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Woman dies in hot tub after husband allegedly closes lid on top of her

WHEELING, Ill. — A man was charged with involuntary manslaughter after his wife died in the couple’s hot tub, according to WGN. Police said they responded to the couple’s home Feb. 9 in reference to an unresponsive female victim in the home’s outdoor hot tub. She was later identified as 57-year-old


N-Jet celebrates 40 years of flight

WHEELING -- Private jet charter and jet aircraft management company N-Jet is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The company traces its origin to 1979, when the Northern Illinois Flying Club was formed with one Cessna aircraft at a small grass strip on the Wisconsin-Illinois border. More and larger ai


New Illinois mileage bill would tax drivers by the mile

ILLINOIS (KMOV.com)-- A new bill introduced Thursday would impose a tax on each mile driven by Illinois motorists. The bill, which was proposed by Rep. Marcus C. Evans, would create a pilot program that would charge motorists per the mile. Drivers who voluntarily participate in the program would pay


City of Highland Park Committee of the Whole met February 11

City of Highland Park Committee of the Whole met February 11. 1. Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Committee of the Whole Held on January 28, 2019 - (5:00 PM)


Elk Grove man killed when struck by SUV's side mirror

Elk Grove Village police continue to investigate a deadly crash Thursday in which an SUV's side mirror struck a pedestrian standing along the road, causing a fatal head injury.


Caterpillar names new group, division executives

DEERFIELD — Caterpillar, Inc. announced on Monday a series of personnel moves and appointments. The changes are effective March 1. Construction Industries group president Tom Pellette will become senior vice president of Caterpillar and president of Solar Turbines in San Diego, Calif. The latter is


Man found dead in Norridge is Cook County’s 31st cold-related death

An 83-year-old man who died from Thursday is Cook County’s 31st cold-related death since the start of the season. Donald Kalinsky died about 6 p.m. in the 4300 block of North Overhill Avenue in northwest suburban Norridge, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He lived in the same block wh


Woman tells police she was pursued by driver with gun through Park Ridge and Niles

A woman told police she was pursued by a man with a gun through Park Ridge and Niles following a driving dispute earlier this month, Niles police reported. The woman told police she was driving home from work after 5 p.m. Feb. 7 when she was cut off by a silver pickup truck on eastbound Oakton Stree


State Lawmakers In Champaign-Urbana Seeking Public Input About Legalizing Weed In Illinois

Senator Scott Bennett and Representative Carol Ammons will host a town hall on marijuana legalization on Feb. 18, 2019. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Illinois Terminal in Champaign.


Palatine to honor 3 firefighters killed in the line of duty

The Palatine Fire Department will host a memorial ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday, to recognize the service and sacrifice of three volunteer firefighters who died in the line of duty on Feb. 23, 1973.


Aurora communities mourn shooting victims in Illinois

Communities in Aurora, Illinois, held emotional vigils over the weekend for the victims of the deadly workplace shooting. Police identified the shooter as a disgruntled worker who was in the process of being fired. NBC’s Ron Mott reports for TODAY.


Top 50 Mount Prospect home sales for 2018

A home buyer who paid $2,650,000 to purchase a home on Sept. 10 paid the top home sale price for Mount Prospect in 2018, according to BlockShopper.com, which calculated the top 50 home sale prices by city for the 12 months ending Dec. 31.


Man Struck By Vehicle Falls From Elk Grove Bridge Onto I-290

A pedestrian reportedly struck by a vehicle on the Route 53/Biesterfield Road bridge over I-290 in Elk Grove Village fell onto a grassy area next to lanes of traffic at approximately 1 p.m. today (Monday).


Students get glimpse of working world

Students from Deerfield, Highland Park and Rochelle Zell Jewish high schools got a taste of what it’s like in the real world of business during a recent regional DECA competition.


Illinois' worst 100 grade school ELA scores: Where does your school district rank?

Grade school districts in Sauk Village, South Holland and Calumet City ranked among Illinois' lowest for reading aptitude, according to the Illinois State Board of Education. As part of the annual Partnership For Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers ("PARCC") examination, Illinois public


Following polar vortex, Highland Park children learn how animals survive harsh area winters

Brutal Chicago-area winters recently extended to the Heller Nature Center in Highland Park, where children learned how animals indigenous to northern Illinois adapt to the season.


High school gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op's Willis wins 3 state medals

PALATINE – Prairie Ridge co-op freshman Gracie Willis completed one of her best balance beam routines of the season and was rewarded accordingly. Willis received a 9.35 to take third place on beam at the IHSA Girls Gymnastics State Meet Saturday in Palatine, one of her three medals for the weekend.


Cheers! Illinois has the cheapest beer in the country

If you’ve seriously considered moving after this year’s polar vortex, here’s a good reason to stay. Illinois is the cheapest state in the country to buy a case of beer. That’s according to Simply.Thirfty.Thrive, a personal finance blog that calculated the average cost of a 24-pack of Bud Light and M


Man charged with stashing guns, drugs in NW suburb

A judge denied bail for a man charged with having illegal guns and drugs at his home in unincorporated Melrose Park. Edgar Manzanarez, 33, was charged with two counts of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, two counts of possession of drug possession and two counts of drug possession with intent to


Wife Of Shooting Victim: 'I'm Living my Worst Nightmare'

ELGIN, IL — The wife of the 32-year-old human resources manager killed in the shooting at Aurora's Henry Pratt manufacturing building is living her "worst nightmare," she wrote in a Facebook post. Clayton Parks, of the 4000 block of John Milton Road in Elgin, and four other co-workers were killed Fr