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    10 ideas — from tame to terrifying — for Halloween

    Six Flags Great America in Gurnee rackets up the thrills during Fright Fest.

    Oct 30, 2014 12:57 PM

    Looking for Halloween haunts? Want something more than the chance to chow down on chocolate? We have 10 events, from tame to terrifying, that will make this Halloween memorable.


    Chico praised for role in Waukegan teachers deal

    Teachers gather at Waukegan High School’s Washington campus during the first day of the Waukegan School District 60 strike.

    Oct 30, 2014 5:46 PM

    Representatives for the striking teachers in Waukegan Unit District 60 praised Illinois State Board of Education Chairman Gery Chico for intervening and brokering a deal that ended a nearly monthlong walkout.


    Glen Ellyn students’ costumes are saintly, not scary

    St. James the Apostle School students portray their favorite saints Thursday during an All Saints Day celebration. Singing “Alleluia” are, from left, Josephine Schlosser as St. Rita; Gillian Culhane as St. Cecilia; Kaitlyn Speck as St. Lucy; Hunter Heneghan as St. Valentine; and Allisan Culligan as St. Agnes of Rome.

    Oct 30, 2014 5:33 PM

    This is a time of year when ghosts and goblins frequently take center stage, but on Thursday much more saintly figures were roaming the hallways of St. James the Apostle School in Glen Ellyn. Sixth-graders wore costumes to honor a variety of saints they’ve been studying and participated in a prayer service to celebrate All Saints Day.


    Wauconda library awaits $2 million interior renovation

    Wauconda resident Pat Hattula looks through books set on tables after they were rearranged to make room for a major renovation at the Wauconda Area Library. The project is going to cost about $2 million.

    Oct 30, 2014 4:25 PM

    Although the heavy work won’t begin until mid-November, preparation for a $2 million renovation of the Wauconda Area Library is underway. The children’s department on the lower level of the library, 801 N. Main St., will be closed starting Monday.


    DuPage drug cops 'making a difference' in heroin fight

    DUMEG undercover agent Denny King drives through Chicago's West Side, looking for heroin dealers selling to young suburbanites. Agents say they try to lure the dealers to DuPage County and its tough-on-crime judges.

    Oct 30, 2014 5:05 AM

    In the fight against heroin in the suburbs, the agents of the DuPage Metropolitan Enforcement Group work in the middle of the supply chain to take down dealers who bring the drug to users in the county. “We are the middle guys,” DUMEG Director Mark Piccoli said. “We investigate drug cases from the supply angle.”


    Residents: Dangerous Route 58 intersection needs light

    People who live and work near Shady Oaks Drive and Route 58 in Elgin say it's a dangerous intersection with only a stop sign at Shady Oaks.

    Oct 30, 2014 8:19 AM

    Those who live and work near Shady Oaks Drive and Route 58 in Elgin say it's a dangerous intersection that likely needs a traffic light, and data shows accidents there have increased steadily since 2012. Victor Pierce, president of the Lofts homeowners' association north of Route 58 and east of Shady Oaks, said in the seven years he's lived there he's gone outside to help accident victims several times.

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