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Protesters pay Lake County taxes with dollar bills
A small group of suburban residents protested their rising property taxes Tuesday at the Lake County treasurer's office by paying their taxes with stacks of one-dollar bills.
Inland sells Mariano's in Vernon Hills for $36 million
Oak Brook-based Inland Private Capital Corp. Tuesday announced that it sold Mariano's Fresh Market in Vernon Hills for $36.4 million.
Tributes pour in for Catlow, Boloney's co-owner Roberta Rapata
Dozens of flowers sat outside the Catlow Theater and Boloney's Sandwich Shop in downtown Barrington Tuesday in loving tribute to the life the businesses' co-owner, Roberta Rapata, who died Sunday at 57.
North: Why trading Cutler makes sense for Bears
Mike North makes a case for trading Jay Cutler to the Dallas Cowboys, who lost starter Tony Romo to injury.
Chicago Bears coach John Fox pleased with play of youngsters
The preseason numbers for 2015 first-round pick Kevin White and this year's fifth-round pick, running back Jordan Howard, haven't been very impressive, but coach John Fox knows that many of his young players are works in progress.
Witness testifies gang member killed Palatine father, son
A prosecution witness testified he came face to face with the man authorities say shot to death a Palatine father and his 15-year-old son as testimony began Tuesday in the trial of Marco Lopez.
Maddon not worried about worn Wrigley grass
The outfield grass at Wrigley Field is chewed up after four recent concerts. Manager Joe Maddon said the field has not presented any safety concerns.
Trump to appear in Bolingbrook
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump will visit Bolingbrook for a Sept. 12 fundraiser targeting major donors from Indiana and the Chicago area.
Kane County Board members won't give up benefits
Kane County inched closer to balanced 2017 budget Tuesday, but board members declined to help by taking a hit to their own benefits.
Palatine police investigating rash of home burglaries
Police are investigating a rash of home burglaries on the village's north side and providing tips for residents to help them avoid becoming a victim.
Cook County Board spending way more on staffs than collar county boards
Taxpayers in Cook County spent $7.6 million last year to cover the costs of separate office staffs for each of the 17 county commissioners and President Toni Preckwinkle. That's close to what all five collar counties combined spent to operate their county boards.
Meet the 16 cooks in Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge
Foodies, home cooks and recipe junkies -- hold onto your aprons. It's time to launch the sixth annual Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge. The 16 home cooks range in age from 19 to 65, but one thing they all have in common is a love of cooking.
Why demand for upscale animal rehabilitation facilities is growing in suburbs
Whether it be from growing obesity rates among pets or injuries caused by us humans making them our exercise partners, the demand for upscale animal rehabilitation facilities is growing in the suburbs.
Longmeadow Parkway foes criticize environmental study
Longmeadow Parkway opponents are disputing Kane County officials' assertion that the 5.6-mile road and toll bridge would benefit the environment, the economy and the transportation network in the area.
Cubs' Hendricks continues mastery with 3-0 win over Pirates
Chicago Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks lowered his ERA to a major-league-best 2.09 Tuesday night in a 3-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field.
Glen Ellyn woman claims $16.75 million Lotto prize
A Glen Ellyn woman has claimed a $16.75 million jackpot prize, Illinois Lottery officials said Tuesday.
Analysis: Why are sales down at so many women's stores? They made bad clothes.
Mega-retailers such as Banana Republic, J. Crew and Gap have long been among the prime draws to the mall for middle-class women, offering apparel that they could easily mix and match into outfits for client meetings, kiddie birthday parties or date nights. But lately, they can't seem to design clothes that women want to buy. In other words, people think their clothes are ugly.
IHSA panel suggests pitch-count limits: 115 for varsity
A plan to impose daily and weekly limits on the number of pitches Illinois high school baseball players are allowed to throw could take effect this spring.
How Cooper's Hawk could change Charlestowne Mall
The new Cooper's Hawk restaurant, which will take shape soon at Charlestowne Mall, could help resurrect the near-empty shopping center and give St. Charles something to boast about.
Fairs & fests: Schaumburg Septemberfest, Buffalo Grove Days and more
It's almost Labor Day weekend: Do you have plans yet? If not, check out our festival list. From hot air balloons to fireworks to parades to concerts and more, there's something for everyone.
Developer pitches townhouses for Glen Ellyn site
K. Hovnanian Homes wants to build townhouses on a vacant site in Glen Ellyn, but faces several hurdles.
Girls volleyball: West Aurora holds off St. Charles East
West Aurora's girls volleyball team battled back Tuesday night and earned a 3-set win over St. Charles East.
Girls volleyball scoreboard: Tuesday, Aug. 30 results
High school girls volleyball results from matches of Tuesday, Aug. 30.
Is Downers Grove native Zack Burdi close to joining Chicago White Sox?
Since being drafted by the White Sox with the No. 26 overall pick in June, Downers Grove native Zack Burdi has pitched very well at four minor-league levels. Burdi might join the Sox in September when rosters expand.
DuPage County judge won't allow woman to change guilty plea in cat stabbing
A Chicago woman will not be allowed to change her guilty plea to charges of aggravated cruelty in the stabbing death of the family cat in Elmhurst, a DuPage County judge ruled Tuesday.
Naperville man charged in federal child porn case
A 53-year-old Naperville man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Chicago on child pornography charges after authorities said he recorded sexual acts involving underage boys.
FEMA commits $11.5M more to Des Plaines flood relief
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has committed $11.5 million to Des Plaines that would help pay for 47 more houses to be purchased and demolished in a continually flooded part of town. "They know we need a ton of money," said Jon Duddles, a city official who coordinates the local buyouts. "Luckily, it's coming."
Pathologist details injuries in 2014 Naperville murder
The murder trial continues for Grant Muren in the January 2014 death of a Naperville man.
'Why did you shoot him?' Man testifies against brother in drug murder trial
Joliet brothers Dimitri and Jaquan Green-Hosey planned to steal an ounce of marijuana in January 2014 during a drug buy at an Aurora restaurant, but the plan went wrong and Dimitri shot and killed the dealer, Arin Williams, 20. Dimitri Green-Hosey's trial for first-degree murder began Tuesday with his brother testifying against him.
Abbott Labs's deal headaches go beyond hard luck
For Abbott Laboratories it's been one piece of bad news after another. But as they say, luck - whether good or bad - is often the residue of design.
Sometimes-controversial medication steers Waukegan woman to recovery
Danielle Davis of Waukegan is getting reacquainted with "normal" as she takes sometimes-controversial medication to help recover from a 10-year heroin addiction.
VIDEO: Football Focus, Week Two Preview
See the Daily Herald's Football Focus preview video for week two of the season. Joe Aquilar visits Elgin to discuss the upcoming season for the Larkin Royals.
Oak Brook woman admits stealing millions from Chicago law firm
Deborah Acuna, 63, of Oak Brook pleaded guilty in a multimillion-dollar embezzlement scheme and was sentenced to 10 months in Cook County jail and 18 months of probation, according to court records. Acuna was also ordered to pay $175,000 in restitution.
Lake Zurich board to address business-friendly proposal
Lake Zurich village trustees are expected to decide whether to remove one hurdle for some development proposals to clear before entering the officials approval process.
Boys golf scoreboard: Tuesday, Aug. 30 results
High school boys golf results from meets of Tuesday, Aug. 30
Boys soccer scoreboard: Tuesday, Aug. 30 results
High school boys soccer results from games of Tuesday, Aug. 30.
Planned Long Grove pub will offer video gambling
Village President Angie Underwood has cast the deciding vote that allows a new restaurant, Pub 83, to have video gambling.
Naperville North gets its mojo back
After a couple of down seasons, Naperville North is finally gaining confidence again.
Why passengers stay safe if lightning hits planes, trains, automobiles
What are the odds of your Metra train getting struck by lightning? Pretty slim, but it apparently happened Tuesday. Have no fear, commuters. Experts say trains, planes and autos are safe places to be during lightning storms. Where shouldn't you be? Fishing, statistics show.
Palatine teen's double murder trial to begin
Marco Lopez's trial begins Monday with the selection of jurors who will decide whether the Palatine teen spends the rest of his life behind bars for the 2014 gang-related shooting deaths of a father and son.
Columnists need to review American history
A Schaumburg letter to the editor: On Sunday, Aug. 7, Cokie and Steve Roberts again showed why they have consumed gallons of Kool Aide. They insist on perpetuating the false idea that requiring an "ID" to vote is un-American.
How to get ready for your VW payout
Loyal owners of Volkswagen diesel cars understandably felt betrayed when they learned the German automaker had rigged the testing process to bypass U.S. emissions standards. But many are having a change of heart after learning how much VW will pay them to turn in their cars.
Murder charges dropped in 2015 shooting of Aurora teen
Prosecutors have dismissed first-degree murder charges against an Aurora teen accused of shooting a 17-year-old in February 2015, according to court records and the teen's defense attorney.
Armed robber hits Elgin gas station
A man threatened a gas station store clerk at gunpoint while taking cash early Tuesday in Elgin, authorities said.
Elgin woman charged with bringing drugs into DuPage jail
An Elgin hairdresser released from jail Tuesday will be headed right back behind bars if DuPage prosecutors have their way.
Retro Bistro's second locale blends quiet elegance, fantastic French fare
Crystal Lake diners are in luck: Mount Prospect-based Retro Bistro recently opened a second location there, bringing with it the same classic French bistro fare diners have come to expect.
Girls volleyball: Prospect powers up, sinks St. Viator
Prospect pulled out a three-set girls volleyball win in Arlington Heights on Tuesday night by defeating St. Viator in its own Cahill Gymnasium. Maggie Porwitz led Prospect with 6 kills.
Forest district to return human remains to Native American group
Native American remains that for decades have been part of the Lake County Discovery Museum's collection soon will be returned to members of a tribe with roots in this area.
Man charged with DUI after crash injures seven children
A Lombard man was charged with DUI after his car crashed into a vehicle carrying seven children late Sunday in Elk Grove Village. The children were taken to the hospital with cuts and bruises.
Boys cross country scoreboard: Tuesday, Aug. 30 results
High school boys cross country results from meets of Tuesday, Aug. 30.
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