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.
News | Group wants to build $21 million affordable housing development in Elgin. Neighbors oppose itAn Elgin-based non-profit organization wants to build a $21 million affordable housing development on Elgin's northwest side. Neighbors don't like, saying the loss of the wooded area the project would go on will cause flooding, noise and bring unwanted renters to an area where most people own their homes.
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.
Crime | Police: Man found shot to death in vehicle in Oak BrookOak Brook police are investigating a murder of a man found shot to death inside a vehicle on the village's west side.
Music | Festivals June 9-15: Chicago Blues Fest, Rails to Victory, Mundelein Craft Beer Fest and moreIf you haven't made it to an outdoor concert, movie in the park, cruise night or festival yet, there are variety of options happening across the suburbs this week. The best part? Most are free to attend.
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.
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.
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.
News | Longtime District 207 superintendent Wallace to retire in 2024Maine Township High School District 207's veteran superintendent will retire at the end of the 2023-24 school year.
Dining | Now's the time to make suburban dining plans for Father's DayImpress dad by planning a special brunch, lunch or dinner outing for Father's Day (hint: it's Sunday, June 18) in advance. There are many suburban restaurants that already have plans in the works, and reservations are being taken now.
Business | New ice cream shop in Algonquin has a focus on communityAlgonquin's newest ice cream shop may look like another small local ice cream option from the outside, but owner Mariangela Bolognini said its focus on community makes it stand out.
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.
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- 11:20 AMSalute to the Class of 2023: Glenbrook North, Glenbrook South
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