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  • Griffin: Taxes grow even as property values drop Aug 27, 2014 5:00 AM
    Over five years, the assessed value of property in 44 suburban townships dropped 26.8 percent. At the same time, property tax levies in those areas averaged an 8.3 percent increase. The comparison is one way of showing how tax bills can climb even as property values go down. “It's scary when you think about it because you really don't own your home,” a tax watchdog group leader says.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Aug 28, 2014 4:35 PM
    Several steel chain saws, valued at $3,500, were stolen between 5 p.m. Aug. 20 and 2:10 p.m. Aug. 21 from a trailer near Old Kirk and Reed roads near Geneva, according to a sheriff’s report.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Aug 26, 2014 6:08 PM
    Michael C. Stewart, who police said is homeless, was charged with felony theft from the Batavia Public Library, at 3:41 p.m. Monday at the library, according to a police report.

  • The summer of 1914: Top news stories in Elgin Aug 21, 2014 4:10 PM
    What do gumball machines, saloons, race cars and doctors have in common? They were all among the top news stories in Elgin 100 years ago. Here's a look at the top headlines in the summer of 1914.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Aug 19, 2014 4:54 PM
    Andre M. Maisonet. 24, of Sugar Grove, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to reduce speed after crash at 12:23 p.m. Saturday at Healy and Bliss roads near Sugar Grove, according to a sheriff’s report.

  • Schaumburg Township tax appeals due Sept. 19 Aug 19, 2014 6:35 PM
    Schaumburg Township Assessor John Lawson announced Tuesday that the Cook County assessor will accept property assessment appeals through Sept. 19. Appeals may be done at the Schaumburg Township Assessor’s office during normal business hours or online at

  • Paniagua guilty of 2010 Mount Prospect murder Aug 19, 2014 7:08 PM
    A Cook County jury deliberated for about an hour before convicting Edwin Paniagua of murdering Jean Louis Wattecamps of Mount Prospect. “I think the jury saw things as they were,” Wattecamps’ sister, Marie Schutt, said after hearing the verdict Tuesday. “It’s still a sad day for all of us.”

  • Tri-Cities police reports Aug 18, 2014 4:35 PM
    A Browning 12-gauge Citori XT shotgun, valued at $2,650, was reported stolen at 1:05 p.m. Aug. 9 from the St. Charles Sportsman’s Club, 44W471 Keslinger Road near Elburn, according to a sheriff’s report.

  • Fox Valley police reports Aug 18, 2014 4:48 PM
    Michael G. Russo, 56, of Crystal Lake was charged with theft early Monday after he walked out of a bar without paying a $12 tab and leaving behind a debit card that was declined, according to a police report says.

  • Prosecutors play murder suspect’s statements to police Aug 18, 2014 7:47 PM
    Prosecutors on Monday played several video recordings in which defendant Edwin Paniagua describes to police the final harrowing moments in the life of Mount Prospect resident Jean Louis Wattecamps.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Aug 15, 2014 6:16 PM
    Ebony J. Stanford-Trotter, 19, of Batavia, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding and driving while her license is suspended at 11:43 p.m. Thursday in the 0-99 block of West Wilson Street, according to a police report.

  • Medical examiner testifies about victim’s stab wounds Aug 15, 2014 7:57 PM
    An assistant Cook County medical examiner on Friday described the wounds prosecutors say a pair of would-be robbers inflicted upon a 52-year-old Mount Prospect man as the murder trial of one of the defendants entered its second day. Edwin Paniagua, 19, is charged with first-degree murder in the July 2010 stabbing death of Jean Louis Wattecamps, a baggage handler for American Eagle who prosecutors say met his attackers for the first time at his apartment complex swimming pool mere hours before his death.

  • Township: Repeal prevailing wage law Aug 14, 2014 1:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Sharon Langlotz-Johnson and the rest of the Palatine Township board want to make it clear they passed the Prevailing Wage law only because they had to, not because they wanted to.

  • Hanover Township offering perks for blood drive Aug 14, 2014 2:34 PM
    Hanover Township and Heartland Blood Centers will host a blood drive in Bartlett Sept. 2. "Summer is the time of greatest need for blood donations," Trustee Steve Caramelli said. "A few minutes out of your day to donate a pint of blood could help to save a life."

  • Trial set for Lake Villa Township man accused of shooting neighbor while showing off guns Aug 14, 2014 4:25 PM
    A Lake Villa Township man charged with shooting a neighbor while showing off his handguns almost a year ago is set to go to trial Sept. 15, Lake County officials said Thursday.

  • 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.”

  • Free health screenings at Palatine fair Aug 12, 2014 2:49 PM
    Palatine Township will be holding a Health and Happiness Fair from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug.19, at the Palatine Township offices at 721 S. Quentin Road, Palatine, to provide the families of Palatine Township with a variety of free screenings and answers to health related questions.

  • Renovated museum opens: Aug 12, 2014 4:46 PM
    The public is invited to the grand opening of the newly renovated Andrew C. Cook House and Museum, home of the Wauconda Township Historical Society, at 711 N. Main St., Wauconda, from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23.

  • Townships, Motorola team for job fair Sept. 9 Aug 12, 2014 4:40 PM
    Motorola Solutions and Schaumburg and Palatine townships are partnering to sponsor a job fair next month for seniors, persons with disabilities and veterans. The job fair will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Schaumburg Township, 1 Illinois Blvd., in Hoffman Estates.

  • Families invited to meet candidates Aug 11, 2014 9:52 PM
    Families are invited to a Cookout with the Candidates from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Lions Park in Elburn, sponsored by the Western Kane County Republican Organization. Sign up by Aug. 17.

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