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  • Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) is stopped by Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay (30) after a 24-yard reception during the third quarter of an NFL football game Sunday at Ford Field in Detroit.

      Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) is stopped by Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay (30) after a 24-yard reception during the third quarter of an NFL football game Sunday at Ford Field in Detroit.
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Local doctor keeps Blackhawks healthy on ice

Michael Terry's name appears in two places on Lord Stanley's Cup -- once for each of the Chicago Blackhawks' recent championships. But Terry has never scored a goal in the NHL. He's never even laced up his skates for one play in a professional hockey game. As the Blackhawks' head doctor, Terry may not be on the ice himself, but his role in keeping the players healthy can be crucial to victory. Full story.

Card Project benefits mental illness patients at Kenneth Young Center

People dealing with mental illnesses find that creating a greeting card business helps the makers and the recipients. The Card Project at the Kenneth Young Center has produced more than 500 cards featuring the work of 32 artists. "People have said to me, 'I really like this' or 'That's so cute,' and I think, 'Wow. I am worth something,'" says artist Ginger Brooks, a 58-year-old Schaumburg woman. Full story.

Panic, anger, anticipation in suburbs for ACA debut

As some suburban consumers try to figure out the complex Affordable Care Act -- or vent anger about its possible implications -- others are relieved to finally have an affordable health insurance option. But while some might be ready to sign up when health insurance exchanges debut Tuesday, many suburban organizations aren't ready for them. Full story.

Groups to spread word about Affordable Care Act

The rollout of the Affordable Care Act is here, and a massive push is under way to ensure everyone knows it. While the state is taking the lead with mass media advertising, 44 community organizations throughout Illinois have been tasked with doing local outreach education to tens of thousands of uninsured residents. The groups then will provide enrollment assistance to those who sign up for health coverage through the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace. Full story.

Geneva hometown hero cut from Falcons

Columnist Dave Heun talks about pro and high school football -- from the cutting by the Atlanta Falcons of a hometown hero to those too-late Friday-night games. Plus cheerleaders doing hundreds of push-ups. Full story.

FBI bows out as lead agency in Tylenol murders investigation

The FBI is no longer leading a task force that has unsuccessfully attempted to identify the person responsible for the deaths of seven people who ingested cyanide-laced Tylenol more than 30 years ago. According to an Arlington Heights Police Department news release, the FBI is turning over coordination of the open murder investigations to authorities in suburbs where the deaths occurred. Full story.

Suggs guilty of murdering Round Lake Park woman

A Kenosha man was found guilty of first degree murder for killing Melinda Morrell, 22, of Round Lake Park at a Waukegan Check N' Go in 2007. It took a jury six hours Friday to find Montego Suggs, now 29, guilty on three counts of first-degree murder. Full story.

Restored Itasca train museum reopens

The grand opening of the restored Itasca Historical Depot Museum was a train-themed extravaganza, complete with the sounds of train whistles and horns everywhere. A steady stream of people, mostly families with children, came to see the 140-year-old museum on Saturday afternoon. The museum is now much brighter and well-organized, said Elizabeth Crandell of Itasca. Full story.

Burlington teacher fired over allegations

A teacher at Central High School in Burlington has been fired over allegations she had an inappropriate relationship with a male student last semester. The Central Unit District 301 school board fired Shari Piazza on Monday night. The vote was 6-0, with one member absent. Piazza was accused of "gross misconduct," according to Superintendent Todd Stirn. Full story.

I-290 crash victims identified

Authorities have identified four women killed in a rollover crash early Thursday on I-290 in Addison. The victims -- Juanna Anaya, Maria Duran, Donna Mejia and Maria Orellana -- all died of multiple traumatic injuries, the DuPage County coroner's office said Friday. Full story.

Police find Wheaton woman's body in Glen Ellyn park

Glen Ellyn Police found the body of a 33-year-old woman who had been reported missing from Wheaton during the search of a park on Saturday. Police said Linda Velez of Wheaton had suffered "obvious signs of trauma," but that there is no reason to believe there is any threat to the public. Full story.

Aurora honors local baseball legend

A little more than two months ago, former Aurora resident and 19th-century baseball legend James "Deacon" White was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. On Sunday, Aurora University and the city of Aurora added to that honor by giving the 200 block of south Calumet Avenue the honorary designation of "James 'Deacon' White Way." Full story. A little more than two months ago, former Aurora resident and 19th-century baseball legend James "Deacon" White was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. On Sunday, Aurora University and the city of Aurora added to that honor by giving the 200 block of south Calumet Avenue the honorary designation of "James 'Deacon' White Way." Full story.

World & Nation

How budget showdown could squeeze the economy. Full story.

Fact check: Slippery claims on health law, budget. Full story.

Democrtas, GOP in shutdown staredown. Full story.

Foreign minister: Iran open to negotations. Full story.

Nigeria: Militants kill students in college attack. Full story.

3 things small businesses must do for health care. Full story.

Ex-NFL player: Charge teens who trashed my home. Full story.

A fitting, final 'Breaking Bad' session. Full story.

'Cloudy' sequel tops weekend box office. Full story.

Sports

Four mintues of bad too much for Bears to overcome. Full story.

For Bears, more regress than progress. Full story.

Lions bring out worst in Bears, Cutler. Full story.

Sox' Konerko talk about uncertain future. Full story.

Cubs drop last game of season to CArds. Full story.

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