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Women reject settlement in Duckworth workplace retaliation lawsuit
The day before Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth is scheduled to deliver a major speech at the Democratic National Convention, two women who filed a workplace retaliation suit against her have announced they're refusing to accept a settlement offer that seemed a done deal just weeks ago.
Ice cream trucks allowed in Mundelein after 53-year ban
Forbidden for 53 years, ice cream trucks and their familiar, jingly melodies are once again welcome in Mundelein.
Dann defends review of 'Hillary's America'
Dann answers e-letters to the critic, including several that take issue with his review of "Hillary's America" as "an embarrassment to propaganda movies."
Chapman powers his way onto scene for Chicago Cubs
Even though it wasn't a save situation for Aroldis Chapman, the new Chicago Cubs closer gave the Wrigley Field crowd a huge thrill Wednesday night as he pitched the ninth inning in an 8-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox.
2 dogs declared dangerous after Lake Zurich attack
Two dogs described as pit bulls have been declared dangerous as a result of an attack on a German shepherd mix while walking with its owners in Lake Zurich, according to Lake County officials.
Heyward getting extra work on his hitting
Struggling Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward took extra batting practice before Wednesday's game as he tries to break out of a season-long funk at the plate.
71-year-old Naperville man charged with arson in tent fire
A 71-year-old Naperville man has been charged with arson for setting fire to a tent belonging to a well-known Naperville squatter, authorities said Wednesday.
Prosecutors: Woman ran down boyfriend on Lombard sidewalk
A 20-year-old LaGrange woman is being held on $200,000 bail in DuPage County jail after being accused of running over her boyfriend with his vehicle in Lombard.
Schaumburg man wins $700,000 lottery prize
A Schaumburg man says he plans to pay bills, invest and take a vacation with the $700,000 prize he won last month in the Illinois Lottery's Lucky Day Lotto.
Demand action from lawmakers on term limits amendment
Guest columnist Gov. Bruce Rauner: The good news is: There is broad support to adopt term limits.
Streamwood man gets three years for 5th DUI
A 51-year-old Streamwood man with DUI convictions dating back to 1986 pleaded guilty to his fifth DUI and was sentenced to four years in prison.
Hidden bonuses for some Kane County employees come under fire
A long-standing practice of giving some Kane County employees bonuses, without the knowledge of the county board, is getting scrutiny as a large 2017 budget deficit looms.
Police: Elgin man videotaped woman in shower
An Elgin man faced a felony charge that he videorecorded a woman in her shower in May without her permission.
Viking ship arrives, just like vessel now in Geneva did in 1893
For the first time in 123 years Wednesday, a dragonhead ship from Norway sailed into harbor in Chicago. Almost as rare among the participants in Navy Pier's annual Tall Ships exhibition, the Viking vessel Draken Harald Hårfagre then lowered its red silk sail so its crew of 33 could row into port with oars.
Streamwood woman gets 6 years for Medicare fraud
The head of a Schaumburg home health care company was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison for fraudulently billing Medicare for unnecessary services, officials said.
Naperville Running Company to open third location in Wheaton
Naperville Running Company is opening a third location in downtown Wheaton this fall.
Gurnee fire leader: Massive propane plant fire explosion averted
Crews from 30 suburban fire departments battled a blaze at a Gurnee propane gas business, where witnesses said they heard explosions and saw tanks flying through the air "like popcorn."
Why Carol Stream employees may move out of village hall
If you live in Carol Stream and have a water bill to pay, you may be making the trek to a site other than village hall next year, when construction begins on a major expansion of the Gary Avenue building.
Imrem: Cutler just might be Chicago Bears QB forever
Be resigned, Chicago Bears fans, to Jay Cutler being your quarterback forever
Wood Dale mum on emergency plans for Prairie Fest
Wood Dale officials say they have a new emergency response plan in place after two people were killed and 22 others were injured when high winds from a fast-moving storm knocked over a tent at last year's Prairie Fest. But they say they won't share them with the public because of unspecified concerns over security.
Woman accused of running over boyfriend free on bail
The LaGrange woman accused of using her boyfriend's car to run him down on a Lombard sidewalk Saturday morning is free after posting 10 percent of the $200,000 bail set Tuesday.
Westchester teen will fly with Harrison Ford at EAA Airventure
Three years ago, Jodie Gawthrop took her first airplane ride. The second its wheels lifted off the runway, the Westchester girl knew she wanted to spend her life flying. And Thursday she takes flight with movie star/pilot Harrison Ford.
Palatine roller rink asking for help after storm warps floor
Heavy rains last month left the roller rink at the iconic Orbit Skate Center in Palatine warped and bumpy. Now its owner is trying to raise $85,000 to fix the damage.
Lynyrd Skynyrd canceled in Elgin
Lynyrd Skynyrd cancels Elgin concert at Grand Victoria.
Chicago Cubs go from no hits to big blasts in win
The Chicago Cubs were no-hit for five innings by White Sox starter Anthony Ranaudo before exploding for an 8-1 victory on Wednesday night at Wrigley Field.
Images: Draken Harald Harfagre in Chicago
See images aboard replica Viking ship Draken Harald Harfagre upon arrival at Chicago's Navy Pier for the annual Tall Ships exhibition.
Next action at controversial Menards site likely will be mowing
The next action at the site of a controversial Menards home improvement store in Vernon Hills likely will involve mowing rather than building construction.
Lake County teens playing 'Pokemon Go' robbed
Two Lake County teenagers were robbed of their mobile devices while playing "Pokemon Go," authorities said Friday.
Images: Opening day of the Lake County Fair
The Lake County Fair is underway in Grayslake and runs through Sunday. The first day featured farm animal judging, dog demonstrations, the Lake County beauty pageant, Banana Derby, pig races and motocross.
Crystal Lake woman charged with stealing former roommate's PlayStation
A Crystal Lake woman was ordered held on $40,000 bail Wednesday on charges she stole her ex-roommate's PlayStation console.
Rauner signs plans aimed at curbing local government costs
Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday signed legislation from a bipartisan duo of suburban lawmakers geared toward cutting local government costs.
Dramatic changes coming to Bloomingdale resort
The Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort will permanently close its golf course and conference center as part of a plan to preserve and improve the hotel on the Bloomingdale property.
Woman pleads guilty to helping stab family cat to death
A 51-year-old Chicago woman pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to aggravated cruelty after admitting she helped her adult daughter kill the family's cat in Elmhurst.
Dundee-Crown student entrepreneurs win national pitch competition
A prospective business that would compost food waste from restaurants and turn it into organic fertilizer is taking root at Dundee-Crown High School, with some outside financial help.
Prospect High School student earns honors in, out of school
Prospect High School senior Rhegan Graham has earned the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, the Gold Award. And last month, she placed third in a national speech tournament for her performance in informative speaking.
Two firefighters hospitalized after blaze at Crystal Lake Central
A fire at Crystal Lake Central High School on Wednesday afternoon sent two firefighters to the hospital.
Gia Mia in Geneva plans to add patio seating
Gia Mia Pizza Bar's plan to add an outdoor patio has gotten preliminary approval from Geneva aldermen.
Jackie Evancho, Edgar Winter among new Arcada shows
Edgar Winter, a David Bowie tribute group and 16-year-old classical crossover singer Jackie Evancho are coming to the Arcada Theatre.
Dawn Patrol: Viking ship replica arrives; Duckworth to speak tonight
Viking ship replica arrives in Chicago, mimicking Geneva ship's journey. Tammy Duckworth to speak at Democratic national convention tonight. Two Crystal Lake firefighters hospitalized. United flight diverted to O'Hare. Naperville man charged with arson of squatter's tent. Cubs take Game 3 of series with White Sox.
Filmmaker juggles mind-boggling conspiracy theories in 'Hillary's America'
Dinesh D'Souza's "Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party" is a bumpy, off-the-rails train to Paranoia Town, Dann Gire says.
State Rep. Sandack resigns suddenly citing "cyber security issues"
State Rep. Ron Sandack, a Downers Grove Republican and top legislative ally of Gov. Bruce Rauner, is resigning from the Illinois House after saying he's had "cyber security issues" in recent days.
Each Illinois legislator costs us an average of $100,000 a year
Taxpayers spent more than $18 million last year to cover salaries, stipends, benefits and reimbursements for the General Assembly, according to a new report from the Illinois Policy Institute. On average, lawmakers received $99,968 during the course of the year.
New Chicago Bears LB Trevathan has a big fan in Long
Bears Pro Bowl guard Kyle Long liked what he saw of the team's new-and-improved defense in the off-season, specifically from unrestricted free-agent inside linebacker Danny Trevathan.
Dist. 26 plan may seek tax hike for $29M early learning center
River Trails Elementary District 26 may ask voters to approve a tax hike in November to pay for construction of a new $29 million early learning center.
Study shows acupuncture can lower blood pressure
A recent study showed that acupuncture needles placed in the right points on the body can significantly lower blood pressure.
Kaneland board pushing for return of deputy to school
Kaneland High students are 'pawns in a political power play' over sheriff's funding, the school board's president says. The sheriff has pulled school resource officers out of Kaneland and Burlington Central high schools.
Fairs & fests: Tall Ships, county fairs, Sugar Grove Corn Boil and more
Tall Ships Chicago takes over Navy Pier. County fairs host rodeos, derbies and more. Sugar Grove celebrates all things corn during its annual Corn Boil. Get out and enjoy.
Obama implores Americans to elect Clinton
His own legacy on the line, President Barack Obama implored Americans to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, casting her as a candidate who believes in the optimism that fuels the nation's democracy and warning against the "deeply pessimistic vision" of Republican Donald Trump.
Coaching legend Derril Kipp's life celebrated in Maine West gym where he excelled
Derril Kipp was remembered for his devotion to family, sense of humor and his legacy as the fifth-winningest girls basketball coach in Illinois history Saturday at Maine West High School in Des Plaines.
Maine West girls basketball coach Derril Kipp dies
Heavy hearts prevailed throughout the Illinois high school girls basketball world Tuesday with the passing of Derril Kipp, the fifth-winningest girls basketball coach in state history who helped bring Maine West High School a state title.
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