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    Teen sent to juvenile prison for killing half-sister

    Dora Betancourt

    Mar 3, 2015 5:07 PM

    A 15-year-old Mundelein girl expressed gratitude for being sentenced to juvenile prison in the stabbing death of her younger half-sister in a bedroom of their home last year. Lake County Circuit Judge Valerie Ceckowski said during a formal sentencing hearing Tuesday the teen will receive counseling and other help while she is committed to a juvenile prison until her 21st birthday.

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    W. Chicago man gets 17 years for role in stabbing

    Anthony Rios

    Mar 3, 2015 5:55 PM

    A 19-year-old West Chicago man was sentenced Tuesday to 17 years in prison in connection with the November 2013 stabbing death of Thomas Tecuatl during an altercation in West Chicago. Anthony Rios — one of three men charged in connection with the slaying — pleaded guilty to one count of armed violence, a Class X felony, during an appearance Tuesday before Judge Daniel Guerin, who then handed down the sentence.

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    New critical-thinking state tests cause angst

    Students at Marlowe Middle School take the state's new standardized test, PARCC, on Tuesday in Lake in the Hills. Huntley Elementary District 158 was among districts that began testing this week. Nearly 1 million students statewide are expected to take the test this spring.

    Mar 3, 2015 4:51 PM

    Nearly 1 million students in Illinois are taking a new standardized test starting this week. Some suburban educators fear the new test is too difficult, too subjective, takes too long and moves students away from real learning. They also say the state adopted the test without allowing enough prep time.

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    Prosecutors: 'Rejection' angered Naperville man

    Daniel J. Olaska

    Mar 3, 2015 2:31 PM

    Prosecutors say a night of “rejection” and “humiliation” from a young woman at a Naperville bar pushed an already angry Daniel Olaska past his boiling point in the early morning hours of Feb. 4, 2013. Olaska, 30, of the 1500 block of Foxhill Road, is accused of stabbing 24-year-old Spring Brook Elementary School teacher Shaun Wild in the heart with a pocket knife after stabbing Wild's friend, Willie Hayes, during a brief confrontation.

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    DuPage County Fair may open without grandstand

    The DuPage County Fair is expected to open as planned this July, but organizers say they might not use the grandstand building, which is among of list of structures at the fairgrounds with code violations.

    Mar 3, 2015 3:52 PM

    The grandstand at the DuPage County fairgrounds may need to be shuttered as part of a plan to resolve hundreds of building code violations so the annual county fair can proceed as planned this July at the site in Wheaton.

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    You could win a 'Back to the Future' DeLorean

    This Volo Auto Museum fan favorite, an exhibition model of the “Back to the Future” DeLorean, will be awarded to a contest winner in a drawing this fall if the Chicago Cubs make good on a 2015 World Series win, as predicted in the movie, “Back to the Future Part II.”

    Mar 3, 2015 2:33 PM

    The 1989 film “Back to the Future Part II” predicted it, its star character Marty McFly planned to bet on it, and now Volo Auto Museum is making it the centerpiece of a contest. The museum will give away an exhibition model DeLorean made famous in the “Back to the Future” series if the Chicago Cubs win the World Series in 2015, the museum announced Monday.

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