Frank Gary heats ribs at the Pigfoot booth during the Rockin’ Rib Fest Friday at Sunset Park in Lake in the Hills in 2023.

Rib Fest in Lake in the Hills will have mask ban

Lake in the Hills officials voted to ban face coverings at the Rockin’ Rib Fest to be put on by the local Rotary Club next month.

Chicago Bears President and CEO Kevin Warren was named Friday to the Intersect Illinois board, a panel of private sector and civic leaders that aims to bring economic growth and jobs to Illinois.

Seeking to strengthen ties with business community, Bears president joins state economic development panel

Kevin Warren was named Friday to a statewide public-private economic development organization’s board — another recent sign of how the Chicago Bears president and CEO is ...

Amid public outcry over plans to close the Palatine Stables, the Palatine Park District is having a structural engineering firm conduct a broader assessment of conditions at the facility.

Hold your horses: Park district taking another look at Palatine Stables

In the wake of public outcry over the impending closure of its Palatine Stables, the Palatine Park District is expanding its initial review of the facility’s conditions.

Glen Ellyn Police Chief Philip Norton with one of the sunscreen dispensers he’s had installed in locker rooms at the police station. Norton is encouraging officers to protect themselves after he recently battled two types of skin cancer.

Why Glen Ellyn police chief says Jimmy Buffett saved his life

The late Jimmy Buffett is best remembered for tropical rock hits like “Margaritaville” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” but Glen Ellyn Police Chief Philip Norton fondly recalls the singer for more personal reasons. “Jimmy Buffett saved my life,” Norton told his village board last month.

After six years, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit again is patrolling Lake Michigan.

After 6 years, Lake County sheriff’s marine unit resumes patrols on Lake Michigan

The marine unit has been unable to patrol the more than 900 square miles of Lake Michigan in its jurisdiction because it didn’t have a boat that could safely operate on Lake Michigan.

Melissa Calusinski

Carpentersville woman convicted in toddler’s death to get clemency hearing

Melissa Calusinski, the former day care worker convicted of the 2009 death of Deerfield toddler Benjamin Kingan receives a clemency hearing next month before the Illinois Prisoner Review Board

Reginald Meadows

Wrongful death lawsuit filed nearly a year after DuPage County mass shooting

The fiancee of a man who was shot to death last year in an unincorporated area near Willowbrook is suing two stores in the strip mall where the mass shooting happened.

Opponents are protesting a plan to build a Gas N Wash station and other businesses at Hintz and Old Buffalo Grove roads in Wheeling. The proposal won the recommendation of the village’s plan commission Wednesday night.

Despite opposition, gas station plan moves forward in Wheeling

A divided Wheeling plan commission on Wednesday night voted to recommend approval of plans for a gas station and other businesses on the village’s west side.


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