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    Illinois to ask voters about taxing millionaires

    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks at an elementary school in Berwyn, Ill., Tuesday, July 29, 2014, before signing legislation that would add a nonbinding resolution to the November ballot asking voters whether millionaires should pay an additional income tax to help fund schools. (AP Photo/Sun-Times Media, Brian Jackson) MANDATORY CREDIT, MAGS OUT, NO SALES

    Jul 29, 2014 5:32 PM

    Illinois voters will get a chance in November to weigh in on whether millionaires should pay an additional income tax to help fund schools after Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Tuesday adding a nonbinding resolution to the ballot. The resolution asks voters whether incomes over $1 million should be taxed with a 3 percent surcharge. It comes as Quinn is locked in a hotly contested gubernatorial race with multimillionaire businessman Bruce Rauner, a Republican.

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    Arlington Hts. teen ends Jeopardy! run

    Selena Groh of Arlington Heights, an incoming senior at Buffalo Grove High School, ended her run Tuesday on the Jeopardy! Teen Tournament. Selena, here with Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, walks away with $10,000 she plans to use to pay for college, and maybe a road trip after she graduates next year.

    Jul 29, 2014 4:31 PM

    Selena Groh’s run on the Jeopardy! Teen Tournament came to an end Tuesday after she bet it all on the final answer and came up with the wrong question. But the Arlington Heights resident isn’t letting defeat get her down. "I’m just really happy about the whole experience,” the 17-year-old Buffalo Grove High School student said.

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    Police ID Hoffman Estates man killed in fatal crash

    Rescue personnel work at the scene of an fatal accident Monday involving a motorcycle and a vehicle at Roselle Road and Hartford Drive in Schaumburg.

    Jul 29, 2014 7:52 AM

    A motorcyclist killed in a crash with another vehicle in Schaumburg Monday afternoon has been identified by Schaumburg police. Wayne Grothe, 23, of Hoffman Estates was riding a motorcycle when it collided with a four-door Taurus driven by a 77-year-old Schaumburg woman just before 1 p.m. near the intersection of Roselle Road and Hartford Drive, police said in a release.

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    Palatine man arrested on new murder charge

    Michael G. Platt

    Jul 29, 2014 3:08 PM

    A Palatine man accused of throwing a punch that fatally injured a 26-year-old man during an altercation outside a bar is in custody on a newly filed charge of first-degree murder, police said this afternoon. Michael Platt, 35, previously faced a charge of aggravated battery stemming from allegations he struck Ryan Flannigan on July 18 in the village’s downtown. Flannigan, who never regained consciousness, died his injuries Monday afternoon.

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    Loggins rocks Elk Grove Village tonight

    Kenny Loggins

    Jul 29, 2014 4:09 PM

    Kenny Loggins comes to Elk Grove Village tonight as part of the sixth annual Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. on the Village Green, 901 Wellington Ave. between the municipal complex and library.

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    Rose returns as U.S. basketball team opens camp

    Derrick Rose, the Bulls star who is coming off two knee injuries that kept him out for much of the last two seasons, said he played roughly nine minutes of the team’s scrimmage during a two-hour practice. He added he was excited about how he felt physically.

    Jul 29, 2014 10:16 AM

    Derrick Rose, the Bulls star who is coming off two knee injuries that kept him out for much of the last two seasons, said he played roughly nine minutes of the team’s scrimmage during a two-hour practice. He added he was excited about how he felt physically. “I think Derrick was a great excitement for us, because you hear about how he’s worked out, but to see him today, I mean, he put it all out,” coach Mike Krzyzewski said.

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