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    Mayor: Man barricaded in building is a security guard

    Police are on the scene of a reported bomb threat this morning at the Brewster Creek Industrial Park in Bartlett. Authorities said a person barricaded inside Rana Meal Solutions is claiming to be armed with a bomb.

    Oct 2, 2014 11:05 AM

    Police are still trying to contact a man who barricaded himself inside a Bartlett pasta manufacturing plant this morning while claiming to have a bomb, authorities said. Bartlett's mayor said the man worked as a security guard at the factory.

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    Airports like O'Hare a focus point in Ebola battle

    A CDC worker responds to a report of a sick passenger on an airplane during a safety exercise. The CDC operates a quarantine station at O'Hare International Airport to assess possible infectious-disease cases like Ebola.

    Oct 2, 2014 10:50 AM

    In the wake of news that a man infected with the Ebola virus traveled from West Africa to Dallas late last month, it's hard not to consider the possibility that something similar could happen here. National health officials acknowledge the danger, but they say that travel hubs like O'Hare International Airport are closely monitored.

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    Can Metropolis survive? How other area theaters do it

    Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake.

    Oct 2, 2014 11:02 AM

    Arlington Heights officials will discuss the future of the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre tonight and whether to give the theater $450,000 more in village funding, or to let the struggling theater close. The experiences of other theaters around the suburbs shows that with varying levels of support from their municipalities, they can help a local arts community to flourish.

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    Earmarks could return to pay for transit, Durbin says

    Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, left, and Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis are candidates for U.S. Senate.

    Oct 2, 2014 8:41 AM

    Earmarks? Why not, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said during an editorial board meeting with the Daily Herald, pointing out he snagged a lot of cash for Illinois when the program still existed. The downstate Democrat is in a testy race with Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis.

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    75 horses in need of new homes

    Seventy-five American Quarter Horses formerly of Harvard need a good home after their owner fell on hard financial times.

    Oct 1, 2014 10:30 PM

    Seventy-five quarter horses formerly owned by a leading breeder need a good home before winter, say volunteers who have been taking care of them. "We are pleading with the horse community to come and adopt these animals and give them a new beginning in life,” said Donna Ewing, president of the Barrington-based Hooved Animal Rescue and Protection Society.

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    Slusher: How to use our endorsements

    Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

    Oct 2, 2014 10:45 AM

    Columnist Jim Slusher: On Sunday, the Daily Herald's Opinion page will begin conducting one of the newspaper's most important functions — participating in the democracy. We want you to join us. I'm not talking here about simply our role of promoting democracy or even facilitating it, though both are intrinsic objectives we have as a community resource. I'm talking about participating.

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