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4 hrs ago | NBC Chicago
South Chicago suburbs Park Forest and Chicago Heights have renamed two area schools in tribute to President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Those Cook County cities, which comprise School District 163, announced on Monday that Beacon Hill School, grades 4-8, now goes by the Barack Obama School of Leadership and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math , while Forest Trail School, 4-8, has been named Michelle Obama School of Technology and the Arts .
8 hrs ago | Daily Herald
A Document Destruction Event will be from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road.
12 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune
While Democrats are at risk of losing control of the U.S. Senate this year, Illinois' Sen. Dick Durbin holds a comfortable lead over Republican rival Jim Oberweis, according to a new Chicago Tribune poll. The survey of registered voters found that 55 percent said they will support Durbin in his bid for a fourth term and 32 percent planned to vote for Oberweis.
A 17-year-old boy was killed and at least seven other people were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night. The boy was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:44 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
Hanover Park police said Saturday no charges have been filed in a homicide investigation, denouncing a social media posting by authorities in southeast Missouri as misleading and inaccurate. "It's not true to say anyone has been arrested and charged," Deputy Chief Andy Johnson said, adding that the investigation of the murder of Schaumburg resident Lee Shaw on the 6600 block of Scott Lane Sept.
Vivian Maier was a nanny and housekeeper in Chicago who took pictures in her spare time. Those photographs, mostly from the 1950s and 60s, are now considered some of the best street pictures ever taken, but they went undiscovered until two years after her death, in 2011.
Officials at Alexian Brothers Health System, which includes an Elk Grove Village-based medical center on Biesterfield Road, said they won't accept funds from potential medical marijuana growers and sellers in Elk Grove. Alexian Brothers Health System officials are saying thanks but no thanks to potential medical marijuana growers and sellers who have promised to donate funds to the system if they get a license to open business in Elk Grove Village.
Des Plaines police have confirmed the identity of the woman whose body was found in a pond Thursday afternoon outside the Prairie Lakes Community Center. Police identified the woman as 51-year-old Barbara Roache.
It takes a lot of nerve for gun activists, who mostly reside in rural and exurban areas, to both berate Chicago's gun violence rate and add to it . Days after the Newtown massacre, pro-gun lawyers got Illinois' concealed carry ban lifted and unloosed thousands of "carriers" on the state.
Cook County prosecutors said that when the same woman called Dixon last week to complain about the man who "disrespected," he beat the man to death with the help of a friend, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. Dixon promised his 21-year-old girlfriend that he would "check" Raphael Watts, when she told him about the argument she had with Watts on Sept.
TV reports that Kevin Malone of Hanover Park, Illinois, was arrested Thursday in the small town of Marston, Missouri. He is charged with first-degree murder in Cook County, Illinois, and faces a drug charge in Missouri.
Under the authority of Sheriff Tom Dart, Cook County inmates who've already been freed by a judge are taken back into the jail's general population while they wait to be processed out. It's a practice that's been called unconstitutional.
A man on parole for the 1988 murder of a 13-year-old girl is one of three men charged in a string of burglaries in the Little Village neighborhood dating back to spring of last year, and police are asking for victims to come forward to claim the stolen goods, according to police and court records. The head of Mothers Against Gangs expressed outrage Friday after a Cook County Criminal Court judge acquitted a teenager in the murder of a 13-year-old girl and the wounding of three others in a West Side shooting in 1988.
Police charged a Schaumburg man with attempted murder for hire after prosecutors say he offered to pay an undercover officer $10,000 to kill his wife and another man. Bail was set at $500,000 Friday for Nuruddin Khan, 49. He is being held in Cook County Jail on charges of solicitation of murder and solicitation of murder for hire.
A Maltese stares out of its cage at Chicago's Anti Cruelty Society after being rescued from a South Side puppy mill in 2009. A Maltese stares out of its cage at Chicago's Anti Cruelty Society after being rescued from a South Side puppy mill in 2009.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 05:03 pm
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