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    COD board again approves Breuder deal, despite outcry

    More than 300 people attend the College of DuPage board's special meeting on President Robert Breuder's severance package Wednesday night.

    Jan 29, 2015 5:40 AM

    Amid calls from dozens of residents,students and faculty members to reconsider, College of DuPage trustees have approved a controversial $762,000 buyout package for the school's president. The college's board voted 6-1 on Wednesday night to accept the four-page agreement regarding the early retirement of President Robert Breuder.

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    Can Illinois tollway help save the monarch butterfly?

    A female monarch butterfly is attracted to a milkweed plant.

    Jan 29, 2015 1:35 PM

    Add milkweed to the Illinois tollway's grocery list as the agency aims to help save the threatened monarch butterfly. But is one person's species saver another person's annoying weed? Officials said they'll be sensitive to communities as well as butterflies.

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    Elk Grove group sends pizza to Afghanistan

    DHL Express is donating the resources of its global express shipping network to send enough pizza to feed every U.S. soldier stationed in the country.

    Jan 29, 2015 3:45 PM

    Elk Grove Village-based Pizzas 4 Patriots is shipping 5,000 pizzas to Afghanistan so that soldiers can enjoy a taste of home while watching the NFL championship game. DHL Express is donating the resources of its global express shipping network to send enough pizza to feed every U.S. soldier stationed in the country.

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    Suburban man in Thursday night's 'Biggest Loser' finale

    Bloomingdale resident Toma Dobrosavljevic is a finalist on this season of “The Biggest Loser.”

    Jan 28, 2015 6:24 PM

    A Bloomingdale man could win the title of “The Biggest Loser” tonight on NBC's weight loss competition show, and if he does, he'll become the fourth suburban winner in the show's 16 seasons. Toma Dobrosavljevic, who has shed 137 pounds to make it to the final three, will weigh in during tonight's live finale, which begins at 7 p.m.

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    Lawmakers: COD should be punished for Breuder buyout

    Mark Black/mblack@dailyherald.com College of DuPage President Robert Breuder listens as the COD board prepares to vote on his $762,868 severance package Wednesday.

    Jan 29, 2015 3:21 PM

    State lawmakers of both parties have started to pile on as critics of COD President Robert Breuder's $762,868 severance package. Some want the college audited, and others want state money taken away.

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    Mom says son charged with murder was frustrated with living arrangements

    William Clifford

    Jan 29, 2015 4:14 PM

    William Clifford III accepted financial support from his parents for about eight years, his mother testified Thursday, even though he was sometimes unappreciative and frustrated with living in a Westmont hotel. But Susan Clifford said she never thought those frustrations would lead her son to fatally stab his 64-year-old father, William Clifford Jr., with a heavy-duty steak knife.

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    Suburban dance squads ready for state finals

    A high kick section is one of the highlights of the routine the Lakes Community High School dance team performs to “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.”

    Jan 29, 2015 11:30 AM

    Nearly 40 dance squads will represent suburban high schools at the two-day state finals this weekend in Bloomington. “When we are out on that floor, every single person matters and every single person needs to be pulling their weight, otherwise the routine falls apart,” says Hanna Byington, coach of the St. Charles East High School team.

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