The Week In Review: Suburban News of the Past Week (12/4/16)



· 1. Bodies of woman, dog found along shore of Nippersink Lake in Fox Lake (Chicago Tribune)

· 2. Gas station on U.S. 45 near Lake Villa robbed at gunpoint (CBS 2)


· 3. Maine South High School football team ends No. 1-ranked Loyola Academy's 30-game winning streak to win Class 8A championship (Chicago Tribune)

· 4. Civil-rights complaint against Waukegan School District 60 will mean staff, students to go through anti-sexual-harassment training, changes to policy on gender discrimination (Chicago Tribune/Lake County News-Sun)


· 5. Three people, including an infant, injured in crash on Eisenhower in Forest Park (Chicago Sun-Times)

· 6. Neuqua Valley High School students unveil new Naperville city flag during TEDx Naperville speakers conference (Daily Herald)


· 7. Plainfield South High School loses Class 7A football game to East St. Louis, following lawsuit by Fenwick High School over miscalled play (Chicago Tribune)

· 8. Man wearing Cubs World Series Champions sweatshirt robs Willow Springs bank on Black Friday (Chicago Sun-Times)


· 9. Northwest Indiana seeing hotel-building boom (Northwest Indiana Times)

· 10. Prompt Ambulance to discontinue serving Merrillville after contract expires Feb. 1, 2017 (Northwest Indiana Times)

· 11. Portage police officer injured after driver runs red light, T-bones squad car at Old Porter Road (Northwest Indiana Times)

· 12. Indiana Department of Natural Resources police investigate hunter's death in tree stand in Schererville (Northwest Indiana Times)

· 13. LaPorte County moves to take control of plans for Kingsbury Industrial Park rail spur (Northwest Indiana Times)

· 14. Merrillville reaches agreement with Gary Public Transportation Corp. that may bring shuttle-bus service to Broadway by mid-summer 2017 (Northwest Indiana Times)

· 15. Indiana Dunes Tourism doles out $26,250 in grants to 15 organizations to promote festivals, other events during 2017 (Northwest Indiana Times)



· 16. Lake County Sheriff's Office investigating report of gunshots fired in Beach Park on early Sunday morning (Chicago Sun-Times)

· 17. Waukegan police seek man who stole running vehicle from gas station, left the vehicle in Waukegan two days later (Chicago Sun-Times)

· 18. Round Lake man arrested after Lake County Sheriff's dog bites him; faces DUI, other charges (Chicago Sun-Times)

· 19. Two men sought in robbery of Waukegan motel (Chicago Sun-Times)

· 20. Libertyville High School mourns loss of two students, one 2016 graduate, retired school worker who passed away over Thanksgiving weekend (Daily Herald)

· 21. Kenosha police dog euthanized after sudden illness (ABC 7)


· 22. One person in critical condition following shooting at Fox View Apartment Complex in Carpentersville (Chicago Tribune/Elgin Courier-News)

· 23. Rolling Meadows teen sentenced to two years probation, must register as sex offender after molesting friend during sleepover (Daily Herald)

· 24. Elk Grove Village police issue 382 seat-belt citation during stepped-up Click It or Ticket campaign between Nov. 14-27 (Daily Herald)


· 25. Chicago man arrested in Riverside for third DUI after police officer sees him driving the wrong way on a one-way street (CBS 2)

· 26. Students from Oak Park and River Forest High School seek stronger sexual-assault regulations after revelation of investigation into off-campus party (Chicago Tribune/Oak Park)

· 27. Student from Aurora killed in house fire in Carbondale on Nov. 23 (Chicago Tribune/Aurora Beacon-News)

· 28. Four guards at Illinois Youth Center-St. Charles accused of encouraging inmates to fight (Chicago Tribune/Aurora Beacon-News)

· 29. AT&T worker shot during attempted robbery in Berwyn (Chicago Sun-Times)

· 30. Loyola Medicine Home Care and Hospice moves offices from Melrose Park to Oak Brook (Daily Herald)

· 31. Family donates replacement after winds knock down Aurora's Christmas tree (WBBM AM 780)

· 32. $1,000 reward offered for information on suspect in Naperville road-rage incident on Thanksgiving Day (ABC 7)

· 33. Two women arrested for stealing packages from Wheaton apartment building (ABC 7)


· 34. Sheridan man killed in three-vehicle crash on Route 71 near Newark Road in Kendall County (Chicago Sun-Times)


· 35. Old Plank Trail Community Bank in Frankfort robbed at gunpoint (Chicago Sun-Times)

· 36. Dolton man killed in Chicago Heights crash (Chicago Sun-Times)


· 37. Tri-Creek School Corp. approves bids for solar panels as part of 2017 project to reduce energy costs (Northwest Indiana Times)

· 38. Munster Town Council adopts resolution making Veterans Day a paid day off for employees (Northwest Indiana Times)

· 39. Harry Flournoy, history-making basketball standout from Gary, passes away at 72 (Northwest Indiana Times)

· 40. Chesterton man charged with sexually assaulting girl from age 6 to 10 (Northwest Indiana Times)

· 41. Two men shot in separate incidents in Gary (Northwest Indiana Times)


· 42. Dyer man, who has owned strip clubs in Bedford Park and Harvey, accused of conspiracy to commit aggravated battery in business dispute (Chicago Tribune)

· 43. IDOT: Illinois needs to prepare for driverless cars (CBS 2/WBBM AM 780)

· 44. Cook County pays $600,000 to man who accidentally got locked in a cell at county jail for 32 hours in 2015 (CBS 2)



· 45. Portion of Wauconda health-care facility evacuated after heater releases carbon monoxide (Daily Herald)

· 46. Lake County Sheriff's Office, Lindenhurst police investigate armed robberies in Lake Villa, Lindenhurst; crimes may have been done by same suspect (Daily Herald)

· 47. Hawthorn Woods approves 39-house/commercial development at corner of Illinois Route 22, Quentin Road (Daily Herald)

· 48. Northbrook-based Allstate to buy electronics-warranty provider SquareTrade for $1.4 billion (Crain's Chicago Business)

· 49. Highland Park parent of special-needs student sues North Shore School District 112 to prevent closure of school, layoff of teachers (Chicago Tribune/Highland Park News)


· 50. Barrington, Riverside filmmakers produce documentary on 1988 championship football game between Notre Dame and University of Miami for ESPN (Daily Herald)

· 51. Pedestrian struck by Metra Northwest Line train in Cary (CBS 2)

· 52. Glenview man charged with kidnapping, assaulting nurse, attacking two other employees at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights (Chicago Tribune/Arlington Heights Post)

· 53. Driver charged after his car is struck by Metra train after going under railroad cross arms in Mount Prospect (Daily Herald)


· 54. Oak Park and River Forest High School coach suspended as school officials, police investigate party that resulted in sexual assault at his home while he was out of town (Chicago Tribune/Oak Leaves)

· 55. Carol Stream to lease space at Glendale Heights Civic Center for some police operations; temporary village hall likely to be set up in warehouse (Daily Herald)

· 56. DuPage County Sheriff's Office, Winfield Township Road District create garden in memory of baby found dead in unincorporated Wheaton in June (CBS 2)

· 57. Target plans flexible-format store at Lake and Maple streets in Oak Park (NBC 5)

· 58. DuPage County prosecutors drop charges against 'Simpsons' graffiti artist (Chicago Tribune/Naperville Sun)


· 58. Bodies of two workers found at townhouse under construction in Lockport (ABC 7)


· 59. Calumet City man charged with soliciting sex from two children (Chicago Tribune/Post-Tribune)


· 60. Michigan City to study needs for new city hall, where it might be located (Northwest Indiana Times)

· 61. Harry Potter-themed, board-game-oriented The Librarium Cafe opens in downtown Hobart (Northwest Indiana Times)

· 62. Kingsford Heights man charged with cheating Portage resident out of $3,102 in home-repair scam (Northwest Indiana Times)

· 63. Griffith man accused of illegally dumping hazardous material in Gary garbage facility (Northwest Indiana Times)



· 64. Man sought for aggravated robbery in Fox Lake is arrested in Lake Geneva, Wis., resort (Chicago Sun-Times)

· 65. Diamond Lake Elementary School District 76 board approves four-year teachers contract backdated to 2015-16 school year (Daily Herald)

· 66. Volo seeks volunteers to conduct special census (Daily Herald)


· 67. Des Plaines man arrested after trying to push his way into Arlington Heights restaurant's kitchen to prepare his own food; he stands accused of assaulting employees (Chicago Tribune/Arlington Heights Post)

· 68. Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights certified as comprehensive stroke center, recognized for neurological care services (Daily Herald)

· 69. New long-term Palatine downtown plan calls for more multifamily housing near Metra station, better access to public transit for pedestrians and cyclists (Daily Herald)

· 70. Wheeling High School graduate the driving force behind Professor Watchlist website (Daily Herald)

· 71. Barrington Children's Charities give $10,000 to Barrington High School student group that filled 700 duffel bags with supplies for foster children (Daily Herald)

· 72. Car jumps curb, crashes into fitness club in Arlington Heights (Chicago Tribune/Arlington Heights Post)

· 73. Ex-Crystal Lake Central High School choir director accused of groping two students, plying one with alcohol, at his home in October (Chicago Tribune)

· 74. CEO, CFO of Schaumburg software company arrested on charges of wire fraud, falsifying financial reports (Chicago Tribune)

· 75. Ground broken for 270-unit apartment building at former Littelfuse industrial site in Des Plaines (Daily Herald)

· 76. Bald eagle believed to be nesting in Prospect Heights (Daily Herald)

· 77. Schaumburg promotes fire captain to deputy chief (Daily Herald)


· 78. Pace to install five bus shelters along Gary Avenue in Carol Stream (Daily Herald)

· 79. Glendale Heights man charged with burglary, possession of controlled substance after report of suspicious person looking into parked cars (Daily Herald)

· 80. Aurora man sentenced to 48 years in prison for ex-girlfriend's beating death in Aurora (Chicago Sun-Times)

· 81. Geneva alderman putting $75,000 into his bid to unseat incumbent mayor (Daily Herald)

· 82. Glen Ellyn Elementary School District 41 survey shows support plan to add onto Hadley Junior High School; full-day kindergarten less likely to get voter approval (Daily Herald)

· 83. Elk Grove Village promotes deputy police chief to top-cop post (Daily Herald)

· 84. Riverside doctor's license suspended as he's accused of running 'pill mill' that prescribed 1.6 million doses of pills to people in 10 states (Northwest Indiana Times)


· 85. Men found dead at Lockport construction site were brothers and both were shot to death (CBS 2)

· 86. Suspects in Joliet pet-store robbery reportedly shoplifted $1,400 worth of makeup from beauty store in Joliet before hitting pet store (CBS 2)


· 87. Driver arrested following hit-and-run crash in Lansing that left Lansing man dead (Chicago Sun-Times)


· 88. Mother of LaPorte native urges city to institute mandate for carbon-monoxide detectors after daughter's death (CBS 2)

· 89. St. John woman killed when her vehicle hit a tree off U.S. 41 near West 97th Place (Northwest Indiana Times)

· 90. Two people injured in head-on crash on Michigan Street in Hammond (Northwest Indiana Times)

· 91. Man charged in string of home burglaries in Hammond (Northwest Indiana Times)


· 92. Cook County officials agree to demolish three buildings in jail complex to save $188 million during next 10 years (Chicago Sun-Times)



· 93. Evanston man, Mississippi man arrested for bank heists in Zion, Northbrook (CBS 2)


· 94. O'Hare Airport to end six-month night-flight rotation on Christmas, despite pleas from Harwood Heights, Schiller Park mayors (CBS 2)

· 95. Metra trains temporarily halted in Mount Prospect after train strikes vehicle (NBC 5)

· 96. Mount Prospect woman sentenced to 13 years in prison for running over Illinois State Trooper, crashing into another vehicle while drunk on I-294 (ABC 7)

· 97. DaVinci Academy in Elgin closing doors at end of school year; officials blame decision on insufficient enrollment (CBS 2)

· 98. Arlington Heights woman charged with child endangerment after 6-year-old son calls police to report being left home while mother was out grocery-shopping (Chicago Tribune/Arlington Heights Post)

· 99. Five Palatine elected officials running unopposed in April 4, 2017 election (Daily Herald)

· 100. Des Plaines police investigating possible arson to a car along Northwest Highway (Daily Herald)

· 101. Former supply-chain manager from McHenry charged with embezzling more than $1 million from Itasca company (Daily Herald)


· 102. Former Bellwood village manager/CFO pleads guilty to stealing money from village; sentence includes two years probation, repaying $100,000 (CBS 2)

· 103. Former Bellwood village manager pleads guilty to theft in plea deal which will reduce his pension to $100,000 annually (Chicago Tribune)

· 104. Downers Grove-based Sharing Connections, an organization that helps struggling families and veterans make their houses feel like homes, celebrates 30th anniversary (CBS 2)

· 105. No charges filed in fatal crash that killed Aurora cyclist in Hinsdale (Chicago Tribune/The Doings)

· 106. Western Springs man charged with battery after allegedly punching Uber driver; police tracked him down using Uber subscriber information (Chicago Tribune/The Doings)

· 107. Wheaton-Warrenville Unit School District 200 to have $132.5 million capital/educational funding referendum on April ballot (Daily Herald)


· 108. Naperville man dies from fall I-355 overpass in Lemont (Chicago Sun-Times)

· 109. Illinois Department of Corrections closes Stateville Correctional Center's 'roundhouse' as move to save state money (Chicago Sun-Times)

· 110. Customer sues Tinley Park massage parlor, claiming masseuse sexually assaulted her (CBS 2)


· 111. Ford Heights School District 169 put on lockdown while police search for suspect in murder of security guard in Harvey (NBC 5)


· 112. Michigan City's Shoreline Brewery and Restaurant plans expansion to double seating area, 50 percent more brewing capacity (Northwest Indiana Times)

· 113. Developer proposes seven-office-building/hotel complex in Highland (Northwest Indiana Times)

· 114. National Association for Town Watch gives Hammond award for outstanding participation in National Night Out in August (Northwest Indiana Times)

· 115. Elkhart man arrested in shooting death of Goshen man whose body was found at Kingsbury Fish and Wildlife Area near LaPorte (Chicago Sun-Times)

· 116. FBI agents interview Portage police chief in wake of mayor's indictment on bribery, obstruction charges (Northwest Indiana Times)

· 117. Gavit Middle-High School in Hammond named 2016 National Title I Distinguished School for Growth and Closing the Achievement Gap (Northwest Indiana Times)

· 118. Three homes in downtown Valparaiso burglarized while occupants slept (Northwest Indiana Times)



· 119. Zion man sues Lake County Sheriff's Office and Mundelein and North Chicago police over wrongful arrest that was part of probe into street-gang activity (CBS 2)

· 120. Man struck by CTA Purple Line train in Evanston dies (ABC 7)


· 121. Increased security planned for two-day festival of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines (Chicago Tribune)

· 122. McHenry man taken to hospital in critical condition after being shot in Hoffman Estates (Chicago Sun-Times)

· 123. East Dundee banquet hall facing revocation or suspension of liquor license after 60 noise complaints lodged against it (Daily Herald)

· 124. Village of Arlington Heights puts up wayfinding signs in hopes of encouraging more walking, better health (Daily Herald)

· 125. Park Ridge holiday-lights display honors last pop star Prince (FOX 32)

· 126. Elgin woman charged with aggravated battery and home invasion after attacking Elgin man in his home (Daily Herald)

· 127. Carpentersville manufacturer buys former Haeger Potteries property in East Dundee, plans to move operations there (Daily Herald)

· 128. Barrington man created 'chicken coop of the 21st century,' is launching Indiegogo campaign (Crain's Chicago Business)


· 129. 27-house development proposed for former Musselman Lumber site in Warrenville (Daily Herald)

· 130. West Chicago church housing Elgin man facing deportation forced to bring building up to code after firefighters respond to smoke alarm (Daily Herald)

· 131. Batavia man arrested for sexual abuse of teenage girl, possession of child porn (Daily Herald)

· 132. Two students stabbed in fight across the street from East Aurora High School (FOX 32)

· 133. Naperville retiree fatally shot in Chicago's North Austin neighborhood (FOX 32)

· 134. Naperville Marine driving wife and friend killed by wrong-way drunk driver on I-88 in Naperville (Chicago Tribune/Naperville Sun)

· 135. Owner of Felony Franks to run for Oak Park Village Board (Chicago Tribune/Oak Leaves)

· 136. Lisle man sentenced to seven years in prison for traveling to Aurora to pay for sex with two minors in 2013 (Chicago Sun-Times)

· 137. Two men in custody for kidnapping ride-share driver, stealing his car in Glen Ellyn (Chicago Sun-Times)

· 138. Employee of Batavia spa accused of offering to perform sex act for money, practicing massage therapy without a license (Chicago Sun-Times)


· 139. Comfort dogs allowed on the witness stand at Will County Courthouse (FOX 32)


· 140. Judge who allowed law clerk to wear judicial robe, hear traffic cases at Markham courthouse diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease; state board says she's unfit to do her job (Chicago Sun-Times)


· 141. Lake County Council makes appointments, swears in a number of people to Circuit Court system (Northwest Indiana Times)

· 142. Crown Point Police Department raises $2,000 while participating in No-Shave November cancer awareness campaign (Northwest Indiana Times)

· 143. Man found shot to death in 4200 block of Kentucky Street in Gary (Chicago Sun-Times)

· 144. LaCrosse man sentenced to 52 years in prison for molesting two girls that he adopted away from mother who pimped them in exchange for drugs (Northwest Indiana Times)

· 145. Six people arrested on charges of dealing cocaine in East Chicago (Northwest Indiana Times)

· 146. Police investigate fatal shooting of East Chicago man (Northwest Indiana Times)


· 147. Great Lakes Basin seeks to suspend environmental review of proposed 260-mile freight-train bypass of Chicago area; project still expected to remain on track (Northwest Indiana Times)



· 148. Solar panels being installed at two Grayslake High School District 127 buildings (Daily Herald)


· 149. Fox Lake woman going to prison for one year for waving gun, shooting at police during standoff in Wonder Lake (Chicago Tribune)

· 150. Fire extensively damages Elgin dollar store (Daily Herald)

· 151. Man killed when his car went off the road and struck a tree in Elgin (Daily Herald)


· 152. Aurora man sentenced to 15 years in prison for trafficking heroin, which he picked up at Aurora bus depot (Daily Herald)

· 153. Kane County sees decline in electronics-recycling dropoffs after restarting program at three sites (Daily Herald)

· 154. Teen arrested for attempted battery outside Batavia McDonald's after trying to rob another juvenile (Chicago Sun-Times)

· 155. Naperville police seek two woman accused of stealing another woman's purse, then beating her before escaping from store (Chicago Sun-Times)

· 156. Two teenage girls arrested on charges of stealing clothing from Dick's Sporting Goods in Bloomingdale and Naperville; they Maced an employee of Naperville store (Daily Herald)


· 157. Mother, son die after being found with multiple stab wounds in Posen home; son's death ruled suicide (Chicago Tribune/Daily Southtown)


· 158. Reports of voyeur continue to plague Michigan City neighborhood (Northwest Indiana Times)

· 159. Federal judge sentences Merrillville woman to one year in prison for extorting bribes while she was Calumet Township deputy assessor (Northwest Indiana Times)

· 160. Hammond mayor to close city court in wake of Gov. Pence;s appointment of non-attorney as judge (Chicago Tribune/Post-Tribune)

· 161. Portage may loosen taxi regulations in face of competition with Uber, Lyft (Northwest Indiana Times)


· 162. Cook County to outsource most of its toxicology testing to a private company to save $1 million next year (Chicago Sun-Times)


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