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  Peoria-based Caterpillar said in a statement the employees will lose their jobs in June. The layoffs, which hit production workers at the plant that makes huge mining trucks, are permanent.

Caterpillar laying off 460 in Decatur

Updated: 4/7/2013 06:47 AM

  Two Chicago men are in Lake County jail after being arrested for forcing a 23-year-old downstate woman to work as a prostitute, authorities said. Aaron Thurmond, 22, and Jeffrey Horton, 27, have been charged with counts of trafficking in...

Police: 2 men accused of sex trafficking in Lake County

Updated: 4/5/2013 04:24 PM

  Elgin Area School District U-46 has confirmed that a Bartlett High School student from Hanover Park recently died, but details are vague. A statement from the district said: "We do not know the cause of death. The crisis team was activated to...

U-46 confirms Hanover Park student's death

Updated: 4/5/2013 03:56 PM

  Challenger Mike Abts has questioned some of the spending done by Geneva Township Highway Commissioner Mark Wissing in his four years in office.

Spending at issue in Geneva Township highway campaign

Updated: 4/5/2013 10:52 AM

  A three-vehicle crash, including a school bus rollover, has left one driver dead and more than two dozen students injured in unincorporated Newport Township, authorities said Friday. Officials say one of the vehicles ran a red light at the fully...

No charges in fatal bus crash; investigation continues

Updated: 4/5/2013 10:13 PM

  A newborn baby died after she was discovered in the bathroom of a South suburban Chicago fast food restaurant.The girl was found Thursday in a Calumet City Popeyes and was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. WGN-TV reported Friday that the...

Newborn dies after being found in South suburban restaurant

Updated: 4/7/2013 06:47 AM

  State construction projects being paid for with video gambling revenue soon will be completed -- but that doesn't mean money from video gambling will go on to pay for more projects. Instead, revenue from video gambling — and from various...

Video gambling won't fund state's next construction plan

Updated: 4/7/2013 06:48 AM

  Six months after video gambling operations began in earnest, the number of machines is rising sharply. Revenue for the state also is up, to $3.4 million in February compared to $2.4 million in January and just $26,000 in October. The machines now...

After a slow start, video gambling growing fast

Updated: 4/7/2013 06:46 AM

  Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns and challenger Bob McQuillan talked taxes, employee oversight, vision for the town and more at a League of Women Voters forum Thursday night.

Geneva mayoral candidates take last swings for office at forum

Updated: 4/5/2013 07:53 AM

  Gurnee's trustee candidates have different opinions on what they see as the top issues in town, ranging from keeping residents safe to fiscal responsibility. Four candidate are competing for three, 4-year village board seats up in Tuesday's...

Gurnee trustee candidates list their top issues

Updated: 4/5/2013 09:54 AM

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