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  • 2 suburban referendums end in tie

    2 suburban referendums end in tie
    An electrical aggregation referendum in Palos Township Tuesday and a referendum in the Village of McCook asking voters to disband the fire department ended in tie votes Tuesday, according to unofficial returns. Cook County election officials have...
  • Cook County plan would put e-cigs behind counter

    Cook County plan would put e-cigs behind counter
    Sellers of electronic cigarettes in much of suburban Cook County would have to move them behind the counter just like ordinary smokes under new regulations a county commissioner wants to make law. County Board member Jeffrey Tobolski, D-McCook, also...
  • Congressman calls for federal inquiry into McCook blasts

    Congressman calls for federal inquiry into McCook blasts
    A blast at a quarry in suburban McCook was well within safety limits, according to state officials who said Wednesday they cannot explain a subsequent tremor seconds later that rattled windows and frazzled nerves throughout the Chicago area. The...
  • Police investigate deaths of mother, daughter in McCook

    Police investigate deaths of mother, daughter in McCook
    McCook police are conducting a death investigation after the bodies of an elderly mother and her daughter were found in their apartment in the near west suburb. McCook Police Chief Frank Wolfe said police conducting a well-being check about 5:30 p.m....
  • Deep Tunnel, shallow thinking?

    Deep Tunnel, shallow thinking?
    Heavy rains in April quickly swamped Chicago's underground labyrinth of sewers, forcing a stomach-churning surge of waste and runoff back into basements and flooding neighborhoods across the city. The deluge so overloaded the city's aging infrastructure...
  • Madigan's son's employer rakes in suburbs' insurance business

    Madigan's son's employer rakes in suburbs' insurance business
    The son of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is forging a successful insurance career in the Chicago suburbs with the help of mayors who look to his powerful father to advance their political and legislative agendas. Andrew Madigan, 26, joined the...
  • Some Cook County commissioners skeptical on tax, fee hikes

     
    Some Cook County commissioners are balking at the tax and fee hikes board President Toni Preckwinkle is pushing in her proposed spending plan. “There's going …...
  • Joliet approves expansion of mining operations near elementary school

     
    A quarry that has been blasted and mined since 1994 in Joliet’s south side will expand closer to a nearby school and a main road. …...
  • 2 killed in separate suburban crashes

    A 35-year-woman was killed after the car she was driving went into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on with another vehicle in south suburban Matteson, officials said today. Christine Brown, 35, of the 17000 block of Anthony Avenue in Hazel Crest, was...
  • July trial set for former Cook County Board member Peraica

    July trial set for former Cook County Board member Peraica
    A Cook County judge has set July 24 and 25 as the dates for the jury trial of former Cook County board member Anthony Peraica, who was charged with misdemeanor criminal damage to property for allegedly destroying an election sign for his opponent...
  • Legal settlement to force completion of Deep Tunnel

    Legal settlement to force completion of Deep Tunnel
    Federal and state authorities today unveiled a legal settlement intended to finally complete the Deep Tunnel, the Chicago region’s massive flood- and pollution-control project. Relief from swamped basements and sewage overflows still is years away,...