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    Estate owners, Cook forest preserve in tug of war over land

    A sign marks the main road of the 400-acre Horizon Farms in Barrington Hills.

    Apr 23, 2014 5:04 AM

    A Cook County judge might rule today on a lawsuit accusing the Forest Preserve District of Cook County of unlawfully getting involved in a private foreclosure dispute involving Horizon Farms. “If the forest preserve district's legal position is accepted, there would be nothing to stop them from negotiating with the bank, showing up on your property and saying, 'this is ours,'” said attorney Matt McBride, who represents the plaintiffs.


    Downtown Libertyville braces for rail crossing work

    Busy Milwaukee Avenue in downtown Libertyville is scheduled to be closed for five days beginning May 2 so Metra can replace the commuter rail crossing.

    Apr 23, 2014 5:08 AM

    Traffic will be detoured around downtown Libertyville for about five days beginning May 2 while emergency repairs are made to the Metra commuter rail crossing at Milwaukee Avenue. The village and businesses are preparing for the latest traffic disruption. “We're expecting lower sales. We're trying to get the word out that people can reroute and still get to us,” said Michelle Chapley, co-owner of Mischief's Brewing coffee shop.


    Lee Street exit off I-90 wanted but cost an issue

    As construction begins on the Lee Street interchange on the Jane Addams Tollway, officials are also proposing an eastbound exit be included as part of the project.

    Apr 23, 2014 5:15 AM

    A proposed eastbound exit at Lee Street on the Jane Addams Tollway (I-90) is being billed as a boon for local businesses and future economic growth near Des Plaines, Rosemont and O'Hare International Airport, but whether the project becomes a reality may all depend on funding and who pays the bill.


    Schaumburg getting new Starbucks, first Which Wich

    Schaumburg residents will have a new option for coffee on the go. A new drive-through Starbucks is set to open at the former site of Egg Basket in the National Plaza Shopping Center on Barrington Road. And it's not the only new business pegged for that area. Which Wich restaurant, which has four other locations, will also open at the site.

    Apr 23, 2014 5:18 AM

    A new Starbucks with a drive-through and Schaumburg's first Which Wich restaurant are expected to open in the same shared building this fall on the former site of Egg Basket in an outlot of the National Plaza Shopping Center at 395 S. Barrington Road.


    Bulls fall in OT to Wizards, trail 2-0 in series

    Washington Wizards forward Trevor Booker, left, and Bulls forward Taj Gibson scramble for a loose ball during the second half of Game 2 Tuesday in Chicago. The Wizards won 101-99.

    Apr 23, 2014 5:22 AM

    The Bulls scored 12 points over the final 12 minutes of the game, went nearly eight minutes without a field goal and dropped a frustrating 101-99 overtime decision to the Wizards at the United Center. The Bulls now trail this first-round series 2-0 with Games 3 and 4 in Washington.


    Slain Zion girl's grandfather testifies in death penalty case

    Jorge Torrez

    Apr 23, 2014 5:00 AM

    A grandfather shook in the witness chair as he told jurors about discovering his 8-year-old granddaughter and her best friend dead from stab wounds in a Zion park where they had been playing, an attack prosecutors say was committed by an ex-Marine now on trial for his life in Virginia for another killing.

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