Daily Archive : Tuesday November 5, 2013

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    Elgin Area School District U-46 will raze three unused former houses and two sheds in Elgin and Bartlett. A local preservation group wants to salvage architectural elements from the houses, such as this one on Hill Avenue.

    U-46 board OKs tearing down houses, sheds

    Three unused houses and two sheds in Elgin and Bartlett owned by Elgin Area School District U-46 soon will be razed, but not before a local preservation group tries to salvage parts of the buildings, officials said. “If a house must come down, it is some consolation if parts of it can be spared from the landfill to help Elginites rehab their homes with authentic materials,” said Dan Miller of...

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    Jose Camacho

    Defendant: Victim was alive after fight

    The trial of former Hanover Park resident Jose Camacho on charges of first-degree murder, in the 2001 death of Flavio Venancio, enters its second day.

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    Chef Charlie Trotter

    Charlie Trotter redefined fine dining

    With a culinary style he likened to improvisational jazz, Charlie Trotter changed the way Americans view fine dining, pushing himself, his staff, his food and even his diners to limits rarely seen in an American restaurant. Yet it was his reluctance to move beyond those limits that may have defined the last years of his life. Trotter, 54, died Tuesday, a year after closing his namesake Chicago...

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    County clerks prepared to issue marriage licenses

    County clerks throughout the Chicago area said Tuesday they are prepared and ready to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. Some, however, are questioning what the procedure will be to replace a civil union license with a marriage license.

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    Bonnie Quirke

    Lake Co. library leader assails gay marriage

    The leader of a Lake County library district board on Tuesday assailed plans to legalize gay marriage in Illinois. “Polygamy will be next,” Bonnie Quirke, the president of the Libertyville-based Cook Memorial Public Library District board, told the Daily Herald. “Is that really what we want? Is that really what they want?”

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    2 Bartlett bars make final pitch for video gambling

    There were a few questions and little comment from the Bartlett village board Tuesday as the owners of two proposed video gaming bars gave their last pitch before their requests were passed along for a final vote at an upcoming meeting. During the committee of the whole meeting, the board reviewed plans for Maxine’s and Elsie’s Place, which both want to install five video gaming terminals and...

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    Jose Camacho

    Trial begins in 2001 drowning of Hanover Park man

    The trial of a Hanover Park man who authorities say fled the country to avoid prosecution for a 2001 murder, began Tuesday in Rolling Meadows. Prosecutors say Jose Camacho, 45, caused the death of 28-year-old Flavio Venancio, of Hanover Park, after a car crash near the Schaumburg Metra station on May 24, 2001 Camacho and Venancio, who had been drinking, were driving together in Camacho’s...

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    Dist. 220 nears decision on moving semester break

    Having heard more parental support and criticism Tuesday, Barrington Unit District 220 board members are nearing a decision on an advisory panel’s recommendation to end the first semester of every school year at Barrington High School before winter break rather than a few weeks after. The school board will hear the administration’s views on the proposal at its next meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.

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    Property taxes down, no new fees in proposed Elgin budget

    The city of Elgin’s proposed 2014 budget includes a decrease in property taxes, no business license fees and no new stormwater management fee. The $279.6 million budget represents a 0.7 percent increase over last year’s. “That’s the lowest year-to-year increase in quite some time,” City Manager Sean Stegall said.

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    Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signals a second term as he stands with his wife, Mary Pat Christie, second right, and children, Andrew, back right, Bridget, right, while celebrating his re-election Tuesday.

    Christie cruises in N.J., McAuliffe wins Va.

    His pitch bipartisan and inclusive, Republican Gov. Chris Christie cruised to re-election Tuesday in Democratic-leaning New Jersey amid talk of a possible 2016 presidential run. Democrat Terry McAuliffe narrowly won the Virginia governor’s race, leading what Democrats hoped would be their first sweep of statewide offices in decades. New Yorkers chose Bill de Blasio as mayor, electing the first...

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    Joe Serio, left, and his partner Paul Dombrowski, of Palatine, were advocates for legalized same-sex marriage and say they'll be “first in line June 1,” the date of Illinois' first same-sex marriages.

    How Illinois' vote for same-sex marriage unfolded

    What swayed some suburban legislators to vote in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage Tuesday, helping it gain approval in both the state House and Senate? State Reps. Tom Cross of Oswego, Ed Sullivan of Mundelein and Ron Sandack of Downers Grove were the only House GOP members to vote “yes.” "It became very clear to me that supporting marriage equality was a stance consistent with...

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    Interest in Menards site encourages Palatine

    Palatine and a potential developer have discussed retail use for the nine acres, which includes a 52,000-square-foot building that once housed a Menard’s on the northeast corner of Rand and Old Hicks roads that the village has owned since 2009.. “We’ve had some discussions with a developer who’s got other commercial property in the Northwest suburbs and Illinois,” said Michael Jacobs, deputy...

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    John Hoscheit

    League of Women Voters again slams Kane forest district

    The Elgin area League of Women Voters issued a report this week criticizing Kane County Forest Preserve District commissioners for drifting away from their mission to preserve open space by pursuing revenue-generating recreation outlets for area residents. The study is also critical of the handling of the Brunner Forest Preserve opening and revives tension about possible gravel mining at the...

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    Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy and the other Supreme Court justices tried Tuesday to make sense of how a jealous wife ended up being prosecuted for violating an international chemical weapons treaty. Kennedy said it “seems unimaginable that you would bring this prosecution.”

    Court dubious in poisoning case that cites treaty

    A love triangle that ended with a woman poisoning her pregnant rival spawned a debate over chemical weapons, international relations, federalism and chocolate at the Supreme Court Tuesday, with justices left trying to make sense of how a jealous wife ended up being prosecuted for violating an international chemical weapons treaty.

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    Appearing before a Senate committee, Marilyn Tavenner, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said Tuesday the government’s health care website has improved since its widely panned launch a month ago and is still improving.

    White House sidesteps on “Obamacare” change

    Under growing pressure, the administration refused repeatedly to state a position Tuesday on legislation formalizing President Barack Obama’s oft-stated promise that people who like their existing coverage should be allowed to keep it under the new health care law.

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    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., blasted House Speaker John Boehner for his insistence that legislation barring workplace discrimination against gays would lead to costly, frivolous lawsuits and undermine job creation. “Coming from the man whose caucus spent $3 million in taxpayer dollars defending the unconstitutional Defense of Marriage law in court, that’s pretty rich,” said Reid.

    Gay rights bill moves forward as opposition silent

    Invoking the Declaration of Independence, proponents of a bill that would outlaw discrimination against gays in the workplace argued on Tuesday that the measure is rooted in fundamental fairness for all Americans. Republican opponents of the measure were largely silent, neither addressing the issue on the second day of Senate debate nor commenting unless asked.

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    Seneca L. Davis

    Cops: Man invited to Round Lake Park home for Bears game beaten, robbed

    A man who was invited to a Round Lake Park home to watch Monday night's Bears game was beaten and robbed by suspected gang members, authorities said.

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    How does same-sex marriage work?

    Same-sex marriage will become legal in Illinois once Gov. Pat Quinn signs it into law, which he says he will do. How would it work?

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    Billy Varner

    Grisly details of Antioch double murder heard in court

    A 54-year-old man was ordered held without bail Tuesday after Lake County prosecutors detailed the grisly slayings of his wife and mother in their Antioch apartment late last month. Judge Raymond Collins declared Billy Varner “a real and present threat to the people of Illinois” after hearing prosecutors outline how they believe he killed his mother and wife.

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    Officials wearing tactical gear walk outside Garden State Plaza Mall following reports of a shooter Monday in Paramus, N.J. The gunman took his life. No one else was injured.

    N.J. mall shooting baffles relatives of gunman

    Relatives and friends of a young man who fired shots in New Jersey’s largest mall, trapping terrified shoppers for hours before killing himself, struggled Tuesday to reconcile those actions with a person they described as pleasant and well-liked.

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    Rob Ford on Tuesday said he loves his job and will stay on as mayor of Toronto despite admitting for the first time he smoked crack.

    Toronto mayor admits crack use, plans to keep job

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford acknowledged for the first time Tuesday that he smoked crack “probably a year ago” when he was in a “drunken stupor,” but he refused to resign despite immense pressure to step aside as leader of Canada’s largest city.

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    Aurora Police say the man in this surveillance video assaulted two other men Oct. 7 on a restaurant on the 700 block of South Lincoln Avenue.

    Aurora police look for battery suspect

    Aurora Police have released surveillance camera photos of a man they say is suspected of battering two other men in a restaurant last month.

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    Daily Herald file photo The CTA and Pace will delay implementing their new fare system until glitches are fixed.w

    Ventra deadline pushed back

    Pace and the CTA are pushing back the deadline to convert to a new fare system, Ventra, because of some technical glitches customers are enduring. For now, both the old and new system will operate in parallel.

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    Palatine budget holds steady — for now

    Palatine’s proposed 2014 budget includes a small decrease in property taxes for the third year in a row along with no new fees, officials said, as expected increases in the village’s share of the state income tax and other revenue will provide for a 2.8 percent increase in spending. “I think this is a very good budget,” said Village Manager Reid T. Ottesen. “Our finances are solid, and we are...

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    Dick Sayad

    Sayad wants Des Plaines council, not mayor, to choose hearing officer

    A Des Plaines alderman wants to take away the power of the mayor to appoint a hearing officer to adjudicate local ordinance violations. It’s the only paid position in city government over which the mayor has control, said 4th Ward Alderman Dick Sayad, who has called for a change to city rules that would allow the 8-member city council to choose a hearing officer.

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    Quinn recognizes volunteers with Hometown Awards

    Gov. Pat Quinn recognized several volunteer groups in the Northwest suburbs with Hometown Awards for their work in improving their communities. “These awards celebrate the spirit of volunteerism in Illinois,” Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Director Adam Pollet said.

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    Opponents pledge to try to rescind same-sex marriage

    Opponents warn of political and societal fallout from Tuesday’s House vote to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois, but say it’s unlikely lawsuits will be filed to try and overturn the measure when it becomes law.What is likely is that state legislators who voted in favor of the bill will face tough re-election campaign.

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    A Russian rocket is emblazoned with the emblem of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. For the first time, it will also carry an Olympic torch to space as part of the ongoing Olympic torch relay. The torch will be brought back along with the station’s current crew. The rocket is scheduled to blast off on Thursday, Nov. 7.

    Russia sending Sochi Olympics torch into space

    For the first time in history, the Olympic flame will be taken on a spacewalk. The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics torch will be sent to the International Space Station on board a Russian spacecraft this week and astronauts will then carry it outside the station.

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    The only known copy of Napoleon’s will is to be auctioned Wednesday in Paris.

    Copy of Napoleon’s will up for auction in Paris

    The frail Napoleon knew he was near his end as he penned his will and asked that his ashes be scattered along the Seine among the French people he loved. This rare flash of emotion from the once-mighty French emperor is revealed in the only known copy of the historic document being auctioned in Paris’ Drouot Auction house Wednesday. It gives an unusual insight into Napoleon’s final moments.

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    Lake Forest native Brian Ludmer, left, leads auditions in September for an upcoming play at the Performing Arts Centers at Calabasas High School in California. Ludmer was shot in a leg and injured Nov. 1 at Los Angeles International Airport. He’s issued a statement saying he is optimistic about making a full recovery.

    Lake Forest native says he’ll recover from gunshot in LAX attack

    Lake Forest native Brian Ludmer is optimistic about making a full recovery from injuries he suffered last week when shot during an attack at Los Angeles International Airport. Ludmer, 29, issued a statement that was made public Tuesday as part of an online fundraising effort launched by his family to help defray his medical expenses.

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    Deputy Registrar classes scheduled

    Four classes training people to become deputy registrars will be held by the Lake County Clerk’s office beginning Wednesday. Participation is open to those appointed by established political parties, bona fide civic organizations on file with Illinois State Board of Elections, municipal clerks, township clerks, road district clerks, unions, corporations, libraries, and schools.

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    Santa at Woodfield beginning Thursday; at village treee lighting Nov. 29

    Santa Claus is coming to both Woodfield Mall and the village of Schaumburg. The Conant High School drum line will herald his arrival at his “IcePalace” at Woodfield Mall at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. Santa will later take a break from his Woodfield visiting hours, arriving by fire truck for Schaumburg’s annual tree lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29.

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    Fox Valley police reports
    Fox Valley police reports

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    Tri-Cities police reports
    Someone broke off the passenger side mirror on a car on the 1100 block of Bangs Street near Aurora between 7:30 and 8 a.m. Sunday, according to a sheriff’s report.

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    James Hallock

    Two seek GOP nod for another Kane County circuit judge seat

    Longtime Kane County Judge James Hallock and Aurora attorney David Howard are running for the six-year Kane County Circuit Judge seat formerly held by Timothy Sheldon, who retired last year. Hallock and Howard both are running as Republicans and will square off in a March primary.

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    River’s Edge project delayed in South Elgin

    Construction of Water's Edge of South Elgin, a $14 million project in downtown South Elgin, was delayed in order to perform extensive soil testing, officials said. The South Elgin village board voted Monday to finalize an agreement to use tax-increment financing district funds to reimburse The Burton Foundation for about $463,000 in infrastructure improvements, including connecting Center Street...

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    Des Plaines extends gas, storm sewer taxes

    The Des Plaines city council this week formally approved the extension of gasoline taxes and storm sewer fees that were due to expire at the end of the year. Aldermen extended both a 33-cent storm sewer fee and a 2-cent per gallon gas tax through 2014, which are expected to generate $1.6 million for capital improvements. The two add-on fees were established in 2009.

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    Ash trees in Buffalo Grove are dying at a rate faster than expected, officials say, causing the village to cut down hundreds more trees than the 1,000 targeted for removal this year. Officials blame the increase on last year’s dry weather.

    Buffalo Grove ash trees dying faster than expected

    Buffalo Grove’s ash trees are dying faster than expected from emerald ash borer infestation, leaving village crews working to cut down hundreds more trees than the 1,000 they planned to remove this year. Tom Milas, who heads the village’s emerald ash borer management program, blamed the quickening decline in the ash population on last year’s drought, which he said magnified the pest’s impact.

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    Fundraiser for Arlington Hts. mom

    Murphy’s of Arlington Heights, 1609 W. Campbell, will host a “Clippin’ it the Community Way 2013” fundraiser at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, to benefit the St. Baldrick Foundation childhood cancer charity and also a local mom who is undergoing breast cancer treatments. People are invited to come and have their head shaved, clip 12 inches of hair, or just donate funds to the cause.

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    McHenry Township Fire Protection District firefighters Kevin Betke, left, Lexi Chancellor and Joe Studer participate in a training exercise Tuesday using the former Lakemoor village hall. The department will be conducting training in the building this week in advance of its demolition.

    Former Lakemoor village hall offers lessons for firefighters

    Firefighters from the McHenry Township Fire Protection District this week are using the former Lakemoor village hall for fire training in advance of its demolition. Prominently situated along Route 120 across from Lily Lake, the building was the original headquarters for a volunteer department. “This building started its life as a firehouse and is ending its life training the firefighters from...

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    Woodview School health/physical education teacher Steven Feldman, left, helped spur pupils into donating Halloween candy to troops at the Grayslake school. He receives assistance sorting candy Tuesday in first-grade teacher Jennifer Miller’s classroom.

    Grayslake’s Woodview School goes beyond expectations for Halloween treats to troops

    Two teachers at Woodview School in Grayslake had a little idea for students who went trick-or-treating last week. The kids were asked to bring some of their Halloween treats to school so they could be donated to U.S. troops overseas. But instead of an expected 10 or 15 pounds, 305 pounds of candy arrived by Tuesday's deadline.

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    A DuPage County Board committee has delayed until next month its vote on a proposed Mobil station and Bucky’s convenience store at the northeast corner of Route 53 and Butterfield Road near Glen Ellyn.

    Vote on Glen Ellyn gas station plan delayed

    A last-minute request by the company seeking to build a proposed gas station, convenience store and car wash near Glen Ellyn has prompted some DuPage County Board members to postpone a key vote on the controversial project until next month.

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    John Euwema

    Judge stalking case changing hands in DuPage

    A DuPage County judge recused himself Tuesday from a stalking case in which one of his judicial colleagues is the alleged victim. Judge John Kinsella said his involvement could create an "appearance of impropriety" because the alleged victim, Judge Kathryn Creswell, presides over the 18th Judicial Circuit's felony division.

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    Stephen Tomczyk, 22 of Long Grove.

    Long Grove man charged in fatal September DUI crash

    A Long Grove man is being held on $500,000 bond on charges resulting from a September drunken driving crash that killed one woman and seriously injured another.

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    Mike Bartholomew

    Des Plaines OKs 5% raise for city manager

    Des Plaines City Manager Mike Bartholomew is getting his first raise since being appointed over a year and a half ago to oversee day-to-day city operations. The city council voted 5-4 to award Bartholomew a 5 percent raise retroactive to April 21, bringing his base salary up to $155,852. Mayor Matt Bogusz pointed to Bartholomew’s “leadership through trying times” in responding to lawsuits faced...

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    The Randall Road water tower in West Dundee will be closed for a week while officials embark on a program to eliminate a hydrogen sulfide issue that makes the water smell like rotten eggs.

    West Dundee trying to get rotten egg smell out of water

    Carpentersville started supplying water to part of West Dundee this week after West Dundee authorities temporarily closed its Randall Road water tower for a weeklong cleaning, an official confirmed Monday. The water tower, also called Well 6, contains the highest amount of hydrogen sulfide out of the village’s three wells. It’s a naturally occurring gas in the raw water supply that...

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    Cast of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’
    Cast list: South Elgin High School's production of "The Diary of Anne Frank"

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    Construction of a long-awaited bridge crossing Higgins Road at Busse Woods is progressing faster than expected and could be complete by the end of the year. Officials say the bridge will provide a safe crossing point for bicyclists and pedestrians.

    Busse Woods bicycle and pedestrian bridge progressing ahead of schedule

    Construction of a long-awaited bicycle and pedestrian bridge over Higgins Road in Busse Woods just east of Route 53 took a significant step forward late last week with the installation of the main structure over the roadway. “We're still hoping to have it done before the end of the year, but it's all weather-related,” Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson said.

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    Scott Drury

    Lake County election commission proposal moves on

    A plan to nix the idea of a Lake County election commission won unanimous support from an Illinois House committee Tuesday, preserving the idea while lawmakers wait for a court decision Friday. Lake County lawmakers for months have pushed back against taking election duties away from Lake County Clerk Willard Helander. The move was approved as a small part of a large massive elections package in...

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    People familiar with the situation say suspended Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68) sent text messages to teammate Jonathan Martin (71) that were racist and threatening. The incidents have lead to a wider examination of hazing and bullying in the NFL.

    Union monitoring probe of Dolphins harassment

    The NFL Players Association said Tuesday that it will insist on a fair investigation for all involved in the Miami Dolphins harassment case. The league is investigating the troubled relationship between Dolphins offensive linemen Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito. Martin left the team last week because of emotional issues, and Incognito was suspended indefinitely Sunday by coach Joe Philbin...

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    The intersection of Porter Avenue and Loomis Street in Naperville will be transformed beginning Saturday into the start/finish line area for the Inaugural Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon. Both races begin at 7 a.m. Sunday.

    Naperville’s first marathon course covers varied terrain

    When runners in the Inaugural Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon toe the starting line Sunday morning at North Central College, the courses that await are sure to challenge and excite them, organizers say. Here’s a look at some highlights of the first marathon course in Naperville.

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    Buffalo Grove man to receive French Legion of Honor

    Abe Kamikow, a Buffalo Grove World War II veteran, will join four other Chicago area men in receiving the French Legion of Honor on Friday, Nov. 8, “for their extraordinary bravery in liberating France during World War II.” It is France’s highest honor.

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    Officials at St. Viator High School in Arlington are finalizing plans for a new cafeteria. The $7 to $8 million cafeteria would replace the school's existing dining hall, which is 50 years old.

    St. Viator planning for new $7 million to $8 million cafeteria

    St. Viator High School is in the early stages of planning for a new state-of-the-art cafeteria for students at the private Arlington Heights school, officials said. A plan for the $7 million to $8 million cafeteria will be approved by school officials early next year, with construction hopefully to be completed by August 2015.

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    The leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army Joseph Kony. Adventurer Robert Young Pelton, whose crowdfunding scheme has already drawn criticism from a pair of Africa experts, is the latest to join a line of private individuals and aid groups who are trying to corner Joseph Kony and the members of his Lord’s Resistance Army.

    Can you crowd fund a manhunt for Joseph Kony?

    Can you crowd-fund the hunt for a war criminal on the run deep in Africa’s jungles? A Canadian adventurer with experiences in Afghanistan and Somalia wants to do just that: raise funds and take a small band of former soldiers to find Joseph Kony.

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    U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, a Democrat running for governor of Maine, said he came out as gay to dispel “whisper campaigns” about his sexuality as the three-way race for governor began to take shape.

    Gay rights gains piling up; battles still ahead

    In Maine, a congressman running for governor came out as gay. In Hawaii, lawmakers girded for a vote to legalize same-sex marriage. And in the U.S. Senate, seven Republicans joined the Democrats in a landmark step toward banning workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. From one end of the country to the other, the overlapping developments on a single day...

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    Round Lake High was built for 1,370 students, but it now houses about 2,055 teenagers.

    Round Lake Dist. 116 studies expanding high schools without tax bite

    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 may be able to keep a hit on taxpayers to a minimum if millions of dollars are borrowed for a proposed high school expansion and renovation, a consultant said. “We can say, as a district, our (debt) payments will be pretty level for the next five to six years,” the consultant said.

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    Vernon Hills cops support Toys for Tots

    The Vernon Hills police station 754 Lakeview Parkway, will again be a drop-off location through Dec. 16 for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. All kinds of toys can be donated.

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    Libertyville fitness center open house

    The Fitness Center at the Libertyville Sports Complex will host an open house and member appreciation day from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the complex, Route 45 and Peterson Road. The open house includes refreshments, raffle prizes, tours of the facility and more.

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    Prospect Heights Fire District gets grant for boots

    The Prospect Heights Fire Protection District received a $1,000 grant from the Illinois American Water Company to buy new leather boots for firefighters. The fire district is replacing its outdated rubber fire boots with new leather boots for each of its 55 members.

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    Voters across the country face ballot measures Tuesday ranging from whether to approve seven casinos in New York to the fate of Houston’s iconic Astrodome. Here’s a look at some of the ballot questions.

    Voters face wide range of ballot questions Tuesday

    Voters across the country face ballot measures Tuesday ranging from whether to approve seven casinos in New York to the fate of Houston’s iconic Astrodome. Here’s a look at some of the ballot questions.

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    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the projected defense budget cuts of nearly $1 trillion over 10 years is too much, too fast, and will cause a dangerous erosion of U.S. military power. In a speech about U.S. defense priorities, Hagel said Tuesday that it would be a mistake to let these cuts happen. But he also said officials are not assuming the government’s budget crisis will be resolved soon.

    Hagel warns of dangers in deep cuts to defense

    The Pentagon is preparing top-to-bottom changes, including a push to limit the growth of military pay, as it adjusts to steep budget cuts and the winding down of war in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday. He said that as the Obama administration preserves the military’s strength it will make it a less prominent tool of foreign policy.

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    A U.S. border patrol vehicle drives along the U.S.-Mexico border fence near Yuma, Ariz., as seen from the outskirts of San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico. The Border Patrol’s parent agency decided to continue allowing agents to use deadly force against rock-throwers and assailants in vehicles, despite recommendations of a government commissioned review to end the practice.

    AP: Border Patrol rejects curbs on force

    Border Patrol agents will be allowed to continue using deadly force against rock-throwers, the chief of the agency said, despite the recommendation of a government-commissioned review to end the practice. The agency considered the proposed curbs “very restrictive,” Border Patrol Chief Mike Fisher told The Associated Press.

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    Dance instructor Bhagya Nagesh leads students at Bollywood Rhythms in Naperville as they practice to perform Sunday along the route of the Inaugural Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon.

    ‘Creative, excitable’ crowds to line Naperville Marathon route

    Organizers of the first marathon in Naperville are envisioning the course they’ve charted from the city’s downtown through 36 subdivisions and two forest preserves to be 26.2 miles of aid stations, supportive family members, cheering schoolchildren, helpful volunteers and even Bollywood dancers. “How can we create a buzz and enthusiasm and create that excitement?” said Neighborhood Outreach...

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    Naperville Marathon road closures
    List of detours and road closures during the Naperville Marathon.

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    An artwork of Antonio Canaletto is shown on a computer screen during a news conference in Augsburg, southern Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, on the art found in Munich. A hoard of more than 1,400 art works found last year at a Munich apartment includes previously unknown pieces by artists including Marc Chagall, German investigators said Tuesday, adding that they face a hugely complicated task to establish where the art came from.

    Germany: Huge art hoard includes unknown Chagall

    A hoard of more than 1,400 artworks found by tax investigators in a German apartment includes a previously unknown piece by Marc Chagall and works by some of the masters of the 20th century, authorities said Tuesday. Some of the works are believed to have been missing since they were seized by the Nazis.

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    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is vowing that a review into NSA surveillance activities will ultimately result in the “right” balance between security and privacy and says outrage over alleged espionage and eavesdropping should not disrupt key trade talks between Europe and the United States.

    Kerry: U.S. will get surveillance right

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is vowing that a review into NSA surveillance activities will ultimately result in the “right” balance between security and privacy and says outrage over alleged espionage and eavesdropping should not disrupt key trade talks between Europe and the United States.

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    Wheeling/Prospect Hts. Chamber talks health care act

    The Wheeling/Prospect Heights Chamber of Commerce will present for business owners a two-hour seminar on the Affordable Health Care Act at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at Indian Trails Public Library, 355 Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. The event will give business owners an opportunity to hear from the experts and get a better understanding on what this law will mean for their business.

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    It sounded so simple. Too simple, it turns out. President Barack Obama’s early efforts to boil down an intricate health care law so Americans could understand it are coming back to haunt him, leaving a trail of caveats and provisos in place of the pithy claims he once used to sell the law.

    Obama’s simple promises vex complex health rollout

    It sounded so simple. Too simple, it turns out. President Barack Obama’s early efforts to boil down an intricate health care law so Americans could understand it are coming back to haunt him, leaving a trail of caveats and provisos in place of the pithy claims he once used to sell the law.

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    Marathon spectator spots
    Aside from the start/finish line on the North Central College campus at Porter Avenue and Loomis Street, the city of Naperville suggests race spectators use these three locations to cheer on runners.

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    Naperville Marathon: Where it runs
    The Naperville Marathon runs through 36 subdivisions as it heads from downtown to Springbrook Prairie and Greene Valley forest preserves back along the DuPage River to the finish line on the North Central College campus at Loomis Street and Porter Avenue. Here is a list of affected subdivisions.

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    The Wildcats will trade their familiar purple for the red, white and blue when they host the Wolverines on Nov. 16 to honor the Wounded Warrior Project, which supports wounded service members.

    Northwestern apologizes for uniform misconception

    Northwestern is apologizing for any misconceptions about uniforms it plans to wear against Michigan next week.The Wildcats will trade their familiar purple for the red, white and blue when they host the Wolverines on Nov. 16 to honor the Wounded Warrior Project, which supports wounded service members. The Under Armour jerseys with the stars and stripes will be auctioned off after the game, with...

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    Jury rules against Chicago in activist’s death

    A federal jury has awarded $1 million in damages to the family of a woman who died in the custody of the Chicago Police Department. May Molina was an asthmatic, diabetic and obese 55-year-old community activist who died in 2004 after officers allegedly ignored warnings she needed medical help. An autopsy found packets of heroin in her esophagus.

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    June Runte, 91, holds up her blooming orchid plant at her home in Freeport.

    Freeport woman grows 4-foot orchid

    At the age of 91, June Runte admits she is no Martha Stewart, but she is proud of her green thumb as she tends to her blooming orchid plant at her home in Freeport. It was four years ago when Runte watched a program on television with Stewart showing how to tend to orchid plants. A plant lover, Runte decided: “if Martha can do it, so can I.”

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    Dawn Patrol: South Elgin misses mayor; Hawks at Walter Reed

    South Elgin board pays tribute to late president. St. Charles aldermen approve early Charlestowne design. Dist. 203 approves all-day kindergarten for remaining schools. Oak Brook theater takes top honors. Barrington fire district to have three assistant chiefs. Chicago Blackhawks spend day with president, war heroes. Bears beat the Packers in Green Bay.

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    WingStop restaurant plus yogurt place coming to Palatine

    Palatine will have a WingStop Restaurant in the Palatine Park Place shopping center east of Rand Road, with the same owner opening a Forever Yogurt shop next door.

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    The emerald ash borer has infected 85 percent of the city's 5,512 ash trees.

    Wheaton opts to remove 5,512 ash trees

    As the old saying goes, if you can't beat them, chop their home down. That's exactly the plan of attack Wheaton officials have chosen to take when it comes to dealing with the devastating emerald ash borer. “I would suspect they're all going to be gone in the next four or five years,” said Kevin Maloney, Wheaton's forestry superintendent.

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    Glenbard High School District 87 voters are likely to see a question on March ballots asking to spend millions on improvements around the schools.

    District 87 close to vote on facilities referendum question

    Glenbard High School District 87 is only a formal vote away from sending a proposal to fund $35 million of a $100 million master facilities plan to the ballot box. “In this case it’s a lot of needed infrastructure work on four old, tired assets of the community,” Superintendent David Larson said. “It’s going to take a lot of ground level work.”

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    U-46 transformation task force to present recommendations in December

    Elgin Area School District U-46’s Transformation Task Force is gearing up to make recommendations about allowing increased time during a school day for student intervention and enrichment by teachers, and providing opportunities for more teacher collaboration.

Sports

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    Geneva’s Maddie Courter gets the ball over the net against Glenbard West’s Abbey Winkler Tuesday in Geneva.

    Geneva knocks off No. 1 seed Glenbard West

    As much talent as the top four teams in the Class 4A Geneva girls volleyball sectional possess, a little home cooking never hurts. Geneva got to play on its home court Tuesday night in the first semifinal and the Vikings made the most of that homecourt advantage. The No. 4 seeded Vikings never trailed against No. 1 Glenbard West in the first game, then led for almost all of the second game for a 25-20, 25-21 win.

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    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers lays on the ground Monday after being sacked by the Bears’ Shea McClellin.

    Bears’ defense leaps ahead against Pack

    Maybe there’s hope yet for the Bears’ defense. The most disappointing aspect of an underachieving unit was the nonexistent pass rush provided by an injury-depleted defensive line. But that changed dramatically Monday night in Green Bay.

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    Stevenson dismisses stubborn Carmel

    Khaila Donaldson’s 10 kills and 9 digs led Stevenson, as the third-seeded Patriots outlasted No. 2 Carmel 25-21, 25-19 Tuesday night in a Class 4A girls volleyball sectional semifinal at Conant.

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    Wheaton Academy comes out on top

    For more than 70 minutes Tuesday night in DeKalb, Wheaton Academy alternated between trying to protect a slim lead and trying to expand it.

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    Warren’s balance stymies Huntley

    The team with the tougher mindset often prevails come tournament time, which largely explains how the Warren girls volleyball team swept Huntley in a Class 4A Belvidere North sectional semifinal Tuesday, 25-22, 25-21.

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    From left, Antioch’s Danny Brito, Krystian Streit, Danny Lonski and Iven Hernandez come to grips with a 1-0 loss to St. Ignatius in Class 2A supersectional play Tuesday night at Stevenson.

    St. Ignatius ends Antioch’s run

    It was one amazing season for Antioch, whose boys soccer program broke new ground by reaching the supersectional. The Sequoits were also one of the best eight teams in their class in the state. And when it mattered most, in Tuesday’s Class 2A Stevenson supersectional, Antioch didn’t flinch. Keeper Tommy Tritschler (5 saves) came up huge, stopping a penalty kick in the 64th minute that went off the leg of St. Ignatius’ Matt Quass. None of that completely eased the pain of a 1-0 loss to St. Ignatius, but Antioch leaves the playoffs knowing it delivered its best effort. The Wolfpack (18-5-2) meets Wheaton Academy (22-3-1) in the Class 2A state semifinals at 11 a.m. Friday at Hoffman Estates High School.

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    St. Charles North head coach Lindsey Hawkins leads the team in celebration off the bench as setter Sydney Wohlert collapses to the floor after the North Stars beat St. Charles East in two games Tuesday in the Class 4A sectional semifinal in Geneva.

    St. Charles N. sweeps St. Charles E.

    Meeting in the Class 4A sectional girls volleyball semifinals Tuesday night for the fourth time in 7 years, St. Charles North and St. Charles East were both hoping to extend their seasons at least 2 more days. The second-seeded North Stars (31-5) will return to practice this afternoon after their 25-19, 25-22 victory over the third-seeded Saints (31-7) in Geneva.

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    Crystal Lake South upends Boylan

    These Gators know comebacks. Senior Nicole Slimko and the Crystal Lake South girls volleyball team denied Boylan Catholic a crack at a third game by rallying in Game 2 to complete a 25-22, 26-24 victory in a Class 4A Belvidere North sectional semifinal Tuesday.

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    Naperville North connects on sectional win

    Like a slugger in baseball, the Naperville North girls volleyball team was going to take its hacks Tuesday night. Either the Huskies would go down swinging, or they would make enough great contact to come out on top.

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    Lake Park’s Giovanni Ciaccio celebrates after scoring what proved to be the game-winning goal against Larkin during Tuesday’s supersectional in Streamwood.

    Lake Park heads to state for first time

    Lake Park junior midfielder Giovanni Ciaccio had the choice this fall of either playing at Sockers Academy in Palatine or in Roselle for the Lancers. After his de-facto game-winning header off a Mike Catalano free kick in the 65th minute in Lake Park’s 2-0 Class 3A Bartlett supersectional win over Larkin Tuesday at Millennium Field in Streamwood, it’s safe to say Ciaccio’s choice to be in Lancer blue was a good one.

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    Wheeling’s Marino Lopez and teammate Jose Garcia celebrate Lopez’s go-ahead goal during the Wildcats’ 2-1 victory over Barrington in Class 3A supersectional play at Hersey on Tuesday.

    Wheeling’s state wait is over

    A sparkling boys soccer season continues to shine even brighter for Wheeling, as the program’s long wait for state has ended. When the dust finally settled on a thrilling contest Tuesday, the Wildcats (22-1-2) had advanced to their first state tournament appearance with a 2-1 victory over Barrington in the Class 3A Hersey supersectional in Arlington Heights. Wheeling will meet Lake Park (21-2-3) at 5 p.m. Friday in the state semifinals at Hoffman Estates High School. Naperville Central and Edwardsville are the other final four competitors.

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    Ariah Palter of Lyons blocks a shot from Tarah Valdez of Glenbard South during the Glenbard South vs. Lyons Twp. at Class 4A Morton girls volleyball sectional semifinal.

    Glenbard South win worth talking about

    Tense faces on the court turned to big smiles afterward for the Glenbard South girls volleyball team as it prevailed over Lyons Twp. 17-25, 25-19, 25-23 in the first semifinal of the Class 4A Morton sectional on Tuesday night in Berwyn.

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    Since taking over the Pacers in early 2011, coach Frank Vogel has helped Indiana to a 122-74 record, pendings Tuesday night's game. The Pacers and the Bulls meet Wednesday in Indianapolis.

    Pacers enjoying success with Vogel in charge

    Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy was with Indiana during an important turning point in recent franchise history. The Pacers took off after promoting Frank Vogel from assistant to head coach in 2011.

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    Devon Amoo-Mensah of Naperville Central heads the ball away in action against Morton during Class 3A super-sectional soccer in Romeoville on Tuesday.

    Naperville Central makes it three straight trips to state

    Apparently, Naperville Central’s Devon Amoo-Mensah is so good that he scores goals even when he doesn’t. The senior all-stater appeared to head in the game-winning goal at the 63rd minute of Tuesday’s Class 3A Romeoville supersectional at Lewis University. The thing is, he didn’t need to. Still, he was right there to ensure Jay Tegge’s corner kick curved in. It proved to be all that the Redhawks needed in a 2-0 victory over Morton to advance to this weekend’s state finals.

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    Waubonsie Valley can’t stop Benet streak

    The Benet postseason winning streak in girls volleyball continues — albeit not before surviving Waubonsie Valley Tuesday night in Plainfield.

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    Harvest Christian keeps rolling in Class 1A

    Like a finely-tuned machine, the Harvest Christian girls volleyball team just keeps rolling along. Continuing its postseason dominance, the Lions dismantled Little Ten Conference champion Newark 25-17, 25-9 Tuesday night in the second semifinal of the Class 1A Harvest Christian sectional at the Mitchell Swaback Athletic Center. Harvest Christian (27-11) will try to make it a sectional 3-peat Thursday at 7 p.m. when it takes on St. Francis de Sales for the sectional championship. de Sales defeated North Shore Country Day 25-21, 25-12 in Tuesday’s first semifinal.

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    Burlington Central downs Lakes

    NewsA perfect 10 is what the Burlington Central girls volleyball team is hoping to accomplish. The Rockets moved to 9-0 on their home floor Tuesday night by beating Lakes, 25-20, 25-22, in the Class 3A Burlington Central sectional semifinals. “It’s our home court and we wanted to protect,” said Central senior Makenna Jensen, who finished with 7 kills. “We haven’t lost on our court.”

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    Patiently, Lake Zurich stops Glenbrook North

    Just maybe the Lake Zurich fans were a little unsettled. After all, their favored Bears girls volleyball team was one set away from seeing their season end in the Conant sectional semifinals. Clearly, though, there was no panic on the Lake Zurich bench. This tested team of 34 wins had played teh same Glenbrook North team a few weeks back, and had beaten the Spartans in three sets that time. That pattern repeated itself Tuesday, as the Bears rallied for a 24-26, 25-17, 25-19 victory. Lake Zurich (34-4) will play Stevenson for the sectional title Thursday night at Conant after the Patriots eliminated Carmel in a two-set decision in the later semifinal at Conant.

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    End of the line for Christian Liberty

    The Christian Liberty Academy co-op girls volleyball season came to an end on Tuesday night in the Class 2A South Beloit sectional. Oregon, which has won nine regional in the past 11 years, defeated the Chargers 25-14, 25-13 to advance to Thursday’s championship match. The Lady Hawks will play IC Catholic Prep, which defeated Dakota 25-18, 17-25, 26-24.

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    The Bulls’ Luol Deng has struggled from 3-point range this season, going 1-for-12 from long range.

    Bulls are the gang that can’t shoot long

    One of the Bulls’ biggest problems during their 1-2 start is letting points slip away at the 3-point line. They rank low in 3-point percentage, in opponents' 3-point percentage and are getting outscored by an average of 18 points a game at the arc.

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    Bears quarterbacks Josh McCown (12) and Jay Cutler chat during Monday’s 27-20 win over the Packers.

    McCutler a melodic QB combo

    Let's embark on taboo territory today and ponder what some local football fans are concerning the McCutler tandem at quarterback: Should the Bears ride the Josh McCown wave until the offense splashes?

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    The Bears’ Matt Forte sprints past the Packers’ A.J. Hawk in the second half Monday. With 7:50 left in the game, Forte converted on fourth-and-inches from the Bears’ 32 to prolong a game-saving drive.

    Trestman’s gutsy call puts Bears back in business

    One call by Marc Trestman and one play by Shea McClellin saved the Bears’ season and might just be the turning point on the way to the playoffs.

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    Cutler downplays reports he’ll play Sunday

    Quarterback Jay Cutler downplayed speculation that he would be back on the field for Sunday's game against the Lions but said his rehab from a torn groin appears to be ahead of schedule.

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    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers shakes hands with the Bears’ Tim Jennings after Monday night’s game at Lambeau Field.

    Packers QB Rodgers has fractured collarbone

    Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said Tuesday he has a fractured left collarbone and has no idea yet how long he will be out. The 2011 NFL MVP offered details of the injury on his weekly radio show on 540-AM ESPN. He got hurt after getting sacked by Shea McClellin on a third-down play during the Packers’ first series while he was scrambling outside the pocket. He hurt his left, non-throwing shoulder.

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    Blackhawks left wing Brandon Bollig (52) and the Hawks' fourth line with Marcus Kruger and Ben Smith has been a pleasant surprise with their steady play.

    No sign of Stanley Cup hangover for Hawks

    Now that the Blackhawks have visited the White House and been officially honored by President Obama, they can turn the page and move on from their 2013 Stanley Cup championship. The Hawks are 15 games into the new season, sitting at 9-2-4, so there hasn’t been any sign of the so-called Stanley Cup hangover that winning teams often encounter. Tim Sassone takes a closer look at the lines and how well they are working.

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    Game video: Naperville North vs. Plainfield North volleyball
    Naperville North takes on Plainfield North in sectional volleyball action Tuesday. Follow the game here with video from High School Cube, then come back later for the replay and highlights.

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    Game video: St. Francis vs. Joliet Catholic volleyball
    St. Francis takes on Joliet Catholic in sectional volleyball action Tuesday. Follow the game here with video from High School Cube, then come back later for the replay and highlights.

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    Game video: Lake Zurich vs. Glenbrook North volleyball
    Lake Zurich takes on Glenbrook North in sectional volleyball action Tuesday. Follow the game here with video from High School Cube, then come back later for the replay and highlights.

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    Game video: St. Charles East vs. St. Charles North volleyball
    St. Charles East takes on St. Charles North in sectional volleyball action Tuesday. Follow the game here with video from High School Cube, then come back later for the replay and highlights.

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    Game video: Carmel vs. Stevenson volleyball
    Carmel takes on Stevenson in sectional volleyball action Tuesday. Follow the game here with video from High School Cube, then come back later for the replay and highlights.

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    Game video: Barrington vs. Wheeling soccer
    Barrington takes on Wheeling in supersectional boys soccer action Tuesday. Follow the game here with video from High School Cube, then come back later for the replay and highlights.

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    Game video: Benet vs. Waubonsie Valley volleyball
    Benet takes on Waubonsie Valley in sectional volleyball action Tuesday. Follow the game here with video from High School Cube, then come back later for the replay and highlights.

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    After a great start to the season, Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald now has to find a way to halt a five-game losing streak. Up next is Michigan on Nov. 16.

    Northwestern must change its end-game strategy

    After the Northwestern Wildcats suffered a tough loss on Saturday against Nebraska, head coach Pat Fitzgerald needs to right the ship if they want to save their season and make a bid for a bowl game.

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    Cary-Grove’s Sarah Graham and Kayli Trausch, right, the winning point as Jacobs’ Katie Mahoney and Allie Campbell react on the other side of the net during Monday’s volleyball match in Carpentersville.

    Images: Daily Herald prep photos of the week
    The Daily Herald Prep Photos of the Week gallery includes the best high school sports images by our photographers featuring football, soccer, volleyball and swimming.

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    Healthy Price helps set up success at Milwaukee

    Milwaukee-Wisconsin’s Kayla Price missed most of the 2012 womens’ volleyball season with a thumb injury. The NCAA granted Price a medical hardship to maintain her sophomore eligibility for this fall. And the former Fremd standout has sure made up for lost time. Price was recently named Horizon League offensive player of the week, averaging 12.5 assists per set for the Panthers as they recorded a pair of road sweeps.

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    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is sacked by Chicago Bears’ Shea McClellin (99) and Isaiah Frey (31) during the first half . Rodgers left the game after the play.

    Images: Bears vs. Packers
    Images of the Bears' 27-20 victory over the Green Bay Packers in Monday Night Football at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. Packer QB Aaron Rodgers left the game due to an injury on a first half-sack by Bear Shea McClellin.

Business

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    Burger King says its “Big King” sandwich, which looks a lot like McDonald's popular Big Mac, is a permanent addition to its menu.

    Burger King to bring back Big Mac copycat

    What has two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions on a sesame bun? Burger King's latest sandwich. The Miami-based chain says it's bringing back its “Big King” sandwich, which looks a lot like the popular Big Mac made by its bigger rival McDonald's. Burger King says it's an addition to the permanent menu rolling out this week.

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    U.S. stocks declined, following two days of gains that sent the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to within five points of a record high, as investors awaited this week’s data on economic growth and employment.

    Some weak earnings reports stall the stock market

    The stock market is taking a break from its record-breaking run. Some weak corporate earnings reports on Tuesday held the market back, pushing the major indexes slightly lower.

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    Two men fish in the water in front of a barge on Treasure Island in San Francisco. Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is managing to conceal its purpose by constructing it on docked barges instead of on land, where city building permits and public plans are mandatory. Construction became obvious a few weeks ago.

    What is Google building out in San Francisco Bay?

    San Francisco’s mayor says he doesn’t know what it is. Police say it’s not their jurisdiction. And government inspectors are sworn to secrecy. Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is managing to conceal its purpose by constructing it on docked barges instead of on land, where city building permits and public plans are mandatory.

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    DirecTV tops profit, sales estimates as it gains subscribers

    DirecTV, the biggest U.S. satellite- television provider, posted third-quarter profit and sales that beat analysts’ estimates, helped by customer gains and subscriber rate increases.

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    T-Mobile’s initiatives to break wireless industry conventions seem to be working. The No. 4 wireless company said Tuesday that it added 643,000 long-term, good-credit phone customers in the latest quarter. It’s the second straight quarter of increase after years of losses.

    T-Mobile subscribers up for 2nd straight quarter

    T-Mobile’s initiatives to break wireless industry conventions seem to be working. The No. 4 wireless company said Tuesday that it added 643,000 long-term, good-credit phone customers in the latest quarter. It’s the second straight quarter of increase after years of losses.

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    Activity at U.S. service firms accelerated in October behind a jump in sales and more hiring, suggesting businesses largely shrugged off the partial government shutdown.

    U.S. service firms expanded more quickly in October

    Activity at U.S. service firms accelerated in October behind a jump in sales and more hiring, suggesting businesses largely shrugged off the partial government shutdown. The Institute of Supply Management said Tuesday that its service-sector index rose to 55.4 in October, up from 54.4 in September. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion.

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    A measure of U.S. home prices rose only slightly in September from August, a sign that prices are leveling off after big gains earlier this year.

    U.S. home prices rise at slower pace in September

    A measure of U.S. home prices rose only slightly in September from August, a sign that prices are leveling off after big gains earlier this year. Real estate provider CoreLogic said Tuesday that home prices increased 0.2 percent in September from the previous month. That’s sharply lower than the 0.9 percent month-over-month gain in August and well below the 1.8 percent increase in July. Prices still rose 12 percent in September compared with a year ago.

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    Zebra Technologies sees 4.6 percent 3Q sales increase

    Zebra Technologies Corp. of Lincolnshire said record sales in North America helped push third quarter 2013 sales up 4.6 percent over the same period last year. The maker of thermal and bar code labels and devices said sales for the quarter were $263.5 million, up from $252 million for the same quarter in 20112.

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    Sage Products in Cary files lawsuit against SwipeSense

    Disposable health care product manufacturer Sage Products his suing Evanston-based SwipeSense, Inc., claiming the company’s hand hygiene products infringe on Sage patents.

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    Itasca’s Gallagher acquires Florida agency

    Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. said it has acquired The Parks Johnson Agency of Lake City, Fla.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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    Rite Aid to carry Acura’s anti-meth conversion drug

    PALATINE — Acura Pharmaceuticals announced that Nexafed pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, its next generation pseudoephedrine with abuse deterrent technology, will now be stocked by Rite Aid pharmacies.

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    Northbrook firm to manage disposition of Texas cabinet company

    Northbrook-based Hilco Industrial and Hilco Merchant Resources have been hired to manage the disposition of all assets including machinery, equipment and finished goods inventory for the San Antonio-based Cardell Cabinetry, Inc.Cardell closed its business on Sept. 8.“The assets to be sold should generate significant interest given how well recognized Cardell has been in the industry over the years,” said Steve Wolf, CEO of Hilco Industrial. “The Cardell brand has been considered one of the top quality manufacturers of fine cabinetry and woodworking based in the United States and known for innovative designs built on state of the art machinery and equipment.”To inquire about purchasing machinery in advance of the auction please visit www.hilcoind.com.The liquidation auction events will take place during the week of Dec. 9, with more than $20 million of inventory including finished goods and raw materials for sale.“There are significant assets for sale given the facility in Texas had over 900,000 square feet of manufacturing capacity,” Wolf said.Finished product and raw materials will be available for bulk purchase in advance as well.Hilco Industrial and Hilco Merchant Resources are business units of Hilco Global, a privately-held, diversified financial firm.

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    Visitors on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange use their smartphones and tablet devices to photograph the opening bell ceremonies. Five years after the financial crisis dampened enthusiasm for initial public offerings, investors are again eager to buy shares when companies first start trading. There have been 190 offerings so far in 2013, and momentum has built as market indexes have set new highs.

    Twitter just one symptom of IPO fever’s return

    IPO fever is back. Five years after the financial crisis dampened enthusiasm for initial public offerings, investors are again eager to buy shares when companies start trading. Twitter is the star this week, but the number of offerings shows that it’s not just social-media darlings that are seeking and attracting investors.

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    CVS Caremark says its third-quarter net income climbed 25 percent in performance that beat Wall Street expectations.

    CVS Caremark 3Q profit rises 25 percent

    CVS Caremark says its third-quarter net income climbed 25 percent in performance that beat Wall Street expectations. The drugstore operator and pharmacy benefits manager also raised its 2013 earnings forecast. The Woonsocket, R.I., company says it earned $1.25 billion, or $1.02 per share, in the quarter that ended Sept. 30. That compares with $1.01 billion, or 79 cents per share, last year. Revenue climbed nearly 6 percent to $31.97 billion.

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    501,000 Illinoisans could get subsidized coverage

    A new report estimates half a million Illinois residents are eligible for tax credits to lower the cost of health insurance if they buy it on the marketplace that’s part of President Barack Obama’s health law. The report from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation is being released Tuesday. It uses census figures and insurance price data to estimate 501,000 Illinois residents are eligible for subsidized insurance in 2014.

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    Illinois handing out $90K for emergency communications upgrades

    Illinois officials are handing out $10,000 grants to nine emergency-response agencies to upgrade their communications equipment. Illinois Emergency Management Agency Director Jonathon Monken (MUN’-kihn) says the money will pay for maintaining equipment that helps different agencies communicate with one another. That equipment was purchased with federal funds.

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    Amtrak is giving travelers in Illinois more options on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, adding service on the Chicago-to-Quincy corridor that has stops in Galesburg and Macomb.

    Amtrak adds service for Thanksgiving travelers

    Amtrak is giving travelers in Illinois more options on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, adding service on the Chicago-to-Quincy corridor that has stops in Galesburg and Macomb. Rail officials announced Monday they’re adding a train leaving Quincy at 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, and a train leaving Chicago at 11:30 a.m. that day.

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    The rains were heavy and widespread enough to help recharge soil that had been dried out in the previous three months. The long-term average rainfall for October is 3.26 inches.

    October rainfall helps recharge dry soil in Ill.

    Illinois’ state climatologist says late-October rains helped restore soil moisture after three exceptionally dry months. Climatologist Jim Angel says a near-normal 3.2 inches of precipitation fell in October, most of it in the last few days of the month.

Life & Entertainment

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    Creamed Peas with Colorado Sage
    Creamed Peas with Colorado Sage: Dan Rich

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    Apple and Red Plum Compote, a.k.a. “Muzzie”
    Apple and Red Plum Compote, a.k.a. “Muzzie”

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    Dan Rich plated his Goblin Delight recipe, which featured chicken roll-ups in a portobello mushroom and red wine reduction during the Daily Herald Cook of the Week Cookoff finals, held at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg.

    The Gobblin’ Delight
    The Gobblin’ Delight

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    Kelsey Burck of Palatine is looking for a new family room to make her mom’s dream come true.

    Surprise mom!

    For as long as we have lived in our house (over a decade) my mom has dreamed of making our living room into a room she loves.

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    Are friends always completely honest with each other?

    He friend is disappointed thatwas not more forthcoming about her doubts concerning the friend's now ex-boyfriend. She is confused about whether her friend's expectation thats he weigh in (and that she could have helped her avoid wasting years on a bad relationship) is reasonable.

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    George Strait, the Country Music Association’s most-nominated artist, is up for entertainer of the year Wednesday night.

    George Strait rides into CMAs’ spotlight again

    They’re not letting the cowboy ride quietly into the sunset in Music City. Whether he likes it or not, the usually reclusive George Strait is the center of attention this week. Strait is up for entertainer of the year Wednesday night at the Country Music Association Awards, which air live at 7 p.m. on ABC. Will the 6,000-plus voters reward him with his third trophy in that category or go for one of the younger nominees — Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton?

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    The Raminator monster truck is one of the high-powered vehicles featured in the Lucas Oil Monster Truck Nationals’ “Monster Nite Out,” coming to the Sears Centre Arena in March.

    Monster trucks head to Sears Centre
    The Lucas Oil Monster Truck Nationals tour heads to the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates on Friday, March 7, and Saturday, March 8. Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8.

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    REO Speedwagon returns to the area for a concert on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Rosemont Theatre.

    REO Speedwagon to play Rosemont
    REO Speedwagon returns to the Chicago area for a performance on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Rosemont Theatre.

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    The multiplayer and cooperative modes are more varied than they have been in the past in “Call of Duty: Ghosts.”

    ‘Call of Duty’ has new dog but old tricks

    “Call of Duty: Ghosts” adds a new dog but trots out mostly old tricks in the latest installment of the first-person shooter franchise. Much was made of players’ new canine companion, Riley, but he’s less integral to the single-player campaign than expected. While the campaign feels like a step back, there are enough new multiplayer modes and tweaks to keep loyal “CoD” fans happy during the transition to next-gen consoles.

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    Enjoy onion’s healthful attributes in an autumnal dish of sauteed cabbage, onions and apples.

    Eat right, live well: Don’t let pungent aroma keep you from onion’s nutrients

    Did you know that onions have a history with Chicago? In fact, Chicago was named after onions. Onions grew in abundance along the Chicago River and when the first French settlers asked local Indians the name of this area, they replied, Chicagoua, which means wild bulb plant, hence the onion. History is not the most interesting part of onion’s story. For that we have to get under its skin.

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    Enjoy onion's healthful attributes in an autumnal dish of sauteed cabbage, onions and apples.

    Sautéed Cabbage, Onions and Apples
    1 teaspoon canola oil½ small head cabbage, cored and thinly sliced1 small sweet onion, thinly sliced, about 1 cup1 medium apple, peeled, quartered, cored and sliced1 tablespoon cider vinegar½ teaspoon caraway seeds¾ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth1 teaspoon brown sugar¼ teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon pepper1 tablespoon butterHeat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the cabbage and onion and saute for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is lightly browned and starts to wilt. Add the apple and saute for 1 minute.Add the vinegar, caraway seeds, broth, brown sugar, salt and pepper’ stir to combine. Cover and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes. Remove the lid and cook another 3-5 minutes to allow liquid to reduce slightly.Stir in the butter, remove from heat, cover and let stand for 5-10 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.Serves eight.Nutrition values per ½-cup serving: 45 calories, 2.5 g fat, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein, 5 mg cholesterol, 90 mg sodium.“Eat More Of What You Love: Over 200 Brand-New Recipes Low in Sugar, Fat and Calories” by Marlene Koch (Running Press 2012)

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    Oscar-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri brings his own stage play

    Best bets: Chazz Palminteri plays the Arcada

    Chazz Palminteri hits the Arcada with his autobiographical one-man Broadway show "A Bronx Tale" Sunday. The Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah holds the solemn Kristallnacht 75 to mark the 75th anniversary of the violence against the Jewish people of Germany and Austria.

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    Lady Gaga and her manager have split just days before the pop star releases her new album, “ARTPOP.”

    AP source: Lady Gaga, manager Troy Carter split

    Lady Gaga and her manager have split over creative differences just days before the pop star releases her new album, “ARTPOP.” Carter signed Gaga in 2007 and the two have worked together since as the “Poker Face” singer rose from club act to international superstar.

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    Distribute mother’s estate equally to the grandchildren

    Her mother passed away a few months ago. She was 98 and lived a full, rich life, so her problem isn't about grief; it is about ethical distribution of money. Carolyn Hax says be fair to everyone involved.

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    The Artemide Pirce suspension chandelier in the bedroom was purchased at a 60-percent discount during a coupon sale from Metropolitandecor.com.

    Turning to the Web for contemporary design

    Not long ago, a homeowner looking for the airiness of a Noguchi lamp or the clean lines of European-style cabinetry would be forced to journey between the handful of modern furnishing stores they might be fortunate enough to have in their area — or head to New York City. Now, thanks to the Internet, time-strapped contemporary lovers can outfit those homes without ever leaving their couches.

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    A spokeswoman for the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport says airport police arrested DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, just after 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4.

    Rapper DMX again arrested in South Carolina

    Rapper DMX has been arrested again in South Carolina. A spokeswoman for the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport says airport police arrested the 42-year-old entertainer, whose real name is Earl Simmons, just after 5 p.m. Monday.

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    The 50th anniversary coverage of the Kennedy assassination on CBS News won’t include the recollections of the longtime anchor Dan Rather, further proof of the lingering bitterness following Rather’s messy exit and subsequent lawsuit against the network.

    Rather not invited to join CBS Kennedy coverage

    The 50th-anniversary coverage of the Kennedy assassination on CBS News won’t include the recollections of its longtime anchor Dan Rather, further proof of the lingering bitterness following Rather’s messy exit and subsequent lawsuit against the network. Rather helped organize CBS’ plans for President John F. Kennedy’s visit to Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, and as a young reporter was a key component of assassination coverage. Now 82, with his own show on AXS-TV, he’s one of the few reporters on the story that day who’s still active in journalism.

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    Molly Jackson, left, of Peoria, and three of her four daughters Priscilla, 11, center left, and Victoria, not pictured, suffer from what can only be described as a hyper-fever. The technical term for the disease is hyperimmunoglobulinemia D and periodic fever syndrome or HIDS. The two girls, along with sister, Brittaney, 14, far right, suffer juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Stephanie, 15, center right, has been untouched but is supportive of her sisters. The family is trying to raise funds for specialized treatment at John Hopkins.

    Peoria family suffers from a rare disease

    Molly Jackson doesn’t seem that different from a typical mother in the Peoria area: she shuttles her four daughters to and fro and runs the house. The already tasking title of motherhood is made more difficult by a blight on two of her daughters so rare that there’s only been 300 recorded cases in the world. Two of Molly and Justin Jackson’s daughters suffer from what can only be described as a hyper-fever. It inflicts the bookends of the Jackson’s four daughters: Victoria, 22, and Priscilla, 8.

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    Vesna Boscovic has lived in many places and says enjoyment of food transcends geographic boundaries.

    Cook of the Week: We all need a little food and art in our lives

    Vesna Boscovic believes art can transcend geographic boundaries. “Art can trigger memories or feelings. Art doesn't need a passport; it transgresses borders,” according to Vesna of South Barrington. Food can accomplish the same thing, she said.

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    Vesna Boscovic’s Marquise aux Framboises.

    Marquise aux Framboises — Chocolate Cake with Raspberries
    Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Coulis: Vesna Boscovic

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    Author Doris Kearns Goodwin’s latest book, “The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism,” will be released on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

    Goodwin’s new book champions ‘Bully Pulpit’

    Author Doris Kearns Goodwin, 70, ranks with David McCullough and Robert Caro as among the most famous living historians. “The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism” is more than 900 pages and fulfills her longtime dream of writing about the Progressive era, the years in the early 20th century when “muckraking” journalists routinely exposed injustice and landmark legislation was signed on everything from food safety to tariffs to railroad regulation.

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    Beekeeper Kellen Henry inspects bees from her Feedback Farms hive in the Myrtle Village Green community garden in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn in New York.

    To bee? Hobbyist hives require time, money

    There’s no shortage of buzz about beekeeping these days. From environmentalists worried about disappearing colonies to foodies seeking locally sourced liquid gold, lots of new beekeepers are itching to roll down their sleeves. With cities like New York lifting beekeeping bans, and with a wealth of new books, online videos and meet-up groups, learning the basics is easier than ever.

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    A woman watches how a painting of Yosemite National Park, made by David Hockney using an iPad, takes shape at a new exhibit at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

    iPad art gains recognition in new Hockney exhibit

    Happily hunched over his iPad, Britain’s most celebrated living artist David Hockney is pioneering in the art world again, turning his index finger into a paintbrush that he uses to swipe across a touch screen to create vibrant landscapes, colorful forests and richly layered scenes. “It’s a very new medium,” said Hockney. A new exhibit of Hockney’s work, including about 150 iPad images, opened Saturday in the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park.

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    Foie gras profiteroles are on the menu at Le Pigeon restaurant in Portland, Ore., where the rustic French-inspired food simply astounds.

    Portland tempts with endless eats

    Getting a great meal in Portland is harder than you’d think. Not for lack of talented chefs creating world-class food. Rather, too many of them. Deciding where to dine among the many contenders can quickly leave you overwhelmed. But it’s true. Portland’s dining scene has such a delicious glut of talented, creative chefs, you may find yourself calculating how many dinners — if one started early — could be jammed into a single evening.

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    “Knack” was created to be the perfect beast to show off the spectacularly vamped up visual powers of the PlayStation 4 game console. The hero of the game, also called “Knack,” is made up of 5,000 parts that cluster together and hang in the air to shape its ever-metamorphosing form.

    Metamorphosing beast center-stage in new PS4 game

    Knack was created to be the perfect beast to show off the spectacularly vamped up visual powers of the new PlayStation 4 game console. The hero of the game, which is also called “Knack,” is made up of 5,000 parts that cluster together and hang in the air to shape its ever-metamorphosing form. Each part — a metallic gold cube here, a rolling eyeball there, brown triangular fur everywhere — moves distinctly, rattling on roads, bursting into fiery explosions, changing textures and colors. The PS4 goes on sale Nov. 15 in the U.S.

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    Eric Church will play his new single, the hard rock anthem “The Outsiders,” on Wednesday during the Country Music Association Awards.

    Church set to drop new album, blow minds at CMAs

    Eric Church isn’t sure what reaction he’ll get when he plays his new single, the hard rock anthem “The Outsiders,” on Wednesday night during the Country Music Association Awards, which airs live at 7 p.m. on ABC. It’s the first time he’ll play the song in front of the Music Row “establishment” and millions of fans who don’t follow him, and he’ll be pushing mainstream country music’s edge quite a bit further than folks are used to. “Could be crowd-surfing, could be mosh pits,” Church said. “They could be throwing cans at me.”

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    A dog watches a video of the silhouette of another dog wagging its tail to its left. At top right is an inset image of the dog’s heart rate while the dog was watching the video. A few years ago, researchers discovered a subtle difference in how dogs wag their tails.

    Fido’s tail wags may reveal more than you think

    The way Fido wags his tail might reveal more about him than you know. Just ask another dog. A few years ago, researchers discovered a subtle difference in how dogs wag their tails. When a dog sees something positive, such as its owner, it tends to wags its tail more to its right. The wagging tends to go left when it sees something negative, like an unfamiliar dominant dog. Now, the same Italian researchers report that other dogs pick up on that difference.

Discuss

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    Be smart and careful when storing prescription medicine.

    Editorial: Be vigilant in storing, guarding prescription drugs

    An Antioch middle-schooler who handed out prescription pain pills to several classmates last week is the latest example of a burgeoning problem that should concern us all, a Daily Herald editorial says.

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    The GOP’s new reality

    Columnist Michael Gerson: The phrase “purity for profit” captures the main reason Republican leaders are edging away from a strategy of accommodation. The Obama era has unleashed a great deal of genuine populist and libertarian energy. But a good portion of it is being channeled into business and fundraising models that depend on stoking resentment against the GOP itself (at least as currently constituted).

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    What art says about the past

    Columnist Richard Cohen: “12 Years a Slave” is art at its highest, not just on account of mastery or talent but because of what it makes yesterday say about today. We obscured, we covered up — we made the past conform to the present and insisted that hurt or pain had no right to persist, as if family tales told at the kitchen table dissipate when the silverware is put away. As a nation, we like to look pretty, but sometimes we weren’t. The grave obligation of art is to show us what we look like.

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    IRS tax-credit scandal a bad omen for health care law

    Columnist Byron York: It should go without saying that health care subsidies go only to people who actually qualify for them. But a new scandal within the IRS casts serious doubt on whether that will happen.

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    A know-it-all’s advice to GOP on Hillary

    Columnist Kathleen Parker: Ms. Know-It-All, the anonymous political advice columnist whose identity remains a popular Georgetown cocktail party guessing game, is also known to live up to her title now and then. Herewith a correspondence worth sharing.

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    Achieve justice, and all will win
    A Barrington Hills letter to the editor: Nearly all of today’s dialogue focuses only on the edge of the fiscal cliff before us. Let’s look at the bigger picture of winners and losers since the election of 2012.

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    The enormities of health care software
    An Elgin letter to the editor: I have been following the numerous complaints about the implementation of the new health care law program. The total world industry is supported by software and firmware that is written, tested and implemented by many software developers.

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    Gap between rich, poor never greater
    A Geneva letter to the editor: Isn’t it time that we Americans realize that our current economic and trade policies need to change? What used to be the middle class is now, in blunt honesty, the working poor.

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