News | Palatine votes to allow marijuana businesses in town
About 140 people filled the Palatine village council chambers Monday night to lobby for both sides of the issue of recreational marijuana sales, but in the end village leaders felt they were "boxed into a really bad law" and voted to allow marijuana retailers in the town.
Transportation | Pedestrian killed by Metra train in Arlington HeightsA pedestrian was struck and killed by an inbound Metra train at the station at Arlington International Racecourse this morning.
Business Ledger | An equal share of legal pot: Entrepreneurs look to communities hurt by laws in the pastWhen Illinois begins accepting applications today from the general public to open recreational marijuana stores, Zuly Gomez and Alexander Perez hope they'll have an edge in getting licensed to open businesses in Elgin and Aurora. They are applying under a "social equity" component of legalization in the new state law that will provide opportunities to people and communities historically affected by marijuana criminalization.
Education | District 59 plan to borrow $39 million rankles residentsElk Grove Township Elementary District 59 has proposed $42.8 million worth of building projects to fix leaky roofs, replace old heating and cooling systems, and lay fresh asphalt on parking lots over the course of at least the next three years. But the primary plan to fund it -- mostly through loans repaid via a property tax increase -- was questioned Monday night by a group of taxpayers who've been critical of district administrators and the school board.
Dining | Naperville bartender's invention wins Daily Herald martini contestA Naperville bartender's cocktail called #IDKSurpriseMe, a drink he created on the fly when a customer asked him for something new, earned him a first-place finish Monday night at the Daily Herald's ninth annual Best Martini in the 'Burbs Contest.
News | Was South Elgin cop let off easy after domestic violence charges, violating order on drinking?South Elgin police officer Shane Christenson, who for a year was allowed to carry a gun only while on duty, has been working under a "last chance" disciplinary agreement. The officer was disciplined after he violated an order to abstain from alcohol after he was indicted on domestic violence charges in Elgin, charges that later were reduced to disorderly conduct.
News | Schaumburg murder probe renews suspicions about 2011 crash that killed eye doctor's wifeMcHenry County authorities say they are monitoring Cook County's investigation into the stabbing death of an Algonquin eye doctor's girlfriend for any connection to the death of the doctor's wife in a 2011 car crash.
Crime | Zion elementary principal charged with sex crimeA Zion elementary school principal is facing charges he sexually assaulted a student at a school he worked at in Kenosha, Wisconsin, a decade ago.
News | Mundelein board says thanks but no thanks to old Franks for the Memories signThe iconic pole sign outside Mundelein's Franks for the Memories restaurant is headed to the scrap pile.
Politics | 'We must act': Democrats unveil Trump impeachment chargesHouse Democrats announced two articles of impeachment Tuesday against President Donald Trump -- abuse of power and obstruction of Congress -- pushing toward historic votes over charges he corrupted the U.S. election process and endangered national security in his dealings with Ukraine.
News | Believe Project: $100 to help a friend who puts everyone before herselfToday's recipient of a $100 bill through our Believe Project is Diane Purpura of Bartlett. Here is her story ...
Business | Hoffman Estates recommends incentive to spur growth at cornersHoffman Estates officials are poised to grant an economic incentive Jan. 6 to spur development just west of The Arboretum of South Barrington shopping center, helping the vacant site join in on the commercial development going on around it.
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