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    DuPage drug cops 'making a difference' in heroin fight

    DUMEG undercover agent Denny King drives through Chicago's West Side, looking for heroin dealers selling to young suburbanites. Agents say they try to lure the dealers to DuPage County and its tough-on-crime judges.

    Oct 30, 2014 5:05 AM

    In the fight against heroin in the suburbs, the agents of the DuPage Metropolitan Enforcement Group work in the middle of the supply chain to take down dealers who bring the drug to users in the county. “We are the middle guys,” DUMEG Director Mark Piccoli said. “We investigate drug cases from the supply angle.”

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    Waukegan school district, teachers reach tentative deal

    Teachers gather at Waukegan High School's Washington campus during the first day of the Waukegan School District 60 strike.

    Oct 30, 2014 8:13 AM

    Waukegan School District 60 and teachers union representatives reached a tentative agreement early Thursday morning, ending a teachers strike that was entering its fourth week.

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    ‘Gentle giant’ retiring from Harper firefighting program

    Richard Keyworth, with a picture of himself, is retiring after 42 years teaching in Harper College’s fire science program. Keyworth also served as a firefighter in his hometown of Elk Grove Village.

    Oct 30, 2014 6:51 AM

    Richard Keyworth, who has taught hundreds of aspiring firefighters over four decades at Harper College, is retiring. Former students and colleagues called him a "gentle giant" who kept up with a demanding learning curve. “There are some people that just go through the motions, but Dick is very passionate,” Wheeling Fire Chief Keith MacIsaac said.

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    Residents: Dangerous Route 58 intersection needs light

    People who live and work near Shady Oaks Drive and Route 58 in Elgin say it's a dangerous intersection with only a stop sign at Shady Oaks.

    Oct 30, 2014 8:19 AM

    Those who live and work near Shady Oaks Drive and Route 58 in Elgin say it's a dangerous intersection that likely needs a traffic light, and data shows accidents there have increased steadily since 2012. Victor Pierce, president of the Lofts homeowners' association north of Route 58 and east of Shady Oaks, said in the seven years he's lived there he's gone outside to help accident victims several times.

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    Imrem: Rose, Bulls pass all tests in opener

    Opening night proved to be a big success for Derrick Rose and the Bulls. Rose finished with 13 points and 5 assists in just better than 21 minutes on the floor.

    Oct 30, 2014 5:37 AM

    The focus was on Derrick Rose but there was so much more to the Bulls in their season opener against the Knicks in Madison Square Garden. Aaron Brooks backed up Rose at point guard, rookies Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic held their own, and most of all Taj Gibson looked like the best sixth man in the league.

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    No Indian mound at potential Schaumburg apartment site

    Schaumburg zoning board members on Wednesday recommended approval for a new residential development along Algonquin Road containing six apartment buildings with a total of 192 units.

    Oct 30, 2014 8:32 AM

    Vacant land along Algonquin Road in Schaumburg — suspected three years ago of being the site of an American Indian mound — might soon become a rare, post-recession residential development containing 192 apartment units.

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    Our Lady of Destiny School in Des Plaines closing

    Our Lady of Destiny School in Des Plaines will close at the end of the school year as part of a consolidation plan announced Wednesday by the Archdiocese of Chicago.

    Oct 29, 2014 11:46 PM

    Our Lady of Destiny Catholic School in Des Plaines is one of nine Catholic elementary schools in Cook and Lake counties that will close its doors at the end of the school year as part of a restructuring plan announced Wednesday. The Des Plaines school is one of a handful of schools targeted for closure that will “merge students and traditions” to a nearby school — in this case, St. Zachary School, also in Des Plaines.

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