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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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    Waukegan, Beach Park men charged after drug bust

    Damon D. Duffie

    Nov 22, 2014 4:39 PM

    Three men face drug and weapons charges after a two-week investigation into a suspected drug house in Beach Park, authorities said. Lake County Sheriff's detectives recovered two handguns, cocaine, heroin and other drugs from the house Thursday, authorities said.

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