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56 min ago | KFVS12

Ill. Supreme Court to appoint judge for vacancy

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis has announced an application process for filling a vacancy in the 7th Judicial Subcircuit of Cook County.

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56 min ago | Daily Herald

Illinois Supreme Court to appoint judge for vacancy

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis has announced an application process for filling a vacancy in the 7th Judicial Subcircuit of Cook County.

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3 hrs ago | CBS Local

Man Gets 30 Years For Killing Infant Daughter, Soliciting Murder

A Cicero man who pleaded guilty to the 2010 murder of his three-week-old daughter and trying to hire someone to kill his girlfriend's relatives has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

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Related Topix: Cicero, IL, Maywood, IL

4 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Buffalo Grove police promote six

Several promoted police officers were sworn in Monday night at the village board meeting: New lieutenants Scott Eisenmenger, Anthony Gallagher and Tom Nugent; and three new sergeants: Paul Jamil, Dean Schulz and Tara Anderson.

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Related Topix: Buffalo Grove, IL, Lake County, IL

8 hrs ago | The Doings Weekly

Local business look: Mike O'Brien, Independence-4-Seniors Home Care

This week's local business look profiles Mike O'Brien, owner of Hinsdale-based health care provider Independence-4-Seniors .

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Related Topix: Hinsdale, IL, Health Care Provider, Health, Western Springs, IL

Thu Jul 10, 2014

My FOX Chicago

Robber claiming to have bomb causes evacuations in Lansing

A man claiming to have a bomb robbed a south suburban cash advance store Thursday morning, causing the evacuation of several nearby businesses.

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Related Topix: Lansing, IL

Daily Herald

Palatine, ex-councilman continue legal fight

A yearslong legal dispute pitting the village of Palatine against former village Councilman Warren Kostka is still working its way through the court system.

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Related Topix: Palatine, IL

Patch.com

Lack of Sirens Prompt Closer Look at Storm Warning Policy

Residents concerned over a lack of storm sirens during severe weather June 30 have prompted Orland Park officials to take another look at their severe weather notification systems.

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Related Topix: Weather, Orland Park, IL

Patch.com

Palatine Village Hall Trims Recycling Program During Construction

The information in this article was taken from the Village of Palatine Website at http://www.palatine.il.us/ Beginning August 1st the recycling program offered at the Palatine Village Hall will be trimmed back, due to the upcoming renovations that will be taking place.

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Related Topix: Palatine, IL

Daily Herald

Editorial: Suburbs deserve fair distriubtion of tax

As the Daily Herald's suburban tax watchdog, Jake Griffin was curious about a state tax that most people didn't know existed.

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Related Topix: Naperville, IL, Downers Grove, IL, Opinion

Examiner.com

Bruce Rauner links to another pay-to-play, gives Stuart Levine story credibility

Illinois picked Republican businessman Bruce Rauner to face incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn in the race for Governor.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, Pat Quinn, US Governors, University of Chicago

Daily Herald

Report: Rauner firm gave contribution after deal

Crain's Chicago Business reports that a company once partially owned by Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner started making campaign contributions to Illinois Democrats just after it won a multimillion-dollar Cook County contract.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Prosecutor: Gang member fatally shot friend while waving gun around

An accused gang member who told police he keeps a gun to protect himself from rivals accidentally shot and killed a member of his own gang while waving that weapon around outside a Southwest Side Walgreen store over the Fourth of July weekend, Cook County prosecutors said.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, 4th of July, Evergreen Park, IL, Sports

The Southtown Star

Mom tries to 'stay strong' as she waits for son

Mary Redmond of Orland Park, Illinois, holds back a tear as she describes the legal struggle to get her son, Jack, back from Ireland, July 9, 2014.

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Related Topix: Orland Park, IL, Blue Island, IL

Daily Herald

Barrington Hills teens pleads guilty in fatal DUI case Updated Jul 9, ...

A Barrington Hills 19-year-old pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of aggravated DUI in a car crash that claimed the life of a 61-year-old Elgin man and injured a 44-year-old woman last year.

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Related Topix: Barrington Hills, IL, Elgin, IL

Des Plaines Valley News

Woman pleads guilty to stealing $25,000 from Toys for Tots

A former volunteer pleaded guilty last week to stealing more than $25,000 from the Chicagoland Toys for Tots charity.

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

Final Call

Black boys are more likely to be tried as adults in Chicago

African-American boys are much more likely to be tried as adults in criminal court by Cook County, Ill., prosecutors through a process called "automatic transfer," which the Illinois General Assembly passed in 1982 at the behest of Richard M. Daley, then the Cook County states' attorney, and later Chicago mayor.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Evanston, IL

Daily Herald

Howard to be sentenced today for Hoffman Estates murders

The sentence D'Andre Howard will likely receive today for stabbing to death three members of a Hoffman Estates family will come as no surprise to anyone.

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Related Topix: Hoffman Estates, IL

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Police Blotter: Chicago men ticketed for illegal fireworks

The following arrests were listed among the official reports of the Wilmette and Kenilworth Police Departments.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Wilmette, IL, Skokie, IL, Evanston, IL

My FOX Chicago

2 dead, 8 wounded in Tuesday shootings

Two people were killed and at least eight others were wounded in shootings on the city's South and West sides Tuesday, including six people shot in a 18-minute period Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Oak Lawn, IL

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