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  • Chris Christie event in suburbs nearly sold out Feb 9, 2015 3:24 PM
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s planned visit to Rolling Meadows Thursday is set to break an attendance record for the Republican event he’ll headline. As of this morning, 850 people had registered to hear Christie speak at the Northwest Suburban Republican Lincoln Day Dinner at The Meadows Club.

  • Three more measles cases confirmed in Cook County Feb 10, 2015 7:05 AM
    Three more people in suburban Cook County have been diagnosed with measles, bringing the current total to eight, health officials said Monday afternoon. Seven of the cases are linked to a Palatine day care, where five infants contracted the disease last week and as many as 15 infants enrolled at the center were exposed.

  • Elgin man charged with fourth DUI Feb 10, 2015 5:37 AM
    An Elgin man who went to prison for fighting with emergency crews responding to a fire at his parents home in 2009 was arrested Sunday on DUI charges had a blood alcohol level of .24, police said. James R. Beavers Jr., 36, faces up to seven years in prison if convicted of his fourth DUI.

  • Dawn Patrol: Rauner speaks in Lombard; bed frame saves couple Feb 9, 2015 7:55 AM
    Rauner dismisses 'anti-union' criticism in Lombard; Bed frame saves couple after car crashes into S. Elgin home;Pure science = pure fun at Fermilab open house; Aurora men charged in shooting, standoff; Hampshire woman injured in fire remains in critical condition;Blackhawks score four, beat Blues;Blackhawks score four, beat Blues

  • Coffee shop-looking cafe casinos taking hold in suburbs Feb 9, 2015 5:35 AM
    The birth of video gambling in Illinois two years ago also spawned "cafe casinos" that have the look and feel of a coffee shop, but represent a growing share of the gambling income in the state. The quaint-looking venues with names like Dotty's and Betty's are a big business taking hold in the suburbs.

  • Dawn Patrol: Measles at Palatine day care; Rauner’s debatable phrase Feb 6, 2015 5:43 AM
    As many as 15 infants affected by Palatine measles cluster; lawmakers debate phrase from Rauner's speech; agents find $1.7 million of cocaine, heroin in Naperville man's apartment; Archbishop Cupich leaves big impression on students, staff at Carmel; Arlington Hts. crews clear snow for expectant parents; Versteeg encouraged by his progress.

  • No more confirmed measles cases in suburbs today Feb 6, 2015 9:44 PM
    After a brief scare Friday, measles in a Lake County illness was ruled out and health officials said there was no increase in the number of confirmed cases in the suburbs. Nevertheless, the regional response to Thursday’s confirmed return of a long-absent disease was swift and thorough.

  • Suburban cheerleading teams prep for state finals Feb 6, 2015 11:47 AM
    Suburban coaches say the routines that will be happening this weekend during the IHSA Competitive Cheerleading State Finals in Bloomington are "not your mom's cheerleading." Many of the teams have been practicing every day since June, and the competition gets fiercer each year. Watch our video.

  • Officials: As many as 15 infants affected by Palatine measles cluster Feb 6, 2015 5:09 PM
    At least five infants, and perhaps as many as 15, enrolled at a Palatine day care center have contracted measles, Cook County and state health officials announced Thursday. “There will be more cases,” Dr. Terry Mason, chief operating officer of the Cook County public health department, said Thursday. “This is a highly contagious disease.”

  • Dawn Patrol: Foster on opposing vaccines; Schaumburg apartment fire Feb 5, 2015 5:42 AM
    Barrington Hills candidates debate horse-boarding. Rep. Bill Foster: Opposing vaccines is wrong. Fire damages apartment garages in Schaumburg. Kane sheriff promises support for unsafe jail claim. Elgin man guilty of assault, faces at least 27 years in prison. 5 key questions facing the Blackhawks. Harden scores 27 points and the Rockets top Bulls 101-90.

  • Dawn Patrol: IDOT hired 1,765 despite Rauner freeze; gas prices up Feb 4, 2015 5:44 AM
    IDOT hired 1,765 after Rauner asked for freeze. Say goodbye to gas prices under $2 a gallon. Officials focusing on code violations at DuPage fairgrounds. 2 charged in Algonquin woman’s death. St. Francis receives major gift. 3 Arlington Heights residents lose $15,000 in scams. Palatine police arrest 20-year-old, two teens in car burglaries. Dubnyk has 24 saves as Wild beat Blackhawks.

  • Bitter cold and snow in today's forecast Feb 4, 2015 12:29 PM
    Temperatures will drop significantly this afternoon, from a high of 22 degrees during the day to 9 degrees below zero tonight, the National Weather Service is predicting.

  • Elgin man guilty of assaulting child, faces at least 27 years in prison Feb 4, 2015 4:50 PM
    An Elgin man faces a minimum of 27 years in prison after a Kane County jury convicted him of predatory criminal sexual assault. During the trial, prosecutors argued the Armando Vega, 51, assaulted a girl younger than 13 while she was sleeping on a couch at a relative's home. Vega. who knew his victim, will be sentenced March 13.

  • Dawn Patrol: Medical pot licenses issued; snowplow blade hurts 4 Feb 3, 2015 5:48 AM
    Snowplow blade slices vehicle, injuring 4. Three in DuPage die shoveling snow. Medical marijuana licenses issued. Residents seek an injunction over homeless housing plan near Lake Zurich. Park district's maintenance garage burns. North Aurora man sentenced to prison for child porn. Imrem: Super Bowl should have been in Chicago.

  • Northwest suburban police blotter Feb 3, 2015 1:00 PM
    Burglars broke open the rear door between 12:15 and 10:08 a.m. Jan. 16 at a restaurant at 760 W. Holiday Lane in Des Plaines, pried and cut open two safes and stole $4,050.

  • Up to 4 inches of snow after today, 1-2 inches Wednesday Feb 3, 2015 7:06 PM
    Parts of the suburbs could see as much as 4 inches of snow by time a system moving through the area is finished this evening, AccuWeather says.

  • Mount Prospect author captures the funny side of parenthood Feb 5, 2015 9:17 PM
    Mount Prospect resident Rick Kaempfer has turned the pitfalls of parenthood into a new book, "Father Knows Nothing," which takes a humorous look at the process of raising three boys. Kaempfer, a longtime Chicago writer and radio producer, owns local publishing house Eckhartz Press, which put out the book.

  • Videos: What people did after fifth-largest snowfall Feb 3, 2015 6:47 AM
    What did suburbanites do after the fifth largest snowfall event in Chicago history? Watch videos: Brandon Ruetsche, 14, of Mount Prospect found Melas Park perfect day for snowboarding. Letter carrier Pam Doll tried to deliver mail around Mundelein. And we captured some beautiful scenery.

  • Kirk, Dart announce arrests of 72 ‘johns’ Feb 2, 2015 5:41 PM
    U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk and Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart Monday announced the arrest of 72 Illinois people who bought sex. The arrests were made as part of a national sting to curb human trafficking.

  • More than 2,600 still without power after blizzard Feb 2, 2015 11:14 AM
    ComEd reports about 2,684 people were still without power following Sunday's blizzard, most in the south suburbs. The power is expected to be restored by 3 p.m. today. At one point during the storm, more than 50,000 people in the metropolitan Chicago area were without power.

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