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  • Don’t look if you don’t have to — it might look like this out on the roads this morning.

    Dawn Patrol: Nasty morning snowfall; Gurnee library uproarMar 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Near-blizzard conditions this morning; take website down, Goel tells SuperPAC; video gambling recommended at Hoffman golf course; Gurnee library executive director under fire; Brady hits Dillard over union backing; Bulls not ready against Spurs

     
  • Elk Grove Village is creating a TIF district in a 917-acre area of a sprawling business park next to the O'Hare International Airport.

    Elk Grove Village passes TIF district for business parkMar 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elk Grove Village officials have approved a sprawling TIF district that could generate nearly $900 million to help revitalize an aging business park. “We're trying to take the bold step to one, stop it from sliding any further, and two, make it stronger (and) more viable for the future,” Mayor Craig Johnson said Tuesday.

     
  • College of Lake County board members racked up nearly $110,000 in expenses covered by taxpayers over the past two years, which prompted the board to restrict its reimbursement policy for the second time in six years.

    College of Lake County board spent $110,000 on travel, food over two yearsMar 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    While the College of Lake County board has racked up nearly $110,000 in expenses over the past two years, it was a $128.87 bill for late night snacks that prompted trustees to tighten their spending policies recently. “Since I've been a board member, I've felt certain board members have forgotten we're on taxpayers' dollars and writing off more things than they should,” Chairman Amanda Howland said .

     
  • Barbara Bellar, left, and Elizabeth “Liz” Doody-Gorman.

    Accusations dominate 17th Cook County Board GOP primaryMar 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Northwest suburbs are miles away from the Southwest suburbs, but those who live in the 17th Cook County Board district are finding Orland Park-area politics all over their Republican primary. The home bases of both Republican candidates, Commissioner Liz Doody Gorman of Orland Park and Dr. Barbara Bellar of Burr Ridge, are far from Des Plaines, Rosemont and Elk Grove Village, at the opposite end of the 47-mile long county board district.

     
  • Wayne Gullickson of the Batavia Cemetery Department cleans the area of debris after a family marker was damaged and a cypress tree knocked over at West Batavia Cemetery by a drunken driver. Gullickson and a co-worker chipped up the tree earlier.

    Dawn Patrol: Huge Elk Grove TIF district vote; Cemetery damagedMar 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elk Grove to vote on massive TIF district today. Drunken driver damages Batavia cemetery. 5 injured in Aurora head-on crash. GOP governor hopefuls in the final push. Wauconda police honor fallen officer. Mount Prospect family files racial harassment lawsuit against neighbor. Bolingbrook man charged in shooting. Bulls' Noah comes into his own.

     
  • Suburban Cook County voters set recordMar 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    A record number of suburban Cook County residents are registered to vote in the March 18 primary election, Cook County Clerk David Orr said Monday. Suburban Cook County now has 1,452,141 registered voters – nearly 13,000 voters more than the previous high set in 2010.

     
  • College of DuPage students Ashley Stelmack of LaGrange Park and Corey Petric of Naperville forgoing wearing jackets or even long sleeves for Stelmack as the temperatures rise into the low 50s Monday.

    Enjoy warm while you can; snow is coming backMar 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Don’t put away those snowblowers yet. We hate to cast a cloud over today’s balmy temperatures in the suburbs, but another snowstorm is headed our way. But take heart. It could be worse: The record low for March was -12 in 1873.

     
  • Although slow to establish, the gas plant is there for the long haul and does not require dividing.

    Calling all green thumbs to Flower & Garden ShowMar 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Daily Herald columnist and author Jan Riggenbach will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier. Riggenbach's topic is "Big Ideas for Smaller Gardens."

     
  • James Degorski

    Brown’s Chicken victim’s family unhappy as killer wins $451,000Mar 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    A federal jury has awarded nearly $500,000 to James Degorski, one of the two men convicted in the Brown’s Chicken massacre through a civil rights lawsuit filed against a former jailer. One Degorski's victim's family is not happy with the result. “I’d like to thank the prison guard for beating Degorski,” said Manny Castro, whose 16-year-old son, Michael Castro, was killed.

     
  • Randall Scott Gilbert

    Teachers aide faces child porn chargesMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    A 34-year-old Hoffman Estates man who works as an aide at a school for special needs children in Palatine is charged with child pornography after authorities found numerous pornographic images of children on a computer Thursday. Police said Randall Scott Gilbert also exchanged "sexually explicit" online chats with underage girls in an attempt to meet them in person. Authorities said Gilbert never met any of the girls and there is no evidence the children depicted in the images found on his computer were children from the school where he worked.

     
  • Cicero man accused of making false bomb threatMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Cook County sheriff’s office says that 34-year-old Carlos Davila of Cicero is suspected of phoning in a bogus bomb threat against the Maywood courthouse.

     
  • Firefighters respond to a fire near Mallory Avenue and First Street in Batavia last night.

    Dawn Patrol: Batavia foundry burns; fires in Schaumburg, St. CharlesMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Batavia foundry burns. Smaller fires in Schaumburg, St. Charles. Some Elgin city pipes freeze. Attorney wants to suppress Mundelein man’s statements. Gun owners march in Springfield. Fugitive in Bartlett fatal crash gets extradited. Mount Prospect OKs $8.3 million road program. Winfield trustee in hot water Roosevelt Road email. Bulls beat Pistons.

     
  • Mundelein resident Jose Ruiz clears his driveway along Bristol Court with a snowblower Wednesday morning after an overnight snowstorm swept through Lake County. A winter weather advisory remains in effect for the suburbs until noon today.

    Fresh snow made morning commute a nightmareMar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Snow covered roads are making this morning’s commute a tough one. Multiple accidents have been reported across the suburbs, and commute times are more than double and triple in some areas. A winter weather advisory remains in effect for the suburbs until noon today.

     
  • Overnight and morning snow slows traffic on Randall Road this morning.

    Dawn Patrol: Attorney general favors same-sex marriage statewide nowMar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Illinois Attorney General supports immediate same-sex marriage. Republican candidates for governor back death penalty. Kane County lawman cleared in shooting death. Northbrook rabbi who headed Lubavitch-Chabad of Illinois dies. Carpentersville firefighters grow more upset. Fire damages Hoffman Estates home. Party chair asks 8th congressional candidate to withdraw. Blackhawks fall to Avalanche. Remember when Michael Jordan tried to play baseball?

     
  • Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says her office will side with same-sex couples who sue to get marriage licenses before June 1 and urged county clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses now.

    Madigan urges issuing same-sex marriage licenses nowMar 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says her office will side with same-sex couples who sue to get marriage licenses before June 1. A federal court decision allowed for same-sex marriages to begin in February in Cook County, ahead of the state law set to take effect June 1. Madigan’s decision could lead other counties to begin issuing marriage licenses before that date.

     
  • A graduated income tax being debated for Illinois could push more of the total tax burden onto the suburbs, some say.

    Suburbs could pay more under graduated income taxMar 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    A growing campaign for a graduated income tax in Illinois could push more of the total tax burden onto some areas of the suburbs, where median incomes far outpace state averages, critics say. But supporters argue middle-class Illinoisans, no matter where they live, could see a tax cut under the plan as they try to raise taxes on the wealthiest people. “My constituents are going to pay more in taxes, and we ask for the least amount of services,” said state Rep. Ed Sullivan, of Mundelein.

     
  • A male teenage employee was severely injured Sunday when his arm became tangled in ski lift machinery at Raging Buffalo Snowboard Park in Algonquin.

    Dawn Patrol: Teen recovering after arm caught in ski lift machineryMar 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Texas man charged in 15-year-old Lisle rape. Huntley woman found in snow identified. Arlington Heights traffic stop leads to major meth bust. Snowboard park employee recovering from injury. Oberweis bristles at Truax attacks. Libertyville anticipates lots of road repairs. Waukegan teachers ready to strike. Pirri traded.

     
  • Lawyers announce judicial recommendationsMar 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Council of Lawyers announced its recommendations for judicial candidates running in the March 18 primary election.

     
  • Raymond Benson of Buffalo Grove and the Daily Herald’s Dann Gire chat as Jared Leto accepts the Best Supporting Actor Oscar (which they correctly predicted) as they host the 86th Academy Awards party for Daily Herald subscribers at Studio Movie Grill in Wheaton on Sunday, March 2.

    Dawn Patrol: Gire on the Oscars; suburban Ukrainians speak outMar 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Gire, suburban film fans celebrate Oscars in Wheaton; suburban Ukrainians worried about Russia’s actions; Palatine plungers endure icy “needles” for a good cause; suburban teams dance their way to wins at big competition; 17-year-old trapped in machinery at Algonquin snowboarding park

     
  • Lake Zurich High School performs in the Varsity Flag Open Flag category during the Team Dance Illinois 2014 Grand Championship in Peoria Sunday.

    Suburban teams dance their way to wins at big competitionMar 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    The northwest suburbs were well represented among the winners at the Team Dance Illinois Championships Sunday in Peoria. Eight area dance teams left the Peoria Civic Center with at least one Illinois-shaped 1st place trophy. Teams were grouped together based on the size of their high school and could choose to perform in one of six dance categories: open dance, hip-hop, poms, open poms, lyrical and kick.

     
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