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    Second-half comeback rescues Bears, 21-13

    After jumping out to a 10-0 lead, Lovie Smith’s Tampa Bay team faltered in the second half and the Bears rallied for a 21-13 victory Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago.

    Nov 23, 2014 3:19 PM

    It took less than one quarter for the Bears to turn a horrendous performance into a second straight victory. After a thoroughly putrid first half of football, the Bears came out after the break looking like a different team, and took advantage of turnovers to defeat Tampa Bay 21-13 Sunday at Soldier Field.

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    More than 30 horses killed in barn fire

    Amber Bauman, owner of Valley View Acres, hugs a friend Sunday morning after a barn fire on the farm near Crystal Lake killed 32 horses Saturday night. Investigators were on the scene Sunday trying to determine what sparked the massive blaze,

    Nov 23, 2014 4:20 PM

    State, county and local investigators sifted through the smoldering remains of a McHenry County barn Sunday where 32 horses died in a massive fire. “I’m devastated,” farm owner Amber Bauman said Sunday. “This is every barn owner’s worst nightmare.”

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    Des Plaines police dog helps recover drug money

    Des Plaines Police Officer Steven Dickson recently hit the streets with his new K9 partner, Bane, an 18-month old Austrian Shepherd.

    Nov 23, 2014 4:05 PM

    Des Plaines’ new police dog helped recover $30,000 in drug seizure funds just days after hitting the streets for the first time. But it’s the simple things that bring this dog happiness. “When he does something good, he gets his toy,” said Officer Steven Dickson. “His toy means the world to him.”

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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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    Free 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 2:59 PM

    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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    Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

    Former Mayor and current D.C. City Council member Marion Barry arrives at a media event to endorse Mayor Vincent Gray’s bid for re-election on March 19, 2014. Barry, who staged a comeback after a 1990 crack cocaine arrest, died early Sunday morning. He was 78.

    Nov 23, 2014 4:14 PM

    Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. Barry died Sunday at 78. His family said in statement that Barry died shortly after midnight at the United Medical Center, after having been released from Howard University Hospital on Saturday. Speaking at a 4 a.m. press conference at United Medical Center, the city’s mayor-elect Muriel Bowser called Barry an “inspiration to so many...

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