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36 min ago | Daily Herald

State to spend $10 million on Cook County projects

The projects that will receive the money are in Chicago, Alsip, Broadview, Countryside, Glenview, North Riverside, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Oak Lawn, Skokie and Tinley Park.

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Related Topix: Alsip, IL, Broadview, IL, North Riverside, IL, Glenview, IL

2 hrs ago | NBC Chicago

Suit Filed Against Cops Accused of Lying On Stand

Five police officers, three from Chicago and two from Glenview, all accused of lying on the witness stand in a Glenview drug case faced new problems Thursday, as the man who was the target of their alleged lies filed suit against them in federal court.

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Related Topix: Glenview, IL, Drugs

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Patch.com

Concrete Drivers' Strike Delays Darien's Concrete Repair Program

A concrete drivers' strike has delayed the start of Darien's concrete replacement program which was schedule to start on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Darien, IL

ABC7 Chicago

Glenview, Chicago police officers under investigation, accused of lying under oath

The Cook County state's attorney is investigating five police officers, three from Chicago and two from Glenview, accused of lying on the stand.

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

CBS Local

Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Co-Worker In Evanston

A Chicago man is facing charges after he allegedly sexually assaulted his co-worker in north suburban Evanston last month.

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Related Topix: Evanston, IL

My FOX Chicago

Gov. Quinn announces $23M in funding for Chicago-area road projects

Gov. Pat Quinn announced nearly $23 million in funding Thursday for construction projects in Cook, DuPage, Lake and McHenry counties.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Will County, IL, Dupage County, IL

Patch.com

Convicted Wife-Killer Allan Kustok Bids For New Trial, Sentencing on Hold

On the day he was to be sentenced to prison for shooting his wife in the face, Allan Kustok's lawyers asked for a new trial.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Orland Park, IL

Chicago Tribune

2 Board of Review analysts sentenced to prison for bribery

A federal judge Wednesday sentenced two half-brothers to prison for taking bribes to fix property tax assessments in Cook County, calling low-level public corruption such as theirs a scourge that damages democratic society.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL

The Capitol Fax Blog

Then and now

It's hard for me to imagine a time where patronage was so common that hard-copy records were actually kept The existence of the records was first disclosed in the report issued last month by the Northeastern Illinois Public Transit Task Force, appointed last summer by Gov. Pat Quinn to recommend improvements for Metra and the other transit ... (more)

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Maywood, IL

Chicago Tribune

Wife of Villa Park man who died after swan attack files suit

The wife of a Villa Park man who drowned two years ago after a swan attacked him is suing his employer and the condo complex where he tended the swans.

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Related Topix: Villa Park, IL, North Barrington, IL, Des Plaines, IL

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Cook County recorder blasted for improper hiring practices

But in that time, records show, Yarbrough has put one family member on the payroll and hired several people with political ties to her, as well as to her husband, former Maywood Mayor Henderson Yarbrough.

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Related Topix: Maywood, IL

Patch.com

Senate Approves Community Revitalization Initiative

SPRINGFIELD - Last week, the Senate approved a proposal co-sponsored by State Senator Michael Hastings that will buoy communities currently dragged down by high rates of vacancy and foreclosure.

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Related Topix: Tinley Park, IL

Daily Herald

Penalty for firing weapon at issue in murder case

Attorneys for Mario A. Williams, charged along with Ricky J. Moreno with the 2012 shooting death of a 16-year-old Elgin boy, will argue the constitutionality of the mandatory firearm enhancement this afternoon before Cook County Judge Thomas Fecarotta.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Elgin, IL

My FOX Chicago

Carl Sandburg HS on soft lockdown Wednesday

A southwest suburban high school was placed on soft lockdown Wednesday morning after two people entered the building without permission.

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Related Topix: Orland Park, IL, Education Etc.

ABC7 Chicago

Suit: Wrestler dating ex pushed man down stairs at custody hearing

A man who was attending a child support hearing was thrown down a flight of stairs by his ex's new boyfriend, a minor league professional wrestler, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court.

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Related Topix: Bridgeview, IL

The Southtown Star

Schools could get vote for elections

When the Homewood branch of US Bank was robbed on Election Day in November 2010, it forced nearby schools to go on lockdown while police searched for one of the three robbers.

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Related Topix: Homewood, IL, Hazel Crest, IL, East Hazel Crest, IL, Education Etc.

Tue Apr 15, 2014

NBC Chicago

Video Shows Cops May Have Lied On the Stand

The dramatic revelation that five officers had allegedly lied on the witness stand in a Glenview drug case, has called into question dozens of other cases which the officers have pending.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Glenview, IL, Skokie, IL

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

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

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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