Yesterday, a ride through a west side neighborhood of Palatine looked less like a idyllic white picket fence suburb and more like a water-logged garage sale. On every lawn. Wednesday is garbage day for the residents west of Palatine Road in the northwest suburb.
About 69,000 ComEd customers are without power Thursday morning after a heavy storm moved through the Chicago region. The storm also brought enough rain to set a new record. This month has been the wettest July in Chicago history.
The U.S. Postal Service announced Tuesday that it will be evaluating whether to close 14 Chicago-area post offices over the next few months because of a lack of revenue. More than 200 offices in Illinois are on a list that includes 3,700 locations nationwide.
To find out more about female veterans, Eight Forty-Eight turned to Larkin Ray Harris; Harris is a Navy veteran set to direct a study for the National Center on Family Homelessness about unemployment among female veterans in Chicago.
Some Illinois residents are worried about the potential closure of hundreds of postal offices in the state.The financially-troubled Postal Service announced Tuesday that it's considering closing more than 1 in 10 of its retail outlets. It will study 3,653 local offices and branches fo