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  • Cook County issues 1,000th gay marriage licenseApr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Cook County Clerk David Orr says he issued the county's 1,000th same-sex marriage license in downtown Chicago on Friday to a gay couple from Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood.

     
  • Semiautomatic handguns on display for purchase at Capitol City Arms Supply in Springfield, Ill.

    Authorities file objections to some concealed carry permitsApr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    While new licenses to carry concealed firearms continue arriving in suburban mailboxes, some local law enforcement offices are objecting to permits for certain individuals. The Illinois State Police have received 1,669 objections from law enforcement agencies across the state.

     
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  • Stacy Fiebelkorn, left, confers with her attorney, Alexis Costello, during an appearance before Kane County Associate Judge Elizabeth Flood in an animal neglect case Thursday at the St. Charles branch court.

    Dawn Patrol: Gag order in animal neglect case; Hawks lose in 3OTApr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Gag order in Kane animal neglect case. Water rescue in Crystal Lake. Road projects coming to DuPage. Horses escape Wauconda-area farm. Record Store Day tomorrow. Hawks lose in triple overtime. Sox lose.

     
  • Karen Yarbrough

    Cook County recorder’s hiring practices questionedApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough is facing questions about her decision to hire family members and others with political ties to her.

     
  • Environmental groups sue to stop Illiana tollwayApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Environmental groups are suing to try to stop a proposed $1.3 billion tollway linking northern Illinois and northwestern Indiana. The Environmental Law & Policy Center announced Thursday that it filed the suit in Cook County circuit court on behalf of the Sierra Club and Openlands.

     
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  • Arthur Manning was sentenced yesterday to 25 years in prison for the 2008 stabbing death of Naromi Mannery in St. Charles.

    Dawn Patrol: 25 years for St. Charles stabbing murder; GOP chairs pickedApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    25 years in St. Charles stabbing murder. Naperville company can put trucks back on the road. Cook GOP retains chairmanship. Kane County GOP selects new party chairman. Lake County picks new chairman. Party chairmen keep their seats in DuPage. Bulls draw Wizards first. Sox lose in 14.

     
  • Aaron Del Mar

    Del Mar easily retains Cook GOP chairmanshipApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Aaron Del Mar easily maintained hold of his post as chairman of the Cook County Republican Party, receiving a solid endorsement from committeemen during Wednesday night's election. The Palatine Township Republican committeeman received 64.29 percent of the vote. “I look forward to working with all of my fellow Republicans to get Bruce Rauner elected in November," he said.

     
  • Wife of man whose drowning was linked to swan suesApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    The wife of a Villa Park man whose 2012 drowning was attributed to the actions of an aggressive swan has sued the man’s employer and the condominium complex where the swan was kept.

     
  • Grayslake North High School senior Yanni Gaglos celebrates after his key started the 2012 Fiat 500C Tuesday through the Operation Click program during a ceremony at Concorde Banquets in Kildeer. Students were chosen from area high schools based on a list of requirements, grades, and pledges of safe driving who then were given a key for a chance to win the car.

    Dawn Patrol: Pedophile gets 50 years; safe driving gets two teens carsApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Des Plaines pedophile gets 50 years in prison. Huntley teen who crashed SUV doesn't have a license. Elk Grove, Grayslake North teens win cars for safe driving. Tea Party members in St. Charles call for GOP takeover. Elgin, Huntley see benefits to Amtrak service to Rockford.

     
  • Local artists’ works on display at local businessesApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Northwest Cultural Council recently changed the art on exhibit at several locations through its Corporate Gallery Exhibition program. The public may view the work, which will be on display for three months and which is for sale, during business hours. Here’s a look at what is on display at several locations.

     
  • Zebra Technologies in Lincolnshire.

    Motorola Solutions shrinks, while Zebra growsApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Schaumburg-based Motorola Solutions Inc. continues to chip away at its legendary status by selling its Enterprise unit to Lincolnshire’s Zebra Technologies for about $3.45 billion. While Zebra continues to pick up steam, building its radio-frequency identification and specialty Internet-related products, Motorola shrinks both in workforce and focus.

     
  • Bobby Cruz

    Des Plaines pedophile sentenced to 50 years in prisonApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Des Plaines man convicted of molesting 11 children of friends, relatives and co-workers was sentenced Tuesday to 50 years in prison. Bobby Cruz, 34, photographed himself abusing the children ages 2 to 11, in places ranging from a friend’s home to a pumpkin patch and Great America.

     
  • Del Mar, Cleveland will battle for Cook GOP postApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Cook County Republican Party Chairman Aaron Del Mar faces a challenge for the post from Chicago GOP vice chairman Chris Cleveland when the GOP meets Wednesday to pick its leader in Illinois’ biggest county.

     
  • Soccer in the snow: Barrington’s Maesyn Poidomani, right, moves the ball against Buffalo Grove during a varsity girls soccer match at Coach Tom Frederick Field last night in Barrington.

    Dawn Patrol: Snow will go away; Aurora boy brings gun to schoolApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Snow falls, not expected to stay. Aurora boy brought loaded gun to school. Georgia man stole millions from Aon Hewitt. DuPage mayors step up push for pension reforms. ECC examines outsourcing custodial services. ComEd sends drop notices in error. Bulls beat Magic.

     
  • Edwin Y. Vega

    Two men charged in Elgin knife fightApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Two Elgin men are charged in connection to a knife attack on Sunday morning. Edwin Y. Vega, 21, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and Omar Monroy, 21, faces charges of cocaine possession. Both men are charged with mob action in the fight, in which a victim was cut on the hand fending off an attack with a pocket knife, police said.

     
  • Caitlin Cox, almost 3, walks with her parents Meghan and Jeff during a Juvenile Arthritis benefit walk organized by the St. Charles East High School student council Sunday at the school’s Sports Center. She was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis last September. They are from St. Charles.

    Dawn Patrol: Benefit for 2-year-old; Elgin driver smashes into houseApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    St. Charles East students help 2-year-old girl’s cause; Elgin driver charged after smashing into house; Arlington Hts. church recreates march into Jerusalem; Wood Dale egg hunt goes to the dogs; Hawks, Blues begin playoffs Thursday; Ramirez homer saves another White Sox bullpen mishap; Cubs drop 2 of 3 to Cardinals; Knicks snap Bulls’ winning streak

     
  • The Rozycki family got good and bad news after a story ran in the Daily Herald last week about their recovery from a fire that damaged their home. The bad news was that the health of Tucker, their beloved 14-year-old Welsh Pembroke Corgi, took a turn for the worst and had to be euthanized.

    Dawn Patrol: 6 years for 6th DUI; good, bad news for Schaumburg dogsApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Arlington Heights man gets 6 years for 6th DUI; good news, bad news for Schaumburg dogs helped after fire; Senate candidate Oberweis proposes gradual minimum wage increase; Amrich supporter gets Island Lake post; things looking up for Hawks' Ben Smith.

     
  • Man charged with entering home, raping 4-year-oldApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    A suburban man is charged with raping a 4-year-old girl in a Calumet Park home while others were inside and smoking a cigarette afterward.

     
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