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Board Boss Vows To Fix Orland Park School Bus Mess

The head of a southwest suburban school district promises to get bus service problems straightened out or find a new school bus company.


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2 Killed, 7 Injured In High-Speed Crash In Robbins; Street Racing Suspected

A couple from south suburban Robbins was killed Thursday night, leaving their three children orphaned, when their minivan was struck by two vehicles that appeared to be street racing, and blew a stop sign.


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Elgin Mayor Wants Summit Of Social Service Groups Caught In State Budget Stalemate

Many groups that provide services to the mentally ill, drug addicts, and others have been deprived of state funds they need to operate while the governor and lawmakers have failed to agree on a state spending plan.


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Woman Sues Funeral Home For Giving Niece’s Ashes To Wrong Person

Vera Brown had raised her niece, LaShaira Boyd, since Boyd’s own mother died. When Boyd died last spring at age 29, Brown wanted the body cremated, but a month after the funeral, she got some unsettling news from Fountain Jordan Shepard Funeral Home.


A car left the road and crashed into a tree, then burst into flames, along Rollins Road, just east of Lake Shore Drive in north suburban Ingleside. (Credit: CapturedNews)

Three Killed In Fiery Ingleside Crash

Lake County Sheriff’s Det. Christopher Covelli said a Kia Optima struck a tree and burst into flames just east of the intersection of Rollins Road and Lake Shore Drive in Ingleside shortly after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.


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“Remind” App Helps Teachers Keep Students Posted About Homework And Tests

A smartphone app has been touted as a great communications tool for teachers, and could get a lot more use now that schools are getting back in session.


A clerk at Kwick Shop Liquor in Wauconda shot and killed an armed robber on Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

Robber Shot And Killed In Wauconda Identified As Ex-Con

Authorities have identified the man who tried to hold up a Wauconda liquor store on Sunday, only to be shot dead by the clerk.


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Wauconda Store Robbery Ends With Clerk Fatally Shooting Suspect

Wauconda police say a store clerk shot and killed an armed robber last night.


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Joliet Offers $12.3M In Incentives To Will County For New Courthouse

Will County and the City of Joliet have come to an agreement which will keep the county courthouse in downtown Joliet, including more than $12 million in incentives from Joliet.


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Chicago Police “Tweetalong” Hijacked By Critics

Police in Chicago and Baltimore hoped to communicate with the public through social media Thursday night, but their experiment might not have turned out as they wished.


Ald Brian Hopkins (2nd), former White Sox slugger Ron Kittle, Cubs Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg & former Buffalo Bills head coach Marv Levy join Dutchie Caray -- the widow of legendary Cubs and Sox broadcaster Harry Caray -- after the unveiling of a street sign in her honor at the corner of Michigan & Pearson. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Dutchie Caray Gets Honorary Street Name Along Magnificent Mile

The “First Lady of Chicago Baseball” got a special birthday present on Thursday, as a street in the tony Streeterville neighborhood was named in honor of Dutchie Caray.

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The French-inspired Waterleaf restaurant run by the College Of DuPage is soon to be closed, and turned into a full-time learning lab for culinary students. (Credit: Facebook/Waterleaf)

College Of DuPage Likely To Close Restaurant, Create Lab For Culinary Students

At a special meeting Thursday evening, College of DuPage trustees were scheduled to vote on a proposal to close Waterleaf, and turn it into an educational facility.


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With Most Tornado Damage Fixed, Grayslake Central H.S. Ready For New School Year

Less than two weeks after being hit by a tornado, Grayslake Central High School was set to open its new school year on Thursday.


One of dozens of stray cats found living inside a vacant home in the Belmont Central neighborhood, after the lone tenant was evicted in April, and someone later broke a couple basement windows. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Most Of The Dozens Of Cats Found Living In Belmont Central House Have Been Rescued, Group Says

A cat rescue group official says most of the cats that had filled a house and were nuisances in the Belmont Central neighborhood have been rescued, the house emptied of cats and then boarded up.


Members of the Jackie Robinson West team from Chicago celebrate following their 7-5 win over the West Team from Las Vegas during the United States Championship game of the Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium on August 23, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pa. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Report: Jackie Robinson West Seeking To Drop Court Case Against Little League

Less than two months after leaders of Jackie Robinson West went to court over Little League International’s decision to strip the team of their national title, their attorney reportedly is seeking to drop the case.



Moose Lodge Raising Money For California Wildfire Victims

The Lockport Moose Lodge has been collecting donations to send to a fellow lodge in Clearlake Oaks, California, just north of San Francisco. That lodge has been housing and feeding 150 people forced to evacuate their homes due to wildfires this summer.


Dozens of stray cats were found living in an vacant home in the Belmont Central neighborhood, and have invaded the community after a couple windows were broken at the brick bungalow. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Dozens Of Stray Cats Living In Abandoned Bungalow In Belmont Central

The city declared the brick bungalow at 6207 W. Roscoe St. uninhabitable in April. Sometime later, after the lone resident was evicted, someone broke a couple basement windows, and black cats poured out of the house, and invaded the neighborhood.


A fire hydrant installed along Riverside Drive in Elgin led to confusion, because it is located next to marked parking spaces installed as part of a beautification project. Officials are working on a solution. (Credit: CBS)

Elgin Seeking Solutions After Confusion Over Parking Spaces Near Fire Hydrant

Officials in Elgin were trying to make sure no more motorists are confused about – or get tickets for parking in – what appear to be legitimate parking spaces next to a fire hydrant along the city’s riverfront.


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Chicago Police, ACLU Agree On Changes To Controversial “Stop And Frisk” Tactics

The Chicago Police Department and the American Civil Liberties Union have reached a groundbreaking deal to set up an independent evaluation of police “stop and frisk” procedures, in an effort to prevent racial profiling.


7th graders at Christ The King School in Chicago take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. (Credit: Facebook)

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge To Become Annual Tradition

Countless people dumped ice water over their heads last summer, as part of the ALS The Ice Bucket Challenge, a viral effort to promote awareness of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.