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    Quinn orders 21-day quarantine for Ebola patient contacts

    Health alerts regarding people who may have traveled to particular West African countries are posted in the lobby of Bellevue Hospital in New York. Illinois is following New York’s and New Jersey’s lead in implementing 21-day quarantines of anybody who’s been in contact with Ebola patients while in any of three African countries.

    Oct 24, 2014 11:38 PM

    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced Friday that he has ordered the Illinois Department of Public Health to require a mandatory 21-day home quarantine for “high-risk” individuals who have had direct contact with anyone infected with the Ebola virus while in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea.

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    Beware the elf at Halloween

    Jackie Sonnenberg, 30, of Hoffman Estates plays “Skitzo,” as she works with “Sin-ta the Evil Santa” to terrorize customers entering the Realm of Terror in Round Lake Beach.

    Oct 24, 2014 1:27 PM

    While area department stores are already stocking shelves with Christmas decorations, Jackie Sonnenberg of Hoffman Estates has been scaring the heck out of people as “Skitzo, the schizophrenic elf, at the Realm of Terror Horror Experience in Round Lake Beach. "We definitely like scaring people a lot,” Sonnenberg said.

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    In the age of Ebola, what will happen if you fly sick?

    U.S. Coast Guard Health Technician Nathan Wallenmeyer, left, and Customs and Border Protection supervisor Sam Ko screen a passenger who arrived from Sierra Leone earlier this month at O’Hare International Airport’s Terminal 5 in Chicago.

    Oct 24, 2014 9:53 PM

    Most airline passengers have seen it happen, and some might have done it themselves — flying on an airplane while sick. Most sick people on airplanes don't have Ebola, just common viruses and infections. But in these days of heightened concern, how will the airlines and airport personnel react if you're sick?

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    Cubs a perfect fit for Maddon

    Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out in his contract, which was due to expire after next season.

    Oct 24, 2014 3:15 PM

    With Joe Maddon having opted out of his final year as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays, speculation heated up immediately that Maddon could be headed to the Cubs. Daily Herald Cubs writer Bruce Miles said it makes all the sense in the world for the Cubs to look into that possibility.

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    DuPage County Board mourns death of J.R. McBride

    J.R. McBride

    Oct 24, 2014 9:21 PM

    The life of the DuPage County Board has passed away. J.R. McBride, who represented county board District 4, died early Friday morning at his Glen Ellyn home after a long battle with cancer. He was 47. On Friday, friends used words like “funny,” “smart,” and “gregarious” to describe McBride, an insurance broker who had served on the county board since 2006.

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    Suburban Hindus usher in New Year with colorful feast

    Suburban Hindus perform the Aarti, a ritual of workship.

    Oct 24, 2014 6:26 PM

    Suburban Hindus marked Diwali, the New Year, in grand fashion Friday. Dressed in their finest, thousands of worshippers toured a public exhibit at the Bartlett temple. "It’s an excellent way not only to romanticize our past but also to come back to the present and see how colorful our culture is,” said Harish Patel, who lives in Bartlett. “There’s all this pomp and gaiety going around with it.”

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