Advertisement
North
Stay Connected
Back to top Evanston

Weird Crime: Million-dollar-fraud case takes police to Disney World and more

Free of charge, we offer tales of odd news, strange crimes, dumb criminals and otherwise silly stories from the Chicago suburbs.

<p>Youth boxing in Lake County. | Mark Ukena/for Sun-Times Media</p>

Top photos of the week: All about sports

We'll be featuring some of the best photos from the area each week. This week, check out the top pictures featuring area athletes.

<p>Glencoe Park District | Easter</p>

Easter events in Chicago's suburbs

Have a hoppin' good time at these Easter celebrations throughout suburban Chicago.

Sulaimon Adigun / Photo from Cook County Sheriff's office

Man charged with sexually assaulting coworker in Evanston

A Chicago man is facing charges after he allegedly sexually assaulted his coworker in Evanston last month.

What are the benefits of independent school curriculum?

Students attending independent schools have a number of advantages in their education, beginning with the unique mission of the school. Independent...

Back to top Glencoe
New Trier High School seniors Jessica Shapiro (left) and Maddie Koeplin work on their shadow bike placed outside New Trier. The shadow bike was installed in memory of the 612 bicyclists who were killed in 2013. | Steve Schering/Sun-Times Media

New Trier students honor fallen cyclists with shadow bikes

A summer bike trip involving New Trier High School senior Maddie Koeplin provided all the motivation she needed for her recent school project.

<p>Image by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45536551@N05/6324937746/" target="_blank">Drew Ritter</a>, Flickr</p>

Things to do around Glencoe this weekend, April 18-20

Make your own mosaic, enjoy a variety of music ranging from Haydn to Hollywood scores to Paul Cebar and more in our top picks of things to do around Glencoe this weekend. For...

Smashing Pumpkins founder Billy Corgan regularly performs and mixes with fans at his tea shop, Madame ZuZu's, in Highland Park. | Tim Boyle/For Sun-Times Media

Billy Corgan talks new music, new book and PAWS

Smashing Pumpkins founder Billy Corgan is a busy man. Not only is he recording two new Pumpkins records, but he’s also a quarter of the way through a sprawling spiritual memoir...

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/36517509@N02/10291452096/">johnhope14</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">cc</a>

How to plan the perfect music for your wedding

The right music can make or break a party, and you definitely won't want to suffer through a bad musical lineup during a party as special as...

New Trier High School students Blake Sammann (from left) and Luke Sherman are interviewed by Julia Pappageorge and Becca Winer inside the radio station of WNTH 88.1 FM. New Trier's annual Radiothon fundraiser will take place April 27. | Steve Schering/Sun-Times Media

WNTH students host annual Radiothon April 27

Radio students at New Trier High School have been putting in many hours of effort leading up to their annual Radiothon, and the hard work is just beginning.

Back to top Glenview
Colin Firth in "The Railway Man." | AP Photo

Movie Review: ‘Railway Man’ falls short of first class

You can’t fault “The Railway Man” for not having a worthwhile story to tell or for telling that story in a way that doesn’t conform, more or less, to the truth. And yet, when...

Michelle Mussman, left, (D-Schaumburg) talks with Barbara Currie, center, (D-Chicago) and Laura Fine (D-Glenview) on the floor of the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield, Thursday, May 16, 2013. | Rob Hart~Sun-Times Media

Senate set to review Fine’s bill on cyber bullying

The Illinois House of Representatives has passed legislation to help protect children from cyber bullying.

Original: Geoff Scheerer/Photo editor Glenview--5/26/05--Rail crossing tickets. Officer Terry Urbanowski (rt) writes a $250 ticket for the man in the center of the photo (ID refused), after he crossed the tracks ignoring the warning bells and the officers request to stop. An express train passed at a rapid speed about 10 seconds after he crossed. Published: Geoff Scheerer/Photo Editor Police Sgt. Terry Urbanowski writes a $250 ticket after observing a  pedestrian ignore warning bells and her admonitions to stop at the downtown Glenview Metra station crossing. An express train passed about 10 seconds after he crossed.

Glenview police allegedly lie in court, felony drug arrest tossed out

Two Glenview police officers are on paid administrative lead following a Cook County judge’s angry flare-up upon learning they allegedly lied in court about a felony drug arrest.

Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/24742305@N00/7352097646/">John-Morgan</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">cc</a>

What is the value of a college education?

While the value of a college education is often discussed in monetary terms, there is much more to gain in college than earning power in one...

Glenview Tuesday 4-15-14 Glenview resident Ginny DeStefano stays warm on moving day from her home after a spring snow storm Tuesday morning 4-15-14.| Kevin Tanaka/For Sun-Times Media

Ex-hubby loots wife’s inheritance, in moves E-Z Movers

Ginny DeStafano’s guardian angel was an 8-ton, pink moving truck, pulling up to her Glenview home after a light snow. Three fit young men hopped out Tuesday, wearing E-Z Movers...

Back to top Northbrook
Colin Firth in "The Railway Man." | AP Photo

Movie Review: ‘Railway Man’ falls short of first class

You can’t fault “The Railway Man” for not having a worthwhile story to tell or for telling that story in a way that doesn’t conform, more or less, to the truth. And yet, when...

Michelle Mussman, left, (D-Schaumburg) talks with Barbara Currie, center, (D-Chicago) and Laura Fine (D-Glenview) on the floor of the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield, Thursday, May 16, 2013. | Rob Hart~Sun-Times Media

Senate set to review Fine’s bill on cyber bullying

The Illinois House of Representatives has passed legislation to help protect children from cyber bullying.

Pepper Construction Senior Project Manager Dan Rosenberg, Northbrook Public Library Trustee Carlos Frum, Pepper Project Executive Lance Trish, and Pepper Senior Superintendent Pat Rioux, left to right, pore over auditorium plans April 16 after a descrepency in the room's capacity turned up. | Irv Leavitt/Sun-Times Media

Library Board, builders tame high bids

Late on the afternoon of April 16, library trustees agreed on ways to bring almost $6.9 million worth of bid packages for the job down to close to the budget of $6.5 million, at...

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/82955120@N05/12023980305/">Free HDR & Photomanipulations - www.freestock.ca</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">cc</a>

Achieving the dream of the retirement lifestyle

By the time you reach retirement, you may have spent a good deal of time daydreaming about the ease and luxury that comes with the retirement..

Jack Coombe enjoys a laugh at Village Hall April 11 on the occasion of the retirement of the Northbrook Community Television "Talk Around Town with Jack & Susan" cable television show. Carrington and Coombe hosted the show for 20 years and will continue to appear on NCTV Channel 7 in "Video Newsletter." | Karie Angell Luc/for Sun-Times Media

Jack & Susan take their last bow from “Talk Around Town”

He was the first to arrive and among the last ones to leave, but that’s typical for a broadcast legend who takes his cues and call times seriously.

Back to top Wilmette
A close-up of a digital projection system for one of the Wilmette Theater's two viewing screens. The theater is 12 days away from the end of its Kickstarter campaign to raise $70,000 to buy a second projections system, in order to maintain its operating feasibility.  | Courtesy Linda MacLennan

Wilmette Theater nears goal, eyes other infrastructure needs

With 12 days to go as of April 18, the Wilmette Theater Kickstarter campaign to raise $70,000 for a new digital projection system is 92 percent funded, standing at $64,591...

<p>Submitted photo</p>

Wilmette teen organizes breast cancer walk in memory of mother

In order to raise funds for breast cancer awareness and research, 13-year old Lexie Kaplan is organizing a 5K walk in memory of her mother, Felicia Kaplan.

<p>Image by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45536551@N05/6324937746/" target="_blank">Drew Ritter</a>, Flickr</p>

Things to do around Wilmette this weekend, April 18-20

Make your own mosaic, enjoy a variety of music ranging from Haydn to Hollywood scores to Paul Cebar and more in our top picks of things to do around Wilmette this weekend. For...

Boy scouts Florian Vining, left, 11, Bruno Frost, center, 14, and John Williams, 13, look at weapons during the 2013 Wilmette Police Department open house. This year's event, held jointly with one at the Wilmette Historical Museum, is May 4. | File

Visit Wilmette Police Department, historical museum May 4

It isn’t often that you can check out a modern police jail cell, talk with the men and women who serve and protect you, munch on a hotdog, then walk a few steps into the 19th...

Judy Ostrem, left, listens as former Park District Executive Director Tom Grisamore, center,  praises her during an April 11 ceremony. Former Executive Director Terry Porter, right, with whom she also served listens.  |  Kathy Routliffe/Sun-Times Media

Affection, praise mark good byes for park district veterans

Wilmette park commissioners and administrators past and present said goodbye to two well-loved employees at their April 14 meeting, taking time from regular business to share...

Back to top Winnetka

The environmental controversy behind Winnetka's pipeline project

Can the village alleviate their flooding problem without polluting Lake Michigan?

<p>Image by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45536551@N05/6324937746/" target="_blank">Drew Ritter</a>, Flickr</p>

Things to do around Winnetka this weekend, April 18-20

Make your own mosaic, enjoy a variety of music ranging from Haydn to Hollywood scores to Paul Cebar and more in our top picks of things to do around Winnetka this weekend. For...

The Village of Northfield has one gateway sign on Willow Road at Waukegan Road. The village could add more along major entryways as part of their beautification program. | Steve Schering/Sun-Times Media

Streetscape beautification options discussed for Northfield

As the Village of Northfield moves closer to their 2020 vision plan’s recommended completion date, the Village Board is looking into one of the lower priority initiatives:...

Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/22280677@N07/2272656387/">Svadilfari</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/">cc</a>

Identifying common problems with math education in the US

Math is a subject that many students struggle with in school, and the reason may not have anything to do with the difficulty of the subject itself....

New Trier High School students Blake Sammann (from left) and Luke Sherman are interviewed by Julia Pappageorge and Becca Winer inside the radio station of WNTH 88.1 FM. New Trier's annual Radiothon fundraiser will take place April 27. | Steve Schering/Sun-Times Media

WNTH students host annual Radiothon April 27

Radio students at New Trier High School have been putting in many hours of effort leading up to their annual Radiothon, and the hard work is just beginning.

Advertisement
Advertisement
  • Advertisement
  • Advertisement
  • Advertisement
  • Advertisement
  • Advertisement
  • Advertisement
Advertisement