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  1. Drunk driver arrested after going 80 mph wrong way on I-88, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 18 | Chicago Tribune

    An intoxicated man who took police on a high-speed chase going the wrong way on Interstate 88 from Naperville to Oak Brook was captured when his car ran out of gas, Illinois State Police said said. The incident began about 10:25 p.m. Aug. 13 when Julio C. Mendoza, 33, with addresses in Maywood and Villa Park , was pulled over by state police on westbound I-88 near Naperville Road after motorists reported seeing an erratic driver, Master Sgt.

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  2. Hinsdale man adjusting after being paralyzed in polo accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 16 | Chicago Tribune

    Tony Sekera immediately knew his injuries were severe after the polo horse he was riding stumbled and threw him off. "I knew right away I was hurt bad, I somersaulted off my horse," said Sekera, 69, a longtime Hinsdale resident who started playing polo in 1986.

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  3. Tollway crash near Oak Brook sends three to hospitalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 14 | Chicago Tribune

    Three people were taken to area hospitals following a multi-vehicle crash with injuries that happened shortly after 5 p.m. on northbound Interstate 294 near Cermak Road and the town of Oak Brook , according to Illinois State Police. Only the far left lane remained open to traffic, with three lanes closed, at 5:33 p.m., police said.

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  4. Darien resident overcomes agoraphobia to achieve success as a motivational speakerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    Seeing Mary Kay Slowikowski connect with audiences as she confidently takes control of a stage, it's hard to imagine she was once too petrified to leave the house. As a young wife and mother, the Darien resident, who now makes her living as a motivational speaker, suffered from nearly crippling anxiety and agoraphobia.

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  5. Doings-area lawmakers fear property tax, workers' comp reforms died with Illinois budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    As some local school districts brace for a possible property tax freeze out of Springfield, some Republican lawmakers who voted against the recent budget and tax hike think such measures died with that vote. Sen. Chris Nybo of Elmhurst, who districts includes parts of his hometown, Oak Brook, Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills and Western Springs, said legislators were making progress on property tax and workers' compensation reforms, but he fears those opportunities were lost, when the state budget was approved without them.

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  6. Oak Brook plans red-light camera warning signsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    A sign notifies drivers of Oakbrook Terrace red-light cameras at the intersection of Route 83 and 22nd Street. Oak Brook is planning to follow through on plans for signs near Route 83 and 22nd Street to warn drivers of newly activated red-light cameras.

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  7. Employers call new Cook County sick leave law an administrative nightmareRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    As Cook County employers like Medulla in Oak Brook prepare to implement a paid sick leave law that goes into effect on July 1, 2017, they are expressing frustrations about nuances including different rules for FMLA vs. non-FMLA employers and requirements that employees be allowed to carry over unused days from year to year. As Cook County employers like Medulla in Oak Brook prepare to implement a paid sick leave law that goes into effect on July 1, 2017, they are expressing frustrations about nuances including different rules for FMLA vs. non-FMLA employers and requirements that employees be allowed to carry over unused days from year to year.

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  8. Sears temporarily closing Oakbrook Center storeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    Shoppers walk toward a Sears store in Peoria. The department store announced it will temporarily close its store at the Oakbrook Center mall for remodeling.

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  9. Oak Brook abruptly drops red light camera lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    Oak Brook has dropped a lawsuit seeking to prevent red light cameras at Route 83 and 22nd Street. One current and one former Oak Brook Village Board member are speaking out against a board decision, announced Thursday, to drop a lawsuit challenging the installation and operation of red light cameras at Route 83 and 22nd Street.

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  10. Oak Brook will close Jorie Boulevard for minimum wage demonstrationRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    Oak Brook police have scheduled road closures for Wednesday to accommodate a planned demonstration by the Service Employees International Union. The group notified police of its intent to hold a demonstration in support of its campaign to increase the minimum wage of "quick service" restaurant employees to $15 per hour.

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  11. Drake Hotel owner still hopes to build luxury condosRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    The owners of the Drake Hotel in Oak Brook are interested in building luxury condominiums on the property. The owner of the Drake Hotel in Oak Brook has submitted a permit application to build a parking deck on his property, but hopes it never comes to fruition.

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  12. Red light cameras at Route 83/22nd Street to remain off, pending Oak Brook court caseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    Red light cameras have been installed at Route 83 and 22nd Street, but remain not activated, pending a lawsuit. The red light cameras that have been installed, but not yet activated, at Route 83 and 22nd Street will remain that way for a while.

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  13. Road rage sparks first fatal shooting on an Illinois tollway, officials sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    Anthony Tillmon, left, a tow truck driver from Lansing, is accused of fatally shooting a semi-truck driver on Interstate 88 near Oak Brook. Anthony Tillmon, left, a tow truck driver from Lansing, is accused of fatally shooting a semi-truck driver on Interstate 88 near Oak Brook.

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  14. Trucker from Northlake shot on I-88 'loved serving,' pastor saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    Illinois State Police investigate at the scene of a shooting on Interstate 88 in Oak Brook on April 21, 2017. Illinois State Police investigate at the scene of a shooting on Interstate 88 in Oak Brook on April 21, 2017.

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  15. New Notre Dame priest coming with wife and childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    The Rev. David Medow won't be coming alone when he transfers in June to Notre Dame Catholic Church from Mary Immaculate Parish in Plainfield.

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  16. Fire in Western Springs home 'suspicious in nature'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    Western Springs police are calling the fire in a vacant home Wednesdaynight - the second fire there this month - suspicious in nature. Firefighters responded shortly before 8 p.m. to the 4900 block of Woodland Avenue and saw flames on both the first and second floors.

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  17. Walter E. Smithe ads, famous for their jingle, now featuring next generationRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    Walter Smithe, president of the furniture company, climbs the stairs March 21, 2017, at the Walter E. Smithe furniture store in Oak Brook, alongside his four daughters, Colleen, from left, Caitie, Maureen and Meghan. The new generation of Smithes are featured in the company's new advertising.

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  18. Chicago-area home construction reaches post-housing crash highRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    After struggling through some harsh years in the residential construction business, builders are feeling more upbeat as people buy more newly built homes. After struggling through some harsh years in the residential construction business, builders are feeling more upbeat as people buy more newly built homes.

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  19. Drake Hotel owner wants to send some weddings to Oak Brook clubRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    Jim Nagle , owner of the Drake Hotel, talks about ideas for weddings at the Swim & Tennis Club with club manager Chris Thompson. Jim Nagle , owner of the Drake Hotel, talks about ideas for weddings at the Swim & Tennis Club with club manager Chris Thompson.

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  20. 1 dead, 3 injured in suburban I-88 crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    A woman was killed and three others were hospitalized after a crash on Interstate 88 in Oak Brook early Sunday, according to state police. Two Lincoln sedans, one blue and one silver, were both eastbound on the interstate near York Road about 2:15 a.m. when the silver Lincoln lost control, ran off the road, and hit the right guardrail.

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