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  • Hoffman Estates man sentenced to 3 years for abusing girl Jul 18, 2014 5:33 PM
    A Hoffman Estates man pleaded guilty Friday to sexually abusing a teenage girl in 201e. In exchange for his guilty plea, Eduardo Mateos was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to register as a sex offender, court records show.

  • Neighborhood spotline shines on Oakview Jul 18, 2014 12:01 AM
    Oakview, known as the first subdivision in Lisle, was completed in 1956, the same year the village was officially incorporated. In 1958, Barbara Roake and her husband moved to Oakview where they raised their three children.

  • Lake County Fair promises blend of traditional and new entertainment Jul 18, 2014 12:44 PM
    The 86th annual Lake County Fair will offer five days of entertainment beginning Wednesday, July 23, through Sunday, July 27, at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake.

  • Time to stop Bush blame game Jul 18, 2014 5:00 AM
    A Huntley letter to the editor: Six years later, the left is still blaming Bush for near everything. This happens because they need a scapegoat to draw attention away from administration blunders.

  • Ridge Family Center for Learning opens July 23 Jul 18, 2014 1:55 PM
    The elementary (K-5) program at the Ridge Family Center for Learning in Community Consolidated School District 59 welcomes students to the 2014/15 school year on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. All families are invited to spend the first day with their child, which will run from 8:05 a.m. until 1:55 p.m.

  • Immanuel Lutheran student wins National History Day Gold Medal Jul 18, 2014 2:02 PM
    Mary Kate Baughman, a 2014 graduate of Immanuel Lutheran School in Palatine, is the 2014 National History Day Gold Medal recipient for her exhibit entitled, “The Living Dead: The Radium Dial Painters of Ottawa, Illinois and Their Impact on Workplace Safety.” Baughman’s winning junior individual exhibit was announced at an awards ceremony at the University of Maryland, in College Park, Maryland, on June 19.

  • Sign up for ski trips at Snowdrifters meeting Jul 18, 2014 4:16 PM
    The Fox Valley Snowdrifters Ski Club will hold its next general membership meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 21, at Old Towne Pub and Eatery in Geneva. It features the first signup opportunity for Western ski/snowboard trips.

  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Jul 18, 2014 1:01 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of the bunch and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of July 14.

  • 3 Clearbrook staffers hurt in rollover bus crash in Rolling Meadows Jul 18, 2014 4:14 PM
    Three Clearbook staff members were injured when two buses crashed into one another at Kirchoff and Hicks roads in Rolling Meadows on Friday morning. One bus was overturned and the other was up on the curb, but no clients from the Arlington Heights-based non profit, which provides services for adults and children with intellectual or developmental disabilities, were injured in the crash.

  • Arlington Hts. neighborhood on the alert after burglaries Jul 18, 2014 5:06 PM
    A string of home burglaries in the Scarsdale Estates neighborhood have led Arlington Heights police to organize a community meeting next month to talk with residents and offer tips for keeping their homes safe.

  • Libertyville dessert walk: Jul 18, 2014 5:02 PM
    In celebration of MainStreet Libertyville’s 25th Anniversary the organization will host its inaugural MainSweet Dessert Walk on Saturday, Aug. 2, in downtown Libertyville from 1 to 4 p.m.

  • Car wash in Mundelein: Jul 18, 2014 5:02 PM
    Mundelein High School’s show choir will hold a car wash Saturday at the CVS Pharmacy on the corner of routes 60 and 176.

  • New director for Lombard’s Plum Library Jul 18, 2014 5:03 PM
    A new director has been chosen to lead the Helen M. Plum Memorial Library District in Lombard. The library’s board of trustees selected Barbara Kruser to take over the position on Aug. 18, after longtime director Robert Harris retires. Kruser has spent her entire career at the Niles Library, where she was hired as a reference librarian in 1989.

  • Big music weekend keeps Chicago, suburbs rocking Jul 18, 2014 11:48 AM
    It's a ginormous weekend in the Chicago for music fans, as three big rock events -- the Warped Tour, the Pitchfork Music Festival, and Mayhem Festival -- are taking place. In total, more than 100 bands will perform, including many from the city and suburbs. In honor of this rockin' weekend, the Daily Herald profiles two local bands — one from the suburbs, the other from the city — that will be part of the weekend fun. Read about Born of Osiris and Twin Peaks, and then go listen to some live music!

  • District 47 educator becomes ‘Google Certified’ at Google Teacher Academy Jul 18, 2014 6:17 PM
    Crystal Lake School District 47’s technology integration specialist Corey Holmer recently returned from Atlanta, Georgia, with a prestigious badge of honor as both a Google certified teacher and trainer.

  • LaSalle Solutions named to the Monitor 100 List Jul 18, 2014 10:29 AM
    LaSalle Solutions, a provider of IT life-cycle asset management services and tools, announced today it has been ranked 93 in the Monitor 100 Top Equipment Finance and Leasing Companies in the United States.

  • Microsoft names Sikich to 2014 ‘Inner Circle’ Jul 18, 2014 10:29 AM
    Microsoft named Sikich LLP to the 2014 Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle, an exclusive group that comprises the top 1 percent of the 5,000 Microsoft Business Systems Dynamics partners from around the world. The Inner Circle designation — which Sikich has received numerous times — recognizes just 60 business

  • Hub Group reports record second quarter income Jul 18, 2014 10:29 AM
    Transportation and logistics company Hub Group reported record income of $18.7 million for the second quarter of 2014 as all of the company’s divisions reported increases during the period. The figure was up from $18.6 million in the second quarter of 2013. Hub Group’s diluted earnings per share was 51 cents for the second quarter of 2014, a 2 percent increase over the prior year period. Hub Group’s revenue increased 7 percent to $894 million. The Hub segment’s revenue increased 6 percent to $682 million. Second quarter intermodal revenue increased 1 percent to $456 million. Truck brokerage revenue increased 6 percent to $86 million this quarter. Second quarter Unyson Logistics revenue increased 24 percent to $140 million. The Hub segment’s operating income was $24.3 million. The Mode segment’s revenue increased 14 percent to $232 million. Operating income was $6.6 million, an increase of 33 percent compared to the prior year period. Hub Group ended the quarter with $73 million in cash.

  • Marchetti named DuPage tourism bureau chief Jul 18, 2014 5:50 PM
    Beth Marchetti has been appointed executive director of the DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau, replacing Skip Strittmatter, who is retiring at the end of July.

  • AbbVie, Shire agree on $55B combination Jul 18, 2014 9:05 AM
    North Chicago drugmaker AbbVie has reached a roughly $55 billion deal to combine with British counterpart Shire and become the latest U.S. company to seek an overseas haven from corporate income tax rates back home.The companies said Friday that Shire shareholders will receive cash and stock valued at about $91.07 for each of their shares. They will control about 25 percent of a new company created as part of the deal. AbbVie shareholders will hold the remaining 75 percent.

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