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  • Victims rights, voting rights among proposed amendments Oct 24, 2014 5:18 AM
    When voters go to the polls on Nov. 4, they won’t just be picking among candidates who have bombarded them with TV ads and mailers for months now. They also will be voting on two possible amendments to the Illinois constitution — one dealing with victims’ rights and the other with voting rights.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Cops praised for heroism; pit bull attacks mail carrier Oct 24, 2014 5:19 AM
    How two Island Lake officers saved wounded deputies. Pit bull attacks mail carrier in Carpentersville. Child molester sentenced to 35 years. $1 million lottery ticket sold in Elmhurst. Teacher files lawsuit against District 300. Top skating stars at the Sears Centre. Bears offense lacks identity. Special Olympian rolls 300 game. Two-goal deficit too much for Hawks.

     
  • Suit: Teacher’s firing from Dist. 300 retaliatory Oct 23, 2014 8:28 PM
    A former first-grade teacher at a West Dundee school claims in a lawsuit she was fired after complaining that a special needs student was hurting other students and no one attempted to stop it. Jeanette Runge is suing Hampshire-based Community Unit District 300, the school board and Dundee Highlands Elementary Principal Patricia Schmidt, seeking damages under the state’s Whistleblower Act.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Joe Biden in Vernon Hills; Batavia police seek cop attacker Oct 23, 2014 5:50 AM
    Vice President Biden in Vernon Hills. Waukegan teachers strike continues. Batavia police looking for man who attacked officer. Carpentersville defies ruling to release post-traffic stop death details. Prospect Hts. man killed in Indiana crash. Long Grove man dies in crash. Prospect Hts. police save man from heroin overdose. Butler injury hopefully heals quick.

     
  • Report: Cause of suburban plane crash that killed 3 unknown Oct 23, 2014 4:17 PM
    A preliminary report says a small plane that crashed in the South suburbs was nearly vertical to the ground when it went down, killing three Kansas physicians.

     
  • Inmate charged with murder just before he was to be released Oct 23, 2014 4:25 PM
    On the day he was scheduled to leave prison after serving a five-year sentence for burglary, a suburban man found out he was charged in the stabbing death of a woman 12 years ago.

     
  • Officials rethink vote-counting after attorney general decree Oct 23, 2014 8:51 PM
    An Illinois attorney general’s opinion has election officials worried about delays in announcing results on Election Day if they can’t count early votes before polls close.

     
  • Search in serial killing case comes up empty Oct 23, 2014 8:47 PM
    Authorities who learned that a man who confessed to killing several women whose bodies were found in abandoned buildings in Indiana may have traveled to suburbs south of Chicago say their search of abandoned homes in the area has come up empty.

     
  • Quick start to early voting in suburbs Oct 22, 2014 7:33 PM
    Early voting is off to a fast start in the suburbs, with some counties reporting twice as many voters casting early ballots than during the 2010 gubernatorial election. Here's why...

     
  • Dawn Patrol: 2 passengers into O’Hare monitored; Biden in Vernon Hills Oct 22, 2014 6:09 AM
    Passengers flying into O'Hare quarantined with Ebola-like symptoms. Vernon Hills preparing for Vice President Joe Biden’s visit today. Lawsuit: Mom, daughter assaulted by clowns with sex toys at haunted house. Naperville police looking for person of interest in inappropriate contact case. Elk Grove Village police make arrest in bank robbery. Lombard synangogue vandalized. Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies. Hawks power their way to shutout win.

     
  • Griffin: Some residents taxed twice for sheriff patrols Oct 22, 2014 4:59 AM
    Taxpayers from unincorporated areas in four DuPage County townships are spending an extra $530,648 this year to pay for special sheriff's patrols. While voters approved paying for the special patrols more than two decades ago, some are questioning it since those costs will balloon over the next four years.

     
  • Gasoline prices below $3 in Kane, DuPage, Lake counties Oct 22, 2014 6:13 PM
    Gasoline prices at some spots in the Western suburbs are the lowest they have been in several years, dipping below $3 a gallon last week for 87 octane regular unleaded.

     
  • Suburban Cook County early voting off to strong start Oct 21, 2014 10:51 AM
    About 8,300 suburban Cook County voters cast ballots Monday, the first day of early voting, which Cook County Clerk David Orr called a “strong start.” “Monday’s impressive turnout demonstrated just how popular early voting has become,” Orr said.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Quinn, Rauner in feisty debate; how deputies’ lives saved Oct 21, 2014 5:58 AM
    Sheriff: Holiday Hills shooter ready to ‘finish off’ officers. Quinn, Rauner's final debate a feisty one. Hinsdale District 86 OKs teacher contract. Truck driver’s statements can be used in trial on I-88 crash. Early voting problems arise in Cook County suburbs. Aurora man dies in Naperville crash. Lombard doctor guilty of defrauding insurance companies. Abreu named top rookie.

     
  • Scheme to smuggle marijuana into jail uncovered Oct 21, 2014 6:30 PM
    A Cook County jail guard, a Chicago police dispatcher and three inmates have been charged in what federal authorities say was a scheme to stuff marijuana and other contraband into sandwiches to smuggle them into the jail.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Crystal Lake teen identified as crash victim; Bears lose again at home Oct 20, 2014 5:56 AM
    Crystal Lake teen identified as Lakewood crash victim; man found dead at wooded McHenry County crash scene; lawsuit says Elgin hair salon injured 7-year-old; Waukegan Dist. 60 classes canceled again because of strike; pit bulls, pinot and patriots in Long Grove; Bears’ offense out to lunch all day in ugly loss to Dolphins

     
  • Early voting problems arise in Cook County suburbs Oct 20, 2014 5:34 PM
    Problems were reported in the Northwest suburbs of Cook County on the first day of early voting Monday — including one case of a Republican candidate being unable to vote for himself or other members of his party on a touch screen. The other issue, which occurred at Arlington Heights village hall and a few other locations, involved the wrong signatures popping up for voters who came in to cast ballots.

     
  • Police: Elgin woman starved dog on apartment balcony Oct 20, 2014 2:09 PM
    A 24-year-old Elgin woman is accused of leaving two small dogs on her apartment balcony for a week, causing one of them to die of starvation. Tyquence M. Jude faces anywhere between probation and up to three years in prison for felony animal cruelty. Jude told police she "forgot" about the dogs while she went to Chicago for a week in early October.

     
  • Bill Clinton to address workers at Quinn rally Oct 19, 2014 3:31 PM
    Former President Bill Clinton will stop at a Chicago manufacturing plant to campaign for Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. Quinn’s campaign says Clinton will discuss Illinois’ economic “comeback” when he addresses workers and business and labor leaders Tuesday.

     
  • Lucas fills in details on Chicago museum Oct 19, 2014 3:05 PM
    George Lucas is filling in some details on his planned art and movie memorabilia museum, including how the California native settled on Chicago as a location over San Francisco. It was his wife’s idea.

     
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