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    How Island Lake cops’ heroic actions saved lives

    Island Lake police officers Gilbert Hueramo and Victoria Gwizdak saved the lives of two wounded McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies last week in Holiday Hills.

    Oct 23, 2014 5:58 PM

    Island Lake Police Officer Gilbert Hueramo is a walking medicine chest. On Oct 16, he got a chance to put the equipment and his training to use as he and fellow Officer Victoria Gwizdak helped save the lives of two wounded deputies in Holiday Hills. “The most important thing is, whether it’s a police officer or a civilian who is wounded, you’ve gotta stop the bleeding and get them out to a trauma center,” Hueramo said.


    Hoffman Estates High School lockdown over

    A soft lockdown of Hoffman Estates High School that began after a suspicious package was found on campus has now ended, police say.

    Oct 23, 2014 1:21 PM

    A soft lockdown of Hoffman Estates High School that began when an unattended package was found at about 10:30 a.m. in the school's stadium has ended. Hoffman Estates police Sgt. Kasia Cawley said the bomb squad cleared the area of any possibility of danger by 12:20 p.m., but the investigation of the package is continuing.


    Sears remains on target for original 130 store closures

    Sears said Thursday it is on target to close 130 stores, which were originally announced in August.

    Oct 23, 2014 12:58 PM

    Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp., parent of Sears and Kmart stores, said Thursday that it is on target for closing 130 stores that it announced last August.


    Hawks can’t climb out of 2-goal hole

    The puck gets past Blackhawks goalie Antti Raanta (31), of Finland, for a goal by Nashville Predators’ James Neal in the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Oct 23, 2014 11:19 PM

    Even though the season is younger than young, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville knew Thursday night’s game in Nashville, featuring the last two teams in the league without a loss in regulation, could mean quite a bit.“It’s a big game for us,” Quenneville said following morning skate. “It’s a chance to get into first place."


    NY doctor back from Guinea has Ebola

    Bellevue Hospital personnel in protective suits pose in an isolation room in the hospital’s ER during a demonstration Oct. 8. A doctor who recently returned to New York City from West Africa tested positive for Ebola at the hospital Thursday.

    Oct 23, 2014 9:59 PM

    A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, according to preliminary test results, city officials said Thursday. He’s the fourth confirmed case in the U.S. and the first in the nation’s biggest city.


    Images: Partial Solar Eclipse

    Fishermen try their luck from the M.B. Miller County Pier during a partial solar eclipse in Panama City Beach, Fla., on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.

    Oct 23, 2014 8:56 PM

    Images of a partial solar eclipse as seen in various locales of the United States on Thursday.

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