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  • More than 50 kids participate in Mundelein’s annual ‘Shop with a Cop’ program Dec 16, 2014 12:31 PM
    The Mundelein Police Department and the Mundelein Super Target recently teamed up to help a group of children have a brighter holiday with the annual “Shop with a Cop” program. 

     
  • ‘Peter Pan’ to fly into Naperville in January Dec 16, 2014 12:31 PM
    Magical Starlight Theatre's production of "Peter Pan" will fly into Naperville for performances Jan. 16-18 and 23-25 in the Naperville Central High School auditorium, 440 West Ave.

     
  • Officials: Nearly 600 Oak Park students out sick Dec 16, 2014 9:23 AM
    Officials say nearly 600 students in Oak Park Elementary School District 97 have missed school because of illness. The district said about 10 percent of its students and staff members were absent Monday. It says it will be monitoring the situation closely and taking extra measures in cold and flu prevention, including extensively cleaning surfaces in school buildings.

     
  • Stevenson students caught in sexting investigation Dec 16, 2014 12:42 PM
    Several Stevenson High School students are under investigation for sexting lewd selfie images, school and police officials said Tuesday. Stevenson High School District 125 spokesman Jim Conrey said administrators became aware this week that juvenile students were texting lewd images of themselves.

     
  • Building changes to bolster education at West Chicago High Dec 16, 2014 12:34 PM
    Superintendent Doug Domeracki explains some of the physical changes taking place at Community High School in West Chicago and what they might mean for students and parents.

     
  • Fundraiser Thursday for Streamwood girl with cerebral palsy Dec 16, 2014 12:57 PM
    Heritage Elementary School in Streamwood is hosting a fundraiser Thursday for a student in need of a wheelchair-accessible van. Proceeds from the “Family Movie Night” will help the family of Riley Woznicki, a first-grader with spastic cerebral palsy, toward the purchase of a new van, which could cost up to $50,000.

     
  • Join annual Pond Hockey Tournament in Lake in the Hills Dec 16, 2014 1:01 PM
    Grab your team and sign up for the annual Pond Hockey Tournament played on Woods Creek Lake, 228 Indian Trail in Lake in the Hills. On Saturday, Jan. 17, lace up your skates, grab your stick, and play for this year’s trophy.

     
  • Mt. Prospect Fire Department honors 3 with award Dec 16, 2014 2:12 PM
    Three members of the Mount Prospect Fire Department were honored with the Special Recognition Award on Thursday, Oct. 9, at the 73rd annual Fire Prevention Week Luncheon, hosted by the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance.

     
  • Lake County Sheriff’s detective receives Excellence Award Dec 16, 2014 1:58 PM
    On Wednesday, Dec. 10, the Illinois Operation Lifesaver Enforcement Committee presented Detective Ann Schiltz the Achievement of Excellence Award.

     
  • Elk Grove District 59 appoints key finance official Dec 16, 2014 1:59 PM
    Vickie Nissen, a school official in DuPage County, has been named the new assistant superintendent of business services/chief school business official for Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59.

     
  • Three men charged in Aurora armed robberies Dec 16, 2014 10:31 PM
    Three men have been charged in connection with three armed robberies in October, officials said Tuesday. Martell White, 25, of Dolton, Charles Campbell, 27, of Chicago and Derrick Glasper, 27, of Bellwood, have been charged with three counts of Class-X armed robbery, according to a news release.

     
  • New breakfast spot Nora’s Cafe opens in Naperville Dec 16, 2014 9:47 AM
    Four-year-old Nora Besiri, namesake of the new Nora's Cafe in Naperville, likes the pancakes, and other customers have been enjoying the omelettes, skillets, fresh-cut hash browns and house-made chips the restaurant has been serving since it opened Nov. 3. "This has been a dream of ours to have our own," Nora's owner Tim Besiri of Westmont said about the new restaurant. "You can tell it's not a chain; it's a family-oriented small business."

     
  • Three challengers file to run for Barrington village board Dec 16, 2014 10:20 PM
    A slate of three challengers, including former village president hopeful Mike Kozel, filed paperwork this week to run for the Barrington village board. None of the three incumbent trustees — Robert Windon, Paul Hunt and Jim Daluga — have filed for re-election.

     
  • Marking the first night of Hanukkah in Elgin Dec 16, 2014 11:39 PM
    A 9-foot menorah was lit Tuesday night at Gail Borden Library in Elgin.

     
  • The Battle of the Bulge: A turning point in World War II Dec 16, 2014 11:27 AM
    Seventy years ago, Adolf Hitler’s Ardennes Offensive was so successful initially that it created a huge bulge in the Allied front lines. German forces penetrated deep into previously liberated Belgium — but not far enough. Determined GIs throughout the immense battlefield found their balance and defended critical highway junctions. Today, it’s best known as the Battle of the Bulge. Cantigny First Division Museum Executive Director Paul H. Herbert explains the significance of that fateful campaign.

     
  • Streamwood man pleads guilty to baseball bat attack Dec 16, 2014 7:12 PM
    A Streamwood man pleaded guilty to beating another man in a July 2014 baseball bat attack. Humberto Fernandez, 20, was sentenced to three years in prison.

     
  • Barrington player’s mock highlight reel goes viral Dec 16, 2014 11:05 PM
    Jack Lenihan may not be destined for the NFL, but the backup wide receiver for the Barrington High School varsity football team might have a future in comedy. A mock “recruiting” video Jack made highlighting his junior season — mostly showing him standing on the sidelines watching his teammates in action — went viral this week, earned him national attention and even a pair of college offers.

     
  • Controversial Buffalo Grove downtown plan gone, but tensions remain Dec 17, 2014 12:38 AM
    Chuck Malk has walked away from his plans to redevelop the Buffalo Grove Golf Club and village campus into a downtown featuring high-rise condominiums, entertainment venues, retail and office buildings, and dozens of acres of open space. But the developer’s proposal has left behind a mess — including a fractured village board and apprehensive neighbors — just in time for a contentious election season.

     
  • Palatine rejects 2nd medical marijuana dispensary Dec 16, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Palatine village council rejected a proposal Monday night that would have converted the old Peko Tile building at 310 W. Colfax Road into a medical marijuana dispensary, citing the facility’s limited parking spaces, proximity to residents and potential to harm property values. The proposal, brought forward by a company called Nature’s Care, is the second medical marijuana dispensary to be rejected by the council.

     
  • Family of executed Ohio inmate sues expert witness Dec 16, 2014 12:22 PM
    The state’s former expert witness on lethal injection should have known that a condemned inmate would suffer because of a never used two-drug combo, the family of the inmate says in a lawsuit. The lawsuit includes Lake Forest-based Hospira Inc., which makes the drugs.

     
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