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  • Officer Scott Clark hauls off a box of turkeys, as the Mundelein Police Department and Elly’s Pancake House in Mundelein team up Tuesday to provide families in need with a complete Thanksgiving meal. In all, 75 turkeys were delivered.

    Mundelein police, Elly’s team up to distribute turkeys to needy familiiesNov 25, 2014 1:20 PM
    It took all of 20 minutes, and in a blur, 75 turkeys were off to their holiday destinations. The Mundelein Police Department and Elly’s Pancake House in Mundelein teamed up to provide families in need with a complete Thanksgiving meal. The turkeys were donated be Elly’s and the side dishes provided by the Mundelein After School Coalition and the Fremont Township Girl Scout Troop.

  • St. Charles Police Chief James Keegan received preliminary approval Monday night for new regulations designed to prevent prostitution at massage businesses.

    St. Charles committee approves massage parlor rulesNov 25, 2014 11:24 AM
    St. Charles aldermen, voting as a committee Monday, unanimously approved regulations created by city police officers in response to three prostitution arrests at local massage businesses in the spring. “There will be a vetting process,” Police Chief James Keegan said. “We will look at their criminal history. We want to make sure they are the type of massage therapists that we’ve all grown to respect over the years."

  • Hoffman Estates’ property tax levy likely won’t riseNov 25, 2014 2:43 AM
    Hoffman Estates’ costs and revenues are expected to rise next year, but its property tax levy likely won’t be a penny more than the $17.9 million sought last year. “I’m very proud to say the proposed budget for 2015 has a 0 percent increase in the property tax,” Hoffman Estates Village Manager Jim Norris said at a budget workshop for the village board’s finance committee Monday.

  • Dimitri Kallianis, right, owner of The Shanty restaurant in Wadsworth, speaks to a gathering Monday after receiving the Enjoy Illinois: Delicious Destination award, which honors local food establishments in the state that are beloved destinations for visitors and locals.

    The Shanty Restaurant receives top state awardNov 25, 2014 8:42 AM
    A Lake County restaurant that once received raves from Guy Fieri on his Food Network show “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” now also has an honor from the state’s tourism office. Dimitri Kallianis accepted the Enjoy Illinois: Delicious Destination award Monday at The Shanty restaurant on Route 41 in Wadsworth that his family has owned since 2007.