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  • Escapee from Elgin Mental Health Center taken into custody hailing cab

    Escapee from Elgin Mental Health Center taken into custody hailing cab
    A handcuffed prisoner from the Elgin Mental Health Center who escaped from a state vehicle Wednesday morning was captured eight hours later after he hailed a cab in Elgin, ending a manhunt that kept the community on high alert much of the day. Jesse...
  • Naperville's 'Project Panda' developer revealed to be SKF Group

    Naperville's 'Project Panda' developer revealed to be SKF Group
    Gov. Pat Quinn announced Monday that a Swedish-based industrial manufacturer will bring 80 jobs to Naperville and invest more than $18.6 million in a new, 131,000-square-foot research and development facility on the city’s north side. Under an...
  • Power firm NRG to close plant, cut jobs, as part of pollution reduction plan

    Power firm NRG to close plant, cut jobs, as part of pollution reduction plan
    NRG Energy Inc. announced Thursday a pollution reduction plan for its four Illinois coal-fired generating plants that pushed the state more than halfway toward meeting new proposed federal limits for reducing carbon dioxide pollution. NRG Energy...
  • A diva in the twilight of her career inspires new song cycle, at Ravinia

     A diva in the twilight of her career inspires new song cycle, at Ravinia
    Although composer Jake Heggie has focused the bulk of his creative energies on opera over the last couple of decades, between major projects he has returned again and again to his musical heart and soul – telling stories through song. The prolific...
  • Cop killed in crash was over legal alcohol limit: coroner

    Cop killed in crash was over legal alcohol limit: coroner
    A rookie Waukegan police officer killed in a single-car crash last weekend had a blood alcohol content 3 1/2 times higher than the legal limit to drive, according to the Lake County Coroner’s Office. Officer Jason J. Mueller was off-duty when...
  • Lake Forest police reports: Underage drinking, resisting arrest, possession of pot

    Lake Forest police reports: Underage drinking, resisting arrest, possession of pot
    The following information was taken from Lake Forest police reports: A 20-year-old Waukegan man was arrested at 10:50 p.m. July 4 in the 300 block of Ahwahnee Road. He was charged with disorderly conduct, consumption of alcohol by a minor and...
  • Glenview police reports: Woman charged with criminal damage to property

    Glenview police reports: Woman charged with criminal damage to property
    The following items were taken from Glenview police reports: A 47-year-old Glenview woman was arrested July 17 at 12:32 p.m. and charged with criminal damage to property along the 1600 block of Waukegan Road. A 57-year-old Glenview man was arrested...
  • Ex-Highland Park teacher charged with cyberstalking

    Ex-Highland Park teacher charged with cyberstalking
    A Highland Park High School substitute teacher who had been "released" from his job this week was charged Friday with using a computer to make "disparaging rants" statements regarding his status at the school, police said today. Steven Habay, 40,...
  • Fireworks Release A Shower Of Memories

    They lifted their heads as the first round of fireworks kissed the night sky. A year ago, my two youngest daughters, 6 and 4, stood in the Hamden Plaza parking lot, along with one of their two older sisters. Though we were a mile away from where the...
  • Kevin Hunt: What? Checking Accounts That Pay Up To 3 Percent Interest

    Kevin Hunt: What? Checking Accounts That Pay Up To 3 Percent Interest
    Congratulations on putting aside the equivalent of three to six months of your salary toward the family's emergency fund. Too bad it's stashed in a rewards checking or savings account earning interest that, after a year, couldn't even buy a Green Tea...
  • A network of biking trails winds through Lake County

    Letter to Editor This is in response to “Improved bike routes coming to Chicago suburbs” (News, May 25).  We appreciated this article bringing attention to the connection of trails and bike routes across the region. However, it failed to...