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2 hrs ago | Evanston Review

Despite approval, Niles gun range still under fire

A month after the Niles Village Board approved a gun range's application to open up in the village, its existence remains a controversial topic.

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Related Topix: Niles, IL, Guns, Evanston, IL

3 hrs ago | The Doings Weekly

Lyons Township Treasurer's Office official defends record

The board president of the Lyons Township Treasurer's Office called a letter "reckless" from a La Grange school district seeking to withdraw and manage its own financial affairs.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Western Springs, IL

4 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Man charged with trying to meet Stickney girl, 12, for sex

Jonathan R. Guzman, 20, appeared in Bridgeview court after being charged with child pornography and indecent solicitation of a child both felonies.

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Related Topix: Stickney, IL, Bridgeview, IL, Chicago, IL, Berwyn, IL

4 hrs ago | The Southtown Star

Kustok lawyers still waiting test results on pillow case

A request for a new trial for former Orland Park resident Allan Kustok was back in court Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Orland Park, IL, Bridgeview, IL

7 hrs ago | The Southtown Star

Man charged in forest preserve shooting

A 33-year-old Chicago man has been charged in a shooting at a Cook County Forest Preserve soccer field that left one man with minor injuries, the Cook County Sheriff's office said in a news release late Monday.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Harvey, IL

Mon Sep 01, 2014

The Southtown Star

Elderly woman dies after Glenwood crash

Isabell Foster, 86, died at St. James Health in Chicago Heights at 3:05 p.m. Sunday, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

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Related Topix: Glenwood, IL, Chicago Heights, IL

Quincy Journal

Hiding public records in Illinois now a Class 4 felony

Weather on QuincyJournal.com is provided by the National Weather Service, is in the public domain, and is not covered by copyright protection.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Weather, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Chicago Heights, IL

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Southtown Star

Person shot near forest preserve in Oak Forest

The shooting happened about 5:15 p.m. at the corner of 147th Street and Ridgeland Avenue, Cook County Sheriff's spokeswoman Sophia Ansari said.

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Related Topix: Oak Forest, IL

Daily Herald

Tax appeal seminar scheduled in Des Plaines

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will hold a property tax assessment appeal seminar Monday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Des Plaines, IL

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

Multiple Lawsuits Allege Chicago, Illinois Area Doctor Sexually Abused Patient in Home

The Law Offices of Michael J. Gravlin filed suit on behalf of two victims of sexual battery and assault committed by their physician, Dr. Charles DeHaan, in Rockford, Illinois.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

Chicago Tribune

Man convicted in Schaumburg hotel robbery acquitted of attempted murder

A Cook County jury today convicted a Barrington Hills man of home invasion and robbery but acquitted him of an attempted murder charge stemming from a robbery and beating at a Schaumburg hotel.

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Related Topix: Schaumburg, IL, Barrington Hills, IL, Palatine, IL

Daily Herald

Verdict split in Schaumburg home invasion trial

Cook County jurors found Mitchell Barnes not guilty of attempted murder Friday. But the 11-woman, 1-man jury convicted the former Barrington-area man of home invasion and robbery, making the 22-year-old eligible for a prison term of up to 30 years when he is sentenced.

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Related Topix: Schaumburg, IL, Barrington, IL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Daily Herald

Monument dedicated at Burr Oak Cemetery

A monument has been dedicated at a South suburban cemetery that was the site of grave desecration scandal uncovered in 2009.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Alsip, IL

The Doings Weekly

Lyons Township Treasurer's Office under fire again for financial problems

Financial mismanagement charges continue to swirl about the Lyons Township Treasurer's Office with a second district requesting legislative relief to withdraw.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Lemont, IL, Western Springs, IL, Outsourcing

CBS Local

Two More Charged In Operation Crew Cut Racketeering Case

Jeffrey Hollinghead and Willie Feliciano have been charged in Operation Crew Cut, a major racketeering case targeting an Outfit-connected crew accused of home invasions, armed robberies, burglaries, insurance fraud, prostitution, arson and a plot to murder a witness.

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago wants Harvey's water collections seized

On the edge of Chicago's West Pullman neighborhood, city pipes pump millions of gallons of water a day across the Cal-Sag Channel to the scandal-plagued suburb of Harvey.

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Related Topix: Harvey, IL, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Hazel Crest, IL

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Patch.com

Schaumburg Township to Host 4th Annual Community Wellness Day

On Wednesday, September 17, from 2 to 6 p.m., Schaumburg Township will host the fourth annual Community Wellness Day at 1 Illinois Blvd., in Hoffman Estates.

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Related Topix: Schaumburg, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL

WAND-TV Decatur

Woman sentenced for conning elderly man of $95,000

A Chicago-area woman is going to prison for conning an elderly man out of $95,000 by pretending to have cancer.

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Related Topix: Justice, IL

Chicago Tribune

Feds: Former Cook County employee stole $300K from flood grant

A former Cook County employee in charge of managing a $10.3 million federal grant intended for people affected by flooding has been accused of stealing about $300,000 from the program.

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Related Topix: Country Club Hills, IL

Daily Herald

Lawsuit against Vanecko in Mt. Prospect man's death tossed

A federal judge threw out a civil rights lawsuit filed by Nanci Koschman alleging that police and prosecutors were involved in a "cover-up" to keep former Mayor Richard M. Daley's nephew, Richard J. Vanecko, from being charged in the death of her Mount Prospect son.

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Related Topix: Mount Prospect, IL

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