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    30 years for killing baby, placing body in trash container

    Demetries Thorpe, 27, at his sentencing hearing at the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan on Tuesday. Thorpe, who admitted to killing 5-month-old Joshua Summeries, then dumping his body into a garbage can, was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

    Sep 2, 2014 6:01 PM

    A Zion man who pleaded guilty to murdering a 5-month-old boy and placing the body in a refuse container in 2013 was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday. The baby's body was never found. Demetries Thorpe, 27, apologized during the hearing. “I am truly remorseful that this happened,” he said.

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    Pregnancy rare for member of Congress

    U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, a Hoffman Estates Democrat, announced she is expecting a daughter.

    Sep 2, 2014 4:27 PM

    U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s pregnancy is rare for a member of Congress as the Hoffman Estates Democrat is set to be the 10th sitting federal lawmaker in history to give birth.

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    Kane County Cougars announce big projects for 2015

    Kane County Cougars’ Kyle Schwarber signs baseballs for fans before the start of the game this summer at Fifth Third Ballpark in Geneva.

    Sep 2, 2014 6:16 PM

    The Kane County Cougars Tuesday announced a major capital improvement project that will include a new high-definition video board, special seating and a music pavilion in time for next season at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva. Next year will mark the 25th anniversary of the franchise, the Cubs’ Class A affiliate.

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    Family frustrated by trial delays in man’s death

    Shaun Wild’s parents, Jami, being hugged at left, and Bruce Wild, center, attended a community gathering at Naperville’s North Central College the night after Shaun’s death.

    Sep 2, 2014 6:27 PM

    The parents of a Naperville teacher stabbed to death in February 2012 say they are growing more frustrated with each passing day their son’s accused killer is not brought to justice. Shaun Wild was a 24-year-old North Central College graduate and Spring Brook Elementary School teacher when he was killed in the early morning hours of Feb. 4, 2012, in a downtown Naperville bar.

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    Tollway offers I-PASS incentives, discounts

    Courtesy of Illinois tollway Ramps connecting I-57 and the Tri-State Tollway will open in October.

    Sep 2, 2014 5:20 PM

    It's an I-PASS sale bonanza. The Illinois tollway is temporarily lowering the cost to start an I-PASS account in order to attract more customers for the new Tri-State/I-57 interchange. Unfortunately, toll rates stay the same.

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    DuPage forest preserve picks interim directors

    Michael Palazzetti

    Sep 2, 2014 4:23 PM

    Two longtime employees with the DuPage County Forest Preserve will share the district’s top administrative post for less than a month until their new boss starts work. District commissioners on Tuesday appointed Micheal Palazzetti and Robert Vick as interim executive directors until John Lapinski assumes his responsibilities as executive director on Oct. 1.

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