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- U of I Law School admission’s dean on leave as test scores investigated
The University of Illinois has put its Law School admissions dean on leave and launched an investigation into whether the school inflated test scores and grades when describing the profile of this fall’s incoming class.
- Teacher accused of taking video underneath woman’s skirt
A teacher at a Lincoln Park grade school was arrested over the weekend for using an iPhone to take a video underneath a woman’s skirt at an art fair, police said.
- Much-loved NW side bakery destroyed in fire
It took Chicago firefighters nearly four hours to fight a blaze that destroyed the Pasieka Bakery in the Polish community of Avondale earlier in the morning, requiring them to tear down the rear of the business in search of smoldering remnants.
- Mom charged after son dies at ‘deplorable’ home overrun with animals
The scene was shocking enough when police answered a call at the small brick bungalow in Berwyn.
- Relative questioned in deaths of Palos Park couple
Police are questioning a relative about the deaths of a Palos Park couple found in their home over the weekend.
- Extra-alarm fire breaks out at vacant North Chicago hotel
Firefighters from a number of north suburban departments were responding this morning to a three-alarm fire at a North Chicago hotel.
- Charges Filed in Berwyn Squalor Death
Mother Lydia Price, 49, has been charged with criminal abuse and felony neglect of a disabled person and endangerment of a child.
- Help Pours in For Threatened $1 Home
Linda Hatchell says her mailbox has been overflowing with cards of encouraging words, checks and cash.
- Oven Sparked Bakery Blaze: Firefighters
Owners of building say they may never reopen if building is condemned.
- How to Avoid Discriminatory Hiring Practices
Some handy advice on the safest ways to assure your hiring’s on the up and up.
- Hef Slashes Playboy Prices for Retro Edition
Ahead of NBC’s new drama "The Playboy Club," Hugh Hefner drops the price of Playboy to 60 cents.
- Borders Liquidator Donates Books to CPS
The liquidation company cleaning out Borders stores has donated more than 8,000 books to CPS.
- Teen Charged In Shooting That Wounded 3 In Englewood
An 18-year-old has been charged with a shooting that left three people wounded in Englewood on Friday.
- UPDATED: Quinn Vetoes Bill That Would Hike Electric Rates
Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed controversial legislation that would have changed the way ComEd rates are determined in order to pay for a so-called “smart grid.”
- Report: Top College Athletes Worth 6 Figures
The average fair market value of top-tier college football and men’s basketball players is over $100,000 each, and the athletes are entitled to at least a portion of that, a new report from an advocacy group argues.
- NBA Fines Jordan For Comments About Labor Process
Michael Jordan has been fined by the NBA for making comments about the league’s ongoing collective bargaining process.
- Holmes: Bears Perfecting The Art Of The Strip
Call it the “church of the takeaway” because Bears coaches preach about the importance of winning the turnover battle.
- Quentin Returns From DL; Not In Lineup Vs Tigers
Carlos Quentin was re-activated from the disabled list Monday, but is not in the lineup against the Detroit Tigers.
- Barrington swimmers reflect on English Channel bids
Barrington swimmers Doug McConnell and Don Macdonald had very different experiences when they flew across the Atlantic Ocean last month to attempt swims across the English Channel.
- Fire damages vacant North Chicago hotel
Firefighters from throughout Lake County have been called to the scene of a hotel fire in the 2300 block of Green Bay Road in North Chicago, officials said.
- Quinn vetoes bill to increase ComEd rates for smart grid
Gov. Pat Quinn today vetoed legislation that would raise power bills so ComEd could upgrade the electric grid. The governor, who has railed against high utility costs since early in his career, has made no secret of his intention to veto the legislation. “It may be a dream come true for ComEd, but it is a nightmare for consumers in Illinois. I’m going to veto the bill today,” Quinn said as he…
- Noises off: Elk Grove High gets federal money to reduce jet roar
The long fight to reduce the noise and classroom distraction from jets flying overhead at Elk Grove High School is nearing a successful end. School officials announced Monday they’ve received an $11.6 million Federal Aviation Administration grant to help fund noise-reducing measures. The project’s $15.5 million price tag will be funded through the federal grant and the city of Chicago’s airport…
- New Rivers Casino hits Elgin’s Grand Victoria hard
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines took in nearly twice as much revenue in August than the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin, the boat that had previously been the most lucrative casino in Illinois for much of its existence. The Rivers Casino pulled in $34.1 million in adjusted gross receipts the money bet on the casino floor. The Grand Victoria brought in about $18.5 million.
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