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  • Images: The Week in Pictures Mar 9, 2015 1:00 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Daily Herald staff photos, representing two dozen communities, of young musicians performing, young chefs competing, young people playing and more ice and snow.

  • Wheeling man pleads guilty to abusing teen Feb 18, 2015 6:09 PM
    A 23-year-old Wheeling man hired to take care of a 13-year-old boy pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the teen and was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday.

  • Police: Arlington Heights man held up gas stations with replica BB gun Jan 2, 2015 7:30 PM
    An Arlington Heights man has been charged with robbing Northwest suburban gas stations after he was caught stalking a station in Des Plaines, police said. Martell J. Flippins, 26, of the 2200 block of Nichols Road, faces five counts of aggravated robbery after he made off with cash, cigars, prepaid cellphones and other items, police said. In some cases, he pointed the plastic, replica BB gun at a gas station employee or left it peaking out of his waistband, police said.

  • Your 2015 Guide to the Suburbs: It’s our best advice, but share yours too Jan 1, 2015 7:30 AM
    Want to make the most of 2015? Daily Herald Editor John Lampinen introduces a special New Year's Day guide to living, working and playing in the suburbs.

  • The truth is obvious: Cutler cannot play Dec 20, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Niles letter to the editor: It has to be perplexing to all Bears fans that the one person who finally spoke out with utter verity about the continual woes of Jay Cutler gets thrown under the bus by Bears management. Were Aaron Kromer’s recent comments any different from what Mike Ditka or Buddy Ryan would say in public about an underachieving player? How sad that the Bears management is so clueless that a coach cannot say what everyone else knows: our quarterback stinks and is a major reason why the Bears stink.

  • Self-published authors can enter Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author contest Nov 20, 2014 9:02 PM
    Illinois authors who have self-published an adult fiction book may enter the second year of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project until Monday, Dec. 15. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project is being coordinated in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and is supported by the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group, the Public Library Association (PLA), Illinois Heartland Library System.

  • Consumers file complaints against Grant’s Appliances Nov 6, 2014 3:36 PM
    The Illinois Attorney General's Office is encouraging consumers to file claims against Grant's Appliances after the company closed its stores while consumers were still awaiting their merchandise. Thirty-eight consumers filed complaints with the attorney general and with the Better Business Bureau and more are expected.

  • Sutton not slowing down, adds more suburban distribution centers Oct 13, 2014 7:59 AM
    KukecPeople features Seattle Sutton, now 82 and has no plans to slow down. She talks about the expansion of the company with distribution centers around the suburbs and how it all started.

  • Fundraiser to support brain injury and stroke victims Sep 29, 2014 5:45 AM
    Synapse House, a nonprofit established in 2011, will host a gala Thursday, Nov. 6 to raise funds to establish a center in the suburbs for those affected by brain injury and stroke.

  • Niles man killed in motorcycle crash by Oakton College Sep 22, 2014 9:31 PM
    A 23-year-old Niles man was killed near Oakton Community College in Des Plaines early Monday afternoon when he lost control of the motorcycle he was driving and collided with a car heading in the opposite direction. Arkadiusz Krzemien was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge for treatment, but succumbed to his injuries in the emergency room and was pronounced dead.

  • St. John Paul II statue dedication at Niles cemetery Sep 1, 2014 4:33 PM
    Catholic Cemeteries of Chicago has announced the addition of a new sculpture honoring Saint John Paul II at Maryhill Cemetery, 8600 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Niles. The 32-foot-tall sculpture will be dedicated by Most Rev. Andrew Wypych, auxiliary bishop of Chicago, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. Musical accompaniment will be provided by the Lira Singers Quartet.

  • Florida firm acquires Golf Mill property for $60 million Aug 20, 2014 10:12 AM
    The majority of the Golf Mill Shopping Center property in Niles has been sold to Palm Beach, Florida-based Sterling Organization for $60 million, the company announced Wednesday. The private equity real estate investment firm will acquire 912,382 square feet of the 1.1 million-square-foot shopping center. The property was purchased through the firm's institutional fund Sterling Value Add Partners, LP, for $60 million from the family that originally developed the shopping center over 50 years ago.

  • Unlicensed, uninsured drivers cost us all Aug 9, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Niles letter to the editor: Gun control and illegal immigration have gotten so much attention in recent months, but why aren’t we addressing the problem of unlicensed/uninsured drivers? This too is a major law enforcement issue. Check the police blotter in the paper and you’ll commonly see two or three such arrests following minor accidents or routine traffic stops.

  • Trial delayed for 2 of 3 men accused in Wauconda home invasion Aug 4, 2014 1:22 PM
    The trial date for two of three men accused of invading a Wauconda apartment and shooting a 26-year-old man was delayed in Lake County court Monday. Attorneys for Jose Alfredo Dominguez-Eleperez, 27, of Wheeling, and John Nava, 19, of Niles, requested more time, claiming more investigation needed to be done on the case. Prosecutors said the trial for the third man, Noe J. Brito-Ramirez, 22, of Crystal Lake, will most likely be delayed Tuesday.

  • Investors ‘bullish’ on acquiring properties in Arlington Heights, elsewhere Jul 25, 2014 4:26 PM
    The Metrolofts in downtown Arlington Heights, which was the center of a bankruptcy of its developer, was purchased for about $3.8 million by an attorney and a real estate developer who have been buying distressed properties around the suburbs. One was raised in Arlington Heights and the other in Mount Prospect.

  • New director for Lombard’s Plum Library Jul 18, 2014 5:03 PM
    A new director has been chosen to lead the Helen M. Plum Memorial Library District in Lombard. The library’s board of trustees selected Barbara Kruser to take over the position on Aug. 18, after longtime director Robert Harris retires. Kruser has spent her entire career at the Niles Library, where she was hired as a reference librarian in 1989.

  • Religion fuels Libertyville financial expert to help, advise Jul 7, 2014 5:04 AM
    Kukec's People features Roch Tranel, founder and president of The Tranel Financial Group in Libertyville, who follows his christian values in business as well as in the community, where he enjoys cultivating leaders.

  • The Big Greek Food Festival of Niles Jul 3, 2014 7:28 AM
    The Big Greek Food Festival of Niles at 7373 Caldwell Avenue in Niles, IL invites you to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of Greece. The festival begins at 5:00pm on July 18th and continues Saturday and Sunday opening at 3:00pm all three nights we are open until midnight. The festival features authentic homemade Greek food, pastries,live Greek music by Rythmos Entertainment: Chicago Greek Band, professional Greek dancers, a kids korner with great entertainment for the children such as a magician and a balloon artist, and many more great things to experience! There is plenty of free parking! For more information visit and like our Facebook page or call (847) 647-8880. We hope to see everyone at the festival this year!

  • Bank robber to spend extra 6 months in prison Jun 18, 2014 5:10 PM
    A federal judge in Chicago says a 74-year-old who gained notoriety for robbing a Niles bank so he could return to prison must serve an extra six months behind bars.

  • Oakton duo wins first at Skyway STEM Competition Jun 2, 2014 1:40 PM
    Two Oakton Community College students received first-place medals in the biology category at the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference’s annual STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Poster Competition hosted by Morton College, in Cicero, on April 25.

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