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Wilderness Group Working To Improve Populations, Habitats Of 12 Species In Lake Michigan Region Chicago Wilderness, an alliance of more than 200 forest preserve districts…zoos…environmental groups and other groups, has begun an effort to try to improve the populations and habitats of 12 species in the Lake Michigan region over the next five years.
Panel Recommending New Start Times For Barrington SchoolsAn advisory panel will recommend to the Barrington District 220 school board next week that elementary students begin their days earlier and that middle and high schoolers start their days later to maximize how well students perform.
Fire Damages Palos Hills Strip MallA bakery, a tobacco shop, and a law office were damaged overnight, when a fire broke out at a strip mall in Palos Hills.
Homemade Alcohol Might Have Killed DeKalb County Jail InmateDeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott said Brandon Washington became very sick at 1:48 a.m. Monday, after drinking hooch—homemade alcohol—which is common among inmates in jails and prisons.
3 Found Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide In Oak ForestJust before 8 p.m., police responded to a request for a well-being check at a home in the 6600 block of Courtney Drive. When there was no response at the door, officers forced it open, and they found three bodies inside.
Rauner Seeking More Government ConsolidationGov. Bruce Rauner announced Friday he’s backing four pieces of legislation that would allow local governments to consolidate services in order to save money for taxpayers.
Members Hoping To Save Orland Park Fitness Center From ClosingThe Palos Health and Fitness Club closing is part of Palos Community Hospital’s plan to expand its facility in Orland Park on 153rd Street and West Avenue.
Rauner Blasts CPS Borrowing Plan; Says Emanuel 'Forestalling The Inevitable'Gov. Bruce Rauner had more harsh criticism for the Chicago Public Schools on Thursday, a day after the district borrowed $725 million at very high interest rates.
Governor Seeking To Add New Paid Lanes To Stevenson ExpresswayWould you be willing to pay to zoom through morning traffic on the expressway? Gov. Bruce Rauner is looking at plans to add "managed lanes" on the Stevenson Expressway.
Lombard Honoring Longtime EmployeeThe Lombard village board will be honoring one of the village’s employees for an exceptional anniversary.
Study Finds Seafood Can Help Protect Against Alzheimer'sA new study has found seafood is still good for your brain, even though the seafood might have mercury in it.
Woodstock Willie Predicts An Early SpringWoodstock Willie, the Chicago area’s most famous groundhog weatherman, has predicted an early spring this year.

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