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3 hrs ago |

Schaumburg Township to Host 4th Annual Community Wellness Day

On Wednesday, September 17, from 2 to 6 p.m., Schaumburg Township will host the fourth annual Community Wellness Day at 1 Illinois Blvd., in Hoffman Estates.


Related Topix: Schaumburg, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL

7 hrs ago | WAND-TV Decatur

Woman sentenced for conning elderly man of $95,000

A Chicago-area woman is going to prison for conning an elderly man out of $95,000 by pretending to have cancer.


Related Topix: Justice, IL

12 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Feds: Former Cook County employee stole $300K from flood grant

A former Cook County employee in charge of managing a $10.3 million federal grant intended for people affected by flooding has been accused of stealing about $300,000 from the program.


Related Topix: Country Club Hills, IL

12 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Lawsuit against Vanecko in Mt. Prospect man's death tossed

A federal judge threw out a civil rights lawsuit filed by Nanci Koschman alleging that police and prosecutors were involved in a "cover-up" to keep former Mayor Richard M. Daley's nephew, Richard J. Vanecko, from being charged in the death of her Mount Prospect son.


Related Topix: Mount Prospect, IL

12 hrs ago |

Evanston Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

Cook County Department of Public Health officials announced today, August 27, 2014, that the season's first human case of West Nile virus in Cook County was discovered in a woman in her 40s from the southwest suburbs.


Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Evanston, IL

15 hrs ago | CBS Local

CPD Commander Accused Of Shoving Gun In Suspect's Mouth And Taser Against His Groin

A Chicago police commander accused of sticking the barrel of his service weapon in a suspect's throat, pressing a stun gun against the man's groin last year, and threatening to kill him was released without having to post bail Thursday.


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

19 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Mobile home residents: Landlord is mistreating them

Residents of a mobile home park near Des Plaines came to state and local officials Wednesday night to air grievances about their landlord, whom they accuse of being too heavy-handed enforcing rules in their leases.


Related Topix: Des Plaines, IL, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Pat Quinn, US Governors

23 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Mayor who survived West Nile stars in warning ad

Evergreen Park Mayor James Sexton, shown in 2002, contracted West Nile virus in 2012 and said he's still recovering.


Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Evergreen Park, IL, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Orland Park, IL

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Daily Herald

Churches Support the Homeless Community with Summer Meals

Since 1989, Northwest Suburban PADS, Inc. has provided support for Cook County's homeless residents between October 1 and April 30 each year--but food and shelter are not merely seasonal needs.


Related Topix: Palatine, IL, Arlington Heights, IL

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.


Related Topix: Schaumburg, IL

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.


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

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.


Related Topix: Oak Lawn, IL

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.


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

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.


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

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.


Related Topix: Evanston, IL

Tue Aug 26, 2014

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.


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

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.


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.


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.


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