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  • Dawn Patrol: Nybo takes Dillard’s seat; 22 years for Lombard stabbing Aug 7, 2014 6:53 AM
    Nybo sworn into state Senate. Chicago man gets 22 years in Lombard attempted murder. Services Friday for Long Grove adventurer. North Aurora motorcyclist hurt in crash. Lake in the Hills man accused of child porn. $1 million bail for Aurora man facing drug charges. QB Clausen claims veteran’s mentality. Adam Eaton hurt in Sox loss.

     
  • Appeals court rules against Bears on tax Aug 7, 2014 5:38 PM
    An Illinois appeals court says the Chicago Bears owe $4.1 million to Cook County in amusement taxes plus interest. A three-judge panel posted its ruling Thursday on the dispute between the football team and the county.

     
  • Cook County holds business workshop for veterans Aug 6, 2014 5:45 PM
    The Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs will host a resource workshop for veterans interested in information about owning a business and entrepreneurship opportunities. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, in the 4th floor conference room of the County Building, 118 N. Clark St., Chicago. It’s open to military veterans and their dependents.

     
  • Average public pension catching up to average salary Aug 6, 2014 5:03 AM
    The average pension for a retired public employee in Illinois is quickly approaching the average salary of those still working, a Daily Herald analysis shows. That doesn't bode well for the financial health of those retirement systems, some analysts say. “More and more people are making more in retirement than they did when they were working, and I just don't see how you can do that,” said David From, of Americans for Prosperity.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Mt. Prospect settles with inn; Walgreen staying put Aug 6, 2014 5:50 AM
    Mt. Prospect settles with Ye Olde Town Inn for $6.5 million. British report: Walgreen HQ to stay in U.S. County delays vote on ordinance, new horse racing regulations. Woodfield P.F. Chang’s on card data breach list. Hanover Park ‘getting close’ to deal with Hanover Square buyer. Man convicted of 2005 Aurora murder seeks juvenile court. Lombard cover band singer to be new lead singer of Kansas.

     
  • Woodfield Mall’s tax bill jumps 23 percent Aug 6, 2014 9:03 AM
    Woodfield Mall not only has one of the biggest tax bills in Cook County, it also saw the largest increase — a 23 percent jump to $23 million. The Schaumburg mall’s tax bill skyrocketed because of an increase in the shopping center’s market value, Cook County officials said.

     
  • Doctor sentenced for trading pills for sex Aug 5, 2014 5:34 PM
    A federal judge has sentenced a 40-year-old suburban doctor to nearly six years in prison for using a classified-ad site to trade prescription pills for sex.

     
  • Man convicted of 2005 Aurora murder seeks juvenile court Aug 5, 2014 4:37 PM
    A Sudanese immigrant whose 35-year prison sentence for fatally shooting an Aurora woman recently was overturned, wants his case returned to juvenile court — a move that theoretically could set him free. Garang Deng, formerly of Aurora and now 22, was 14 when prosecutors say he killed Marilyn Bethell, a substance abuse counselor in Hoffman Estates, on Halloween 2005.

     
  • Suburban Chicago officer sentenced for extortion Aug 5, 2014 6:07 AM
    A Lyons police officer has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for extorting more than $48,000 from targets of investigations into illegal cigarette sales. Jimmy J. Rodgers was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to extortion in May. The 44-year-old was a 14-year veteran of the Lyons Police Department and was assigned to a Food and Drug Administration task force. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Rodgers set up six fake transactions with suspected criminals in which he hand-cuffed them and stole their contraband and money. It says Rogers lied and concealed the scam. The FBI discovered the extortion when a confidential source recruited by Rogers reported his actions. Rodgers was also fined about $49,000 during sentencing.

     
  • Flooding causes major delays on Eisenhower Expressway Aug 5, 2014 6:33 AM
    Ponding continues in Des Plaines and other areas due to heavy rain overnight. The Eisenhower Expressway was shut down overnight due to flooding.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Man dies base jumping; OK for Elgin pot dispensary Aug 5, 2014 5:50 AM
    Long Grove man dies base jumping in Idaho. Elgin planners give OK for marijuana dispensary. Wheaton College among most sober schools. Summit woman guilty in Wheaton heroin death. Heart recipient thanks family. Former addict’s son dies of overdose. Bears coach not happy with TE.

     
  • Milwaukee District North train kills pedestrian Aug 4, 2014 9:03 PM
    An outbound Metra train on the Milwaukee District North Line struck and killed a pedestrian just before 5 p.m. between the Morton Grove and Golf stations, Metra officials said.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Driver hit by train to recover; Mandir marks 10 years Aug 4, 2014 5:53 AM
    Driver struck by train expected to recover; 10th anniversary celebration of Bartlett mandir; suburban libraries offer Netflix-style streaming service; fire displaces Elgin apartment residents; Sox bullpen hits new low in loss to Twins; Coghlan’s HR leads Cubs over Dodgers; new Bears defense eager to turn the page

     
  • West Chicago man faces charges after running onto Soldier Field Aug 4, 2014 7:04 AM
    A West Chicago man has been charged with feony criminal tresspass for jumping onto Soldier Field Saturday night during the Chicago Bears Family Fest, the Chicago Tribune reports.

     
  • Fewer students taking, passing new GED test Aug 4, 2014 5:17 AM
    Suburban counties have seen steep drops in the number of people taking GED exams in 2014. The test changed to an electronic version that is both more difficult and more expensive, experts say. Fewer people taking the exam may mean a larger pool of local residents with poor long-term job prospects. “Somebody is profiting significantly, and it's not our students and our state,” Regional Superintendent Leslie Schermerhorn said.

     
  • ATF investigating gun used by Tower Lakes man in Loop shooting Aug 1, 2014 7:49 PM
    The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is conducting an “urgent” trace to find out where Tower Lakes resident Tony DeFrances got the gun he used to shoot his boss and then himself at a downtown Chicago high-rise office building on Thursday.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Cyclist hit by train; burglary suspect charged in Elgin Aug 1, 2014 5:55 AM
    Cyclist killed by train in Des Plaines. Man accused of burglary, attempt on same Elgin street. Drug-induced homicide trial begins in Wheaton. POW memorial moved to O'Hare tollway oasis. Pitcher leaves Cubs with warm memories. Entering his 12th season, Bears LB Lance Briggs appreciates where he's at.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Body found in woods; same-sex engagement leads to firing Jul 31, 2014 5:50 AM
    Body found in Lake County forest preserve. Inverness church music director fired over same-sex engagment. Tree cutting sparks vandalism in Rolling Meadows. Construction worker hurt by falling concrete near Rosemont. Round Lake gang member sentenced. Aurora molester gets 15 years. Delle Donne could play tonight. Cubs keep dealing as deadline approaches.

     
  • Is your favorite restaurant meal on worst-calorie list? Jul 31, 2014 2:14 PM
    If you’re trying to eat healthy, what is the worst thing you could put in your mouth right now? Sadly, the answer may be some heavenly but calorie-laden meals at your favorite suburban restaurants. See which meals at local resturants make the Extreme Eating Awards list and how many calories you're downing when you indulge in gastrointestinal bliss.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Boy, rescuers reunite; Murder charge in punching death Jul 30, 2014 5:56 AM
    Boy, 9, reunites with Coast Guard rescuers. Palatine man charged with murder in punching death. Suspect arrested in Round Lake Beach shooting. Hoffman Estates man accused of firing at ex's new boyfriend. Man on motorized bike dies after hitting parked car in Waukegan. Three injured in Aurora home invasion. Illini hope for better days. Starlin Castro gives Cubs a 4-3 win in 16 innings.

     
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