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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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Park Forest cop acquitted in fatal beanbag shooting of WWII vet

Park Forest cop acquitted in fatal beanbag shooting of WWII vet "I really think other actions could have been taken and more restraint shown," Alvarez told reporters after attending an unrelated sentencing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Taylor, 44, had faced anywhere from probation up to three … Full News here – […]

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Hanover Park police form coalition to apply for National Safety Council award

A coalition led by Hanover Park police is trying to become the fourth Illinois town with a “safe community” distinction from a nonprofit group with close ties to the World Health Organization. They have an ambitious agenda, one that will require village leaders to get on board and months of study. “We’re looking for long-term […]

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AKHAN may be joined by technology incubators when it starts operating in Gurnee business park

Adam Khan says his high-tech company specializing in diamond film semiconductors may not be alone when it moves into a Gurnee office park. Khan told the Gurnee village board this week that four or five technology incubators may join his AKHAN Semiconductor Inc. in a 120,000-square-foot space near the Tri-State Tollway. Full News here – […]

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Police: Man tried to choke teen inside Hanover Park McDonald’s

Hanover Park police are searching for a man in his 50s accused of trying to choke an 18-year-old in a McDonald’s restaurant. The teen was not injured, and there were no weapons used, said police, who are calling the man a battery suspect. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Hanover Park woman sentenced to 15 years in death of newborn

A judge’s imposition of a 15-year sentence on a Hanover Park woman concludes a heartbreaking saga that began more than three years ago when employees discovered the lifeless body of her newborn in the restroom of a Streamwood Salvation Army store. Jessica Cruz, the baby’s 22-year-old mother, pleaded guilty last month to aggravated battery of […]

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Hanover Park man pleads guilty to sexually abusing girl

A Hanover Park man pleaded guilty to predatory criminal sexual assault Thursday. In exchange for his plea to the class X felony, Mario Mendoza, 26, was sentenced to six years in prison. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Woman, 25, sexually assaulted in Wicker Park neighborhood

Woman, 25, sexually assaulted in Wicker Park neighborhood Chicago police said a woman was tackled from behind and sexually assaulted in the 1700 block of West Pierce Avenue at about 2 a.m. Monday. Chicago police said a woman was tackled from behind and sexually assaulted in the 1700 block of West Pierce … Full News here […]

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Villa Park man injured, cats killed in garage fire

A Villa Park man was injured and at least three cats killed Sunday night as the man attempted to extinguish a fire in his garage in the 1100 block of North Yale Avenue. Villa Park Fire Chief Ronald Rakosnik said his crews responded to the fire at about 10:40 p.m. Sunday to find the three-car […]

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South Side residents express support for Washington Park and Woodlawn sites for Obama Presidential Library

On Jan. 8, South Side residents and community leaders sent the following letter to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. To: Mayor Rahm Emanuel The Obama Presidential Library offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the South Side and for all of Chicago. We are writing in response to recent reports that the Barack Obama Foundation is asking the […]

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