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  • ComEd offering seniors electric bill help Dec 21, 2014 2:21 PM
    ComEd has dedicated more than $300,000 through a special “Senior Giving” hardship fund that will be used to help senior citizens who have fallen behind on their electric bill.

     
  • Mixed reviews for raising juror pay, reducing juries Dec 21, 2014 11:17 AM
    A newly signed law that’ll more than double what Illinois jurors are paid while reducing the size of civil case juries is earning mixed reviews from criminal justice experts. Gov. Pat Quinn signed the measure Friday that backers say could lead to more diverse juries and offset anticipated costs by cutting back jurors in all civil cases from 12 to 6.

     
  • CVS network back online after three-hour outage Dec 21, 2014 1:01 AM
    A network outage Saturday morning kept CVS pharmacies across Chicago and throughout the nation from being able to fulfill new prescription orders for about three hours.The outage began at about 10:30 a.m. and prevented employees from being able to process new prescription orders until shortly after 1 p.m.

     
  • Palatine Marine returns home, feted at Christian Liberty Academy Dec 20, 2014 8:43 PM
    Phil and Ann Kwiatkowski got one of the best Christmas presents parents with a child in the military can receive. Their oldest son Stephen ended his four-year hitch in the U.S. Marine Corps after two tours in Afghanistan and is back home in Palatine. "It's the only gift any of us need," Phil Kwiatkowski said. Stephen was feted at his alma mater, Christian Liberty Academy in Arlington Heights.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Montgomery police seek man’s killer; new Metropolis ED Dec 19, 2014 5:58 AM
    Metropolis hires new director; police search for shooter in Montgomery; St. Charles students expelled for shutting down Dist. 303 network; Quinn wants 2016 special election for comptroller; North Barrington mom pledges to streak for the environment; Trestman on benching Cutler; Butler carries Bulls past Knicks.

     
  • Cook County sees 69% increase in early voting Dec 19, 2014 8:51 AM
    Cook County Clerk David Orr’s review of the Nov. 4 election shows a 69 percent increase in early voting and increased younger-voter participation.

     
  • Feds: Chicago travel agent bilked pilgrims Dec 19, 2014 8:56 AM
    A Chicago travel agent is accused of cheating more than 50 Muslim pilgrims by selling them package trips to Mecca without the required Saudi Arabian visas.

     
  • Cook County inmate charged with attacking attorney Dec 19, 2014 4:01 PM
    A Cook County inmate has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing and beating his assistant public defender during a jailhouse visit.

     
  • Three suburban women arrested in New Jersey robbery Dec 19, 2014 7:38 PM
    Three suburban women wanted in connection with a New Jersey robbery were arrested Thursday by Illinois State Police. The women, one from Park Ridge and two from Lincolnwood, are accused of stealing $18,000 in cash from a Chinese restaurant in New Jersey three months ago.

     
  • White Christmas out east could mess up holiday travel Dec 19, 2014 2:33 PM
    AccuWeather reports a storm bearing strong winds, heavy snow, torrential rain, thunderstorms and fog will converge on the Northeast and Midwest on Christmas Eve and will likely create major travel delays, both on the roads and at airports. The early stages of travel problems from patchy rain and fog will develop on Tuesday, AccuWeather said.

     
  • Report analyzes Nov. 4 election in Cook County Dec 19, 2014 6:28 AM
    Cook County Clerk David Orr’s review of the Nov. 4 election shows a 69 percent increase in early voting and increased younger-voter participation.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Suburban Cuban-Americans hope to renew family ties; Bears bench Cutler Dec 18, 2014 5:49 AM
    Fear wins out as Sony caves to threats. Suburban Cuban-Americans hope to renew family ties. Gold dropped in Libertyville Salvation Army kettle. Naperville theater owner released on $25,000 bail. Two Elgin men accused of armed violence. Park Ridge man charged with child porn possession. Bears bench Cutler vs. Lions.

     
  • Probation for Elgin man caught growing pot plants Dec 18, 2014 5:59 PM
    An Elgin man was sentenced to two years of probation this week after pleading guilty to growing more than 20 marijuana plants. Authorities found the plants in a secret room after a May fire at the home of Robert L. Smith, 56.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: ‘No gay’ remarks decried; player’s viral highlight reel Dec 17, 2014 6:07 AM
    Community decries board member’s ‘no gay’ remarks. Barrington player’s mock highlight reel goes viral. Metra hopes plan eases overcrowding at Union Station. Dist. 200 considers enrollment change for apartment complex. Three men charged in Aurora armed robberies. Rolling Meadows man gets 12 years for sex assault. Elgin man sentenced to 15 years for cocaine delivery. It’s official: Melky Cabrera joins White Sox.

     
  • Barrington Hills passes new rules on horse boarding Dec 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Barrington Hills village board passed new rules this week on the number of horses allowed at commercial boarding operations, possibly ending what’s been a long-standing controversy in a town that proudly proclaims its equestrian friendly atmosphere. The measure was passed during a special meeting Monday before a large crowd at Countryside Elementary School.

     
  • Suburban Cuban-Americans see opportunity to renew family ties Dec 18, 2014 9:04 AM
    Suburban Cuban-Americans greeted the news of normalized relations with happiness, optimism, anger and worry on Wednesday. “There are going to be changes. Big changes,” anticipates 21-year-old Naivy Gonzalez of West Chicago.

     
  • Watchdog: Deal helps Medinah club, could hurt neighbors Dec 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    A settlement deal that promises backloaded assessment reductions for Medinah Country Club this year through 2016 could wind up meaning higher taxes for neighboring property owners over the next three years. But officials who negotiated the deal argue the 17 government agencies that receive property taxes from the golf club potentially saved the same taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in future legal bills by settling.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Kaneland hires Fenton principal; packages stolen in St. Charles Dec 16, 2014 5:50 AM
    Fenton principal will be next leader of Kaneland district. Arrest made in St. Charles package thefts. Crystal Lake couple arrested after drug raid. Rosemont renews contract with mayor's brother. Two charged in Elgin vehicle burglaries. Rozner says the Cubs, Ricketts have reason to smile. Imrem says the Bears are just laughable, on and off the field.

     
  • Cook County to begin test of cameras in courtrooms Dec 16, 2014 11:57 AM
    Judge Tim Evans, presiding judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, on Tuesday announced that a pilot program allowing media cameras and audio recordings in courtrooms will begin Jan. 5, 2015, at the George N. Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago.

     
  • Police seek help in ID of Palatine area armed robber Dec 16, 2014 4:53 PM
    Cook County Sheriff’s police have released a photo of a suspect as they seek to identify the man who robbed a gas station in unincorporated Palatine about 2 a.m. Monday.

     
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