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    Elgin mayor, council push for Pedote’s resignation

    DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2009 Anthony Pedote carries a rain barrel during a 2009 Elgin event. The Planning and Zoning commissioner has been asked to resign by the Elgin City Council because of Facebook posts he made last month.

    Nov 22, 2014 7:07 PM

    The Elgin city council and mayor are awaiting a response to their call for the resignation of Planning and Zoning Commissioner Anthony Pedote, who got into hot water last month over Facebook posts. While Pedote did not provide further comment, Mayor David Kaptain said Saturday they'll take further action if they receive no response from Pedote.

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    Algonquin police chief up for U.S. marshal post

    Algonquin Police Chief Russell Laine is one of three people U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk have recommended to President Barack Obama to become the next United States Marshal for the Northern District of Illinois.

    Nov 22, 2014 7:43 PM

    Algonquin Police Chief Russell Laine is one of three people U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk have recommended to President Barack Obama to become the next United States marshal for its high-profile northern Illinois district. The previous head was abruptly demoted in September. “It’s a terrific opportunity, and I believe I can do some good things,” said Laine, who has been chief since 1985 and announced plans to retire in December from the Algonquin position.

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    Rauner tackles full transition agenda

    Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner walks through the Illinois State Capitol before speaking with reporters Thursday in Springfield.

    Nov 22, 2014 12:00 PM

    From dealing with a rush of jobseekers to a leaky roof and hard feelings among opponents he now needs, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner has been busily preparing to take over Illinois. His plans include staging a “big party” to celebrate “our great state” at his inauguration, even as he struggles to get a handle on the state’s “horrible” budget situation.

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    South Elgin animal shelter unveils renovations

    Gilbert, a bloodhound mix, looks out from his kennel during the Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin grand reopening Saturday.

    Nov 22, 2014 5:50 PM

    Anderson Animal Shelter reopened Saturday following a comprehensive remodeling that began about three months ago. Changes include new caging for dogs and cats, new flooring throughout the shelter, new plumbing and a new logo and website.

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    Families get coats, food from Lake Zurich church

    Volunteer Cara Liberacki, left, helps Mayra Munoz, of Palatine, get coats for her two children, including 2-year-old Dante Ortiz, Saturday at The Chapel in Lake Zurich during the church’s annual mobile food pantry event.

    Nov 23, 2014 12:04 AM

    More than 300 families received new winter coats for children, food supplies and health checkups Saturday at The Chapel in Lake Zurich during the church’s annual mobile food pantry event. The main attraction is the mobile food pantry, which this year provided 10 days worth of groceries for more than 300 families. “We do that every other month. This is our biggest,” said Ken Rasbid, church volunteer and event organizer. “We will probably have over 1,500 people come...

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    Illinois prepares for Obama’s immigration action

    President Barack Obama delivers remarks on regarding his executive action on immigration at Del Sol High School Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Las Vegas.

    Nov 22, 2014 9:27 AM

    Illinois has one of the nation’s largest immigrant populations and some of the most immigrant-friendly policies. But the state’s influential activists say President Barack Obama’s sweeping immigrations changes were “bittersweet.” Here’s a look at where things stand in Illinois.

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