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Fans could see the next Pujols or Maddux as Cougars host Midwest All-Star Game Tuesday

Time will tell if fans will be watching future Major League impact players such as Albert Pujols or Greg Maddux play Tuesday, June 19 in … Read more ›

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Wine Tasting and Silent Auction to Benefit Albums of Hope

Wine Tasting and Silent Auction to Benefit Albums of Hope When: Friday, May 11-2012 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Location: Old Mill Kitchen Design Showroom, … 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 ›

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 ›

Woodstock teacher accused of sexually assaulting student, 14

A Woodstock North High School teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting a student, authorities said today. James B. Guttridge, 38, of the 8000 block … Read more ›

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Still Time for Woodstock to Pack Shoe Box Gifts With Build A Box

63,300 SHOE BOXES IN CHICAGO AREA BOUND FOR HURTING KIDS IN 100 COUNTRIES Chicago-Area Collection Sites Fill Up with Shoe Box Gifts as Web-Savvy Volunteers … Read more ›