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    Body found in Lyons Woods in Waukegan
    Lake County Forest Preserve police discovered the body of a woman Wednesday at Lyons Woods in Waukegan, police said.

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    Inverness worship leader fired after engagement

    Inverness worship leader fired after engagement
    The popular longtime music director at Holy Family Catholic Community in Inverness says he was fired this week after posting on Facebook that he was marrying his longtime partner. "There's no way to describe how horrible this has been," Colin Collette said.

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    Police ID Hoffman Estates man killed in fatal crash

    Police ID Hoffman Estates man killed in fatal crash
    A motorcyclist killed in a crash with another vehicle in Schaumburg Monday afternoon has been identified by Schaumburg police. Wayne Grothe, 23, of Hoffman Estates was riding a motorcycle when it collided with a four-door Taurus driven by a 77-year-old Schaumburg woman just before 1 p.m. near the intersection of Roselle Road and Hartford Drive, police said in a release.

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    Palatine man faces murder charge in punching death

    Palatine man faces murder charge in punching death
    A Palatine man accused of throwing an unprovoked punch that fatally injured a 26-year-old man outside a bar is in custody on a newly filed charge of first-degree murder, police said Tuesday. "This is a tragedy from a senseless act of violence," police Cmdr. Michael Seebacher said. The victim, Ryan Flannigan, was described by his sister as "kind, considerate and selfless."

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    Palatine man charged with murder after punch victim dies

    Palatine man charged with murder after punch victim dies
    A Palatine man accused of throwing a punch that fatally injured a 26-year-old man during an altercation outside a bar is in custody on a newly filed charge of first-degree murder, police said this afternoon. Michael Platt, 35, previously faced a charge of aggravated battery stemming from allegations he struck Ryan Flannigan on July 18 in the village's downtown. Flannigan, who never regained consciousness, died his injuries Monday afternoon.

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    Man charged in 'one punch' killing appears in court

    Man charged in 'one punch' killing appears in court
    A Cook County judge on Wednesday left in place the $2 million bail for a Palatine man accused of throwing an unprovoked punch that fatally injured a 26-year-old man during a July 18 dispute outside a bar. Michael Platt, 35, appeared in court for the first time since authorities filed a first-degree murder charge against him alleging he killed Ryan Flannigan with a punch thrown during the altercation in downtown Palatine.

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    Hoffman Estates fire lieutenant charged with battery
    A Hoffman Estates fire lieutenant is scheduled to return to court Friday, Aug. 1, on a misdemeanor charge of battery, stemming from an allegation he pushed and punched a Bartlett man last month during a traffic altercation in Hoffman Estates. Anthony M. Butler, 47, of the 700 block of Lancaster Lane in Geneva was charged June 12.

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    Arlington Heights cyclist hit by car in Crystal Lake
    An Arlington Heights bicyclist was struck by a car Wednesday night near the southern border of Crystal Lake, police said.

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    Dawn Patrol: Body found in woods; same-sex engagement leads to firing

    Dawn Patrol: Body found in woods; same-sex engagement leads to firing
    Body found in Lake County forest preserve. Inverness church music director fired over same-sex engagment. Tree cutting sparks vandalism in Rolling Meadows. Construction worker hurt by falling concrete near Rosemont. Round Lake gang member sentenced. Aurora molester gets 15 years. Delle Donne could play tonight. Cubs keep dealing as deadline approaches.

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    Ludwig leads Barrington past Arlington
    Ahern Ludwig and Barrington tamed Arlington 3-1 in the opening round of the Illinois American Legion baseball state tournament at Recreation Park in Arlington Heights on Wednesday. Ludwig kept Arlington Post 208 off balance with his fastball, and Barrington Post 158 came up with just enough offense to move into Thursday's semifinals of the winner's bracket in the double-elimination tournament.

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    Fire 0, Whitecaps 0
    Clearly, a drastic move had to be made. Another might be coming.

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    Batavia couple planning Naperville marijuana dispensary

    Batavia couple planning Naperville marijuana dispensary
    Traci and Hugo Fernandez already fight the pain and paralysis of chronic spinal cord injuries through a nonprofit organization they created, the United Paralysis Foundation. Now the Batavia couple are coming at spinal cord injuries from another angle as they aim to open medical marijuana dispensaries in Naperville and Joliet. "People are constantly looking for relief from the chronic pain and the things that go along with mobility issues," Traci Fernandez said.

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    No trades yet, but plenty of Sox news

    No trades yet, but plenty of Sox news
    With the nonwaiver trade deadline looming, Wednesday was a quiet day on the trade front for the White Sox. But there was plenty of other news involving Avisail Garcia and Matt Lindstrom, Nate Jones and Carlos Rodon.

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    Rolling Meadows site of tree removals vandalized

    Rolling Meadows site of tree removals vandalized
    Vandals spray-painted graffiti on a vacant house and landscaping equipment at a construction site in Rolling Meadows where neighbors last weekend protested the razing of old trees to clear the way for new homes. The graffiti includes statements such as "Save the trees" and "Rolling Meadows -- City of Trees."

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    Bears trying different combinations at safety

    Bears trying different combinations at safety
    The competition for the starting spots at free safety and strong safety on the Bears' defense is wide open, and on Wednesday former Cowboy Danny McCray got a chance to work with the first team, paired with Ryan Mundy, who started nine games for the Giants last season. McCray replaced rookie Brock Vereen, who teamed with 14th-year veteran Adrian Wilson on the second team, but coach Marc Trestman said it was too early to read much into the day's moves.

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    Wheeling teen gets 180 days in jail for fatal accident
    A Wheeling teenager pleaded guilty to misdemeanor reckless related to an accident that claimed the life of an 86-year-old pedestrian last December. Melissa Salgado, 19, was sentenced to two years probation and 180 days in Cook County Jail in exchange for her guilty plea.

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    Woman gets jail for selling fatal heroin dose to Vernon Hills teen

    Woman gets jail for selling fatal heroin dose to Vernon Hills teen
    An Evanston woman convicted of selling a fatal dose of heroin to a 15-year-old Vernon Hills girl was sentenced to 18 months in jail and 30 months of probation Tuesday. Michelle Lee, now 21, was sentenced after she was convicted in May of selling a gram of heroin to three teens in 2011.

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    7 things to know about Cubs' longest game ever

    7 things to know about Cubs' longest game ever
    Cubs pitcher John Baker is believed to be the first Cubs position player, at least as we tradtionally think of them, to earn a victory as a pitcher. Baker was the unlikely hero in Tuesday night's 16-inning victory over the Rockies in the longest game in terms of time in Wrigley Field history.

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    Cubs keep dealing, acquire lefty Doubront from Boston

    Cubs keep dealing, acquire lefty Doubront from Boston
    The Cubs did not wait for Thursday's nonwaiver trading deadline to continue wheeliing and dealing. The acquired left-handed pitcher Felix Doubront from the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named. They also acquired a minor-league pitcher from the Dodgers to complete the trade for Darwin Barney.

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    McHenry County Fair crowns a new queen

    McHenry County Fair crowns a new queen
    The 66th McHenry County Fair kicked off its five-day run Wednesday with Stephanie Vargas of Algonquin being crowned the fair's queen. Vargas, 18, who was one of 11 contestants, earned a $2,000 scholarship and will have other duties throughout the year. "Pageants help bring out the confidence in young women," she said onstage during the question portion of the pageant. "They bring out the brains, and I think that's amazing."

  • 21
    Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr at Glen Ellyn mosque

    Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr at Glen Ellyn mosque
    Muslim families celebrated Eid al-Fitr -- a holiday marking the end of Ramadan -- Tuesday with food and activities at a Glen Ellyn mosque.

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    ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse

    ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse
    ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack. "Let's make sure we don't do anything to provoke wrong action," he said.

  • 23
    Round Lake gang member sentenced to 38 years in Zion murder

    Round Lake gang member sentenced to 38 years in Zion murder
    A gang member convicted of being responsible for the killing of a Zion teen for the way he wore his hat in 2012 was sentenced to 38 years in prison in Lake County court Wednesday. Jose Rebollar, 26, of Round Lake, will have to serve 100 percent of the sentence handed down by Judge Daniel Shanes.

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    Streamwood nurse charged with Medicare fraud
    A Streamwood woman who managed an in-home health care business is facing several federal Medicare fraud charges. Diana Jocelyn Gumila, 45, is accused of "double-billing" Medicare or billing for services that were unnecessary. Gumila, a registered nurse since 1991, operated Doctor At Home and Xpress Mobile Imaging, both based in Schaumburg. She faces 10 years in prison if convicted.

  • 25
    Prospect Class of '74 plans anniversary

    Prospect Class of '74 plans anniversary
    In 1974, some 535 seniors graduated from Prospect High School -- including the future mayor of Arlington Heights, Tom Hayes -- filled with optimism and excitement for the future. Little could they have predicted the future, and just how much technology and the digital age would impact their lives -- for the better. Now they're getting together to share memories.

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    Gary Sinise, Arlington Park to host event for veterans

    Gary Sinise, Arlington Park to host event for veterans
    When Gary Sinise signed on to act in Forrest Gump 20 years ago, he didn't know his character, Lt. Dan, would still be meaningful to so many people all these years later. "There was no way I could predict that playing that character would evolve into something that's much bigger than a movie." Sinise will be in Arlington Heights on Sunday for a full day of fundraising for veterans through The Gary Sinise Foundation at Arlington International Racecourse's First Responders Day.

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    Construction worker hurt on I-90 near Rosemont
    A construction worker was injured Wednesday afternoon when a piece of concrete fell on him in a construction zone on I-90 near Rosemont, the Illinois State Police said.

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    3 years in prison for North Aurora drug dealer

    3 years in prison for North Aurora drug dealer
    A 20-year-old North Aurora drug dealer was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday by a Kane County judge. Krisada M. Cheung could have received probation for his July 2012 arrest for dealing marijuana, but violated probation and tested positive on a June drug test, which was administered after he pleaded guilty in May to the marijuana charge.

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    Images: Comic Con 2014

    Images: Comic Con 2014
    All our favorite superheroes and villians showed up for Comic Con 2014.

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    How the Route 53/120 extension could be funded

    How the Route 53/120 extension could be funded
    The education portion is over and the hands-on work of securing numbers for potential ways to pay for a Route 53/120 extension is underway. A panel charged with making recommendations to the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority designated three groups to deal with questions involving new tolls or a gas tax in Lake County, for example, raising funds from new development and paying for a required environmental fund.

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    McHenry County might restrict horse racing

    McHenry County might restrict horse racing
    Horse racing soon may be allowed only in a few places in McHenry County. The county board is expected to vote Tuesday on a proposed unified development ordinance that includes new restrictions for horse racing events in unincorporated areas. The change would mean races won't be allowed in farm areas where they are typically held. The move has riled area stable owners who have spent years fighting such a ban. "The idea is to have horse racing in the country ... where the people can go for a picnic," said Silvia McLain, owner of Tomlin Stables on Tomlin Road in Marengo.

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    Century-old pipe break points to national problem

    Century-old pipe break points to national problem
    The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky swamp points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed decades ago. Much of the piping in the country dates to the first half of the previous century, with some installed even before Theodore Roosevelt was in the White House.

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    Kenny Loggins gets 'Footloose' in Elk Grove

    Kenny Loggins gets 'Footloose' in Elk Grove
    Suburban music fans got "Footloose" and traveled to the "Danger Zone" Tuesday night as 80s pop-rock stalwart Kenny Loggins closed out Elk Grove Village's Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series with those and other top 40 hits. Loggins, who scored chart-toppers with songs off the "Caddyshack." "Footloose," and "Top Gun" soundtracks, performed to a big crowd on the Village Green, part of the village's Charles J. Zettek Municipal Complex.

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    River Road to close for four months:
    River Road will be closed in Lake Barrington for four months beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11.

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    3 charged in Roselle vandalism cases

    3 charged in Roselle vandalism cases
    Three men are awaiting trial after being charged in connection with a series of vandalism incidents last month in Roselle. Christopher Geldmeyer, 20, of the 1300 block of Carriage Way, in Roselle; David Henry, 19, of the 1300 block of Greenbrook Court in Hanover Park; and Damar Elerby, 19, of the 12 block of West Pinehurst, in Glendale Heights, each were charged Thursday with felony criminal damage to property.

  • 36
    Gigantic magnet moved to permanent home at Fermilab

    Gigantic magnet moved to permanent home at Fermilab
    The gigantic Muon g-2 electromagnet, which traveled from the East Coast to Fermilab in June 2013, moved into its new building in Batavia on Wednesday. "It's fantastic. The whole crew has been working on this for a very long time and this is the exclamation point," said Aria Soha, Fermilab installation manager.

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    Dawn Patrol: Man injured outside bar dies; police ID man in fatal crash

    Dawn Patrol: Man injured outside bar dies; police ID man in fatal crash
    Palatine man injured outside bar dies. Police ID Hoffman Estates man in fatal Schaumburg crash. Charity covers funeral for Barrington infant who starved to death. Rolling Meadows trees cut down despite neighbors' protests. Elgin escapee to get fitness test. Wheaton grad directs films. Williams could be next Hester.

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    Route 120 to close for 10 days in Grayslake

    Route 120 to close for 10 days in Grayslake
    Busy Route 120 just west of Route 83 in Grayslake will be closed for 10 days beginning Monday, Aug. 4, for rail crossing repairs. The lengthy detour for drivers will be Alleghany Road to Peterson Road to Route 83. "I usually try to avoid 120 anyway," said Grayslake resident Amy Shriberg.

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    Motorola sells Libertyville campus; tech park planned

    Motorola sells Libertyville campus; tech park planned
    The former Motorola Mobility campus in Libertyville has been sold for $9.5 million to a commercial real estate firm at a fraction of its market value of $37.1 million. Rockville, Md.-based Beco Management Inc. said Monday it plans to invest another $50 million in renovations to create a multiuse technology park modeled after the firm's similar project in Charlotte, N.C.

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    Arlington Heights pub offers up 'Pint with Peggy' night

    Arlington Heights pub offers up 'Pint with Peggy' night
    Peggy Kinnane, namesake of the Arlington Heights restaurant, will be visiting from Ireland on Wednesday night for a special event. The Irish pub is named after the owner's mother. From 7 - 9 p.m. the restaurant will be giving out t-shirts that say "I had a pint with Peggy," having photo opportunities with the 75-year-old namesake and raisign money for a hospice organization.

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    Buffalo Grove shifting minor offenses from court

    Buffalo Grove shifting minor offenses from court
    Buffalo Grove hopes to hold its first administrative adjudication hearings for parking, nonmoving traffic and ordinance violations, as well as building and zoning violations, in January, Police Chief Steven Casstevens said this week. But a lot of groundwork still needs to be performed before the rollout. The process would divert cases involving minor offenses from the court system, and put them into the hands of a hearing officer at village hall.

  • 42
    Schaumburg boy described as "true outdoorsman"

    Schaumburg boy described as "true outdoorsman"
    Schaumburg police are conducting an investigation into the death of a 12-year-old boy found unresponsive in his home early Saturday morning, but authorities say the cause appears to be medically related. Trevor Labak, who attended Hoover Elementary School in Schaumburg, was rushed to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates after being found unresponsive at 5 a.m., said Schaumburg police Sgt. John Nebl.

  • 43

    White Alps basement fire in Lake Zurich:
    No injuries were reported from a basement fire Wednesday at White Alps restaurant in Lake Zurich, officials said.

  • 44
    Sports and School Physicals for Only $35 at Doctors Immediate Care Inc.

    Sports and School Physicals for Only $35 at Doctors Immediate Care Inc.
    Doctors Immediate Care Inc. is offering sports and school physicals for children at an affordable price of just $35.

  • 45

    Conference realignment coming to NSC?
    The North Suburban Conference could take on a very different appearance soon, as the current two-division format may not be viable with the possible addition of Grayslake North and Grayslake Central.

  • 46

    President has shown his lack of experience
    A Mundelein letter to the editor: In a letter to the editor in December 2009, I wrote that I feared we had elected a president that lacked the experience to deal with both domestic and foreign polices.

  • 47

    Man arrested in Round Lake Beach shooting
    A Round Lake Beach man was arrested Tuesday in a shooting that injured a 16-year-old, according to police. Anthony M. Weber, 21, of Round Lake Beach, who had a separate arrest warrant from Wisconsin on domestic battery charges, was arrested at about 11:45 a.m. at a residence in Janesville, Wisconsin.

  • 48
    Charity covers funeral for Barrington infant who starved to death

    Charity covers funeral for Barrington infant who starved to death
    The 7-month-old Barrington girl who authorities say starved to death in January as a result of mistreatment by her parents, will be laid to rest Thursday at a service organized by a nonprofit group. "I think it's important that we come to her funeral and honor her life to make sure she's not forgotten again," said Susan Walker, founder of Rest in His Arms.

  • 49
    Shocking increase of homeless students in suburbs

    Shocking increase of homeless students in suburbs
    Since 2007, the number of homeless students has risen by more than 70 percent, most alarmingly in the suburbs. But federal and state funding hasn't kept up - and as a result more students are falling through the cracks, advocates say. "These kids are dealing with a lot," said Deb Dempsey of the Kane County Regional Office of Education. "

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    National Night Out in the Northwest suburbs
    Here's a look at how several Northwest suburbs are celebrating National Night Out.

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    Police ID Hoffman Estates man killed in fatal crash

    Police ID Hoffman Estates man killed in fatal crash
    A motorcyclist killed in a crash with another vehicle in Schaumburg Monday afternoon has been identified by Schaumburg police. Wayne Grothe, 23, of Hoffman Estates was riding a motorcycle when it collided with a four-door Taurus driven by a 77-year-old Schaumburg woman just before 1 p.m. near the intersection of Roselle Road and Hartford Drive, police said in a release.

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    Inverness worship leader fired after engagement

    Inverness worship leader fired after engagement
    The popular longtime music director at Holy Family Catholic Community in Inverness says he was fired this week after posting on Facebook that he was marrying his longtime partner. "There's no way to describe how horrible this has been," Colin Collette said.

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    Palatine man charged with murder after punch victim dies

    Palatine man charged with murder after punch victim dies
    A Palatine man accused of throwing a punch that fatally injured a 26-year-old man during an altercation outside a bar is in custody on a newly filed charge of first-degree murder, police said this afternoon. Michael Platt, 35, previously faced a charge of aggravated battery stemming from allegations he struck Ryan Flannigan on July 18 in the village's downtown. Flannigan, who never regained consciousness, died his injuries Monday afternoon.

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    Schaumburg boy described as "true outdoorsman"

    Schaumburg boy described as "true outdoorsman"
    Schaumburg police are conducting an investigation into the death of a 12-year-old boy found unresponsive in his home early Saturday morning, but authorities say the cause appears to be medically related. Trevor Labak, who attended Hoover Elementary School in Schaumburg, was rushed to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates after being found unresponsive at 5 a.m., said Schaumburg police Sgt. John Nebl.

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    Shocking increase of homeless students in suburbs

    Shocking increase of homeless students in suburbs
    Since 2007, the number of homeless students has risen by more than 70 percent, most alarmingly in the suburbs. But federal and state funding hasn't kept up - and as a result more students are falling through the cracks, advocates say. "These kids are dealing with a lot," said Deb Dempsey of the Kane County Regional Office of Education. "

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    Palatine man faces murder charge in punching death

    Palatine man faces murder charge in punching death
    A Palatine man accused of throwing an unprovoked punch that fatally injured a 26-year-old man outside a bar is in custody on a newly filed charge of first-degree murder, police said Tuesday. "This is a tragedy from a senseless act of violence," police Cmdr. Michael Seebacher said. The victim, Ryan Flannigan, was described by his sister as "kind, considerate and selfless."

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    How the Route 53/120 extension could be funded

    How the Route 53/120 extension could be funded
    The education portion is over and the hands-on work of securing numbers for potential ways to pay for a Route 53/120 extension is underway. A panel charged with making recommendations to the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority designated three groups to deal with questions involving new tolls or a gas tax in Lake County, for example, raising funds from new development and paying for a required environmental fund.

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    Body found in Lyons Woods in Waukegan

    Body found in Lyons Woods in Waukegan
    Lake County Forest Preserve police discovered the body of a woman Wednesday at Lyons Woods in Waukegan, police said.

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    Hoffman Estates fire lieutenant charged with battery

    Hoffman Estates fire lieutenant charged with battery
    A Hoffman Estates fire lieutenant is scheduled to return to court Friday, Aug. 1, on a misdemeanor charge of battery, stemming from an allegation he pushed and punched a Bartlett man last month during a traffic altercation in Hoffman Estates. Anthony M. Butler, 47, of the 700 block of Lancaster Lane in Geneva was charged June 12.

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    Kenny Loggins gets 'Footloose' in Elk Grove

    Kenny Loggins gets 'Footloose' in Elk Grove
    Suburban music fans got "Footloose" and traveled to the "Danger Zone" Tuesday night as 80s pop-rock stalwart Kenny Loggins closed out Elk Grove Village's Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series with those and other top 40 hits. Loggins, who scored chart-toppers with songs off the "Caddyshack." "Footloose," and "Top Gun" soundtracks, performed to a big crowd on the Village Green, part of the village's Charles J. Zettek Municipal Complex.

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