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When Life Changes, Create a Fun Calendar

Mike Bushman | Posted 04.14.2015 | Fifty
Mike Bushman

A sense of mortality, long fought to a mental corner, moved to the center of Mike's thoughts. It would hurt, he knew, if he didn't do something about it. So he did. Mike created the Fun Calendar.

7 Small Illinois Cities Prove They Have Big Value

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.05.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Sometimes it feels like Chicago gets all the love from national media -- but the rest of the country recognizes Illinois' small towns, too, for their picturesque landscapes, cultural hubs and friendly populations.

Where Are Illinois' "Super Zips"?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Zip codes with very high median incomes and large percentages of college graduates are considered "Super Zips." Illinois has a handful. Do you live ...

Tribune's Stantis Remembers 9/11

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.11.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

We remember 9/11 today and so does the Chicago Tribune's Scott Stantis.

Police: Teacher Ordered Student To Bind His Wrists With Duct Tape

Posted 02.22.2012 | Chicago

A veteran substitute teacher in west suburban Chicago has been fired after she allegedly ordered a 10-year-old student to duct tape his wrists togethe...

Daughter Of Holocaust Survivor Honors Mother’s Savior With Nonprofit That Houses Struggling Families | Posted 01.17.2012 | Impact

One woman's sacrifice at the risk of losing her life more than 60 years ago and more than 4,000 miles away made more than a difference in the life of ...

Judge Orders Homeless Man To Get A Job

Posted 12.09.2011 | Chicago

Earlier this year, a homeless man who had been living on the streets for nearly a decade was told he could no longer sleep, camp or store any personal...

Controversial Naperville 'Breastaurant' Goes Out Of Business

Posted 12.03.2011 | Chicago

A controversial suburban Chicago restaurant known for its scantily-clad waitresses and the community outrage it attracted has closed its doors after b...

Suburban School District Closes 19 Schools Over Heat

Posted 11.02.2011 | Chicago

High temperatures have caused a west suburban school district to cancel Friday classes in 19 un-air conditioned elementary schools in Naperville, Boli...

Chicago Drivers Ranked Among The Least Safe In America

Posted 11.01.2011 | Chicago

Although Chicago has moved up 10 points since last year, an annual safe driving report ranks the city's drivers in the bottom quarter of 200 American ...

Man Busted For Allegedly Taunting, Injuring Police Dog

Plainfield Patch | Posted 10.26.2011 | Weird News

An Illinois man has been arrested for allegedly taunting a police dog and slamming its head with a car door....

Back To School: Naperville Students Allegedly Show Up Drunk

Posted 10.19.2011 | Chicago

Many students at Naperville North High School have been suspended after they appeared to be intoxicated during the first day of school Wednesday. Offi...

Man Accused Of Stabbing His Mother When She Offered Him A Sandwich

Posted 10.12.2011 | Chicago

A 27-year-old man is in custody on Friday after allegedly stabbing his mother repeatedly when she offered to make him a sandwich. Alexander Georg o...

Suburban Apple Store Robbed For The Third Time In Six Months

Naperville, IL Patch | Carrie Frillman | Posted 06.06.2011 | Chicago

Burglars seem to love targeting the Apple Store, where $30,000 in computer equipment has been stolen yet again. It was hit around 4:43 a.m. Monday,...

Coach Charged With Sex Abuse Headed To Cancun For Spring Break

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In late February, the DuPage County State's Attorney brought charges against Naperville North High School counselor John Carbonaro. The 33-year-old Wa...

Homeless Man Banned From Staying In Downtown Naperville

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For nearly a decade, Scott Huber has been living on the streets of Naperville. After losing his home and business, Huber blamed the western suburb--an...

Judge: Teen Can Wear Anti-Gay Shirt To School

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In 2006, Naperville's Neuqua Valley High School allowed students to participate in a nationwide "Day of Silence," which promotes tolerance of the gay ...

21-Year-Old Racks Up Her Third DUI Arrest

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 21-year-old Naperville woman has only been able to legally drink alcohol for ten months, but has already racked up three DUI arrests. Aileen F. Be...

Secret Service Responds To Suburban Mom's Exasperated 'Threat' On Obama

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A woman from the Chicago suburbs was questioned by the Secret Service Tuesday after an exasperating ordeal with the Passport Agency got her carried aw...

Naperville Woman Charged Following Dog Poop-Infused Meltdown

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Dog owners, beware: If you live in suburban Chicago and don't pick up after your pet, you might get tossed an unpleasant remi...

ANOTHER Sex Toy Crime In The Suburbs

Posted 10.19.2011 | Chicago

Once in a while, every parent needs to get away from the kids and have a little alone time. That's exactly what Vicki Myers, a 44-year-old Texas wo...

Small Plane With Two On Board Hits Naperville Gym

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Hospital officials say a couple whose small plane crashed into the roof of a suburban Chicago fitness center are expected to ...

Naperville Leads Chicago Area In DUI Arrests

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With the Fourth of July holiday bearing down, police departments across the Chicago area are preparing for another wave of intoxicated drivers. And...

Man Steals More Than $10,000 In Snack Cakes

Naperville Sun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A St. Charles man was charged with felony theft after allegedly stealing more than $10,000 in snack cakes from a grocery store in west suburban North ...

Naperville Firefighters Rescue Trapped Dog From Recliner

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Three suburban Chicago firefighters rescued a small dog that became trapped inside a mechanized recliner chair by sawing the ...