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Plan affects Lake County homeowners
Lake County homeowners with underground sprinkler systems in the village of Buffalo Grove will soon have the option of using separate irrigation meters to gauge outdoor water usage.
New playground, stage, pathways, landscaping are planned
With a newly awarded state grant of $400,000, Willow Stream Park in Buffalo Grove will undergo construction next spring for a new playground, a performance stage, pathways and landscaping.
Children can play games this summer in Northbrook classes
Northbrook Public Library's summer program has been revised to promote children's creativity and as part of the effort is asking for donations of constructive toys.
Ron Gunter didn't have much time to savor the moment after being sworn in as mayor of Westmont earlier this month because of such pressing issues as a proposed redevelopment district in the downtown and flooding relief.
Martini lounge, mixed-use project are among proposals
An upscale martini lounge and a residential and retail/restaurant development are two of the proposed uses for the city-owned Thomle building in Batavia's downtown.
"Gloria Steinem once said, 'Self-esteem isn't everything; it's just that there's nothing without it,'" said Jothy Rosenberg, who lives near Boston and was diagnosed with bone cancer at 16 and had to have his right leg amputated.
Victim hurt in fight, and it's unclear why arrest made recently
A Waukegan man was arrested last week after authorities allege he stabbed his daughter's fiance nine times during a dispute last year on Chicago's Far South Side.
2nd of 3 days of protests targets Chicago Public Schools before key board vote
Beads of sweat dripped down Jitu Brown's face as he addressed about 150 marchers who had gathered Sunday afternoon outside Overton Elementary School in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood.
Prosecutors say he forced the girls into his bedroom while friends were visiting
While hanging out with friends at his apartment, a 28-year-old Chicago man allegedly forced two teenage girls into his bedroom, where he sexually assaulted them as they tried to escape, Cook County prosecutors said Sunday.
Some riders grapple with new routes Sunday as line shuts down for 5 months
Marie Drake was already displeased Sunday morning when she boarded a free shuttle bus near the 63rd Street Red Line station. The Chicago Transit Authority, she said, hadn't done enough to explain the five-month shutdown of the Red Line's Dan Ryan branch that had started just hours earlier.
Village-owned facility is target of federal investigators
The Dorchester Senior Center in the south suburbs has a steady stream of visitors: attentive relatives, busy repairmen and, lately, inquisitive federal investigators.
Some officials, teens say experience leads to greater opportunities, insight into career paths
This summer, teenagers will canvass in support of politicians, help nurses in hospitals or tweet as part of a company's social media effort. They're still in high school but they are working unpaid internships — sometimes even paying thousands of dollars to do so.
As unpaid internships have become more common, so have lawsuits challenging their legality — most notably by interns who worked for TV talk show host Charlie Rose, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Hearst Corp.
Battery, in-school arrests down, security chief says
Until this school year, Ranice Green never thought she could have a say about how she interacted with the security guards at Hyde Park Academy, where she's a senior.