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  A new Illinois law will toughen safety measures on a chemical used by dry cleaners. Gov. Pat Quinn signed the measure Friday. It includes improved containment systems, better training and more comprehensive reporting for the use of perchloroethylene.

New state law governs dry-cleaning chemical

Updated: 8/24/2012 03:29 PM

  It looks like classes in Chicago's public schools will begin on time after the head of the teachers union said she has no plans to file the 10-day strike notice this week.

Classes in Chicago expected to start on time

Updated: 8/24/2012 03:28 PM

  Nine partygoers were arrested around 1:25 a.m. Aug. 10 on the 100 block of Seventh Avenue in Bartlett and charged with local ordinance minor consumption of alcohol. And in Hanover Park, four people were arrested around 5:05 p.m. Aug. 19 at Marine...

Northwest suburban police blotter

Updated: 8/24/2012 02:48 PM

  Lake County prosecutors are awaiting a full psychological profile of Daniel Baker, who is set to stand trial in six weeks for the murder of Marina Aksman of Vernon Hills. Assistant State's Attorney Patricia Fix said Friday the supplemental...

Lake County waiting for murder suspect's profile

Updated: 8/24/2012 07:34 PM

  The government can't do much to prevent an awkward date, but a new state law signed Friday could help protect online daters from predators and felons. Internet dating sites will have to tell users whether they do criminal background checks and...

Is your dot-com date a felon? Law could let you find out

Updated: 8/24/2012 07:51 PM

  A man driving a silver sedan stopped in front of a driveway on the 1100 block of South Margret Street, Des Plaines, between 3 and 4 p.m. Aug. 21 and told a girl in the driveway, to get into his car. When she did not, he drove south on Margret and...

Northwest sububan police blotter

Updated: 8/24/2012 02:58 PM

  MINERAL, Calif. - Air tankers and helicopters flew repeatedly into a deep rim rock canyon to douse the spearhead of a massive wildfire in Northern California and stop it from driving into a nearby mountain community and Lassen Volcanic National...

Air crews make dent in massive Calif. wildfire

Updated: 8/24/2012 10:13 AM

  Tropical Storm Isaac strengthened as it swirled toward vulnerable Haiti on Friday evening, threatening to bring punishing rains to people still without homes after the 2010 earthquake, but unlikely to gain enough steam to strike as a hurricane.

Isaac strengthens, aims for Haiti

Updated: 8/24/2012 05:15 PM

  MODIMOLLE, South Africa - A hippo who wandered into a swimming pool at a South African game lodge three days ago died Friday before a rescue team could pull him out with a crane.

Hippo dies in South Africa rescue op

Updated: 8/24/2012 08:50 AM

  TRIPOLI, Beirut - Fresh clashes broke out Friday in northern Lebanon between supporters and opponents of the Syrian regime, killing two people and wounding 17 others, Lebanese security officials said.

Syria spillover clashes escalate in Lebanon

Updated: 8/24/2012 08:50 AM

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