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2015/01/26 20:40
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Authorities say a malfunctioning space heater is to blame for a fire Saturday that caused an estimated $75,000 damage to a Mount Prospect apartment building. Mount Prospect firefighters called to the...
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2015/01/26 11:40
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Plenty of incumbents will be on ballots for April's general consolidated election, but few have served as long as Stevenson High School's Merv Roberts. Roberts has been on the Lincolnshire school's...
2015/01/26 06:14
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A website launching Monday will turn wonkish government data into interactive maps on the quality of bridges, roads and rail transportation across Cook and six other counties with the intention of...
2015/01/24 13:40
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Today's winner of a $100 bill through the Believe Project is Trudy Lewis of Des Plaines. "I would donate the $100 gift to the Anderson family of Streamwood. I first met Guilianna Anderson when she...
2015/01/23 15:13
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A suspect described by authorities as "one of the most prolific, if not the most prolific safecrackers, in the Chicago area in the last 20 years" has been arrested, police said Monday. The suspect,...
2015/01/22 18:08
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Officials say dozens of new applications for so-called enterprise zones in Illinois are under review. Illinois law allows a limited number of zones each year that are aimed...
2015/01/22 17:40
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Schaumburg officials have reduced their recommended annual impact fee for a medical marijuana dispensary from $100,000 to $37,752. The new recommendation, to be voted on Tuesday, assumes one police...
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2015/01/22 16:45
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The new operator of Des Plaines' downtown summer festival says he's going to try as hard as he can to break even on an event that's lost money for years, though he admits it's likely it will operate...
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2015/01/22 11:41
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While Pat Quinn was governor, he twice vetoed plans to license more casinos and add slot machines at horse-racing tracks. Now, with Gov. Bruce Rauner installed in Springfield, proponents of expanding...
2015/01/22 11:40
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Citing parking concerns and a desire for retail, Des Plaines aldermen have unanimously rejected plans for a 62-unit townhouse development near downtown. Lexington Homes proposed developing three...
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2015/01/21 23:14
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Des Plaines, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Drivers on the Tri-State Tollway in the northwest suburbs will see some overnight lane closures starting Wednesday night. One northbound open road tolling...
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2015/01/21 16:44
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Elk Grove Village resident Eric Fisher has won $1 million in the Illinois Lottery, officials announced Wednesday. "My children cheered nonstop when I told them we'd won a million dollars," Eric...
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2015/01/21 14:40
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A utility pole and a transformer caught fire Tuesday afternoon in Elk Grove Village. The transformer fire, which was also on a utility pole 3 feet from the B & M Plastic Inc. building at 2001 Arthur...
2015/01/20 20:44
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DOWNEY - The Firestone Boulevard building that once housed the world's first-ever Taco Bell building is now vacant, and a local preservationist group may need help to avoid a date between the building...
2015/01/20 18:33
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After new Bears coach John Fox won the news conference by three touchdowns Monday at Halas Hall and the crowd started to scatter, he thanked his audience before sharing something as much for himself...
2015/01/20 11:40
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Members of Des Plaines' special events commission want to give the city's downtown summer festival a makeover, which could include a new name and more local food vendors. The first step, they...
2015/01/20 11:40
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Backers of more gambling in Illinois are getting ready to introduce legislation that would create five new casinos and allow slot machines at horse racing tracks like Arlington International, similar...
2015/01/19 08:41
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... Charges are not evidence of guilt. Under law, individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty. • A man and woman were seen on a security video taking 133 containers of baby formula and three...
2015/01/18 08:40
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Q. I use lots of basil in my cooking and always grow several plants in my garden during the summer. At this time of the year I miss fresh basil and find the small packages in the grocery store to be...
2015/01/17 13:41
2015/01/17 13:41
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Rosemont will spend about $571,000 a year to lease hundreds of security cameras that will be installed at several public venues. The cameras will be placed throughout the village's...
2015/01/26 20:40
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