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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Cook County seeks input on transportation plan

Earlier this year, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle launched a forward-thinking, comprehensive and long-range transportation planning effort known as “Connecting Cook County.” The plan aims to develop a broader vision and coherent strategy for transportation investments by tying them t…

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Forest preserves start selling picnic permits online

CHICAGO | People who want to have a picnic in a Cook County forest preserve this year can now buy the necessary permits online.

January 02, 2014 5:45 pm

Chicago Heights alderman found guilty of battery

MARKHAM | A Chicago Heights alderman will be sentenced later this summer after being found guilty of battery at a local school facility.

July 02, 2013 7:46 pm
MARK KIESLING: And you thought your tax bills were bad news!

MARK KIESLING: And you thought your tax bills were bad news!

It's been said for years that there are only two things we can be certain of -- death and taxes.

July 20, 2012 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: You can't say you weren't warned about cuts

MARK KIESLING: You can't say you weren't warned about cuts

"Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has become a blowhard that (sic) has no credibility in the General Assembly."

September 07, 2011 12:00 am
Schererville woman dies in hospital after shooting

Schererville woman dies in hospital after shooting

SCHERERVILLE | A Schererville woman who was shot in the head Sunday on Chicago's Southeast Side died at the hospital Monday morning.

July 11, 2011 10:45 pm
Grand jury adds kidnapping charges in teen's death

Grand jury adds kidnapping charges in teen's death

MARKHAM | A Cook County grand jury has indicted the man and woman charged in the strangulation of a pregnant teenager, adding kidnapping to the host of charges against the two.

May 25, 2011 11:15 pm Photos

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No bond for man, $3 million for girlfriend in Alsip woman's death

No bond for man, $3 million for girlfriend in Alsip woman's death

MARKHAM | A Cook County judge denied bond Friday for one of two people charged with the strangulation of a pregnant 18-year-old Alsip woman.

April 29, 2011 10:00 pm Photos

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Preckwinkle teaches area youths about government

SOUTH HOLLAND | Add civics teacher to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's resume.

April 21, 2011 7:30 pm
'Cassanova' charged with holding Internet date prisoner

'Cassanova' charged with holding Internet date prisoner

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | A Cook County judge ordered a $500,000 bond Thursday for a Chicago Heights man charged with holding and beating a downstate woman he met on the Internet.

April 07, 2011 12:14 pm

Cal City to get $1 million for local road repairs

CALUMET CITY | Calumet City expects to receive more than $1 million from state government during the next fiscal year to help repair local streets.

February 14, 2011 12:00 am

Sauk Village applies for disaster recovery funds

SAUK VILLAGE | On behalf of the village, Robinson Engineering has applied for $330,000 in federal Hurricane Ike Disaster Recovery Funds.

December 30, 2010 12:00 am

Lottery determines ballot order of Lansing Village Board candidates

LANSING | Anthony DeLaurentis, a former village trustee and current head of the Lansing Historical Society, won the lottery Monday at Village Hall to determine the ballot order of candidates running for village trustee in the April 5 elections.

December 28, 2010 12:00 am

Lansing OKs 4.7 percent tax levy hike

LANSING | The Village Board Tuesday approved a tax levy that provides a slight increase in money village government hopes to get from local property owners.

December 23, 2010 12:00 am

Education on number crunching

DOLTON | Thornton Township School District 205 officials announced in September they had received an $18 million federal Student Improvement Grant to help improve student scores at Thornridge, Thornton and Thornwood high schools, which rank in the bottom 5 percent of the state.

December 12, 2010 12:00 am

Former Calumet City tavern owner dies

CALUMET CITY | The longtime owner and proprietor of The Patch tavern in Calumet City died Sunday.

December 08, 2010 5:45 pm
Veterinarian charged, accused of failing to report dogfighting, lying about vaccines

Veterinarian charged, accused of failing to report dogfighting, lying about vaccines

A south suburban veterinarian accused of failing to report suspected dogfighting and lying about administering rabies vaccines has been arrested after a five-month undercover investigation, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced Friday.

December 04, 2010 12:00 am

Chicago Heights backs facility expansion

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | More jobs could be created following the passage of a resolution on Tuesday to approve an economic development incentive for the expansion of the FedEx freight facility, 470 E. Joe Orr Road.

December 03, 2010 12:00 am

Some suburbs already slated for casino cash

If the massive gambling expansion plan approved Wednesday by Illinois senators becomes law, it could result in a double dip into casino profits for several south suburbs.

December 02, 2010 1:13 pm

Magistrate tries to resolve D205 restructuring dispute

CHICAGO | A federal magistrate spent the day Wednesday trying to resolve differences of opinion between Thornton Township High School District 205 officials and parents who oppose the district's proposed restructuring that would turn Thornridge High School into a "freshman-only campus.

December 02, 2010 12:00 am
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