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Charges expected today for man who triggered evacuation in Wauconda
Charges are expected later for man who triggered evacuation of approximately 125 homes around the 400 block of Lake Shore Boulevard in Wauconda late Thursday.
Three charged in Rolling Meadows home invasion
Three men are being held in the Cook County jail on $1 million bail each facing home invasion charges stemming from the assault and robbery of an elderly woman Tuesday in her Rolling Meadows home, police said Thursday.
McGraw: 15 free agents the Bulls should pursue
Mike McGraw lists 15 free agents the Chicago Bulls should be pursuing this offseason.
Couple identified in Bensenville death investigation
Officials have released the names of the husband and wife found shot to death early Wednesday in Bensenville.
Fairs & festivals: Where to celebrate July 4th in the suburbs
Fireworks, parades, ribs, hot air balloons, carnival rides, beer, fireworks and more fireworks: Celebrate July 4th all weekend long in the suburbs.
Elgin-O'Hare Expressway tolls start July 5
No amount of sugar can sweeten tolls on the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway/Route 390. Tollway officials are hoping at least no one can say they didn't know this was coming July 5.
Vernon Hills man charged with sex assault of teen
A 21-year-old Vernon Hills man was in custody at the Lake County jail Thursday facing multiple felony charges alleging he sexually assaulted a teenage girl he met through Facebook earlier this week, police said.
Second Oak Brook family sues Butler District 53 in cheating scandal
A second Oak Brook family has filed a civil lawsuit against Butler School District 53 and its board of trustees, alleging the mistreatment of a 9-year-old boy accused of cheating in local spelling and geography bee competitions.
Dawn Patrol: Wauconda police evacuate neighborhood
Wauconda neighborhood evacuated while police search for explosives in home. Suburban lawmakers weigh in on stopgap budget deal. Three charged in Rolling Meadows home invasion. Authorities ID bodies found in Bensenville. Vernon Hills man charged with sex assault of teen. Cubs let one slip away in New York. Shuck steps up for injury-plagued Sox.McGraw: 15 free agents the Bulls should pursue.
Former Rolling Meadows teacher pleads not guilty to assault charges
A former Rolling Meadows High School teacher who was the 1991-92 Illinois Teacher of the Year has pleaded not guilty to charges he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old 43 years ago at a prep school in New Hampshire.
Lester: How Frontier Days recruited The Wallflowers
Organizers of Frontier Days in Arlington Heights say securing a top musical act is a bit like "buying a used car" and snagged The Wallflowers to perform Saturday through a bit of negotiation and finessing, columnist Kerry Lester writes.
Police: Death at cheerleading camp not suspicious
After two days of investigation and interviews, Park Ridge police said Wednesday they do not believe the death of a 7-year-old girl who collapsed at a Maine South High School summer cheerleading camp to be suspicious.
Fireworks! Where to find them in the suburbs
Look to the skies for Independence Day fireworks during the holiday weekend and in the days that follow. Here is our guide to suburban fireworks shows.
Probation for woman accused of trying to bribe Elgin police
A 27-year-old woman accused of trying to bribe Elgin police after a 2015 DUI arrest pleaded guilty to a reduced charge and was sentenced to two years of probation, community service and nearly a year of wearing an alcohol monitoring device.
Buffalo Grove family bringing back 'Joey's Angels' golf event
The Joey's Angels chapter of the Leukemia Research Foundation will continue its fight against leukemia and other blood cancers in Joey Mix's name with the return of the "Angels in the Fairway" golf outing July 29, ending a four-year hiatus for the event.
Partial budget passes; schools, social services to be funded
Illinois lawmakers approved a partial spending plan Thursday that would ensure schools stay open another year and give colleges and human service programs funding for six months, a rare bipartisan accomplishment but one that won't end the yearlong gridlock on a full budget.
Elgin bartender gets $1,500 tip
A bartender at Nick's Pizza and Pub in Elgin got a $1,500 tip on Father's Day, the fifth time lavish tips have been left at the restaurant chain.
Two found dead in Bensenville home
Two adults were found dead Wednesday morning in a home in northwest Bensenville.
America Day celebrates Northrop workers' contributions to military
Suburban political and business leaders joined military brass at Northrop Grumman's Rolling Meadows facility Thursday to celebrate the nation and the company's workers at its 25th annual America Day.
Ten things to know about travel this July Fourth weekend
No fireworks in the luggage, thank you. And no booze on Metra. Here are 10 things to know to ease your trip to July Fourth weekend fun.
Leona's coming to Elk Grove; others set to open
Leona's Italian restaurant is set to open in Elk Grove Village in August, while other restaurants are coming around the area.
Man in car shot early Saturday near Route 53 and I-90 near Schaumburg
A man was hospitalized after being shot while in a car near I-90 and Route 53 in Schaumburg. The injury is not believed to be life-threatening.
5 apprehended after elderly Rolling Meadows woman robbed
Five people were apprehended by police Tuesday after a group of people forced entry into the home of an elderly woman, stole items from her home, knocked her to the ground and attempted to flee toward Schaumburg, police said.
Naperville swimmer aims for Rio Paralympic team
Naperville swimmer Alyssa Gialamas is aiming to claim a spot on the U.S. team for the Rio Paralympic Games during trials Thursday through Saturday.
New Wheeling slogan 'revolves' around village communities
Wheeling officials hope their new town slogan - Revolving around community - will help keep the village moving forward with a focus on the many different organizations and stakeholders in the community.
Supporters rally behind Maine West basketball legend Derril Kipp
Tributes are pouring in from coaches, players, friends and fans on behalf of Maine West girls basketball coach Derril Kipp, 71, who is battling pancreatic cancer. Kipp is the fifth-winningest coach in Illinois girls basketball history, but his impact reaches far beyond his 788 wins, as Daily Herald sports writer John Leusch details in this report.
Who the Chicago Blackhawks might target in free agency
NHL free agency opens Friday and some talented players are in line for big paydays. Barring an unforeseen trade, however, the Chicago Blackhawks won't be making a pitch to the most significant free agents.
Defendant's passenger describes scary ordeal
A 17-year-old Lake Villa girl testified Thursday that she saw Ronald Maas ingest heroin and drink a half bottle of rum before leading police on a three-hour chase in 2014 that left other drivers injured and cars demolished across northern Lake County. Maas, 20, of Ingleside, is on trial this week on charges including attempted murder.
Crystal Lake ballerina dances way into Juilliard
Catherine Lasak decided when she was 11 years old that she wanted to be a professional ballerina. Seven years and countless hours of practice later, the Crystal Lake teen is well on her way, starting with her acceptance into The Julliard School's acclaimed Dance Division.
AP Source: Magic agree to terms with PG D.J. Augustin
AP Source: Orlando Magic agree to terms with veteran PG D.J. Augustin
What else will Bulls do this summer?
The Bulls have traded Derrick Rose, while Joakim Noah and Pau Gasol are expected to leave as free agents. There is still hope for the Bulls to improve this summer, though, and here are some suggestions.
DUI arrests spike in Carol Stream, Elgin
Carol Stream police tied with Rockford in nabbing the state's highest tally of impaired drivers among Illinois municipal departments outside of Chicago, the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists reported Tuesday.
District 158 extends superintendent, high school principal contracts
Multiyear contract extensions for Superintendent John Burkey and Huntley High School Principal Scott Rowe have been approved by the Huntley school board.
Bad break for debuting Davidson as Sox beat Twins 6-5
After spending the last two years and first three months of the current season with Class AAA Charlotte, Matt Davidson finally got the call from the Chicago White Sox and he was in the starting lineup for Thursday's 6-5 win against the Minnesota Twins -- but he fractured his foot in the fourth inning.
Downtown redevelopment project moving forward in West Dundee
Redevelopment of several downtown West Dundee properties is making progress, including renovations of a former bowling alley.
St. Charles man accused of growing 112 marijuana plants in basement
A 62-year-old man is accused of growing 112 marijuana plants in the basement of his St. Charles home. Police also seized more than 5 pounds of dried pot.
DuPage improving information system for police, fire
DuPage County's Emergency Telephone System Board has agreed to spend $13.4 million over the next seven years to improve a countywide information system used by police departments, fire departments and other authorities.
Miles: Cubs let game slip away to Mets
The Chicago Cubs ended the month of June with a 4-3 loss to the New York Mets Thursday night at Citi Field. The Cubs finished June with a record of 16-12.
Elgin small business program prompts action
Business owners who participated in the first Elgin Area Small Business Academy said the free program prompted them to action.
There's a youth movement underway in US track
There could be a youth movement underway on the track over the next two weeks
'Swiss Army Man' a flamboyantly absurdist comedy
The flamboyantly absurdist "Swiss Army Man" is a courageous and personal leap of faith by two young filmmakers (collectively called Daniels) anxious to test their artistic wings.
Butler District 53 superintendent responds to 2nd lawsuit in cheating scandal
Shortly after speaking with the Daily Herald Thursday regarding the second lawsuit filed against Butler Elementary District 53, Superintendent Heidi Wennstrom released a statement via email. Some excerpts:
Elgin-area students video chat with astronaut on space station
Elgin area students got to video chat Thursday with Jeff Williams, a NASA astronaut who is aboard the International Space Station.
Former Rolling Meadows High teacher pleads not guilty to sex charges
A former Rolling Meadows High school teacher has pleaded not guilty to sexual abuse charges at a New Hampshire prep school and waived his right to an arraignment.
Imrem: Chicago Bulls not exactly an easy sell
Imagine being a free agent that the Chicago Bulls would like to sign
Cook County 2017 budget forecast predicts $175 million shortfall
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday projected an FY2017 operating shortfall of $174.3 million, driven in part by state budget gridlock, a growing legacy debt service and increased technology spending to upgrade outdated systems.
Things turn up roses for Pink Line essay winner, now a teacher
In 2006, seventh-grader Eleni Vrettos surprised herself by composing the essay that won the CTA's "Name the Line" contest. As the Pink Line's anniversary is celebrated, Vrettos recalled the award as a turning point that she uses to inspire her seventh-grade language arts students in Hanover Park.
Spectacular mega ATA Convention to begin July 1, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu to Inaugurate
A large contingent of artists, musicians, singers, dancers, poets, dramatists, authors, folks musicians, eminent Telugu personalities bolstered by a bevy of dazzling movie actors, celebrities, music directors complimented by prominent elected officials from India -- have begun steadily arriving in Chicago for a spectacular global ATA Convention to be held at the Rosemont Convention center from July 1-3, in Rosemont, IL
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