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53 min ago | Chicago Tribune

Concealed carry shooting reignites debate

An 86-year-old man who attempted to help police foil an armed robbery at a Crestwood phone store by firing at the fleeing suspect may not have broken the law, but firearms trainers say he ignored a basic rule of carrying a gun in public: Don't try to be a hero.

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Related Topix: Guns, Crestwood, IL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

5 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Palatine man charged with murder in punching death

A Palatine man accused of throwing an unprovoked punch that fatally injured a 26-year-old man outside a bar is in custody on a newly filed charge of first-degree murder, police said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Palatine, IL, Chicago, IL, Mount Prospect, IL

6 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

'Millionaire tax' question to appear on fall ballot

Gov. Pat Quinn, seen here last week at a construction program bill signing, today approved a measure that asks voters this fall if income above $1 million should be taxed at a higher rate.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Tax, Chicago, IL, Berwyn, IL

10 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Lake County sees steady boost in tourism spending

Maureen Riedy, president of Visit Lake County, discusses tourism numbers during an event Monday at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee.

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Related Topix: Lake County, IL, Gurnee, IL, Dupage County, IL

13 hrs ago | 301 Moved Permanently

Villa Park man arrested driving 75-mph on Green Bay Road

A man who Kenilworth police reported allegedly drove an estimated 40 miles over the speed limit while arguing with his girlfriend now faces a charge of aggravated speeding in connection with the July 22 incident.

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Related Topix: Villa Park, IL, Kenilworth, IL, Skokie, IL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

17 hrs ago | My FOX Chicago

Chicago aims to change view on prostitution

Governor Pat Quinn is expected to sign a new law on sex trafficking next month, which is another victory for advocates who've been battling to change the way people look at prostitution.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law

21 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Kenneth Young Center's 27th annual golf outing Aug. 7

Golfers on hole one listen as the rules for golf ball launcher and other games are explained during a previous Kenneth Yount Center golf outing.

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Related Topix: Golf, IL, Bloomingdale, IL

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Southtown Star

Hearing to be set on Kustok try for new trial

Former Orland Park resident Allan Kustok was back in court Monday for a brief appearance related to his request for a new trial, but the matter was continued until Friday when a hearing is expected to be set on the motion.

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Related Topix: Orland Park, IL, Violent Crime, Bridgeview, IL

Daily Herald

Funeral planned for Barrington infant who starved to death

The 7-month-old Barrington girl who authorities say starved to death in January as a result of mistreatment by her parents will be laid to rest Thursday at a service organized by a nonprofit group.

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Related Topix: Barrington, IL, Non-Profit, Wheeling, IL

Daily Herald

Hoffman Estates man charged with stalking

A 23-year-old Hoffman Estates man faces stalking charges after authorities say he followed his former girlfriend in his car from Schaumburg to a gas station in Schiller Park.

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Related Topix: Hoffman Estates, IL, Schaumburg, IL, Schiller Park, IL

Daily Herald

Niles man arrested on fifth DUI charge

Cook County Judge Jill Cerone Marisie ordered Marvin Martinez-Guerrero, 31, held on $200,000 bond Monday following his arrest early Sunday in Mount Prospect.

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Related Topix: Niles, IL, Mount Prospect, IL

KAAL-TV Austin

Mankato Man, Accused of Selling Deadly Synthetic Drug, Arrested Outside Chicago

A Mankato Man, who was the subject of a nationwide search, has been taken into custody in a suburb of Chicago.

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Related Topix: Harwood Heights, IL

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Southtown Star

Robbins walk a 'great start' in fight against violence

Half of the money raised from the event is going toward the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, Robbins Mayor Tyrone Ward said.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Man charged in afternoon stickup on Orange Line

By the time the train reached Roosevelt, its next stop, prosecutors said the thieves had collected purses, wallets, cash and cellphones in a black backpack - and were ready to flee.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

My FOX Chicago

DCFS investigating parents for neglect in Schaumburg boy's death

Trevor Labak, 12, of the 1700 block of Stratton Pond Lane in Schaumburg, was pronounced dead at 9:18 a.m. at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

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Related Topix: Schaumburg, IL, St Alexius Medical Center, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Hoffman Estates, IL

My FOX Chicago

2 teens killed, 2 others seriously injured in crash in Harvey

A boy and a girl were killed and two other teenagers were seriously injured early Sunday in a single-vehicle crash in south suburban Harvey.

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Related Topix: Harvey, IL, Family, Teenagers

Daily Herald

Shocking increase of homeless students in suburbs

Unlike most of them, a year ago Fulton thought college was beyond his reach. As one of thousands of homeless students in the Chicago suburbs, he was preoccupied with where he would live and what he would eat, rather than planning a future.

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Related Topix: Oak Park, IL, Pingree Grove, IL, Illinois, Education Etc.

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Courthouse News Service

Editor's Note

Courthouse News has removed from its website a July 16, 2014, article that reported on a class action over car insurance policies in Cook County, Ill.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL

CBS Local

Southwest Side Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Bar Stabbing

A Southwest Side man has been charged with stabbing a man during a bar fight last week in unincorporated Stickney.

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Related Topix: Stickney, IL

Daily Herald

Drinking water agency overcharges Streamwood in billing error

An agency that supplies drinking water to Streamwood overcharged the village roughly $80,000 in May, a gaffe officials traced to a valve left open in a Schaumburg Road pumping station.

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Related Topix: Streamwood, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, Hanover Park, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL

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