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  • Schaumburg sets renewal policy for tax break Jan 28, 2015 1:53 PM
    Schaumburg trustees have approved specific criteria to consider the growing number of renewal requests for Cook County’s Class 6B property tax incentive for industrial businesses. These require a demonstration of significant employment and business growth, substantial capital improvement, ongoing community involvement and the need for another 12 years of reduced taxes.

     
  • COD president Breuder chose against guaranteed pension Jan 28, 2015 2:35 PM
    Departing College of DuPage President Robert Breuder’s decision to self-manage his retirement benefits cost him thousands of guaranteed dollars even though taxpayers have contributed at least $418,000 on his behalf. “Most academics might choose this option because of the mobility of their profession,” said Keith Brainard, research director at the National Association of State Retirement Administrators. “It is riskier.”

     
  • Dawn Patrol: No flying to storm out east; Island Lake clerk dies Jan 27, 2015 5:49 AM
    Flights canceled as blizzard shuts down East Coast; COD to vote again on Breuder $762,000 severance package; Gurnee OKs $5.8 million in tax breaks for AKHAN to move; ISU student from Crystal Lake taken off life support; services set for Cubs legend Ernie Banks; Island Lake clerk loses battle with cancer.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Former Kane sheriff dies; winds force early end to Norge event Jan 26, 2015 5:50 AM
    Fmr. Kane County Sheriff dies; Winds force early end to Norge ski-jumping competition; Elk Grove man facing trial on allegations he abused friend’s daughters; Man shot while walking along Elgin street; Crystal Lake couple, 6 others charged in $600,000 tax scheme; SAG Awards photo gallery; Big challenge ahead for Bears’ Fangio; White Sox fans happy to see Samardzija; Toews scores goal, 4 assists in All-Star game

     
  • Possible 3-6 inches of snow expected Saturday night, Sunday Jan 23, 2015 2:50 PM
    Just as we were letting down our winter guard a bit, Old Man Winter is sneaking back in with the threat of snow this weekend.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: COD president’s $762,000 deal; Danica Patrick in Lombard Jan 23, 2015 5:49 AM
    COD board says yes to $762,000 Breuder severance deal. Bail revoked for former Gavin teacher in sexual assault. Autistic man from Glendale Heights is missing. Patrick leads ‘Healthy Driven’ campaign in suburbs. Messmer sings national anthem at Geneva/Batavia game. 2 arrested in St. Charles tobacco shop robbery. Seabrook’s all-star honor well-deserved.

     
  • Northwest Symphony winter concert Sunday at Forest View Jan 23, 2015 4:10 PM
    The award-winning Northwest Symphony Orchestra will present its winter concert “Reveries” 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, featuring violinist Maria Storm performing the rarely heard “Winter Song” by Belgium composer Eugene Ysaye.

     
  • Robert Breuder’s employment history Jan 23, 2015 7:13 PM
    Robert Breuder’s employment history

     
  • Elgin man gets 6 years for sex assault of autistic woman Jan 23, 2015 6:04 PM
    A 55-year-old Elgin man was sentenced to six years in prison after admitting to sexually assaulting a mentally disabled woman in April 2013. Kenneth Logwood must register as a sex offender. He was arrested after the woman became pregnant and police obtained his DNA, according to court records.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: O’Hare again the busiest; Barrington church break-in Jan 22, 2015 5:38 AM
    O’Hare takes back busiest airport title. Fire damages home in North Aurora. Two charged in Barrington church break-in. Wauconda man accused of tire thefts in Palatine. Elgin man, woman face drug and gun charges. Tollway looks to hire minority contractors. Gase rejoins Fox as Bears offensive coordinator.

     
  • Fox River Grove ski tournament marks 110 years this weekend Jan 23, 2015 5:16 AM
    While most suburbanites would welcome this week's warmer temperatures, Fox River Grove residents are praying for snow. The Norge Ski Tournament marks its 110th year this weekend in Fox River Grove. Organizers said with temperatures rising keeping the slopes snowpacked will be a challenge.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Guilty verdict in fatal arson; Rt. 20 safety petition Jan 21, 2015 6:01 AM
    Villa Park man guilty of murder in 2012 Lombard arson case. Petition addresses safety after Elgin boy’s Route 20 death. U.S reps from suburbs sound off on Obama’s speech. ‘Food Court Wars’ eatery closing in West Dundee. 2 Bartlett High students face felony hacking charges. Route 53 financing recommendations come into focus. Just the latest challenge for Thibodeau, Bulls.

     
  • Griffin: Municipal retirees' insurance cost taxpayers millions Jan 21, 2015 10:51 AM
    More than 2,100 former employees in 57 suburbs cost taxpayers almost $16.5 million in health insurance costs last year. And experts expect that figure to keep rising as more municipal employees head into retirement before they are eligible for Medicare at age 65. But even then, Medicare eligibility only reduces the municipal burden, rather than putting an end to it.

     
  • Police seek suspects in robbery outside Arlington Heights Jewel Jan 21, 2015 5:19 AM
    Police are searching for two suspects involved in a strong-armed robbery outside of a Jewel Food Store in Arlington Heights Monday night. The victim was standing at a Redbox video kiosk outside of the food store on the 100 block of North Vail Avenue when a man snatched her purse at 8:57 p.m., police said.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Ice, snow coming; Bears welcome Fox Jan 20, 2015 5:51 AM
    Icy roads predicted this morning, snow later; reports: Duckworth will consider Senate run; officials want no bond for former teacher accused of sex with students; officials: Fire displaces 16; building had no working smoke alarms; Imrem: Bears need to say ‘Jay isn’t our quarterback’; Fox confident his straight talk will help Bears; NHL disagrees with Blackhawks’ Carcillo, suspends him

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Wauconda couple find missing man; Super Bowl matchup set Jan 19, 2015 5:45 AM
    How Wauconda couple found missing Cary man; Man pleads guilty to exploitation of elderly father; Pedestrian injured in Rolling Meadows hit-and-run; Elgin man arrested after 45-minute car, foot chase; $270 million Jackpot winner has yet to come forward; Blackhawks drop third of last four games; Bears name Lucas director of player personnel

     
  • Icy roads predicted tonight, snow Tuesday Jan 19, 2015 6:06 PM
    The weekend warm up is over and as temperatures dip back below freezing the National Weather Service is advising people to beware of potentially icy roads Monday night into Tuesday with a few inches of snow to follow.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Fire kills Des Plaines woman; pedestrian killed in lot Jan 16, 2015 5:41 AM
    Des Plaines woman dies in fire caused by careless smoking materials. Pedestrian hit, killed by truck in Des Plaines parking lot. Police seeking info about missing Cary man. Sheriff Kramer: I removed federal inmates for officers’ safety. Guilty verdict in 2012 armed robbery at Streamwood Aldi. Lombard fire survivor testifies in murder, arson trial. Bears taking time hiring new coach.

     
  • Raises up to $50/day for jurors fuels Kane budget woes Jan 16, 2015 5:40 PM
    A surprise mandate to give Illinois jurors raises of up to 500 percent is blowing holes in county budgets across the state. Kane County is working to address the surprise, unbudgeted increase.

     
  • Concealed carry applications fall far short of projections Jan 16, 2015 8:17 PM
    Illinois has received 91,651 applications to carry 2014, according to a report Illinois State Police released Friday. The report says 45,312 came from Chicago and the collar counties, and state police denied 2,359 applicants permits.

     
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