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Back-To-Back 6B Breaks For Des Plaines Industrial Property?

A warehouse at 1794 Winthrop Dr. in Des Plaines could receive its second Cook County Class 6B tax incentive in 10 years Monday. Formerly home to Metsovo Baking Company, the 45-year-old, 104,610 sq. ft. building on a 4.7-acre site has been completely vacant for over a year, according to city Communit

JOURNAL & TOPICS - 2017-11-17 08:00:00

Des Plaines School Supt. to Resign Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

The superintendent of a northwest suburban Des Plaines school district is leaving his position amid allegations he sexually harasses co-workers. The District 62 Board of Education announced Wednesday night that Dr. Floyd Williams Jr. would resign as superintendent Dec. 13, according to a statement f

NBC CHICAGO - 2017-11-16 03:38:37

Driver Injured When Vehicle Struck by Freight Train in Des Plaines

A driver was injured when a freight train struck his vehicle early Wednesday in northwest suburban Des Plaines. Firefighters and paramedics were called shortly before 2 a.m. to a report of a car struck by a train at the Canadian National Railroad tracks near Graceland and Oakwood avenues, according

NBC CHICAGO - 2017-11-15 12:23:38

Des Plaines School Superintendent Agrees To Resign

(CBS) - The embattled superintendent of Des Plaines School District 62 will resign next month under a separation agreement announced Wednesday by the Board of Education. Dr. Floyd Williams Jr. will resign Dec. 13, and will be on paid vacation through that date, the board said in a written statement.

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-11-15 21:15:31

Downtown Des Plaines Leona's Closes, Space Sold

Leona's restaurant closed its downtown Des Plaines location last week and the space at 1504 Miner St. has already sold, according to Leona's owner Ted Mavrakis. He told the Journal Monday he is not sure what sort of business will fill the void left by the long-serving restaurant. Mavrakis has also

JOURNAL & TOPICS - 2017-11-15 08:00:00

Des Plaines School Superintendent Could Be Fired Over Employee Complaints

CHICAGO (CBS) - Board members at Des Plaines School District 62 could vote to fire the superintendent at a special Wednesday night, amid complaints from multiple women who work for the district. Dr. Floyd Williams Jr. has been on the job for about half of his three-year contract. According to the Da

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-11-15 07:46:20

D-36 Board Approves Tentative Tax Levy Increase Of 1.08%

WINNETKA, IL - The District 36 School Board voted unanimously to approve a tentative property tax levy Tuesday. The annual levy is a request for property tax income, which represents over 90% of the District's annual revenue. According to a district news release announcing the vote, there will be a

PATCH - 2017-11-16 04:38:47

Pickup Driver Sued For Death Of Motorcyclist

The family of a 31-year-old motorcyclist who collided with a pickup truck in Morton Grove over the summer has sued the driver. MORTON GROVE, IL - The driver of a pickup truck that collided with a motorcycle over the summer, killing the motorcyclist, is facing a wrongful death lawsuit in connection

PATCH - 2017-11-16 22:08:48

Bethlehem, Bangor launch program to fight opioid crisis

Bethlehem is known as a former steel town and the Christmas City, drawing millions to its casino and year-long festivals of family fun. Bangor is located in the heart of the Slate Belt, a rustic borough where just about everyone knows each other's name. Those vastly different communities got togethe

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL - 2017-11-16 21:50:00

Mom allegedly drove drunk, crashed with young son in car

A Bath woman drove drunk with her son in her car, crashed, and drove away, police said. Police said 26-year-old Emily Margle was pulled over just after 8:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in the 300 block of Country Club Road in Lower Nazareth Township. She had damage to the front-driver side of her car, barely any ti

LEHIGHVALLEYLIVE.COM - 2017-11-16 19:56:51

How local cops are fighting heroin with treatment, not handcuffs

A police station is not the first place most drug addicts would turn to for help. But the Bethlehem and Bangor police departments are promising to offer help and hope instead of handcuffs via a new program aimed at getting opioid users into treatment Any city or borough resident in need of help can

LEHIGHVALLEYLIVE.COM - 2017-11-16 21:12:48

Thanksgiving 2017 in the Poconos

Thanksgiving Teen Mixer: 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17, Pennsylvania Autism Action Center, 2071 Route 209, Brodheadsville. Eat snacks, play games, and make a Thanksgiving craft. For ages 10 and up. Cost: $10. Registration required. Information and registration: 570-992-6720. Holiday Appetizer Party: Noon to 5

POCONO RECORD - 2017-11-17 00:12:49

Another warrant as violent felon avoids area authorities

One of the main reasons for bail is to ensure the accused shows up for court dates. Tchella Bellamy (Courtesy photo | For lehighvalleylive.com) During most criminal arraignments in the Lehigh Valley, district judges ask if the defendant has turned up for court in previous cases. When Tchella Bellamy

LEHIGHVALLEYLIVE.COM - 2017-11-17 11:42:22

Pen Argyl residents to in weigh on Weona Park plans

PEN ARGYL, Pa. - Pen Argyl residents were given the opportunity Wednesday to consider the future of Weona Park during an open house at the park community center. A survey was provided to the residents to complete regarding which of three plans they prefer. An earlier survey had been sent to every ho

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2017-11-17 16:55:12

Man entered Easton school with what looked like a gun, and no one stopped him

A man with what looked like a gun strapped to his leg faced no resistance when he walked through the secured entrance to Paxinosa Elementary School on Wednesday morning. Maurice Hill, left, walked into Paxinosa Elementary School on Nov. 15, 2017, with a look-alike gun strapped to his leg. Reader-sub

LEHIGHVALLEYLIVE.COM - 2017-11-16 21:10:12

Students respond to protest with 'grace'

Public demonstrations are a regular occurrence at East Stroudsburg University, but a protest Tuesday drew an unusual response from some students. Protestors bearing signs with messages like, "HOMOSEXUALS end up in HELLFIRE," gathered outside Dansbury Commons around noon, witnesses said. A group of 8

POCONO RECORD - 2017-11-16 22:29:36

Police Arrest Mother Of Richardson Toddler Sherin Mathews For Child Endangerment

RICHARDSON (CBSDFW.COM) - Police on Thursday arrested Sini Mathews for child endangerment of her adopted child, Sherin. The 3-year-old Richardson girl disappeared from the family's home early last month. Authorities located her body in a nearby culvert more than two weeks later. Sini Mathews' bond h

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-11-16 15:09:14

Mother of Sherin Mathews charged with child endangerment

The mother of the 3-year-old Richardson girl found dead last month in a culvert not far from her home has been charged with child endangerment, police said. Sini Mathews Sini Mathews reportedly left Sherin Mathews alone while she and her husband, Wesley Mathews, went to dinner with their biologic

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-11-16 21:14:33

'48 Hours' episode on murder trial of Richardson's Jason Lowe airs Saturday

The case of a Richardson man convicted of murdering his girlfriend will be the subject of a 48 Hours episode this weekend. Jason Lowe was sentenced in September to 50 years in prison for the May 2016 slaying of Jessie Bardwell, a death Lowe had claimed was an accident. Lowe took the stand in his own

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-11-17 01:41:46

Mom Of Richardson Toddler Found Dead Goes Before Judge Today

RICHARDSON (CBSDFW.COM) - More than a month after toddler Sherin Mathews disappeared in Richardson and was later found dead both of her adoptive parents are in jail. The 3-year-old's mother, Sini Mathews, is expected to go before a judge this morning. Sini Mathews is facing the felony charge of aban

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-11-17 09:14:29