Suburban News of the Past Week (12/18/16) : ChicagoSuburbs

Suburban News of the Past Week (12/18/16) : ChicagoSuburbs

Sunday:

NORTH:

∙ 1. Complaint prompts removal of apparent racist, pro-Trump banner in Libertyville (Chicago Tribune)

∙ 2. Warren Township High School’s O’Plaine campus to host ‘hackathon’ in January (Daily Herald)

∙ 3. Lake Zurich drama club’s production ‘Love/Sick’ chosen for Illinois High School Theater Festival, running Jan. 5-7 at UIUC (Daily Herald)

∙ 4. Lake Zurich reports sales-tax receipts running ahead of projections (Daily Herald)

NORTHWEST

∙ 5. Elgin man identified as third suspect in shooting outside Hoffman Estates sport bar (Daily Herald)

∙ 6. Paragon Theaters to get new vertical sign along Arlington Heights Road to increase its visibility (Daily Herald)

∙ 7. Mount Prospect to hike water rates by 4 percent (Daily Herald)

SOUTH

∙ 8. Calumet City alderman sues mayor, five other aldermen, alleging his civil rights were violated because he can’t run for mayor in face of voter-approved term-limits referendum (Northwest Indiana Times)

NORTHWEST INDIANA

∙ 9. One Center Township teen killed, another injured in single-vehicle crash along CR 600 West (Chicago Sun-Times)

∙ 10. Chairman of LaPorte County Republican Party chosen to fill LaPorte County Board vacancy (Northwest Indiana Times)

∙ 11. Lake Station Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 153 takes 40 needy kids shopping for Christmas (Northwest Indiana Times)

∙ 12. Lake Station seeks $2.5 million in tax-anticipation warrants to meet operating expenses (Northwest Indiana Times)

REGIONAL

∙ 13. Analysis of Illinois Lottery shows grand prizes for 23 scratch-off games weren’t awarded since 2011 (FOX 32)

Monday:

NORTH

∙ 14. Family drops lawsuit against Mundelein High School after officials acknowledge failing to comply with state law requiring schools to have suicide-awareness/prevention plan (ABC 7)

∙ 15. Waukegan middle school put on lockdown after false report of person with a gun (FOX 32)

∙ 16. Altered Snapchat photo prompts investigation into apparently false threat at Skokie Elementary School District 73½ building (WBBM AM 780)

∙ 17. Chicago Department of Aviation grants Lincolnwood a noise monitor to determine if air-traffic sounds are loud enough to qualify the village for noise-mitigation programs (Chicago Tribune/Lincolnwood Review)

NORTHWEST

∙ 18. Cary-Grove High School junior scores perfect score on ACT (ABC 7)

∙ 19. Cardinal Blase Cupich delivers Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines (NBC 5)

∙ 20. Off-duty Hoffman Estates firefighter spots house fire in Elgin, rescues occupant (FOX 32)

∙ 21. Lake in the Hills woman indicted on charges of stealing at least $20,000 from Huntley senior-living community where she used to work (FOX 32)

∙ 22. Prospect High School football team donates $15,000 to Shriners Hospital in memory of teammate’s twin who died in 2008 (ABC 7)

∙ 23. Cook County Board president Toni Preckwinkle to be keynote speaker at Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance and Celebration Dinner on Jan. 12 in Hoffman Estates (Daily Herald)

∙ 24. Buffalo Grove Public Works Department re-accredited by American Public Works Association (Daily Herald)

WEST

∙ 25. Woman, dog rescued after falling through ice into pond on Aurora’s west side (Chicago Tribune/Aurora Beacon-News)

∙ 26. Batavia’s mayor to run for 10th term in office (Daily Herald)

SOUTHWEST

∙ 27. Tinley Park doctor convicted of Medicare fraud, sentenced to 40 months in prison, must pay $1.5 million in restitution (CBS 2)

SOUTH

∙ 28. Spring Grove man killed at Chicago Deep Tunnel project in Summit (ABC 7)

∙ 29. Judge puts stop to Harvey mayor’s attempt to kick four alderman off the city council, saying the move violates state’s Open Meetings Act (Chicago Tribune)

NORTHWEST INDIANA

∙ 30. Indiana State Trooper uses CPR, Nalaxone to save Crown Point man injured in single-vehicle crash along I-80 (CBS 2)

∙ 31. State Representative’s car reported stolen from the Glen theater in Gary (Northwest Indiana Times)

Tuesday:

NORTH

∙ 32. Chicago woman arrested in Alaska for allegedly stealing $357,000 from Niles company where she used to work (Chicago Tribune/Niles Herald-Spectator)

∙ 33. Libertyville considers liquor license for jazz/acoustic-music venue in village’s downtown (Daily Herald)

∙ 34. Armed robber arrested after heist at First Bank and Trust in Skokie (FOX 32)

∙ 35. Developers eye properties at Route 60/83 and Midlothian Road, Route 60/83 and Route 176 for commercial, mixed-use developments (Daily Herald)

NORTHWEST

∙ 36. Hoffman Estates Village Board recommends Cook County tax incentive to help Ace Hardware open store at Golf and Higgins roads (Daily Herald)

∙ 37. McGrath Automotive Group buys Barrington Volvo, to rename dealership McGrath Volvo Cars of Barrington (Daily Herald)

∙ 38. Former Arlington Park president Steve Sexton dies in Texas at age 57 after brief illness (Daily Herald)

∙ 39. Killdeer man arrested for burglarizing car in Arlington Heights (CBS 2)

∙ 40. Woman robs Huntley Jimmy John’s at gunpoint (CBS 2)

∙ 41. Former rector at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines who was removed for ‘inappropriate’ relationship with another man moves back to Mexico (NBC 5)

∙ 42. Elgin man sentenced to six years in prison for sexually assaulting girl at Elgin park (FOX 32)

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∙ 43. Rejected $130 million referendum likely to be issue in race for Palatine Township Elementary School District 15 school board (Daily Herald)

WEST

∙ 44. Naperville man convicted of 1995 arson and murder seeks new trial, claiming that fire-science engineers disproved his claim on how fire started (Daily Herald)

∙ 45. California-based 24 Hour Fitness withdraws proposal for 24-hour gym at former Dominick’s site in Carol Stream (Daily Herald)

∙ 46. Mid-America Raceway hopes to revive interest in slot-car racing at Ogden Mall in Naperville (Daily Herald)

∙ 47. Endangered red-flanked duiker born at Brookfield Zoo (ABC 7)

∙ 48. DuPage County Sheriff’s Office seeks Addison man for series of burglaries (CBS 2)

∙ 49. Broadview police find man shot after report of shots fired; victim pronounced dead at Maywood hospital (NBC 5)

∙ 50. Cousin pleads guilty to assisting man, girlfriend murder Oak Park woman in Bali (FOX 32)

∙ 51. Hinsdale man arrested for second time in a month after attempt to rob Hinsdale convenience store (Chicago Sun-Times)

∙ 52. Geneva City Council reverses decision, will allow liquor-license holders to run for office (Daily Herald)

∙ 53. Indiana Prairie Unit School District 204 board agrees to seek bids to sell 25 acres of land previously set aside for new middle school (Daily Herald)

∙ 54. Former Aurora woman sends clay angels to thank Central DuPage Hospital staff for caring for her after losing three fetuses during pregnancy (Daily Herald)

SOUTHWEST

∙ 55. Joliet man dies after being shot Dec. 9 in downtown Joliet (Chicago Sun-Times)

∙ 56. Worker killed at ‘Deep Tunnel’ project site in Summit was struck by all-terrain vehicle during snow-plowing operations (CBS 2)

∙ 57. Norovirus suspected in 50 people sickened at Orland Park banquet hall (ABC 7)

∙ 58. Worth man arrested for burglarizing car and stealing credit cards in Oak Lawn (Chicago Sun-Times)

NORTHWEST INDIANA

∙ 59. Greek diner Zorba’s Restaurant in Highland closes after nearly 40 years in business (Northwest Indiana Times)

∙ 60. Munster native starts T-shirt-design company that highlights Northwest Indiana region (Northwest Indiana Times)

∙ 61. Nonviolent drug offender from Highland granted clemency by President Obama after 18 years in prison (Northwest Indiana Times)

∙ 62. Judge says Gary man ‘tortured’ 5-year-old son, sentences father to 40 years in prison for child’s death (Chicago Tribune/Post-Tribune)

∙ 63. Casino association report claims new Pokegon gaming facility in South Bend will cost Indiana $350 million (Northwest Indiana Times)

∙ 64. East Chicago police seek leads in theft of tires, rims from an SUV parked in a South Shore Line parking lot (Northwest Indiana Times)

∙ 65. Crash on I-80/94 near Burr Street in Gary slows traffic (Northwest Indiana Times)

Wednesday:

NORTH

∙ 66. Grayslake gives tentative approval to Okabe Co. for office/manufacturing building to lure company away from Vernon Hills (Daily Herald)

∙ 67. Driver safe after pickup crashes into icy Pike River in Kenosha (WGN TV)

∙ 68. Chicago-based Blackstone Group acquiring Plaza del Prado in Glenview as part of $1.8 billion purchase of Swedish pension fund’s U.S. real-estate portfolio (Crain’s Chicago Business)

∙ 69. Round Lake house destroyed after fire started in garage; firefighters save Christmas presents (Chicago Tribune/Lake County News-Sun)

∙ 70. Fox Lake roommates plead guilty: one to possession of child pornography, the other to possession of controlled substances (Daily Herald)

NORTHWEST

∙ 71. Eight-screen Cinemark movie theater opens at Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee (Daily Herald)

∙ 72. Man wearing construction vest robs Bank of America in Mount Prospect (Chicago Sun-Times)

∙ 73. Lake in the Hills man accused of defrauding church friends of money given to him to refinance mortgage (Daily Herald)

∙ 74. Transportation union for Elgin Area Unit School District U-46 asks board not to outsource jobs to private transportation company (Daily Herald)

∙ 75. Inverness woman wins federal court case in Kansas, allowing her to keep bag used to collect lunar samples that she bought at auction for $995 (Chicago Sun-Times)

∙ 76. Centre of Elgin fitness facility sees nearly 24 percent rise in memberships after renovations; city to raise user fees (Daily Herald)

∙ 77. Prospect Heights approves 24-hour gas station next to Arlington Heights neighborhood concerned about traffic (Daily Herald)

WEST

∙ 78. Gino’s East opens restaurant in Rosemont Village Hall, after 12-year absence from community (Daily Herald)

∙ 79. Glen Ellyn Park District board approves $250,000 budget for installation of lights at Newton Park, despite neighbors’ objections (Daily Herald)

∙ 80. Aurora alderman convicted of shoplifting won’t run for second term (Chicago Tribune/Aurora Beacon-News)

∙ 81. Aurora man caught stealing packages from porches near his home (Chicago Sun-Times)

∙ 82. Aurora, state officials say new U.S. 34 bridge over Canadian National railroad improves safety at long-deadly crossing (Daily Herald)

∙ 83. Kane County Board approves settlement for former Kane County sheriff’s deputy who claimed he was fired to prevent him from challenging former sheriff in 2012 election (Daily Herald)

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SOUTHWEST

∙ 84. Suspect in fatal January 2016 shooting in Lockport captured in Georgia (Chicago Sun-Times)

NORTHWEST INDIANA

∙ 85. Amerilodge Group LLC seeks to have residential lot on U.S. 20 in Portage rezoned to allow for new hotel next to Holiday Express Inn currently under construction (Northwest Indiana Times)

∙ 86. Three people found shot in front yard of home in 3600 block of Van Buren Street in Gary (Northwest Indiana Times)

∙ 87. Portage delays Airport Road stormwater-ditch enclosure project until U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issues permits (Northwest Indiana Times)

∙ 88. Police seek East Chicago man for Dec. 7 robbery of gas station (Northwest Indiana Times)

∙ 89. Man shot in leg after confronting another driver who’d been tailgating him in East Chicago (Northwest Indiana Times)

∙ 90. Highland employee charged with driving snow plow while drunk, resulting in crash with utility pole (Northwest Indiana Times)

Thursday:

NORTH

∙ 91. Lake Zurich Middle School woodworking club creates 100 toy cars for less-fortunate kids (Daily Herald)

∙ 92. Driver of stolen car dies after car crashes into Round Lake Beach retention pond; two passengers taken to hospital (Daily Herald)

∙ 93. Deerfield-based Baxter to acquire India-based Claris Injectibles (Crain’s Chicago Business)

∙ 94. Illinois Tollway budgets $10 million for study of Route 53 extension; former director calls for end to environmental study (Daily Herald)

NORTHWEST

∙ 95. Premature baby that weighted 14 ounces at birth is released after seven months at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights (ABC 7)

∙ 96. Person dies three weeks after Des Plaines house fire (Chicago Sun-Times)

∙ 97. Carpentersville to spend $70,000 on entrance to Andres Bike Park (Daily Herald)

∙ 98. Former Lake in the Hills deputy police chief charged with sexual abuse of Crystal Lake girl (Daily Herald)

WEST

∙ 99. Man robs TCF Bank in Stickney (Chicago Sun-Times)

∙ 100. Rosemont opts out of Cook County’s mandatory higher minimum wages, sick days (Daily Herald)

∙ 101. Elk Grove Village Board to rescind resolution supporting Gov. Rauner’s ‘Turnaround Agenda’ as threat of lawsuit hangs over it (Daily Herald)

∙ 102. Westmont police: Man tried to lure 13-year-old girl into car near 55th Street and Wilmette Avenue (ABC 7)

∙ 103. Intersection of Madison Street, Route 53 and Hill Avenue bridge reopen in Lombard (Daily Herald)

∙ 104. Elk Grove Village promotes deputy fire chief to replace recently retired predecessor (Daily Herald)

∙ 105. Naperville officials may place referendum to combine Lisle Township, Naperville Township road districts (Daily Herald)

∙ 106. Lombard TGI Fridays to be demolished to make way for Sam’s Club; Egg Harbor Café closes Yorktown Center location, open new restaurant in Oak Brook (Daily Herald)

∙ 107. Candidate for Naperville Township road commissioner withdraws from race as Naperville pushes plan to consolidate road commission with Lisle Township (Daily Herald)

∙ 108. Batavia native and NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager loses battle with leukemia (Chicago Tribune)

SOUTHWEST

∙ 109. Joliet man arrested after leaving messages threatening to kill DuPage County judge, blow up Westmont police station and kill its chief (FOX 32)

SOUTH

∙ 110. Three people killed, two others injured after car crashes into parked vehicles in Posen (Chicago Tribune)

NORTHWEST INDIANA

∙ 111. Zuni’s House of Pizza in Highland, Rusted Oak Gentlemen’s Boutique in Valparaiso to close (Northwest Indiana Times)

∙ 112. Lake County sheriff’s sergeant put on desk duty after being found drunk at Crown Point restaurant (Northwest Indiana Times)

∙ 113. BP Whiting refinery completes one of largest maintenance projects in facility’s 127-year history (Northwest Indiana Times)

∙ 114. Crown Point residents facing 19 to 25 percent increase in utility rates as city works toward wastewater-infrastructure plan (Northwest Indiana Times)

∙ 115. State extends rebate on Indiana State Toll Highway rates through Feb. 28; company that runs toll road hasn’t decided what to do after that (Northwest Indiana Times)

∙ 116. Three gang members charged with murder of state witness at Gary restaurant in 2010 (Northwest Indiana Times)

∙ 117. Two suspects sought in armed robbery of a Walgreens in Gary (Northwest Indiana Times)

∙ 118. Prospective robbers flee LaPorte gas station after clerk activates alarm (Northwest Indiana Times)

∙ 119. Parents demand answers after racist graffiti found in boys’ bathroom at Andrean High School in Merrillville (Chicago Tribune/Post-Tribune)

REGIONAL

∙ 120. New Cook County state’s attorney raises minimum limit for charging people with felonies in shoplifting cases to $1,000 or if offender has 10 previous individual felony convictions (Chicago Tribune)

Friday:

NORTH

∙ 121. Libertyville-Vernon Hills High School District 128 spending $201,000 on replacement of fire sprinklers that could have been replaced for free because of recall that expired years ago (Daily Herald)

∙ 122. Park Ridge pharmacy robbed of narcotics at gunpoint (FOX 32)

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∙ 123. Waukegan man sentenced to 10 years in prison for beating and threatening relative, killing three dogs (Chicago Tribune/Lake County News-Sun)

∙ 124. Gurnee police seek information on vehicle possibly connected to home burglary on Dec. 10 (FOX 32)

∙ 125. Lake Zurich High School principal announces plan to retire at end of 2016-17 school year (Daily Herald)

∙ 126. Libertyville Elementary School District 70 working on project to add gym, classrooms and parking at Rockland Elementary School (Daily Herald)

NORTHWEST

∙ 127. Elgin pastor, wife, United Pentecostal Church International sued over sexual harassment by parishioner he excommunicated (Chicago Sun-Times)

∙ 128. Aurora mother donates to Elgin shelter in son’s memory as she awaits trial of man accused of his murder in Elgin (Daily Herald)

∙ 129. NTSB: Rob Sherman may have been flying his experimental plane at night, against FAA regulations (Daily Herald)

∙ 130. Arlington Heights Elementary School District 25 to borrow $31.9 million to help pay for building projects, including work already under way (Daily Herald)

∙ 131. Algonquin approves $5.6 million property-tax levy for 2017, 2.3 percent lower than fiscal year 2016 (Daily Herald)

WEST

∙ 132. Documents added to case file show man who set activist’s tent on fire in Naperville was formerly a Chicago police officer (Chicago Tribune/Naperville Sun)

∙ 133. Class at West Chicago elementary school uses technology to read books with students from Thai school (Daily Herald)

∙ 134. Man convicted of bludgeoning deaths of five Riverside housewives in 1960 at Starved Rock State Park to remain behind bars after request for parole denied (Chicago Tribune)

∙ 135. Winfield Elementary School District 34 hires Downers Grove Elementary School District 58 curriculum director as new superintendent (Daily Herald)

∙ 136. Student at Naperville middle school disciplined after bringing pocketknife onto bus (Daily Herald)

∙ 137. President of Lisle investment firm (a Warrenville resident) indicted on nine counts of securities fraud and one count of defrauding a client (Chicago Sun-Times)

∙ 138. River Forest branch of MB Financial robbed (Chicago Sun-Times)

∙ 139. Oak Brook mansion once owned by Chicago White Sox star Frank Thomas sells for $2.3 million (Chicago Sun-Times)

SOUTHWEST

∙ 140. Gas line in Homer Glen repaired after house explosion, evacuation (ABC 7)

NORTHWEST INDIANA

∙ 141. Three-vehicle crash at CR 400 South and U.S. 35 in LaPorte sends eight people to hospital (Northwest Indiana Times)

∙ 142. Winfield town marshal suspects reckless hunters in shotgun damage to vinyl fence, garage in Winfield (Northwest Indiana Times)

∙ 143. East Chicago police officer faces repercussions after allegedly Snapchatting about federal raid (NBC 5)

∙ 144. Gary man sentenced to 85 years in prison for murdering friend in 2014 (Northwest Indiana Times)

∙ 145. Portage initiates eminent-domain procedure to take ownership of Dombey Lake property for new park (Northwest Indiana Times)

REGIONAL

∙ 146. Cook County clerk: Donald Trump received the fewest votes for any presidential candidate in county’s history (Chicago Sun-Times)

Saturday:

NORTH

∙ 147. Village of Antioch, St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church go to court over requirement for handicapped accessibility, drinking fountain at resale shop (Chicago Tribune/Lake County News-Sun)

∙ 148. Evanston election board meeting postponed after city clerk becomes ill (Chicago Tribune/Evanston Review)

NORTHWEST

∙ 149. Elgin VFW Post 1307 considers selling building as attendance declines (Daily Herald)

WEST

∙ 150. 315 high-end apartments that features dog park to be built along Royce Boulevard near Oakbrook Terrace (Daily Herald)

∙ 151. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory co-founder Dr. Edwin Goldwasser passes away at age 97 (CBS 2)

SOUTH

∙ 152. Markham residents facing loss of homes as city targets 35 properties for redevelopment (Chicago Tribune/Daily Southtown)

NORTHWEST INDIANA

∙ 153. Munster Police Department launches senior-welfare-check program (Northwest Indiana Times)

∙ 154. Man, woman charged in armed robbery and criminal confinement of State Representative from Gary, vehicle theft and fraud for using official’s debit card (Chicago Tribune/Post-Tribune)

∙ 155. Merrillville-based Lakeshore Public Media ends run of Lakeshore Kids Channel as PBS prepares to roll out PBS Kids next month (Northwest Indiana Times)

∙ 156. Woman fatally shot on Saturday afternoon along 3600 block of Van Buren Street in Gary (Northwest Indiana Times)

∙ 157. Chicago man sentenced to 83 years in prison for killing pregnant girlfriend in Highland in 2011 (Northwest Indiana Times)

∙ 158. Man charged with shooting three people, one of whom died, on Dec. 2 in Gary (Northwest Indiana Times)

∙ 159. Winding Creek Cove Park in Michigan City to be converted into learning center for students with an eye on science careers (Northwest Indiana Times)

REGIONAL

∙ 160. State Representative from Skokie calls for seat belts on school buses in wake of Chattanooga bus crash (Daily Herald)

∙ 161. Cook County Jail officials try to figure out how inmate was able to keep laptop in cell long enough to record homemade talk shows on it (CBS 2)