The actor Brian Cox lives in a Brooklyn high-rise with his wife, Nicole Ansari, and their two sons.
PLAINFIELD – Rep. Tom Cross, R-Oswego, has selected Plainfield resident Ridgley Ann "Mimi" Poling as the Plainfield Township Park District's seventh commissioner.
CHICAGO (AP) — Art from across the Islamic world is on display in newly transformed galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago.
PEORIA (AP) — A successful harvest season is wrapping up in central Illinois as farmers finish gathering their corn and soybean crops from the fields.
WATERLOO (AP) — Police in southern Illinois are investigating after 140 frozen turkeys were stolen from a locked refrigerated trailer outside a meat market the week before Thanksgiving.
It's the most wonderful time of the year -- especially for decorators! From trees, wreaths and garlands to Santas, snowmen and angels, holiday icons are coming out of storage for what many of us consider the biggest decorating event of the year. To help you go above and beyond the usual festoons, Country Sampler stylists Sally-Jo Enstad, Debbie Plantery and Nancy Borsodi share their best ideas for crafting dynamic displays.
The tree that will light up downtown Mount Prospect arrived outside village hall Thursday. Work crews hoisted the large Colorado blue spruce, which was donated by a Mount Prospect family, into the air and installed it. A formal tree-lighting ceremony will take place Nov. 26.
A new development by the Related Companies could raise the profile of Snowmass, one of Colorado’s largest ski mountains.
Elgin police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a man they want to speak with regarding an aggravated battery. The battery, of which police provided few details, took place Oct. 25 at an Elgin business. The man is described as a white male in his 20s or 30s with short brown hair, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall.
Lake County officials have issued a boil order for homes in Hawthorn Woods, Forest Lake, and Glennshire after a power outage shut down electrical service at an important water well pump, officials said. Austin McFarlane, spokesman for the Lake County Public Works, said the AQUA Well Station that feeds water to about 300 homes lost power "for a couple of hours" Friday morning. He said because of the power outage, the water system lost pressure, which could have resulted in unsanitary water conditions.
James Patrick Sheehan was a fixture around the Third Municipal District Courthouse in Rolling Meadows, who helped with everything from aiding visitors in finding their way inside the building, to managing the physical plant. Sheehan, chief engineer of the courthouse since its construction, a former Democratic committeeman in Palatine Township and a member of the Democratic State Central Committee, died Tuesday at age 73. "Jim was a pillar of the Palatine, Hoffman Estates and Rolling Meadows area, and throughout the Northwest suburban area," said Cary Collins, a former Hoffman Estates trustee.
Gene Garcia has been hired as the new director of music at Holy Family Parish in Inverness. In addition to being a skilled pianist, Garcia has a strong background in sound engineering and production, church leaders said. Garcia replaces Colin Collette, who was fired after announcing his engagement to his male partner.
Could Queens be the next Brooklyn? Some people are betting yes.
Misinformation over a bedbug infestation; difficulty in obtaining a building’s financial statements; and a question about subletting are addressed.
Woman, dog escape unharmed
The White House announced today that President Obama will travel to Chicago Tuesday "to meet with members of the community and discuss the executive actions he is taking to fix our broken immigration system." The announcement said that following his Chicago visit Obama "will return to Washington, D.C. Further details about the President's travel to Illinois will be made available in the coming days."
Kelsey Grammer's daughter Greer is the new Miss Golden Globe. Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Theo Kingma made the announcement Thursday night at a party in her honor. It's been a Golden Globe tradition for 50 years to have the daughter or son of a past winner help hand out statuettes during the ceremony.
Taylor Swift is getting a special -- and new -- award from the American Music Awards. Dick Clark productions announced Friday that Swift would receive the Dick Clark Award for Excellence at Sunday's show.