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    Could online voter registration affect election results?

    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, left, is running for re-election against Republican Bruce Rauner.

    Aug 21, 2014 6:58 PM

    Illinoisans could start registering to vote online for the first time in June, and the daily tally of applications has started to grow.

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    Celebrities team up for anti-bullying campaign

    Former Bears lineman James “Big Cat” Williams, left, and Sen. Mark Kirk compare hand sizes Thursday in Libertyville during the recording of a public service announcement about cyberbullying.

    Aug 21, 2014 6:19 PM

    Former Chicago Bears lineman James "Big Cat" Williams joined U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Thursday in Libertyville to film a public service announcement for an anti-bullying campaign. The 6-foot, 8-inch Williams said he, too, was bullied as a youth. "I wasn't always this size," he said.

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    SUV hits storefront in Arlington Heights

    A sport utility vehicle struck two storefronts in the Evergreen Plaza shopping center in downtown Arlington Heights about noon Thursday.

    Aug 21, 2014 2:27 PM

    A sport utility vehicle drove into the front of two stores in Evergreen Plaza in downtown Arlington Heights about noon Thursday. A.J. Rivera, general manager of Rush Performance personal training studio, 10 S. Evergreen Ave., said he arrived shortly after the accident happened to find the window broken out and equipment damaged, but no one was hit. “Thank God, they’re OK,” he said of people who were in the area at the time.

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    Fundraiser Saturday for girl, 7, suffering from arthritis

    Maria Serban, 7, of South Elgin, has juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Earlier this year Maria was hospitalized but returned to school in April. A fundraiser to help her family with medical expenses is Saturday in Elgin.

    Aug 21, 2014 2:33 PM

    It started as a sore throat and mild fever on a Friday last December. By Sunday morning, now 7-year-old Maria Serban couldn’t get up from bed, her mother Elena Serban said. “She started to scream, 'Mommy, it hurts, it hurts,' ” said her mother, Elena Serban, of South Elgin. Maria, a second-grader at Willard Elementary School in South Elgin, was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. A fundraiser to help her family with medical bills is Saturday.

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    Drury Lane leads suburban theaters in Jeff nominations

    Quentin Earl Darrington received a Joseph Jefferson Award nomination Thursday for his performance as Inspector Javert in Drury Lane Theatre’s “Les Miserables.”

    Aug 21, 2014 4:34 PM

    Drury Lane Theate in Oak Brook, received 21 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations Thursday, second only to Goodman Theatre which had 23. Most of Drury Lane's nominations came for its acclaimed revival of "Les Miserables."

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