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Labor Day

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Top Labor Day Articles

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  • 5 years in 'huffing' crash that killed girl, 5

    5 years in 'huffing' crash that killed girl, 5
    Capping two years of public conversation about a criminal case colored by race and class, a Lake County judge on Wednesday sentenced a woman to five years in prison for abusing inhalants behind the wheel of a luxury car before running over and killing a...
  • Highland Park to demolish sewage treatment plant at Millard Park

    Highland Park to demolish sewage treatment plant at Millard Park
    An empty sewage treatment plant in Highland Park will be demolished, a project that park district officials hope will free up a view of Lake Michigan and Millard Park beach below the bluff. Officials said the work will begin after Labor Day, and...
  • Judge upholds guilty ruling in 'huffing' crash

    Judge upholds guilty ruling in 'huffing' crash
    The judge who found a Highland Park woman guilty of aggravated DUI for a crash that killed a 5-year-old girl won’t reverse his ruling, he announced today. Carly Rousso understood when she inhaled a cleaning product that the act would impair her...
  • Carly Rousso's public appearance sparks controversy

    Carly Rousso's public appearance sparks controversy
    Facing a potentially lengthy prison term for inhaling keyboard cleaner before causing a crash that killed a 5-year-old girl in Highland Park, Carly Rousso has been making public appearances and tearfully apologizing for her crime. Rousso’s lawyers...
  • Evanston Labor Day crackdown yields arrests, citations

     Evanston Labor Day crackdown yields arrests, citations
    Evanston police made arrests for impaired driving and a criminal warrant, while issuing tickets for seat belt violations and other traffic citations during a Labor Day impaired driving crackdown. One person was arrested for impaired driving, police...
  • Treasure-hunting Sanford family strikes gold — again

    Treasure-hunting Sanford family strikes gold — again
    Holidays are a lucky time for a treasure-hunting family from Sanford. Last year on Labor Day, the Schmitts made national news when they pulled several pieces of a solid gold chain — more than 60 feet in all — from the water off the coast...
  • Frankfort electric rates rise, but not to ComEd levels

     Frankfort electric rates rise, but not to ComEd levels
    Frankfort residents will pay bigger electric bills this fall, but still less than they would with Commonwealth Edison, officials said. Trustees voted Monday to stick with a consortium of more than 15 Will County communities that has chosen Illinois-...
  • Will County officials promoting safety on bike trails

    Will County officials promoting safety on bike trails
    Two weeks after a Mokena man died after falling off his bike, Will County Forest Preserve District police were out on the same bike trail reminding cyclists of trail etiquette and safety. The safety campaign, which ran over the Labor Day weekend, was...
  • Florida travel calendar for August

    Florida travel calendar for August
    Check out festivals and events in August across the state. View events this coming weekend, or view the whole month's offerings by region below. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (Including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford,...
  • Frankfort police get 4-year contract

     Frankfort police get 4-year contract
    Frankfort police have signed a new contract with the village that will provide them with a nearly 12 percent raise over four years. The deal, which covers detectives and patrol officers, grants an initial 2.65 percent raise, followed by annual bumps...
  • Residents push for Downers Grove historic district

    Residents push for Downers Grove historic district
    Some Downers Grove residents urging local officials to protect a 19th-century home on the edge of the downtown area also are pushing for creation of a historic district. Several spoke out at a recent village council meeting about the Victorian-style...