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8 min ago | Chicago Tribune

Court ruling revives plans for Lincolnwood gun range

The owner of gun shop Shore Galleries has proposed relocating to 6950 Central Park Ave., shown, and adding a shooting range.


Related Topix: Lincolnwood, IL, Guns

Jim Parsons takes the Ice Bucket Challenge (August 17, 2014)

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

4 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times

Woman found dead in Bali got $840,000 in a cruise line settlement

The estate left behind eight years ago by James L. Mack, whose wife was found stuffed in a suitcase in Bali last week, didn't amount to much - at first.


Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Oak Park, IL, Sports

5 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Schaumburg Township tax appeals due Sept. 19

Schaumburg Township Assessor John Lawson announced Tuesday that the Cook County assessor will accept property assessment appeals through Sept.


Related Topix: Schaumburg, IL

9 hrs ago | ElmLeaves

Steak 'N' Lobster fest raises $12,000 for River Grove Lions Club

Members of the River Grove Lions Club weren't the only lions on the prowl at the River Grove Lions Club's third annual Steak 'N' Lobster fest on Aug. 9. The fest, which is held at Riverfront Park on Grand Avenue every year, attracted attendees from Schiller Park to Elmwood Park to folks from Crystal Lake.


Related Topix: River Grove, IL, Schiller Park, IL, Elmwood Park, IL

10 hrs ago | WGN-TV Chicago

Flood advisory issued for Chicago area

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for northwestern Lake County in northwest Indiana and southeastern Cook County in northeast Illinois.


Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Near West (Chicago, IL), Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood

10 hrs ago | OakLeaves

Oak Park man makes top 25 for 'hot husbands' contest

Chris Williams admitted he was a little embarrassed when he found out his wife, Amy, nominated him for a hot husbands contest.


Related Topix: Oak Park, IL

12 hrs ago | Daily Herald

12-year-old girl drowns in Arlington Heights pool

A 12-year-old girl pulled from a pool in an Arlington Heights apartment complex Monday afternoon has died, police said this morning.


Related Topix: Arlington Heights, IL

17 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Mount Prospect to host a document destruction event

The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County sponsors Document Destruction events to assist residents with recycling outdated or sensitive documents.


Related Topix: Mount Prospect, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL

21 hrs ago | CBS Local

2 Investigators, BGA: Seized Gun Went Missing At Dolton Police Department

A gun goes missing from the police evidence room in south suburban Dolton, a suburb plagued with corruption and misconduct allegations.


Related Topix: Dolton, IL

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Daily Herald

Prosecutors play murder suspect's statements to police

Defense attorneys for Edwin Paniagua, charged with the 2010 stabbing death of a Mount Prospect man, called their client's co-defendant to the witness stand late Monday.


Related Topix: Mount Prospect, IL


Does your neighborhood liquor outlet sell to minors?

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WLS-AM Chicago

7 killed, 29 wounded in citywide shootings since Friday evening

Seven people have been killed and at least 29 others wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening.


Related Topix: Oak Lawn, IL

Chicago Sun-Times

Two dead, one wounded in Roseland domestic shooting

Two people were killed and another was critically wounded in a domestic shooting late Sunday in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Northwest Herald

Nov. 4 ballot packed with state questions

The Illinois ballot will start with five questions that state lawmakers decided to put to voters.


Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, Pat Quinn, US Governors

Drudge Retort

Mr. T Called for Jury Duty in Chicago

The iconic A Team and Rocky actor Mr. T showed up for jury duty at a Cook County, Illinois, courthouse this week.


Related Topix: Hip-Hop, The a-Team, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, Liberal Political News

CBS Local

Police Searching For Man Who Escaped Custody Outside Chicago Heights Hospital

A man arrested after a south suburban house party got out of control early Saturday later escaped from police custody outside a Chicago Heights hospital.


Related Topix: Chicago Heights, IL, Ford Heights, IL

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Daily Herald

Medical examiner testifies about victim's stab wounds

An assistant Cook County medical examiner on Friday described the wounds prosecutors say a pair of would-be robbers inflicted upon a 52-year-old Mount Prospect man as the murder trial of one of the defendants entered its second day.


Related Topix: Mount Prospect, IL

Daily Herald

Parent Class Starts in Skokie, Oct 21

NAMI Basics for Parents: "Education and Support for You, Your Family, and Your Child with Mental Health Issues," sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness - Cook County North Suburban, Tuesdays, Oct 21 – Nov 25, 6:30-9:00 pm, at the NAMI CCNS office, 8324 Skokie Blvd, Skokie.


Related Topix: Skokie, IL, Medicine, Health, ADHD

The Southtown Star

Attorney general sues Orland Park townhome group

An Orland Park townhome association changed its bylaws covering the rental of its four units to block prospective black tenants, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan alleges in a lawsuit.


Related Topix: Orland Park, IL

Chicago Tribune

Shootings leave man dead, 8 wounded overnight

A man was shot to death and eight other people were wounded in shootings Thursday night and early Friday morning, according to authorities.


Related Topix: Evergreen Park, IL, Travel