Chacour Koop

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Chacour Koop graduated from Eastern Illinois University and later attended the University of Illinois-Springfield public affairs reporting program, where he was an intern for The Associates Press. He spent two years reporting in Texas at the Galveston County Daily News before joining the Daily Herald in December 2016.

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Police: Tow truck driver struck 14 cars, tree on New Year’s Eve

Jan 23 2018 | 1:49 pm - A Des Plaines tow-truck driver accused of striking 14 vehicles in Park Ridge on New Year’s Eve is facing multiple criminal and traffic charges, authorities said.

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora closes due to flu outbreak

Jan 23 2018 | 8:29 am - Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora is closed this week because of a flu outbreak.

Elk Grove Park District will keep township day care center open

Jan 22 2018 | 3:54 pm - The Elk Grove Park District will pay $2 million for six acres owned by the Elk Grove Township, potentially clearing way for more park space and keeping open a day care center that serves low-income families.

Q&A: Dist. 62 interim superintendent on leading after scandal

Jan 21 2018 | 11:12 pm - After taking over in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal, the interim superintendent for Des Plaines Elementary District 62 spoke with the Daily Herald about leading a new strategic planning initiative, sexual harassment policies and whether he...

Investigators probing cause of Addison fire that killed two

Jan 22 2018 | 5:30 pm - Investigators are continuing to probe the cause of an early morning fire Monday that swept through an Addison house and left two elderly residents dead.

Slashing overtime, buying Des Plaines Theatre top Bogusz’s priority list

Jan 18 2018 | 5:19 pm - Curbing overtime expenses, cutting employee insurance costs and finally taking ownership of the Des Plaines Theatre were among city priorities Mayor Matt Bogusz highlighted Thursday in his annual speech to business leaders.

Townhouses, restaurants could be coming to struggling Wheeling property

Jan 17 2018 | 5:25 pm - A mixed-use development with 55 townhouses and 35,000 square feet of restaurants and other stores could be coming to a struggling property in Wheeling.

Police: Drunken driver narrowly escapes freight train collision in Lisle

Jan 17 2018 | 5:01 pm - A man who drove his car onto the pedestrian platform at the Lisle Metra station and narrowly escaped getting struck by a freight train has been charged with drunken driving.

Commission backs Starbucks, City Works for Wheeling Town Center

Jan 17 2018 | 8:40 am - Starbucks and City Works Eatery and Pour House have cleared another hurdle to open at the Wheeling Town Center development.

Ross Dress for Less, Aldi opening in Elk Grove Village

Jan 15 2018 | 12:52 pm - A Ross Dress for Less clothing outlet and Aldi grocery store will be opening as early as this summer in a strip mall in Elk Grove Village.

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