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    February 2015, 2nd-coldest 2nd month, by the numbers

    Rockland Elementary School custodian Angelo Buttitta is bundled up while directing traffic as temperatures dipped into the single digits earlier this month in Libertyville.

    Feb 28, 2015 7:38 AM

    With one day to go, this month is set to be one of the coldest Februaries in recorded Chicago history and the coldest since 1936. Here’s a look at the meteorological highs and lows of the month, by the numbers.


    COD candidates say more oversight by board needed

    Financial losses at the Waterleaf Restaurant have several challengers in the College of DuPage board race calling for greater oversight at the school.

    Feb 28, 2015 7:32 AM

    Challengers in the College of DuPage board of trustees race say several issues, including financial losses at the school’s Waterleaf Restaurant, highlight the need for the board to provide greater oversight. But the two incumbents seeking re-election insist they have been keeping an eye on spending at the Glen Ellyn-based community college.


    White Sox ace Sale out 3 weeks with fractured foot

    On Saturday, the White Sox announced Chris Sale suffered an avulsion fracture on the lateral side of his right foot in an accident at his home the day before.The Sox also announced Sale is expected to be sidelined for three weeks before he can resume baseball activities.

    Feb 28, 2015 12:51 PM

    The White Sox announced ace starting pitcher Chris Sale is expected to miss three weeks after fracturing his right foot at his spring home on Friday. Sale finished third in AL Cy Young voting last season with a 2-4 record and 2.17 ERA.


    Lakemoor sued over new special taxing district

    An aerial view showing two areas near routes 120 and 12 that have been designated by Lakemoor officials as tax increment financing districts to spark development.

    Feb 28, 2015 7:42 AM

    One day after the Lakemoor village board unanimously approved measures that officially designate two areas near and around the busy Route 120/12 intersection as a special taxing district to spur development, Wauconda Unit District 118 went to court to have one of them dissolved. “We do not believe the south area meets the criteria for chronic flooding,” Superintendent Dan Coles said.


    Fox fire district seeks money for quality

    A few years ago, the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District was struggling for solvency. Now trustees are seeking a cash infusion to upgrade quality.

    Feb 28, 2015 11:52 AM

    A pending tax increase on the April ballot would see the owners of a $100,000 home within the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District pay about $48 more for emergency fire and medical services over five years. Officials say the money is needed to attract and retain quality rescue staff and replace aging equipment.


    31-year-old N. Carolina cold case leads to Streamwood?

    The reconstructed face of the boy found in North Carolina.

    Feb 27, 2015 5:30 AM

    Does the solution to a 31-year-old North Carolina cold case lie in Streamwood? Law enforcement and child welfare authorities hope a newly reconstructed photo of a teenager — who died in 1984 and who may have attended Streamwood High School — will help identify him, and finally close the case.

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