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Arlington Heights Raises Tobacco, Vaping Products Sale Age To 21; Possession Not Illegal

21 AND UNDER TOBACCO/NICOTINE PROHIBITION HAS BEEN UNDERWAY SINCE 2014 IN ILLINOIS Arlington Heights on Monday January 7, 2019 the village board voted to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21. Only 32 Illinois municipalities previously enacted similar laws. The new law makes it illegal for any retailer to sell tobacco, […]

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Posted in Gov, Healthy & Fit

Former Member of Illinois House of Representatives Representing 51st District in Lake County Charged with Posting Sexual Images

Nick Sauer, a former member of the Illinois House of Representative, representing the 51st District in southwest Lake County has been indicted on 12 felony counts of disseminating private sexual images. The charges are Class 4 felonies. Sauer resigned late summer 2018 following allegations that he posted online explicit photos of an ex-girlfriend on Instagram. […]

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Posted in CRIME BLOG C, Gov

Greg Padovani Chosen to Fill Thomas Glasgow’s Vacant Arlington Heights Village Board Seat

Arlington Heights Mayor Tom Hayes on Tuesday January 8, 2019 chose Greg Padovani to fill the village board seat left vacant by Thomas Glasgow, who recently resigned because of increased obligations with his law firm. Padovani must be confirmed by the upcoming village board meeting Tuesday, January 22, 2019. The confirmation is expected to be […]

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Posted in Gov, Peeps

New Police Station Opened Saturday, December 22, 2018 in Arlington Heights

The new Arlington Heights police station opened at 6:30 a.m. Saturday December 22, 2018 with a quiet opening that was complete with that new house smell. Some finishing work was ongoing in the rear parking garage — which when open for operation — will keep active squad vehicles from being covered with snow or being […]

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Posted in Gov, Public Service

Arlington Heights Village Trustee Thomas Glasgow Stepping Down from Village Board

Arlington Heights Trustee Thomas Glasgow announced Monday night that he is stepping down as Village Board Trustee after serving a decade on the village board. Glasgow said his decision is the result of an increased workload as a criminal defense attorney. Glasgow thanked current and former board members, who he described as a group that […]

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Special Storm Debris Pickup Starting Monday, December 10, 2018 in Arlington Heights

UNIQUE SPECIAL PROGRAM STARTS TODAY A special program to assist residents with cleanup efforts of fallen tree branches that occurred when snow-laden branches were broken during the November 25-26, 2018 blizzard, was established by the Arlington Heights Public Works Department. Special forestry crews will conduct a special debris pickup starting Monday, December 10, 2018. Normally […]

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Posted in Gov

LIVE: President George H.W. Bush State Funeral at Washington National Cathedral in Washington D.C.

Thousands of mourners attended the funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., which included a eulogy by his son, former President George W. Bush. Watch the full service here. Presidential funerals are planned far in advance, and presidential families receive help from the military to coordinate the events. […]

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Posted in Gov, Peeps

Village of Arlington Heights Summarizes Storm Stats at Board Meeting

The Village of Arlington Heights summarized winter storm statistics following the blizzard that struck Nov. 25-26, 2018 this week at the Village Board Meeting Monday night, December 3, 2018. About 12,000 power outages were reported in Arlington Heights, which was reportedly the Chicagoland community with the second highest customer power outage count after the City […]

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Posted in FIRE BLOG, Gov

Fox News Continues Boycott of Twitter — Since November 8, 2018

The official Twitter account for Fox News isn’t broken. The major cable news network has decided to protest the popular social media company by refraining from posting tweets on the account. Fox News (@foxnews) has not tweeted since Thursday November 8, 2018, reportedly in protest of Twitter’s lack of responsiveness when a mob of demonstrators […]

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Posted in Politics, Protests

Private Ceremony Saturday; Public Ceremony Monday for New Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg

On Saturday morning December 1, 2018, John Idleburg was sworn-in as Sheriff of Lake County. Chief Judge Ukena swore-in Sheriff Idleburg at a private ceremony held at the Lake County Courthouse. According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Idleburg is a service-driven individual. Idleburg previously served in the United States Marine Corps and then […]

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Posted in Front Page B, Gov

Recklaus Comments; Arlington Heights Village Manager Takes Cheap Shots at ComEd, Fails to Lead

Arcing power line on US 14 and Davis Street in Arlington Heights, including scenes from I-90 near Rolling Meadows, power out downtown Arlington Heights, a tree down on Arlington Heights Road north of Oakton Street, and a drooping phone line Mobil Station on Golf Road. Police, firefighters and public works personnel in Arlington Heights responded […]

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Posted in Gov

House Sponsor Jonathan Carroll Votes to Support Educator Presence on State Board of Education

State Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Buffalo Grove, voted last week to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a bill ensuring more educators have a seat on the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). “One of the biggest problems in education is that policymakers write laws without teacher input,” Carroll said. “As a teacher, I believe ISBE […]

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  • Current Conditions : 30.7F, Overcast - 2:10 AM CST Jan. 18
    Temperature: 30.7°F | Humidity: 85% | Pressure: 30.12in (Rising) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: NNW | Wind Speed: 0mph
  • Winter Storm Watch - Expires: 12:00 PM CST
    Winter Storm Watch for Cook County in effect until 12:00 PM CST on January 19, 2019
  • Rest of Tonight as of Jan. 17 8:32 PM CST
    Rest of Tonight - Chance of very light freezing drizzle and a chance of flurries in the evening. Lows from around 20 far outlying west and north suburbs to the mid 20s city and south. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
  • Friday Night as of Jan. 17 8:32 PM CST
    Friday Night - Snow. Patchy blowing and drifting snow after midnight. Snow may be heavy at times after midnight. Snow accumulation of 4 to 7 inches. Blustery. Temperatures nearly steady in the upper 20s. Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph. Inland, gusts up to 30 mph after midnight. Near the lake, gusts up to 40 […]
  • Friday as of Jan. 17 8:32 PM CST
    Friday - Cloudy. A 40 percent chance of light snow in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 20s. North winds 5 to 10 mph in the morning becoming northeast 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.