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  • Cook County Board kills Schneider tax hike opposition plan Apr 1, 2015 2:37 PM
    The Cook County Board today pulled Commissioner Tim Schneider’s plan to oppose a property tax hike in its next budget. Schneider, a Bartlett Republican, is chairman of the Illinois Republican Party and top ally of Gov. Bruce Rauner, who has called for property tax freezes.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: What grand jury subpoenas seek from COD; Naperville couple stabbed Apr 1, 2015 8:58 AM
    Grand jury subpoenas seek COD records on Breuder, COD foundation board member. Naperville commits money to maintain public art. Man in custody after Naperville couple stabbed. Student with BB gun apprehended at Schaumburg H.S. No Campton Hills watering ban this summer. Aircraft din raising a ruckus in Chicago mayoral election. Barrington Hills to outsource emergency dispatching. Bears add competition at running back.

     
  • COD board’s $66.52-a-person meal cost dwarfs other colleges’ Apr 1, 2015 7:45 AM
    Seven suburban community colleges all charge taxpayers for the meals board members and senior administrators share together, but none come close to how College of DuPage leaders are eating tax dollars. COD leaders spent $66.52 per person during a 16-month stretch, more than double the average meal at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines and more than seven times what is spent at Harper College in Palatine.

     
  • Lake-Cook Road completely reopens after car hits utility pole near Schaeffer Road Apr 1, 2015 1:26 PM
    Lake-Cook Road has been completely reopened near Buffalo Grove after a car hit a utility pole, authorities said. Sgt. Curtis Gregory of the Lake County Sheriff's Office said the roadway was reduced to one lane in each direction at Schaeffer Road due to a property damage accident at 4:30 a.m. He said the roadway was shut down while crews fixed utility poles damaged in the crash.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Aurora mayor urges alderman to resign; Crystal Lake police hunt bank robber Mar 31, 2015 5:53 AM
    Aurora mayor urges alderman to resign. Volo woman faces federal charges in bank robbery case. Crystal Lake police search for bank robber. Elgin man gets 18 years on drugs, weapons charges. Blackhawks beat the Kings in a key game. Imrem says Baez demotion no surprise.

     
  • Constable: Juveniles need exit ramp on highway to prison Mar 31, 2015 6:40 AM
    Is this juvenile criminal courtroom the first stop on the highway to adult prison, or does it offer an exit ramp to a crime-free life?

     
  • Thursday last day to apply for mail-in ballot Mar 31, 2015 2:53 PM
    Thursday, April 2 is the last day to apply for a mail ballot for the April 7 suburban election. “Voters who want to take advantage of the opportunity to cast their ballots from the comfort of home, they need to act quickly," said Cook County Clerk David Orr on Tuesday.

     
  • Preckwinle calls Schneider’s tax proposal ‘ill-conceived and irresponsible’ Mar 31, 2015 6:31 PM
    Cook County Commissioner Timothy Schneider will introduce Wednesday a measure opposing any property tax increases in the county’s 2016 budget, a resolution board President Toni Preckwinkle slammed as “ill conceived and irresponsible.”

     
  • Three groups merge to create mega local hospice organization Mar 31, 2015 2:37 PM
    Three area hospice care providers announced today that they have entered into an agreement to merge into one agency which, when fully integrated, will become one of the largest nonprofit palliative and end-of-life care providers in the state.

     
  • Local winners named in You Be the Chemist Mar 30, 2015 9:43 AM
    More than 100 students from 35 middle schools in the suburban Chicago area participated in recent regional You Be the Chemist events in Des Plaines, Schaumburg and Lake Bluff.

     
  • Jogger uses pepper spray to fight off Busse Woods assailant Mar 30, 2015 5:03 PM
    A female jogger used pepper spray to fight off a man who attacked her Sunday evening as she ran through the Busse Woods forest preserve near Elk Grove Village, Cook County Sheriff’s police said Monday. According to a sheriff’s office spokeswoman, the woman reported that she was jogging near Grove #4, located just north of Higgins Road, shortly before 6:40 p.m. when the man attempted to sexually assault her.

     
  • The pluses, minuses of educators serving on school boards Mar 31, 2015 5:50 AM
    Does having elected board members with education industry experience mean better decisionmaking for a school district, or does it drive up taxes? It's a question some suburban voters may be asking when they head to the polls next week in districts where former teachers and administrators are on the ballot.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Final Four field is set; Elgin man loses arm Mar 30, 2015 5:55 AM
    Michigan State earns trip to Final Four; Duke back in Final Four after 66-52 win over Gonzaga; troubles grow for Campton Hills man accused of Geneva hospital assault; alternative schools experience March Madness; Elgin man loses arm after accident at Bartlett pasta plant; Trout has the tools to repeat as AL MVP; position players poised to make NL MVP bids

     
  • Officials provide legislative update in Rolling Meadows Mar 29, 2015 4:56 PM
    The League of Women Voters of the Palatine area is sponsoring a Legislative Update with seven local officials at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at the Rolling Meadows Library, 3110 Martin Lane, Rolling Meadows.

     
  • Cardinal George readmitted to Loyola University Medical Center Mar 28, 2015 2:19 PM
    Cardinal Francis George has been hospitalized again for treatment of “hydration issues and pain management,” an Archdiocese of Chicago spokeswoman said Saturday.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: CTA driver worked long hours before crash; FAA doesn’t allow solo shifts in cockpit Mar 27, 2015 9:48 AM
    Blue Line operator worked long hours before crash. Why FAA doesn't allow solo shifts in cockpit. Three injured when truck crashes into Big Rock Cafe. Wheeling man held without bail. Ex-Blackhawk fits in nicely with Wolves. Wisconsin hangs on in NCAA tournament. Who will Bulls' opponent be in first round of playoffs?

     
  • Editorial: Arlington Hts. nonprofit fights to save heroin addicts, one naloxone injector at a time Mar 27, 2015 1:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says Live 4 Lali in Arlington Heights is to be commended for getting naloxone into the hands of the true first responders to the heroin epidemic in the suburbs -- the friends and family members of addicts throughout Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Kane counties.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Quake near Lake in the Hills; student brings BB gun to school Mar 26, 2015 6:14 AM
    Earthquake reported near Lake in the Hills. Hinsdale South student brings BB gun to school. Carpentersville candidate admits lying. Police say Round Lake Beach man drove drunk with kids in car. Parents want to let kids skip tests. Panera to open in Carpentersville. Bulls pick up big win at Toronto.

     
  • Tollway sets higher speed limits, bucks state law Mar 26, 2015 7:29 PM
    Tollway leaders approved 60 to 65 mph speeds on local toll roads despite a backlash from supporters of a 70 mph law.

     
  • Kane fifth healthiest among state's counties Mar 27, 2015 5:49 AM
    Kane County cracks the list of the top five healthiest counties in the latest rankings by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. That's the best showing for the county since Barb Jeffers took over as executive director of the county's public health department.

     
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