Day: July 9, 2018

How Jay Cutler makes ‘Very Cavallari’ surprisingly watchable

Confession: I can’t honestly remember the last reality show I tuned in to watch. Well, maybe “Hard Knocks.” Does that count? I say no. But I’ve been strangely anticipating the appearance of everyone’s least-favorite unemployed quarterback, Jay Cutler, and the new series on E! on which…

Hawthorn Woods mayor calls Route 53 extension group ‘coercive’

You know finding consensus on extending Route 53 will be a hard slog when friction emerges over an agreement to agree. The Illinois tollway this spring created a Stakeholders Participation Group of nearly 150 entities to advise on expanding Route 53 north into Lake County, a…

Fireball lights up evening sky in suburbs

A green-tinted meteor blazed a long trail across the sky that was visible at dusk Sunday throughout suburban Chicago and much of the Midwest. The American Meteor Society reported on its website it had received more than 270 sightings of the fireball that streaked across the…

Aurora police vehicle responding to burglary crashes into building

An Aurora police officer crashed a patrol vehicle into an automobile shop early Sunday while responding to reports of a burglary nearby, authorities said. The officer was heading to the burglary about 12:30 a.m. when a car turned in front of him on East New York…

Suburban lawmaker wants to lift state’s fireworks ban

Fireworks could be legal in Illinois by next Fourth of July, if legislation introduced by a suburban lawmaker comes to fruition. House Bill 5928, filed last week by state Rep. Barbara Wheeler, aims to lift the state’s 76-year-old ban on most consumer-grade fireworks such as Roman…