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 2021-07-30 23:10 

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Waukegan mayor looking for 'fresh blood' on library board; Executive director post still vacant after 18 months...

Nevertheless, Waukegan Mayor Ann Taylor has made it her top priority for the library. She appoints the trustees, and the terms of six of the nine of them have expired. Taylor said she is reviewing applications from nine residents and will consider additio...

 2021-07-30 23:02 

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Oak Brook police blotter: Retail theft at Oak Brook Center...

Oak Brook Police blotter...

 2021-07-30 22:55 

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City to use grant money to tear down a blighted Elgin house that's had nearly 50 code violations...

Elgin is moving to demolish a home on Walnut Avenue that officials say has accrued 49 code violations and $9,000 in unpaid fines and has been a blight on the neighborhood for years....

 2021-07-30 22:54 

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Western Springs Blotter: Power mowers taken from work site...

Western Springs police reports and arrests....

 2021-07-30 22:47 

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Annual Northbrook Days festival to return, marking 97th year of fundraising...

After a hiatus in 2020, when it was canceled to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Northbrook Days festival is back from Aug. 4-8 for its 97th year of fundraising....

 2021-07-30 22:47 

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Smaller Lake County Fair is back this weekend; 'Everybody needs a little joy'...

It's a smaller fair, being called the Lake County Back to Our Roots Micro Fair, but people were there with smiles on their faces and plans to ride the Ferris wheel, eat corn dogs and funnel cakes, listen to live music, play bingo and view winning entr...

 2021-07-30 22:31 

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Lumanair to end time at Aurora Airport...

Aurora will negotiate with Carver Aero to replace long-time fixed-base operator Lumanair at the Aurora Airport....

 2021-07-30 22:31 

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Health officials wary Lake County's strong COVID numbers may not last in face of delta variant...

Lake County showed a moderate risk of coronavirus pandemic spread Friday with less than 50 new cases per 100,000 residents on a seven-day rolling average, while its neighbors had a substantial risk of spread....

 2021-07-30 22:26 

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Recruiting notes: Max Reese's return to football at Fenwick pays dividends as Division I programs come calling...

Fenwick senior Max Reese said he has 13 scholarship offers, including from Arizona State, Kansas and UNLV. He credits his rapid development to the 20 pounds of muscle he added during the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-07-30 22:20 

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Hammond's Polka Party offered upbeat tunes, dancing and hearty Polish fare...

The recent Polka Party at the Hammond Marina was reminiscent of an old-school Polish wedding reception — complete with all the trimmings of traditional food, music, dancing, and socializing....

 2021-07-30 22:20 

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Bardwell neighborhood no longer in shadow of old hospital...

Bardwell neighborhood residents see new future with development of old Copley Hospital in Aurora....

 2021-07-30 22:15 

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'Sky's the limit.' The Chicago Bears defense wants to become elite again under new coordinator Sean Desai — with one familiar priority: turnovers....

"After he breaks it down to you, you'll say, 'Five minutes ago, there's no way I would have put that together. But now it makes sense.' And that's just playing football at a high level." New Chicago Bears defensive coordinator ...

 2021-07-30 22:08 

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Elgin News Digest: Rachel Barton Pine doing free concert in Elgin; two COVID-19 vaccination clinics in city this week; East Dundee holding three outdoor events...

Roundup of small news items for the Elgin area....

 2021-07-30 22:01 

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Morton Salt lays off 40% of employees at its Chicago headquarters under new investment firm owner...

Morton Salt, recently purchased by a California investment firm, laid off 120 employees at its Chicago headquarters this week, reducing its staff by 40%...

 2021-07-30 21:50 

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La Grange Police Blotter: Bicycle stolen from rack on West Burlington Avenue...

La Grange police reports and arrests....

 2021-07-30 21:45 

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'This year might be our year': After training in Florida and playing across the country, Sarah Zheng wants to lead Neuqua Valley to state...

After winning the DuPage Valley Conference Meet, Sarah Zheng spent the winter months developing her game in Davenport, Florida....

 2021-07-30 21:43 

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Op-ed: Eviction moratorium deserves the heave-ho...

The federal moratorium on evictions was intended to address a dire short-run calamity. But it may end up creating a permanent one....

 2021-07-30 21:34 

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What to eat at Lollapalooza for vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free and more dietary needs...

Vegans and vegetarians have plenty of options at Lollapalooza 2021, but those on gluten-free and low-carb diets will have a tougher time at Chow Town....

 2021-07-30 21:32 

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Blotter: 2 DUIs reported in Winnetka...

Winnetka police blotter....

 2021-07-30 21:29 

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Blotter: Ring reported stolen from Glencoe home...

Glencoe police blotter....

 2021-07-30 21:26 

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Blotter: 5 charged with DUI in Wilmette...

Wilmette police blotter....

 2021-07-30 21:25 

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Bob Odenkirk says he 'had a small heart attack,' will be back...

The "Better Call Saul" star took to Twitter to make his first public statement since collapsing on the show's Albuquerque set....

 2021-07-30 21:22 

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No more areas for compromise with neighbors, lawyer for Naperville mosque complex says...

Islamic Center of Naperville tells city and Planning and Zoning Commissions it agrees, for the most part, with 14 of 17 parameters set forth neighbors over mosque plans on the city's south side....

 2021-07-30 21:20 

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 2021-07-30 21:16 

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Kane County diversion program promotes services instead of charges for low-level crimes...

Starting in the Kane County sheriff's office and Elgin Police Department, the pre-arrest diversion program aims to arrest fewer people, reduce recidivism, and address the root cause of the criminal activity by helping people receive services....

 2021-07-30 21:16 

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Longtime assistant Ross Deutsch's head coaching career begins at Highland Park as friend Mike Krzyzewski's nears its end at Duke...

Ross Deutsch built a sterling reputation among local coaches during 19 years as a Highland Park assistant. He also enjoys a friendship with one of basketball's most decorated coaches, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, who has announced the upcoming season w...

 2021-07-30 21:10 

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Quickly: Readers sound off on the issues of the day...

Quickly for Monday, August 2...

 2021-07-30 20:59 

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Vaccinated people with rare breakthrough infections can carry as much virus as others, CDC study finds...

Scientists who studied a big COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts concluded that vaccinated people who got so-called breakthrough infections carried about the same amount of the coronavirus as those who did not get the shots....

 2021-07-30 20:58 

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Hinsdale police blotter: Felony charge for heroin possession...

28-year-old man taken into custody for heroin possession...

 2021-07-30 20:56 

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Op-ed: Jail sentences for straw purchasers of guns will reduce Chicago violence...

Sending the message to others that promoting gun violence will not be tolerated — even by proxy — is a key step in making our neighborhoods safe again....

 2021-07-30 20:51 

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'I'm up to the challenge': Kendale McCullum loves representing Elgin. He takes pride in being a Larkin graduate. His next stop? Germany....

The 2014 Larkin graduate is headed Sunday to Germany for his third professional season, with his sights on making it to the NBA....

 2021-07-30 20:49 

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Oak Park and River Forest High School drafts $6 million letter of intent to buy Dominican property...

The OPRF board voted to offer a letter of intent to buy property from Dominican University....

 2021-07-30 20:42 

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Lollapalooza 2021, Day 2: Friday brings a new focus on masks, though most concertgoers are just there to enjoy the show...

A few more Lolla concertgoers inside the gates seemed to be wearing masks than the day before, but they were still much in the minority....

 2021-07-30 20:40 

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Lollapalooza 2021: Twitter reports from Day 2...

We'll be at Lollapalooza all weekend long. Follow along for day 2 updates from our team at the festival....

 2021-07-30 20:35 

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Chicago Cubs reportedly trade outfielder Jake Marisnick to the San Diego Padres...

Key role player Jake Marisnick is part of the bevy of Chicago Cubs trade deadline deals....

 2021-07-30 20:32 

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South Chicago man charged with murder in fatal shooting in May, ordered held without bail...

A South Chicago man was charged with murder and ordered held without bail on Thursday in the fatal shooting of a 37-year-old man in the West Pullman neighborhood in May....

 2021-07-30 20:29 

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Letters: Lollapalooza is creating more hardships for South Loop residents...

As longtime residents of the South Loop, we know what to expect from Lollapalooza. The crowds, traffic congestion and never-ending ambulance sirens are all expected. This year, however, things are different....

 2021-07-30 20:25 

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COVID-19 cases up nearly 50% in Illinois over the past week; University of Illinois latest to mandate masks for all...

Risk of hospitalization for Illinois' unvaccinated has nearly tripled in three weeks, a Tribune analysis shows....

 2021-07-30 20:25 

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Social Graces: What do you do if your friends' and colleagues' hangouts always involve drinking and you don't drink?...

What to do if drinking is the social thing, but you are sober for personal or religious reasons....

 2021-07-30 20:20 

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Illinois special education students used to be pulled out of school as soon as they turned 22. Now they can finish out the year with their classmates....

Illinois special education students used to be pulled out of school as soon as they turned 22. Now they'll be able to finish out the school year with their classmates, under a bill signed this week by Gov. J.B. Pritzker....

 2021-07-30 20:13 

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Letters: Give us all the pros and cons of COVID-19 vaccination...

I am wondering why all the hype for the COVID-19 vaccination. I understand and agree that we need to get the economy back on track, and the vaccine may be the tradeoff....

 2021-07-30 20:12 

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Salt Creek road closure scheduled for August 4 in Oak Brook...

Road closure on Harger Road between Spring Road and Yorkshire Woods in Oak Brook is scheduled to last approximately two weeks....

 2021-07-30 20:01 

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No bail for man charged in shooting death of young father at Puerto Rican Day parade. Judge calls it 'celebration turned violent'...

A Chicago man charged in the shooting death of a young father at a Puerto Rican Day parade last month was ordered held without bail at a hearing Friday....

 2021-07-30 20:01 

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'We're really excited': Saint Louis recruit Kenzie Hare transfers from Bartlett, turns Naperville North into Class 4A state title contender...

The former Bartlett girls basketball star was warmly welcomed when she transferred earlier this summer to Naperville North....

 2021-07-30 19:58 

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Chicago Cubs reportedly trade Kris Bryant to the San Francisco Giants, further dismantling the core that won the 2016 World Series...

The Chicago Cubs — after trading Anthony Rizzo to the New York Yankees — reportedly traded Kris Bryant to the San Francisco Giants to officially close that chapter....

 2021-07-30 19:53 

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Hinsdale preservationists want to save local Frank Lloyd Wright home...

The Frederick Bagley House on south County Line Road was built in 1894 and is considered one of Wright's earliest Dutch colonial designs....

 2021-07-30 19:43 

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Stepdancing and wolfhounds, ale and hurling — all things Celtic planned for Naperville's new Irish Fest...

The West Suburban Irish will promote Ireland's heritage and culture by hosting the inaugural Irish Fest Aug. 6-7 at Naperville Park District's Frontier Sports Complex....

 2021-07-30 19:42 

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Fox Lake hires North Chicago chief of staff as its next village administrator...

Waszak was also chief of staff in North Chicago from 2005-2009, before making a lateral move to Mettawa in 2010, working there as village administrator. She refused a contract renewal the following year, and was subsequently employed by the Lake County Mu...

 2021-07-30 19:41 

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Editorial: It's a huge week for weed and nerves, but how big does Chicago want its pot biz to be?...

Rodity's Restaurant, once an iconic Greektown eatery, is now a pot shop. At night, lights blaze. The Chicago Tribune editorial board asks if this growing dominance of weed emporia is truly what the city wants?...

 2021-07-30 19:33 

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Grab some bench ... in a good way. Andrew athletes Delaney and Kathleen Dillon take part in Tinley Park's Benches on the Avenue....

Delaney and Kathleen Dillon, who will be sophomores at Andrew, have contributed to Tinley Park's Benches on the Avenue program....

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