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Federal and state authorities announce drug-related charges against 14

A lengthy state and federal investigation of alleged cocaine-trafficking in the Round Lake area has resulted in drug-related charges against 14 people, officials announced last … Read more ›

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Don't Wait! Now is the Time to Escape the Housing Trap

Why are you waiting to sell your home? Have you consulted with real estate experts about your home and the future of the real estate … Read more ›

subdivision in Hoffman Estates backs up to a Com-Ed Substation on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.  (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune)

Lower electric rates: Voters could help scores of suburbs cut electric bills

Rare is the ballot-box initiative that could actually save taxpayers money. But in Tuesday’s primary election, voters in nearly 300 communities and counties across Illinois … Read more ›

Jury begins deliberations in third murder trial for man accused in 2001 Burrito Express slaying

For a third time, a jury is deliberating the fate of a former Park City man charged in the 2001 “Burrito Express murder” in far … Read more ›

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Nice ways for getting out of debt

Personal debt crisis is very common in the country. Instances are galore that many of you fall into debt crisis and default in paying your … Read more ›

This furry ermine showed off its snow-white winter coat during a hike through the woods in Wisconsin. Photo submitted by Jim Lennon.

‘Ermine’ wins photo contest

Jim Lennon’s photo of a furry ermine peeking out from behind a log won this week’s photo contest. As the winner, Lennon’s photograph will appear in … Read more ›

Salvador Avila sentenced to 12 years for shaking infant daughter to death in 2008

A father was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Thursday for shaking his infant daughter so hard in 2008 that she died. His wife … Read more ›

Witness at murder trial says Mario Casciaro told him, ‘Get out of here, I’ll handle this.’

Shane Lamb this morning testified in McHenry County Circuit Court to details of a five-minute physical altercation that prosecutors say set the stage for murder … Read more ›

(Photo submitted by Ken Derry)

‘Owl’ wins photo contest

Ken Derry, of Tinley Park, snapped this photo of a snowy owl while at work as a crane operator at Chicago’s 31st Street Harbor. As … Read more ›

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Great Apps to help stay organized and on track with your 2012 goals!

The New Year is here and I am sure many have created the unavoidable list of 2012 resolutions. Is it to stay organized? Be healthier? … Read more ›