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    Authorities file objections to some concealed carry permits

    Semiautomatic handguns on display for purchase at Capitol City Arms Supply in Springfield, Ill.

    Apr 18, 2014 5:13 PM

    While new licenses to carry concealed firearms continue arriving in suburban mailboxes, some local law enforcement offices are objecting to permits for certain individuals. The Illinois State Police have received 1,669 objections from law enforcement agencies across the state.

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    Via Crucis packs Mundelein church

    Mary, played by Mayela Correa, cries over her son, Jesus, portrayed by Miguel Angel Correa, after he is removed from the cross during a drama at Santa Maria del Popolo Catholic Church in Mundelein on Good Friday. It was the second consecutive year the husband and wife from Mundelein were in Via Crucis.

    Apr 18, 2014 4:32 PM

    About 1,300 worshippers jammed Mundelein’s Santa Maria del Popolo Catholic Church for a Spanish-language drama to mark Good Friday. Common throughout Mexico, the Via Crucis — or Way of the Cross — depicted the final hours of Jesus’ life.

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    District 54 adds ethics clause to DuRoss contract

    Andy DuRoss

    Apr 18, 2014 1:09 PM

    Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 board members completed their reprimand of Superintendent Andy DuRoss Thursday following his conviction last month for aggravated driving by adding an ethics clause to his contract and reducing his severance pay if fired. DuRoss, in his first year as superintendent, was originally charged with two counts of driving under the influence early Feb. 1 in his hometown of Naperville.

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    Naperville offering 24/7 drug drop-boxes

    Prescription drug take-back boxes will be available outside Naperville’s 10 fire stations and inside the lobby of police headquarters beginning Tuesday. The boxes will accept prescription medications other than needles or syringes.

    Apr 18, 2014 4:24 PM

    Communities battling the problem of heroin abuse have learned prescription drugs often are the “gateway.” Naperville soon will offer 11 prescription drug drop-boxes to increase the ease of removing unwanted or expired prescriptions before they can fall into the wrong hands. “The city wanted to offer ways for people to dispose of those drugs,” spokeswoman Linda LaCloche said.

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    Watchdog asks for Metra-inspired reforms

    Michael Madigan

    Apr 18, 2014 5:35 PM

    Legislative Inspector General Thomas Homer suggested lawmakers adopt the more strict practices that guide Congress when members want to help a constituent get a job. Homer called for more transparency when a lawmaker gets involved with hiring, including putting requests in writing.

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    Lake in the Hills to swear in new top cop

    David Brey

    Apr 18, 2014 4:17 PM

    Lake in the Hills village officials will be swearing in the town’s new police chief April 30. Deputy Chief David Brey was tapped to lead the department in March after the village board interviewed three internal candidates for the job. He succeeds James Wales, who is retiring after 35 years with the department. Wales' last day with the department also is April 30.

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