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47 min ago | Daily Herald
Among the projects, Algonquin Road in Hoffman Estates, Inverness and South Barrington will be patched and repaired under a $2,3 million contract with R.W. Dunteman Co.
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2 hrs ago | Post-Tribune
A former Cook County, Ill., correctional officer will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars after being sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison for a 2013 Hammond road rage murder.
7 hrs ago | Daily Herald
A Hoffman Estates man has been accused of threatening an ex-girlfriend with a pellet gun and attempting to kidnap her by dragging her out of her vehicle by the hair, Carpentersville police said Friday.
11 hrs ago | ABC7 Chicago
A Chicago police officer was on his way home from work when the car he was driving was struck by a van involved in a Calumet Park police chase.
When state Rep. Robert Rita said last spring that he was going to take a fresh look at casino expansion legislation for the state, I doubt anyone took him seriously.
Sheriff Tom Dart has run the department for eight years, but his three opponents all say the office needs a leader with hands-on experience in law enforcement.
Early voting for the March 18 primary election ends at 5 p.m. Saturday - and Arlington Heights Village Hall is among the three busiest sites, the Cook County Clerk's Office said Thursday.
Former Chicago alderman and Cook County tax board commissioner Bob Shaw plans to run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in next year's election.
After robbing and fatally beating and stabbing his father, 19-year-old Matthew Nellessen went on a shopping spree, took a girlfriend on a date and used his father's debit card to get spending money, prosecutors said at the start of his murder trial Wednesday.
This is where the bodies are buried - along with the money to pay them. This is where government waste goes to hide.
A 3-year-old girl was found dead after an apartment fire that started when a mattress ignited Wednesday in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood.
A sign for the office for American Aviation Supply is seen near the door of Sycamore Place at 308 W. State St. in Sycamore.
American Airlines was sued Tuesday by Chicago's regional transportation agency, which claims the carrier engaged in a decadelong practice of illegally diverting millions of dollars in sales taxes it owed on jet fuel purchases.
Colleen M. Boraca has been named a clinical assistant professor at Northern Illinois University College of Law, where she will supervise and teach the law school's new health advocacy clinic course, beginning this semester.
A woman whose failed sterilization led to the birth of a child with sickle-cell disease may have a case for wrongful pregnancy, an Illinois appeals court ruled.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is unopposed for re-election, so she's focusing much of her political effort and spending some of her campaign cash to ensure that three allies are nominated in the Democratic primary.
Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of an Arlington Heights man accused of beating and stabbing his father to death at their home in 2011 after trying to take his life savings.