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    COD candidates don't want a Breuder building

    Most candidates in the race for College of DuPage trustee say they don't want the school's Homeland Security Education Center to be renamed in honor of school President Robert Breuder. The COD board voted in 2013 to name the building in Breuder's honor, and his recent retirement buyout package also makes reference to the naming promise.

    Mar 3, 2015 5:52 AM

    As the outgoing chairman of the College of DuPage board in May 2013, David Carlin proposed naming the Glen Ellyn school's Homeland Security Education Center after college President Robert Breuder. Now as a COD trustee hopeful, Carlin is the only candidate in the crowded race who is defending the decision to put Breuder's name on the building when he retires.

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    St. Charles OKs big piece of First Street plan

    New storefronts and developments along First Street in St. Charles, here in 2008, will now be joined by new work to complete the third phase of First Street redevelopment.

    Mar 3, 2015 5:30 AM

    St. Charles city council signed off on a final agreement to restart most important piece of First Street development. The new buildings and parking garage are set for an ambitious two-year completion. “We’ve come a long way, baby,” St. Charles Mayor Ray Rogina said. “We’re not done yet. But I just want to say that I’m happy that we passed this."

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    Wheeling expands alcohol sales to Heritage Park pavilion

    Wheeling trustees extended the hours of beer sales at the concession park in Heritage Park’s sports complex.

    Mar 3, 2015 5:30 AM

    Taking a page from Ravinia, Heritage Park in Wheeling will sell beer and wine at the new performance pavilion, where visitors will bring picnics to concerts and theater productions. Heritage Park is expected to fully open later this month after a $38 million renovation.

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    Vernon Hills to weigh safe meeting place for online sales

    Vernon Hills police may provide a safe zone for online transactions.

    Mar 3, 2015 5:30 AM

    Vernon Hills officials are considering making the police station a safe zone for online transactions. The idea came after the story of an elderly couple from a Georgia community were murdered after responding to what turned out to be a false ad for a vintage car. "It's just another service to offer to the community," Chief Mark Fleischhauer said.

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    Cubs: Some Wrigley bleachers may wait until June

    Left-field bleachers construction continues at Wrigley Field.

    Mar 3, 2015 5:38 AM

    An extremely cold February has the Cubs scrambling in the first phase of their Wrigley Field renovation project. The team Monday said that the left-field and center-field bleachers will be ready May 11, but that right field May not open until early June.

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    Constable: 3 years in Schaumburg hotel, book emerges

    Growing up in a mining town in the Amazon jungle, Conrad Taylor became the first Guyana native to graduate from West Point. The country he left for college in 1969 had a political conversion and lots of anti-American sentiment when he returned in 1973.

    Mar 3, 2015 6:15 AM

    Growing up in a mining town in the jungles of Guyana, Conrad Taylor became that South American nation's first graduate from the West Point Academy. Perhaps even more impressive is that he wrote his award-winning biography while living in a Schaumburg hotel for three years.

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