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Gretna's Coal Train Resolution Too Tepid for Some Residents

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.18.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Coal trains are typically 100 to 125 cars long and uncovered. Dust blowing off them threatens human health and accumulates along tracks, causing derailments.

10 Illinois Towns With the Worst Unemployment

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.10.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Unemployment may be down nationwide, but Illinois continues to have higher unemployment than the rest of the nation. And within Illinois, some areas are double the national average.

Which Illinois Towns Have It Bad When It Comes to Work?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.25.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Check out our slideshow of the top ten worst towns in Illinois based on the most recent unemployment rates.

Stage Door: Harvey, Jackie Hoffman

Fern Siegel | Posted 08.19.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The star of Harvey is a 6-foot-tall white rabbit we never see. He's a pooka, a mischievous creature of Celtic lore. But every night at the Studio 54 Theater, Broadway gets a pinch of magic.

'Harvey' Reviews: 'He's Nothing Like Jimmy Stewart'

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 06.15.2012 | Home

Thursday night, The Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of playwright Mary Chase’s 1944 Pulitzer prize winning play "Harvey" opened to an array o...

He's Back

Posted 06.11.2012 | Home


Easy Reader: Peggy Pope of Nine to Five Tells Her Irresistible Show-Biz Story

David Finkle | Posted 07.23.2012 | Home
David Finkle

Her show-biz resume began accumulating credits not too long after she'd settled in Manhattan -- and all of it Pope recounts with great humor. She's a naturally funny woman when she's merely recounting the facts. Laughing out loud through these pages is a regular response.

Rape Victim Sues After Police Department Ignores HUNDREDS Of Rape Kits

Posted 03.23.2012 | Chicago

A 22-year-old rape victim has filed a federal class action lawsuit against Harvey, Illinois, claiming that the city failed to process 200 rape kits, s...

Keith Price, Elected To Four Offices In Harvey, May Have To Step Down, Says County

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Voters must like Keith Price. They've elected him to four positions in the Harvey community -- the city council, the school board, the park district ...

Is God A 6'-3" Invisible Rabbit?

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Today, encouraged by promise-the-world preachers, we Americans seem increasingly ready to leave our civic duties and personal responsibilities in God's hands.

Assault Rifles Stolen From Police Firing Range; Sheriff's Investigation Thwarted | Produced by Alex Keefe on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Police in south suburban Harvey say nearly two dozen guns have been stolen from their firing range. They range from handguns to high-powered rifles....

Dennis Rushing, Harvey Man, Charged With Attacking ER Doctor

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 38-year-old Harvey man was charged with felonies after he allegedly punched and spit at an emergency room doctor who was treating him Sunday evening...

'Blues Brothers' Mall Slated For Demolition

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The long abandoned Dixie Square Mall, where the Blues Brothers famously filmed a police chase, has a new developer who plans to demolish the shuttered...

Old stars and new independents: A modest suggestion

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I've got an idea for how to change independent film and kick-start the kind of serious attention that video-on-demand seems to require. And it all s...

Body Parts Found In Garbage Bags May Be Connected To Missing Persons Case In Harvey

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two legs and an arm in bags were found inside a trash container by a garbage disposal employee who was working his usual route on the Southwest Side W...

FBI Sting Nabs 15 Law Enforcement Officers For Protecting Drug Dealers (VIDEO)

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Fifteen law enforcement officers and two others were charged Tuesday with providing security for drug shipments and other crimes that actually were st...