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    Hundreds fill Vernon Hills gym for Biden

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke to a crowd of more than 750 in Vernon Hills on Wednesday at a campaign rally for several Illinois Democrats, including U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider and Sen. Dick Durbin.

    Oct 23, 2014 1:16 AM

    An estimated 750 people packed the Sullivan Community Center’s gym Wednesday afternoon for Vice President Joe Biden’s appearance, part of a rally for three Democrats on the Nov. 4 ballot: U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Paul Vallas, who’s running for lieutenant governor as Gov. Pat Quinn’s mate. “It’s not something that happens every day,” a resident said.

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    Oberweis, Durbin go into and leave debate swinging

    Republican state Sen., Jim Oberweis, right, offers to give Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin more paper after Durbin joked about only getting one page of paper for notes before their first of two televised debates.

    Oct 22, 2014 9:29 PM

    Who landed a body blow during a debate Wednesday between Jim Oberweis and Dick Durbin? It was a scrappy exchange between the Senate's No. 2, Durbin, and his Republican challenger Oberweis, a state senator.

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    Dold, Schneider sling mud during last TV debate

    Robert Dold, left, and Brad Schneider are running for the 10th District seat in Congress.

    Oct 22, 2014 9:16 PM

    It didn’t take long for the second and final televised debate between Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider and Republican challenger Robert Dold to turn into a verbal brawl.

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    11th hopefuls discuss foreign policy, environment

    Bill Foster, left, and Darlene Senger, right, are candidates for 11th Congressional District.

    Oct 22, 2014 11:29 PM

    With election season heating up, the two candidates for the U.S. 11th Congressional District seat have grown accustomed to debating popular topics such as immigration, healthcare and changes to the tax code.During a forum at Congregation Beth Shalom in Naperville Wednesday, however, Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster and his challenger, Republican State Rep. Darlene Senger, had a chance to offer their viewpoints on some less discussed items, such as international relations and environmental...

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    Gasoline prices below $3 in Kane, DuPage, Lake counties

    Gas prices have dipped below $3 in the past week at some stations in the suburbs, including the Woodman’s on Randall Road in Carpentersville.

    Oct 22, 2014 6:13 PM

    Gasoline prices at some spots in the Western suburbs are the lowest they have been in several years, dipping below $3 a gallon last week for 87 octane regular unleaded.

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    Adult may be in clear after Chicago Ebola screening

    Associated Press Rush University Medical Center nurses and doctors train in using personal protective equipment Oct. 16.

    Oct 22, 2014 5:53 PM

    An adult patient was moved out of isolation at Rush University Medical after being admitted for Ebola monitoring. Meanwhile, a child who vomited on an airplane is under observation for Ebola symptoms at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Both flew from Liberia separately.

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