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Wheeling Township, IL, United States

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Past articles by Eric:

Bell Works' arrival, Sears' survival top busy year in Hoffman Estates

Hoffman Estates Mayor Bill McLeod recapped an especially eventful 12 months in the village, including the planned repurposing of the former AT&T campus and the narrow survival of Sears Holdings, during his annual Community Update Breakfast on Wednesday. → Read More

Knight and day -- Couples renew vows on Valetine's at Medieval Times

Smiles on the faces of 45 couples were further proof no ball-and-chains were present as they renewed their wedding vows before Queen Maria Isabella on Valentine's Day at the Medieval Times Castle in Schaumburg. → Read More

QP Greek Food With a Kick opens in Hoffman Estates

Chris Kyriazis is calling on his many years of experience in the restaurant business in opening his own first restaurant, QP Greek Food With a Kick, in Hoffman Estates. → Read More

'This is good news for us': Hoffman Estates relieved by Sears Holdings' survival

Hoffman Estates officials were delighted Wednesday with the success of Sears Holdings Chairman Eddie Lampert's bid to save the bankrupt company that's been headquartered in the village for more than a fifth of its 126-year storied history. → Read More

Brew pub coming to former Lucky Jacks site in Bartlett

Bartlett officials have approved a deal with the village residents who opened More Brewing in Villa Park in 2017 to buy the former downtown site of Lucky Jacks to build their second location. → Read More

How a 'surreal' 90 hours led to a deal in District 211 teacher talks

Days after a volatile school board meeting left little hope for a deal in contract talks in Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211, teachers on Monday overwhelmingly backed a deal to avert a strike. Here's how it happened. → Read More

Crowd urges District 211 board, teachers to avoid strike

Though only three of 26 speakers at Thursday's Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 school board meeting were strongly critical of the teachers union's position and contract negotiation tactics, a few more called on both sides equally to make avoiding a strike during final exams next week their top priority. → Read More

Taxing bodies back incentives for AT&T redevelopment in Hoffman Estates

Barrington Unit District 220 proved the only dissenter among the affected taxing bodies that otherwise voted 6-1 Wednesday that a tax increment financing district was an appropriate economic incentive for the planned redevelopment of the former AT&T office campus in Hoffman Estates. → Read More

Slain Chicago officer's services to be in Des Plaines

Cardinal Blase Cupich will be the main celebrant for the funeral of slain Chicago Police Officer Samuel Jimenez, and Des Plaines police are advising of anticipated traffic impacts from both the Sunday wake and Monday funeral procession in their city. → Read More

New names join Schaumburg village board races; only incumbents file in Hoffman Estates

Unexpected additions and absences marked the first morning of candidate filing for Schaumburg's 2019 village board election Monday. → Read More

Why Democrats fought to increase majority on Cook County Board

While Democrats not surprisingly campaigned hard and spent heavily to win back the Illinois governor's office and a majority in the U.S. House, why were they similarly motivated to bounce the few Republicans on the Cook County Board when they already held a dominant majority? → Read More

Crespo leading Baumer in rematch for 44th District

Hoffman Estates Democrat Fred Crespo appears well on his way to another re-election for the 44th District House seat over a repeat challenge from Streamwood Republican and Hanover Township Clerk Katy Dolan Baumer. → Read More

Voters show early support for Harper College borrowing

With just over a third of precincts reporting, 60.2 percent of voters were showing support for Harper College's plan to borrow money for an upgrade of its Palatine campus. → Read More

Teen hockey players hailed as heroes in stopping Park Ridge fire

Five Maine South High School hockey players heading home from practice last Monday night spotted a fire growing outside a Park Ridge home. Their quick actions to prevent a tragedy have them being hailed as heroes. → Read More

One in custody after pregnant Hanover Park woman killed in Streamwood crash

One adult is in police custody as the investigation continues into a Monday night crash in Streamwood that killed a Glendale Heights woman who was pushing a car that was struck from behind by a pickup truck, authorities said. → Read More

Moylan, Smolenski discuss property-tax reform

Both Democratic 55th District state Rep. Marty Moylan of Des Plaines and Republican challenger Marilyn Smolenski of Park Ridge contend curbing property taxes is a top priority for the state and district, but favor different ways of achieving that. → Read More

Veterans learn job skills renovating Des Plaines American Legion post

Twenty veterans in the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce's Back to Work Boot Camp program spent Friday and Saturday renovating the city's American Legion building with support and guidance from Rivers Casino staff. → Read More

Barrington High School dedicates lab for nursing program

Students, supporters and alumni of Barrington High School gathered Thursday evening for the dedication of a new health sciences lab intended to eliminate daily commutes to Harper College in Palatine for students in the Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program. → Read More

New life for shuttered Hoffman Estates bowling, but without iconic look

Though happy with a plan to redevelop the former Hoffman Lanes bowling alley on Higgins Road into a strip center for stores and restaurants, Hoffman Estates officials are less open to the making its facade reminiscent of the local icon it once was. → Read More

Motorcyclist killed in Schaumburg crash ID'd as Glendale Hts. man

A motorcyclist killed in a collision with a school bus in Schaumburg Thursday afternoon has been identified as 19-year-old Robert Payne of Glendale Heights. → Read More