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Griffin: Taxpayers foot pension bill for parks lobbyist making $360K a yearIt's not a government job, but the Illinois Association of Park Districts leader still gets a taxpayer-funded salary of $360,000 a year and six-figure public pension contribution, Suburban Tax Watchdog Jake Griffin writes.Last Updated Jun 30, 2015 4:31 PM
Suspect argues search during Elgin traffic stop was not justifiedUpdated Jun 30, 2015 6:06 PM
A 23-year-old Minnesota man argued Tuesday that an April strip search should be thrown out of court. Ismael Jaimes-Meza was in a van pulled over on I-90 near Elgin by officers who said they smelled marijuana and Meza possessed rolls of cash.
Rolling Meadows company named in home repair fraud lawsuitUpdated Jun 30, 2015 5:22 PM
The owner of a Rolling Meadows company was among those accused by Cook County prosecutors of bilking homeowners out of thousands of dollars for home repairs that were never performed or were completed improperly.
Dogs ready to help scared victims in courtUpdated Jun 28, 2015 1:58 PM
Mitchell, a yellow Labrador retriever, is ready to help scared victims take the witness stand in Lake County. Mitchell and other dogs may steady kids or developmentally disabled adults who need help in cases of sexual abuse or exploitation.
Rabid bat found in Palatine the 4th in Cook County this yearPosted Jun 27, 2015 4:45 AM
Four rabid bats have been found in Cook County so far this year, including one discovered in Palatine.
Elk Grove man gets 46 years for molesting girlsUpdated Jun 26, 2015 2:20 PM
An Elk Grove Village man convicted of multiple sex offenses against two young Addison girls was sentenced Friday to 46 years in prison.
Will Preckwinkle reconsider sales tax hike? Only if pension reform passesUpdated Jun 30, 2015 8:03 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Tuesday she’ll re-evaluate a proposed penny-on-the-dollar sales tax increase if lawmakers in Springfield act on county pension reform. “We worked hard for two years on this in Springfield and we didn’t get the cooperation we hoped for and expected,” she said during an interview with the Daily Herald Editorial Board.
Dawn Patrol: Pride Parade a ‘victory lap’; St. Charles cyclist dies during fundraiserUpdated Jun 29, 2015 6:01 AM
Pride Parade a 'victory lap' for gay couples. St. Charles cyclist dies during Bike MS event. Accreditation agency delays COD visit. Water fights the highlight of annual fest. BET Awards honor musical legends. Cubs swept in St. Louis.
Meet a 10-year-old suburban CEOPosted Jun 28, 2015 7:00 AM
What were you doing when you were 10? Parker Krex is the CEO of Brick Loot, a Glenview-based business where kids and adults subscribe to a monthly box of various brick toys.
- Dawn Patrol: 135 years for shooting deputies; MJ drafts Lisle’s Frank Kaminsky
- Sales tax hike should be ‘very last resort,’ GOP leader says
- Dawn Patrol: Ex gets 47 years in murder; new trial requested in day care killing
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- Dr. Jerry Weber, president of the College of Lake County, gets a blue streak sprayed in his hair from Allison Brand, an elementary education major who volunteered at the 'Light it up Blue" Autism awareness event held April 2 at the college. College of Lake County
- ComEd President and CEO Anne Pramaggiore led employees from ComEd and their family members during an environmental volunteer outing at the Chicago Botanic Garden on Saturday, April 27, to celebrate the end of National Volunteer Week (April 21-27). photo courtesy of Exelon
- Gil Heinrich, former U.S. Army Corporal and Covenant Village of Northbrook resident, shares a hug with Ageless Aviation pilot Mike Sommar after his flight. Covenant Village of Northbrook
- Former U.S. Army Private First Class and Covenant Village of Northbrook resident Ken Erickson is all smiles after his flight with Ageless Aviation in the open cockpit of a Boeing Stearman. Covenant Village of Northbrook
- Covenant Village of Northbrook resident Tom Nelson (former Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army) is ready to soar the Chicago skies in the Boeing Stearman thanks to Ageless Aviation. Covenant Village of Northbrook
- WWII airplane enthusiast and Covnenat Village of Northbrook resident, Jim Jacobsen gives the 'thumbs up' signal to the Ageless Aviation pilot, Mike Sommar right before take off. Covenant Village of Northbrook
- Covenant Village of Northbrook resident Ed Mahon (former Private First Class, U.S. Army) shares his enthusiasm about the exhilarating open cockpit flight with Ageless Aviation staff Lynn and Mike Sommar. Covenant Village of Northbrook
- Deerfield accounting firm Kessler Orlean Silver is serving as a local drop off location for the Vernon Hills-based Sports Shed, a non-profit organization which has distributed more than 5,000 pieces of sports equipment to organizations that provide sports programs for kids in need all over the Chicago area. Donations can be delivered to KOS at 1101 Lake Cook Road, Suite C, Deerfield. Pictured are, from left, KOS managing partner Jeff Arnol of Deerfield; Sports Shed founder Tina Sernett of Vernon Hills; KOS partner Ben Darcy of Buffalo Grove; and manager Diana Angulo of Harwood Heights. Dave Silbar
- Armed with a mission to provide underprivileged children around the world with the opportunity to play, compete and enjoy sports through access to equipment, Northbrook-based youth charity Gear for Goals recently boosted their efforts in Latin America by connecting traveler and supporter Larry Baum with a good cause. During the effort, Baum combined a business trip with the opportunity to do good, delivering 400 lbs. of sports gear to grateful and enthusiastic kids in La Romana at the Ninos de Cristo orphanage. Gear for Goals' Compassion Program fosters hope for kids around the world by connecting travelers with much-needed sports gear. For more information on ways to help, visit http://www.Dreamweaver911.org. Dreamweaver International
- (l-r) Jill Silbar of Vernon Hills is joined by daughters Emma and Maddy as they receive manicures from Midtown Athletic Club nail technician Agnes Wielogorski. Gearing up for Mothers Day, The Spa at Midtown Bannockburn is inviting all moms and daughters to a special day of massages, manicures, pedicures, make up and more, on Thursday, May 9, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Cost is just $30 per person and includes two luxurious spa treatments each. To schedule an appointment, contact The Spa at (847) 945-1818 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Courtesy of Midtown Athletic Club
- Girl Scout Troop 40523 delivered cookies to the homeless at JOURNEYS | The Road Home in Palatine. The clients felt grateful receiving such a special treat. JOURNEYS | The Road Home
- Women gathered for a wonderful luncheon at the Inverness Golf Club April 30 to benefit JOURNEYS | The Road Home. JOURNEYS provides supportive services to over 1,300 homeless and at risk families and individuals annually. It also manages the PADS shelter program. The "Garden of Giving" Women's Luncheon raised nearly $8,000. JOURNEYS | The Road Home
Liquid Fusion Cafe Lincolnshire Grand Opening
Pictured is the barrista counter of the anticipated grand opening of Liquid Fusion Cafe, 275 Parkway Drive, Suite 315 in Lincolnshire, will officially take place on Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. Johan Lee
"Local Girl Needs Help"
A little girl in our community needs help with medical expenses. Her name is Isabella Oliver. Please see her story at: www.gofundme.com/Isabellasjourney. "Give, and you will receive...The amount you give will determine the amount you get back." Luke 6:38. Friends of Isabella Oliver
Snow grillin' New Years Day, 2014
Natural snow formation on backyard grill. Virginia Johnson
- Dandelion Gallery in Waukegan will honor Hispanic Heritage Month with a large installation by Mexican-American emerging artist Katrina Davis-Salazar titled "Oración de los Números: Economizing Memory, Sanity, & Hours." This show will coincide with ArtWauk and also will include work by 23 talented member artists. Opening reception will be 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Dandelion Gallery, 109 S. Genesee St. Davis-Salazar's works will be priced from $12 to $500 and sold in interactive ways that resemble a warehouse sale. Katrina Davis Salazar
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