Afternoon Alert: Palatine joins towns opting out of county minimum wage, sick-time rules

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Palatine joins towns opting out of county minimum wage, sick-time rules

While a majority of residents voting in a referendum supported increasing the minimum wage and ensuring sick leave for part-time workers, the Palatine village council members voted unanimously to opt out of the recent Cook County ordinances that would do just that. Full Story

Hultgren, Roskam undecided on Obamacare repeal

With every vote counting for Republicans on a controversial repeal of Obamacare, suburban GOP congressmen Peter Roskam of Wheaton and Randy Hultgren of Plano are uncommitted. Full Story

Juvenile in South Elgin middle school attack off home monitoring

A juvenile accused of severely injuring a seventh-grader at Kenyon Woods Middle School in South Elgin on Feb. 3 has been removed from electronic home monitoring and prosecutors have until May 23 to present his family with an offer to possibly plead out the case. Full Story

Sex trial of former West Dundee youth minister delayed; lawsuit hits hurdle

A trial of a former West Dundee church youth group leader charged with sexual assault has been delayed again. Meanwhile, supervisors of Chad Coe are seeking to be removed from a lawsuit filed by his accuser. Full Story

Two charged with robberies, including Elmhurst holdup

Two men have been charged in connection with robberies in Chicago and the suburbs, including one at a gas station in Elmhurst last week. Full Story

Feder: The end of ‘Chicago’s Very Own’ for WGN TV, radio?

New ownership of Tribune Media likely means the end of local ownership for WGN-Channel 9 and WGN AM 720, two venerable hometown icons. Full Story

Video: Infant, toddler rescued from Texas floodwaters

Video captures the harrowing rescue Saturday of an infant and toddler from rushing floodwaters after the SUV they were traveling in overturned. Full Story

Daily Herald wins 21 press awards, including community service, general excellence

The Illinois Press Association has honored the Daily Herald with 21 awards for excellence in journalism, including citations for General Excellence, Best Website and Community Service. Full Story

Alejandro’s in Round Lake prides itself on filling Mexican specialties, friendly service

For a quiet, casual meal, head to Alejandro’s Mexican Restaurant in Round Lake. Don’t, however, let the casual nature of the restaurant fool you into thinking the food isn’t good. Quite the opposite is true. Full Story

‘Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812′ leads Tony nods

"Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812," a sung-through musical that dramatizes a 70-page melodrama at the center of Leo Tolstoy’s "War and Peace," earned a leading 12 Tony Award nominations today. Full Story

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