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Kane courthouse elevator may cost less, official says — Replacing the elevator in the Kane County Courthouse in Geneva might not cost as much as planned, the county board learned Tuesday, meeting as a committee of the whole.

Man in custody after gun reported at Fox River water district — A subject is in custody after Elgin police responded to a call of a man with a gun at the Fox River Water Reclamation District on Route 31 in Elgin, police said this afternoon. The situation ended peacefully, police said. Interested in reusing this article?
Oct 01, 2014

Man is in custody after gun reported at water district building in Elgin.

What's behind the EBay, PayPal separation — In February, EBay Inc. Chief Executive Officer John Donahoe appeared on Bloomberg Television with a message: Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn is wrong and PayPal is stronger as part of the online marketplace.Yesterday, just seven months later, Donahoe announced he has decided to split off PayPal as a separate company from EBay.

World's 1st bullet train, made in Japan, turns 50 — It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky." Zipping cross-country in a super-high-speed train has become commonplace in many countries these days, but it was unheard of when Japan launched its bullet train between Tokyo and Osaka 50 years ago Wednesday.

Suburban mayors oppose property tax breaks for homeowners near O'Hare — Nine suburban mayors and one township supervisor have called upon State Rep. Marty Moylan to withdraw legislation that would give property tax breaks to homeowners impacted by noise from O'Hare International Airport, saying it would lower property values and shift a tax burden onto other homeowners. "Property values are already declining," Moylan said.
Oct 01, 2014

Suburban mayors oppose property tax breaks for homeowners near O'Hare

Elgin's strides continue with win over Streamwood — History shows a trying four-year administration tends to age a leader prematurely. Fourth-year Elgin girls volleyball coach Scott Stewart can relate somewhat. Stewart was 29-years-old when he took over the struggling program.

Hanover Park man charged with assaulting infant — A Hanover Park man was ordered held on $650,000 bail on charges he sexually assaulted an infant, prosecutors said. Cole Eben, 19, was arrested Sept. 24 on charges of predatory criminal sexual assault, a class X felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison. Interested in reusing this article?

District 48's Swartz School celebrates Blue Ribbon award — A few technical difficulties couldn't stop teachers and students at Stella May Swartz School in Oakbrook Terrace from cheering and dancing Tuesday to celebrate their designation as a Blue Ribbon School. "I'm just bursting with pride," Principal Angie Ross said. "We make it an environment they want to come to ...