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E-Friendly Way to Rid Your Home of E-Waste

Delta Institute, Cook County, and Forest Preserve District Partner To Collect E-Waste RecyclablesPilot Collection Events Will Test Locations as Possible Permanent Sites CHICAGO (May 31, … Read more ›

Palos Heights' Tom Pukstys is an assistant Olympic coach who will bring in some top field athletes to Lisle in June.  (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Big throws at a big show — Benedictine hosts world class track and field athletes June 9

A few weeks before some of the best shot put, discus, javelin and hammer throwers in the country try out for the London Olympics in … Read more ›

Robert J. Smith

Rolling Meadows authorities ask for help finding man, 73, who left assisted care facility in wheelchair

Staff report Rolling Meadows police are asking for help locating a 73-year-old man who left his temporary residence at an assisted care living facility in … 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 ›

Elk Grove man flips car on I-90

The Daily Herald reports: A 64-year-old Elk Grove Village man reportedly suffered some type of medical episode which led to his vehicle striking the center … 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 ›

Daniel C. Clark

Update: Bond at $1m for man charged in fatal crash into trooper’s squad car

A DuPage County Judge this morning set bond at $1 million for Daniel C. Clark, who prosecutors say had a blood-alcohol concentration of more than … Read more ›

Chicago man charged with robbing workers at Elk Grove Village warehouse

The Daily Herald reports: A Chicago man has been charged with armed robbery, accused of holding up workers early Saturday at a warehouse in Elk … 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 ›

Starlights Senior Team performs a lift in the long program. Photo submitted by Starlights Synchronized Skating Team.

Stellar skaters wins photo contest

Stellar skaters, a photo showing the Starlights Senior Team perform a lift, is the winner of this week’s contest.  Photo submitted by Starlights Synchronized Skating … Read more ›