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    Hoffman Estates tech firm could move to Gurnee

    Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik introduces Adam Khan, founder and CEO of AKHAN Semiconductor Inc., during a meeting at village hall Tuesday night. AKHAN is being lured with financial incentives to move from Hoffman Estates to Gurnee.

    Sep 17, 2014 5:23 AM

    Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik is seeking support from other local taxing agencies for a combined $2.3 million package of proposed financial incentives to a Hoffman Estates semiconductor company that supporters say could lead to a version of Silicon Valley in the village. “Similar to Silicon Valley, we think this will become the Diamond Prairie,” Kovarik said.


    New Wheaton store to focus on vinyl records

    Abby and Allie Paeth hold vinyl albums their father, Michael Paeth, will carry in his Mile Long Records store, expected to open about Oct. 15 in downtown Wheaton.

    Sep 17, 2014 8:32 AM

    Michael Paeth has always loved music and always loved vinyyl records, and he's found out a lot of other people --even younger people --do too. With his two teenage daughters, Abby and Allie, he'll be opening Mile Long Records in October in downtown Wheaton to sell new and old vinyl..

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    Leonardo DiCaprio named U.N. Messenger of Peace

    FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2013 file photo, American actor Leonardo DiCaprio poses for a portrait, in New York. The United Nations has named Leonardo DiCaprio a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made the announcement Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, calling DiCaprio “a credible voice in the environmental movement.” He also invited the actor to the upcoming UN Climate Summit planned for September 23. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)

    Sep 17, 2014 7:19 AM

    Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie roles have made him an international star, but his long and little-known commitment to preserving the global environment has led to his new role — as a U.N. Messenger of Peace. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Tuesday that the 39-year-old American actor will join 11 other prominent world figures who advocate on behalf of the U.N. as Messengers of Peace including Stevie Wonder, Michael Douglas, George Clooney, Brazilian author Paulo Coelho,...


    Bartlett OKs medical pot production in business park

    With the state's backing, a medical marijuana grower could start planting in Bartlett's Brewster Creek Business Park, village trustees decided Tuesday night.

    Sep 17, 2014 5:30 AM

    Bartlett trustees on Tuesday night agreed to let a medical marijuana grower start planting in an industrial park -- with some strings attached. Chief among the conditions is winning a state license to grow the drug. Illinois allows only one cultivation center in each state police district. In the district including Bartlett, the grower may have to beat out up to 50 other applicants.


    Griffin: COD spent $26 million without board scrutiny

    The College of DuPage board has approved more than $26 million in spending over the past 16 months without seeing what they were specifically paying for.

    Sep 17, 2014 6:28 AM

    Over the past 16 months, more than $26 million has been spent by the College of DuPage. But all the seven-member board ever saw of those expenditures were monthly totals. Now, at least one board member with the help of a government transparency advocate are questioning how the board can properly do its job without seeing how more than $1 million a month, or 12 percent of the college's annual budget, is being spent.


    Civil War paper collection moving to Catigny

    Lake County Discovery Museum Cultural Resources Director Katherine Hamilton-Smith, left, and Collections Coordinator Diana Dretske peruse the museum's collection of Civil War-era Chicago Tribune newspapers. The collection has been sold to the Robert R. McCormick Museum at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.

    Sep 17, 2014 8:34 AM

    Thirty-four bound volumes containing hundreds of Chicago Tribunes from the American Civil War are headed from a museum near Wauconda to one in Wheaton. The nearly complete collection includes reports about the war, the assassination of President Lincoln and the hunt for killer John Wilkes Booth, among other historically notable events.

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