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Weekend in Review: CLC scholarship scandal; GOP delegates brave Isaac

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  • A person braves the rain at Clarence Higgs Beach in Key West, Fla., as Tropical Storm Isaac hits the area on Sunday. Isaac gained fresh muscle Sunday as it bore down on the Florida Keys, with forecasters warning it could grow into a dangerous Category 2 hurricane as it nears the northern Gulf Coast. The Republican National Convention set to start Monday will be adjourned after it's called into session and all programming scrapped until Tuesday.

      A person braves the rain at Clarence Higgs Beach in Key West, Fla., as Tropical Storm Isaac hits the area on Sunday. Isaac gained fresh muscle Sunday as it bore down on the Florida Keys, with forecasters warning it could grow into a dangerous Category 2 hurricane as it nears the northern Gulf Coast. The Republican National Convention set to start Monday will be adjourned after it's called into session and all programming scrapped until Tuesday.
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CLC workers lose jobs after ineligible students get scholarships

College of Lake County officials have confirmed that four financial aid office employees were dismissed or transferred to other jobs after it was discovered they improperly awarded scholarships to some students. Scholarships valued at nearly $11,400 were received by at least 11 ineligible students for the fall 2011 or spring 2012 semesters, officials said. Full story.

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"Plastic bag" veto a victory for Grayslake teen

In a victory for 13-year-old Abby Goldberg of Grayslake, Gov. Pat Quinn Sunday announced he has vetoed legislation limiting how communities deal with plastic bag litter. Abby this year launched an online petition urging Quinn to veto the bill, which would have barred towns from enacting bans on plastic bags. Full story.

AD hits the road to draw attention to Roosevelt athletics

Running 27.8 miles from the campus in Schaumburg to the campus in Chicago to raise funds and awareness is the easy part of the job for Roosevelt University Athletic Director Mike Cassidy of Wheaton, as he builds an entire sports program from scratch. Full story.

State investigating claims Des Plaines overreported DUIs

The Illinois Department of Transportation has suspended a federal grant awarded to Des Plaines for traffic safety campaigns due to the city's possible overreporting of DUI arrest numbers, documents show. Des Plaines city officials alerted IDOT about the accounting problem when it was first discovered last spring, according to documents obtained by the Daily Herald through the Freedom of Information Act. Full story.

Hundreds pay respects to Lombard's Mueller

The love William "Bill" Mueller had for the Lilac Village and the admiration Lombard residents had for their longtime village president emanated throughout his funeral Mass Saturday morning. About 400 people, many donning purple shirts or ribbons, came to St. Pius X Catholic Church to pay tribute to Mueller, who died Aug. 18 at age 76 from complications of West Nile virus. He was also battling the cancer multiple myeloma at the time of his death. Full story.

Carpentersville woman killed in I-90 rollover

The woman killed Saturday morning in a rollover crash on I-90 has been identified as Kathleen Steele, 51, of Carpentersville, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Steele was traveling east on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway when her silver SUV overturned at about 11:30 a.m. near Roselle Road, Illinois State Police Sgt. Tim Moore said. Full story.

Protesters march outside Goodwill store

Holding signs and chanting "disabled workers from Goodwill cannot pay their bills," about 10 people from the National Federation of the Blind of Illinois marched outside the Des Plaines Goodwill store Saturday morning, protesting what they said are unfair wages for disabled workers. The march was one of 80 around the country as activists tried to pressure the national reseller to pay employees higher wages. Full story.

Island Lake officials under fire over building plan

Island Lake public officials were in for a hot time -- and so was everyone else -- Saturday morning as more than 100 residents stuffed into the village hall gym to see plans and drawings for a proposed new municipal complex. Despite Mayor Debbie Herrmann's constant reassurances that village taxes would not be raised to pay for the improvements, several residents kept questioning how the village would pay for the project costs. Full story.

Little consensus found between Walsh, local Muslims

A meeting between Republican Congressman Joe Walsh and members of the local Muslim community in Lombard Friday evening -- intended as a forum for mutual understanding -- instead became an emotional debate. Those who attended the meeting hoping Walsh would retract previous controversial statements about "radical" Islam left disappointed. Full story.

Elgin teacher: New law would have prevented attack

It will never replace the eye she lost in the unexpected knife attack by a former student who had considered her a favorite teacher. Yet, Elgin High School teacher Carolyn Gilbert says, new school safety legislation -- slated to be signed by Gov. Pat Quinn Monday at the high school -- could prevent future tragedies by allowing police and schools to better share information about potentially dangerous students. Full story.

Illinois delegates say fixing economy should be No. 1 priority

Jobs and the economy are the top issues for many in the suburbs as Republicans head for their national convention this week in Tampa, Fla., followed by Democrats next week in Charlotte, N.C. The parties differ sharply on how to kick-start the economy, and so do convention delegates from Illinois surveyed by the Daily Herald. Full story

Illinois GOP delegates deal with Florida storm

The Republican convention in Tampa, Fla. should be relatively calm -- at least when it comes to choosing a nominee for president. But from a weather standpoint, matters were getting stormy for several Illinois delegates. Faced with the threat of Tropical Storm Issac approaching the host city, several delegates were adjusting their travel plans Sunday, though none intended to skip the event entirely. Full story.

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Sports

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