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    DuPage referendums concern roads, airport noise, facilities

    More than two dozen referendum questions will appear on the November ballot in DuPage County. Many of them deal with the issue of airplane noise from O’Hare International Airport.

    Aug 30, 2014 7:00 AM

    More than two dozen referendum questions will appear on the November ballot in DuPage County and cover a variety of topics, from deteriorating streets in Villa Park to complaints about airplane noise in towns neighboring O’Hare International Airport. “The residents are really getting clobbered with plane noise,” Itasca Village President Jeff Pruyn said.

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    Driver hurt after car crashes through West Chicago garage

    A car left the road Friday morning on the 400 block of Colford Avenue in West Chicago and struck a house and then plowed through a garage. The driver was taken by helicopter to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.

    Aug 29, 2014 5:27 PM

    A man was flown to an area hospital Friday morning after the car he was driving left a West Chicago roadway, struck the side of a house and then continued into and through a garage, authorities said. Nearby resident Brad Janssen said he heard a “big bang” when the crash occurred. “Came outside, heard a bunch of sirens. Had to come over and take a look. Went behind the house, saw all the firefighters — about 30 firefighters behind there, wenching the car out of the...

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    Verdict split in Schaumburg home invasion trial

    Mitchell Barnes

    Aug 29, 2014 8:31 PM

    Cook County jurors found Mitchell Barnes not guilty of attempted murder Friday. But the 11-woman, 1-man jury convicted the former Barrington-area man of home invasion and robbery, making the 22-year-old eligible for a prison term of up to 30 years when he is sentenced.

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    NCH to open rehab unit in 2015

    Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights.

    Aug 29, 2014 5:44 PM

    Early next year Northwest Community Hospital will open a 17-bed inpatient physical rehabilitation unit at its main Arlington Heights location, officials said. NCH got approval from the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board on Wednesday.

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    Sixteen injured in bus crash near O’Hare

    None of the 16 crash victims suffered life-threatening injuries, according to authorities.

    Aug 29, 2014 9:10 PM

    Two Chicago firefighters headed to work Friday morning helped rescue a shuttle bus driver and 15 passengers after the bus struck a concrete barrier near the terminal at O’Hare International Airport. “It was kind of surreal,” said Robert Gembala, one of the firefighters. “The bus was just going straight into the barrier and you saw steam and smoke come out of the front of the bus and fluids were all over the ground."

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    6 years for DUI on same road as ’99 fatal DUI

    Walter J. Depner

    Aug 29, 2014 8:55 PM

    A Mount Prospect man who served 12 years in prison for killing four people in a 1999 drunken driving crash was sentenced Friday to six years behind bars for a DUI he was given last year on the same road. Walter J. Depner, 62, caused the Aug. 21, 1999, crash on Route 120 near Lakemoor that killed Eva Burleson of Crystal Lake and her three children. Her husband, Tom Burleson, said Friday he hopes Depner “finds peace.”

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    Meet Libertyville man who gave up banking to make pizza

    John Durning carefully pulls a pizza from the wood-fired oven during a tasting for his new restaurant Pizzeria DeVille in Libertyville.

    Aug 29, 2014 10:35 AM

    John Durning is passionate — passionate about pizza. So passionate, he left his banking job of 12 years to follow his dream -- opening a pizza joint called Pizzeria Deville. “I said I wouldn’t do it unless I found the perfect place,” he said of his new pizzeria in downtown Libertyville.

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