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Buffalo Grove to finish Willow Stream Park upgrades despite freeze in state grant

The Buffalo Grove Park District Board unanimously decided to complete work on Willow Stream Park despite recent freezing of a state grant that was to pay for a significant part of the cost. “We all agreed that it was in the best interest of the community to move forward with this project, and sort out […]

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Hanover park man injured in Palatine accident

One person was injued when their car slid off Roselle Road and hit a tree in Palatine early Thursday, authorities said. The person was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. His condition is unknown. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Grandwood Park man drops attempt to rescind guilty plea in 2012 sexual assault case and faces prison sentence

A Grandwood Park man who pleaded guilty to molesting a 7-year-old girl in 2012 and later said he wanted to rescind that plea, has again changed his mind. Nyasha Mbawa, 21, decided Tuesday to accept a plea deal and be sentenced to prison in the case. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Chicago City Council unanimously approves South Side park plan for Obama Presidential Library

The Chicago City Council has unanimously approved a measure to make a section of Jackson Park or Washington Park available for the Obama Presidential Library, providing important support for the University of Chicago-led proposal to bring the presidential library to the South Side. The 47-0 vote on March 18 followed a public process that included […]

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Chicago Parks, Including Bloomingdale Trail Walsh Park, Hit By State Cuts

Chicago Parks, Including Bloomingdale Trail Walsh Park, Hit By State Cuts "The loss of these grants would impact planned improvements for Walsh Park and the park planned for the former Magrid Glove factory site," said Beth White, director of the Chicago Region office of The Trust for Public Land, the city's private partner … Full […]

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DuPage park districts ‘scrambling’ with state grants suspended

Major park district projects are in jeopardy across DuPage County after Gov. Bruce Rauner’s decision to suspend state grants for park construction and land. Plans to buy land that almost became a gas station near Glen Ellyn; to add amenities to a park in Bloomingdale; to create a new recreation center in Roselle; to build […]

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State grant for Naperville park activity center suspended

A $ 2.5 million state grant that had been promised to the Naperville Park District for construction of an indoor activity center has been suspended, officials said Thursday. But Ray McGury, executive director, said the district has enough money to build the Fort Hill Activity Center without the state grant it was awarded last July […]

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Naperville park candidates debate need for indoor pool

Candidates for three seats on the Naperville park board say the activity center the district plans to begin building this year will do much to meet indoor space needs, but it won’t have an indoor pool. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Gangs and narcotics focus of upcoming Coffee with a Cop events in Round Lake Park

A Round Lake Park police program called Operation Street Sweep is off and running this year. An arrest this week netted 10.5 grams of cocaine and $ 24,300 in cash. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Chicago area among noisiest as measured by National Park Service

Chicago area among noisiest as measured by National Park Service The National Park Service built this color-coded map based on sound measurements of more than 1,000 sites. The lighter the yellow, the higher the decibels, the louder the area. The National Park Service built this color-coded map based on sound … Full News here – Read […]

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The Story of the 'Man on a Bench' in Chicago's Smallest Park

The Story of the 'Man on a Bench' in Chicago's Smallest Park It's official name, Park 474, suggests a certain amount of anonymity, perhaps what you'd expect considering the 6-by-9-foot plot of land on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus is Chicago's smallest public space. But symbolism looms large here … Full News here – […]

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3 arrested during raid at suspected drug house in Oak Park

3 arrested during raid at suspected drug house in Oak Park "This proximity to the West Side of Chicago is significant because of the historical presence of gangs, guns and drugs in that portion of the city of Chicago," according to the task force's executive summary. "Some of these (gang) members are trying to … […]

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River Trails Park District begins 50th anniversary celebration

The Mount Prospect-based River Trails Park District kicked-off its yearlong celebration of its 50th anniversary Saturday with a free “family fun” day at the Marvin Weiss Community Center, 1500 E. Euclid Ave., Mount Prospect. Activities included a preschool obstacle course, family twister, cup-stacking contest, basketball, storybook painting and program demonstrations. Full News here – DailyHerald.com […]

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Hanover Park lauds fire lieutenant’s response to crash

Kelly Gawlik was technically off-the-clock and on her way home. But as a Hanover Park fire deparment lieutenant and paramedic, Gawlik instinctively went to work when she spotted a serious, two-vehicle wreck at Army Trail and County Farm roads. She didn’t wait for backup, but crawled into a damaged car to help Joan Rickert. Full […]

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Evergreen Park Little League team forged son's residency, Chicago mom claims

Evergreen Park Little League team forged son's residency, Chicago mom claims ABC7 was unable to reach anyone from Evergreen Park baseball Wednesday night to respond to Renee Cannon-Young's claim that her son's residency was forged. Cannon-Young says she knows of at least one other Chicago boy who played for Evergreen … Full News here – Read […]

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