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St. Charles church's free spaghetti dinner re-opens with drive-through
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St. Charles church's free spaghetti dinner re-opens with drive-through

When things got difficult for families during the recession a decade ago, area churches began offering free monthly meals on various nights. It...

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Schaumburg greenlights talks with potential entertainment district developer
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Schaumburg greenlights talks with potential entertainment district developer

Schaumburg trustees have given the go-ahead for the village's planned development of an entertainment district at the northeast corner of Meacham...

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'I missed the people. I missed the employees. I missed the food.' Suburbs reopen to Phase 3
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'I missed the people. I missed the employees. I missed the food.' Suburbs reopen to Phase 3

Friends met for lunch on outdoor patios. Salons reopened with full appointment books. Customers waited in line to browse their favorite stores....

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Amazon finds Schaumburg grocery market favorable, but unlikely to dominate it
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Amazon finds Schaumburg grocery market favorable, but unlikely to dominate it

Schaumburg officials Thursday addressed why they believe Amazon chose the village to be among the first to showcase a new type of grocery store by...

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Elgin contributes $50,000 to COVID fund
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Elgin contributes $50,000 to COVID fund

The city of Elgin is contributing $50,000 to the Elgin COVID Response Fund, which was established in partnership with local foundations and now...

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Request for second pot shop near Woodfield withdrawn
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Request for second pot shop near Woodfield withdrawn

A request to locate a second recreational pot shop near Woodfield Mall -- in the Bar Louie building at Golf and Meacham roads -- was withdrawn...

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Cook County backs property tax incentives for 3 suburban businesses
News 6 days ago
Cook County backs property tax incentives for 3 suburban businesses

Cook County commissioners last week approved property tax incentives to assist with business developments in Arlington Heights, Schaumburg and...

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Despute economic slowdown, developer of Hoffman Estates 'metroburb' remains upbeat
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Despute economic slowdown, developer of Hoffman Estates 'metroburb' remains upbeat

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an undeniable impact on the market for office space, but one that could equally benefit the forthcoming Bell Works...

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East Dundee rezones Main Street site for new apartment buildings
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East Dundee rezones Main Street site for new apartment buildings

East Dundee has amended its code and rezoned a Main Street property to allow for the expansion of a residential development. Construction is...

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Shane's Deli to make summer comeback in downtown Wheaton
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Shane's Deli to make summer comeback in downtown Wheaton

If there's a sports analogy for Shane's Deli, it's the comeback kid. The downtown Wheaton deli was on the brink of shutting its doors two years ago...

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The Deal at 30: Sears workforce declined, but state never audited job numbers
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The Deal at 30: Sears workforce declined, but state never audited job numbers

Jobs, thousands of them. That's the principal reason state and local officials awarded hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks over 30 years...

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The Deal at 30: Sears squandered an opportunity, ex-village manager says
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The Deal at 30: Sears squandered an opportunity, ex-village manager says

For Sears, a chance to escape the Tower. For Hoffman, a chance to put itself on the map. In the years after Phoenix homebuilders Sam Hoffman and...

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Helping the Helpers: Clearbrook staffers push to protect residents as day services shut down
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Helping the Helpers: Clearbrook staffers push to protect residents as day services shut down

Founded in 1955, Clearbrook is based in Arlington Heights, but it serves people with disabilities all over the suburbs. The pandemic has challenged...

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Plan for Bell Works 'metroburb' in Hoffman Estates tweaked due to pandemic
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Plan for Bell Works 'metroburb' in Hoffman Estates tweaked due to pandemic

While the ultimate vision for the planned Bell Works "metroburb" in the former AT&T headquarters in Hoffman Estates remains intact, the pandemic is...

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Lake County to share $2.4 million with community groups to help residents, businesses
News 3 weeks ago
Lake County to share $2.4 million with community groups to help residents, businesses

Lake County officials plan to use more than $2.4 million in federal relief funds to help financially struggling residents pay rent, support...

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Lake Barrington latest to ban open burning on residential properties
News 3 weeks ago
Lake Barrington latest to ban open burning on residential properties

Lake Barrington has joined a small but growing list of places where open burning on residential property is temporarily banned in what officials...

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$250 million Hawthorn Mall redevelopment 'moving at light speed'
News 3 weeks ago
$250 million Hawthorn Mall redevelopment 'moving at light speed'

While everyday life may seem to be in suspended animation, several ongoing projects in Vernon Hills show there is hope ahead, town officials say....

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Lake County Board measure would allow property owners to defer tax payments for 60 days
News 3 weeks ago
Lake County Board measure would allow property owners to defer tax payments for 60 days

Some property owners would be able to defer a portion of their tax bills for 60 days without penalty under a measure to be considered next week by...

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Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights reports 14 residents, 4 employees with COVID-19
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Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights reports 14 residents, 4 employees with COVID-19

Fourteen residents of Lutheran Home recently tested positive for COVID-19, marking the first outbreak of the coronavirus within the Arlington...

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1 dead, 36 positive for COVID-19 at nursing home in South Elgin
News 3 weeks ago
1 dead, 36 positive for COVID-19 at nursing home in South Elgin

One resident died and 13 residents and 23 staff members tested positive for COVID-19 at Tower Hill Healthcare Center, a skilled nursing home in...

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DuPage Airport discussing fate of Pheasant Run golf course, driving range
News 3 weeks ago
DuPage Airport discussing fate of Pheasant Run golf course, driving range

The closure of the iconic Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles has prompted DuPage Airport officials to begin considering the fate of the site's golf...

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Apartments planned for McChesney site in Glen Ellyn
News 1 month ago
Apartments planned for McChesney site in Glen Ellyn

A real estate firm behind a $31 million mixed-use development in Lombard is proposing a new apartment building that would reshape a former grocery...

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Some suburban malls to reopen so stores can offer curbside pickup
News 1 month ago
Some suburban malls to reopen so stores can offer curbside pickup

At least three suburban malls are poised to reopen Friday for "retail-to-go" under the state's modified stay-at-home order. Stratford Square Mall...

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Lake County considering relief options, including waiving late penalties
News 1 month ago
Lake County considering relief options, including waiving late penalties

Waiving late fees for property taxes -- as has been urged by two Lake County Board members -- wasn't on the board's finance committee agenda...

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Mundelein returning sponsor donations, deposits for Community Days festival
News 1 month ago
Mundelein returning sponsor donations, deposits for Community Days festival

In a show of sympathy over the economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mundelein officials are going to refund more than $28,000 in...

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DuPage County agrees to waive late fees for some property taxpayers
News 1 month ago
DuPage County agrees to waive late fees for some property taxpayers

DuPage County residents, landlords and business owners unable to pay their property taxes because of the COVID-19 pandemic can seek a waiver of...

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Land swap clears way for new public park, flood-relief effort in Mundelein
News 1 month ago
Land swap clears way for new public park, flood-relief effort in Mundelein

Mundelein officials plan to build a park on the site of the former U. S. Music factory on Courtland Street, shown here earlier this year. A land...

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DuPage poised to vote on plan to waive late fees on property taxes
News 1 month ago
DuPage poised to vote on plan to waive late fees on property taxes

Recently unemployed residents, landlords unable to collect rent and owners of nonessential businesses shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Geneva restaurateurs open The Burger Shop diner in the middle of the pandemic
News 1 month ago
Geneva restaurateurs open The Burger Shop diner in the middle of the pandemic

It would make sense for a restaurant owner to say the past several weeks have been difficult because of the coronavirus shutdown. But it would be...

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Mount Prospect mayor praises social distancing efforts
News 1 month ago
Mount Prospect mayor praises social distancing efforts

Mount Prospect Mayor Arlene Juracek updated the village board this week on the village's COVID-19 statistics. She said Mount Prospect as of Tuesday...

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