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  The Dow Jones industrial average closed with a loss of 7.36 points at 13,164.78. The broader Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 1.60 points at 1,405.53 and the Nasdaq composite rose 13.95 points to 3,030.93.

Stocks mostly higher on signs of economic growth

Updated: 8/15/2012 04:22 PM

  DuPage County Forest Preserve District officials are working with a mountain biking group that wants to build natural-surface trails in some area preserves. No decisions have been made, but Jerry Stoeckigt, executive director of Chicago Area...

Mountain bikers want to build trails in two DuPage preserves

Updated: 8/15/2012 04:13 PM

  Thousands of young immigrants lined up Wednesday at Navy Pier in Chicago for guidance with a new federal program that would help them avoid deportation, and the crowd was so large that workshop organizers had to turn some of them away.

At least 13,000 young immigrants line up at Navy Pier

Updated: 8/16/2012 07:51 AM

  With health officials across the Chicago area warning of increased dangers of West Nile virus this summer, a Buffalo Grove man has been confirmed as Lake County's first human case of the year. With cases in animals on a record pace this summer, it...

As risk grows regionally, Lake County reports first human West Nile case

Updated: 8/15/2012 06:51 PM

  The 83rd annual Elburn Days festival, which takes place Friday through Sunday, Aug. 17-19, is a way for the community to come together for fun — and to celebrate the Elburn Lions Club's dedication to service. Lions Club board member Chris...

Lions Club's Elburn Days puts fun in fundraising

Updated: 8/15/2012 02:00 PM

  A new five-year capital improvement plan outlines $6.7 million worth of work for Geneva schools' facilities _ including $945,000 for the empty Coultrap Elementary School.

Geneva schools' capital plan costs $6.7 million

Updated: 8/15/2012 12:40 PM

  State Sen. Suzi Schmidt is asking that the order of protection against her be modified so she can help care for an elderly neighbor recovering from hip surgery. However, attorney David Del Re of Waukegan opposed the move because he said it would...

Schmidt requests change in protection order

Updated: 8/15/2012 04:29 PM

  Citizens for Conservation announced Wednesday that it has acquired three buildable lots in Lake Barrington from the bank that had taken possession of them to add to the group's Flint Creek Savanna property. "We see this as a win-win situation for...

CFC acquires lots in Lake Barrington for nature preserve

Updated: 8/15/2012 12:27 PM

  A former Elgin police officer will spend a month in jail, after pleading guilty to attempted obstruction of justice. Michael Sullivan had been charged with official misconduct.

Elgin police officer gets jail for obstructing justice

Updated: 8/15/2012 03:53 PM

  A McHenry County judge certified a petition this morning to place a referendum question on the November ballot asking residents if they want an executive form of government for the county.

Judge certifies McHenry County government petition

Updated: 8/15/2012 04:50 PM

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