Questions remain after Mr. Z's closes in Lombard
Weeks after an iconic Lombard grocery store abruptly closed, village officials still are seeking answers about what will happen to the now-shuttered building. For decades, Mister Z's Supermarket at 401 S. Main St. had been touted as a Lombard success story, but it closed quietly. Full story
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Family, friends join search for missing Schaumburg woman
Police and volunteers yesterday continued to look for a 48-year-old Schaumburg woman who went missing last weekend. Family and friends have not heard from Beata Candre since Saturday, and they say she has a medical condition that leads them to be concerned about her well-being. Full story
Oak Forest man gets 13 years for sex abuse in Hanover Park
An Oak Forest man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for multiple incidents of sexual abuse against a former family member. Authorities said that from April 2002 through April 2006, Luis Pereira, 48, sexually assaulted a girl at her Hanover Park home. Full story
30 years for mentally ill man in 2009 Woodstock murder
McHenry County prosecutors argued yesterday the grisly murder of a homeless man by former Arlington Heights resident Kyle Morgan was premeditated, given his penchant for writing to serial killers, penning morbid poetry and dubbing himself "Thrill Kill Kyle" on his Myspace page. McHenry County Judge Michael Feetterer issued Morgan a 30-year prison sentence. Full story
Most Grafton Twp. trustees support cutting Rutland's free rides
A majority of Grafton Township's board members say they will vote to end bus service for Rutland Township seniors because of that township's inaction to pay for the service. Full story
Job fair Friday at McHenry County College
Jobseekers are invited to attend McHenry County College's Fall Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the MCC Multipurpose Room/gymnasium in Building A, at 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake. More than 50 area employers will be accepting applications and answering questions about their job openings. Full story
District 300 to celebrate its diversity this weekend
Community Unit District 300 parents, students and officials will celebrate its rainbow of cultures Sunday during its D300 Multicultural Festival. The free event runs 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Spring Hill Mall and will include a martial arts demonstration, gospel music, traditional music from several cultures, Brazilian fairy-tales, step routines, Caribbean drumming and information about Australia. Full story
Proposed higher Dist. 211 levy greeted by unhappy residents
The Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board of education reviewed a proposed 2013 property tax levy last night that's 2.5 million above the 2012 levy. More than 30 residents attended the meeting, including some who held protest signs that read messages like "Do not raise our taxes" and "Stop being greedy." Full story.
Breezy with a high of 57 degrees expected today. Temperatures will be about 43 degrees as you head out this morning, then dip back to 42 degrees tonight. Some showers could hit later tonight. Full story.
Construction continues on US. Route 45 in Vernon Hills between East Lake-Cook Road and IL. Route 83. Delays are expected, please find alternate routes. Full story.
White Sox may have landed Jose Abreu
Multiple national media outlets, headed by MLB.com, reported last night the Sox and power-hitting first baseman Jose Abreu have agreed on a six-year, $68 million contract, pending a physical. Will an official announcement be coming today? Full story
Coach Q isn't sugarcoating Hawks game
"Awful," Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said in critiquing the Blackhawks' performance last night. For the second time in a little more than a week the St. Louis Blues beat the Hawks at the United Center, this time 3-2 in a shootout. Full story