You can tell it's spring in in the western suburbs when you hear Oak Park resident Tony Del Ciello's bell. When the weather starts getting nice, you'll see him walking up and down the streets of nearby towns, pushing his green and red knife sharpening cart, the wooden wheels grinding against the sidewalk and the cart's bell ding-ding-dinging as he goes.
Judy Baar Topinka, the independent, plain-spoken Illinois comptroller who was equally at ease overseeing the state's finances or hunting for bargains at local garage sales, died early Wednesday morning at age 70 after suffering a stroke.
The man suspected of robbing the TCF bank at 800 N. Harlem Ave. in River Forest Aug. 25, and 13 other possible banks, has been captured and charged with one count of bank robbery, the FBI announced on Sept. 3.
Rodrigo Medellin, 31, whom the FBI dubbed the "No Boundaries Bandit," is suspected of robbing a string of Chicago-area banks.