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3 hrs ago | The Doings Weekly

Things to do around Burr Ridge this weekend, Aug. 22-24

Learn how to paint with a mimosa in one hand and a paint brush in the other at a BYOB painting class.

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Related Topix: Burr Ridge, IL, Painting, Arts, Western Springs, IL, La Grange, IL, Lemont, IL

7 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Judge: Statements in Wheeling homicide not coerced

A Cook County judge will let jurors hear about statements a man made to police about the 2013 fatal shooting of a Wheeling man who was walking his dog.

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Related Topix: Wheeling, IL, Wilmette, IL

11 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Burglary suspect picks up new charges in Inverness

A man charged with burglarizing homes last month in Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect faces new charges in connection with an Inverness burglary, prosecutors said Friday.

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Related Topix: Inverness, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, Mount Prospect, IL

Fri Aug 22, 2014

My FOX Chicago

Bannockburn mayor resigns amid sexual misconduct probe

James Barkemeyer, mayor of north suburban Bannockburn for more than seven years, stepped down unexpectedly Friday.

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Related Topix: Bannockburn, IL, Wilmette, IL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Chicago Sun-Times

Man brought back from Poland to face charges in fatal 2004 crash

Hiding from authorities in Poland, Andrzej Rybka allegedly bragged he had "gotten away" with killing two people in a drunken driving crash on the Southwest Side.

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Related Topix: Hickory Hills, IL

Glenview Announcements

Northfield's Jan Churchwell sworn in as township assessor

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.

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Related Topix: Northfield, IL

Daily Herald

Hoffman Estates man charged with burglary

A 19-year-old Hoffman Estates man has been charged with felony residential burglary after a chase by a village resident.

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Related Topix: Hoffman Estates, IL

The Southtown Star

Flooding plagues Oak Lawn area; NWS flood warning in...

Overnight thunderstorms led to flooding in Oak Lawn and some surrouding towns, resulting in traffic nightmares, school closures and waterlogged basements.

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Related Topix: Oak Lawn, IL, Natural Disasters, Flood, Weather, Bedford Park, IL

Daily Herald

Flash flood warning in effect for Cook, Lake, and DuPage counties

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.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Addison, IL, Carol Stream, IL

My FOX Chicago

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

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