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Boy Scout Troop 168

Boy Scout Troop 168 is hosting a Car Wash Fundraiser on Saturday, June 30th, from 11:00am – 3:00pm. The car wash will be held at … Read more ›

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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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

(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 smartphone apps to help stay organized and on track with your 2012 goals!

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

Driver charged in DUI crash that injured three

The Daily Herald reports: Three people were sent to a hospital after a drunken driving crash Sunday afternoon in Rolling Meadows, police said. According to … Read more ›

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Nicor Gas and ComEd Team Up To Help Prepare Area Homes For Winter

Nicor Gas and ComEd are offering customers comprehensive energy assessments to identify ways they can save energy and money this winter. Certified, experienced Energy Advisors … Read more ›