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2 gunmen with criminal pasts charged in Harvey hostage case

A convicted murderer who was on electronic home monitoring as a condition of his parole was one of two men charged late Thursday with taking six children and two women hostage after a shootout with Harvey Police this week.

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Related Topix: Harvey, IL, Dixmoor, IL, State Prisons, Prison

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Daily Herald

Nine-year sentence for robberies in Palatine, Wheeling

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.

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Related Topix: Wheeling, IL, Palatine, IL

Daily Herald

Could online voter registration affect election outcome?

Illinoisans started registering to vote online for the first time in June, and the daily tally of applications is beginning to grow.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Lombard, IL

Stuff.co.nz

Pull of danger for executed journalist

In 2011, editors at GlobalPost - a Boston-based international news site - talked him into a stateside writing job.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Northwestern University, Marquette University

Examiner.com

Cal-Sag Channel

The Cal-Sag Channel is a manmade waterway constructed to connect the Little Calumet River with the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Palos Hills, IL

My FOX Chicago

9-year-old killed, seven wounded in Wednesday shootings

A 9-year-old boy was killed Wednesday afternoon and seven others were wounded in city shootings throughout the day.

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Related Topix: Blue Island, IL, Oak Lawn, IL

Daily Herald

Learn to ride motorcycle free at Harper

Harper College administers the state's Motorcycle Safety Training Program for all of Cook County, serving about 5,000 riders annually.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Daily Herald

Deceased cabbiea s son sues UberX driver Updated Aug 20, 2014 6:32 PMA ...

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.

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Related Topix: Hoffman Estates, IL, Pat Quinn, US Governors

Daily Herald

Appeals court says term limits can't be on ballot

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.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors

The Southtown Star

Man fatally shot by police in Chicago identified

A bicycle on the ground at the scene of a police-involved shooting Tuesday night on the Far South Side.

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WHO-TV Des Moines

Police: 2 Children, 2 Adults Still Hostage Day After Illinois Robbery

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.

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Related Topix: Harvey, IL

Channel3000

4 remaining hostages rescued in Ill. standoff

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.

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Related Topix: Harvey, IL

WGN-TV Chicago

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."

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Related Topix: Metal, Isis, Journalism, Phoenix, IL

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Police Blotter: Waukegan woman charged with theft from Carson Pirie Scott

The following arrests were listed among the official reports of the Wilmette and Kenilworth Police Departments.

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Related Topix: Retail, Carson Pirie Scott, Wilmette, IL, Skokie, IL

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Court ruling revives plans for Lincolnwood gun range

The owner of gun shop Shore Galleries has proposed relocating to 6950 Central Park Ave., shown, and adding a shooting range.

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Related Topix: Lincolnwood, IL, Guns

Chicago Sun-Times

Woman found dead in Bali got $840,000 in a cruise line settlement

The estate left behind eight years ago by James L. Mack, whose wife was found stuffed in a suitcase in Bali last week, didn't amount to much - at first.

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Oak Park, IL, Sports

Daily Herald

Schaumburg Township tax appeals due Sept. 19

Schaumburg Township Assessor John Lawson announced Tuesday that the Cook County assessor will accept property assessment appeals through Sept.

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Related Topix: Schaumburg, IL

ElmLeaves

Steak 'N' Lobster fest raises $12,000 for River Grove Lions Club

Members of the River Grove Lions Club weren't the only lions on the prowl at the River Grove Lions Club's third annual Steak 'N' Lobster fest on Aug. 9. The fest, which is held at Riverfront Park on Grand Avenue every year, attracted attendees from Schiller Park to Elmwood Park to folks from Crystal Lake.

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Related Topix: River Grove, IL, Schiller Park, IL, Elmwood Park, IL

WGN-TV Chicago

Flood advisory issued for Chicago area

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for northwestern Lake County in northwest Indiana and southeastern Cook County in northeast Illinois.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Near West (Chicago, IL), Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood

OakLeaves

Oak Park man makes top 25 for 'hot husbands' contest

Chris Williams admitted he was a little embarrassed when he found out his wife, Amy, nominated him for a hot husbands contest.

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Related Topix: Oak Park, IL

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