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  A band of Cook County Board commissioners is seeking to halt plans to close weekend bond hearing at suburban courthouses. The commissioners are seeking a report from the chief judge's office before any more closures occur.

Cook commissioners want to halt court closings

Updated: 1/16/2012 06:00 PM

  Jorge Ortiz took his grandchildren to the McDonald's at Spring Hill Mall Monday, hoping they could complete their collection of "Alvin and the Chipmunks" figurines.But it was not meant to be, because after 21 years, the restaurant had closed.

McDonald's gone from Spring Hill Mall

Updated: 1/16/2012 05:58 PM

  Instead of using the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday as a day off, more than 300 people called it a "day on" and participated in Elgin's Youth Day of Community Service. The mostly middle and high school student crowd spent the morning sorting more...

Food drive, leadership academy highlight MLK Day in Elgin

Updated: 1/16/2012 05:55 PM

  Huntley hopes to save big bucks by outsourcing both building and plan review services to Algonquin officials.

Huntley partners with Algonquin on building services

Updated: 1/16/2012 05:48 PM

  Allen M. Dildine, 19, of Elgin, was charged with possession of 1.7 grams of marijuana and a glass pipe after a traffic stop in which Dildine was a passenger at 8:15 p.m. Sunday on Liberty Street near Jefferson Avenue, according to police reports.

Police reports

Updated: 1/16/2012 05:36 PM

  ACIC Group, an international manufacturer of pharmaceutical machinery and equipment, is seeking a Cook County Class 6B tax incentive to locate in a long-vacant industrial building in Schaumburg. In addition to bringing 15 to 30 jobs to the village...

Manufacturer seeks tax break to come to Schaumburg

Updated: 1/17/2012 08:12 PM

  A representative from ComEd will attend the Rolling Meadows City Council's Committee-of-the-Whole meeting Tuesday to discuss electrical problems in the city and progress on solutions for residents.

ComEd to attend Rolling Meadows council meeting Tuesday

Updated: 1/16/2012 05:21 PM

  Hoping to stop the increasing blight of overflowing and unauthorized donation boxes in local parking lots, Schaumburg officials next month will consider banning them altogether. A proposed change to the village's zoning code would specifically...

Schaumburg may ban donation boxes

Updated: 1/16/2012 03:42 PM

  Angel Chairez, 26, admits he was a bad kid. He used to go to school wearing headphones, blast his music and breeze through the day, not caring about anything. The Elgin man hit a low point in 2005 when people from his church helped him get his life...

Elgin hip hop artist taps into Christian faith for inspiration

Updated: 1/16/2012 02:56 PM

  The huge, belching smokestacks of electric power plants have long symbolized air pollution woes. But a shift is under way: More and more electric plants around the nation are being fueled by natural gas, which is far cleaner than coal, the...

Electric plants shift from coal to natural gas

Updated: 1/16/2012 02:03 PM

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