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    In the age of Ebola, what will happen if you fly while sick?

    In this photo supplied by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Coast Guard Health Technician Nathan Wallenmeyer, left, and CBP supervisor Sam Ko screen a passenger, right, who arrived from Sierra Leone at O’Hare International Airport’s Terminal 5 in Chicago.

    Oct 24, 2014 5:05 PM

    Most airline passengers have seen it happen, and some might have done it themselves — flying on an airplane while sick. Most sick people on airplanes don't have Ebola, just common viruses and infections. But in these days of heightened concern, how will the airlines and airport personnel react if you're sick?

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    Cubs a perfect fit for Maddon

    Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out in his contract, which was due to expire after next season.

    Oct 24, 2014 3:15 PM

    With Joe Maddon having opted out of his final year as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays, speculation heated up immediately that Maddon could be headed to the Cubs. Daily Herald Cubs writer Bruce Miles said it makes all the sense in the world for the Cubs to look into that possibility.

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    Westmont man held on $5 million bail in synagogue vandalism

    John White

    Oct 24, 2014 5:55 PM

    A 40-year-old Westmont man is being held on $5 million bail and is charged with hate crimes related to vandalism at a Lombard synagogue.John White, of 13 Tartan Lakes Dr. is accused of smashing windows Tuesday and vandalizing the Etz Chaim Synagogue located at 1710 South Highland Ave. in Lombard.White is charged with a hate crime, criminal damage to property, possession of a firearm without a FOID card and institutional vandalism of a place of worship.

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    DuPage County Board mourns death of J.R. McBride

    J.R. McBride

    Oct 24, 2014 4:05 PM

    The life of the DuPage County Board has passed away. J.R. McBride, who represented county board District 4, died early Friday morning at his Glen Ellyn home after a long battle with cancer. He was 47. On Friday, friends used words like “funny,” “smart,” and “gregarious” to describe McBride, an insurance broker who had served on the county board since 2006.

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    Naperville hosts railroad emergency response training

    Naperville firefighter Jake DeMay puts on a hazmat suit Friday with the help of firefighter Mike Walsh before climbing on top of a tank car to stop a simulated chlorine leak. The Naperville Fire Department hosted a training for nearby departments in cooperation with Canadian National and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroads focused on preparing firefighters for a possible hazardous materials emergency on freight cars.

    Oct 24, 2014 6:03 PM

    Railroad cars carrying hazardous materials travel through the Western suburbs on a regular basis, and on Friday, at least 50 fire and police personnel gathered in Naperville to practice rescuing victims, mitigating a chlorine vapor cloud and conducting evacuations. “The railroads are pushing for the training, fire departments are looking for more training because it’s not like we have access to trains on a regular basis,” Naperville Fire Department Division Chief Kevin Lyne...

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    5 things to do in the suburbs this weekend

    Jerry Lewis performs at Aurora's Paramount Theatre for a single show Sunday, Oct. 26.

    Oct 24, 2014 1:40 PM

    With beautiful weather predicted for the weekend, you might want spend a few hours outdoors. But there are a number of enticing entertainment options indoors — including the chance to see Olympic skaters in Hoffman Estates or catch a show by comedy legend Jerry Lewis in Aurora.

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    Coming Sunday: Special report on Route 53

    Looking East down Rt 120 by Almond Marsh.

    Oct 24, 2014 10:01 AM

    The newest incarnation in the 50-year struggle to extend Route 53 north into central Lake County is heading to a make-or-break decision about its future. Starting Sunday, read Mick Zawislak’s two-part report, which includes videos, photos, detailed map/graphics and an interactive Web map/graphic.

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