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Article for Medill: Car explodes during suicide

One man is dead after an explosion Thursday night in garage of the house at 9320 Greenwood Avenue across the street from the Golf Mill Shopping Center, according to Bob Cohen, Director of the Maine Township Emergency Management Agency. Leo McDevitt, 44, was found dead inside the garage of the house by firefighters responding to …

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Article for Medill: Saving the mannequins

Six firefighters from the Glenview Fire Department will head for Rockford in spring to tear apart cars like the rest of us tear apart paper. They’ll be competing with approximately a dozen other teams of firefighters in the annual Midwest Regional Extrication Challenge to save the life of a mannequin trapped in a car bulldozed …

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Article in Where Y’at: Comics from below

Comics — the way our grandparents spelled it — were relatively harmless tales of cute, wide-eyed characters birthed from the womb of early 20th century newspapers. Titles such as King Comics, Famous Funnies and Comic Monthly innocently sold themselves for a dime. They eventually evolved into an army of men in tights trying not to …

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