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(WGN-AM)- A man's body was recovered from the Des Plaines River Tuesday morning, near where Cook County Forest Preserve police have been searching for a Prospect Heights man who fell into the river last month. The body, a white male who has not been...
Tribune reporterEvery year on July 3 and 4, Illinois residents flock to massive fireworks displays to watch things blow up in celebration of America's independence. But many of them may find smaller-scale displays right on their block -- even though in Illinois, it's...
Tags: Illinois, Crimes, Cook County, Fines, Chicago
(WGN-AM)- After looking about 3½ hours Sunday morning for a man who fell into the Des Plaines River on Saturday, officials postponed the search after water conditions were deemed too hazardous. Wheeling Fire Department officials and Cook County Forest...
Tags: Fires, Disasters and Accidents, WGN, Wheeling, Chicago Tribune
Tribune staff reportersAuthorities say the throat of a Chicago Heights mother whose body was found Tuesday appeared to have been slashed. An autopsy scheduled for later today was expected to reveal the cause of death. Alma Mendez had been missing since she went jogging in Sauk...
Tags: Death, Cell Phones, Crimes, Family, Forestry and Timber
Tribune staff reporterThe dismal economy has me thinking a cheerful outdoors thought: Bring back the CCC!The Civilian Conservation Corps was the silver lining of the dark cloud that was the Great Depression. Nicknamed "Roosevelt's Tree Army," it did double duty of...
Semi-frozen ponds, mallard ducks and snow: A winter hike through the River Trail Nature Center in NorthbrookTribune staff reporterMay I suggest the River Trail Nature Center? A helpful fellow suggested it to me at the recent Wild Things conference on the Chicago area's natural habitats and wildlife. He was one of a number of knowledgeable folks who offered to share their favorite...
Tags: Bodies of Water, Northbrook, Animals, Barbara Brotman, Lansing
Tribune staff reporterThe first thing Sue Wilson learned was confidence. After years of unsolicited advice from friends, family and helpful (but often annoying) strangers, the recreational golfer from Mokena felt beaten down whenever she played golf. "It was overwhelming,"...
(WGN-AM)- Divers who were searching this morning for a "potentially missing" Forest Preserve worker in a slough near south suburban Palos Park recovered a body, authorities said. The body has not yet been positively identified, but matches the...
Tags: Death, Employees, WGN, Chicago Tribune, Forestry and Timber
The Chicago TribuneWhile the Electoral College has been little more than an obscure footnote in most presidential elections, this time it has provoked a wave of calls for its reform or outright abolition. And among those calling for an end to the Electoral College are...
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