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    Griffin: Some residents taxed twice for sheriff patrols

    Some unincorporated taxpayers in DuPage County could be paying $108,000 extra next year to cover the costs of special sheriff's patrols in their townships.

    Oct 22, 2014 4:59 AM

    Taxpayers from unincorporated areas in four DuPage County townships are spending an extra $530,648 this year to pay for special sheriff's patrols. While voters approved paying for the special patrols more than two decades ago, some are questioning it since those costs will balloon over the next four years.


    Why did Marine from Elk Grove Village take his life?

    Sgt. Jeremy P. Sears, left, a range coach with Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, gives advice to a Marine during an unknown distance live-fire training exercise.

    Oct 22, 2014 9:49 AM

    Jeremy Sears was a proud Marine from Elk Grove Village and Conant High School. But after the service, according to this report by U-T San Diego, things went wrong and on Oct. 6 he took his own life. Who failed him?


    District 75 teachers, school board hope to avoid strike

    Nick Ciko, co-president of the Mundelein Elementary Education Association, addresses the Mundelein Elementary District 75 school board Monday night. Teachers have been working without a contract since June 30.

    Oct 22, 2014 8:37 AM

    Teachers and the school board in Mundelein District 75 are scheduled to hold another negotiation session on Wednesday. Salary, retirement increases and professional development are unresolved issues. Negotiations have continued since the beginning of the year and the contract expired June 30.


    Hawks power their way to shutout win

    Blackhawks goalie Antti Raanta celebrates after Tuesday night’s 4-0 shutout of the Philadelphia Flyers. Raanta stopped 32 shots.

    Oct 21, 2014 11:12 PM

    Sure it’s been fantastic that the Blackhawks have been outshooting their opponents by enormous margins lately. But that quantity hasn’t led to quality and certainly hasn’t led to the goals piling up for the Hawks, whether playing at even strength or on the power play.That’s why for the past week or so, coach Joel Quenneville could not have stressed more the need for his guys to get to the net and cause some traffic.


    Rozner: Bears' Trestman failing on football decisions

    If Bears coach Marc Trestman and quarterback Jay Cutler have any tricks up their sleeves, they might want to use them against the Patriots on Sunday.

    Oct 22, 2014 5:26 AM

    The Bears are now flailing in the deep end. Lose this next game and the season is over at 3-5, with a 7-1 finish as likely as Marc Trestman joining the next season of “Archer," Barry Rozner says.


    Historic downtown Des Plaines buildings up for auction

    The 93-year-old Des Plaines Masonic Temple building — perhaps the oldest building in the downtown — will be auctioned off next month.

    Oct 22, 2014 5:28 AM

    Two historic buildings in downtown Des Plaines are on the auction block: the 93-year-old former Des Plaines Masonic Temple building — perhaps the oldest downtown building - and the former Oliveti's Italian Restaurant. Sealed bids are due Nov. 20, and the property owners will have five business days to review bids and decide whether to accept offers.


    Durbin, Oberweis interested in O'Hare noise solutions

    Dick Durbin, left, and Jim Oberweis are candidates for U.S. senator.

    Oct 22, 2014 5:34 AM

    Can a U.S. senator give folks stressed by O'Hare jet noise relief? Candidates Dick Durbin and Jim Oberweis explain what they could do. And, with limited cash in his war chest, tonight's debate is a big chance for Oberweis to get his message out for free.

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