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 By Peter Hancock    News 

Obama breaks ground on presidential center

Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama returned to their old neighborhood on Chicago's South Side on Tuesday to officially break ground on the Obama Pres... — Updated 11/14/2021


Oakton to offer free cannabis training

Budding entrepreneurs interested in pursuing careers in the emerging cannabis industry can enroll in one of Oakton Community College's cutting-edge cannabis training programs this... — Updated 11/14/2021


Entries for '[email protected]: Women Creating a Just Environment and World' due by Aug. 13

Professional artists who self-identify as women are invited to submit entries in all media to Oakton Community College for the virtual exhibition “[email protected]: Women Creating a Just Environment and World” by Friday, Aug. 13.... — Updated 7/27/2021


Niles lifts executive directive on face coverings

Mayor George D. Alpogianis has issued an Executive Order (2021-01) lifting the Village of Niles mask-wearing mandate. This change comes in light of new mask guidance issued last... — Updated 5/25/2021


Village of Niles confirms internal investigations underway within the Niles Police Department

The Village of Niles can confirm that there are several internal investigations underway within the Niles Police Department, including one formal investigation that was opened in... — Updated 4/27/2021


Chicago Woman Charged with First Degree Murder Following a March Shooting in Unincorporated Proviso Township

A Chicago woman who allegedly shot and killed a 28-year-old man in an incident outside an Elmhurst bar last month is slated to have a bond court hearing today on charges of... — Updated 4/25/2021


Public's help needed to locate a missing teen from unincorporated Maine Township

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is asking for the public's help in locating a missing teen from unincorporated Maine Township. Kianna Smith, 19, was last seen leaving her... — Updated 4/17/2021


Going once... Going twice... sold! Virtual auction to benefit Oakton Community College students

Art enthusiasts can bid on original pieces created by Oakton Community College students, faculty and local artists from the comfort of their homes while supporting students in... — Updated 4/8/2021


Niles PD investigates threat to Emerson Middle School

The Niles Police Department is investigating an electronic email threat that was sent to Emerson Middle School administration on April 2. The email included a threat to "shoot up... — Updated 4/5/2021


Oakton faculty and staff recognized for excellence

Demonstrating Oakton Community College’s commitment to faculty and staff excellence, President Joianne L. Smith, Ph.D., recognized individuals who've made outstanding... — Updated 1/14/2021


CityXones finds your early voting place wherever you are in Cook County

CityXones, LLC, a software company that provides hyperlocal and community information has launched an easy online early voting product. It uses your real-time location, anywhere in... — Updated 11/4/2020


Niles-Maine District Library trustee resigns

Library Board President Tim Spadoni has resigned from his position effective immediately after more than five years on the Library Board. Mr. Spadoni served as Board Treasurer for... — Updated 8/20/2020

 By Mark Gregory    News

Niles Police Sgt. Joseph Lazo hospitalized after crash in Texas

The Niles Police Department was devastated last week when three men affiliated with the department were struck when an alleged drunk driver going in the opposite direction swerved... — Updated 8/11/2020


Public's help requested in locating a missing Cook County teenage girl

Monica Elias, 15, was reported missing by her family on Monday night after she did not return to her unincorporated Glenview home. Monica is Hispanic, 4-feet, 11-inches tall and... — Updated 4/21/2020


More than 80 residents and staff at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center to be tested this week

To protect the health of residents and staff at the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, healthcare professionals will test more than 80 residents in the facility’s general population this... — Updated 4/21/2020


Niles library tower glows for frontline workers

Starting on Wednesday, April 8, the Library Tower will be lit red each night to show appreciation for all of the frontline healthcare workers. The Library includes in their... — Updated 4/9/2020


Oakton student employee leading 3D printed PPE donation project

Oakton student employee and alum Matt Slizys is helping to save lives. Slizys is spearheading a project using 3D printers at the college's Skokie campus to create COVID-19 face... — Updated 4/9/2020


Maine Township responds to the Covid-19 crisis

As Maine Township continues to deal with the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, CDC guidelines are being followed and policies and procedures updated as necessary. While the physical town... — Updated 4/7/2020


Chief Judge Evans extends postponement of most court cases, orders video appearances system wide

Chief Judge Evans extends postponement of most court cases, orders video appearances systemwide Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans today entered an order that extends the postponement of many criminal and civil cases in the Circuit Court... — Updated 3/31/2020


Cook County jail has 24 positive cases of COVID-19 among inmates

As part of its ongoing effort to inform the public of the measures being taken to combat the spread of COVID-19 within the Cook County Department of Corrections (DOC), the Cook County Sheriff’s Office will provide regular... — Updated 3/26/2020


Park Ridge announces notice regarding waste collection

With the COVID-19 virus, changes are being made to garbage service in Park Ridge. Groot Waste Management issued the following statement to residents. "In order to protect the health and welfare of our employees along with keeping... — Updated 3/23/2020


Niles police officer goes above and beyond for a homeless veteran

On the morning of March 22, Niles police officer Jerry Walczak took helped a homeless veteran in town. The veteran had no shoes, no food and soiled clothing. While he did this,... — Updated 3/22/2020


North Shore Senior Center will temporarily close to public as a precaution starting Thursday, March 12

As news of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, and the World Health Organization has declared this outbreak a pandemic, North Shore Senior Center is taking a proactive... — Updated 3/12/2020


Niles-Maine District Library shares coronavirus plan

The Niles-Maine District Library is taking precautions to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all employees and patrons in the Library District. Maintenance staff and overnight crews will be focusing their efforts on public areas of... — Updated 3/12/2020


Cook County answers questions regarding court operations in the Circuit Court of Cook County coronavirus

The Circuit Court of Cook County continues to monitor state and local responses to the coronavirus and will follow guidance provided by state and local public health agencies and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.... — Updated 3/11/2020


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