Special Report | Pride and joy of Illinois? Leading state business group makes case for Bears tax break
As a draft of legislation that would give the Chicago Bears a massive property tax break at Arlington Park emerges in Springfield, the NFL franchise has a major backer in its corner. Illinois Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Todd Maisch's lobbying pitch to legislators is practically a version of the "Bear Down, Chicago Bears" fight song, which famously proclaims the team as the "pride and joy of Illinois."
Business | It's 'sheer madness,' but Valentine's Day provides a sweet spot for suburban retailers"They're looking for the one item their love loves," according to one suburban retailer. So local stores are getting ready for Valentine's Day.
News | Top dog: Canines from across the country compete in GrayslakeThousands of canines, along with their human pals, traveled from across the country to the Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center in Grayslake over the weekend to see who ranked as top dog at the Cool Cluster Dog Show.
News | Catholic parishes in Prospect Heights, Mount Prospect to consolidateSt. Alphonsus Liguori in Prospect Heights and St. Thomas Becket in Mount Prospect will unite as one parish with two worship sites, one pastor and one pastoral team, effective July 1, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced over the weekend.
Transportation | Why is it taking so long to bring electric school buses into suburban fleets?The electric vehicle, a technology in the making for decades, is one of the hottest topics of the current movement to decarbonize and fight climate change. But while personal EVs are not uncommon, electric school buses are a much rarer sight.
News | Some practical tips to keep pets safe during coyote mating seasonOwners of cats and small dogs are reminded to be more vigilant during coyote mating season.
News | Suburban Skyview: Snow globe world encompases a group of dog walkersIn this week's Suburban Skyview column, A light dusting of snow surrounds people as the walk their dogs at Fox River Bluff West Forest Preserve in St. Charles
News | 'An indelible mark on Aurora': Fred Rodgers, tireless champion for young people, diesAurora has lost a civic icon who spent decades guiding the city's young people onto the path of success. Fred Rodgers, a fierce champion and advocate for youth, died early Saturday morning, Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin announced.
Lake County | Coroner: Remains found in Libertyville identified, foul play not suspectedHuman remains discovered in November in Libertyville have been identified and foul play is not suspected in the death, according to a news release from the Lake County Coroner's Office.
Crime | Two shot in reported drive-by shooting in BartlettPolice are investigating after two people with gunshot wounds walked into the Streamwood police station Saturday night treporting they were victims of a drive-by shooting in neighboring Bartlett.
Business | BizWeek: Gordon Ramsay opening restaurant in Naperville; Baxter selling Deerfield HQThe Week in Business: Baxter is nearing the sale of its Deerfield headquarters; Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay explains why he plans to open a restaurant in Naperville.
Crime | Measure to ease path for name changes sent to governorA bill sent to Gov. J.B. Pritzker would lift restrictions on Illinois residents who can't change their names because of past crimes.
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