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1 hr ago | Daily Herald

Man charged with robbing South Barrington seniors

A 58-year-old Hickory Hills man was ordered held on $500,000 bond Friday on charges that he burglarized two South Barrington homes late last year after conning his way inside.

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Related Topix: South Barrington, IL, Barrington, IL, Hickory Hills, IL

1 hr ago | Hispanic Business

Fitch Downgrades Cook County, IL's ULTGOs to 'A+'; Outlook Negative

The Rating Outlook is Negative. SECURITY The ULTGO bonds carry the county's full faith and credit and ad valorem tax pledge, without limitation as to rate or amount.

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Related Topix: Pension

2 hrs ago | Reuters

Fitch cuts rating on Cook County, Illinois' ULTGOs to 'A+'

Fitch Ratings cut its rating on Cook County, Illinois' unlimited tax general obligation bonds to "A+" from "AA-", citing the challenges that the county faces as it attempts to shore up its "severely underfunded" pension plan.

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4 hrs ago | Belleville News Democrat

Costello, Meier among lawmakers giving their raises to charity

Some Illinois lawmakers are taking matters into their own hands after the Legislature moved for the first time in years not to take furlough days to save taxpayer dollars.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jerry Costello, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Illinois, Smithton, IL, Okawville, IL, Des Plaines, IL

8 hrs 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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8 hrs 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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10 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

11 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

15 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

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