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    Wheaton doctors spread positive message about house calls

    Dr. Paul Chiang listens to Margaret Sloan’s heart during one of the doctor’s regular house calls to her Wheaton home.

    Nov 23, 2014 7:33 AM

    Bernard and Margaret Sloan don't schedule their doctor's appointments at a clinic anymore. Instead, the couple -- married 67 years -- has check-ups and procedures done in the comfort of their Wheaton home by a physician who does house calls for a living. Some say “a perfect storm” is occurring that will push more people back into the direction of home health care in the near future. That includes a mix of health care changes due to the Affordable Care Act, the Medicare and Medicaid...

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    Constable: Bears make teen’s wish come true

    A huge fan of the Bears and every other Chicago team (except the Cubs), Daniel Isufi of Arlington Heights shows off some of his sports memorabilia. The Bears and Make-A-Wish are treating the 14-year-old to today’s Bears game at Soldier Field.

    Nov 23, 2014 7:30 AM

    Bears fans might moan that today's showdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is a meaningless matchup of disappointing teams. But for Daniel Isufi, 14, of Arlington Heights, the game is his Make-A-Wish dream come true.

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    Free Thanksgiving meals offered on Thanksgiving

    Lazarus House, a charitable organization serving the homeless and those at-risk of becoming homeless, hosts a free community Thanksgiving feast every year at the Salvation Army in St. Charles.

    Nov 23, 2014 7:36 AM

    Churches, restaurants and service organizations in the suburbs give the lonely, the elderly, the poor, the homeless and those in military service camaraderie and a great meal to be thankful for on our uniquely American holiday of Thanksgiving. Read about these giving people and organizations in our community and be thankful for them.

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    South Elgin animal shelter unveils renovations

    Gilbert, a bloodhound mix, looks out from his kennel during the Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin grand reopening Saturday.

    Nov 22, 2014 5:50 PM

    Anderson Animal Shelter reopened Saturday following a comprehensive remodeling that began about three months ago. Changes include new caging for dogs and cats, new flooring throughout the shelter, new plumbing and a new logo and website.

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    Algonquin police chief up for U.S. marshal post

    Algonquin Police Chief Russell Laine is one of three people U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk have recommended to President Barack Obama to become the next United States Marshal for the Northern District of Illinois.

    Nov 22, 2014 7:43 PM

    Algonquin Police Chief Russell Laine is one of three people U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk have recommended to President Barack Obama to become the next United States marshal for its high-profile northern Illinois district. The previous head was abruptly demoted in September. “It’s a terrific opportunity, and I believe I can do some good things,” said Laine, who has been chief since 1985 and announced plans to retire in December from the Algonquin position.

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    Elgin mayor, council push for Pedote’s resignation

    DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2009 Anthony Pedote carries a rain barrel during a 2009 Elgin event. The Planning and Zoning commissioner has been asked to resign by the Elgin City Council because of Facebook posts he made last month.

    Nov 22, 2014 7:07 PM

    The Elgin city council and mayor are awaiting a response to their call for the resignation of Planning and Zoning Commissioner Anthony Pedote, who got into hot water last month over Facebook posts. While Pedote did not provide further comment, Mayor David Kaptain said Saturday they'll take further action if they receive no response from Pedote.

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