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    Trial set to begin in Naperville teacher’s slaying

    Shaun Wild

    Mar 2, 2015 5:30 AM

    Bruce and Jami Wild say they’ve spent the past three years carrying what seemed to be the weight of the world on their shoulders as they mourned the death of their son, Shaun. They hope some of that weight will be lifted this week as the Naperville man accused of the slaying finally stands trial in DuPage County.


    ECC board candidates talk tuition, taxes

    Bob Getz, from left, Donna Redmer and Jeffrey Meyer are vying for two 6-year terms on the Elgin Community College board.

    Mar 2, 2015 5:30 AM

    Keeping taxes and college tuition low in the years ahead will be challenging, say candidates running for the Elgin Community College board April 7. Incumbents Bob Getz and Donna Redmer and challenger Jeffrey Meyer are vying for two 6-year term seats on the board.


    Pyke: What local legislators say about transit cuts

    David Harris

    Mar 2, 2015 5:30 AM

    If you’re a Republican state lawmaker whose voters depend on Metra to get to work, how do you defend a budget that slashes transit? And if you’re a Democrat from the suburbs, can you denounce a budget that gives $120 million more to roads? We examine those paradoxes, plus readers hot about distracted driving and more.


    Wauconda candidates divided on 911 center’s future

    Wauconda’s village board candidates are divided about whether the town’s 911 center should remain open.

    Mar 2, 2015 5:30 AM

    Four of the candidates for seats on Wauconda’s village board want to keep the police department’s 911 center in town rather than outsourcing to another agency. The other four trustee hopefuls said they don’t yet have opinions on the issue that has prompted public outrage and protests for nearly two years.


    Rauner's transportation budget: Bikers up, transit down

    Gov. Bruce Rauner

    Mar 1, 2015 10:36 PM

    Disabled transit riders are losers but motorcycle riders are winners in the proposed budget by Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Harley enthusiast. The fiscal plan would chop about $8.5 million for paratransit and increase funding for free motorcycle safety classes by $633,000. The budget also recommends significant cuts to Pace, Metra and the CTA while bumping up revenues for highways and roads.


    10 stories you may have missed

    Steve Nolte, 26, of Elk Grove Village, reacts as he comes out of the freezing water Sunday at the Palatine Polar Plunge at Twin Lakes Recreation Area. “I’m tingling all over,” he said seconds later.

    Mar 2, 2015 6:16 AM

    What you may have missed this weekend: Arlington Heights man has become a legend among suburban runners for his habit of running shirtless; disabled transit riders lose out under Gov. Bruce Rauner's propsed budget; Waukegan man charged with shooting bouncer in Fox Lake; three Elk Grove Village factory workers hurt in explosion; 16-year-old charged with first-degree murder in Aurora shooting; Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy have purchased a home in St. Charles; and suburbanites took the Polar...

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