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After years of modest growth, Chicago and most suburbs have seen declining population in the last two years. Decreases were sharpest in the Cook County suburbs closest to the Chicago. Towns including Rosemont, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Mount Prospect and even Hoffman Estates experienced declines of a full percent or more during the past two years. Full Story
State Rep. Scott Drury remembers ousted FBI Director James Comey — who taught him in a seminar years ago — as precise, methodical and committed to his agency. "I believe if he was true to his word as he was talking to us, that he wants the Department of Justice above all to come out looking good," Drury said. Full Story
DuPage County investigators say Jeffrey Keller must have been feeling the heat on the morning of Jan. 14, 2015, as he was researching the DuPage County Major Crimes Task Force — the very team that was closing in on him for the murder of Bloomingdale’s Nate Fox. Full Story
Kane County officials have agreed to a six-figure separation agreement, with a number of additional sweeteners, for a former employee who filed a federal complaint against county board Chairman Chris Lauzen for intimidation tactics. Full Story
The family of a Naperville North High School student who died by suicide after being questioned at school about potential wrongdoing has filed a lawsuit seeking $5 million in damages from the school district and the city of Naperville. Full Story
Only one Pie Five Pizza Co. location remains open in the Chicago suburbs — a new location in Oak Brook — after another franchisee who sued the company decided to shutter his Schaumburg store. Full Story
The Republican candidate in the nationally watched election Thursday for Montana’s sole congressional seat has been charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly grabbing a reporter by the neck and throwing him to the ground. Voters decide in the special election whether Republican Greg Gianforte or Democrat Rob Quist will fill the U.S. House seat left vacant when Ryan Zinke resigned to join President Donald Trump’s Cabinet as secretary of the Interior Department. Full Story
The band Barenaked Ladies is set to perform in Naperville on Sunday, Sept. 3 during the Last Fling Labor Day weekend festival. Full Story
British indignation over alleged American leaks of investigative material related to the Manchester bombing will likely create a charged environment Thursday when British Prime Minister Theresa May meets later with President Donald Trump. Full Story
The 15-year-old Des Plaines teen accidentally shot to death by his 10-year-old brother Saturday was a student and basketball player at Maine West High School, where crisis counselors were made available to students and staff, officials said Wednesday. Full Story
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