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  • Cook County Board adds two questions to packed fall ballot

    Cook County Board adds two questions to packed fall ballot
    An already lengthy list of questions that will be posed to Chicago voters this fall got a little longer today after the Cook County Board voted to add two more advisory referendums to the Nov. 4 ballot.
  • Man pleads guilty to aggravated DUI in crash that left 1 dead

    Man pleads guilty to aggravated DUI in crash that left 1 dead
    A 19-year-old Barrington Hills man pleads guilty in Cook County Circuit Court on Wednesday to charges that he was under the influence of drugs when he caused a crash that killed an Elgin man and seriously injured his fiancé last year. Karsten Eilersten,...

    Purchase completes Des Plaines River Trail

    Purchase completes Des Plaines River Trail
    The final piece of the Des Plaines River Trail may not seem like much – only about three-tenths of a mile – but it's been a long-time coming. Lake County Forest Preserves commissioners were overjoyed to add the missing piece of trail on...

    Jane Byrne, Chicago's only female mayor, gets her due

    Jane Byrne, Chicago's only female mayor, gets her due
    Her mark on Chicago is here. Just not in writing. Yet. Her mark is visible most conspicuously on snowy days when city officials stand before television cameras with sweaty brows answering questions about crews and salt and overtime. It is visible up and...

    Illinois AG sues student loan debt settlement firms

    Illinois AG sues student loan debt settlement firms
    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed two lawsuits Monday against debt-settlement firms that she claimed perpetrated “scams” against consumers trying to pay off their student loans. The two lawsuits filed Monday make Illinois the...