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    In Illinois, legal users of pot can drive legally Jan. 1, if not impaired

    When medical marijuana use becomes legal in Illinois Jan. 1, two sets of standards will be in effect for drivers. Officers will have to show impairment of drivers who have legally used pot. Meanwhile, drivers without medical users cards can be prosecuted if they show any amounts of marijuana in their systems.

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    Buffalo Grove named of one Illinois' safest cities

    The Village of Buffalo Grove has been named the second safest city in the state by a real estate brokerage firm. All 10 cities on the list were in the suburbs. Other Northwest and West suburbs making the list included Geneva, 3, Bartlett, 4, Roselle, 5, Lisle, 6, Glen Ellyn, 7, Glenview, 8 and Libertyville, 10. Ranking first was south suburban Homer Glen.

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    Sugar Grove man killed in single-vehicle crash

    The Kane County Sheriff’s office said a fatal one-car crash that occurred Friday evening in an area near Sugar Grove is under investigation.

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    George Kelly of Heybecks Meat Market in Palatine serves up ribs, corn and a roll for the hungry patrons at Palatine’s Street Fest on Friday.

    Palatine Street Fest continues through Sunday

    Downtown Palatine Street Fest kicked off at 5 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Brockway and Slade streets, just north of Palatine Road and only blocks from the village’s Metra station. The event continues 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday with live music, food, and plenty of activities and entertainment for kids. Admission is free. .

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    Amber Hayes performs during the first day of the Little Bear Ribfest on Friday in Vernon Hills, which continues Saturday at Century Park.

    Little Bear Ribfest heats up

    First day of the Little Bear Ribfest on Friday, Aug 22 starting at 6 p.m. A two-day festival at Century Park featuring the area's best ribs, national headliners, and a whole lotta fun.

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    Libertarian governor candidate Chad Grimm graduated from Lake Zurich High School in 1999.

    Libertarian allowed on gubernatorial ballot

    The Illinois State Board of Elections voted Friday that Libertarian candidates for governor and lieutenant governor can appear on the ballot Nov. 4.

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    District 300 Associate Superintendent Sarah Kedroski is doused with a 5-gallon bucket of ice water by Ben Churchill, Assistant Superintendent for High School Teaching and Learning Superintendent’s Cabinet, while taking the ALS ice bucket challenge Friday at Hampshire High School.

    District 300 officials take ice bucket plunge

    new District 300 Superintendent Fred Heid and Associate Superintendent Sarah Kedrowski among others will take the ALS ice bucket challenge. Meet at the office at 2:45 for the official where and when.

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    Pat Quinn

    Report: State agency broke hiring rules for years

    The Illinois Department of Transportation circumvented rules devised to keep politics out of state jobs and improperly hired more than 250 people in the last decade, accelerating the practice under Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, the state’s top investigator decreed in a report released Friday.

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    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, left, is running for re-election against Republican Bruce Rauner.

    Rauner’s term limits plan rejected

    Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner saw his showpiece issue permanently removed from November ballots Friday when the Illinois Supreme Court said it wouldn’t hear an appeal to ask voters if they want term limits in Illinois.

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    Judge: Statements in Wheeling homicide not coerced

    The parents of Prospect Heights man who Wheeling police claim drove the getaway car when Jesus E. Sanchez mistakenly shot to death 23-year-old Rafael Orozco last year, testified during a hearing Thursday. Collin Scheffler's defense attorney is asking the judge to suppress the statement prosecutors say Scheffler made about his involvement in the shooting.

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    Burglary suspect picks up new charges in Inverness

    A man charged with burglarizing homes last month in Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect faces new charges in connection with an Inverness burglary, prosecutors said Friday. Cook County Judge Joseph Cataldo set bond at $75,000 for Jeremy Driscoll, 26, of Chicago, currently in custody at Cook County Jail on a $60,000 bond.

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    Arnie Biondo

    Email exchanges show little tension between forest commission, director

    Email exchanges during the five weeks before Arnie Biondo was dismissed as executive director of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District show no obvious signs of tension between Biondo and the commissioners who let him go. The 331 pages of emails, obtained by the Daily Herald through a Freedom of Information Act request, are exchanges Biondo had with members of the six-member forest preserve...

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    Tom McAfee, president of Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, applauds during Friday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the new hospital building. It is expected to open in 2017.

    Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital begins $378 million project

    Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital welcomed a new era Friday with the ceremonial groundbreaking of a new $378 million hospital to replace the existing facility. The new hospital, scheduled to open in 2017, will have 114 private inpatient beds and eight operating rooms. “It won’t be just great. It will be extraordinary,” said Lake Forest Mayor Donald Schoenheider.

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    Traci Ellis

    Second rally taking place Saturday in Elgin

    A rally calling for justice in the death of Michael Brown will take place Saturday in Elgin. Brown, 18, was unarmed when he was shot by a police officer Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Missouri. The groups Occupy Elgin and Fox Valley Citizens for Peace and Justice are organizing the rally at 1 p.m. at the corner of Kimball Street and Grove Avenue in Elgin.

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    Julie Morrison

    Parents could be charged if kids drink in car

    Parents who let their children drink alcohol in cars, boats and RVs could be charged with a crime under a new law approved by Gov. Pat Quinn Friday.

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    Iraqi premier-designate Haider al-Abadi meets Thursday with Pastor Farouk Yousuf in Baghdad, Iraq.

    Mosque attack kills 64 in Iraq; Sunnis halt talks

    Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen raced to the scene to reinforce security but stumbled on bombs planted by the militants, which allowed the gunmen to flee, according to officials in Imam Wais, 75 miles northeast of Baghdad. At least 64 people were killed, including four Shiite militiamen.

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    A new law would allow the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont to hold a tobacco trade show with indoor smoking.

    Rosemont gets smoking exemption for potential show

    A new law would allow the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont to hold a tobacco trade show, a rare example of the state allowing an exemption Illinois’ indoor smoking ban.

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    The first trucks of the aid convoy pass the border post Friday at Izvaryne, eastern Ukraine.

    West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine

    The arrival of the trucks instantly raised the stakes in the crisis: An attack on the convoy could give Russia a pretext to intervene more deeply in the war. And a pause in the fighting to allow the convoy safe passage could hamper further battlefield advances by Ukrainian forces, which have reported substantial inroads against the rebels over the past week.

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    Arrest warrant issued for rap star Chief Keef for not appearing in court Friday

    An $50,000 arrest warrant has been issued for Keith Cozart, better known as rapper Chief Keef, after he did not appear in Lake County court as ordered Friday morning. Cozart, 19, is out of town for work, his defense attorney said.

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    A man, right, working for a humanitarian group, throws a small bag of water Friday to West Point residents behind the fence of a holding area, as they wait for a second consignment of food from the Liberian Government to be handed out.

    New Ebola victims don’t follow profile

    Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said the two new cases were quarantined two days ago while being tested. They had previously been under surveillance, but their movements were not restricted. Once they showed signs of the disease, they were brought in.

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    Archdiocese cautions schools on ice bucket challenge

    The Archdiocese of Chicago is telling principals of its schools that if they take part in the ice bucket challenge to raise funds to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease to ask the ALS Association to direct the money to nonembryonic cell research.

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    3 accused of organ-donation fraud

    Three Southwest suburban residents have been indicted on charges that allege they stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from a group that coordinates organ and tissue donations.

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    United flight to Chicago makes emergency landing

    A United Express flight from St. Louis to Chicago made an emergency landing in Peoria after the cabin lost air pressure. No one was injured.

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    Bite attack at Lollapalooza leads to charges

    A 33-year-old Chicago man has been charged with tackling a man and biting him on the arm and biting another on the shin at Lollapalooza.

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    8 gang members indicted on racketeering charges

    Federal prosecutors in Illinois and Indiana have announced the indictment on racketeering charges of eight members and associates of a street gang operating in the states.

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    Mundelein open house, festival:

    Mundelein is hosting an open house and ribbon cutting from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at the new village hall, 300 Plaza Circle.

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    Clarification
    An incorrect name was listed for one of the plaintiffs on the lawsuit regarding Batavia's involvement with the Prairie State Energy Campus. The plaintiff's name is Lois Benson.

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    CLC job events:

    College of Lake County will offer two opporunities for job-seekers in September.

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    Attorney Michael Childress, right, explains the class-action lawsuit brought regarding electricity prices in Batavia and their relation to the Prairie State Energy Campus, while plaintiff Joe Marconi, seated, listens, at a meeting Thursday in Batavia. About 90 people attended.

    Lawyer says power in numbers will help the cause

    What will a class-action lawsuit over the price of electricity in Batavia accomplish? What does it cost to join? About 90 people asked questions about the lawsuit, and more, at a meeting Thursday night.

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    Han Tak Lee, 79, arrives at the federal courthouse Friday with assistance from friends and supporters after his release from a Pennsylvania prison.

    Man freed after arson-murder rap tossed

    Prosecutors have conceded the arson science used to convict Han Tak Lee was faulty but insist that other evidence points to his guilt. A county prosecutor plans to seek a review, suggesting it may ask a federal appeals court to overturn the decision to release Lee.

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    President Barack Obama sits in a golf cart Thursday while golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha’s Vineyard.

    Obama taking less vacation, but still too much for critics

    Since becoming president, Obama has taken 20 vacations lasting two to 15 days. As of Friday, he has spent all or part of 138 days on “vacation.”By the same point in his second term, President George W. Bush spent 381 partial or complete days at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, and another 26 at the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, according to CBS News reporter Mark...

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    County forgives $2.4 million in bad speed-camera tickets

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation this year allowing 200 new speed cameras at school zones in New York City and Long Island. The cameras are supposed to operate during and immediately before and after school.

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    Lue Hagarty, Kendall Tokarski, Ann Fell and Heather O’Brien, all of St. Charles, learn to row Friday during a free trial class offered by Row America at Ferson Creek Park in St. Charles.

    Row America offers free trial classes in St. Charles

    Row America offers free trial rowing classes on theFox River at Ferson Creek Park in St. Charles.

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    Retired Army Sgt. Shane Scherer has been hired to work in U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam’s office after recovering from injuries from a 2009 explosion.

    Roskam hires wounded veteran in West Chicago office

    U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, a Wheaton Republican, says he’s hired an Army veteran who was badly injured in an Afghanistan explosion to work on veterans issues. Retired Sgt. Shane Scherer was seriously injured in a 2009 explosion at his base in Afghanistan and will work out of Roskam’s West Chicago office.

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    Richard Ecklund

    Batavia man pleads guilty to pot charge

    Richard Ecklund of Batavia pleaded guilty Friday to his role in dealing nearly 600 pounds of marijuana. He was one of five people busted by the North Central Narcotics Task Force in 2012.

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    Fox Valley police reports
    Jacob Ryan Thompson, 20, of Bartlett, ws charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis at 1:25 a.m. Wednesday at Miller Road and Route 31 near West Dundee, according to a sheriff’s office report.

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    Tri-Cities police reports
    A burglar broke into the office Monday at Sugar Grove Family Fun Center, 9S825 Route 47. The burglar made a 3-by-4-foot hole in the siding of the post-frame building, then punched through drywall, to enter.

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    This handout photo provided by the Office of the Defense Secretary taken Aug. 19, 2014, shows a Chinese fighter jet that the Obama administration said Friday conducted a “dangerous intercept” of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace.

    Pentagon decries ‘dangerous’ Chinese jet intercept

    The Pentagon press secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby, said Washington protested to the Chinese military through diplomatic channels, calling the fighter pilot’s actions “unsafe and unprofessional.” And U.S. officials said this is at least the second formal complaint American diplomats have filed with the Chinese over these military actions in recent months.

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    Crews work Friday on a damaged road east of Twisp, Wash.

    Washington wildfire burn scars turn into mudslides

    Rain in Washington state unleashed mudslides on land left bare by wildfires, washing down hillsides, damaging homes and closing highways as the threat of more storms loomed Friday.

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    Chicago Cardinal Francis George is trying an experimental drug to treat his cancer.

    Cardinal George to get experimental cancer drug

    The Archdiocese of Chicago says Cardinal Francis George is trying an experimental drug to treat his cancer.The archdiocese issued a statement Friday saying that the 77-year-old George has agreed to participate in a clinical trial at the University of Chicago Medicine. Officials say the drug may activate cells in the immune system so they can attack cancer cells.

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    Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks Friday to a group of business leaders in Portsmouth, N.H.

    Perry says he’ll be better prepared if he runs

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday in a visit to a key early voting state that he was unprepared for and humbled by his first run for president in 2012 and will work harder if there’s a next time around.

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    A car crashed into Yankee Candle in downtown Arlington Heights on Friday morning. No one was injured.

    Another vehicle strikes a building in downtown Arlington Hts.

    A car drove into a business on Friday morning in downtown Arlington Heights, making it the second such accident in the area in two days. No one was injured.

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    After speaking with U.S. President Barack Obama by phone on Wednesday, John and Diane Foley talk to reporters outside their home in Rochester, N.H. Their son James Foley was abducted in November 2012 while covering the Syrian conflict. Islamic militants posted a video showing his murder on Tuesday.

    Stopping ISIS will mean widening military commitment

    The White House said Friday that the president has received no military options beyond those he authorized earlier this month for limited airstrikes in Iraq and military aid to Iraqi and Kurdish forces. But a top adviser raised the possibility of a broader American military campaign that targets the Islamic State group’s bases in Syria, saying the U.S would take whatever action is...

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    Damasius, center, instructs students to hold a boat pose at Independence Grove Forest Preserve.

    Libertyville man shares his love for yoga with ‘breath of fire’

    Linas Damasius of Libertyville has changed his mind and body with yoga and wants others to gain the benefits. Damasius teaches free ashtanga yoga classes at Independence Grove near Libertyville and hosts free acrobatic yoga in Libertyville's Cook Memorial Park throughout the summer. “Teaching the yoga classes has allowed me to meet other people and share something I love,” Damasius...

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    College of DuPage votes to cut tuition next spring

    College of DuPage trustees have voted to cut tuition by $4 per credit hour beginning with the spring 2015 semester — just months after approving a $4 increase that’s taking effect this fall. The tuition cuts will apply to both in-district and out-of-district students. Starting next spring, tuition for in-district students will drop from $144 per credit hour back to the $140 they were...

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    Arlington Heights police have released a photo from a surveillance video of a man they say was part of a team that stole hundreds of dollars of food and merchandise from a Jewel store, and took more than $40 in cigarettes and Red Bull from a Mobil gas station that shares the same parking lot.

    Arlington Heights police release photo of thief

    Arlington Heights police have released a photo from a surveillance video of a man they say was part of a team that stole hundreds of dollars of food and merchandise from a Jewel store, and took more than $40 in cigarettes and Red Bull from a Mobil gas station that shares the same parking lot.

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    Dist. 93 adds bus routes to avoid bridge work

    Three new school bus routes will be operating Monday in Carol Stream Elementary District 93 for students who might otherwise have trouble reaching classes because of ongoing work to replace the Illini Drive bridge. Two of the routes will serve students from Carol Stream Elementary School and the third will be for students at Jay Stream Middle School.

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    Oak Grove Elementary School third grade students Maddison Carstens, second from right, and Ava Hertsberg, right, listen during iPad instruction on first day of school Friday in Green Oaks. Students in grades kindergarten through fifth will get to use iPads in the classroom.

    New iPads, playground greet Oak Grove students

    The first day of classes Friday at Oak Grove Elementary School was particularly exciting as students were greeted by a new playground and iPads.

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    Researchers and volunteers clean the surface of a new track site on BLM lands north of Moab, Utah.

    Dinosaur footprints set for display in Utah

    Paleontologists believe the tracks were made over several days in what was a shallow lake. They likely became covered by sediment that filled them up quickly enough to preserve them but gently enough not to scour them out.

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    Two kids hurt in fall from Ferris wheel

    Authorities say two children are recovering from injuries after falling at least 15 feet from a Ferris wheel at a community fair in southeastern Michigan.

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    Streamwood swears in new fire battalion chief, lieutenant

    Streamwood Fire Chief Chris Clark introduced his new battalion chief as a Green Bay Packers fan who puts ketchup on his hot dogs. "Other than that, he's a pretty good guy," a smiling Clark said of Bill Schmidt, who was promoted this week. Bob Kukla was sworn in as lieutenant.

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    William Shatner is among the stars making appearances at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con in Rosemont this weekend.

    5 things to do this weekend in the suburbs
    Unpack that stormtrooper suit or slip on cape: Wizard World Chicago Comic Con arrives this weekend in Rosemont. The convention, a celebration of comic books and all things sci fi, is a huge draw, but the weekend offers more subdued fun as well — from a wine fest in Naperville to a rarely performed musical in Lincolnshire. Here are five things to do this weekend in the suburbs.

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    This is a sketch of a downtown development proposed for Buffalo Grove. The village soon will receive the results of an independent study of the area to determine suitability for development.

    Study of possible ‘downtown’ in Buffalo Grove almost complete

    Buffalo Grove has received a draft of a study that could influence the future of a possible “downtown” on and around the Buffalo Grove Golf Course. A final draft of the study could be available by the Sept. 8 village board meeting. “The intent of the study was to determine if there was developable area, if there was a site that could be developed and what it would take in...

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    Laptop causes small fire at Maine West

    A small fire at Maine West High School Thursday morning was extinguished quickly and caused no significant damage, officials said. Des Plaines firefighters responded to the school, 1755 S. Wolf Road, after 10 a.m. when a laptop overheated and ignited nearby papers, according to Fire Chief Alan Wax.

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    Diane and John Foley talk to reporters outside their home in Rochester, N.H. Speaking on NBC’s “Today,” the parents of slain journalist James Foley said they regarded an email they received from his captors last week as a hopeful sign they could negotiate with the Islamic militants.

    Parents had hoped to negotiate with Foley captors

    The parents of slain journalist James Foley said they regarded an email they received from his captors last week as a hopeful sign they could negotiate with the Islamic militants. Speaking on NBC’s “Today,” John and Diane Foley from Rochester, New Hampshire, said they had last heard from the captors via several emails in December.

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    A Campbellsville Fire Department truck with the ladder extended remained at the scene where two firefighters were injured during an ice bucket challenge during a fundraiser for ALS on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Campbellsville, Ky. Officials say the ladder got too close to a power line and electricity traveled to the ladder, electrocuting the firefighters.

    Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

    A charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon went terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters when a fire truck’s ladder got too close to a power line after they dumped water on college students who were taking part in an “ice bucket challenge.”

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    After 24 years in prison, a U.S. district judge vacated Han Tak Lee’s state conviction and sentence, agreeing with a magistrate’s conclusion that the science underpinning the case has been discredited.

    1990 arson-murder convistion tossed over debunked science

    A former New York businessman whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his daughter was freed from prison Friday after 24 years behind bars, following a judge’s ruling that the case against him had been based on now-debunked arson science.

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    Dentist at center of health scare cedes license

    OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinics led to the testing of thousands of patients for HIV and hepatitis permanently surrendered his professional license on Friday.

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    St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s deputies escort Nicole Vaisey, 25, into Fowler Town Court for her preliminary hearing, Thursday, Aug 21, 2014, in Fowler, N.Y. Vaisey and Stephen Howells II are charged with abducting and sexually abusing two young Amish sisters as the girls worked their family’s roadside vegetable stand in Oswegatchie, N.Y. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.

    Police: Couple wanted 2 Amish girls for slaves

    A northern New York couple kidnapped two Amish sisters from their family farm stand and planned to turn them into slaves, but released them after becoming frightened by news reports, an investigator said.

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    Hoffman Estates man charged with burglary

    A 19-year-old Hoffman Estates man has been charged with felony residential burglary after a chase by a village resident. Sergio D. Bridges of the 500 block of Harvard Lane was arrested around 11:41 p.m. Aug. 16 at Kensington Lane and Abbey Wood Drive after an officer who heard a radioed description of the man who had been chased.

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    The death toll from three years of Syria’s civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday.

    UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

    The death toll from three years of Syria’s civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday. The figure, covering the period from March 2011 to April 2014, is the first issued by the U.N.’s human rights office since July 2013, when it documented more than 100,000 killed.

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    The beheading of American Journalist James Foley has forced a new debate over how the United States balances its unyielding policy against paying ransom to terrorist groups and saving the lives of Americans being held hostage by some of the world’s most dangerous extremists.

    Slaying of American reopens debate on ransoms

    By rejecting demands for a nine-digit payment to save kidnapped American journalist James Foley, the United States upheld a policy choice that some European and Arab governments have long found too wrenching to make themselves: ruling out ransom to rescue any citizen held captive by militant organizations, in hopes the tough stand will make Americans safer from kidnapping and attacks by...

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    At the heart of President Barack Obama’s quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria. What if the militants pull back, even partially, into Syria and regroup, as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 predicted they would, followed by a renewed offensive?

    Obama faces tough options in Iraq and Syria

    At the heart of President Barack Obama’s quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria. The president may continue helping Iraqi forces try to reverse the group’s land grabs in northern Iraq by providing more arms and American military advisers and by using U.S. warplanes to support Iraqi ground operations. But what if the militants pull back, even partially,...

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    A duck was the only thing getting through the floodwaters on Irving Park Road near the Schaumburg Airport in Schaumburg on Friday morning. Heavy overnight rain closed the road to vehicles.

    Heavy overnight rains close roads across suburbs

    A flash flood warning was issued for portions of Cook, Lake and DuPage counties this morning due to heavy rains that fell overnight, meteorologists say. Over a 24-hour period, Morris said, areas in DuPage County eclipsed 5 inches of rain and parts of Cook County had more than 4 inches.

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    This 13-acre site at 1203 E. Warrenville Road in Naperville is the future home of a research and development center for SKF Group, a Swedish-based manufacturing company that has facilities in Elgin and Waukegan.

    Naperville council green-lights Swedish manufacturer’s plan

    The development that passed Naperville’s planning and zoning commission without a business name now has made it through city council approval as SKF Group, a Swedish-based manufacturer of ball bearings, seals and lubrication systems. “This project has moved at a wildfire pace through the approval process, leaving the residents with no recourse,” said Dan Rigby, a resident of...

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    People stand in prayer Wednesday after marching about a mile to the police station to protest the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Brown’s shooting in the middle of a street Aug 9, by a Ferguson policeman has sparked a more than week of protests, riots and looting in the St. Louis suburb.

    National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

    The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions subsided in the St. Louis suburb where unrest erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. Gov. Jay Nixon also ordered the Missouri National Guard, which arrived Monday, to withdraw after the flare-ups began to ease. Police have made only a handful of arrests in the protest area...

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    Men carry food aid that was given to them Thursday at the West Point area, one of the places where the Ebola virus has claimed lives, in Monrovia, Liberia. Calm returned Thursday to a slum in the Liberian capital that was sealed off in the government’s attempt to halt the spread of Ebola, a day after clashes erupted between residents and security forces, but now the tens of thousands of residents worried about getting food.

    Nigeria confirms 2 new Ebola cases

    Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu says the country has confirmed two new Ebola cases, the first two to have spread beyond those who had direct contact with the ill traveler from Liberia who brought the disease to Nigeria.

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    Malaysia Airlines crew members hold flowers as they wait Friday outside Bunga Raya Complex at Kuala Lumpur International Airport where victims’ bodies of the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 to be flown back, in Sepang, Malaysia. The remains of at least 15 Malaysians killed when the jetliner was shot down over Ukraine will be returned to their home country this week, the first Malaysian victims of the disaster to be flown home, the country’s defense minister said Tuesday.

    MH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout

    Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both tragedies.

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    Ebola victim Dr. Kent Brantly, right, hugs a member of the medical staff that treated him, after being released Thursday from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Another American aid worker, Nancy Writebol, who was also infected with the Ebola virus, was released from the hospital Tuesday.

    American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

    As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn’t spoken yet about his plans, but spent much of his first public appearance pleading for help for countries still struggling with the virus.

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    During a Pentagon briefing Thursday, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said it’s possible to contain the Islamic State militants, but it can’t be done permanently without going after the group in Syria. Speaking to reporters with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Dempsey said he wasn’t predicting U.S. airstrikes in Syria, but said the problem must be addressed diplomatically, politically and militarily by America and its regional partners.

    Gen. Dempsey hits Islamic militant ‘end-of-days’ vision

    America’s top-ranked military officer says the surging Islamic State group has an “apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision” in the Middle East and cannot be defeated unless the United States and a coalition of partners confront it head-on in Syria.

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    Trucks move Friday toward a border control point with Ukraine in the Russian town of Donetsk, Rostov-on-Don region. The first trucks of the Russian aid convoy crossed the Ukrainian inspection zone Friday morning.

    Ukraine: Russian aid convoy is a ‘direct invasion’

    Russia sent dozens of aid trucks into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev’s approval, saying its patience had worn out with the Ukrainian government’s stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a “direct invasion.”

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    Palestinians gather around the rubble of a destroyed house Thursday following Israeli strikes in the Rafah refugee camp, Southern Gaza Strip.

    Gaza militants kill 18 alleged spies for Israel

    Gaza gunmen killed 18 alleged spies for Israel on Friday, including seven who were lined up behind a mosque and shot after midday prayers, in response to Israel’s deadly airstrikes against top Hamas leaders. Two of those killed were women, according to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, which called for an immediate halt to what it said were “extra-judicial executions.”

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    Coroner: Illinois student dies of heart disease

    O’FALLON, Ill. (AP) — The St. Clair County coroner says southwest Illinois junior high school student who died after suffering a medical emergency during a basketball practice had heart disease.

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    2 men face charges in Harvey standoff

    Two men have been charged in connection with a 20-hour standoff this week in Harvey that police say began as a robbery attempt.

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    FBI offers reward in Bolingbrook bank robbery

    The FBI is offering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of a man who shot a bank employee during a robbery at a Bolingbrook bank. The reward, announced Thursday in Chicago, seeks information on the armed man who entered a First Midwest Bank in Bolingbrook last week.

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    Priest, residents lament death of 9-year-old

    Dozens squeezed into the backyard of a Chicago apartment building to protest the violence that took the life of a 9-year-old boy. Antonio Smith was shot at least twice and killed Wednesday afternoon, not far from where he lived in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.

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    Storms cause scattered Indiana road flooding

    HARTFORD CITY, Ind. — Thunderstorms dropping heavy rain in northern and central Indiana have snarled travel in some places with road flooding.The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings for several counties Friday morning, with 3 inches or more of rainfall overnight in spots.

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    Shuttered Indiana hospital heads to tax sale

    RICHMOND, Ind. — An eastern Indiana hospital that closed six years ago is headed to a county property tax sale to help settle more than $464,000 in back taxes.The Sept. 30 tax sale of the old Reid Hospital in Richmond will help current owner Spring Grove Development Co. pay some of the site’s outstanding property taxes.

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    Vincennes U. gets nearly $200,000 to train miners

    VINCENNES, Ind. — Vincennes University has received more than $191,000 to provide safety training to miners.The grant is part of a total of $8.3 million awarded to 47 states and the Navajo Nation for the 2014 fiscal year. The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration.

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    Rural, volunteer fire agencies receiving $194,000

    INDIANAPOLIS — Rural and volunteer fire departments from 29 counties throughout Indiana have been awarded more than $194,000 in grants.

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    5-year-old boy’s bathtub death under investigation

    MONTICELLO, Ind. — State police say an investigation is underway into the death of a 5-year-old northern Indiana boy who reportedly was found not breathing in a bathtub.Sgt. Kim Riley says Ian Davidson died Thursday at an Indianapolis hospital, where he was taken by helicopter after emergency workers were called the day before to his family’s home near Monticello.

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    Sheriff: Man steals Wisconsin police chief’s truck

    WAUSAU, Wis. — Wisconsin authorities have charged a Michigan man with breaking into the Wausau police chief’s home and stealing his truck.WAOW-TV reports 39-year-old Jason Warner faces up to 19 years in prison if convicted on the felony and misdemeanor charges.

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    Weather service confirms Wisconsin tornado

    APPLETON, Wis. — The National Weather Service says a tornado this week was the first to hit ground in north central and northeastern Wisconsin.

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    Wisconsin shelter pauses cat adoptions after virus

    RACINE, Wis. — Cat adoptions will be temporarily suspended at the Wisconsin Humane Society shelter in Racine after four cats tested positive for a contagious and often fatal disease.

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    Illinois Lt. Gov. Simon donates books to schools

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ lieutenant governor is facilitating the donation of hundreds of books to Springfield schools.

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    Paralyzed Rockford man jailed after deadly crash

    ROCKFORD — A 25-year-old Rockford man left paralyzed from the waist down after a fatal crash has been booked into the Winnebago County Jail.

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    Chicago Archdiocese cool to ice bucket challenge

    The Archdiocese of Chicago is a little cool on the Ice Bucket Challenge that has recently gone viral on social media and raised millions for the ALS Association.

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    Former Chicago school coach convicted of assault

    A judge has found a former Chicago Public Schools employee guilty of sexually assaulting and sending suggestive texts to a 14-year-old student.The Chicago Sun-Times reports 42-year-old Idris Bridgeforth was convicted Thursday of criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse and indecent solicitation. He faces seven to 22 years in prison.

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    Feds accuse lawyer of coaching witness to lie

    A high-profile defense attorney in Chicago has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly encouraging a witness to lie on the stand on behalf of the lawyer’s purported drug-dealer client. According to an indictment announced Thursday, 36-year-old Beau B. Brindley faces multiple counts of perjury, one count of obstruction of justice and one of conspiracy to obstruct justice.

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    Five-month old Joshua Summeries of Zion was remembered by community leaders and residents Thursday night during a prayer vigil marking the anniversary of his death. Demetrius Thorpe, 26, the boyfriend of Joshua’s mother, pleaded guilty last month to suffocating the boy and placing his body into a large trash bin.

    Dawn Patrol: Vigil held for slain baby; Flash flood warning

    Slain 5-month-old Zion boy recalled at vigil; attorney says abuse suit against cleared priest "is alive"; College of DuPage trustee censured; Do you have money in old I-PASS account?; Anti-bullying campaign gets boost from senator, former Bear; Chicago Little Leaguers win; Bears play Seahawks tonight

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    Waubonsee Community College has extended its contract with a real estate firm to try to sell its former downtown Aurora campus at Stolp Avenue and Galena Boulevard. The college moved out in 2011 to a new building on River Street.

    After 3 years, still no buyer for Waubonsee’s Aurora buildings

    Three years after moving into a new building, Waubonsee Community College is still trying to sell its old downtown Aurora campus buildings and extended its contract with a Chicago firm to get the job done.

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    Streamwood plans to enact a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes for minors.

    Streamwood considers restricting electronic cigarette sales

    Concerned that so-called vaping leads to nicotine addiction, Streamwood officials plan to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to anyone younger than 18. The village board introduced the proposed rules Thursday night.

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    Jessica Salgado, a hardship intervention specialist, speaks with Annette Barner of Schiller Park in her office at Northwest Compass, formally CEDA Northwest, which focuses on helping people in need.

    Now on its own, Northwest Compass gives local help to people in crisis

    After splitting from CEDA of Cook County and adopting a new name, Northwest Compass provides community-based resources to people in crisis. “There’s something really valuable about being local, and really knowing the community,” said Ron Jordan, Northwest Compass’ chief executive officer.

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    IDOT is planning to widen the intersection of Route 59 and Stearns Road in Bartlett to ease congestion.

    IDOT finshing plans to widen Route 59 at Stearns Road in Bartlett

    A state project to widen Route 59 at Stearns Road in Bartlett will help unclog traffic and improve driver and pedestrian safety, officials say. The yearlong project is expected to start in the next construction season. Residents have long complained about traffic-weary drivers cutting through their neighborhood to avoid the intersection. Drivers traveling south on Route 59 can take Norwood and...

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    New pool, turf field among ideas for Dist. 214 surplus

    A new swimming pool, an artificial turf football field, a music wing and new security measures are just some of the projects Northwest Suburban High School District 214 may be spending $45 million of excess funds on over the next three years. The recommendations of the Capital Projects Feasibility Task Force were presented to the school board on Thursday night and included major facility upgrades...

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    ‘Nature is the best setting’ for new facility at Naperville’s Knoch Knolls

    Lovers of water — and of detail — will be right at home in Naperville Park District’s new Knoch Knolls Nature Center. The theme “celebrating water” trickles through the entire 5,000-square-foot building in carefully designed features that educate about the ecosystem and conserve energy. “Since we are right here by the river, of course we focus on the...

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    College of DuPage Board Chairman Erin Birt reads the resolution censuring Vice Chairman Kathy Hamilton on Thursday night in Glen Ellyn.

    College of DuPage board: Trustee embarrassed members

    The College of DuPage board voted Thursday to censure Vice Chairman Kathy Hamilton for “inappropriate conduct.” The resolution censuring Hamilton says she publicly embarrassed board members and college administrators and that she voices her disagreements “by making erroneous statements reflecting negatively against her fellow board members and the administration in an...

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    Man charged in attack on Chicago gang recruit

    A third person has been charged in an attack on a 15-year-old Chicago boy who refused to join a gang.

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    Johntrell Bowles, left, works on a cadaver in the gross anatomy lab during the 2014 International Human Cadaver Prosection Program at the medical school at Indiana University Northwest in Gary, Ind.

    Cadavers, a teen, and a med school dream

    A 17-year-old Indiana high school student has been deemed mature enough to handle a situation many could not — he’s helped prepare cadavers for an incoming medical class. The student, Johntrell Bowles of Gary, has participated this summer in the 2014 International Human Cadaver Prosection Program at the Indiana University School of Medicine-Northwest, also in Gary. He is the...

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    My great-nephew, Kyle, was very intent on keeping his eye on the ball during his third birthday party this summer. It was a Grand Slam and lots of fun that day.

    Images: Photo Contest Finalists
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of the bunch and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of August 18.

Sports

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    Laura Stoecker/lstoecker@dailyherald.comSt. Charles North junior Brendan Joyce during varsity football practice on Friday.

    St. Charles North ready for its turn

    St. Charles North has the speed and physicality to make a statement, yet its team motto is a question. Why not us? As coach Rob Pomazak said, why can’t St. Charles North be a playoff contender, a great football team?

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    Radtke: High school sports do matter

    A Facebook post I saw a couple of weeks ago made me laugh. The author questioned why so many people “go gaga” over high school sports. “Kids should be focusing on getting good grades and becoming productive members of society who can help stop all the violence and madness in the world. How does playing sports do that?” the post said.Did you just chuckle a little? I sure did when I saw it.

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    Aurora Central loses size, gains speed

    Aurora Central Catholic welcomes back two players who will significantly impact a Chargers squad that seeks a third straight playoff berth for the first time since the 1990s.

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    Elgin’s Johnny Higgins tackles Batavia’s Dylan Ingersoll last season.

    Elgin has a goal — be playoff eligible

    It will be among the top storylines of the football season if Elgin realizes its goal of making the playoffs after a winless 2013 season. Second-year coach Kyle Rohde said his players would have to stay healthy, improve weekly and get some breaks to go their way, but he doesn’t rule a postseason push out of the realm of possibility.

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    TE Noah Turner goes up for a catch during football practice Tuesday at Carmel High School in Mundelein.

    Carmel focused on getting off on right foot

    With a hard-plastic boot on his left foot, Andy Bitto traversed his Carmel Catholic football team’s stadium turf alternating between a four-wheeled scooter and 4 x 2 tractor. Call it an execution of discipline. The 51-year-old Bitto snapped his Achilles tendon while playing pickup basketball with his son on the Fourth of July. When football practice started Aug. 11, he obeyed doctor’s orders to stay off his wounded foot. Bitto also understands the importance of his football team getting started on the right foot.

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    Bears receiver Brandon Marshall drops the ball as quarterback Jay Cutler watches and the Seahawks' Brock Coyle defends in the first half of Friday's preseason game in Seattle.

    Seahawks embarrass the Bears

    Friday night's third preseason game was a disaster all the way around for the Bears, who were embarrassed by the defending Super Bowl-champion Seahawks at Seattle's CenturyLink Field.

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    Chicago’s DJ Butler drives in 2 runs with a single in the first inning of his team’s victory over Philadelphia on Thursday. The Jackie Robinson West team has a rematch against Nevada today in the U.S. final.

    Jackie Robinson West playing in U.S. final today

    Las Vegas steamrolled Chicago's Jackie Robinson West team earlier in the Little League World Series. But no one is expecting another blowout in today's U.S. final in Williamsport. “It’s hard to beat a team twice,” said Chicago manager Darold Butler.

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    Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu watches his three-run home run off New York Yankees starting pitcher Shane Greene as Francisco Cervelli catches for the Yankees in the first inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

    White Sox waste Abreu's homer, lose to Yankees

    White Sox manager Robin Ventura has seen it too many times this season. Jose Abreu gave Chicago the lead with a three-run homer in the first inning but the New York Yankees rallied for a 4-3 victory Friday night to send the White Sox a season-high 10 games under .500. Martin Prado had the winning hit with two outs in the ninth off Daniel Webb.

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    Trestman wants to see Jeffery ‘stack years together’

    Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has made huge strides in the past year, earning a Pro Bowl berth last season, but he still has a long way to go to catch teammate Berandon Marshall.

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    Chicago Bears’ Brandon Marshall (15) can’t hold on to the ball as quarterback Jay Cutler (6) watches and Seattle Seahawks’ Brock Coyle defends in the first half .

    Images: Bears vs. Seahawks preseason
    Images of the Chicago Bears vs. the Seattle Seahawks in preseason football at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Friday night.

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    One final hurdle for Rose to clear

    Derrick Rose returned to action for Team USA in a 112-86 win over Puerto Rico on Friday in New York. Barring a relapse in knee soreness, he appears a lock to make the final roster for the FIBA World Cup, which begins Aug. 30.

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    Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot (22) goes up for a shot against the Atlanta Dream during Game 1 of the WNBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinals Friday in Atlanta.

    Sky win first playoff game in nailbiting fashion

    Courtney Vandersloot hit the game-winning jumper from the top of the key with 20 seconds left to lead the Sky to an 80-77 win over the Dream in the first game of their WNBA playoff series. Chicago is the No. 4 seed in the East, and Atlanta is No. 1, but the Sky didn't look like underdogs while limiting the Dream's fast break to two points. "We call the first five seconds 'quick strike,' and they're the best team in the league," Sky coach Pokey Chatmon said. "Part of that is when we shoot 47 percent, that gives us two seconds to get back on defense."

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    QB Kevin Malisheski receives a snap during football practice Monday at Wauconda High School.

    Exciting times at Wauconda

    It’s the biggest “W” in Wauconda history, and a celebration awaits. Splashed in the middle of Wauconda’s new turf field is a giant, purple “W,” which is uniquely Wauconda’s own. Unlike the school’s old “W,” the new block letter won’t be potentially confused with that of the universities of Wisconsin or Washington. The varsity football helmets sport a “moving Bulldog” logo, also uniquely Wauconda’s, and a “W 100” decal, the latter of which represents the school’s centennial.

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    Head coach Bill Bellecomo demonstrates defensive technique during football practice at Vernon Hills High School Thursday.

    Vernon Hills still young

    [No Paragraph Style]NewsOn the day a national news story broke regarding academic fraud with the University of Notre Dame’s football team, a TV helicopter hovered over Vernon Hills’ Rust-Oleum Field. TV personnel parked their vans, waiting and hoping to speak to Cougars coach Bill Bellecomo about ex-VH wide receiver DaVaris Daniels, one of the players mentioned in the ND story. Forget it.

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    Bob Chwedyk/bchwedyk@dailyherald.com Cole Steger of Round Lake hauls in a first-half touchdown pass over Wauconda’s Joey Pausa last season.

    Round Lake hopes faster means better

    Football linemen stood on a track, ready to sprint. Race officials holding stopwatches put them down in favor of ... calendars. “A team would come here for track (in the spring) and we’d have 40 guys running the 100,” Round Lake football coach Jordan Eder joked. “Not that we were going to win, but it was something we could track and a way to keep them running and in shape.” Having seen at previous assistant-coaching stops at Grant and Carmel the benefits of football players running track, Eder focused on the strategy after taking over at Round Lake last year. He counted about 70 Panthers who swapped their football cleats for track cleats in the spring. The results were immediate — fast.

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    Grant running back Jeremy Bredwood slips past Antioch defender Christian Norris last season.

    Tall task ahead for Andriola, Grant

    A rainy day provided Vito Andriola a ray of sunshine. Under the bright lights of Grant’s old varsity gym, the school’s new head football coach saw bright spots. While the Bulldogs scrimmaged using half the gym, other players practiced in the lobby of the auditorium. It was the team’s first time practicing indoors. “I was really happy,” Andriola said after the weekday practice. “You can see a lot indoors.”

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    Lakes quarterback Jake Balliu signals he is expecting a touchdown on a play during Lakes football practice on Friday in Lake Villa.

    Lakes has plenty of experience to work with

    The reloading process is underway. It’s nearing its 11th month, actually. When star quarterback T.J. Edwards went down last season with an injury, while his football team was in the midst of another undefeated run through its division, Lakes got a sneak peek at 2014.

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    Grayslake North will have ability to score again

    Back during its first season of varsity football in the fall of 2006, Grayslake North scored a total of 49 points over nine games. Shortly after that, the Knights revamped their entire offense and put an emphasis on a high-flying, up-tempo, pass-oriented attack. Points came at a much more furious clip. Last season, Grayslake North (7-3) averaged nearly 34 points a game and scored more than 40 points in five of 10 games.

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    Schaal era begins at Grayslake Central

    For the seniors at Grayslake Central who don’t happen to keep track, Jason Schaal is the third varsity head football coach in their four years at the school. Schaal, also the head softball coach at Grayslake Central, is ready to bring some stability to the program, which is looking to improve on last year’s 4-5 record under Ben Ault.

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    Daniel White/dwhite@dailyherald.comNeuqua Valley"s Jessica Yuen eyes her drive during the Vern McGonagle Memorial High School Golf Championship at the Naperville Country Club.

    Scouting DuPage County girls golf

    Scouting the 2014 girls golf season in DuPage County.

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    Libertyville golfer Simone Mikaelian lines up her putt on the first hole during last year’s Carmel regional at Bonnie Brook Golf Course in Waukegan.

    Girls golf: Scouting Lake County

    Here's a look at what to expect from the girls golfers of Lake County this season.

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    Hayes happy to get started at St. Viator

    Quin Hayes is back where it all started for him. And it has become a dream come true for the former player and assistant coach at St. Viator, who was named the boys basketball head coach of the school earlier this week.

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    Ryan Scully of St. Edward drives off the tee at last year’s Elgin Country Club girls golf invitational. Scully, a senior, is a returning state qualifier.

    Scouting Fox Valley girls golf

    Scouting the 2014 Fox Valley girls golf season.

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    Baltimore Orioles’ Nelson Cruz reacts after hitting a fly ball to Chicago Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena during the second inning of an interleague baseball game in Chicago, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.

    Visiting fans making voices heard at Wrigley

    There were plenty of Baltimore Orioles fans in attendance Friday at Wrigley Field, just as there were at U.S. Cellular Field earlier this week. Orioles manager Buck Showalter noted the Orioles' long tradition for the fan support. He also talked a little about building for team success.

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    Facing his former team, Jake Arrieta allowed just 1 run on 4 hits in 7 innings as the Cubs beat the Orioles.

    Cubs’ Arrieta, Strop shut down their former team

    This one had plot lines all over the place. Cubs pitchers Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop went against their former team, the Baltimore Orioles, and contributed to a 4-1 victory. The Cubs may just have elevated their game against the first place team in the American League East.

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    Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, reacts to his tee shot on the fifth hole during second round play at The Barclays golf tournament Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Paramus, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

    Scott, Tringale tied for the lead at Barclays

    Adam Scott ran off four straight birdies in the middle of his round Friday, and then closed with an approach that settled a foot from the cup for a tap-in birdie and a 6-under 65. That gave him a share of the 36-hole lead with Cameron Tringale at The Barclays.Three dozen players were within five shots of the lead, a group that includes British Open and PGA champion Rory McIlroy.

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    Reagan Stanton is a key part of Rod Osborne’s young and hardworking St. Charles East squad.

    Scouting Tri-Cities girls golf

    Scouting the Tri-Cities girls golf season

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    Prospect will count on Isabella Flack, left, and Kacie O’Donnell for leadership this fall.

    O’Donnell, Flack keep Prospect on course

    Kacie O’Donnell and Isabella Flack have grown up playing at the Mt. Prospect Golf Club.They know the course like the back of their hands. But because the course is closed this fall for renovations, that doesn’t mean the Prospect seniors won’t get plenty of hands for their superb shot-making. O’Donnell and Flack are two of the top golfers in the area and they will serve as co-captains for the defending Class AA state champions this fall.

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    Girls golf: Scouting Northwest
    Here's what to expect from girls golfers in the Mid-Suburban League plus St. Viator and Maine West this season.

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    Kristufek’s Arlington selections for Aug. 23

    Joe Kristufek's selections for Aug. 23 racing at Arlington International.

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    Philadelphia’s Mo’ne Davis is safe at second as the ball falls out of the glove of Pearland second baseman Bryce Laird during the third inning of a baseball game in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa. Davis advanced to second on a fielder’s choice by Philadelphia’s Kai Cummings. Even though she’ll return to the routine of school, home and other interests now that her Little League career is done, her impact has been immense _ and the possibilities ahead seem unending for the girl with the big braids who captured the imagination of so many.

    Davis’ accomplishments still inspire despite loss

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Mo’ne Davis will look like a typical eighth-grader when she begins classes at Philadelphia’s Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in a couple of weeks. Thick braids? Check. Bright smile? Yep. But Davis is anything but your average 13-year-old.None of the other kids in her class have ever been on the cover of Sports Illustrated or have had Lil’ Wayne and Ellen DeGeneres gush over them. The right-handed pitcher and infielder captured a lot of hearts while leading the East Region champion Philadelphia Taney Dragons on an entertaining ride through the Little League World Series. Their trip ended Thursday night with a 6-5 loss to Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West — but that setback after two weeks in the spotlight didn’t diminish Davis’ impact or dim her future.For certain, her life will never be the same.“Mo’ne will shape her own future,” said her coach, Alex Rice, “and it’s going to be terrific.”There’s also little doubt she’ll get an A when she writes what she did on her summer vacation. Her 4-0, eight-strikeout, no-walk gem against Nashville thrust her into the national spotlight.First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted: “Congrats to Mo’ne Davis on becoming the first girl to pitch an (hash)LLWS shutout. When girls succeed, we all succeed.” “Mo’Ne Davis ... goosebumps. You’re awesome! Unbelievable,” rapper Lil’ Wayne tweeted. “Talk about groundbreaking,” DeGeneres posted to her Twitter account. ESPN’s ratings soared when the 5-foot-4 Davis toed the pitcher’s slab. A record crowd of 34,000 watched her and her team in one game in South Williamsport. Davis appeared on the SI cover — conjuring up more talk of a cover jinx in the wake of the loss. But the 13-year-old’s future is bright in every respect. “I think Mo’ne is going to be talked about for years to come, especially each August when the (Little League) World Series rolls around,” said Roland Watkins, a coach for Mountain Ridge of Las Vegas, which will meet Jackie Robinson West for the U.S. title on Saturday. “She’s got a bright future. She’s a very, very talented athlete.” She’s also a smart one, too.Priscilla Sands, president of Springside, said Davis is an honor-roll student with “laser focus.” To get to the private school of 1,100 students, Davis has to ride a bus for 90 minutes from South Philadelphia. She was already was popular with her teachers and fellow classmates. “I just thought she was such a great kid,” Sands said.Her exploits have drawn interest around the globe. Outside the United States, baseball rarely draws much interest on the sports pages. Yet Davis and the 2014 Little League World Series made headlines in England and Australia among others.Ellen Siegel, one of the founders of the Taney Youth Baseball Association, said Davis and the team’s success Davis has turned things around for the group.The association’s Facebook page went from 197 likes before the Little League World Series to more than 6,000 on Friday. It started a Twitter account on Aug. 11 and it’s already topped 8,000 followers.“It’s all pretty astonishing,” Siegel said.Even though Davis grabbed the world’s attention on the diamond, she actually prefers basketball. Someday she would like to play for the juggernaut University of Connecticut women’s program. It’s probably unwise to bet against her.

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    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) celebrates running back Dion Lewis (28) scoring a touchdown on a pass, during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Manziel fined $12,000 by for middle finger flip

    Johnny Manziel has been slapped on the finger.The NFL fined the Browns rookie quarterback $12,000 on Friday for flipping his middle finger at Washington’s sideline, a person familiar with the penalty told The Associated Press.

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    White Sox recall infielder Carlos Sanchez

    The White Sox have recalled infielder Carlos Sanchez from Triple-A Charlotte to take the roster spot of recently traded second baseman Gordon Beckham.

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    Chicago Cubs starter Jake Arrieta throws against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of an interleague baseball game in Chicago, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Sharp Arrieta leads Cubs past Orioles 4-1

    Jake Arrieta shut down his former team, holding Baltimore to four hits in seven innings and Javier Baez homered again as the Cubs beat the Orioles 4-1 on Friday.Baez hit his sixth homer in his 18th game since getting called up from Triple-A, Luis Valbuena also homered, and Logan Watkins and Arismendy Alcantara each drove in runs with singles as the Cubs snapped AL East leading Baltimore’s four-game winning streak.

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    Running back Griffin Hill is among many reasons Antioch is optimistic entering this season.

    Cam-do attitude evident at Antioch

    Antioch's football team was young last year, but the Sequoits still made the postseason and have high hopes for an even deeper playoff run this fall.

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    Plenty to be excited about at West Aurora

    West Aurora coach Nate Eimer’s first statement about his team included the word “excited.” Three times. The Blackhawks graduate is three-times excited because he sees his team’s experience, speed and physicality. Take Drake Spears. He’s got all three.

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    St. Charles East excited about fresh start

    A change in head coaches brings excitement. That’s the scene at St. Charles East, where former head sophomore coach Bryce Farquhar succeeds five-year varsity head man Mike Fields, who resigned in March. Credit goes to St. Charles East athletic director Mike Sommerfeld and the school brain trust for rewarding a program man. The move seems to have sparked the Saints while retaining consistency.

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    Tackle John Gauthier, right, works on a blocking drill Thursday at the Marmion Academy football practice in Aurora.

    Marmion packs plenty of firepower

    Marmion coach Dan Thorpe thinks this season’s Cadets games will be most entertaining. As the season progresses he hopes they’re less so. Thorpe is confident in an offense that should have speed, power, offensive line crunch and receiving capabilities to move the football. He believes in the potential of his special teams. But from an 8-3 squad Marmion returns one defensive starter. He hopes to mold a unit that eventually will slow opponents down.

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    Kaneland looking to new core

    After last season Kaneland graduated a great class in terms of experience, talent and size. Gone is three-year starting quarterback Drew David, who ranks among the state’s all-time leaders in pass completions, passing touchdowns and passing yardage. Also gone is the literal bulk of two-, three- and — in the case of Alex Snyder, who played in 43 victories, the most in Kaneland history — four-year starters.

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    Geneva looks to light it up

    Geneva’s football season started with a bang back on May 13. That’s when quarterback Daniel Santacaterina committed to Northern Illinois University’s full scholarship offer. That out of the way, the returning starter can fully concentrate on making the Vikings the improved team they look to be.

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    Batavia poised for more big things

    Batavia’s football program is in full reload mode. Coach Dennis Piron’s Bulldogs come off the Class 6A state title, the school’s first football title. Batavia has won the last three Upstate Eight Conference River division titles unbeaten at 6-0.

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    Aurora Christian making smooth transition

    Challenges? Aurora Christian’s up for them. Midseason injuries hammered the Eagles last season yet they reached the Class 3A semifinals. This year they play in a new conference, under a new head coach, with basically all new personnel.

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    Coach Marc Trestman and the Bears visit Seattle to take on the Seahawks in tonight’s preseason game.

    Spellman’s Scorecard: Yes, it’s just preseason, but still ...

    It's the Bears' biggest game of the preseason. But it still won't mean much once the regular season rolls around.

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    The umpires look over the field after a heavy rain soaked Wrigley Field during Tuesday night’s game between the San Francisco Giants and the Cubs in the fifth inning.

    Baseball officials got it right by upholding Giants’ protest

    Mike North believes major league baseball made the right decision when officials declared the San Francisco Giants games with the Chicago Cubs needed to be completed after the officiating crew had called the game after a lengthy rain delay.

Business

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    The New York Stock Exchange in New York.

    Stocks mostly lower as Ukraine tensions flare

    The Dow Jones industrial average fell 38.27 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,001.22. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 3.97 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,988.40 and the Nasdaq composite added 6.45 points, or 0.1 percent, to 4,538.55.Even with Friday’s modest losses, it was a strong week for the stock market. The S&P 500 rose 1.7 percent for the week, its best five-day performance since April.

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    Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website

    Oracle was the largest technology contractor working on Oregon’s health insurance enrollment website, known as Cover Oregon. The public website was never launched, forcing the state to hire hundreds of workers to process paper applications by hand. The website’s failure became a political problem to Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, who is running for re-election.

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    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen arrives Thursday for a dinner during the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium at the Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, Wyo.

    Yellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hike

    “Uncertainty is the key word,” said Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Economics. “Yellen is not about to leap from the fence at the next (Fed) meeting.” Yellen said that for now, a broad assessment of the job market suggests that the economy still needs Fed support in the form of ultra-low rates and that inflation has yet to become a concern.

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    A demonstrator holding up a sign outside the Supreme Court in Washington. Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees.

    White House unveils new birth control fixes for religious groups

    “What these rules do is help ensure that women have access to contraceptive coverage” while respecting religious beliefs, said White House spokesman Eric Schultz.Yet the latest proposals will likely run up against the same objections, because they still enable employees to receive contraception through their health plans — one of a range of preventive services required under President Barack Obama’s health care law.

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    A test drone as it is is launched by catapult as a trail plane follows on a ranch near Sarita, Texas.

    Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules

    “People who have been using these technologies for years in different ways are concerned that they are suddenly prohibited from doing so without having their voices heard, and without regard to the detrimental impact on the commercial drone industry,” New York attorney Brenden Schulman said.

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    Mike Andres, McDonald’s newly named president for its flagship U.S. division, left, and current president Jeff Stratton. The world’s biggest hamburger chain on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 said Andres will replace Stratton, who is retiring effective Oct. 15.

    McDonald’s names new U.S. president again

    Oak Brook-based McDonald’s named a new president for its struggling U.S. division on Friday, marking the second change in the high-profile spot in less than two years. The world’s biggest hamburger chain says it’s bringing back a longtime McDonald’s executive, Mike Andres, to fill the role effective Oct. 15. Andres replaces Jeff Stratton, who is retiring.

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    At Jackson Hole, central bankers eye varying goals

    The central bankers meeting this week at their annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, aren’t exactly in sync. Many are taking steps that clash with the policies of others. The Federal Reserve is preparing to reduce its economic support. By contrast, the European Central Bank is considering more stimulus. So is the Bank of Japan. The Bank of England seems to be moving toward raising interest rates.

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    Dynegy on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 announced plans to spend more than $6 billion to buy several coal and gas power generation plants from Duke Energy and Energy Capital Partners.

    Dynegy to spend $6.25B on power plant acquisitions

    Dynegy plans to spend more than $6 billion to buy several coal and gas power generation plants from Duke Energy and Energy Capital Partners.Shares of the Houston power producer soared Friday before markets opened and after it announced the deals.The company plans to spend $2.8 billion on Duke’s retail business and ownership interest in several plants and $3.45 billion for assets of Energy Capital Partners, or ECP. The deal will add about 12,500 megawatts of coal and gas generation and expand Dynegy’s retail business into Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan.Dynegy said that the deals will boost its presence in the Midwest and New England, including three new markets: Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan. The company expects to nearly double its existing portfolio to almost 26,000 megawatts of generating capacity nationally. Dynegy expects both deals to close by the end of next year’s first quarter and said the acquisitions will complement its existing business and add fuel diversification. Most of the plant acquisitions involve either modern combined cycle natural gas plants or environmentally compliant coal generation plants.It plans to finance the purchase with $5 billion in new bonds and $1.25 billion in equity and equity-linked securities.Duke Energy, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, said the sale will add to its earnings by 2016, and it is evaluating how to use proceeds from the transaction. Shares of Dynegy Inc. were up 14 percent, or $4.23, to $33.95 in morning trading. The stock has climbed 58 percent so far this year. Duke Energy Corp. shares added 67 cents to $73.71.

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    Stocks little changed on Ukraine, Yellen speech

    Stocks were little changed Friday after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure on how the nation’s most important financial voice feels about raising interest rates in the coming months.

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    Germany sues Swiss bank for communist-era fortune

    BERLIN — Germany is suing a Swiss bank to reclaim millions of euros that once belonged to communist East Germany.BvS, an agency tasked with recovering and managing the communist-era funds, says it asked Zurich’s regional court last week to force Bank Julius Baer to return 135 million euros ($179.1 million).Dieter Freund, an official at the agency, said Friday the lawsuit alleges that from 1989 to 1992 a businesswoman acting for an East German trading company was allowed to make unauthorized withdrawals from Bank Cantrade, which Julius Baer later bought.The bank contests the claim.Freund says the BvS agency has already recovered about 252 million euros from Swiss private bank AKB in a related case.East and West Germany were reunited in 1990.

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    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Great Recession complicated the Fed’s ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates.

    Yellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hike

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Great Recession complicated the Fed’s ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates. Yellen’s remarks to an annual Fed conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, offered no signal that she’s altered her view that the economy still needs Fed support from ultralow interest rates. The timing of a Fed rate increase remains unclear.

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    Keurig strikes deal with Kraft on coffee brands

    Keurig Green Mountain says it struck a deal to make Northfield-based Kraft’s branded coffees, such as Maxwell House and Gevalia, for its single-serve brewing systems in the U.S.

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    A sheep herder looks over sheep near a state-of-the-art power plant that turns millions of tons of coal every year into methane in northern China’s Inner Mongolia province. Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the ancient steppe, and its acrid stench travels dozens of miles away.

    Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks

    Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the ancient steppe, and its acrid stench travels dozens of miles away. It’s part of a controversial energy revolution China hopes will help it churn out desperately needed natural gas and electricity while cleaning up the toxic skies above the country’s eastern cities.

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    Gurnee company to move to Wisconsin

    Quest Products, a consumer packaged goods company based in Gurnee, announced plans to move its operations across the border to Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.

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    A kid-friendly version bananas Foster uses heavy cream in place of rum and comes on waffles.

    Bananas Foster Waffles
    Chef Darin Nesbit, chef at the acclaimed New Orleans Bourbon House, shares his recipe for Bananas Foster Crepes.

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    Peter Capaldi — the 12th and newest Doctor — makes his debut when “Doctor Who” returns Saturday to BBC America.

    'Simpsons,' 'Doctor Who' dominate the DVR this weekend

    The 12-day marathon airing of every “Simpsons” episode ever is already under way by the time you read this, but don't worry — there are still plenty of great episodes worth some space on your DVR. (Hundreds, even.) And don't forget about “Doctor Who,” which returns to BBC America at 7 p.m. Saturday with a new Doctor, Peter Capaldi (“In the Loop”), and, reportedly, a new attitude.

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    Donny Osmond will play seven shows at Aurora's Paramount Theatre with his sister Marie.

    Donny Osmond's talents, appeal cross generations

    If Donny Osmond's life had zigged instead of zagged, perhaps he and his family would have settled in Naperville. He considered it back in the 1990s when his long Chicago run in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” had him searching the suburbs for homes. And though he eventually returned to Utah, he's played Chicago and the suburbs several times in recent years. Now, he and his sister Marie are bringing their popular Las Vegas show to Aurora's Paramount Theatre for seven shows from Wednesday, Aug. 27, through Sunday, Aug. 31.Osmond recently reflected on his 50 years in show business.

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    Country artist Hunter Hayes brings his Tattoo (Your Name) Tour to the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates on Friday, Nov. 21.

    Hunter Hayes headed to Sears Centre
    Tickets for the Friday, Nov. 21, Hunter Hayes concert at the Sears Centre Arena go on sale to the public on Friday, Sept. 19.

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    Artist Christo, second from left, waves as he rafts with associates, a journalist, and a river guide Thursday along the Arkansas River from Spike Buck to Parkdale, Colo.

    Artist Christo says river project at a standstill

    Christo and his late wife Jeanne-Claude began scouting for a location for the temporary installation in the 1990s. After visiting 89 rivers in seven states, they chose the Arkansas River between Salida and Canon City.

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    Gabey (Max Clayton) spends his leave searching for the elusive Miss Turnstiles (Alison Jantzie as aspiring actress Ivy Smith) in Marriott Theatre's “On The Town.”

    Marriott has a fine day 'On the Town'

    The 1944 Broadway musical “On The Town” sails into the Chicago area with a magnificently danced revival at Lincolnshire's Marriott Theatre. The story is pure fluff. But thanks to its aggressive, independent female characters and its subtle sexual innuendo, it's also a bit ahead of its time. Frankly, that is one of its charms.

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    Warmzone, a Utah-based radiant heating company, shows how it installs a heating system, left, under a driveway before paving stones are put in place. At right, one of its heated driveways remains clear after a big snow.

    Heated driveways: Goodbye to the snow shovel?

    While the rest of the neighborhood was digging out, Alex Geier had little problem leaving his Hinsdale, Illinois, house around 7:30 each morning last winter, no matter how much snow had piled up during the night. No, Geier didn't pay some kid to shovel at the crack of dawn, and he didn't hire a private plow service. He and his family were able to navigate even snowy mornings with relative ease thanks to a heated driveway, which melts snow as soon as it hits it.

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    Tennessee Titans players take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after NFL football practice in Nashville, Tenn. Former Titans linebacker Tim Shaw has announced that he has ALS and visited the facility and witnessed the event to raise money and awareness to battle the disease.

    Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

    The ice bucket challenge’s phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors. Since the ALS Association began tracking the campaign’s progress on July 29, it has raised more than $53.3 million from 1.1 million new donors in what is one of the most viral philanthropic social media campaigns in history. Thousands of people, including celebrities like Taylor Swift and Oprah Winfrey, have posted videos of themselves getting buckets of ice water dumped over their heads and challenging others to do the same — or donate money to The ALS Association.

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    Jimmy Fallon dumps a bucket of ice water over the head of actress Lindsay Lohan as she participates in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” The phenomenal success of the fundraising craze is making charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors, specifically through social media.

    7 celebrity ice bucket challenges of note

    Dozens of celebrities have helped fuel the success of the ice bucket challenge for ALS. Here are a few examples: Lindsay Lohan reached high when she took the challenge by nominating Prince Harry to join in. So far, no word from the royal. And Rocker Dave Grohl and his band, The Foo Fighters, spoofed the blood dump scene from the horror movie “Carrie.”

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    Gabriel Oroczo taps a beer at Fox's Pub in Hinsdale Thursday.

    South Side Italian finds home at Hinsdale's Fox's

    The family-owned Fox's Restaurant and Pub in Chicago's Beverly neighborhood has expanded to the suburbs to cater to residents who grew up on the South Side and still crave its Italian fare. The latest addition is Fox's Pub in Hinsdale, which opened last June and has been bringing out big crowds for family dinners and sports games.

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    Theater events: Profiles gives us ‘Reasons to be Happy’
    Fox Valley Repertory revives the Neil Simon classic "Brighton Beach Memoirs," and the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre brings the Neo-Futurists' show "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind" to Arlington Heights this week in suburban theater. Plus, Profiles Theatre opens its 26th season with “Reasons to be Happy,” its 11th premiere by resident playwright Neil LaBute.

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    Beachgoers enjoy the shallow beach under a highway bridge in Destin, Fla. The beach is under the control of Eglin Air Force Base where it is occasionally used to practice amphibious landings and test high-tech weapons. The public is welcome to use the beach.

    Fla. Panhandle military beach is little-known gem

    Alabama tourist Lance Du Bose has long enjoyed taking his family to a little-known spit of beach underneath a highway bridge on the Florida Panhandle, where there’s sand, shade and shallow water and fewer visitors than the beaches in nearby Destin. The only drawback: occasional encounters with military police armed with AR 15 assault rifles. It’s part of more than 20 miles of prime costal property that have been under the control of Eglin Air Force Base since before World War II. Just a small stretch of Eglin’s beaches are open to the public.

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    James Frain plays a mysterious assassin in BBC America’s “Intruders,” premiering Saturday, Aug. 23.

    Mysteries abound in BBC America’s paranormal thriller ‘Intruders’

    A couple of minutes after tuning in to most shows, viewers usually know what to expect. But with BBC America’s “Intruders” premiering Saturday, Aug. 23, nothing is obvious. Set in the Pacific Northwest, “Intruders” is many genres: crime, horror, ghost story, romance and mystery. “It’s a paranormal thriller with a star-crossed love story,” says Mira Sorvino, who plays Amy, a lawyer who disappears.

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    Herakles (Walter Briggs) meets the Seven Sisters in The Hypocrites’ world premiere of “All Our Tragic,” adapted by director Sean Graney from the 32 surviving Greek tragedies.

    Evolution of an epic: Graney, cast discuss ‘All Our Tragic’

    “All Our Tragic” is a labor of love. At least it is for adapter/director Sean Graney, whose ambitious adaptation of the 32 surviving Greek tragedies opened earlier this month at a Chicago storefront theater. Graney, founding artistic director of The Hypocrites, knew what awaited him. “My goal was to make an event that would be satisfying to an audience,” he said. “If I got bogged down in my own cleverness, it wasn’t helpful to the whole.” The result unfolds over 12 hours — with breaks. Audiences can see it in a day or spread it out over four weeks.

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    The Homestead National Monument of America, located near Beatrice, Neb., about 40 miles south of Lincoln, pays tribute to the 1862 law that helped populate the western United States by allowing settlers to claim otherwise unclaimed land. The monument includes some of the first acres successfully claimed under the law and a heritage center.

    5 free things to do in Lincoln, Nebraska

    Lincoln, Nebraska, may be famous for Husker football, but Nebraska’s capital city also welcomes visitors with free attractions for history buffs and families on a budget. Here are five free things to see and do in Lincoln.

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    Keep your belongings safe during an open house. make sure your jewelry is locked and inaccessible.

    Realtors give advice on how to have a safe open house

    An open house can attract the perfect buyer with the perfect budget, but a stranger walking through your home when you’re not there may make you nervous.

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    Tackling cleanup after a storm

    Most of us do-it-yourselfers will tackle their own, or a neighbor’s, cleanup after a storm. It’s easy to go around picking up debris, tree limbs and other stuff, but if a tree is lying on your car or roof or across your driveway, there’s a right way and a wrong way to do it. Here are our best tips.

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    Don’t get frazzled when lightning strikes

    Most homeowners insurance policies will cover damage caused by lightning, but there are exceptions to the rule.

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    No rush by lenders to use new credit score

    You may have noticed the big media splash recently when Fair Isaac, developer of the iconic FICO credit score, announced the debut of a new score version that no longer would penalize consumers who have medical debt-collection issues in their credit files.

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    Home inspector overlooked faulty roofing

    Q. My house and all the others on the block have flat roofs, but mine is the only one with shingles. During the last storms, my roof leaked badly, causing interior damage, and the insurance company denied my claim because of shingles on a flat roof. This defect was not disclosed by my home inspector when I purchased the property. I was told that he is liable for this omission. Is that true?

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    Why government transparency matters

    Columnist Lee Hamilton: One of the fundamental lessons of 9/11 was that our government carried a share of blame for the failure to stop the attacks. Not because it was asleep at the switch or ignorant of the dangers that al-Qaida posed, but because the agencies charged with our safety did not share what they knew, either up and down the chain of command or with each other. The attacks were preventable with shared information.

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    U.S. must safeguard religious freedom of all
    A Winfield letter to the editor: I joined all Americans in breathing a sigh of relief as we heard of the safe passage of Meriam Ibrahim and her family from our American Embassy in Sudan to New Hampshire and away from danger. Ibrahim, who was under a state death sentence for the past year for her conversion to Christianity, and who was forced to bear a child in a Sudanese prison, showed calm in the face of daunting circumstances.

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    Corporate tax rate in U.S. is too high
    A Rolling Meadows letter to the editor: Sen. Dick Durbin is talking a lot now about economic patriotism, mainly regarding Walgreen and other companies that have considered moving headquarters overseas to lower corporate taxes. How about some congressional patriotism? Sen. Durbin has been in Washington forever, and I can’t remember a time he has called for tax reform to help U.S. companies.

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