Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner is preparing to take the reins of Illinois' government. Rauner has been dealing with a rush of job-seekers, a leaky roof at the governor's mansion and hard feelings among opponents he now must deal with.
WAND-TV Decatur, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 02:45 PM
A Cook County judge set Dec. 5 for the retrial of a Hanover Park woman charged with strangling her newborn to death and leaving his body in a trash can moments after giving birth to him three years ago in a Streamwood Salvation Army store restroom. Earlier this month, jurors deliberated the fate of 22-year-old Jessica Cruz for nearly 20 hours over 2#xbd; days but were unable to reach a unanimous verdict on charges of first degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and concealment of a homicide.
Daily Herald, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 07:30 PM
A Chicago man pleaded guilty Friday to the grisly 2011 murder of George Nellessen, 55, in his Arlington Heights home. Armon Braden, 24, is expected to be sentenced on Jan. 30 to 22 years in prison as part of a negotiated plea, prosecutors said.
Daily Herald, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 07:29 PM
The Northwest Suburban High School District 214 school board on Thursday approved a 2.4 percent tentative tax levy increase for the next year. The total amount to be tentatively levied from District 214 taxpayers is $210.3 million, up from the $205.4 million that was levied last year, according to district documents.
Daily Herald, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 05:50 PM
The City of Evanston, in conjunction with the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County , will begin its annual holiday light recycling program on Monday, December 1. Holiday string lighting and extension cords can be dropped off for recycling at the Evanston Ecology Center, Main Evanston Library and Levy Senior Center. This year's donations will be recycled through a program supported by the City of Evanston, SWANCC and Elgin Recycling .
Patch.com, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 06:13 PM
Cook County Sheriff's Police will focus enhanced patrols on seatbelts beginning Nov. 21 in "significant countywide enforcement efforts," according to a news release. A roadside safety check will take place the night of Nov. 21 in Central Stickney, according to the release.
Patch.com, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 02:47 PM
James Patrick Sheehan was a fixture around the Third Municipal District Courthouse in Rolling Meadows, who helped with everything from aiding visitors in finding their way inside the building, to managing the physical plant. Sheehan, chief engineer of the courthouse since its construction, a former Democratic committeeman in Palatine Township and a member of the Democratic State Central Committee, died Tuesday at age 73. The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald.
Daily Herald, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 12:18 PM
The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County , Elgin Recycling and the Village of Skokie are offering a free Holiday Light Recycling Program. All holiday string lighting and extension cords can be dropped off at the Skokie Public Works Department, 9050 Gross Point Road, Monday through Friday from December 1, 2014 through January 30, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Garland, live greens, wreaths or other non-recyclables are not accepted in this program.
Patch.com, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 11:24 AM