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  The man convicted of the 2008 murder of his wife in a Lincolnshire parking lot was sentenced Thursday to the maximum 40 years in prison for trying to hire someone to kill the witnesses against him. That term will have to be served on top of the 55...

Killer gets maximum sentence in murder-for-hire plot

Updated: 9/8/2011 02:51 PM

  The president of a now-defunct Roselle automobile dealership was sentenced to nine years in prison for his role in a scheme that defrauded more than 100 car owners.Glenn Stancil, 39, of Crystal Lake was convicted in January of scamming car owners...

Roselle car dealer gets 9 years for defrauding owners

Updated: 9/8/2011 06:42 PM

  Most students at Wheaton Christian Grammar School don't remember the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and for good reason: they were not yet born. But that doesn't stop the school's leaders from commemorating the anniversary each year. School officials...

Wheaton Christian students remember Todd Beamer

Updated: 9/8/2011 03:11 PM

  Texas just finished the hottest June through August on record in the U.S., the National Weather Service said Thursday. Weather service meteorologist Victor Murphy said Texas' 86.8 average beat out Oklahoma's 85.2 degrees in 1934.

Texas has hottest June-August in U.S. history

Updated: 9/8/2011 01:15 PM

  Gov. Pat Quinn took steps Thursday to try to close seven state institutions and lay off more than 1,900 employees in an effort to live within the reduced budget approved by the Illinois legislature, and he challenged lawmakers not to "run away" from...

Quinn cuts would ax 1,938 state jobs

Updated: 9/8/2011 09:32 PM

  Eight months into the fiscal year and Cook County finds itself running at a $67 milliion deficit. While revenues are up in three categories, five categories are down to the tune of $83 million. Most of the loss is due to missing patient fees at the...

Cook County revenues down $67 million

Updated: 9/8/2011 02:51 PM

  The first ever Fine Art and Written Word Extravaganza by participants in Kane County's Drug and Rehabilitation Court offered recovering addicts a chance to express themselves, reinforce sober habits and tell their stories. Organizers hope to make it...

Art show helps addicts express their recovery, sobriety

Updated: 9/8/2011 02:42 PM

  A businessman from Round Lake is the latest Republican candidate to announce run for the Lake County Board’s District 16 seat. Rene Hernandez Jr. is slated to face off against Grayslake Elementary District 46 board member Michael Carbone in...

Businessman from Round Lake to run for county board

Updated: 9/8/2011 06:39 PM

  A 55-year-old Algonquin man killed in a two-car crash Wednesday night was at the time already en route to the hospital where he was pronounced dead to bring personal items to his wife. Joseph Kwak, of the 2000 block of Carlisle Street, died as a...

Algonquin man killed in crash was on way to hospital for wife

Updated: 9/8/2011 03:45 PM

  For 35 years, Teri Stack lived with the "agonizing thought" her sister's killer would never be brought to justice. On Thursday, her sister's killer, Michael Whitney, 58, was sentenced to life in prison for 28-year-old Darlene Stack in a Wheaton...

Life sentence in 1976 Wheaton murder

Updated: 9/8/2011 02:29 PM

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