Business | Elgin merchants push back on proposal to charge 10-cent fee per shopping bag
The Elgin City Council heard a proposal Wednesday from the city's sustainability commission proposing a 10 cent single-use shopping bag fee. After hearing negative reaction from retailers and raising questions about specifics of the plan, the council tabled the issue for now.
News | 'There is something magical about carousels': Volunteer meticulously restores Lambs Farm horsesThere's something magical about carousels, says volunteer David Hamel, who spent 18 months meticulously repairing and painting the "jumping" horses on the carousel at Lambs Farm.
Politics | Cat declawing, indoor vaping could be bannedOne measure that recently passed in the state House would make it illegal to declaw a cat if the procedure is not medically necessary. Among the legislation to clear the state Senate is a ban on using e-cigarettes in public places.
Education | Principal's award part of 'amazing year' at Rolling Meadows High SchoolIn a year that already included a visit by first lady Jill Biden and three Cabinet secretaries, Rolling Meadows High School Principal Eileen Hart added one more recognition Friday to cap off her long career in education: state high school principal of the year.
Music | Her next big stage: Algonquin woman auditions for 'American Idol'Tune in Sunday to watch Algonquin's Caroline Baran, also known as Kaeyra, audition on "American Idol."
White Sox | Cease to start White Sox opener vs. AstrosThe White Sox made it official Friday morning: Last year's AL Cy Young runner-up Dylan Cease will start Thursday's season opener vs. the Houston Astros.
Transportation | Tollway employee disciplined after hanging ropeThe Illinois tollway has disciplined an employee who hung up a rope attached to a bottle with an image from "Silence of the Lambs"at work. Several co-workers were disturbed and outraged. The employee said it was a joke gone wrong.
Transportation | Stricter rules for RV parking enacted in South BarringtonDrivers of campers, boats on trailers, motor homes and other recreational vehicles now face stricter rules if they want to park in South Barrington.
Lake County | Vernon Hills man gets 8 years in prison for 'long cons'Vernon Hills man gets 8 years in prison for 'long cons'
Lake County | Authorities: Palatine man sexually assaulted woman at gunpoint at Riverwoods hotelA Palatine man has been accused of forcing a woman to perform a sex act at gunpoint at a Riverwoodshotel in December.
News | St. Charles City Council approves construction bid for First Street Plaza expansion projectThe second and final phase of the First Street Plaza expansion project is expected to get underway in the coming weeks after the majority of alderpersons at Monday's St. Charles City Council meeting approved awarding a $4.3 million bid for the project's second phase to Martam Construction.
Movies | C2E2 returns: How Chicago's comic con is evolving along with today's fansYes, Marvel and "Mandalorian" fans will be pleased. But so will K-pop stans, anime lovers and Gen Y nostalgics when the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo returns March 31-April 2 to McCormick Place.
Crime | Powder, threat sent to Manhattan DA investigating TrumpA powdery substance was found Friday with a threatening letter in a mailroom at the offices of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, the latest security scare as the prosecutor weighs a potential historic indictment of former President Donald Trump, authorities said.
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