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  • Elk Grove nonprofit CEO makes a difference in the community Nov 26, 2014 10:45 AM
    A college English major, Kenneth Young Center CEO Mitchell Bruski so loved literature that he went to work for a bookstore after graduation. But it was through conversations with other book-lovers about the stories contained in those pages that he learned about his true passion in life. “The things I liked about literature was that it dealt with the human condition. Rather than doing it secondhand, I thought maybe it’s better to do it firsthand."

  • Man sentenced to 26 years for Mount Prospect slaying Nov 12, 2014 6:43 PM
    Edwing Paniagua, 19, convicted in August of the 2010 stabbing death of Jean Wattecamps in his Mount Prospect apartment, was sentenced to 26 years in prison Wednesday.

  • Horses need new homes to avoid slaughter, rescue groups say Oct 4, 2014 9:56 AM
    Seventy-five show horses, which once belonged to a president of the American Quarter Horse Association, need new homes soon as they've been evicted from a Hampshire stable. They also need some TLC, as they weren't properly taken care of, spokesmen for two horse charities say.

  • Suburban mayors oppose property tax breaks for homeowners near O'Hare Oct 1, 2014 6:47 AM
    Nine suburban mayors and one township supervisor have called upon State Rep. Marty Moylan to withdraw legislation that would give property tax breaks to homeowners impacted by noise from O'Hare International Airport, saying it would lower property values and shift a tax burden onto other homeowners. "Property values are already declining," Moylan said. "This bill offers some relief.”

  • Cook poll workers honored for dedication Sep 30, 2014 4:27 PM
    Cook County Clerk David Orr on Monday honored “the best of the best” suburban Cook County poll workers for their dedication, hard work, and depth of election knowledge. Of nearly 10,000 suburban poll workers, about 70 were selected for special recognition and invited to attend the ceremony.

  • Medical marijuana sellers, growers hope to get licenses in Elk Grove Sep 24, 2014 4:08 PM
    A total of 12 businesses are seeking to become either a medical marijuana grower or seller in Elk Grove Village. The village board on Tuesday endorsed development and operating agreements for two more potential cultivation facilities and one dispensary — a necessary step for the businesses to be considered for a state license.

  • Republican candidates featured at Niles open house Sep 19, 2014 4:34 PM
    Republican candidates running for federal, state, county and local political offices will be available to answer voters’ questions at an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Royal Kitchen and Bath showroom, 7530 N. Caldwell, Niles.

  • Republican family picnic Sept. 14 in Busse Woods Sep 1, 2014 4:31 PM
    The Northwest Suburban Republican Family Picnic 2014 will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, in Busse Woods, Grove 27, in Elk Grove Village.

  • Paniagua guilty of 2010 Mount Prospect murder Aug 19, 2014 7:08 PM
    A Cook County jury deliberated for about an hour before convicting Edwin Paniagua of murdering Jean Louis Wattecamps of Mount Prospect. “I think the jury saw things as they were,” Wattecamps’ sister, Marie Schutt, said after hearing the verdict Tuesday. “It’s still a sad day for all of us.”

  • Prosecutors play murder suspect’s statements to police Aug 18, 2014 7:47 PM
    Prosecutors on Monday played several video recordings in which defendant Edwin Paniagua describes to police the final harrowing moments in the life of Mount Prospect resident Jean Louis Wattecamps.

  • Medical examiner testifies about victim’s stab wounds Aug 15, 2014 7:57 PM
    An assistant Cook County medical examiner on Friday described the wounds prosecutors say a pair of would-be robbers inflicted upon a 52-year-old Mount Prospect man as the murder trial of one of the defendants entered its second day. Edwin Paniagua, 19, is charged with first-degree murder in the July 2010 stabbing death of Jean Louis Wattecamps, a baggage handler for American Eagle who prosecutors say met his attackers for the first time at his apartment complex swimming pool mere hours before his death.

  • Eyewitness testifies in Mount Prospect murder trial Aug 14, 2014 7:05 PM
    A Chicago woman who witnessed the 2010 stabbing of a Mount Prospect man testified Thursday as prosecutors presented their case against Edwin Paniagua, 19, charged with killing Jean Louis Wattecamps hours after they met at his apartment complex swimming pool. Prosecutors say robbery motivated Paniagua and co-defendant Marko Guardiola to kill Wattecamps, 52, a man described by prosecutors as “generous to a fault.”

  • Elk Grove Village program marks 4 years of shipping to packages to the troops Jun 18, 2014 7:38 AM
    When Kathi Mode of Elk Grove Village was shipping packages to her son's friends in the military overseas, she never thought she'd continue to do so after they came home. But as her Packages 4 Patriots program celebrated its four-year anniversary on Tuesday, “Elk Grove is a very military-friendly community,” Mode said. “And, as always, you get more back than you give.”

  • ‘Speed date’ your local officials in Maine Twp. Jun 16, 2014 6:31 PM
    Local officials will meet the public in a unique “speed dating” format at 7 p.m. June 26 at the Prairie Lakes Community Center in Des Plaines.

  • Rauner to speak at GOP Lincoln Day Dinner May 26, 2014 5:01 PM
    Republican gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner will be the keynote speaker at the Northwest Suburban Republican Lincoln Day Dinner Tuesday, June 17 at The Cotillion banquet hall in Palatine. The event is aimed to raise money for local Republican township organizations and their work to elect candidates.

  • Revolutionary War figures honored at Elk Grove Cemetery Apr 6, 2014 5:21 PM
    Since it formed in 1889, the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution has been on a mission to locate, record, and identify with a special bronze marker the grave sites of brave men and women who battled for independence during the Revolutionary War. That mission brought members of the society to Elk Grove Cemetery on Sunday, where they dedicated markers to two Revolutionary war figures, Aaron Miner and Eli Skinner, who are buried there.

  • Revolutionary War veterans to be honored Sunday in Elk Grove Village Apr 4, 2014 4:59 PM
    Organizers of the Illinois Sons of the American Revolution plan to install a historical marker Sunday at an Elk Grove Village cemetery recognizing two Revolutionary War figures buried there. It’s the group’s first such historical marker installation that launches a statewide project to post markers at cemeteries where Revolutionary War figures are buried.

  • Niewiardowski defeats Lietzow in Elk Grove GOP race Mar 19, 2014 4:05 PM
    An establishment Republican, Art Niewiardowski, defeated a young GOP activist in a bitter intraparty fight for Elk Grove Township Republican committeeman. Other winners in committeeman races were Democrat Steve Caramelli in Hanover Township, Republican Char Foss-Eggemann in Maine Township and Democrat Matt Flamm in Palatine Township.

  • Lietzow’s intentions are alarming Mar 14, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Mount Prospect Mayor Arlene Juracek is not happy with committeeman candidate Scott Lietzow's mailing that she says suggests he wants to involve the committeeman's office in local elections.

  • Axley urges GOP to vote for Lietzow Mar 14, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Cheryl Axley, the former Elk Grove Township Republican committeeman and state senator, is urging fellow Republicans to vote for Scott Lietzow Tuesday for township GOP committeeman.

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