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    Former Kane County Sheriff George Kramer dies at 81

    Former Kane County Sheriff George Kramer, left, died Saturday. His son, Donald, right, is the current sheriff.

    Jan 25, 2015 9:32 PM

    Former Kane County Sheriff George Kramer died Saturday at the age of 81. Just two months before passing, George Kramer got to see his son, Donald Kramer, be sworn in as Kane County Sheriff.

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    Counselors: Heroin treatment requires work, support

    Jim Scarpace, executive director of Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment in Aurora, leads a staff meeting to discuss patient treatment plans and the use of medications.

    Jan 25, 2015 4:34 PM

    When it comes to heroin addiction treatment, there's no magic formula. But Jim Scarpace, executive director of Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment in Aurora, says it can work -- with a lot of hard work and support. “There is nothing magical we’re going to do to you," Scarpace said. "This is a partnership, a collaboration.”

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    Asteroid is coming — and you can see it

    The contrail of the Chelyabinsk meteorite over Russia in 2013 — which was a lot smaller than BL86.

    Jan 25, 2015 4:14 PM

    Measuring about a third of a mile across, Asteroid 2004 BL86 will swing within 745,000 miles of Earth on Monday — the last big asteroid flyby until 2027. Getting a clear look won't be easy, but it's possible in the right setting.

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    Huskies pull in large crowd at Morton Arboretum

    Carey Green runs his sled team Sunday during the Morton Arboretum’s Husky Heroes event where visitors were able to visit with the dogs and sled teams and see them in action.

    Jan 25, 2015 5:54 PM

    It was great weather for the Siberian Huskies who enthusiastically dragged their mushers around in circles during Sunday’s Husky Heroes event at the Morton Arboretum. For the humans in attendance, though, it was somewhat tough sledding.

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    No snowshoes, no problem for Barrington runners

    Barrington resident Criss Chang shakes hands with the Frozen Zucchini (Erin Mitchell) after finishing a Smart Farm’s Frozen Zucchini 5K in Barrington. Although there wasn’t enough snow on the ground to allow for participants to snowshoe the course, 164 runners turned out for the event.

    Jan 25, 2015 4:16 PM

    Runners braved a cold wind and lightly falling snow to take part Sunday in the 5th annual Smart Farm Frozen Zucchini 5K, which raises money to support area food pantries. While many of the participants were hoping for more snow on the ground so that they could race in snowshoes, as has become tradition at the annual event, organizers said Sunday morning’s dusting wasn’t enough to allow it.

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    Rozner: Sox not scared of expectations

    With an improved bullpen in 2015, life figures to be much easier for White Sox manager Robin Ventura, here greeting fans during last weekend’s SoxFest.

    Jan 25, 2015 7:58 PM

    An improved bullpen ought to make life easier for White Sox manager Robin Ventura, who looked at times last year as though he didn’t have a handle on the relief corps.

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