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  • Voters can apply online for mail ballots for Nov. 4 election Aug 18, 2014 3:00 PM
    Suburban Cook County voters may now apply online for mail ballots for the Nov. 4, 2014 General Election, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced.

  • $1.5 million bail for Elgin man charged in string of robberies Aug 18, 2014 1:05 PM
    A judge set bail at $1.5 million for an Elgin man arrested and charged with robberies at Aldi and Family Dollar in June and August. Michael L. Taylor, 52, was on parole after being released from prison in January after serving half of a 10-year sentence for a 2009 aggravated robbery in downstate Sangamon County. He also has served time in prison for seven previous felony convictions ranging from burglary to possession of a stolen automobile dating back to 1979.

  • Veteran project promotes awareness through artwork Aug 16, 2014 7:00 AM
    Navy veteran Michael Woods, 32, of Huntley knows how difficult it is to transition from the military back to civilian life. To bring awareness to what many soldiers experience during that transition, Woods partnered with Veronica Juncer of Mount Prospect to jumpstart a project that showcases veteran-related artwork.

  • Dawn Patrol: U-46 interim leaders; Man accused of abducting kids sought Aug 15, 2014 6:14 AM
    Zion man accused of abducting kids sought. Elgin U-46 names interim leaders Kenneth Arndt and Tony Sanders. Term limits will not be on Arlington Heights ballots. Where to go for help after Robin Williams' death. Suggestions to 'change the culture' of downtown Naperville. Bears rally to win.

  • Authorities: Man wore burqa disguise to rob ATM Aug 15, 2014 5:20 PM
    Authorities say a security guard donned a burqa to disguise himself as he stole $168,000 from a suburban ATM this week. The allegations against 31-year-old Gildardo Lopez Jr. of Chicago and an accomplice are spelled out in a criminal complaint filed Friday. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the filing says authorities arrested Lopez Thursday outside a Chase Bank in La Grange. It says he was dressed in the all-concealing garment worn by some Muslim women and carrying a suitcase full of cash. The complaint says Lopez had been hired to service the ATM and then boasted of the planned theft to an informant. He also planned to escape to the Dominican Republic and buy a home there, authorities say. It wasn’t immediately clear if Lopez had an attorney.

  • Jewel-Osco offers help to consumers after data breach Aug 15, 2014 7:05 PM
    The parent company of Itasca-based Jewel-Osco said its consumer data was breached and is offering consumers a way to check their data. AB Acquisition LLC said it learned of the criminal breach to obtain credit and debit card payment information in some of its stores, including in the Chicago suburban area. “There is so much hacking out there, it’s become a joke,” one customer said.

  • ‘Mama’s boy’ Mr. T does jury duty in Rolling Meadows Aug 16, 2014 11:37 AM
    Mr. T held court outside the Rolling Meadows courthouse Friday where the television and film star was assigned jury duty. “I pity the criminals today,” said the Chicago resident, who was designated an alternate juror for a trial scheduled for Friday afternoon. Then he called himself an “old-fashioned mama’s boy” and encouraged young people to listen to their mothers.

  • Dawn Patrol: Support for gay ex-church staffer; AWOL firms blasted Aug 14, 2014 6:01 AM
    Ex-music director of Inverness church finds big support at meeting; Rep. Duckworth blasts firms that leave U.S.; $100,000 fire in Schaumburg;c community alert for Round Lake Park; $16 million upgrade for Addison golf course?

  • Police looking for driver who fled Elgin-O’Hare Expressway crash Aug 14, 2014 11:10 PM
    A police search continues for a driver who caused an accident that injured two construction workers early Thursday morning on the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway, authorities said. The unidentified driver was headed westbound about 4 a.m. when he struck the two men, who were standing outside of a parked construction vehicle on the left shoulder.

  • State agency is ignoring salary database law Aug 13, 2014 5:21 AM
    An Illinois law requiring the state to keep a salary database of most local government employees is being disregarded because no money was every appropriated to pay for it. Department officials claim they were never given funding to create the database and so didn't have to. “It's nice to know these progressive bills we pass to increase transparency are being ignored,” said Susan Garrett, a former Democratic state senator from Lake Forest.

  • Suit: Arlington Hts. facility ignored rules, training Aug 13, 2014 7:39 PM
    A Carpentersville man is suing Clearbrook, a not-for-profit agency that serves developmentally disabled people, arguing he was fired in retaliation for questioning what he says is the facility's practice of disregarding training and state requirements. Darren Buchanan seeks unspecified damages and lost wages after his termination in March from the Mozart House in Arlington Heights.

  • Dawn Patrol: District 87 taking policy feedback; Sun City cleanup Aug 13, 2014 5:55 AM
    Glenbard District 87 taking feedback on athletic code. Screen, stage actress Lauren Bacall dies at 89. Chicago man gets life in prison for 1994 murder of Waukegan store owner. Sun City lake cleanup underway; thousands of fish killed. Missing Elgin man has been found. Hoffman Estates man pleads guilty to beating mother. Former Elgin, South Elgin police chief dies at 88. Bears' Miller happy to find he still belongs.

  • Developer buys ex-Dominick’s distribution site Aug 13, 2014 10:56 AM
    Chicao-based Bridge Development Partners has purchase a 55-acre business park that was used by the former Dominick’s grocery chain in Northlake.

  • Dawn Patrol: Robin Williams as healer; Parents debate suspensions Aug 12, 2014 5:47 AM
    Dann Gire on Robin Williams as healer for Christopher Reeve. Packed Dist. 87 meeting: Not all against athlete suspensions. Jelly Belly production leaving North Chicago. Illini 4000 bike journey completed by Naperville woman. Police search for suspect in bank shooting. Mount Prospect suspends liquor license of Blues Bar. Bears special teams not so special in preseason opener.

  • Rollover crash in South Barrington injures woman Aug 12, 2014 1:55 PM
    A rollover crash at Algonquin and Barrington roads in South Barrington sent one person to the hospital this morning, authorities said. Police have reopened the eastbound lane of Palatine Road at Algonquin Road in in South Barrington after the 5:30 a.m. crash.

  • Dawn Patrol: Crash victim identified; Bears’ Bennett returns Aug 11, 2014 5:54 AM
    Crystal Lake man killed in Lake in the Hills crash; Naperville triathlon draws first-timers and veteran competitors; McHenry prosecutor up for anti-DUI honor; musical parade a highlight of Gurnee Days; Bears lift suspension; latest auto racing tragedy impossible to comprehend; Gillaspie making some noise for Sox; Cubs’ front office steps on the accelerator

  • Quinn signs Pace shoulder-riding program into law Aug 11, 2014 8:07 PM
    Legislation that allows a suburban Chicago bus agency’s vehicles to ride on the shoulders of a major roadway is now law. Gov. Pat Quinn signed a plan on Monday that makes Pace’s “Bus on Shoulders” pilot program permanent.

  • Dawn Patrol: Delays on Metra BNSF; teen gets 90 days for fatal DUI Aug 8, 2014 6:34 AM
    Metra BNSF riders can expect longer commute; Barrington Hills teen gets 90 days for fatal DUI crash; term limits may be on Arlington Hts. ballot in November; police seek public's help finding Elgin man; sales of Kennedy gold coin at Rosemont convention suspended; McIlvaine seeks extension stemming from 1975 project; Cloudy start to the morning with temperatures climbing to 75 degrees this afternoon.

  • Schaumburg man charged in Chicago gang drug bust Aug 8, 2014 6:13 AM
    A Schaumburg man was one of 35 people swept up in multijurisdictional drug bust that netted several guns, hundreds of grams of drugs and more than $10,000 in cash, federal prosecutors announced. Arturo Lara, 54, is one of 15 people arrested in the investigation facing state drug charges.

  • Ex-North Chicago police officer, son sentenced for murder Aug 8, 2014 4:43 PM
    A former North Chicago police officer and his son who were found guilty in the death of the father’s mistress were sentenced to lengthy prison terms.

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