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  • Dawn Patrol: Mom dies saving boy; Traffic problems on eastbound I-90 Jul 25, 2014 7:15 AM
    Mundelein teen gets second chance at play tonight; Arlington Hts. mom dies saving boy in Wisconsin lake; Bensenville community rallying to help grieving family; McHenry man charged with murder; Fremd graduate killed in California motorcycle crash; missing Palatine man found in California; Bears start training camp today; Arlington trainer Catalano hospitalized with pneumonia.

     
  • Cook County to get $4.7 million for construction Jul 25, 2014 7:35 AM
    Cook County is getting more than $4.7 million from the state for construction projects, including new roofs for buildings at area colleges.In a news release, Gov. Pat Quinn’s office says the projects — funded by the governor’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program — include physical education and library buildings at Northeastern Illinois University.

     
  • Hospitality expo expands to Southwest suburbs Jul 25, 2014 7:52 AM
    Hundreds of people attended the first Chicago Southwest Hospitality Expo Thursday at the Tinley Park Convention Center. The Daily Herald Business Ledger hosted the expo in an effort to highlight the hospitality industry and inform guests about what the area has to offer. The event, with 60 exhibitors and more than 600 registered attendees, joins two other successful hospitality expos that the Business Ledger holds in the fall.

     
  • Cook County to cut buildings’ carbon emissions Jul 24, 2014 9:04 AM
    Cook County buildings will be getting greener.The county’s Board of Commissioners has approved an ordinance aimed at making public buildings more energy efficient — with the goal of sharply cutting greenhouse gases emitted by county-owned buildings.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Boy killed in fire; gentleman’s club sued over drowning Jul 24, 2014 5:56 AM
    A 4-year-old boy died in a fire in Bensenville; family of drowned Elk Grove Village man sues gentleman's club; giant wooden soldier dismantled in St. Charles; Carpentersville woman accused of violating probation on murder plea; Palatine police seek missing ill man.

     
  • Quinn backs county ballot measure on gun laws Jul 24, 2014 2:22 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn has thrown his support behind a Cook County ballot measure that asks voters to weigh in on Illinois gun laws. The Democrat called on county residents Thursday to support tougher gun laws through what he called “the power of the ballot box.”

     
  • Man held in 1992 strangling death of Niles West student Jul 24, 2014 7:21 PM
    More than two decades after the strangling death of a Niles West student, a 71-year-old man was arrested in California in connection with the case, authorities in Illinois said Thursday. The mother of 15-year-old victim David Chereck tells the Chicago Sun-Times she got a call Wednesday from Cook County investigators.

     
  • Lobbying activity falls to 4-year low in Cook County Jul 24, 2014 7:56 PM
    Lobbyists were paid almost $1.2 million for reaching out to officials in Cook County during the first half of 2014, but lobbying activity during that six-month period was the lowest in four years, according to Cook County Clerk David Orr.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Grayslake Central teen honored; warrant issued in Elgin stabbing Jul 23, 2014 5:42 AM
    Friends honor Grayslake teen who drowned. Warrant issued for Elgin man accused of stabbing wife. DuPage leaders on federal West Chicago thorium cleanup funds: 'Pay it now.' Police searching for Oswego home invasion suspects. Northwest Community looks to add rehab facility. Elgin teen who accosted woman on trail gets probation. Who knew Maddux would be such a freak?

     
  • Duran Duran suing Glenview-based fan club company Jul 23, 2014 4:09 PM
    The 1980s pop band Duran Duran is suing a Glenview-based fan club management company, saying it breached its contract by not sending promised revenue to the band. The lawsuit, filed last Friday in Cook County circuit court, says Worldwide Fan Clubs Inc. agreed in 2010 to create and manage the band’s fan club.

     
  • HandsOn Suburban Chicago seeks volunteer tutors Jul 22, 2014 12:09 PM
    HandsOn Suburban Chicago, a nonprofit 501(c)3 agency based in Arlington Heights, will continue after-school tutoring programs in Wheeling Township Elementary District 21 and Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 for the 2014-2015 school year.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Teen’s body found in Third Lake; no to U-46 charter Jul 22, 2014 5:54 AM
    Grayslake Central student's body found in Third Lake; police say speeding truck plowed into cars on I-55; U-46 board rejects Elgin charter school proposal; police say man stabbed woman in Elgin; Mount Prospect man identified as Fox River drowning victim; driver's blood alcohol was .142 in Naperville quarry deaths; Sale helps Sox beat Royals

     
  • Policy council coming for Cook forests Jul 22, 2014 4:34 PM
    Forest Preserves of Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle introduced an ordinance Tuesday that will create a Conservation and Policy Council. In February, the county adopted the Next Century Conservation Plan to guide the Forest Preserves for the next 100 years.

     
  • Chance of storms tonight, then it gets cooler Jul 22, 2014 7:10 PM
    After temperatures hit 90 earlier today, the National Weather Service is saying we’ll have a chance of storms tonight, perhaps as soon as 9 p.m. The weather service has issued no warnings this evening, and rain is not certain. It says there’s a 40 percent chance in the suburbs.

     
  • Elgin teen who accosted woman on trail gets probation Jul 22, 2014 7:13 PM
    A 19-year-old man was sentenced to 18 months probation after admitting to accosting of a woman walking on the Fox River Trail. As part of a plea agreement reached last week, Ulises C. Bibriescas, of the 500 block of Raymond Street, Elgin, also must pay $2,090 in fines and fees. He was arrested on April 25 on misdemeanor charges he slapped the buttocks of a 45-year-old woman from Elgin as she walked along the Fox River Trail in South Elgin.

     
  • Officials share tips for staying safe in the water Jul 24, 2014 10:19 PM
    Personal floattation devices should always be worn by swimmers - no matter how experienced - if they want to jump in the middle of a lake from a boat, says the head of dive rescue team for Lake and Mchenry counties.

     
  • Eight suburban drownings in 2014 Jul 25, 2014 12:26 AM
    Personal floattation devices should always be worn by swimmers - no matter how experienced - if they want to jump in the middle of a lake from a boat, says the head of dive rescue team for Lake and Mchenry counties.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Naperville crash victims remembered; man dies in Fox River Jul 21, 2014 8:01 AM
    Naperville quarry crash victims remembered for humor, confidence; man dies while swimming in Fox River; shocked neighbors recall East Dundee murder victim; Fox Lake man killed in motorcycle crash; fair brings sights, sounds of rural days back to Kane County; former Woodstock streets employee gets diversion program for rock salt theft; tackling 5 key questions about the Bears defense; White Sox again show their bad side

     
  • Air quality alert issued for suburbs, Chicago Jul 21, 2014 1:57 PM
    The National Weather Service has issued an air quality alert for the suburbs until midnight. Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties are among the areas in the alert.

     
  • Arlington Hts. will help pay for Goedke House updates Jul 21, 2014 6:21 PM
    Arlington Heights may be contributing up to $75,000 toward a remodeling project at the Albert Goedke Apartments, a building for low-income, elderly and disabled adults in the village. The village board voted to approve the financial support earlier this month, although the bulk of the nearly $6 million project will be paid for by the Housing Authority of Cook County.

     
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