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    5 fun things to do this weekend in the suburbs

    Ronnie Platt of Lombard was recently tapped as the new lead singer for Kansas. The band plays the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles Saturday.

    Oct 31, 2014 1:29 PM

    Had your fill of ghouls and goblins? Enjoy some scare-free fun this weekend with concerts, comedians and a chance to see “Camelot.” Here are five things to do in the suburbs this weekend.

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    Cubs make it official: Rick Renteria out, Joe Maddon in

    Former Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon will be the new Cubs manager, the Cubs announced on Friday.

    Oct 31, 2014 5:38 PM

    The most awkward week in recent Cubs history ended Friday with the firing of manager Rick Renteria and the hiring of Joe Maddon. The Cubs will introduce Joe Maddon as their next field boss on Monday. Just hours after dismissing Renteria on Friday, team officials announced they will hold the afternoon news conference to begin the Maddon era.

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    Imrem: For Bulls, no Rose injury is minor

    Bulls guard Derrick Rose sits on the bench during the second half of Friday night’s home opener. Rose suffered a sprained left ankle in the second quarter and said after the game, “I am happy it is not that serious.”

    Oct 31, 2014 11:41 PM

    Derrick Rose suffered what appears to be a minor ankle sprain against the Cavaliers, but no injury to him can be considered minor anymore.

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    Lombardians cheer gazebo honoring late village president

    Eileen Mueller, wife of former Lombard Village President William Mueller, greets Lisle Mayor Joe Broda Friday during a ribbon-cutting for the Mueller Memorial Gazebo.

    Oct 31, 2014 5:56 PM

    William “Bill” Mueller loved celebrations. One of his favorite days to celebrate was Oct. 31 — not only because it was Halloween, but also because it was the day he was born. It seems fitting, then, that more than 100 people gathered at the Victorian Cottage in downtown Lombard Friday to celebrate the completion of the new Mueller Memorial gazebo, built in honor of the late village president.

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    State officials: No more 'failing' schools this year

    Oct 31, 2014 6:39 AM

    There are no more “failing” schools in Illinois, state education officials say, as a new performance yardstick comes into play. “I think we probably were labeling too many schools as either being successful or failing in the past using crude (measurements),” State Superintendent of Education Christopher Koch said. “It's just not that simple. I'm glad we're moving away from that.”

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    Aurora police believe robberies are related

    Police say this man was involved in armed robberies in Aurora.

    Oct 31, 2014 9:18 PM

    Aurora are police investigating a string of armed robberies that they believe were committed by same three men.

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