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Why property assessments are up 15%-25% in Northwest suburbs
Northwest Suburban Cook County property owners are getting a dose of sticker shock this year, as triennial reassessment notices have been averging 15 to 25 percent increases by township.
Dramatic changes coming to Bloomingdale resort
The Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort will permanently close its golf course and conference center as part of a plan to preserve and improve the hotel on the Bloomingdale property.
Schaumburg, Motorola Solutions eyeing redevelopment agreement
Though Motorola Solutions is moving its global headquarters from Schaumburg to Chicago, a redevelopment agreement for a portion of its former campus is being negotiated that would retain 1,600 of the telecommunication company's employees.
Report of missing Gurnee man takes strange turns
Lake County sheriff's deputies spent 12 hours searching for a 46-year-old Gurnee man reported missing after an accident Friday night before finding him and taking him to the hospital for treatment of his injuries, the sheriff's office said in a news release.
Constable: Suburban camp for kids with disabilities fuels fun
In 2000, Dr. Nancy Keck of Prospect Heights and registered nurse Ingrid Thompson of Park Ridge started a summer camp for kids with the kind of developmental and physical disabilities that most camps can't handle. The unique Camp SOAR still succeeds with campers, and counselors.
Chicago White Sox send Sale home following 'incident'
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale was scheduled to start against the Detroit Tigers Saturday night at U.S. Cellular Field. Sale was scratched and sent home following a clubhouse incident.
Cutting to the chase: White Sox suspend Sale for 5 days
Temperamental ace starting pitcher Chris Sale was suspended for five days Sunday. On Saturday, Sale reportedly cut up all of the 1976 throwback uniforms the Chicago White Sox were scheduled to wear against the Detroit Tigers before being scratched and sent home.
Firefighters extricate man in one-vehicle crash on Route 53
Man extricated in single-vehicle crash at I-290/Route 53 in Elk Grove Village.
Rauner signs plans aimed at curbing local government costs
Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday signed legislation from a bipartisan duo of suburban lawmakers geared toward cutting local government costs.
Driver killed, six others injured in Fox Lake crash
At least one person died and six others were rushed to the hospital after a crash involving a pickup truck and three motorcycles on State Park Road about a quarter mile north of Route 12 in Fox Lake Saturday, authorities said.
Rozner: Would White Sox really consider rebuild?
It's about time the Chicago White Sox talk about a teardown and rebuild.
Re-enactment in Elgin pays homage to Vietnam veterans
Vietnam veterans are being honored this weekend as part of the 2/327th Vietnam Reenactment Group's first "Return to the A Shau: A Vietnam Living History Event" at Camp Big Timber near Elgin.
Wadsworth man faces multiple drug charges
A Wadsworth man described by authorities as a known street gang member has been charged with multiple drug offenses following a month-long investigation by Lake County and federal authorities.
Illinois governor working with police on marijuana bill
Gov. Bruce Rauner is working with Illinois state police on how to handle a proposal to make marijuana possession in small amounts punishable only with fines and not jail under a bill he appears poised to sign
Google sprints ahead in AI building blocks, leaving rivals wary
There's a high-stakes race under way in Silicon Valley to develop software that makes it easy to weave artificial intelligence technology into almost everything, and Google has sprinted into the lead.
Mount Prospect driver, Lisle man die in wrong-way Route 53 crash
A 21-year-old Mount Prospect man driving south in the northbound lanes of Route 53 in Rolling Meadows and another driver were killed early Tuesday in a head-on collision, authorities said.
This basic security mistake led to the Houston Astros hack
Former St. Louis Cardinals executive Christopher Correa's crime sounds high tech at first glance: He broke into the Houston Astros' online statistics database. But details of the breach showed that he wasn't some criminal mastermind. Instead, his data heist hinged on one of the most common security mistakes: a bad password.
Ostrowski: Incident or not, Sale is a top commodity
Did Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale hurt his trade value with his latest incident Saturday? Not likely.
Windy City Bulls invite ticket holders to court unveiling
Season ticket holders were invited to an exclusive event at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates Saturday, for the unveiling of a new basketball court and Windy City Bulls logo.
Guilty verdict in McHenry murder and entombment case
A jury deliberated nearly three hours Friday before convicting a McHenry man of killing his girlfriend and entombing her body in his home for more than a year.
York Township Republican Committeeman resigns in wake of Trump nomination
York Township Republican Committeeman Chris Ladd has announced his resignation in protest of Donald Trump's nomination for president.
Filmmaker juggles mind-boggling conspiracy theories in 'Hillary's America'
Dinesh D'Souza's "Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party" is a bumpy, off-the-rails train to Paranoia Town, Dann Gire says.
Fire heavily damages Wheaton garage
Unattended cooking appears to have caused a Friday afternoon fire that heavily damaged a detached garage in Wheaton, authorities said.
Northwest suburban police blotter
A Hanover Park man was charged with aggravated assault after Streamwood police said he threatened an Uber driver with a baseball bat. The man told police he mistakenly thought the driver was dating his ex-girlfriend, the police report said.
St. Charles man charged in Elgin armed robbery
A St. Charles man has been charged with the armed robbery of a gas station in Elgin earlier this month, police said.
Changes lead to a mix of old, new for Goo Goo Dolls
The Goo Goo Dolls' 11th studio album features a mix of anthems and ballads. They'll play those songs and past hits at a July 26 show at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island.
Geneva Arts Fair continues Sunday in the downtown area
The 15th annual Geneva Arts Fair opened Saturday with 158 artists exhibiting their work and it continues today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the downtown area. Admission is free.
Otto: Arrieta's gem against Mets off the charts
The chart says Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta tossed a real gem in his last start, against the New York Mets.
Apple's iOS 10 beta hints at lots of change -- not all of it welcome
Apple is releasing a new version of its mobile operating system this fall, bringing the company up to a nice round number: iOS 10. Ahead of launch, Apple is allowing anyone to test the software and give their feedback. There are many things I like. Other tweaks to the system overall seem to move away from the logical, simple design that make Apple stand out in the first place.
Carpentersville street transformed into giant slip 'n slide
Maple Avenue in Carpentersville was transformed into a giant slip 'n slide Saturday, giving suburban residents a chance to experience what organizers called one of the steepest hills on this year's Slide the City schedule.
Fines or not, WNBA got it right with this controversy
Like it or not and whether it rescinded its decision, the WNBA has the right to levy fines against players for wearing T-shirts that support causes such as "Black Lives Matter," if that breaks rules of the league. This is life in the real world.
New Long Grove fest is all about craft beer
The streets in historic downtown Long Grove are closed Friday and Saturday for a new festival that pays homage to the Chicago area's craft beer scene.
How suburban women in politics helped blaze trail for Hillary Clinton
As Hillary Clinton prepares to make history at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia by becoming the first woman major-party nominee for president, suburban women tell how times have changed since they broke the glass ceiling in politics.
Elgin nurse hopes to represent Puerto Rico in Rio Olympics
A pediatric nurse at Elmhurst Hospital will find out this weekend whether she will be invited to compete in the Olympics for Puerto Rico's track team.
Weekend picks: Slide the City in Carpentersville
Slip and slide on the 1000-foot water slide in Carpentersville for one day only! More on this and other weekend fun.
Suburban 4-H: 'It's not just farming and vegetables'
Why would a suburban kid join a 4-H club? Because 'it's not just farming and vegetables.'
Trump: France, others hit by terror may face more screening
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is asserting that countries like France that he says are compromised by terrorism may be subjected to the "extreme vetting" he proposes as a deterrent to attacks in the U.S.
Arlington Heights man spotted prisoner hiding in his garage
An Arlington Heights man looked out his window and saw an escaped Rolling Meadows prisoner trying to hide in his garage during a manhunt Wednesday afternoon.
Innovation aplenty at Elgin hospital tech fair
A robot that assists with surgery, a paper clip-sized implant that warns of heart failure and more will be on display at the Healthy Tech Fair at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin.
Through descendants, vivid tales of Eastland survivors keep memory alive
101 years ago Sunday the S.S. Eastland pitched over in the Chicago River, taking the lives of 884 passengers and crew - still the single worst shipwreck disaster on the Great Lakes. Through the East Disaster Historical Society, the Daily Herald talked with three descendants of survivors, whose riveting stories of that day keep the disaster alive.
Massive 'Pokemon Go' event planned Saturday in Elgin
A "Massive Lure Drop" from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday in downtown Elgin is expected to attracts hundreds of players.
Study shows acupuncture can lower blood pressure
A recent study showed that acupuncture needles placed in the right points on the body can significantly lower blood pressure.
Woman struck and killed by vehicle in Gurnee
A 58-year-old Waukegan woman was struck and killed by a vehicle Friday morning as she was walking on a Gurnee sidewalk.
Dawn Patrol: What witnesses saw before Route 53 head-on collision
Mount Prospect driver, Lisle man die in wrong-way crash on Route 53. Federal mental health bill shifts focus to preventing tragedy. Trial begins for McHenry man accused of killing girlfriend. O'Hare gate expansions good news for western access, DuPage's Cronin says. Big new plane lands at O'Hare. Man dies after driving under semitrailer truck in Wadsworth.
Bring an appetite to Veggie Fest
Even if you're not a vegetarian, you should bring an appetite to Veggie Fest. It's all about food and flavor.
Palatine teen held on $2 million bail on sexual assault charges
A Palatine teen was ordered held on $2 million bail Wednesday on charges he sexually assaulted two young girls beginning in 2011 and continuing through June 2016.
Maine West girls basketball coach Derril Kipp dies
Heavy hearts prevailed throughout the Illinois high school girls basketball world Tuesday with the passing of Derril Kipp, the fifth-winningest girls basketball coach in state history who helped bring Maine West High School a state title.
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