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  • Elgin downtown taxpayers clash with city over spending Mar 25, 2015 6:56 AM
    Elgin has been collecting taxes from property owners of 90 downtown parcels for more than a decade after the debt for a nearby parking garage was paid off. Now property owners want to know where that money went.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Hundreds in Dist. 214 refuse PARCC; FBI body-part raid details Mar 20, 2015 6:50 AM
    Hundreds of students refusing PARCC tests; affidavit details why FBI raided Rosemont body donation firm; College of DuPage board signs off on deal with PR firm; Farnham gets 8 years in prison for child porn; Pradel honored; Rauner meeting leaves mayors feeling better about income tax fund loss; March Madness tips off with upsets.

     
  • Chicago man charged in 2013 Aurora shooting Mar 19, 2015 6:17 PM
    A 24-year-old Chicago man, already in prison on a previous weapons offense in Cook County, has been charged in a 2013 shooting in Aurora. Darrell D. Miller, who last lived on the 10000 block of South Green Street in Chicago, has been charged in DuPage County with aggravated battery with a firearm in connection with a Jan. 5, 2013, shooting that injured three Peoria men at an apartment complex parking lot in the 2600 block of Village Green Drive in Aurora.

     
  • Beautiful weather on tap for St. Patrick's Day weekend Mar 15, 2015 8:04 AM
    The forecast for St. Patrick's Day weekend looks great, with highs in the low 60s both days, according to weather.com. No rain is in the forecast for either day, and winds should be between 10-15 mph both days.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Guilty verdict in Naperville stabbing; 2 teens mourned Mar 12, 2015 5:56 AM
    Olaska guilty of first-degree murder. Classmates remember Aurora teens killed in crash. COD board chairman calls for internal reviews. COD board chairman calls for internal reviews. Arlington Heights woman dies from crash injuries. Marijuana hidden in frozen avocados. Forensic pathologist in Calusinski case fires back. Round Lake Heights police chief denies firing for sexual advances. Benet Academy celebrates girls basketball state title. Bears GM, coach moving forward with Cutler.

     
  • Tollway speed limits in suburbs likely going up Mar 13, 2015 10:24 AM
    Speed limits may be increasing by 5 to 10 mph this summer on several segments of the tollway that run through the suburbs. Higher speed limits on parts of I-294, I-88 and I-355 were recommended for approval Thursday by the Illinois Tollway's customer service and planning committee.

     
  • Dense fog advisory for the suburbs Mar 11, 2015 7:01 AM
    Officials are urging motorists to slow down this morning due to a dense fog advisory in the suburbs. The National Weather Service in Chicago issued the dense fog advisory until 9 a.m. this morning.

     
  • Griffin: Who benefits from business district tax? Mar 11, 2015 5:30 AM
    Shoppers pay an extra sales tax on purchases within certain suburban business districts, with most of the money going to developers or to pay off municipal loans that finance shopping center development.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Officer: murder suspect threatened cops; foggy morning Mar 10, 2015 7:34 AM
    Metra commute should be normal today. Officer testifies that murder suspect threatened Naperville police. Body found in Crystal Lake park. Suburban mayors testify against proposed Rauner cuts. Elgin gets first chicks as part of pilot program. Woman's body pulled from Des Plaines River. Frustrating night for Gasol, Bulls. Rose not making any promises

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Teens being questioned in Aurora shooting death Feb 27, 2015 5:29 PM
    Aurora police were questioning two male juveniles Friday in connection with the shooting death of a 17-year-old Aurora man. Police said Gianni Aguirre, of the 100 block of Bluff Street, was gunned down about 1 p.m. as he stood outside his home.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Snow could make for a messy afternoon commute Feb 25, 2015 3:00 PM
    Light snow could move into the area this afternoon and early evening, accuweather.com is reporting. The snow should taper off overnight with accumulations of 1-3 inches possible.

     
  • Shoppers paid extra $1 billion in local sales taxes Feb 25, 2015 9:53 AM
    Shoppers in Illinois paid more than $1 billion in additional sales taxes to nearly 300 towns last year, and that could rise if Gov. Bruce Rauner gets his way on a plan to cut municipalities’ share of state income taxes. Just eight years ago, only 185 towns had local sales taxes.

     
  • Legislators, mayors sound off on Rauner's proposed cuts Feb 25, 2015 5:49 AM
    While some suburban lawmakers called for caution and even optimism in the wake of Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal to cut in half municipalities' shares of state income taxes, local officials said the idea is unacceptable. “I think it's an unreasonable request,” state Sen. Karen McConnaughay said, “but that does not mean that somewhere in the course of negotiations there isn't going to be some consensus to cut some part of (local state income taxes).”

     
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