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USDA kills pig at Naperville-area forest preserve
A male pig that spent weeks roaming Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve near Naperville was killed Thursday by a hunter from the USDA.
Nordstrom's Last Chance opens in Yorktown
The Last Chance clearannce store opened Thursday in Yorktown Center in Lombard, featuring merchandise returns or end-of-season items discounted up to 95 percent.
Officials: Man found in burning car was beaten to death
A Barrington Hills man found dead inside a burning car on Chicago's South Side last month was beaten to death, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
Sisters' memoir recounts growing up in suburbs with stepdad charged in cold case
The story of Donnie Rudd -- former suburban school board member, disbarred lawyer, con suspect and now murder suspect -- has captivated us and many readers since his arrest late last year on charges he killed his teenage bride 43 years ago. But for a pair of sisters with roots in the Northwest suburbs, the revelations about Rudd are no surprise.
Cubs are one win from the World Series
The Chicago Cubs are one win from the World Series. Jon Lester pitched another gem Thursday night and held the Los Angeles Dodgers at bay until the offense took over and helped the Cubs to an 8-4 victory in Game 5 of the National League championship series. Game 6 is Saturday at Wrigley Field.
Long Grove homeowner shoots at would-be intruder
A Vernon Hills, who narrowly missed being shot, is held on several charges involving the attempted break in early Thursday to a Long Grove home.
DuPage Valley Conference considering expansion
The DuPage Valley Conference announced on Thursday that it plans to explore expansion. Preliminary conversations with potential schools are scheduled for the end of October.
Packers send wounded Bears to 1-6
It was a war of attrition Thursday night in the 193rd game of the Bears-Packers series, the most played rivalry in NFL history. But the Packers had quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and the Bears didn't. That was the big difference in Green Bay's victory that raised them to 4-2 while dropping the injured and insulted Bears to 1-6.
Former Mundelein church donating $700,000 to charities
The leaders of a recently shuttered Mundelein church are donating more than $700,000 to 34 local, national and international charities.
Did courthouse custodians counteract Cubs curse?
If the billy goat curse that has plagued the Chicago Cubs since 1945 has been lifted, fans might have a pair of workers at the Rolling Meadows third district courthouse to thank for it.
Images: Chicago Bears fall to Green Bay Packers in Thursday Night Football
See action from Thursday Night Football at Lambeau Field in Green Bay as the Chicago Bears fell 26-10 to the Green Bay Packers. Bears quarterback Brian Hoyer suffered a broken arm in the loss.
Police: 'Highly intoxicated' man assaulted Arlington Heights officers
A "highly intoxicated" Des Plaines man assaulted three Arlington Heights officers after police found him sleeping with his head in some bushes, authorities said.
Naperville firefighter arrested in Elgin on child porn charges
An Elgin man -- a Naperville firefighter -- has been charged with five counts of child pornography after police searched his home Thursday.
Schaumburg gymnastics coach indicted on molestation charges
A gymnastics coach from Schaumburg has been formally indicted in Georgia on charges alleging she sexually abused two developmentally disabled athletes while attending a competition north of Atlanta in the spring of 2015.
Murdered man's demolition firm hired by Rosemont, regularly gave to mayor's campaign
Rosemont's mayor sees no conflicts in receiving campaign funds from Omega Demolition Corp. although the village has hired it for multiple projects. The troubled company was recently fined after a fatal accident on I-90. In a separate occurrence, police are investigating the homicide of Omega's co-owner.
Fan leaves no doubt about which team he's backing in the playoffs
Jim McNamara of Hoffman Estates is doing what he can to show support for his beloved Cubbies by painting a 27-foot-diameter version of the team's logo on his front lawn.
Barnes continues his impressive climb at Carmel
Training to be effective -- on both sides of the ball -- has helped Zaire Barnes play a key role as Carmel Catholic's football team continues to build momentum.
Is it time for Stevenson High to expand again?
With enrollment on the rise, Stevenson High School officials are considering adding onto the already-massive Lincolnshire facility.
Money pouring into comptroller's race
Incumbent Republican state Comptroller Leslie Munger's campaign fundraising was lagging far behind Democratic challenger Susana Mendoza until a massive infusion of cash from two Chicago-area businessmen and Gov. Bruce Rauner came through in the past few weeks.
Rozner: Lester pitches Cubs to the brink
The vet and the kid get the Cubs to within a game of the World Series.
DuPage sheriff: What Baby Hope's parents may look like
A $12,300 DNA analysis has concluded the parents of Baby Hope, the newborn found dead Aug. 15 near Wheaton, are Latino, authorities said. Images of what the baby girl's parents might look like, at both age 15 and age 25, were released Thursday by the DuPage County sheriff's office.
Rozner: Chicago Cubs won't allow narrative to engulf them
While they have a telling past, the Chicago Cubs won't allow the size of that narrative to engulf them as they strive to advance to the World Series.
Officials say Mariano's opening in Des Plaines next March
As the building for a new Mariano's grocery store in Des Plaines takes shape, the developer in charge of the $24 million project said Thursday the store should be open by next March.
Judge honored for community service with Barth Award
TriCity Family Services presented the Barth Award to Kane County Judge Clint Hull Thursday night in Geneva.
What you could buy for the price of a Cubs Game 6 ticket
You could get one seat in the second row behind home plate at Saturday's Game 6 of the NLCS, or you could buy a brand new Smart car with heated seats at a dealership in St. Charles. That's how much some are hoping their Cubs playoff tickets will net them.
Arlington Heights' Metropolis Ballroom looks to expand to stay competitive
Metropolis Ballroom, which hosts dozens of weddings and special events each year in downtown Arlington Heights Heights, is looking to expand.
Week 9: Scouting the DuPage Valley
Here's what to expect from the high school football teams of the DuPage Valley Conference in Week 9 of the high school football season.
Will 'Grinch' hinder Campton Hills homeowner's lights show?
Brian Larsen of Campton Hills, whose award-winning Christmas lights show has become a suburban destination, hopes to work with village and public safety officials to craft a plan that will keep traffic backups around Larsen's Light Show to a minimum.
How tax breaks are costing Illinois billions in lost revenue
While Illinois struggles with an $8 billion budget hole, it rang up $9.4 billion in lost revenue in 2015 from tax breaks.
5 things to do in the suburbs this weekend
The three-day 2016 Progressive Skate America glides into Sears Centre while Nightmare on Chicago Street takes over Elgin Saturday. Here are five ideas for weekend fun.
How I bought counterfeit Cubs tickets to a playoff game
Like many Cubs fans, all Scott Powers wanted was to buy a couple of tickets from scalpers to watch Game 2 of the NLCS, and he was willing to go as high as $200. This time, though, the scalper got the best of him.
Waukegan woman pleads guilty to killing daughter
A Waukegan woman accused of killing her daughter with a punch to the stomach pleaded guilty to one county of first-degree murder in Lake County court.
Week 9: Scouting the Mid-Suburban East
Here's what to expect from the high school football matchups involving teams from the Mid-Suburban East in Week 9.
Week 9: Scouting the Mid-Suburban West
Here's what to expect from the high school football matchups involving teams from the Mid-Suburban West in Week 9.
Grayslake residents concerned about rising school taxes
About 400 residents from a Grayslake subdivision targeted toward those 55 and older are pushing the village's school districts to hold the line on property taxes.
Emmons officials reject talk of consolidation with Grass Lake
Emmons School District 33 officials have turned down a request to investigate merging with another Antioch-area district.
Why Twitter, Spotify and other major services were down Friday
Someone attacked a key part of the Internet's infrastructure Friday morning, causing some major services such as Twitter, Spotify and Airbnb to be inaccessible for some users.
Village clerk lived up to lofty Mount Prospect motto
Mount Prospect's motto states that it is a place "where friendliness is a way of life." Whatever one thinks of the merits of the claim, Village Clerk Lisa Angell always exemplified it.
Psychiatric hospital proposed for Vernon Hills office building
The New York-based firm that operates the former Maryville psychiatric hospital in Des Plaines is proposing to convert a vacant office building in Vernon Hills to a 100-bed facility.
20 years later, Naperville murder victim remains unidentified
A Naperville detective is reopening a 20-year-old murder case seeking to find out the identity of a man shot to death in head and left across the street from a now-demolished hotel on busy Ogden Avenue.
Images: Chicago Cubs defeat Los Angeles Dodgers in NLCS Game 5
See action from Game 5 of baseball's NLCS at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The Dodgers fell to the Chicago Cubs by a score of 8-4.
1 killed in I-70 crash in Indiana involving FFA bus
Authorities say one person has died and about 10 others have been injured when a bus carrying FFA members collided with two semitrailers and a fourth vehicle in central Indiana
Emotions are high in Week 9 -- just as they should be
The exclusivity of joining the high school football state playoff field is one reason emotions run high at this time of year.
Girls volleyball: Fremd tops Hersey for MSL title
Fremd's girls volleyball team won its first MSL championship in school history with a 25-23, 25-20 victory at Hersey on Thursday night.
Could Athletico be sold?
Oak Brook-based Athletico Phyiscal Therapy, a rapidly expanding chain of orthopedic rehab and training centers, could be exploring the sale of its company.
Week 9: Scouting the East Suburban Catholic
Here's what to expect from the high school football matchups involving teams from the East Suburban Catholic Conference in Week 9.
Week 9: Scouting the West Suburban
Here's what to expect from the high school football matchups in the West Suburban in Week 9.
Week 9: Scouting the Metro Suburban
Here's what to expect from the high school football matchups involving teams from the Metro Suburban in Week 9.
Bears QB Brian Hoyer breaks left arm
Chicago Bears quarterback Brian Hoyer was knocked out in the second quarter Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers with a broken arm.
Mundelein High sued over teen's suicide
A lawsuit filed by the family of a 14-year-old Mundelein High School student accuses school officials of failing to use state-mandated suicide prevention protocols that could have prevented her death.
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