Chicago Informer http://chicagoinformer.com Local Chicago News and Illinois Updates Sun, 12 Apr 2015 14:19:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 MODA to host panel with scholars who study fashion, students who create designshttp://chicagoinformer.com/274784/moda-to-host-panel-with-scholars-who-study-fashion-students-who-create-designs/ http://chicagoinformer.com/274784/moda-to-host-panel-with-scholars-who-study-fashion-students-who-create-designs/#comments Sun, 12 Apr 2015 14:19:50 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/274784/moda-to-host-panel-with-scholars-who-study-fashion-students-who-create-designs/

At the University of Chicago, being involved in MODA is more than fashionable. It’s an opportunity for students to push their creativity to new levels, apply business skills they are learning and plan events that demand a well-timed execution. “MODA plays an important role on campus as a vehicle for students interested in everything from […]

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Hawley Street widening in Mundelein expected to begin in earnest this summerhttp://chicagoinformer.com/274783/hawley-street-widening-in-mundelein-expected-to-begin-in-earnest-this-summer/ http://chicagoinformer.com/274783/hawley-street-widening-in-mundelein-expected-to-begin-in-earnest-this-summer/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 17:42:54 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/274783/hawley-street-widening-in-mundelein-expected-to-begin-in-earnest-this-summer/ The reconstruction and widening of about a mile of Hawley Street from east of Seymour Avenue to Midllothian Road in Mundelein is scheduled to begin this summer. Lake County leaders are expected to appropriate $ 11.7 million for the project. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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7 killed in plane crash while returning from NCAA gamehttp://chicagoinformer.com/274782/7-killed-in-plane-crash-while-returning-from-ncaa-game/ http://chicagoinformer.com/274782/7-killed-in-plane-crash-while-returning-from-ncaa-game/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 17:18:51 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/274782/7-killed-in-plane-crash-while-returning-from-ncaa-game/ 7 killed in plane crash while returning from NCAA game "She's in shock, obviously," said Barrows, who was a clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center and currently lives in Virginia. "It's going to be tough, but we'll be there for them," he said. "I'll be there … Full News […]

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University’s 125th anniversary events to celebrate tradition of inquiry and impacthttp://chicagoinformer.com/274781/universitys-125th-anniversary-events-to-celebrate-tradition-of-inquiry-and-impact/ http://chicagoinformer.com/274781/universitys-125th-anniversary-events-to-celebrate-tradition-of-inquiry-and-impact/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 15:41:34 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/274781/universitys-125th-anniversary-events-to-celebrate-tradition-of-inquiry-and-impact/

The University of Chicago will mark the 125th anniversary of its 1890 founding this year with a series of events planned for the fall that will highlight the University’s intellectual contributions and historical achievements across the UChicago community. The anniversary theme, “125 Years of Inquiry and Impact,” reflects the University’s motto, “Let knowledge grow from […]

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Elburn voters must OK raising sales tax to pay police pensions, mayor sayshttp://chicagoinformer.com/274780/elburn-voters-must-ok-raising-sales-tax-to-pay-police-pensions-mayor-says/ http://chicagoinformer.com/274780/elburn-voters-must-ok-raising-sales-tax-to-pay-police-pensions-mayor-says/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 13:41:37 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/274780/elburn-voters-must-ok-raising-sales-tax-to-pay-police-pensions-mayor-says/ If Elburn wants to charge more sales tax, to help pay for police pensions, it will need voters’ approval to do so, President Dave Anderson told the village board Monday. :”In my mind, this is the way to go to protect our police issue and some other things,” he said. Full News here – DailyHerald.com […]

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Q. and A. on the Chicago Mayor's Race as Voters Head to the Pollshttp://chicagoinformer.com/274779/q-and-a-on-the-chicago-mayors-race-as-voters-head-to-the-polls/ http://chicagoinformer.com/274779/q-and-a-on-the-chicago-mayors-race-as-voters-head-to-the-polls/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 12:17:26 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/274779/q-and-a-on-the-chicago-mayors-race-as-voters-head-to-the-polls/ Q. and A. on the Chicago Mayor's Race as Voters Head to the Polls CHICAGO — Voters here were going to the polls on Tuesday to choose between Rahm Emanuel, a former member of Congress and White House chief of staff, who is seeking a second term as mayor of the nation's third-largest city, and […]

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Prosecutors: DeKalb couple stole jewelry from Elgin womanhttp://chicagoinformer.com/274778/prosecutors-dekalb-couple-stole-jewelry-from-elgin-woman/ http://chicagoinformer.com/274778/prosecutors-dekalb-couple-stole-jewelry-from-elgin-woman/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:41:32 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/274778/prosecutors-dekalb-couple-stole-jewelry-from-elgin-woman/ A DeKalb couple has been charged with stealing $ 5,000 worth of jewelry from a tenant in the apartment building where they were staying. Corina Mendenhall, was ordered held on $ 150,000 bail and co-defendant Juan Juarez was ordered held on $ 40,000 bail Monday. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Police investigating McHenry County crash that injured 2 drivershttp://chicagoinformer.com/274777/police-investigating-mchenry-county-crash-that-injured-2-drivers/ http://chicagoinformer.com/274777/police-investigating-mchenry-county-crash-that-injured-2-drivers/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 09:41:34 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/274777/police-investigating-mchenry-county-crash-that-injured-2-drivers/ McHenry County sheriff’s police said Monday they are investigating a crash that involved a teenage driver and an adult. Authorities said the crash between a 17-year-old Wauconda boy and a 37-year-old man from Harvard occurred about 3:35 p.m. Sunday at Dunham and Menge roads in unincorporated Hartland Township. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local […]

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New Naperville space aims to give seniors ‘a reason to get up in the morning’http://chicagoinformer.com/274776/new-naperville-space-aims-to-give-seniors-a-reason-to-get-up-in-the-morning/ http://chicagoinformer.com/274776/new-naperville-space-aims-to-give-seniors-a-reason-to-get-up-in-the-morning/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 07:41:39 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/274776/new-naperville-space-aims-to-give-seniors-a-reason-to-get-up-in-the-morning/ The new Naperville Senior Fitness and Activity Center is preparing for an April 11 open house to introduce its services in recreation and socialization for people recently discharged from a hospital or nursing home or those who are socially isolated. “The whole idea is to give people a reason to get up in the morning,” […]

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Don't bet against Joe Maddon and Cubshttp://chicagoinformer.com/274775/dont-bet-against-joe-maddon-and-cubs/ http://chicagoinformer.com/274775/dont-bet-against-joe-maddon-and-cubs/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 07:17:18 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/274775/dont-bet-against-joe-maddon-and-cubs/ Don't bet against Joe Maddon and Cubs Today might be Opening Day for the Chicago Cubs, but constantly hyped prospect Kris Bryant won't be in their lineup for a couple more weeks. Wrigley Field's beloved bleachers won't be open to fans until at least May. And there is another eagerly … Full News here – […]

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Quarantine at senior home forces poll change for Palatine votershttp://chicagoinformer.com/274774/quarantine-at-senior-home-forces-poll-change-for-palatine-voters/ http://chicagoinformer.com/274774/quarantine-at-senior-home-forces-poll-change-for-palatine-voters/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:41:39 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/274774/quarantine-at-senior-home-forces-poll-change-for-palatine-voters/ Cook County election officials are relocating its Palatine Township Precinct 14 polling place for Tuesday’s election because of a medical quarantine at the previous site. Voters in the precinct will now vote at the Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Court, Palatine. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Naperville’s first housing expo to offer advice for homebuyers, rentershttp://chicagoinformer.com/274773/napervilles-first-housing-expo-to-offer-advice-for-homebuyers-renters/ http://chicagoinformer.com/274773/napervilles-first-housing-expo-to-offer-advice-for-homebuyers-renters/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 04:41:38 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/274773/napervilles-first-housing-expo-to-offer-advice-for-homebuyers-renters/ Experts with advice on how to buy, maintain or rent a home will be all in one place Saturday, April 11 as the city of Naperville hosts its first housing expo. “Bringing them together in this expo as a one-stop shop we think can help the community,” said Linda LaCloche, city spokeswoman. Full News here […]

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Standoff near Naperville ends peacefullyhttp://chicagoinformer.com/274772/standoff-near-naperville-ends-peacefully/ http://chicagoinformer.com/274772/standoff-near-naperville-ends-peacefully/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 02:41:37 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/274772/standoff-near-naperville-ends-peacefully/ A standoff situation with a suicidal man in an industrial building in an unincorporated area near Naperviile’s south side resolved peacefully Monday evening. Will County sheriff’s officers responded to the Wheatland Industrial Park, 10S160 Ramm Drive, after receiving a call at 1:30 p.m. from the man’s father who said his son was suicidal, Will County […]

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HuffPost What's Working Honor Roll: These Veterans Are Helping Keep …http://chicagoinformer.com/274771/huffpost-whats-working-honor-roll-these-veterans-are-helping-keep/ http://chicagoinformer.com/274771/huffpost-whats-working-honor-roll-these-veterans-are-helping-keep/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 02:17:12 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/274771/huffpost-whats-working-honor-roll-these-veterans-are-helping-keep/ HuffPost What's Working Honor Roll: These Veterans Are Helping Keep … At the same time, youth violence in parts of Chicago has reached crisis levels. That's why two veterans from Chicago started Safe Passage: to raise money and pay off veterans' student loan debt, and then have those veterans give back 100 to 400 hours […]

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Top races on ballot in Fox Valleyhttp://chicagoinformer.com/274770/top-races-on-ballot-in-fox-valley/ http://chicagoinformer.com/274770/top-races-on-ballot-in-fox-valley/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 01:41:40 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/274770/top-races-on-ballot-in-fox-valley/ The race for mayor in Elgin between incumbent Dave Kaptain and challenger Joe Galvan will be among the most closely watched contests on Election Day in the Fox Valley. Other hot races include Elgin Area School District U-46, Elgin Community College, Pingree Grove, McHenry County College, Gail Borden Public Library and Carpentersville. Full News here […]

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University establishes Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledgehttp://chicagoinformer.com/274769/university-establishes-stevanovich-institute-on-the-formation-of-knowledge/ http://chicagoinformer.com/274769/university-establishes-stevanovich-institute-on-the-formation-of-knowledge/#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 23:42:03 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/274769/university-establishes-stevanovich-institute-on-the-formation-of-knowledge/

Seldom do we question what we know—what we accept as facts, and how such facts came into being. A new research institute at the University of Chicago is designed to address just such questions. The Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge will bring together scholars from many fields to examine the historical, social and […]

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Escaped killer Kamron Taylor caught in Chicagohttp://chicagoinformer.com/274768/escaped-killer-kamron-taylor-caught-in-chicago/ http://chicagoinformer.com/274768/escaped-killer-kamron-taylor-caught-in-chicago/#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 21:17:10 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/274768/escaped-killer-kamron-taylor-caught-in-chicago/ Escaped killer Kamron Taylor caught in Chicago After days of searching, Chicago police have taken escaped killer Kamron Taylor into custody, and his aunt is facing charges that she helped him escape. Taylor was taken into custody Friday night around 9 p.m. near 92nd and Stony Island Avenue on the … Full News here – Read […]

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Round Lake man pleads guilty to using social media to solicit child for sexhttp://chicagoinformer.com/274767/round-lake-man-pleads-guilty-to-using-social-media-to-solicit-child-for-sex/ http://chicagoinformer.com/274767/round-lake-man-pleads-guilty-to-using-social-media-to-solicit-child-for-sex/#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 20:42:01 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/274767/round-lake-man-pleads-guilty-to-using-social-media-to-solicit-child-for-sex/ A Round Lake man pleaded guilty Monday to soliciting a 9-year-old for sex. Devan Bald, 18, of Round Lake, was sentenced to 24 months probation after pleading guilty to a single count of indecent solicitation of a child in front of Lake County Jusge Mark Levitt. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Buffalo Grove village manager named tops in his fieldhttp://chicagoinformer.com/274766/buffalo-grove-village-manager-named-tops-in-his-field/ http://chicagoinformer.com/274766/buffalo-grove-village-manager-named-tops-in-his-field/#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 19:41:47 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/274766/buffalo-grove-village-manager-named-tops-in-his-field/ For leading Buffalo Grove through tough financial times, Village Manager Dane Bragg has been named the Outstanding Manager of the Year by the Illinois Association of Municipal Management Assistants. “I am humbled and honored to receive this award,” Bragg said. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Carpentersville names new fire, police chiefshttp://chicagoinformer.com/274765/carpentersville-names-new-fire-police-chiefs/ http://chicagoinformer.com/274765/carpentersville-names-new-fire-police-chiefs/#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:41:58 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/274765/carpentersville-names-new-fire-police-chiefs/ Carpentersville has named a new police chief and a new fire chief following the resignation of Public Safety Director Al Popp, officials said. On May 2, Michael J. Kilbourne will take over as the chief of police and John Skillman will become the fire chief, Village Manager Mark Rooney said. Full News here – DailyHerald.com […]

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2 West Side men charged in 2010 triple slayinghttp://chicagoinformer.com/274764/2-west-side-men-charged-in-2010-triple-slaying/ http://chicagoinformer.com/274764/2-west-side-men-charged-in-2010-triple-slaying/#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:36:26 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/274764/2-west-side-men-charged-in-2010-triple-slaying/ 2 West Side men charged in 2010 triple slaying Chicago Police Department. Felix Hollimon. Felix Hollimon (Chicago Police Department). By Gregory Pratt Chicago Tribune contact the reporter · Crime · Homicide. 3 were slain in Little Village in 2010 after attackers arranged to buy marijuana … Full News here – Read more on Chicago Tribune

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Lake Zurich officers use naloxone to revive drug overdose victimhttp://chicagoinformer.com/274763/lake-zurich-officers-use-naloxone-to-revive-drug-overdose-victim/ http://chicagoinformer.com/274763/lake-zurich-officers-use-naloxone-to-revive-drug-overdose-victim/#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 15:43:51 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/274763/lake-zurich-officers-use-naloxone-to-revive-drug-overdose-victim/ Lake Zurich has become the latest police agency to use naloxone to reverse the effects of a drug overdose, authorities said. On Sunday, authorities said three the opioid antidote drug to a 24-year-old male who was unconscious, not breathing, and apparently suffering from an overdose. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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MLB Opening Night 2015 04 05 St Louis Cardinals VS Chicago Cubs – Chicago Videohttp://chicagoinformer.com/274762/mlb-opening-night-2015-04-05-st-louis-cardinals-vs-chicago-cubs-chicago-video/ http://chicagoinformer.com/274762/mlb-opening-night-2015-04-05-st-louis-cardinals-vs-chicago-cubs-chicago-video/#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 15:19:46 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/274762/mlb-opening-night-2015-04-05-st-louis-cardinals-vs-chicago-cubs-chicago-video/ Thank you for donations https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=AHTMBABPHHDEC. Video Rating: 5 / 5

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Death of 3 North Chicago girls in wreck leaves aunt 'devastated'http://chicagoinformer.com/274761/death-of-3-north-chicago-girls-in-wreck-leaves-aunt-devastated/ http://chicagoinformer.com/274761/death-of-3-north-chicago-girls-in-wreck-leaves-aunt-devastated/#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 11:20:07 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/274761/death-of-3-north-chicago-girls-in-wreck-leaves-aunt-devastated/ Death of 3 North Chicago girls in wreck leaves aunt 'devastated' The three — 3-year-old Aliyah, 4-year-old LesLeigh and 6-year-old Rachael — of North Chicago were inseparable, family said, and whatever one chose to do, the others followed suit. "Their favorite thing to do was read. Mostly Dora books," said their … Full News here […]

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Plants and wildlife are the attractions on Volo Bog’s guided tourshttp://chicagoinformer.com/274760/plants-and-wildlife-are-the-attractions-on-volo-bogs-guided-tours/ http://chicagoinformer.com/274760/plants-and-wildlife-are-the-attractions-on-volo-bogs-guided-tours/#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 09:43:00 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/274760/plants-and-wildlife-are-the-attractions-on-volo-bogs-guided-tours/ Tamaracks patiently waiting for warmer days, pitcher plants greening up, muskrat lodges visible in the marsh moat, and sandhill cranes checking out territories. They were among the attractions during Sunday’s guided tours at Volo Bog State Natural Area in Ingleside. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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