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    Local fire chiefs worry about train hazmat incidents

    Aurora firefighter/paramedic John Ross, a hazmat specialist, demonstrates equipment that detects and identifies hazardous chemicals.

    Dec 22, 2014 5:16 AM

    Increased training. Modern tank cars. Better communication. No loitering freight trains. Local fire chiefs give their wish lists for safer transport of hazardous materials through towns. “If you had a major incident involving Bakken oil, it would tax several community resources, not just one community,” Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District Deputy Chief Keith Krestan said.


    Despite Lions' miscues, Bears fall 20-14

    Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen squats on the sidelines Sunday after the Bears' last possession in the loss to the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field.

    Dec 22, 2014 7:02 AM

    The Bears were able to get a little spark from new quarterback starter Jimmy Clausen, but it wasn't enough to prevent them from plummeting to 5-10 after a 20-14 loss to the playoff-bound Detroit Lions at Soldier Field on Sunday.


    Imrem: Winston an intriguing question for Bears

    If Florida State’s Jameis Winston is available when the Bears make their first-round draft pick next spring, would they take him?

    Dec 21, 2014 8:28 PM

    Would the Bears be desperate enough for a quarterback to pick Jameis Winston if he dropped to them in the draft?


    Images: The Week in Pictures

    Maria Ritacca, 5, left, Maggie Campos, 6, and Ashley Mora, 6, all of Highwood, talk with Santa Claus during Breakfast With Santa Sunday at Lambs Farm in Libertyville. Families enjoyed a buffet brunch and children then had a chance to visit with Santa Claus.

    Dec 22, 2014 1:01 AM

    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Daily Herald staff photos of people wrapping gifts for donation, and people receiving donated gifts, Santa Claus meeting with kids young and old, and rooms full of poinsettas.

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    Smashing Pumpkins’ Corgan looks ahead, not back

    Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan just released the band’s new album “Monuments to An Elegy.”

    Dec 22, 2014 6:01 AM

    The Smashing Pumpkins are dead. Long live the Smashing Pumpkins. It’s fair to say lead singer Billy Corgan, who grew up in Glendale Heights, has an ambivalent relationship with his band. Corgan may be the Pumpkins’ only remaining original member, but the non-band has just released its eighth studio album, “Monuments to an Elegy.” A slice of grungy pop-rock featuring guitarist Jeff Schroeder, who joined the Pumpkins in 2007, and Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee,...


    10 stories you may have missed this weekend

    Barrington College student Amy DeJong, left, and her teammate Maya Warren compete in a challenge on “The Amazing Race.” The duo was named winners of the million-dollar prize.

    Dec 22, 2014 5:30 AM

    What you may have missed this weekend: Officials are investigating the death of a Blackhawks assistant equipment manager; there are now more minority students in Illinois than their white counterparts; two men have been charged with stealing from a Salvation Army donation bucket; a Bartlett college student won "The Amazing Race"; and two Bartlett High studetns and two St. Charles East students are facing charges in separate hacking incidents; and thousands of gallons of pollution are released...

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