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  • Quinn signs $2 license plate sticker fee hike into law

    Quinn signs $2 license plate sticker fee hike into law
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois drivers will pay $2 more for their license plate stickers next year thanks to a bill Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed Friday to pay for better upkeep and care of state parks. The practical effect of the new law is that...
  • Power planter: Susan Beard's jaw-dropping garden

    Power planter: Susan Beard's jaw-dropping garden
    Turn into Susan Beard's drive, and you'll notice right away: Spring-flowering bulbs are strewn like a pastel carpet beneath spreading trees and a sea of white narcissus rises to meet the road in front of the house. The native tree species, drifts of grape...
  • 4 accused of Richton Park beating

     4 accused of Richton Park beating
    A mom, her two children and another man have been charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery in connection to the group beating of a man Thursday night in south suburban Richton Park. Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil set bails at $500,...
  • Orland Park teen dies after being hit by car in Olympia Fields

    Orland Park teen dies after being hit by car in Olympia Fields
    A 17-year-old Orland Park girl died three days after she was struck by a vehicle while walking in a roadway in Olympia Fields, authorities said. Rosabel Gutierrez, of the 15100 block of El Camino Drive, was hit in the 3600 block of Lincoln Highway about...
  • Village to host two programs to assist homeowners

     
    Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin will co-host two free programs to help area homeowners. McLaughlin and Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will …...
  • South suburban, Chicago officials ask Quinn not to close Tinley Park Mental Health Center

     
    More than a dozen elected officials from the south suburbs and Chicago signed a letter sent to Gov. Pat Quinn Wednesday asking him not to …...
  • Oprah VW Beetle Giveaway Finally Delivers

     
    What's the nicest gift you've given your mother? Jewelry on her birthday? Flowers on Mother's Day? Seventy year-old Jewel Baker just got the keys to a 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. Baker, of Olympia Fields, Ill., won one of 271 redesigned Volkswagen......
  • Illinois death penalty ban sent to Gov. Pat Quinn

     
    By Todd Wilson and Ray Long at 11:05 a.m.; last updated at 3:16 p.m. with roll call links SPRINGFIELD --- A historic measure to abolish the death penalty in Illinois passed the state Senate today after nearly two hours of......
  • Woman arrested for DUI after alleged near accident

     
    A 21-year-old Olympia Fields woman is scheduled to appear in Cook County court March 22 after being arrested near the intersection of 183rd Street and …...
  • Sales tax loophole leaves some cities, towns crying foul as firms exploit Illinois law

    Sales tax loophole leaves some cities, towns crying foul as firms exploit Illinois law
    Dozens of companies doing business in the Chicago area are routing their sales through small outlying municipalities with low sales tax rates, siphoning tens of millions of dollars from city and suburban taxing districts. These companies, ranging from...
  • Quinn wants motorcyclists to take two minutes at stuck red lights

    Quinn wants motorcyclists to take two minutes at stuck red lights
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn is calling for a two-minute timeout before a motorcycle driver or bicyclist can proceed through a stoplight that appears stuck on red. The Democratic governor used his veto power on Friday to rewrite legislation that...