Columns | 'Not all that unusual' but quick drought for suburbs: What you should do with fire, your lawn
Though a moderate drought is not uncommon for the suburbs, the dry weather leading to this year's conditions is: Last month was the Chicago area's fourth-driest May on record. Impacts have been limited so far, but experts say the weather could be further cause for agricultural and ecological concern if we don't see enough rain in the coming months.
Special Report | 'Due diligence': Naperville mayor defends meeting with Bears about stadium possibilitiesThe Naperville City Council met Tuesday for the first time since Mayor Scott Wehrli sat down with Chicago Bears President Kevin Warren to discuss the possibility of building a stadium in Naperville. And Wehrli defended his Bears meeting.
Manufacturing | Business that doesn't pass neighbors' smell test is suing Mount ProspectA livestock feed manufacturer that has stirred up odor complaints from neighbors over the past four years is suing Mount Prospect to stop the village from taking steps that could lead its closing.
Transportation | After a 2-month respite, Long Grove's iconic bridge struck twiceAfter a bit of a breather, Long Grove's historic bridge is beginning once again to take a pounding. It recently sustained a one-two punch, first on Friday and again on Monday.
News | Aurora's Paramount Theatre receives state grant for infrastructure upgradesAurora's 1,843-seat Paramount Theatre receives a $400,000 state grant for infrastructure improvements that include accessibility and security updates and restroom upgrades, state Rep. Barbara Hernandez announced Tuesday.
News | Contracts for 2nd net-zero building on Lake County forest board agendaA $4.8 million, net-zero energy building is expected to be part of major improvements at the Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda.
News | Family members, first responders lauded for saving two Hoffman Estates men with CPRWomen from different families helped save the lives of two loved ones in Hoffman Estates on the same day this spring by practicing the CPR instructions they received from emergency dispatchers.
Crime | Bail set for man charged in accidental shooting of toddler in Vernon HillsA Lake County judge set bail at $250,000 for the 19-year-old man facing charges in the accidental shooting of a 2-year-old girl Friday at a Vernon Hills home.
Crime | Buffalo Grove officials working to resolve inoperative cameras at train stationA Buffalo Grove man whose catalytic converter was stolen recently from the Buffalo Grove train station parking lot told village board members he is concerned after learning from a police officer that the station's security cameras are not working.
Crime | Defense hopes to exclude more statements made to police in 1972 Naperville murder caseAn attorney for a Minnesota man charged in the 1972 killing of a Naperville teenager is seeking to suppress statements he made to authorities at a Minnesota police station.
Education | District 25 launches search for Bein's successorThe Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 board has launched a search for the successor to Superintendent Lori Bein, who is set to retire about a year from now.
Illinois | Illinois Google users to receive about $95 each as part of settlementIllinois residents who filed a claim to receive a portion of a $100 million settlement that Google agreed to last year in a biometric data privacy class-action lawsuit will get around $95 each.
Special Report | Bears can continue to gain revenue from Arlington Park billboard, board decidesEven as the Bears flirt with Naperville, Arlington Heights village board members didn't use any leverage of their own Monday when they granted an extension to an electronic billboard sign approval for the new Arlington Park property owner.
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