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Aurora man charged with two gas station holdups
By Harry Hitzeman
Apr 12, 2013 5:06 PM
A 28-year-old Aurora man, who was out on bond on a weapons charge, is now charged with armed robberies last month of two Aurora gas stations and another weapons offense.
Meat industry to reboot labels to help consumers
By J.M. Hirsch
Apr 10, 2013 1:41 AM
Meat counter confusion isn't good for sales. So after nearly two years of consumer research, the National Pork Board, the Beef Checkoff Program and federal agriculture officials have signed off on an updated labeling system that should hit stores just in time for prime grilling season.
Fire won't catch a break this weekend
By Orrin Schwarz
Apr 9, 2013 7:57 PM
As hard as it was for the Chicago Fire to get its first victory of the season last weekend, it might be even harder to get No. 2 Sunday at Houston.
Another setback for Bulls and Noah
By Mike McGraw
Apr 9, 2013 3:55 PM
Joakim Noah returned to the court Sunday against Detroit after missing eight games to rest chronic plantar fasciitis in his feet. Noah played well (13 points, 7 rebounds in 21 minutes), but his feet didn't react well Monday morning, according to coach Tom Thibodeau. That's not the kind of news the Bulls need with six games left in the regular season.
Elgin couple pledge not to blow through lottery winnings
By Lenore T. Adkins
Apr 9, 2013 2:41 PM
Mary Michaud may have won a $2 million lottery, but she and her husband, Gil, insist the money won't change them and that they will use common sense with their newfound wealth. "We just want to make it last for the rest of our lives," Mary Michaud said. Illinois Lottery officials presented the Elgin couple with a ceremonial $2 million check Monday afternoon at the McLean BP Gas station, where Mary Michaud, 44, bought her winning $10 instant ticket.
Two suburban Republicans back same-sex marriage
By Mike Riopell
Apr 9, 2013 2:09 PM
The first two Illinois House Republicans to publicly back same-sex marriage legislation are two suburban members -- state Reps. Ed Sullivan of Mundelein and Ron Sandack of Downers Grove. "I thought long and hard about this issue," Sandack said.
Elk Grove swimmers will be going elsewhere this summer
By Madhu Krishnamurthy
Apr 9, 2013 1:23 PM
Elk Grove Park District will begin a nearly $7 million renovation/expansion of the Pavilion Aquatic Center after Sunday, that will result in a six-lane, 25-yard outdoor lap pool, a warm water exercise pool, an eight-lane, 25-yard indoor lap pool with diving area, new locker rooms, updated showers in the fitness center, and a new entrance to the aquatic area.
Waukegan airport might pay to keep tower operating under sequester
By Marni Pyke
Apr 9, 2013 12:33 PM
Waukegan Regional Airport stakeholders are scrambling to keep air-traffic controllers in the tower despite federal cutbacks. Meanwhile, the FAA delays the deadline for cutting funding amid legal turbulence.
Property values in DuPage drop; taxes don't
By Robert Sanchez
Apr 9, 2013 11:05 AM
DuPage County homeowners can expect to pay more property taxes to school districts and other local governments, even though land values countywide continue to plummet.
Districts U-46, 300 deny virtual charter school proposal
By Tara García Mathewson
Apr 9, 2013 11:04 AM
The school boards in Elgin Area School District U-46 and Community Unit District 300 unanimously denied a charter proposal during their meetings Monday night that would have allowed a virtual charter school to open in the coming school year. The Virtual Charter School at Fox River Valley was proposed by Virtual Learning Solutions, a nonprofit group formed specifically to open a school for students across 18 school districts in the region, allowing them to learn from their home computers.
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