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    Quinn, Rauner give voters feisty last look in debate

    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, left, and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner were able to criticize each other and smile about it in their third and final debate Monday night.

    Oct 21, 2014 4:58 AM

    The debate between Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner ended a rough-and-tumble series of televised meetings with a feisty finale. Quinn sought to portray Rauner as a wealthy businessman with a dozen bankruptcies among the companies he invested in, and Rauner worked to paint Quinn as an ineffective, repeating the words “failed” and “failure” at nearly every turn.

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    Rozner: Bears sadly lacking identity, leadership

    Coach Marc Trestman leaves the field after Sunday’s loss to the Miami Dolphins, keeping the Bears winless in three games at home this season.

    Oct 20, 2014 11:59 PM

    Some teams win with great defense, a fabulous running game or a Hall of Fame quarterback. Others have dynamic coaching. The Bears have none of the above and completely lack an identity.

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    Suburban Cook County early voting off to strong start

    An election worker watches as President Barack Obama, right, votes Monday at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center.

    Oct 21, 2014 10:51 AM

    About 8,300 suburban Cook County voters cast ballots Monday, the first day of early voting, which Cook County Clerk David Orr called a “strong start.” “Monday’s impressive turnout demonstrated just how popular early voting has become,” Orr said.

    Business

    Can one family save downtown Long Grove?

    Retirements, the recession and competition with online retailers have all contributed to a struggling downtown Long Grove.

    Oct 21, 2014 5:37 AM

    A family of developers has bought about a third of the famous Long Grove historic business district and is attempting to revive the area with new businesses and restaurants to bring in a younger crowd. But not everybody in Long Grove thinks all the changes - like video gambling - is such a good thing.

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    Constable: Teens eclipse expectations for observatory

    One of the volunteer teen docents at Harper College’s Henize Observatory, Fremd High School freshman Alexandria Kapko, 14, of Palatine says she wants to study astrophysics.

    Oct 21, 2014 5:44 AM

    The Henize Observatory at Harper College will offer unique views of Thursday afternoon's partial solar eclipse. But it also features plenty of Saturday night opportunities for star-gazing thanks to a team of teenagers.

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    Mosque wants to expand parking lot

    The Islamic Community Center of Des Plaines

    Oct 21, 2014 5:30 AM

    The Islamic Community Center of Des Plaines has proposed an expansion of its parking lot to fix on-street neighborhood parking woes, but some neighbors don’t think it’ll solve much. The mosque, 480 Potter Road, purchased four nearby parcels and plans to pave over them, adding 81 parking spots that would be used from noon to 3 p.m. during Friday services and from 8 p.m. to midnight during the month of Ramadan.

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