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  • Voters support electrical aggregation in Des Plaines, Maine Township Nov 5, 2014 12:33 AM
    Voters in Des Plaines and Maine Township have given their elected officials the OK to explore getting an alternative electricity supplier that could offer cheaper rates than ComEd.

  • Lake Villa Township couple charged with three armed robberies in a week Nov 4, 2014 1:50 PM
    A Lake Villa Township couple is held in Lake County jail after admitting to armed robberies at two businesses in during a seven-day span, authorities said. Christopher M. Sparrowgrove, 29, and his girlfriend, Jasmine R. Stevenson, 22, face charges in armed robberies on Oct. 27 and Nov. 2, authorities said.

  • Ray Lake Forest Preserve to add 20-acre Wagner property Nov 4, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Lake County Forest Preserve District plans to buy 20 acres for $600,000 as an addition to the Ray Lake Forest Preserve in Fremont Township. An old home on the property will be demolished.

  • Hanover Twp. seeking donations to holiday gift drive Nov 4, 2014 6:26 PM
    Hanover Township has launched a donation drive for new, unwrapped toys benefiting hundreds of kids for the holidays.

  • Voters turn down Antioch rescue squad ballot issue Nov 4, 2014 10:02 PM
    Voters in Antioch and Antioch Township have rejected a proposal to raise taxes to fund a rescue squad at the Antioch Fire Department, according to unofficial tallies late Tuesday.

  • Charities invited to grant-writing workshop in Barrington Nov 3, 2014 5:35 PM
    The Barrington Area Community Foundation will host a workshop to explain the grant process for 2015 at 4 p.m. Nov. 12, in the Zimmerman Room of the Barrington Area Library, 505 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington.

  • No one injured by garage, woods fire in Wayne Sunday Nov 3, 2014 10:09 AM
    No one was injured by a grass fire in the 33W 500 block of Army Trail Road in Wayne late Sunday night, authorities said. Firefighters were called to a structure fire at 7:39 p.m., authorities said, and discovered the outside wall of a garage had caught fire. Firefighters also found winds had caused the fire to shift to a 2-acre heavily wooded area nearby, authorities said. The garage fire was extinguished immediately, authorities said. The fire in the wooded area was snuffed out about an hour later, authorities said.

  • Lake County voters can decide ballot questions seeking more tax money Nov 3, 2014 9:51 AM
    Some Lake County voters will decide Tuesday if they want to pay more for proposals such as an upgraded recreation center, an expanded high school and public safety operations. In addition, voters will determine if Barrington and Lake Zurich should receive greater municipal powers pertaining to taxes and other issues.

  • Accusations fly over 44th District campaign mailer Nov 2, 2014 11:00 PM
    State Rep. Fred Crespo on Sunday denied any involvement with a campaign mailer insulting the Latino heritage of his opponent, Ramiro Juarez, and instead blamed the Republican’s own camp. Juarez said the flyer, which depicts him operating a lawn mower and refers to him as the “son of another illegal immigrant,” was so distressing that he stopped campaigning earlier than planned Sunday because he felt ill.

  • Blackberry Twp. to lend medical equipment Oct 31, 2014 6:26 PM
    Blackberry Township officials are starting a medical equipment lending program for residents, who may need wheelchairs and other items temporarily.

  • Hanover Twp. raising funds for senior holiday gift program Oct 31, 2014 4:58 PM
    Hanover Township is searching for Secret Santas to buy holiday gits for seniors in need. Here's how it works: Sponsors can visit a Christmas tree in the township’s Senior Center in Bartlett. Pick one of the tree’s ornaments, each representing items on a wish list for seniors. Then purchase, wrap and return the gift by Dec. 5.

  • Lawsuit charges layoffs based on political support in Avon Township Assessor’s Office Oct 31, 2014 8:03 PM
    A lawsuit has been filed in federal court charging Avon Township Assessor Chris Dittman diiscriminated and retaliated against a former employee who did not politically support him. The suit says Ditton refused to lay off less experienced political supporters after being told there wasn't enough money to pay alll full-time employees the entire year.

  • New sentencing date set for 2007 murder of Aurora WWII vet Oct 30, 2014 1:56 PM
    A new sentencing date of Jan. 20, 2015, has been set for an Aurora man convicted of killing World War II veteran Roscoe Ebey in a home invasion in May 2007. Hector Mauricio, 28, was originally sentenced in 2011 to 60 years in prison, but an appellate court voided the sentence because a judge improperly considered Ebey's background when imposing the prison term.

  • Chico praised for role in helping broker tentative Waukegan teachers contract deal Oct 31, 2014 5:32 AM
    Representatives for the striking teachers in Waukegan Unit District 60 praised Illinois State Board of Education Chairman Gery Chico for intervening and brokering a deal that ended a nearly monthlong walkout. “I don’t believe we would have been able to reach an agreement last night without the leadership of Chairman Chico,” Illinois Federation of Teachers President Dan Montgomery said.

  • Residency questions plague Cook County 12th judicial race Oct 30, 2014 5:48 PM
    Questions about residency and qualifications dog the candidates running in Cook County’s 12th judicial subcircuit, which encompasses parts of Maine, Wheeling, Elk Grove, New Trier and Northfield townships.

  • Set afire or swept away: How the Dundees handle fallen leaves Oct 29, 2014 1:29 PM
    Pretty leaves don’t stay pretty for long. Once they fall from the trees, they lose their awe and create work for homeowners who have to rake and dispose of them. In East and West Dundee, homeowners have options to make their fallen leaves go away.

  • Neal named township road commissioner: Oct 29, 2014 5:43 PM
    Martin J. Neal has been appointed Libertyville Township highway commissioner. Neal has 25 years of business and management experience, including 20 years as owner of Pine Tree Pet Super Center in Libertyville.

  • Hanover Twp. holding health screenings at Illinois Welcoming Center Oct 29, 2014 4:56 PM
    Hanover Township nurses will give health screenings at a state-funded facility geared toward immigrant and refugee families in Hanover Park. "We are excited to provide these valuable health screenings for individuals and families who attend the Illinois Welcoming Center, knowing that access to these important services and screenings can be limited for this population,” Community Health Director Kristen Smith said.

  • Theology student pleads not guilty to soliciting sex from child Oct 29, 2014 3:45 PM
    A theology student from Ohio training at a Serbian Orthodox school near Libertyville pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he solicited sex from someone he believed was a 14-year-old boy.

  • Kane County launches, plans to expand peer jury program Oct 29, 2014 11:41 PM
    Kane County has launched a Peer Jury Program, through which students who commit first-time non-violent offenses are assigned a punishment by other students instead of going before a juvenile court judge. "Coming from a teenager their own age, it really makes an impact on them. That's the point," said a prosecutor involved in the program Peer juries began in Chicago in 1995 and are currently offered in Elgin, Aurora and Dundee Township.

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