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  A relatively unknown state agency has overruled Chicago Public Schools and ordered the district to approve and fund two new charter schools run by a group supported by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.

Agency overrules Chicago district on charter schools

Updated: 12/23/2013 04:39 PM

  Two men are being held without bond after being charged with murder and robbery for the shooting death of an off-duty Illinois sheriff's investigator who was trying to break up an armed robbery outside a family Christmas party in the Western suburbs.

2 charged in death of Cook County investigator

Updated: 12/23/2013 04:34 PM

  Schools of small fish are capable of crossing an electrical barrier designed to keep Asian carp from using the Chicago ship canal to enter the Great Lakes, according to a new research report from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Army Corps: Fish can breach Chicago barrier

Updated: 12/23/2013 04:50 PM

  Police in Maryland have charged a Chicago man with forgery and theft after they say officers found false checks and counterfeiting equipment in a hotel room.

Chicago man charged with trying to pass fake checks

Updated: 12/23/2013 04:32 PM

  Brian Herman, 31, of Chicago Heights is charged with three counts of attempted murder, disorderly conducted and aggravated battery in a meat cleaver attack.

South suburban man charged in cleaver attack

Updated: 12/23/2013 04:26 PM

  The Mundelein Fire Department and the Salvation Army will collect clothing, shoes, electronics, household goods and other items on Saturday, Jan. 4, at the main fire station, 1000 N. Midlothian Road. The collection will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All...

Mundelein Fire, Salvation Army team up Jan. 4

Updated: 12/23/2013 04:21 PM

  The Lake County Forest Preserve District is holding an open house on Jan. 15 to share information about the many volunteer opportunities in the district. The event will run from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the district office, 1899 W. Winchester Road,...

Learn about volunteering in Lake Co. forest preserves

Updated: 12/23/2013 04:17 PM

  Metra riders boarding at the Des Plaines station will have to buy tickets elsewhere until Jan. 2, while the station's ticket office is closed for upgrades. Riders can buy tickets at the Mount Prospect and Park Ridge stations as well as at Ogilvie...

Des Plaines Metra ticket office closed until Jan. 2 for upgrades

Updated: 12/23/2013 03:05 PM

  Aurora’s new $28 million downtown library, slated to open in May 2015, has received a major financial boost. Library officials announced Monday that the Richard and Gina Santori Charitable Foundation is making a $3 million donation to the...

Aurora library unveils $3 million donation for technology endowment

Updated: 12/23/2013 03:52 PM

  Today's deadline for Americans to sign up for Obamacare health coverage effective Jan. 1 was extended until midnight tomorrow as heavy traffic to the online enrollment system caused a queuing system to be activated.

Obamacare deadline extended one day as customers rush to website

Updated: 12/23/2013 12:23 PM

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