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3 hrs ago | Glenview Announcements
Northfield resident Jan Churchwell took the oath of office as New Trier Township assessor on July 30, taking over the post from Interim Assessor JoAnn Shrier Gordon.
7 hrs ago | Daily Herald
A 19-year-old Hoffman Estates man has been charged with felony residential burglary after a chase by a village resident.
8 hrs ago | The Southtown Star
Overnight thunderstorms led to flooding in Oak Lawn and some surrouding towns, resulting in traffic nightmares, school closures and waterlogged basements.
11 hrs ago | Daily Herald
A flash flood warning is in effect for portions of Cook, Lake and DuPage counties this morning due to heavy rains that fell overnight, meteorologists say.
In exchange for Vantrell Jackson's guilty plea to the class 2 felonies, Cook County Judge Thomas Fecarotta sentenced him to nine years in prison.
Illinoisans started registering to vote online for the first time in June, and the daily tally of applications is beginning to grow.
In 2011, editors at GlobalPost - a Boston-based international news site - talked him into a stateside writing job.
The Cal-Sag Channel is a manmade waterway constructed to connect the Little Calumet River with the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal.
A 9-year-old boy was killed Wednesday afternoon and seven others were wounded in city shootings throughout the day.
A Hoffman Estates man who rear-ended a cab whose driver died more than two months ago on the Jane Addams Tollway was coming back from giving a UberX ride and is being sued by the cabdriver's son.
An Illinois appeals court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling barring a question from the November ballot about whether to impose legislative term limits, dealing another potential setback to Republican Bruce Rauner's campaign for governor.
A bicycle on the ground at the scene of a police-involved shooting Tuesday night on the Far South Side.
At least one robbery suspect held two children and two adults hostage for a second day Wednesday inside a suburban Chicago home as authorities continued round-the-clock negotiations with the alleged perpetrator, authorities said.
Police say they rescued four hostages -- two children and two women -- and arrested two suspects Wednesday morning, ending a two-day hostage situation at a suburban Chicago house.
When war reporter James Foley wasn't writing for GlobalPost or recording video for AFP or appearing on the PBS "NewsHour," he occasionally shared stories on his own blog, aptly titled "A World of Troubles."
The owner of gun shop Shore Galleries has proposed relocating to 6950 Central Park Ave., shown, and adding a shooting range.
Updated: Fri Aug 22, 2014 01:37 pm
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