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  • Schaumburg police warn of phony IRS scam Mar 9, 2015 5:06 PM
    Schaumburg police are warning of a potential scam involving people posing as IRS agents and seeking payment on taxes not owed. Authorities said several residents reported receiving calls from the IRS seeking bogus tax payments.

  • Legislators propose changes in bail bond charges Mar 9, 2015 6:38 PM
    A group of lawmakers is proposing legislation that would limit bail bond processing charges in Cook County. The proposal would cap at $100 the amount of bail bond money the clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County could keep for processing bail.

  • Cook County voter registration deadline is Tuesday Mar 9, 2015 10:41 AM
    The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming consolidated election April 7 is Tuesday, the office of Cook County Clerk David Orr said Monday. Suburban Cook County voters can verify their registration status by using the “Your Voter Information” tool at

  • Dawn Patrol: Bobcat sighting near Wauconda; Hawks shut out in OT Mar 9, 2015 5:51 AM
    Bobcat spotted near Wauconda. Suburban show choirs win big at Hersey. Elgin frying pan murder suspect still not fit for trial. LEGO fans piece together good time in Geneva. Turnovers too much for Bulls to overcome. Hawks shut out in OT against Rangers

  • Metra commute should be normal Tuesday, officials say Mar 9, 2015 10:37 PM
    A Metra train has derailed it will greatly impact tonight’s commute on three different lines: the North Central line, Milwaukee District North line and the Milwaukee District West line, Metra officials say.

  • After a long winter, a spring in our steps Mar 8, 2015 6:52 PM
    It may be too early for the shorts and bathing suits just yet, but there are signs that spring is on its way. It's still almost two weeks until the official start of spring, but this weekend seemed to mark the start of a transition, from the days of sledding and skating to those of jogging and, before long, baseball.

  • Dawn Patrol: Girl meets stem cell donor; fire victim died from fall Mar 6, 2015 5:49 AM
    Mt. Prospect girl meets her German stem cell donor; Rolling Meadows fire victim died from injuries in fall; Pedestrian killed by train near Round Lake; Witness describes stabbing death of Naperville teacher; Defense suggests Geneva death was accident, not murder; Marshall trade not likely to help Bears much.

  • Public takes advantage of free measles vaccination Mar 6, 2015 3:39 PM
    The Cook County Department of Public Health Friday held the first of two free measles vaccination clinics at a Palatine church in an effort to stop the recent outbreak of the disease at 15 confirmed cases. “Our concern is we continue to see the transmission of measles in this area of Cook County,” said Sean McDermott, director of policy development and communications for the department.

  • Elk Grove Village man charged with pimping Mar 6, 2015 2:23 PM
    Blake Steckel, 31, of Elk Grove Village, was arrested Thursday on pimping charges following a sting last month by the Cook County Sheriff's Office targeting prostitution.

  • Register now for InZone summer camps at Harper Mar 6, 2015 12:15 PM
    From cupcakes in the kitchen to concoctions in the chemistry lab, Harper College’s InZone summer enrichment and sports camp has had all the right components to create memorable summers for children ages 8 to 14 for more than a decade.

  • Dawn Patrol: Rolling Meadows fire kills 1; stabbing victim testifies Mar 5, 2015 11:44 AM
    1 dead in apartment building fire in Rolling Meadows. Naperville bar stabbing victim testifies to drinking, not recalling much. Vote cuts Kane sheriff budget by $1.5 million, with options for Kramer. Roselle parolee arrested on charges of selling heroin. Schaumburg man charged with selling meth. Fowler ready to be Cubs’ leading man.

  • County spay-neuter program extended through March Mar 4, 2015 4:35 PM
    Cook County’s annual partnership with private veterinarians to offer discounted spay and neuter services for pets has been extended through March.

  • Griffin: Rauner plan could cost suburbs 25% of reserves Mar 5, 2015 5:40 AM
    When Gov. Bruce Rauner suggested withholding half of the municipal share of income tax revenues to shore up state finances, he assumed towns could absorb the loss by dipping into reserves. But can they? An analysis of 90 suburbs shows most could turn to reserves -- but only in the first year of the state cutting their income tax share.

  • Dawn Patrol: Weather advisory until noon; Board opposes Rauner’s plan Mar 3, 2015 7:09 AM
    Weather advisory until noon. Arlington Hts. board passes resolution against local budget cuts. Mayors: Really 3 things in Rauner budget hurt suburbs. Crystal Lake police seek despondent teen. Lawmakers unveil aggressive plan to curb heroin use. Police say two Glendale Heights men robbed carload of people. Wrigley’s right-field bleachers may be delayed until June. Hawks make quick work of Hurricanes.

  • Dawn Patrol: $2,000 bongs targeted; an idea to honor Minoso, Banks Mar 2, 2015 5:53 AM
    Robbers target $2,000 bongs in St. Charles, police say. Bids come in for Maine West gym addition. Hundreds take icy plunge in Palatine. An idea to honor both Minnie Minoso and Ernie Banks. Hawks deny any team turmoil. Now Bulls leading scorer Jimmy Butler is injured

  • Vehicles could compare notes about hazards on I-90 Mar 2, 2015 7:22 PM
    The tollway hopes to test out 'Knight Rider' technology on its revamped I-90 corridor. The agency is partnering with an engineering firm to apply for a federal grant to turn I-90 into a laboratory for "connected cars" that talk to each other.

  • Winter weather advisory in effect until noon, then rain and sleet to follow Mar 3, 2015 10:51 AM
    A winter weather advisory remains in effect and snowfall is starting accumulate in the Chicago suburbs. The advisory is set to expire at noon today, but not before it's anticipated to deposit between 1 and 2 inches of snow in the suburban area. The snow is expected to move on as temperatures climb to 37 degrees this afternoon, then switch over to rain and sleet.

  • We missed big snow, but wintry mess heading our way Mar 2, 2015 7:43 AM
    A winter storm moving across Illinois brought as much as 8 inches of snow to central parts of the state. But the Chicago area is just continuing to deal with cold and then a wintry mess that will come late Monday into Tuesday.

  • Dawn Patrol: Sleepy I-88 trucker convicted; MCC student killed Feb 27, 2015 5:55 AM
    Trucker found guilty of most charges in fatal I-88 crash. Elgin man charged in break-ins. MCC student killed in crash with commuter train. Farnham sentencing won’t be delayed despite illness. Fire destroys van in Palatine. Island Lake cop gets new $60,000-a-year-job. Rose’ future unknown after surgery.

  • Dawn Patrol: Fatal crash slows trains; trucker’s trial could end today Feb 26, 2015 5:53 AM
    Fatal accident, other problems slow commute on Metra. Important ruling today in trucker's trial. School bus rolls over in Lindenhurst. Another measles case in Cook County. Newly discovered film footage shows horrors of Eastland disaster. Thibodeau says Rose's injury is unfair.

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