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  • West Dundee man indicted in business fraud scheme Dec 4, 2014 11:41 AM
    Two men, including one from West Dundee, have been indicted on federal fraud charges alleging they bilked 125 business owners nationwide out of $2 million. Federal prosecutors said Alberto B. Colon, 46, of West Dundee, and a Virginia attorney named Artemio Rivera, 56, are facing an array fraud charges involving their defunct Hoffman Estates real estate business.

  • Griffin: How cautious budgeting helps keep taxes higher Dec 3, 2014 5:11 AM
    Several suburban home rule communities have real estate transfer taxes that are intended to lift some of the tax burden from property owners. However, despite increases in recent years, most municipalities are significantly underestimating transfer tax revenues, which isn't having the desired effect of reducing other tax levies.

  • Dawn patrol: Cab crashes into man’s bed; I-90 worker hurt on Fox River Dec 2, 2014 5:51 AM
    Cab crashes through Glendale Heights home, pinning resident to the bed. Fans thank George W. Bush for service at signing. Construction worker critically injured on Fox River barge. New Kane sheriff follows in father’s footsteps. Cook County files suit against Wells Fargo. Batavia discusses leaf removal, drainage costs. Study: Prep football alters brains even without concussions.

  • Cook County accuses Wells Fargo of predatory lending Dec 2, 2014 8:48 AM
    Cook County officials filed suit against Wells Fargo alleging that the company’s predatory and discriminatory lending practices led to the foreclosure crisis in Cook County and elsewhere.

  • Dawn Patrol: 80 Oakton teachers could lose jobs; Palatine stabbing Dec 1, 2014 6:00 AM
    80 Oakton Community College teachers could lose their jobs over pensions; former Joe Walsh aide takes criticism for criticizing Obama daughters; Palatine police believe latest stabbing unrelated to others; Waubonsie Valley cafeteria manager accused of stealing $50,000.

  • 10 things you may have missed this weekend Dec 1, 2014 5:30 AM
    10 things you may missed this weekend: Community colleges fighting enrollment drops, "Santa Buck" of Huntley missed, Palatine woman stabbed while jogging, Buffalo Grove's proposed "downtown," Naperville city council candidates confident despite late bill payments, Elgin might restrict ride-sharing.

  • Some call security line literally a mile long at Midway Nov 30, 2014 6:25 PM
    Thanksgiving travel took its toll at Chicago’s Midway International Airport, creating unusually long security lines particularly early Sunday morning. travelers were tweeting pictures of the corridors in the airport jammed with people, luggage in tow. Some called it a mile long; journalist Denise Whitaker of KOMO 4 in Seattle said she mapped the line at 1.2 miles long.

  • Dawn Patrol: Bears lose; what’s after Black Friday? Nov 28, 2014 5:45 AM
    The Bears-Lions game was a turkey. People went shopping. A Campton Hills house was damaged by a fire early Thursday morning. And small, local businesses are urging people to remember them, on Small Business Saturday. Overcast with flurries make for a chilly start to Black Friday.

  • Add tweets, posts to tools of the new Black Friday trade Dec 3, 2014 5:03 AM
    Shoppers loaded with print advertisements and seeking discounts on Black Friday can have extra tools at their disposal by reaching for their smartphones. Retail experts say Twitter and Facebook are the leading social media sites for businesses to keep their brands before customers or to interact with them.

  • No charges in death of Carpentersville man after arrest; video released Nov 26, 2014 5:08 AM
    Kane County State's Attorney Joseph McMahon will not pursue any charges against the Carpentersville officers who arrested Joshua Paul hours before he died of internal bleeding at an Elgin hospital. Carpentersville Director of Public Safety Al Popp said video of the arrest exonerates the two officers, both of whom are 10-year veterans of the department and have been on active duty since Paul's death.

  • Dawn Patrol: Thanksgiving travel tips; Man gets 24 years in fatal crash Nov 26, 2014 5:40 AM
    Thanksgiving travel tips for picture-perfect reunions. $2 million bail for Ingleside teen accused in police chase. Mundelein man gets 24 years for causing fatal 2012 crash. Lindenhurst man killed in crash on Route 120 near Lakemoor. Obama takes on Chicago hecklers over immigration policy. Elgin continues to test police cameras in light of Ferguson. Lions’ defense big challenge for Bears.

  • Suburban police take lessons on diversity, communication from Ferguson Nov 26, 2014 8:36 AM
    As tempers continue to flare in Ferguson, Mo., over the death of Michael Brown and a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who shot him, the controversy has several suburban officials discussing what can be done to prevent such a tragedy here. “Transparency, open communication and trust between the community and local police are paramount,” said Round Lake Park Police Chief George Filenko.

  • Dawn Patrol: Protests in Chicago after Ferguson cop not indicted Nov 25, 2014 5:39 AM
    Grand jury doesn’t indict Ferguson cop. Naperville bar security to get more training. FAA avoids taking blame, suggests changes after Aurora sabotage. Teen critically injured in Gurnee crash. Suburbs see slight snow accumulation. Rose, Gasol return in win.

  • Cook Coounty clerk adds suburban filing locations for school candidates Nov 25, 2014 11:36 AM
    The Cook County Clerk’s office is setting up four locations in the city of Chicago and the suburbs for school board candidates in the April 7 election to submit their nominating petitions when the filing period begins Dec. 15. Under a new state law, school board hopefuls must file for candidacy through their county clerk rather than at their school district’s office.

  • Dawn Patrol: Snow on the way; Bears beat Bucs 21-13 Nov 24, 2014 6:07 AM
    Gusty winds, snow expected in some suburbs today; more than 30 horses reported dead in Crystal Lake-area barn fire; Ppolice: Elgin man fleeing cops ends up in Fox River; new Des Plaines police dog helps recover $30,000 in drug money; faiths unite to celebrate in Buffalo Grove; turnovers boost Bears over Bucs, 21-13

  • Missing Hoffman Estates girl found in Mount Prospect Nov 24, 2014 11:18 AM
    A missing 12-year-old girl from Hoffman Estates has been found at a friend's house in Mount Prospect, according to authorities. Police said they believe Jordan Sumlin ran away on Saturday. She was found uninjured.

  • Suburbs see slight snow accumulation Nov 24, 2014 7:43 PM
    Gusting winds and small snow accumulations Monday afternoon created some delays at airports and a smattering of crashes throughout the suburbs, including two in Gurnee that sent nine people to area hospitals.

  • Churches, organizations offer free Thanksgiving meals to people in need Nov 23, 2014 2:59 PM
    Churches, restaurants and service organizations in the suburbs give the lonely, the elderly, the poor, the homeless and those in military service camaraderie and a great meal to be thankful for on our uniquely American holiday of Thanksgiving. Read about these giving people and organizations in our community and be thankful for them.

  • Other groups offering a free Thanksgiving dinner Nov 23, 2014 7:00 AM
    Some churches, restaurants and service organizations treat Thanksgiving as a chance to give the lonely, the elderly, the poor, the homeless and those in military service camaraderie and a meal to be thankful for. Here’s a look at a few of the other groups serving a free meal on this special day.

  • Thanksgiving tradition grows at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Hawthorn Woods Nov 23, 2014 7:00 AM
    After their Thanksgiving celebrations thinned as relatives died or moved on, Dean and Susan Stewart took a different approach. “We started it with people who didn't have traditional Thanksgiving dinners anymore and it started snowballing,” said Dean Stewart. This Thanksgiving, the couple will host the 8th annual feast at St. Matthew Church, 24500 N. Old McHenry Road, Hawthorn Woods. Dinner is open to all and participation has more than tripled since its inception to about 100 diners.

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