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    Friends honor Grayslake teen who drowned

    Matt Reed, 16, of Grayslake

    Jul 23, 2014 5:09 AM

    Friends of 16-year-old Grayslake Central High School student Matt Reed who drowned in Third Lake honored the teen Tuesday by releasing green and white helium-filled balloons matching the school’s colors. Reed’s basketball coach, Brian Moe, described the teen as “a funny, outgoing, caring kid who always had a smile on his face.”

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    Warrant issued for Elgin man accused of stabbing wife

    A folding chair that a neighbor brought out as a woman who was stabbed waited for paramedics to arrive Monday remained on the driveway Tuesday.

    Jul 22, 2014 10:25 PM

    Authorities issued an arrest warrant for a man accused of stabbing his spouse, after which he injured himself on Monday evening at their home in Elgin’s Valley Creek subdivision. The warrant was issued for Rigoberto Catalan, 56, of the 600 block of Shenandoah Trail, for one count of aggravated domestic battery, a Class 2 felony, Elgin Police Cmdr. Ana Lalley said in a news release.

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    Elgin charter school group to appeal U-46 rejection

    Supporters of the proposed Elgin charter school made their opinions known at the Elgin Area School District U-46 school board meeting Monday.

    Jul 23, 2014 5:11 AM

    The group proposing an Elgin charter school says it will appeal Elgin Area School District U-46’s decision to deny its charter application with the state. “We’re going to be working with the Illinois Network of Charter Schools and an attorney,” said Kerry Kelly, vice president of the Elgin Charter School Initiative. “The INCS thinks we have a strong chance on appeal. We’ve looked at some case law. I think we have a very strong case.”

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    Elgin assisted-living facilities break ground

    Elgin Memory Care, which will have 56 assisted living and 24 memory care apartments, is being built by Bright Oaks Group at the intersection of Shannon Parkway and Daisy Lane in Elgin.

    Jul 23, 2014 5:15 AM

    Two new nursing and rehab facilities are being built in Elgin and are expected to open sometime next year. Elgin Memory Care, a nursing and personal care facility at Shannon Parkway and Daisy Lane, should be completed by next summer; Addison Rehabilitation and Living Center, a skilled nursing facility at 1760 Capital Street, might be done by early next year. Both are on Elgin's west side.

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    Arlington Heights teen advances on 'Jeopardy'

    Selena Groh, an incoming senior at Buffalo Grove High School, with “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek.

    Jul 23, 2014 5:22 AM

    On the strength of a $6,000 gamble and faith that she knew something about the 1889 Paris World's Fair, Arlington Heights teen Selena Groh earmed a spot in the "Jeopardy" Teen Tournament semi-finals Tuesday. “It was a weird twist of fate that the final answer was about that,” Groh said Tuesday from her home in Arlington Heights.

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    Filmmaker to document Barrington White House renovation

    Jeff Baustert films the Barrington White House as part of a documentary he is working on about the renovation project. Baustert has worked in the movie industry in Hollywood since 1987.

    Jul 23, 2014 5:19 AM

    Hundreds of people in the Barrington area have come together to support renovating the White House, the 116-year-old dwelling that represents the earliest days of Barrington. This week, organizers added a Hollywood filmmaker to the list. “I'm hearing of people dropping six figures helping this renovation,” Jeff Baustert said. “I would love to be able to do that, but this I can do.”

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