E. Dundee OKs auto auction business to Barrington Hills' chagrin
After about a year of assorted delays and strong resistance from neighboring Barrington Hills, East Dundee trustees gave the green light last night for a wrecked-auto auctioneering business to come to town. But the Barrington Hills residents who fear leaking fluids from Insurance Auto Auctions' vehicles will pollute the groundwater say they aren't finished just yet. Full story.
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Consultant recommends Barrington lay off 20 firefighters
In one epic evening yesterday, the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District hired former New Lenox, Ill., Fire Chief Jeff Swanson as its interim administrator while village of Barrington officials heard a consultant's recommendation to reduce the village fire department by 20 firefighters when both agencies separate their services Jan. 1. Full story.
Lake Zurich approves drainage study for area whacked by June flood
Lake Zurich village trustees last night authorized a study on drainage in an area near Quentin Road hit hard by flooding last month. The trustees approved paying $37,900 to Manhard Consulting Ltd. to perform the drainage study in the Cedar Creek subdivision. Full story.
Carol Stream approves $3.5 million in incentives for Caputo's
Developers of a Caputo's grocery store in Carol Stream are due to receive $3.5 million in economic incentives that village officials credit with helping bring the store to town. The village board voted 5-0 last night to approve a redevelopment agreement with developers of a new Angelo Caputo's Fresh Farms Market store, expected to open at the southwest corner of North Avenue and Schmale Road by 2014. Full story.
No Gov. Lisa Madigan
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said yesterday she is going to stick with her current job, instead of running for governor. Because she doesn't think it is a good idea for the governor and the speaker of the House to be related to each other, she said. Full story.
Blagojevich lawyers appeal ex-governor's convictions, sentence
Just before the midnight deadline to do so last night, Rod Blagojevich's lawyers filed their appeal of the former governor's conviction and sentence. Full story.
3 life sentences for Borizov after victims' family members testify
A DuPage County judge sentenced Johnny Borizov to three consecutive lifetimes in prison for the murders of three members of a Darien family. "I wish he was the one in the grave," Judy Pokorny said Monday about the man who killed her son, his wife and her grandson. Full story.
Hot and humid with a high of 90 degrees this afternoon. Temperatures will be about 73 degrees as you head out the door, then dip back to 72 degrees overnight tonight, but it will be muggy and sticky in-between. A thunderstorm is possible as well. Full story.
Monaville Road remains closed in Round Lake Beach between Route 83 and Cedar Lake Road. People are asked to use Rollins Road as a detour. Construction is expected to last through September. More traffic.
For love of the game:
Tonight's All-Star Game is the focus of fans of Major League baseball, except maybe Mike Imrem, who writes it is no longer "appointment television." Full story.
At the break: Still much work ahead for Cubs
The reason the Cubs have a 42-51 record: Even though they've made improvements in some areas, there's just enough bad to outweigh the good on both sides of the ball. Bruce Miles analyzes.
And the White Sox?
When it comes to analyzing the White Sox, they themselves say it best. Scot Gregor compiles their thoughts.