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2 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Del Mar, Cleveland will battle for Cook GOP post

Cook County Republican Party Chairman Aaron Del Mar faces a challenge for the post from Chicago GOP vice chairman Chris Cleveland when the party meets Wednesday to pick its leader in Illinois' biggest county.

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Related Topix: US News, Palatine, IL, Winnetka, IL

6 hrs ago | CBS Local

Priest Reinstated After Sex Abuse Allegation Deemed Unfounded

The pastor of a Roman Catholic church in the Lakeview neighborhood on the North Side has been reinstated after an investigation found an allegation of sexual contact with a child nearly 20 years ago was unfounded.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Chicago, IL, Orland Park, IL

11 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times

Cloud drives county honcho from one public job - and into another

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle listens as James D'Amico, director of facilities management for Cook County, speaks during a press conference to announce significant energy savings across the county through the efforts of their ongoing partnership with ComEd.

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15 hrs ago | My FOX Chicago

Icy roads cause 9 car crash on Dan Ryan, four injured

April showers brought a fresh coat of snow blankets in the Chicago area Tuesday, making for a sloppy and dangerous commute.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, University of Chicago

18 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

5 cops caught in lies on witness stand, judge says

One by one, five police officers took the witness stand at the Skokie courthouse late last month for what would typically be a routine hearing on whether evidence in a drug case was properly obtained.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Law

19 hrs ago | Patch.com

Mayor: Worth Teen's Death Investigation Fueled by 'Misinformation'

Mayor Mary Werner says she feels the pain of Brittany Wawrzyniak's family. Two weeks after Brittany's family and 150 supporters packed the Terrace Park fieldhouse in an angry confrontation with the Worth Village Board, Werner said the investigation remains active and "has not been put on a shelf."

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Related Topix: Midlothian, IL

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Patch.com

Chicago Men Arrested for February Theft

The following information is from the Glenview Police Department. An arrest is not an indication of guilt.

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Related Topix: Glenview, IL, Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL

Daily Herald

Wheeling man pleads guilty to battery

In exchange for Onetsed Ruiz's plea to the Class 3 felony, Cook County Judge Bridget Hughes sentenced him to two years in prison, with credit for the 271 days he has spent in custody since his arrest.

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Related Topix: Wheeling, IL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Daily Herald

Bartlett man sentenced in 2010 burglary

A Bartlett man accused of breaking into an elderly woman's house, exposing himself, then punching her and knocking her down a flight of stairs was sentenced to prison Monday.

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Related Topix: Bartlett, IL, Dupage County, IL

Daily Herald

The Week in Pictures

Woodland Middle School seventh grader Bradley Wilinski was superintendent for a day on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Wheaton, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, Plainfield, IL, Naperville, IL, Wadsworth, IL

Daily Herald

Suburbs face worst roadwork season in years

Keep calm and drive on. Because, really, there's nothing you can do about this year's roadwork mother lode unless switching to public transit is an option.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Rosemont, IL, Des Plaines, IL, Bartlett, IL, Streamwood, IL

Northwest Herald

2001 memo called death row decision 'political'

CHICAGO – City of Chicago attorneys believed that a decision by prosecutors to release one man from death row and charge another with murder in the case was “political,” according to a 2001 memo obtained by a Chicago newspaper.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Northwestern University, Death Penalty

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Homeowners upset over O'Hare noise win property tax appeals

Residents of three choice Northwest Side neighborhoods have won property tax appeals - of up to nearly 12 percent - after arguing that the value of their homes has taken a nose dive due to new flight patterns at O'Hare International Airport.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel, University of Illinois Chicago, Norridge, IL, Wood Dale, IL

CBS Local

Bellwood Man Shot To Death In Maywood

Ronald McGowan, 27, was shot in the 800 block of South 19th Street in Maywood, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

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Related Topix: Maywood, IL, Bellwood, IL

Free Republic

Illinois man charged with entering home, raping 4-year-old

Demetrio Campbell, a suburban Chicago man, is charged with raping a 4-year-old girl in a Calumet Park home while others were inside and smoking a cigarette afterward.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Daily Herald

Golf ball sized hail reported throughout suburbs

Hail as big as golf balls blanketed roads and lawns from Elgin to Waukegan as severe thunderstorms rolled through the suburbs today.

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Related Topix: Weather, Hailstorm, Natural Disasters, Golf, IL, Elgin, IL, Waukegan, IL

Chicago Sun-Times

Two dead, 14 wounded in weekend shootings

Two people were killed and at least 14 others were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon.A 37-year-old man was shot to death in the South Shore Avenue Friday night, police said.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Oak Lawn, IL

CBS Local

Man Dies After Vehicle Hits Semi On I-94

A man died after the vehicle he was driving crashed in to a parked semi on Interstate 94 early Saturday in north suburban Wilmette.

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Related Topix: Wilmette, IL

CBS Local

Lawsuit Accuses CTA Of Filming Employees Changing Clothes

Five CTA current and former employees have sued the agency, claiming it placed hidden cameras in an area used as a changing room at a station on the Green Line, and recorded them undressing last year.

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Related Topix: Forest Park, IL

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Suburban firefighter accused of having child porn

A veteran Schiller Park firefighter has been arrested on child pornography charges after authorities seized his laptop computer at the firehouse, law enforcement sources said today.

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Related Topix: Schiller Park, IL

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