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    Jewel scanning driver’s licenses irks some customers

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    Dec 22, 2014 2:47 PM

    Itasca-based Jewel-Osco started a policy in late October that allows cashiers to scan your driver's license when purchasing liquor or tobacco products. The grocer follows other retailers, including Target, who do similar scans. While consumers may be upset, considering these stores have had previous data breaches, the companies say it's done to verify birthdates and authetic driver's licenses.

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    With Clausen out, Trestman turns to Cutler

    Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was on the sideline to assist Jimmy Clausen in the loss to the Detroit Lions Sunday at Soldier Field. Now Clausen will be on the sidelines due to a concussion and Cutler will take his place in the line on Sunday against the Vikings.

    Dec 22, 2014 3:19 PM

    Quarterback Jimmy Clausen has been ruled out of Sunday’s game due to a concussion, and the Bears are giving the ball back to Jay Cutler for the season finale.

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    Rock singer Joe Cocker dies at 70

    British singer Joe Cocker sings the “Red Cross Gala” in Monaco. Cocker, best known for the songs, “You Are So Beautiful,” and the 1980s duet “Up Where We Belong,” with Jennifer Warnes, died Monday of lung cancer in Colorado. He was 70.

    Dec 22, 2014 2:43 PM

    Joe Cocker, a raspy-voiced British rock singer who belted out a bluesy version of the Beatles’ “With a Little Help From My Friends” at the Woodstock music festival in 1969 and had a hit with “You Are So Beautiful,” has died. He was 70.

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    Naperville resident: South Route 59 turning to trash

    Trash along the road, in retail parking lots and in vacant areas on south Route 59 in Naperville between 95th and 111th streets has caught the attention of one resident who is calling for anti-littering signs to be installed.

    Dec 22, 2014 1:47 PM

    Naperville is “turning into trash,” an angry resident wrote in a recent email to the mayor and city council. South Route 59 is the culprit specifically identified by Saiqa Malik, who said she’s fed up with garbage she sees collecting on vacant lots, near the road and in front of businesses. “Every single day when I drive Route 59, literally there’s trash,” said Malik, who lives near Route 59 and 111th Street. “There’s trash on the green...

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    Rozner: Is this the worst Bears season in memory?

    Bears quarterback Jay Cutler reacts as he listens to a conversation between Jimmy Clausen and coach Marc Trestman late in the first half Sunday at Soldier Field.

    Dec 22, 2014 2:11 PM

    As Bears seasons go, you would be hard pressed to come up with a more miserable one in the last 40 years. When you consider the expectations this season, the build-up for it, and the buy-in locally and nationally, it’s difficult to remember a more disappointing season.

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    Hanover Park wants tax breaks for strip mall

    Hanover Park officials want Cook County to award property tax breaks that could convince a developer to buy the Hanover Square shopping center along Barrington Road.

    Dec 22, 2014 2:16 PM

    Trying to get the village out of the business of running a strip mall, Hanover Park officials are asking Cook County to award property tax breaks that could persuade a developer to buy the 10-acre shopping center along Barrington Road.

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