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  • Bill to limit end-of-career pension spikes awaits governor's signature

    For decades, state lawmakers have drawn criticism when they leave the Legislature and take another government gig with a fat salary that greatly boosts their public pensions, but soon the state might be on the hook for less of those retirement costs for a...
  • Water reclamation pension peace could be blueprint for state

    Water reclamation pension peace could be blueprint for state
    The state's top politicians still can't reach agreement on how to fix Illinois' woefully out-of-whack public employee pension system, but there's an approach to the issue that both Democrats and Republicans have hailed as a model to follow. There's...
  • Randy's Corn Roast Fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Illinois

    Randy's Vegetables Corn Roast Fundraiser with the Sleepy Hollow Police Department to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. Sunday, August 12, from 10:00AM to 5:00PM at Randy's Vegetables on 15N440 Randall Rd, Sleepy Hollow, IL 60118. The event will...
  • 2 children injured in Melrose Park by falling bricks

    2 children injured in Melrose Park by falling bricks
    Two children were seriously injured when winds from Thursday's storm knocked bricks off a building. The top of a building in Melrose Park fell onto the sidewalk below after the storm came through. The wind, rain and heat all played a role in the...
  • Quinn signs legislation to shut loophole for fugitives

    Quinn signs legislation to shut loophole for fugitives
    — Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Thursday to tighten a loophole that allowed close relatives to help fugitives flee without fear of getting punished. Inspired by a Tribune investigation, the new law allows criminal charges to be filed against...
  • Bathtub may figure in Peterson murder trial

    Bathtub may figure in Peterson murder trial
    Prosecutors in Drew Peterson's upcoming murder trial have failed to convince a judge to let them bring in the bathtub where Peterson's third wife was found dead. Kathleen Savio was killed in 2004; but it took a second autopsy, years later, to determine...
  • Stroger belongings on the auction block

    Stroger belongings on the auction block
    Items owned by former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger and his late father, John, are going up for auction this weekend. Pictures, autographs and other memorabilia from the Strogers' political career are on display at Bunte Auction Services in...
  • Committee meets to consider Rep. Smith's fate

    Committee meets to consider Rep. Smith's fate
    An Illinois legislative committee meets this morning to consider forcing State Representative Derrick Smith out of office. Smith is charged with taking a $7,000 bribe to help a daycare center get a government grant. He won his primary election in the...
  • The Cade Foundation's First Annual Illinois Race for the Family

    The Cade Foundation's First Annual Illinois Race for the Family
    The Cade Foundation's First Annual Illinois Race for the Family Saturday, June 23, from 8-11:00 a.m. Location Deer Grove Forest Preserve, 1898 N. Quentin Road in Palatine, Ill The first annual Illinois Race for the Family, hosted by the Cade Foundation...
  • McHenry sheriff's sergeant suspended, but still being paid

    McHenry sheriff's sergeant suspended, but still being paid
    A sergeant in the McHenry County Sheriff's Department is suspended while he faces trial for sexually abusing a child; but he is still getting paid.  Gregory Pyle was placed on leave in January; but in his ten years with the department, he's racked up a...
  • Driver charged in road rage incident that killed a motorcyclist

    Driver charged in road rage incident that killed a motorcyclist
    A motorcyclist from Lombard was killed after getting in the middle of a road rage incident between the drivers of two cars. Police say 31-year-old Michael Moreno of Plainfield turned into the path of the motorcycle yesterday in Naperville.  63-year-old...