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  • 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.”

  • Northwest suburban police blotter Aug 14, 2014 7:18 PM
    A woman moving from the 600 block to the 800 block of McHenry Road told Wheeling police her full-length black mink coat and 3/4-length sheared beaver coat were stolen while in the moving van between 10 a.m. Aug. 5 and noon Aug. 7. Value was estimated at $14,000.

  • Missing Mt. Prospect man returns home Aug 14, 2014 12:43 PM
    A 63-year-old Mount Prospect man with dementia who went missing last week has returned home safely, police said Thursday. Joseph E. Pierre arrived home Tuesday evening after last being seen Friday at the CTA station in Rosemont. He was last at his home in the 1500 block of Redwood Drive on Thursday night.

  • Ye Olde Town Inn payout won't raise inusrance rates much, official says Aug 16, 2014 4:13 PM
    The roughly $6 million payout to Ye Olde Town Inn from Mount Prospect's insurance carrier won't have a big impact on the village's future insurance premiums, Finance Director Dave Erb said this week. “This payment eats into some of the reserves that the pool had, but we still are funded to cover future claims.”

  • Artistry in Motion wins top honors at National Dance Competition Aug 14, 2014 7:37 AM
    Artistry in Motion, the in-house dance company of the Des Plaines Park District, took home several top honors at the 2014 DanceAmerica National Finals held at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Fl., July 3-6.

  • Trial begins for defendant in 2010 Mount Prospect murder Aug 13, 2014 7:26 PM
    Edwin Paniagua goes on trial for the murder of Mount Prospect resident Jean Wattecamps.

  • Mt. Prospect library to add teen, study space to second floor Aug 13, 2014 8:07 PM
    Mount Prospect Public Library leaders are moving ahead with a plan to renovate the second floor of the library to create additional study/meeting rooms and an enclosed area for teens. The library plans to solicit bids for the project early in 2015. It's expected to cost a little less than $800,000.

  • Finally, A Good News Story Aug 12, 2014 7:07 AM
    Not just another children’s book but a rhyming children’s book with an important life lesson, “think for yourself”, delightfully illustrated by children the age of the intended readers.

  • 1st Annual Hawks/Chiefs Invitational Details Released Aug 11, 2014 8:03 AM
    The Harper College men's and women's cross country teams will open their seasons with the 1st Annual Hawks/Chiefs Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 30 on the campus of Harper College. Harper will co-host the invite with Waubonsee Community College.

  • Mt. Prospect Blues Bar’s liquor license suspended Aug 11, 2014 9:35 PM
    Mount Prospect officials suspended the liquor license of Blues Bar in the village’s downtown after the business’ state license expired last week. The state license cannot be renewed, officials said, until the business’ owners pay overdue taxes.

  • Obama part of problem of immigration Aug 10, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: In their wisdom, our forefathers passed legal immigration laws. There is a reason the immigration laws are the way they are. One reason was to prevent the country from being overwhelmed!

  • Caravello wins Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent competition Aug 9, 2014 9:06 PM

    By Deborah Pankey

    After wowing the crowd with his rendition of Bill Wither’s “Ain’t No Sunshine” and wowing the judges with his musical evolution over the past several weeks, Dennis Caravello of Mount Prospect was named the winner of Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent for 2014. “This is just surreal,” said Caravello who started playing guitar at age 5 and dropped out of college a bit over a year ago to pursue music.

  • Prospect Heights mother, son plead guilty to retail theft Aug 8, 2014 6:08 PM
    A Prospect Heights mother and son pleaded guilty to retail theft Thursday. Maria G. Kraszynska, 64, and her son Christopher A. Krasznski-Morrar-23, pleaded guilty to stealing from TJ Maxx stores in Palatine, Hoffman Estates, Mount Prospect and Chicago and were sentenced to two years conditional discharge and ordered to pay restitution, prosecutors said.

  • Mt. Prospect promotes Peterson to lieutenant, hires new fireman Aug 8, 2014 11:04 AM
    The Mount Prospect Fire Department celebrated as Brad Peterson was sworn in as lieutenant and firefighter Kevin Fiedler joined the department on Aug. 4.

  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Aug 8, 2014 1:01 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of the bunch and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of August 4.

  • SOS Presents Beauty and the Beast Jr. at Barrington High School Aug 7, 2014 7:21 AM
    "Be Our Guest to An Enchanting Tale as Old as Time", as Schaumburg On Stage presents the award-winning musical Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr.

  • Northwest suburban police blotter Aug 7, 2014 11:32 AM
    Vandals discharged fire extinguishers inside two Mount Prospect Park District vehicles, doing an estimated $700 in damage. They broke into a 2008 Chevrolet Express van and a 2013 Ford bus between 6:30 p.m. July 11 and 7:45 a.m. July 12. The vehicles were parked at the district’s RecPlex, 420 W. Dempster St. The offenders used the fire extinguishers in the vehicles to spray foam inside.

  • How Ye Old Town Inn owner fought suburb, won millions Aug 7, 2014 6:37 AM
    You can't fight City Hall, the adage goes, but Tod Curtis fought Village Hall, and his side came away with $6.5 million. The 75-year-old owner of Ye Olde Town Inn in downtown Mount Prospect claimed in a 2008 lawsuit that village officials and a local development company conspired to seize his land and redevelop the area without him. “Nothing's changed me,” he said. “I'm still making great pizzas.”

  • Police searching for missing Mt. Prospect man Aug 7, 2014 1:01 AM
    Mount Prospect police ask the public’s help in finding a 63-year-old Mount Prospect man with dementia who has gone missing.

  • Lifelong Learning Institute to hold program preview Aug 6, 2014 7:36 AM
    Shirley Garrison carries around a thick, black notebook filled with meticulous notes. The 86-year-old history buff loves to flip through the pages, recalling the wide range of classes she’s taken from a look at the first Mayor Daley to one woman’s journey from her homeland to Ellis Island.

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