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11/27/13 Resident miss millions in quirky Dist. 220 tax rebates
By Jake Griffin - A quirky setup stemming from a long-running legal battle has Cook County property taxpayers in Barrington Unit District 220 paying rebates to their Lake County counterparts -- but only if the Lake County homeowners sign up every year and pay... FULL STORY
11/16/13 Northbrook Court evacuated for gas leak
By Jake Griffin - Northbrook Court was evacuated for about an hour Saturday after a gas leak at the mall. Employees there said it was an orderly evacuation and the mall reopened around 3:30 p.m. FULL STORY
11/16/13 Pedestrian struck by train near Palatine still unidentified
By Jake Griffin - The Cook County medical examiner's office is listing the death of an unidentfied man who was struck by a Metra train in Palatine Friday evening as accidental. Police have not released any details of the man's death. The medical examiner's office... FULL STORY
11/16/13 Barrington launches White House renovation plan
By Jake Griffin - At 115 years old, Barrington's "White House" now stands more like an elderly widow greeting visitors who pass through her neighborhood than the architectural grand dame of Main Street she once was. But a campaign to raise $5 million to... FULL STORY
11/16/13 Schaumburg sweets show draws hungry crowd
By Jake Griffin - The final day of America's Baking and Sweets Show at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center is Sunday. Event organizers say the show offers more than just a paradise for those with a sweet tooth. Appearances by celebrity bakers, demonstrations... FULL STORY
11/16/13 Colliding fronts creating Chicago area weather havoc
By Jake Griffin - Hazardous weather warnings for the Chicago area have been issued by the National Weather Service. A warm front Saturday brought high winds and rain that are expected to escalate when a cold front from the north collides late Saturday or early Sunday... FULL STORY
11/13/13 Housing crash pushed bigger tax load onto seniors
By Jake Griffin - A property tax relief program intended to save Illinois senior citizens hundreds of dollars on their annual tax bills has had the opposite effect since property values began their steep nosedive since 2009. Because of the way the "senior freeze" is... FULL STORY
11/01/13 First Boston for Hawthorn Woods man, then LAX
By Jake Griffin - Alfred Scaletta and his wife Pam, of Hawthorn Woods, had flown into Los Angeles early Friday morning and were in the process of picking up a rental car when they were forced into a lockdown at the airport after the shooting. They spent the next six... FULL STORY
10/31/13 Cook forest preserve engineer charged in kickback plot
By Jake Griffin - A former Cook County Forest Preserve District engineer faces federal bribery charges for, prosecutors say, accepting $10,000 in kickbacks for work performed at two district facilities. FULL STORY
10/28/13 Cook County analysts guilty of taking bribes to lower assessments
By Jake Griffin - A pair of former Cook County Board of Review analysts were convicted Monday of accepting a $1,500 bribe to lower assessments on several properties. Thomas Hawkins, 49, and John Racasi, 52, of Chicago now face up to 20 years in prison when sentenced... FULL STORY
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