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    Motorola sells Libertyville campus; tech park planned

    Motorola Mobility’s former campus in Libertyville.

    Jul 28, 2014 5:46 PM

    The former Motorola Mobility campus in Libertyville has been sold for $9.5 million to a commercial real estate firm at a fraction of its market value of $37.1 million. Rockville, Md.-based Beco Management Inc. said Monday it plans to invest another $50 million in renovations to create a multiuse technology park modeled after the firm’s similar project in Charlotte, N.C.

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    Vibrant mural reflects Rosemont’s Hispanic community

    Artist Rahmaan Statik works on the portrait of Emiliano Zapata, a famous Mexican revolutionary figure depicted on a 15- by 300-foot mural being painted in Rosemont. Statik is working with a group of local students to install the mural across from the Rosemont Recreation Center.

    Jul 28, 2014 5:38 PM

    A group of young Rosemont artists and a Chicago muralist are bringing some color, and pride, to the sides of formerly drab brick industrial buildings near the Rosemont Recreation Center. The 15-by-300-foot mural is a reflection of Mexican culture.

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    Neighbors protest removal of Rolling Meadows trees

    Joanne Kroll and her neighbor Stanley Reynolds look over the Rolling Meadows property near their homes where several old-growth trees were cut down over the weekend.

    Jul 28, 2014 5:47 PM

    Some Rolling Meadows residents are mourning the loss of old-growth trees cut down Friday and Saturday from property in their northwest side neighborhood, but city officials say the land’s owner was within his rights. Neighbors especially wanted three centuries-old oaks at 4500 Fairfax Ave. saved.

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    Once a movie extra, Wheaton grad now a director

    Filmmaker Karen Teune, who grew up in Carol Stream and Wheaton, appears in a scene of her film “Pour me a Drink & Tell Me a Love Story.” When not working as a production assistant on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” Teune writes, directs and acts in her own independent films.

    Jul 28, 2014 5:42 PM

    When she's not working as a production assistant on NBC's "Parks and Recreation," Karen Teune writes, directs and stars her own independent films. “I definitely call myself a filmmaker now,” said Teune, who grew up in Carol Stream and, later, Wheaton. “Being a production assistant is to help pay the bills, and it’s invaluable in terms of learning. A huge part of the business is meeting people . it’s definitely not glamorous stuff (to be a production...

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    Report: Falsified work logs at Metra caused problems

    A report says falsified work logs at Metra led to payroll problems at the commuter rail agency.

    Jul 28, 2014 8:21 PM

    Falsified work logs at Metra led to some employees being paid for work they didn’t do and others not getting paid when they showed up, a report released Monday says. But the commuter rail agency blasted the Illinois executive inspector general’s report as a waste of time that documented a practice that was once widely used and was abandoned by Metra three years ago.

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    Judge: Elgin Mental health escapee to get fitness test

    Jesse Vega

    Jul 28, 2014 10:06 PM

    A judge Monday ordered a man who authorities say escaped custody of the Elgin Mental Health Center and led police on an eight-hour manhunt earlier this month to undergo a fitness test next week.

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