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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Two women escape car after driving into pond in Lake in the Hills

Jun 19 2018 | 10:12 am - Two women escaped their car after driving it into a Lake in the Hills retention pond Monday night, and one remains in critical condition at the hospital, authorities say.

1 machine for every 46 residents: The suburbs with the most video gambling

Jun 18 2018 | 9:37 am - In the suburbs, some towns have one video gambling machine for about every 50 residents. When will the industry become too saturated?

What suburban members of Congress are saying about Trump immigration policy

Jun 18 2018 | 5:53 pm - Here’s what U.S. Congress members from the Chicago suburbs are saying about the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the border with Mexico.

Police: Des Plaines towing company owner tried to kill employee

Jun 14 2018 | 9:52 am - A Des Plaines man is accused of trying to kill an employee of his towing company Wednesday morning outside a Park Ridge shopping center, police say.

Prospect Heights home-rule referendum not likely in November

Jun 14 2018 | 9:43 pm - If Prospect Heights is going to try to become a home-rule municipality, it likely won’t be via the November ballot. That doesn’t mean city officials aren’t working to raise the issue at a later election.

Des Plaines making business pitch for woodworkers, jewelers, potters downtown

Jun 12 2018 | 3:51 pm - Until recently, small artisanal retail shops were not allowed in Des Plaines’ commercial areas. Now that has changed, and city officials have high hopes for creating an “artist economy.”

Police: No foul play in death of man who went missing from Rosemont

Jun 11 2018 | 10:44 am - Foul play is not suspected in the death of a man reported missing over the weekend from a Rosemont convention, police say.

‘A legend of Mount Prospect’: Blind roller derby champion Sammy Skobel dies at 92

Jun 11 2018 | 5:38 pm - Sammy Skobel, the blind roller derby champion and longtime owner of Sammy Skobel’s Hot Dogs Plus, has died at 92.

Wheeling novelty sock company growing to produce 20,000 pairs daily

Jun 09 2018 | 8:08 am - Every day, Living Royal Inc. in Wheeling manufactures about 10,000 pairs of novelty socks, each decorated with designs of kittens wearing cowboy hats, pepperoni pizzas, celebrity caricatures and more. Now it has plans to double production.

Did you lose several thousand dollars in Prospect Heights?

Jun 08 2018 | 1:33 pm - Authorities said Friday that a “Good Samaritan” turned in a significant sum of cash to police — rather than abscond with the loot.

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