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Mount Prospect Police Responds To Fox Lake

Of the hundreds of law enforcement personnel that swarmed Fox Lake this week looking for three men who allegedly killed an officer and fled, included in the hunt were four members of the Mount Prospect Police Dept.

Posted: September 03, 2015
5-Car Chain Reaction Crash On Central Road In MP

Thursday morning’s rush hour on Central Road in Mount Prospect was a congested one after a five-car crash occurred west of Northwest Highway.

Posted: September 03, 2015
What's Driving Up District 59 Deficit

Elk Grove Township Elementary School Dist. 59 board members adopted the 2015-16 district budget that braces for an estimated $8.4 million deficit.

Updated: September 03, 2015 - 11:10 am
Work Along Maple Street

Drivers continue to experience a bumpy ride down Maple Street near the downtown police and fire headquarters, but work on a water main project there should be completed by the end of September or early October.

Posted: September 03, 2015
Mount Prospect Library Work Starts Soon

Mount Prospect library trustees unanimously approved the bid for second floor renovations at a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) of $714,930.

Posted: September 03, 2015
Elk Grove Township Seeks Applications For Trustee Vacancy

After appointing an Elk Grove Township trustee to the clerk’s position, township officials are looking for candidates to fill a vacancy on the board.

Posted: September 03, 2015
Palatine Police Assist With Manhunt In Fox Lake

Five members of the Palatine Police Dept. including a K-9 unit rushed to Fox Lake in Lake County Tuesday around 8 a.m. after reports came in that an officer had been shot and three suspects were on the loose.

Posted: September 02, 2015
Fill Vacant Village Post Soon

Mount Prospect village trustees are close to offering the village manager position to one of three final candidates, according to Mayor Arlene Juracek.

Posted: September 02, 2015
Demolition Of Central Plaza Set Sept. 8

Demolition of Central Plaza at Elmhurst and Central roads in downtown Mount Prospect will begin Tuesday, Sept. 8. Work could take up to two weeks to complete, according to Director of Community Development Bill Cooney.

Updated: September 02, 2015 - 3:24 pm
Dist. 59 Waiting On PE Compliance

Elk Grove Township Elementary School Dist. 59 officials are waiting to hear back from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) on whether or not the district is in compliance with state regulations on how much time students spend on physical education.

Posted: September 02, 2015
6 Years Later, Levee 37 Project Comes To An End

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-9th), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC), Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources (IDNR) and other local officials marked the completion of the Levee 37 flood control project Monday, aimed at protecting residents and businesses along the Des Plaines River.

Updated: August 31, 2015 - 2:50 pm
Dist. 23 Teachers Formally File Intent To Strike

Representatives of the Prospect Heights Education Association (PHEA) filed their intent to strike with the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board on Monday, meaning teachers could strike as early as Sept. 16 if a new three-year teachers contract is not in place.

Updated: September 02, 2015 - 12:45 pm
Bash Supports Dist. 214 Foundation

The Back 2 School Bash returns Saturday, Sept. 12 to celebrate a new year at Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Rd., Arlington Heights.

Posted: August 31, 2015
More Bullying Talk In District 26

River Trails Elementary School Dist. 26 Supt. Dane Delli will provide the school board with an update on what the district does when it comes to bullying.

Posted: August 30, 2015
Improving Kensington Business Center Lighting, Path

Lighting and jogging path improvements in Mount Prospect’s Kensington Business Center (KBC) will begin in about a month.

Posted: August 30, 2015
Photos: Stanley Cup Turns Up In Elk Grove Village

See more photos in upcoming editions of the Journal & Topics Newspapers.

Updated: August 29, 2015 - 2:05 pm
Annual MP French Market Sept. 13

The Mount Prospect Sister Cities Commission on Sunday, Sept. 13 will host “Marché Français: Mt. Prospect Farmers Market with a French Twist” in conjunction with the ongoing Mount Prospect Lions Club Farmers Market.

Posted: August 29, 2015
School Summer Improvement Projects Finish Right On Time---Dist. 21

All of Wheeling Township Elementary School Dist. 21’s summer construction projects have been completed on time, according to district Communications Specialist Kara Beach.

Posted: August 29, 2015
Hersey Starts Season With A Win Over Highland Park

In a back-and-forth game most of the night, Hersey pulled away in the fourth quarter and beat visiting Highland Park 41-34 to start the season off 1-0.

Posted: August 29, 2015
Possibility Of Strike Looms In District 23

Salaries did not come up, the Journal was told, during a negotiation meeting Wednesday between Prospect Heights School Dist. 23 board members and the Prospect Heights Education Association (PHEA), the teacher’s union representing approximately 150 certified teachers and non-certified staff on a new contract. The day before, union members authorized a strike if a new agreement is not reached soon.

Posted: August 28, 2015
AH Police: Man Abused 2 Minors In Algonquin Road Home

Bond was set at $2.5 million for an Arlington Heights man charged with predatory criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Posted: August 28, 2015
Mount Prospect Woman Struck By Train Worked At Hospital

The woman fatally struck by an express commuter train Tuesday night in downtown Mount Prospect has been identified as a 54-year-old resident of the village.

Updated: August 28, 2015 - 11:33 am
Calls On Mayor; Trustee To Resign

Editor, Journal:

Posted: August 28, 2015
Why Mount Prospect Cop Suspended For A Day

A Mount Prospect police officer has been suspended for one day for allegedly lying to his superiors about a traffic stop.

Posted: August 28, 2015
Dist. 21 Enrollment, Staffing 'Stable' To Start New Year

“Overall, district wide, it's pretty stable,” said Communications Specialist Kara Beach of staffing and enrollment numbers on the first day of school Monday, Aug. 24 in Wheeling Township Elementary School Dist. 21.

Posted: August 28, 2015
Dist. 57 Superintendent Involved In Crash With Girl On Bicycle

Mount Prospect Elementary School Dist. 57 Supt. Elaine Aumiller collided with a bicyclist with her car near Prospect High School in late July, but no citations were issued.

Updated: August 27, 2015 - 1:55 pm
How Mount Prospect Fire, Police Commissioners Stayed Active In 2014

It was a busy 2014 for members of the Mount Prospect Board of Fire and Police Commission (BOFPC), according to Chairperson Michaele Skowron, who presented an annual report to village trustees at the Tuesday, Aug. 18 village board meeting.

Posted: August 27, 2015
Woman From Mount Prospect Fatally Struck By Express Train

The woman fatally struck by an express commuter train Tuesday night in downtown Mount Prospect was Doris Zell, a 54-year-old resident of the village, police said.

Updated: August 26, 2015 - 3:42 pm
Dist. 23 Teachers Vote To Strike If Deal Not Reached Soon

The Prospect Heights Education Association (PHEA), the teacher’s union representing approximately 150 certified teachers and non-certified staff, has decided to strike if a new contract is not reached soon with Prospect Heights School Dist. 23 board members.

Posted: August 26, 2015
Ribbon Cutting Marks Levee 37 Completion

After six years work, the Levee 37 Des Plaines River flood control project has finally been completed. To mark the occasion, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31.

Posted: August 26, 2015

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