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    Man charged in ‘one punch’ death gets $2 million bond

    Michael Platt

    Jul 30, 2014 12:17 PM

    A Cook County judge this morning upheld a $2 million bond for a Palatine man accused of throwing an unprovoked punch that fatally injured a 26-year-old man outside a bar. Michael Platt, 35, appeared in court for the first time since authorities filed new first-degree murder charges against him alleging he killed Ryan Flannigan with a punch thrown during a July 18 altercation in downtown Palatine.


    7 things to know about Cubs' longest game ever

    Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro hits a game winning sacrifice fly off of Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Tyler Matzek during the 16th inning early Wednesday morning at Wrigley Field. The Cubs won 4-3.

    Jul 30, 2014 2:00 PM

    Cubs pitcher John Baker is believed to be the first Cubs position player, at least as we tradtionally think of them, to earn a victory as a pitcher. Baker was the unlikely hero in Tuesday night's 16-inning victory over the Rockies in the longest game in terms of time in Wrigley Field history.


    How the Route 53/120 extension could be funded

    Members of the Route 53/120 finance committee meet Tuesday in Libertyville to discuss funding possibilities for a proposed Route 53 extension into Lake County.

    Jul 30, 2014 5:10 AM

    The education portion is over and the hands-on work of securing numbers for potential ways to pay for a Route 53/120 extension is underway. A panel charged with making recommendations to the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority designated three groups to deal with questions involving new tolls or a gas tax in Lake County, for example, raising funds from new development and paying for a required environmental fund.


    Gary Sinise, Arlington Park to host event for veterans

    Gary Sinise

    Jul 30, 2014 10:56 AM

    When Gary Sinise signed on to act in Forrest Gump 20 years ago, he didn't know his character, Lt. Dan, would still be meaningful to so many people all these years later. "There was no way I could predict that playing that character would evolve into something that's much bigger than a movie.” Sinise will be in Arlington Heights on Sunday for a full day of fundraising for veterans through The Gary Sinise Foundation at Arlington International Racecourse's First Responders Day.


    Wintrust to lease space in Loop

    Wintrust Financial Corp. said it has signed a long-term lease for space at 231 S. LaSalle St. in Chicago’s Loop, where it plans to consolidate its downtown operations.

    Jul 30, 2014 1:29 PM

    Rosemont-based Wintrust Financial Corp. has signed a long-term lease for space at an iconic building in the LaSalle Street financial district of Chicago’s Loop. “This building will allow for further collaboration amongst our commercial and retail bankers, financial advisers and home loan officers to ensure each customer gets the resources and service they’ve come to expect from Wintrust,” Wintrust President and CEO Edward Wehmer said.


    McHenry County Fair: 5 days of farm fun, food

    Bryce Laylor, 17, of Hebron shows his sheep in the 4-H livestock auction on Saturday, August 3 at the McHenry County Fair in Woodstock.

    Jul 30, 2014 1:27 PM

    The 66th McHenry County Fair kicks off five days of farm animals, food, amusement rides and tractor pulls.News: The gates open at 7 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. through Sunday at the fairgrounds, 11900 Country Club Road, Woodstock.

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