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  • How to build I-290 bridge with 80,000 cars a day? Sep 2, 2014 3:21 PM
    Building a bridge is a serious undertaking, especially when it’s going up in an area that sees more than 80,000 vehicles drive through each day. Yes, the work is creating some traffic headaches, but even tired commuters are likely to wonder a bit when they drive by — how do they do that?

  • Four Boy Scout councils consolidating to increase membership, donations Aug 31, 2014 6:37 AM
    A plan to consolidate four Chicago area Boy Scout councils is underway. "The purpose to doing this is to enable us to have more funds and more of an intelligent use of our resources to bring more kids to programs and bring in demographic areas where we’re underserving and make programming bigger and better,” said Mike Duffee, area president.

  • How do you build I-290 bridge with 80,000 cars a day? Sep 1, 2014 2:49 PM

    By Matt Arado

    Building a bridge is a serious undertaking, especially when it’s going up in an area that sees more than 80,000 vehicles drive through each day. Yes, the work is creating some traffic headaches, but even tired commuters are likely to wonder a bit when they drive by — how do they do that?

  • Monument dedicated at Burr Oak Cemetery Aug 29, 2014 4:40 PM
    A monument has been dedicated at a South suburban cemetery that was the site of grave desecration scandal uncovered in 2009. Gov. Pat Quinn and Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart were among those in attendance Friday at an unveiling at Alsip’s Burr Oak Cemetery.

  • Two firefighters help rescue driver, 15 passengers in O’Hare bus crash Aug 29, 2014 9:10 PM
    Two Chicago firefighters headed to work Friday morning helped rescue a shuttle bus driver and 15 passengers after the bus struck a concrete barrier near the terminal at O’Hare International Airport. “It was kind of surreal,” said Robert Gembala, one of the firefighters. “The bus was just going straight into the barrier and you saw steam and smoke come out of the front of the bus and fluids were all over the ground."

  • Dawn Patrol: Family wants answers on traffic stop death; Buffalo Grove Days Aug 29, 2014 6:00 AM
    Family of Carpentersville man who died after traffic stop wants answers. Buffalo Grove Days opens. Prosecutor testifies about Schaumburg hotel attack. Cyclist hit by car in Arlington Heights. Prep football begins tonight.

  • Dawn Patrol: Three fires in St. Charles; Libertyville to reconsider gambling Aug 28, 2014 5:47 AM
    St. Charles firefighters battle three fires in one day. Libertyville to reconsider video gambling ban. Waukegan robberies linked to others, police say. Joseph Academy closes DuPage location. Naperville man killed in crash. Palatine man pleads not guilty in one-punch death. Bank exec appointed to Libertyville board. New Cubs outfielder homers in first MLB at-bat.

  • Dawn Patrol: Man killed by train; No tollway speed limit increase Aug 27, 2014 6:03 AM
    Metra train strikes, kills man in Des Plaines. Quinn: No speed limit increase in the suburbs. Elk Grove Village officials: No tarps or blankets at next summer’s concerts. Pierotti: I was surprised DuPage forest exec director was let go. Algonquin man arrested on heroin-related charges. Prosecutors: Deng should stand trial for 2005 Bethell murder. Roskam talks tax reform, health care, immigration in St. Charles. Bears’ Lynch out to make most of final opportunity.

  • Chicago gives Jackie Robinson West champions heroes' welcome Aug 27, 2014 4:10 PM
    A parade and rally worthy of national champions has come to a close in Chicago as the city celebrates the Jackie Robinson West All Stars. The all-black team claimed the U.S. title in the Little League World Series. Thousands turned out for a rally in the city's showcase Millennium Park. “I feel like a celebrity," outfielder Darion Radcliff said as he posed for photos.

  • Schakowsky: House GOP to blame for gridlock Aug 27, 2014 9:19 PM
    Incumbent Democratic Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky said she is pushing for an increase of the federal minimum wage and believes the nation's intelligence community was caught offguard by the rise of new terror groups in Iraq recently. She made these statements during an endorsement interview with the Daily Herald's editorial board.

  • Dawn Patrol: Suburbanite wins Emmy; grandson charged in murder Aug 26, 2014 5:42 AM
    Suburban native wins Emmy for ‘Modern Family.’ Grandson charged in slaying of 85-year-old East Dundee woman. Arlington Heights picks developer for Golf Road site. Lake Zurich District 95 puts new heat policy into effect on first day. Elgin man exposes himself outside school, police say. Two Elgin High students charged with bringing pellet gun to school.

  • Severe thunderstorm warning for Cook, Lake counties expires Aug 26, 2014 11:29 AM
    A severe thunderstorm warning issued for northwestern Cook and Lake counties was allowed to expire at 10:45 a.m., according the National Weather Service. The line of storms that prompted the warning weakened and no longer posed a serious threat, the weather service said.

  • Dawn Patrol: Hot, oppressive today; Chicago cheers Little Leaguers Aug 25, 2014 5:47 AM
    Near-record heat (that will feel even worse) expected today. Chicago celebrates its Little-Leaguers. Carpentersville man who died after traffic stop recalled. Aurora University student charged with sexual abuse. Jimmy Clausen gets the Bears backup QB job.

  • 2 men face charges in Harvey standoff Aug 22, 2014 6:49 AM
    Two men have been charged in connection with a 20-hour standoff this week in Harvey that police say began as a robbery attempt. The Chicago Sun-Times cites the Cook County state’s attorney’s office in reporting that the men were charged Thursday night with attempted murder, home invasion, kidnapping and sexual assault. The newspaper said one was a convicted murderer who was on electronic home monitoring as a condition of his parole. The two were expected to appear in bond court Friday. The standoff began Tuesday afternoon when police in Harvey responded to a report of a possible home burglary. Two officers were wounded in an initial exchange of gunfire, and the suspects barricaded themselves inside the home with eight hostages — two women and six children.

  • Dawn Patrol: Vigil held for slain baby; Flash flood warning Aug 22, 2014 6:26 AM
    Slain 5-month-old Zion boy recalled at vigil; attorney says abuse suit against cleared priest "is alive"; College of DuPage trustee censured; Do you have money in old I-PASS account?; Anti-bullying campaign gets boost from senator, former Bear; Chicago Little Leaguers win; Bears play Seahawks tonight

  • Heavy overnight rains close roads across suburbs Aug 22, 2014 9:07 AM
    A flash flood warning was issued for portions of Cook, Lake and DuPage counties this morning due to heavy rains that fell overnight, meteorologists say. Over a 24-hour period, Morris said, areas in DuPage County eclipsed 5 inches of rain and parts of Cook County had more than 4 inches.

  • Cardinal George to get experimental cancer drug Aug 22, 2014 4:23 PM
    The Archdiocese of Chicago says Cardinal Francis George is trying an experimental drug to treat his cancer. The archdiocese issued a statement Friday saying that the 77-year-old George has agreed to participate in a clinical trial at the University of Chicago Medicine. Officials say the drug may activate cells in the immune system so they can attack cancer cells. The archdiocese says George is continuing treatment at Loyola University Medical Center, and that he’s maintaining his regular work schedule. George said early this year that he believes the cancer eventually will take his life. He survived bladder cancer eight years ago and was diagnosed with cancer in 2012. George has been the spiritual leader of Chicago’s more than 2 million Roman Catholics since 1997.

  • Could online voter registration affect election outcome? Aug 21, 2014 11:25 PM
    Illinoisans started registering to vote online for the first time in June, and the daily tally of applications is beginning to grow. About 100 people apply every day now, and Illinois Board of Elections Executive Director Rupert Borgsmiller expects that to keep growing ahead of the Oct. 7 deadline to register to vote on Nov. 4.

  • Dawn Patrol: UBERx driver sued over crash; Cubs game resumes today Aug 21, 2014 5:55 AM
    Giants’ rain-delay protest upheld; Cubs game will conclude today. Crash forces evacuations in Hoffman Estates. Deceased cabbie’s son sues UberX driver. Archdiocese clears former Schaumburg pastor of abuse. Metra could get extra RTA money for improvements. Wauconda merchants upset about event parking.

  • Heavy rain falling over DuPage County; western suburbs Aug 21, 2014 8:00 AM
    Thunderstorms are producing heavy rainfall totals over aras in the western suburbs, meteorologists from the National Weather Service said. Westmont and Lisle have recorded about an inch-and-a-half of rain since 3 a.m., while Naperville has recorded about 1.2-inches. Meteorologists said storms will linger until about 11 a.m., this disperse, but return this afternoon into this evening.

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