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The following were taken from Wilmette, Winnetka and Kenilworth police reports: Wilmette •On April 28, a resident in the 400 block of Linden Avenue discovered fishing tackle and a camping lantern had been taken from his storage area. Other...
As floodwaters slowly start to recede in Des Plaines, city officials said it could be weeks before the full extent of the damage is known. Last week's storm left a swath of damage across much of the city as the Des Plaines River swelled to a record-...
More rain fell over the Chicago area Tuesday, slowing cleanup and damage assessment work just as widespread — and in many cases record-breaking — floodwaters had begun to recede. Lisle: Some private wells contaminated Village officials...
Tags: Business, Spring Grove, Lisle, Johnsburg, McHenry
Park Ridge experienced its first murder in more than half a decade, yet the overall crime rate also dropped to its lowest level in that same time frame. Firefighters fielded more than 4,000 calls for service for the 10th consecutive year, while the city...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice, Murder, Theft
With a campaign message centered on "moving forward," Des Plaines appears to have moved forward with possibly the city's youngest mayor at the helm. Ald. Matt Bogusz, 26, claimed victory in the mayoral race, receiving 54 percent of the votes with all...
Tags: Referenda, Des Plaines, Elections, Politics
Gov. Pat Quinn has proposed that the state bolster its own troubled finances by freezing the amount of state income taxes shared with local governments at 2012 levels, which could cost some towns hundreds of thousands of dollars. Quinn estimates the...
School districts in Des Plaines and Park Ridge are bracing for more rigorous standardized testing that could result in fewer students earning passing grades. Officials in both districts said they're implementing curriculum and practices to meet the more...
Park Ridge has moved several crosswalk signs from the right side of the road to the middle after being notified by the state they were wrongly placed. An engineer with the Illinois Department of Transportation noticed the signs at Devon & Fairview...
Even though Park Ridge aldermen have given initial approval to higher water and sewer rates, one council member vows to try again to lower the water rate. Alderman Marc Mazzuca said he will have a new proposal for a rate that is 12 cents lower on Monday...
Tags: Water Supply
Tribune reporterThe family of a Park Ridge man killed in a hit-and-run crash last month is suing the driver, an emergency medical technician, for speeding and not helping the man after the accident. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court, Richard...
Tags: Litigation, Trials, Cook County Government
Eight months after being selected as a "Certified Local Government," the City of Park Ridge hosted its first workshop to educate residents and the Historic Preservation Commission on the designation. The workshop on the process of becoming a Certified...
If the special taxing district used to renovate downtown Park Ridge were a medical patient, then the family just received a sobering prognosis: it's in serious, but not fatal condition. The Uptown tax increment financing district, which helped create...
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