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'We have closure': DNA confirms Vietnam-era remains are Park Ridge woman's brother

From the day she was told of the plane crash on Dec. 24, 1972, Jean Macdonald sought proof that son George, a 2nd lieutenant with the U.S. Air Force, had perished. It was a quest that her children took on after the Evanston's resident's death in 1985. Even when partial human remains were excavated f

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 22:23:00

Park Ridge library outdoor display vandalized multiple times, officials say

The Park Ridge Public Library has pulled its outdoor autumn StoryWalk display after it was reportedly vandalized multiple times over a roughly five-day period. The display, which featured the children's book "Harry the Dirty Dog" through a series of panels, debuted outside the Park Ridge Park Distri

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 16:59:00

Beer flows during Main Street Oktoberfest in Uptown Park Ridge

Temperatures made it feel more like summer than the cusp of autumn, but that didn't stop crowds from getting into the Oktoberfest spirit last weekend in Park Ridge. The very first Main Street Oktoberfest, held over two days along Main Street between Prospect and Prairie avenues, drew a little more t

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 22:09:00

Big harvest: Park Ridge couple turns yard into neighborhood garden

With a green pepper in one hand and red grape tomatoes in the other, 10-year-old Aidan Micek checked off all the plants his Park Ridge garden had produced this year. There was the one that grew heirloom tomatoes, and the others that resulted in arugula - which he feeds to his pet tortoise - dill, an

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 20:05:00

Park Ridge forum to focus on how schools are financed

Park Ridge's League of Women Voters is known for its election-time candidate forums, but this month, the group is hosting something a bit different: A discussion of how schools are financed. "Demystifying School Finance: State and Local" is scheduled to take place Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Learning

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 18:56:00

Report: More Park Ridge flood control could cost city $106 million

Thirteen flood-control projects, costing as much as an estimated $106 million combined, were presented to the Park Ridge City Council following the latest round of studies conducted for the city. Jeff Julkowski, senior project manager with Christopher B. Burke Engineering, outlined the projects - th

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 15:56:53

Kenneka Jenkins: Rosemont Police Reject Calls for FBI Probe into Chicago Hotel Freezer Death

The police force investigating the death of Kenneka Jenkins, the Chicago woman who was found dead in a hotel freezer, says it will call in the FBI, defying calls from activists and the dead woman's family for a federal probe. The body of Jenkins, who was 19, was found in the early hours of September

NEWSWEEK - 2017-09-19 11:25:24

Chicago man charged with carjacking woman at gunpoint on Stevenson

A man who carjacked a woman's vehicle on the Stevenson Expressway after a hit-and-run crash involving a state trooper last month has been arrested and charged, according to Illinois State Police. Chicago resident Cassidy D. Pettis, 26, is charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking for the August 25

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-18 15:09:00

District 64 approves superintendent's request for $75K to boost administrator salaries

Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 Superintendent Laurie Heinz said during Monday night's special board meeting that the district's administrators "without a doubt" deserve raises. The district's board of education ultimately voted unanimously to allocate a total of $75,000 to be distributed among

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 16:13:27

Man killed, 5 people wounded in Monday shootings on South, West sides

A man was killed and five other people were wounded in shootings Monday across Chicago's South and West sides. The fatal shooting happened at 11:34 p.m. in the Bridgeport neighborhood on the South Side. The 28-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 2900 block of South Arch Street when shot

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-19 08:17:00

Des Plaines man accused of setting neighbor's gas meter on fire indicted on arson charges

A man accused of setting fire to a neighbor's gas meter while a family of five was inside the home was indicted last week on arson-related charges, authorities said. Jason John, 42, of the 1000 block of Rose Avenue, Des Plaines, was indicted on felony charges of arson, aggravated arson, residential

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 18:25:00

National & Peer Rankings put USF up front

University of St. Francis in Joliet Joliet - Several recently released college rankings have placed the University of St. Francis (USF) at the top of their lists or among major research institutions in the state. "It's wonderful to earn even one national award, and fantastic to be named by your p

THETIMESWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-19 20:16:00

Police: credit cards stolen from unlocked vehicle

A resident of the 800 block of Locust Street on Sept. 6 reported that his or her personal financial information was used to open several bank accounts. There is no reported loss at this time. Forgery Alex V. Petik, 29, of the 1600 block of West Peterson Avenue, Chicago, was charged with forgery on S

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 20:18:00

Former D-219 IT Staffer Denied Overtime: Lawsuit

SKOKIE, IL - A former employee at Niles Township High School District 219 filed a lawsuit last month accusing the district of violating labor laws. According to the lawsuit, filed Aug. 16 in federal court, Adnan Memon worked on network systems at two school locations for the district. The suit alleg

PATCH - 2017-09-19 21:57:57

To combat weedy thistles, mow down, dig up, try herbicide

I have a problem with Canadian thistles in my garden. How do I get rid of them? - Jennifer Black, Skokie Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) is an invasive weed reaching 2 to 5 feet in height that is difficult to eradicate because it is a rhizomatous perennial, in addition to being a prolific seed prod

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 17:04:00

Suspects Flee Police After Multiple Smash & Grab Burglaries Reported: Glenview Crime Reports

GLENVIEW, IL - The following information comes from the Glenview Police Department as a record of police activity and includes both incidents reported by the public and arrests made by police. Readers are reminded that an arrest is not an indicator of guilt and criminal charges represent merely accu

PATCH - 2017-09-19 20:57:13

Months After Embezzling Over $14,000 From Glenview Auto Parts Store, Mount Prospect Man Arrested: Cops

GLENVIEW, IL - A 25-year-old former employee of a Glenview auto parts store was charged with embezzling more than $14,000. Patrick G. Dannhauer, of the 500 block of North Elm Street in Mount Prospect was arrested Sept. 13 and charged with engaging in a continuing financial crimes enterprise. Dannhau

PATCH - 2017-09-19 22:35:32

Glenview comes out to 'hug the bear' on statue's 100th birthday

Dozens of Glenview residents gathered at Jackman Park recently to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Jackman Park bear statue in an event that included vocal and musical performances, dance and speeches. The "Children's Fountain," now commonly known as the Jackman Park bear, was dedicated to the

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 18:27:00

Man charged with fatally shooting man in head in Jeffrey Manor

A man has been charged with fatally shooting another man multiple times in the head during an argument Saturday evening in the Far South Side Jeffery Manor neighborhood. Delton Bates, 42, was charged with first-degree murder for the shooting in a driveway in the 9700 block of South Merrion, accordin

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-19 03:11:00

Shout Out: Tania Richard, actor, playwright and podcast co-creator

Evanston resident Tania Richard is an actor, writer and co-creator of the podcast "Race Bait". She will be featured at the Chicago Podcast Festival in October with her co-host Paul Traynor of Wilmette. She grew up in Western Springs and has lived in Evanston for 12 years. Q: How did you get involved

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 14:18:35