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08 Mar 2011

Alleged beating victim testifies at cop’s trial

Officer accused of hitting defenseless driver with metal baton during traffic stopA Streamwood police officer described by his attorney as a “poster child” for upstanding law enforcement went on trial today in Cook County Circuit Court on charges that…

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08 Mar 2011

Lyons’ leader vows to stop selling insurance to bars

Village liquor commissioner says he now sees ‘potential’ conflict of interestLyons Village President Christopher Getty says he is giving up his income from liability insurance sold to bars he holds sway over in town, following conflict-of-interest que…

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08 Mar 2011

Quinn expected to sign death penalty ban Wednesday

Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign legislation on Wednesday abolishing the death penalty in Illinois, according to the House sponsor and sources familiar with the governor’s plans.

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08 Mar 2011

Mayor: Lake Zurich board broke Open Meetings Act

Lake Zurich’s mayor is calling e-mails transmitted among village staff and four trustees “shadow minutes,” and in a complaint filed with the Illinois Attorney General she accuses four trustees of violating the state’s Open Meet…

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08 Mar 2011

Lincoln Park Zoo bans boats while plants take root

Birds, plants and fish will be the main attractions this summer at the Lincoln Park Zoo’s recently restored South Pond. But as has been anticipated, the swan paddle boats won’t be back.

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08 Mar 2011

Indiana woman charged with animal neglect

Authorities say home was filled with sickly dogs, animal waste and a freezer full of dead animalsThe owner of a filthy northwest Indiana home filled with sickly dogs and mounds of animal feces has been charged with animal neglect.

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08 Mar 2011

Probation in DUI that injured off-duty FBI agent

A 21-year-old Chicago man pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 24 months of probation today for driving under the influence of alcohol when he struck a woman’s vehicle head-on in River Grove as she was driving to go run in a Labor Day half-marathon.

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08 Mar 2011

‘Instinct’ kicked Naperville teen into action

Though Naperville Central High School junior John McCarthy is little more than half-way through a CPR training class, he said the lessons are already sinking in.

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