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    Chico praised for role in Waukegan teachers deal

    Teachers gather at Waukegan High School’s Washington campus during the first day of the Waukegan School District 60 strike.

    Oct 30, 2014 5:46 PM

    Representatives for the striking teachers in Waukegan Unit District 60 praised Illinois State Board of Education Chairman Gery Chico for intervening and brokering a deal that ended a nearly monthlong walkout.

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    Deer culling might expand in Kane County

    State officials will shoot up to 130 deer in north central Kane County forest preserves next year. Sharpshooters would enter Bowes Creek Woods and the Meissner-Corron forest preserves for the first time in this new round of culling.

    Oct 30, 2014 6:23 PM

    State officials will shoot up to 130 deer in Kane County's forest preserves in 2015, according to a plan that received preliminary approval by forest preserve district commissioners Thursday. That number is an increase from what commissioners approved last year. Sharpshooters would enter Bowes Creek Woods and the Meissner-Corron forest preserves for the first time in this new round of culling. The state plan is designed to ward off the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in the deer population.

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    Batavia football coach criticized over referendum email

    A resident of Batavia Avenue shows their opposition to the idea of the Batavia school district borrowing $15 million for buildings and grounds projects that include installing artificial turf fields at Batavia High School.

    Oct 30, 2014 7:42 PM

    A Batavia resident has complained to the Kane County clerk about Batavia school district employees, including the varsity football coach, campaigning to get voters to say "yes" to borrowing money to improve sports fields.

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    Wauconda library awaits $2 million interior renovation

    Wauconda resident Pat Hattula looks through books set on tables after they were rearranged to make room for a major renovation at the Wauconda Area Library. The project is going to cost about $2 million.

    Oct 30, 2014 4:25 PM

    Although the heavy work won’t begin until mid-November, preparation for a $2 million renovation of the Wauconda Area Library is underway. The children’s department on the lower level of the library, 801 N. Main St., will be closed starting Monday.

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    DuPage drug cops 'making a difference' in heroin fight

    DUMEG undercover agent Denny King drives through Chicago's West Side, looking for heroin dealers selling to young suburbanites. Agents say they try to lure the dealers to DuPage County and its tough-on-crime judges.

    Oct 30, 2014 5:05 AM

    In the fight against heroin in the suburbs, the agents of the DuPage Metropolitan Enforcement Group work in the middle of the supply chain to take down dealers who bring the drug to users in the county. “We are the middle guys,” DUMEG Director Mark Piccoli said. “We investigate drug cases from the supply angle.”

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    Hossa hits milestone where it all began

    Blackhawks’ Marian Hossa, right, gets a fist-bump from teammate Kris Versteeg as he celebrates his goal while taking on the Ottawa Senators during NHL hockey game action in Ottawa, Ontario, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.

    Oct 30, 2014 11:06 PM

    Jonathan Toews scored a pair of goals and Patrick Sharp clinched it in the shootout, but Thursday night in Ottawa belonged to one man and one man only: Marian Hossa.

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