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    Woman: Des Plaines cops stun-gunned me 12 times

    This McDonald’s drive-through in Des Plaines was the scene of a November 2012 police arrest that is now the subject of a federal lawsuit.

    Nov 26, 2014 6:49 PM

    A Des Plaines woman has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that police used a stun gun on her 12 times and unlawfully arrested her in a McDonald’s drive-through in 2012. She claims three officers tried to drag her out of the car, then began to use the stun gun on her and “taunted her to keep a hold on the steering wheel during the ongoing Tasing,” the suit states.

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    Carpentersville cops not charged in death after arrest

    Joshua Paul refuses a police order to put his hands on the car and attempts to get into his car as he is grabbed by one Carpentersville police officer.

    Nov 26, 2014 5:08 AM

    Kane County State's Attorney Joseph McMahon will not pursue any charges against the Carpentersville officers who arrested Joshua Paul hours before he died of internal bleeding at an Elgin hospital. Carpentersville Director of Public Safety Al Popp said video of the arrest exonerates the two officers, both of whom are 10-year veterans of the department and have been on active duty since Paul's death.

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    Obama plan won’t help all suburban immigrants

    Luis Toledo

    Nov 26, 2014 4:58 PM

    Maria, a 25-year-old single mother and undocumented immigrant from Crystal Lake, says President Barack Obama’s sweeping and controversial changes to immigration policy ease her fears of being separated by deportation from her children, ages 3 and 5 and both American citizens. But others like Jorge, 39, who is undocumented and lives in Elgin, had their hopes dashed by the president’s announcement last week.

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    Obama gets the bill for White House Thanksgiving

    President Barack Obama pays for his coffee and muffins at a cafe in Knoxville, Iowa, in this file phot from August 2012. There’s no free lunch, or breakfast or dinner, for the president on Thanksgiving day. Or any other day for that matter.

    Nov 26, 2014 6:35 PM

    There’s no free lunch — or breakfast or dinner — for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. Or any other day for that matter. It’s a longstanding practice that a president pays for meals for himself, his family and personal guests.

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    Tickets for Bush visit sold out in Naperville

    Former President George W. Bush will be in Naperville Monday to promote his book about his dad, George H.W. Bush.

    Nov 26, 2014 5:27 PM

    Former President George W. Bush apparently knows how to sell books. The announcement Tuesday that the 43rd president will appear Dec. 1 at Anderson’s Bookshop in downtown Naperville sparked a run on his new work, “41: A Portrait of My Father,” Anderson’s spokeswoman Candace Purdom said. All tickets that guarantee a chance to meet the former president were sold out in a single day, she said, and the store remained busy Wednesday selling copies of “41”...

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    Recipe for success: Young D-men must gobble up Lions

    Bears linebacker Christian Jones (59) is one of several young players giving the defense a much-needed lift with good play. Jones recovered a fumble and had 5 tackles in Sunday’s win over Tampa Bay.

    Nov 26, 2014 7:24 PM

    Some of the Bears' youngest and most little-known defensive players have been making big contributions lately, and they'll need to continue that on Thanksgiving Day to pull off an upset of the Lions in Detroit. Bob LeGere has more on the impact and growth of the young Bears.

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