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  Having heard more parental support and criticism Tuesday, Barrington Unit District 220 board members are nearing a decision on an advisory panel's recommendation to end the first semester of every school year at Barrington High School before winter...

Dist. 220 nears decision on moving semester break

Updated: 11/5/2013 11:49 PM

  The city of Elgin's proposed 2014 budget includes a decrease in property taxes, no business license fees and no new stormwater management fee. The $279.6 million budget represents a 0.7 percent increase over last year's. "That's the lowest...

Property taxes down, no new fees in proposed Elgin budget

Updated: 11/5/2013 11:21 PM

  County clerks throughout the Chicago area said Tuesday they are prepared and ready to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. Some, however, are questioning what the procedure will be to replace a civil union license with a marriage license.

County clerks prepared to issue marriage licenses

Updated: 11/6/2013 12:10 PM

  Toronto Mayor Rob Ford acknowledged for the first time Tuesday that he smoked crack "probably a year ago" when he was in a "drunken stupor," but he refused to resign despite immense pressure to step aside as leader of Canada's largest city.

Toronto mayor admits crack use, plans to keep job

Updated: 11/5/2013 06:37 PM

  Aurora Police have released surveillance camera photos of a man they say is suspected of battering two other men in a restaurant last month.

Aurora police look for battery suspect

Updated: 11/5/2013 06:26 PM

  The Elgin area League of Women Voters issued a report this week criticizing Kane County Forest Preserve District commissioners for drifting away from their mission to preserve open space by pursuing revenue-generating recreation outlets for area...

League of Women Voters again slams Kane forest district

Updated: 11/5/2013 07:51 PM

  A man who was invited to a Round Lake Park home to watch Monday night's Bears game was beaten and robbed by suspected gang members, authorities said.

Cops: Man invited to Round Lake Park home for Bears game beaten, robbed

Updated: 11/5/2013 07:14 PM

  Palatine's proposed 2014 budget includes a small decrease in property taxes for the third year in a row along with no new fees, officials said, as expected increases in the village's share of the state income tax and other revenue will provide for a...

Palatine budget holds steady - for now

Updated: 11/5/2013 06:20 PM

  The frail Napoleon knew he was near his end as he penned his will and asked that his ashes be scattered along the Seine among the French people he loved. This rare flash of emotion from the once-mighty French emperor is revealed in the only known...

Copy of Napoleon's will up for auction in Paris

Updated: 11/5/2013 05:20 PM

  The leader of a Lake County library district board on Tuesday assailed plans to legalize gay marriage in Illinois. "Polygamy will be next," Bonnie Quirke, the president of the Libertyville-based Cook Memorial Public Library District board, told the...

Lake Co. library leader assails gay marriage

Updated: 11/6/2013 10:12 AM

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