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How Much Rain Has Fallen In Palatine These Past 2 Days?
PALATINE, IL — After a wet, record-setting May, the Chicago area has been ready for some dry summer weather. Last weekend's mini-heat wave might have seemed like that would be the case, but rain for the past few days has dampened that idea.
Work without permit may mean demolition for building in Palatine couple's yard
While a suburban couple says they needed to start emergency repairs on an 86-year-old former coach home on their property as a request for a permit to fix it was pending and didn't mean to do anything wrong, a local government's denial is expected to force demolition of the structure.Palatine reside
YMCA Completes Parking Lot Reconstruction & Improvement Project
The North Suburban YMCAhas finished the master phase of its $600,000+ reconstruction project to significantly improve and expand its parking lot. Following two months of construction, the new parking layout improves safety, drainage, and lighting, and increases the number of paved parking spaces by
Partial closure of Old McHenry Road in Long Grove postponed
A partial closure of Old McHenry Road in downtown Long Grove to accommodate construction will not start as scheduled Monday, June 25, according to Lake County Division of Transportation officials. The originally scheduled work was postponed due to a utility conflict, the agency said. A new detour st
Park Ridge July 4th Fireworks, Parades and More: 2018 Guide
PARK RIDGE, IL – July 4th is quickly approaching, which means it's time to fire up that barbecue, stock up on sparklers, and find out what Fourth of July fireworks and festivities are going on near you this Independence Day. We gathered up all the fireworks shows, parades and festivals happening in
Palatine Holds Off On Fire Sprinklers Requirement Vote | Journal & Topics Media Group
Palatine Village Council members meet Monday, June 18, 2018 at Village Hall. (Igor Studenkov/Journal photo)
Flooding Closes Streets In Lombard
LOMBARD, IL — Heavy rains have caused flooding to close streets throughout Chicago's suburbs Thursday and Friday. With the DuPage River quickly rising, Lombard officials recently announced that several streets were impassable due to flooding.
Report: 7 children receive hurt when bus veers off road in Antioch
Seven children received minor injuries after a bus they were riding in veered off the road in Antioch Thursday,the Chicago Tribune is reporting.The students were transported with minor bumps and bruises to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville following the incident on Route 173, the Tribu
Three displaced by Palatine apartment fire
Three people were forced from their home after a fire at an apartment building in Palatine that took 30 firefighters to extinguish, authorities said.Officials said firefighters responded about noon Thursday to a report of smoke coming from the second story of an eight-unit apartment building at 322
Palatine woman arrested on drug charge
A Palatine woman was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute after officers executed a search warrant Tuesday at a Palatine home where they recovered more than four pounds of hallucinogenic drugs.Cook County Judge Marc Martin ordered Bozena Meyers, 42, held on a $
Yellow Line Service Suspended By Heavy Rain
SKOKIE, IL — Flooding shut down service on the CTA Yellow Line Friday morning. Shortly after 8 a.m., the transit agency asked commuters to use the No. 97 bus as an alternative after continued heavy rainfall left standing water on the tracks. Shuttle bus service to the Howard Street station is availa
Resume clinic at Palatine Public Library July 3
A program to help people improve their resumes is set for 6 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, at Palatine Public Library District.Open only to district cardholders, the free resume clinic will feature career counselor Fred Ettinger. He's expected to present strategies for creating a resume in today's ma
Elgin Teacher Found Asleep, Apparently Drunk On Job: Report
ELGIN, IL – An Elgin High School social studies teacher has been fired after he allegedly skipped one of his classes and was found sleeping, and apparently drunk, in an office at the school, the Elgin Courier-News reports. The U-46 school board earlier this month approved the suspension and terminat
Flooding Possible As Rivers Rise, More Rain Is In Forecast
A flash flood watch has been issued for towns throughout northeastern Illinois through 10 a.m. Friday while several rivers in the area are nearing or have reached flood stage, according to the National Weather Service. A flood warning has been issued for the rising rivers, including for the Des Plai
License Suspended, DUI: Elmhurst Arrests
Charles Williams, 39, of Chicago, was arrested at 2:49 a.m. at St. Charles and Spring for no valid driver's license and improper lane use.Abraham Romero, 29, of Chicago, was arrested at 7:08 p.m. at North and Clinton for driving while license suspended and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
Seven children hurt when bus veers off road in Antioch
Seven children received minor injuries after a bus they were riding in veered off the road to avoid an accident in Antioch Thursday, authorities said.The students had minor bumps and bruises and were taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville following the accident on Route 173, author
Brewing Salmonella Outbreak Prompts Zesty Sprouting Mix | Food Poison Journal
NOW Health Group, Inc. (NOW), of Bloomingdale, Illinois, is recalling its NOW Real Food® Zesty Sprouting Mix – Product Code 7271, Lot #3031259 and Lot #3038165 – because its primary ingredient, Crimson Clover Seeds, has the potential to be contaminated withSalmonella, an organism which can cause ser
Vernon Hills Police: All Fireworks Complaints Investigated
Even though the purchase of some types of fireworks may be legal in some neighboring states, the fact remains that they are still illegal to use and even possess in Illinois. Remember, the laws in Illinois do not change over the July 4th holiday. Fireworks are no more legal now than they are at othe
Rolling Meadows is turning an old pool into a new wedding venue
Geared to wedding parties and other group events, the area will include a picnic pavilion with six tables and two grills, a large circular courtyard with a wedding arbor, along with walkways and landscaping.
Des Plaines River Inches Toward Flood Stage | Journal & Topics Media Group
Des Plaines River flooding occurs on Campground Road just south of Miner Street and the Union Pacific Railroad bridge in Des Plaines, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (Tom Wessell/Journal photo)