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3 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Trial begins in 2011 Schaumburg hotel beating

"Mitchell Barnes told them how it was going to go down," said Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Susanne Groebner.

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Related Topix: Schaumburg, IL

6 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Man dies months after attack at suburban barbecue

A Northwest Side man died late Tuesday, almost three months after he was injured in an attack during a barbecue in the south suburbs, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Oak Lawn, IL, Chicago, IL, Markham, IL

9 hrs ago | Patch.com

As One Challenger Steps Aside, A New One Steps Into Dist. 3 Trustee Race

Eight months out from the suburban Cook County municipal elections, there is a new challenger on the dance card for Oak Lawn's Dist.

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Related Topix: Oak Lawn, IL

14 hrs ago | Patch.com

First Case of Human West Nile Virus Reported in Oak Lawn

Cook County Department of Public Health officials confirm the first human case of West Nile virus in suburban Cook County was identified in a woman in her 40s from Oak Lawn who became ill earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Oak Lawn, IL

18 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Griffin: Taxes grow even as property values drop

Is your tax bill going up even as your property assessment goes down? Join the crowd.Properties in Avon Township, for example, have experienced a 32.8 percent decrease in value, but taxes increased by 3.5 percent.

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Related Topix: Lake County, IL, Dupage County, IL, Wayne, IL, Kane County, IL, Dundee, IL

22 hrs ago | Credit.com

How One Man Got Even With a Debt Collector in Court

Kevin Jones just did what he felt was right, but you might think of him as a hero once you hear his story.

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Related Topix: Evanston, IL

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Patch.com

Von Wiese-Mack's Will Filed; Daughter Kept in Solitary Confinement

A Will Has Surfaced: Sheila von Wiese-Mack's will was filed in Cook County last week by her Oak Park attorney, Lance Taylor.

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Related Topix: Oak Park, IL, Estate Planning, Personal Finance

StreetsBlog.org

Chicago: North Branch Trail Extension Inches Forward, Including Edgebrook Sidepath

The North Branch Trail's southern extension will have a short side path along Lehigh and Central Avenues, much like this segment of Harms Road in Glenview.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, Glencoe, IL

Daily Herald

Driver charged in hit-and-run crash that injured two men

A Cook County judge on Tuesday ordered a Memphis, Tennessee man held on $100,000 bond after authorities say he struck a motorcycle carrying two men with his car early Saturday.

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Related Topix: Rosemont, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL

Daily Herald

Editorial: Keeping hunger in mind in the suburbs

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Related Topix: Opinion

WAND-TV Decatur

Illinois mayor survives West Nile, urges caution

Evergreen Park Mayor James Sexton is walking and talking again, but he still has limited movement in his neck two years after contracting the virus from an infected mosquito.

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Related Topix: Evergreen Park, IL, Health, West Nile Virus

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Will of Chicago mother slain in Bali filed in court

A will of a Chicago woman whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase two weeks ago on the resort island of Bali has surfaced in Cook County.

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Related Topix: Oak Park, IL, Estate Planning, Personal Finance

OakLeaves

Fourth suspect in Clinton Avenue robbery arrested

The Oak Park Police Department has taken into the custody the fourth suspect in an armed robbery incident that occurred in July.

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Related Topix: Oak Park, IL, Murphysboro, IL

My FOX Chicago

Three charged with fatal shooting outside Near North nightclub

A man and a teenager were denied bond and a woman is being held on over $1 million after the three were charged with fatally shooting one man and injuring another outside a Near North Side nightclub earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Skokie, IL

The Doings Weekly

Judge confirms O'Laughlin Indian Head Park murder trial to begin Sept. 2

No new developments surfaced in court Monday that would delay the start of the trial for the man accused of murdering 14-year-old Kelli O'Laughlin in her Indian Head Park home.

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Related Topix: Indian Head Park, IL, Bridgeview, IL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

OakLeaves

Green Community Connections presents 'native garden tour' ...

Green Community Connections and West Cook Wild Ones will present the first-ever "Birds, Bees & Butterflies: A Native Garden Tour" on Sunday, September 7 from 2-4:30pm.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, River Forest, IL, Oak Park, IL

Daily Herald

Palatine Jaycees distribute community donations

The Palatine Jaycees are distributing checks to 15 organizations as part of their Community Donations program, where they distribute the profits from the projects that are conducted during the previous fiscal year.

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Related Topix: Palatine, IL

Lake Forester

Editorial: Concealed carry shows state's divide

When Illinois became the last state to pass laws permitting concealed firearms, both critics and proponents had pre-designed narratives about what the effects would be.

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Related Topix: Guns, Illinois, Lake County, IL, Gurnee, IL, Opinion

The Southtown Star

Three charged in Oak Lawn home invasion

Two men and a woman were charged with home invasion after an incident Wednesday in the 9200 block of South Central Avenue in Oak Lawn, according to the Cook County Sheriff's Department.

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Related Topix: Oak Lawn, IL, Bridgeview, IL

Daily Herald

Sexual abuse allegations against Bannockburn mayor shock suburb

Shock barely describes Bannockburn's reaction to the abrupt resignation of Mayor James Barkemeyer last week amid reports he had been investigated for sexually abusing minors, a village official said Sunday.

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

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