 15-ye ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Villa Park

    THUMBS UP: A new law sponsored by Sen. Tom Cullerton, D-Villa Park, will make it easier for Illinois veterans with permanent disabilities to renew the ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Algonquin Western Bypass scheduled to open next week

    ALGONQUIN – Workers tested traffic signals Wednesday to make sure they function properly. Others checked that lane markers were set, road joints seale ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Several road closures ahead for Joliet area

    I-80 exit ramp in Joliet to be closed at least 3 daysJOLIET – An Interstate 80 exit ramp at Center S ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Judge allows poison recipe in Nichols murder case

    JOLIET – A Crest Hill man allegedly researched poisons and obtained toxic seeds in the months before his wife’s death in January 2013.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 10:56 pm
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