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  Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen is now taking applications to be the county's next representative on the RTA. A county board committee recently voted against supporting a bill that would eliminate the $25,000 salary and benefits of the...

Kane Co. seeks RTA appointee

Updated: 3/12/2013 04:44 PM

  If Naperville Unit District 203 is to continue to thrive as a leader in education, residents say, the community first must focus on student performance and bridging the achievement gap that exists between the general student body and the roughly 11...

Student performance top priority for Dist. 203 focus group

Updated: 3/12/2013 04:39 PM

  The Lake County Board on Tuesday approved spending about $1 million for a consultant to develop the technology to allow for an electronic system for court records. The first part, to be rolled out in 30 to 60 days, will allow the public free online...

Electronic court filing coming to Lake County

Updated: 3/12/2013 05:32 PM

  Nobody has placed a bid to buy the 28 acres at Keslinger and Brundige roads the Geneva school district is selling, so the district is going to try using a real estate broker.

No bids for Geneva school land, so board decides to use a broker

Updated: 3/12/2013 01:17 PM

  A Des Plaines man was arrested in Mount Prospect on a battery charge after being accused of assaulting a conductor who ordered him off the train, police reports said. The man punched a Metra conductor in the face, knocked him down, and kicked him in...

Des Plaines man charged in attack on conductor

Updated: 3/12/2013 04:47 PM

  House Republicans put out a video Tuesday to remind visitors that, while they may be locked out of the Obama White House because of budget cuts, the doors to the Capitol are still open for tours. The un-narrated 90-second video posted on YouTube is...

Republicans say Capitol tours unaffected by cuts

Updated: 3/12/2013 10:48 AM

  Illinois' pension crisis will slowly bleed the state to death unless or until politicians are made to feel that the personal cost of doing nothing outweighs the cost of taking a stab at something. That was among the bleak, but usually darkly...

Politics expert in Schaumburg finds dark humor in political dysfunction

Updated: 3/12/2013 08:51 PM

  A man stabbed during a fight with his girlfriend in a Des Plaines motel last week has died of his injuries, Des Plaines police said Tuesday. The Cook County states attorney's office's felony review unit studied the facts of the case and declined...

Man dies in Des Plaines stabbing; no charges filed

Updated: 3/12/2013 06:31 PM

  The election of a pope follows a series of choreographed rules and rituals that have been tweaked over the centuries ever since the term “conclave” or “with a key” was used in the 13th century to describe the process of...

The choreographed election of a pope explained

Updated: 3/12/2013 09:51 AM

  Environmentalists and land owners rallied Tuesday against a proposal that would jumpstart hydraulic fracturing in Illinois, saying the drilling practice — known as fracking — is unsafe and requires further study. The bill is among the...

Fracking opponents rally at state Capitol

Updated: 3/12/2013 08:17 PM

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