Weekend in Review: Standoff in Arlington Hts; Charges in slaying
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Mulder leaves lasting legacy in Arlington Hts.
On the eve of her leaving the Arlington Heights mayor's office she's held for two decades, Arlene Mulder says she's hasn't thought much about her legacy. But many around her say one doesn't have to look far to see all that she has accomplished -- a revitalized downtown that other suburbs have emulated, a heightened reputation regionally and nationally, and a network of strong relationships between the village government, park district and business community, among others. Full story.
Tense moments in downtown Arlington Hts.
A 38-year-old man threatening to take his life was taken to the hospital for evaluation after a standoff that brought SWAT teams and a huge presence of heavily armed police into downtown Arlington Heights Saturday night, police said. The man, who was uninjured, had fired several shots inside a sixth floor condominium where he lives with his mother, police said. Full story.
Business, residents praise police handling of standoff
As Arlington Heights police continued to investigate a standoff that ended peacefully Saturday night, business owners, residents and shoppers in the village's downtown expressed relief and gratitude for how it was handled. Full story.
Wheeling murder suspect trying to kill rival, prosecutor says
A judge set bond at $2 million Sunday for an Arlington Heights teen charged with shooting a Wheeling man to death Wednesday while trying to gun down a rival gang member. Jesus Sanchez, 18, of the 2000 block of West Nichols Road, was trying to kill a 15-year-old boy who had joined a rival gang when he instead fatally shot 23-year-old bystander Rafael Orozco, a Cook County prosecutor said at a bond hearing. Full story.
Triple amputee hopes to inspire Boston victims
It wasn't a bomb blast, but a nearly fatal bout of Legionnaires' disease that led to the amputations of Kent Carson's left arm and both legs last year. Now the Round Lake Beach man is walking, working on driving again and would love to visit the Boston bombing victims to give them encouragement. Full story.
Visitors get rare glimpse inside Dunham Castle
Wandering through rooms of Dunham Castle in Wayne, it's easy to imagine its long gone glory days, elegant soirees with ladies in gloves and men in long coat tails. Visitors this weekend got a rare tour of the historic Wayne building. "I love it. It's absolutely gorgeous," visitor Catherine Forrest said. Still, it broke her heart to see its poor condition, she added. Full story.
Waukegan control tower still in limbo
The Waukegan Regional Airport is getting a reprieve on the fate of its control tower, but whether the airport ultimately will keep its air traffic controllers remains in question. Budget cuts resulting from the so-called sequester are poised to end funding for towers operated by private contractors at 149 smaller airports across the country. Waukegan's tower was set to close Sunday but the date's been pushed back to June 15. Full story.
Bartlett, Streamwood men charged after two-hour chase
A pair of Elgin police officers suffered minor injuries as they tried to apprehend two men from on burglary charges at the onset of a nearly two-hour chase that went from Elgin into Chicago and then ended in Wisconsin early Saturday, police said. Full story.
Future in doubt for historic W. Chicago house
Time appears to be running out for the Joel Wiant House. After being a fixture in downtown West Chicago for more than 143 years, the brick building at 151 W. Washington St. has been vacant for years and fallen into disrepair. The city, which owns the house, is trying to sell it for a dollar. Full story.
Election fights costly to Island Lake taxpayers
The lengthy and ultimately fruitless attempts to knock Island Lake Mayor-elect Charles Amrich and Trustee-elect Tony Sciarrone off last month's ballot cost the village nearly $44,125 in legal fees, records show. Full story.
Values down, tax rates up in Lake County
Lake County tax bills that went out last month again reflect a depressed real estate market. What taxpayers most likely will notice is that tax rates for various entities will jump to offset the lower property value. Full story.
Quinn rejects bill raising electric rates
Gov. Pat Quinn has rejected a plan to increase electric rates by roughly $70 million, a proposal ComEd says would have helped get so-called Smart Grid technology back on track. Quinn vetoed the plan Sunday saying the bill would undermine oversight and force automatic rate hikes. Full story.
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