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Attorney: Delnor nurse was tortured, raped during hostage situation

The two nurses held hostage at Delnor Hospital earlier this month have filed a federal lawsuit against Kane County, alleging authorities failed to properly restrain an inmate who went on to rape and torture one of them. Full Story

$25 million Route 53 extension study moves forward

A $25 million study of a northern Route 53 extension will include all options, not just the parkway plan local leaders previously envisioned. The study will take four to five years, keeping the project on the front burner even though some Lake County leaders want it killed. Full Story

Funeral set for Carpentersville toddler hit by vehicle

Funeral services have been scheduled Friday and Saturday for 2-year-old Levi Cruz of Carpentersville, who died Monday after being struck by a vehicle. Full Story

Blackstone’s Aon Hewitt unit starts layoffs

Aon Hewitt, which has offices in Lincolnshire and Chicago, has been undergoing an untold number of layoffs across the company, a company spokeswoman confirmed Thursday. Full Story

Newest Great America coaster The Joker takes first riders for a spin

Video: The Joker, the newest ride at Six Flags Great America, adds a new twist to the happy combination of ripping speed and sheer terror that only roller coasters provide: spinning. Lots of spinning. Full Story

Chicago Bears sign wide receiver Victor Cruz

Looking for more help at wide receiver, the Chicago Bears have agreed to terms with former New York Giants star Victor Cruz on a one-year NFL contract, team officials announced Thursday. Full Story

Palatine lets Indian restaurant reopen after alleged code violations

Palatine has allowed the India Bhawan restaurant to temporarily reopen after submitting a plan to village government addressing alleged code violations over food safety and other issues. Full Story

Naperville’s Ribfest to host qualifier for Nathan’s hot dog eating contest

Ribfest in Naperville will host the final qualifier for the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Championship, giving the male and female winners a chance to compete at the national event. Full Story

Glen Ellyn neighbors sue village, developers over gas station project

Glen Ellyn neighbors have filed a lawsuit against the village and developers to try to block construction of a gas station near their homes. The legal fight comes after months of emotional debate, several protests and marathon public hearings on the project that calls for building a gas station and convenience store. Full Story

Boomer fave Me-TV FM is going national

Chicago-based Me-TV FM, launched in 2015 on a low-power leased signal at WRME LP 87.7 and immediately embraced by a large and loyal audience of baby boomers, has signed a deal to to syndicate the soft rock/oldies format across the country. Full Story

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