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  South River Street Park along the Fox River's west bank in Aurora soon will become something of a regional pedestrian trail hub thanks in part to a $271,000 state grant. A new ramp connecting the Gilman Trail with the Fox River Trail will be the...

Trail connection at Fox River gets financial backing

Updated: 7/5/2012 02:56 PM

  Investigators have returned to the scene of a large slough fire that sparked Wednesday afternoon. Long Grove fire officials said the cause of the blaze that sparked north of Route 53, near Middlefax Drive, is still under investigation, but said...

Long Grove officials probe cause of slough fire

Updated: 7/5/2012 02:38 PM

  Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh got in a spirited verbal sparring match with CNN personality Ashleigh Banfield Thursday over his comments in Elk Grove Village this week that Democrat Tammy Duckworth says attacked her military service.

Walsh spars with CNN personality over Duckworth

Updated: 7/5/2012 06:17 PM

  By 2015, all 4,000 students who attend school in Carol Stream Elementary District 93 could have their own computer to use in the classroom. The district is rolling out its so-called "1:1 learning initiative" that will put new iPads and MacBook Airs...

District 93 goal: a computer for every student

Updated: 7/5/2012 06:05 PM

  When it comes to sweltering heat and blistering cold, is there a lesser of two evils? Not necessarily, say people who work outdoors — it all stinks in its own special way. "That's like, would you rather be in the middle of a volcano when it...

Hot or cold? Outdoor workers can do without either one

Updated: 7/6/2012 06:32 AM

  A draft plan for Carpentersville's Old Town outlines how to make the most of the historic neighborhood's assets while making it a better place to live. The village board is scheduled to take a vote on the blueprint on Tuesday, after 10 months of...

Plan to help guide Carpentersville's vision of Old Town

Updated: 7/5/2012 05:23 PM

  Cathleen Koch pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated domestic battery of her daughter, Molly, that left the toddler with permanent brain damage. Even though Cathleen didn't touch the girl Oct. 27, 2010, legally she is accountable for the actions of...

Woman pleads guilty to battery that severely injured daughter

Updated: 7/5/2012 05:10 PM

  Democrats will indeed have a candidate to challenge Republican state Rep. David Harris in the November election. The Cook County clerk's electoral board Tuesday overruled the objection to Curt Renz's nominating petitions, securing his place on the...

Objection to Arlington Hts. man's candidacy overturned

Updated: 7/5/2012 04:19 PM

  South Barrington police have charged a school bus driver from Lake in the Hills with four counts of misdemeanor battery for inappropriately touching four elementary school students over the course of the past year. John Petrone, 68, who lives on...

Bus driver charged with touching students

Updated: 7/6/2012 10:08 AM

  A bullet that apparently was fired in the air July 4 injured a teenager while she sat on a bench in a Glendale Heights park, police said Thursday. The 17-year-old girl was struck between 10 and 10:15 p.m. at Gladstone Park, 145 Gladstone Drive.

Teen OK after being struck by bullet in Glendale Heights

Updated: 7/5/2012 05:51 PM

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