Day: July 6, 2018

Rolling Meadows court judge leaves the bench but not the law

Cook County Judge Hyman Riebman stepped off the bench Friday, but he’s not really retiring. A lawyer for 40 years and a jurist for more than 17, the Prospect Heights resident will work part-time with Grund & Leavitt, which has offices in Oak Brook, Highland Park…

Suburban artists paint lighthouses for Chicago’s Mag Mile display

There’s no dangerous coastline near the lighthouse outside Chicago’s Hyatt Regency hotel, a deep blue tower without a working lantern. But the structure, a tactile piece with Braille stamped on the side, serves as a navigational aid nonetheless, directing Michigan Avenue shoppers, tourists and anyone else…

Tollway board ‘newbie’ Brad Stephens ready to embrace I-294 project

The Illinois tollway board’s newest director, Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens, said he’s ready to dig into details of the agency’s latest ambitious project to widen I-294. Gov. Bruce Rauner assigned Stephens, a fellow Republican, to the powerful board June 25. He fills a position vacant since…

Aurora man dies after motorcycle strikes tree

An Aurora man died Thursday after his motorcycle struck a tree, authorities said. The 30-year-old man, who police said won’t be identified until his family is notified of his death, was driving south on Eola Road near the intersection with McCoy Drive about 1:50 p.m. when…

State’s attorney says Lauzen can’t approve own expenses

Three weeks after Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen cast the deciding vote to reimburse personal expenses, State’s Attorney Joe McMahon is calling on Lauzen to return the money. Lauzen broke a 10-10 tie at the most recent full county board meeting where members used a…

Fireworks, Pitbull light up Thursday night at Ribfest

If you’re going to organize a massive summertime celebration, you’ve got to be able to be a little flexible. Just ask the organizers of this week’s Ribfest in Naperville, where Exchange Club members find themselves scrambling to keep up with unpredictable weather that forced them to…