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  Copper pipes with an estimated value of $5,000 were reported stolen at an unknown time between Friday and Monday from a home in the 3500 block of Tournament Drive in Elgin.

Fox Valley police reports

Updated: 8/23/2011 04:48 PM

  A wallet was reported stolen from an unlocked 2004 Jeep Wrangler Friday while it was parked in a downtown parking deck on the 100 block of West Illinois Street. According to a police report, the top of the Jeep had been left down. The wallet was in...

Tri-Cities police reports

Updated: 8/23/2011 04:48 PM

  A man arrested in Las Vegas more than 32 years after vanishing from Highland Park -- and 25 years after being declared dead -- told a judge Tuesday that he'll plead guilty in Nevada to felony identity fraud to avoid trial on more serious charges.

Highland Park man who was once thought dead will plead guilty

Updated: 8/23/2011 04:23 PM

  Chicago Public Schools officials announced plans on Tuesday for a longer school day and year starting next year. That includes a longer day by 90 minutes and a longer year by two weeks.

Chicago schools announce plans for longer day

Updated: 8/23/2011 04:10 PM

  Gov. Pat Quinn says the back-and-forth between him and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel over gambling expansion won't harm their working relationship. Quinn said Tuesday he won't allow gambling expansion in Illinois that is done in a "slipshod manner"...

Quinn: Back-and-forth with Emanuel not harmful

Updated: 8/23/2011 04:03 PM

  Summer vacation is ending for thousands of Northwest suburban students this week, as elementary and high schools resume classes.

Summer’s over for Northwest suburban school students

Updated: 8/23/2011 04:36 PM

  A cabdriver who was being robbed near Gurnee alerted dispatchers by keying up his radio microphone while the offender held a rusty gun to his head, Lake County Sheriff's officials said Tuesday.

Quick thinking helps cab driver in Gurnee robbery

Updated: 8/23/2011 02:14 PM

  Former suburban U.S. Sen. Peter Fitzgerald was having lunch in suburban Washington, D.C., when an earthquake hit the area Tuesday. "It felt like a freight train was going underneath or overhead the restaurant," he said.

Fitzgerald: Quake felt 'like a train was going overhead'

Updated: 8/23/2011 02:13 PM

  A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia forced evacuations of all the monuments on the National Mall in Washington and rattled nerves from Georgia to Martha's Vineyard, the Massachusetts island where President Barack Obama is vacationing. No...

Images: UPDATE: East Coast earthquake

Updated: 8/23/2011 04:54 PM

  The Obama administration disclosed plans Tuesday to cut or roll back hundreds of federal regulations, including some that will streamline tax forms at the Internal Revenue Service, let railroad companies pass on installing expensive new technology,...

Administration moves plan to ax hundreds of rules

Updated: 8/23/2011 01:53 PM

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