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Weekend in Review: Woman still missing; special-needs homecoming court

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  • Washington tight end Jordan Reed pulls in a touchdown pass under pressure from Bears free safety Chris Conte during the first half of a game in Landover, Md., Sunday.

      Washington tight end Jordan Reed pulls in a touchdown pass under pressure from Bears free safety Chris Conte during the first half of a game in Landover, Md., Sunday.
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Mastering the art of adapting:

A promising college art student when a gunshot left her a quadriplegic, Mariam Pare' of Naperville still paints rich, vibrant paintings. She just has to move the brush around with her mouth. She finds commercial success selling art on her website and through the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists, an international for-profit association. Full story

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Stanley Cup visit also a history lesson:

A Saturday viewing of the Stanley Cup at Trickster Art Gallery in Schaumburg also acted as a history lesson into Native American culture and the man who inspired the Chicago Blackhawks logo. "Blackhawk is an individual and he was a veteran and a leader," said Joseph Podlasek, the gallery's chief operating officer and an Itasca resident from the Ojibwe tribe. Full story

Search continues for missing Schaumburg woman:

After a weekend of chasing down possible sightings of Beata Candre, Schaumburg police said Sunday they have no new information about the whereabouts of the wife and mother who went missing more than a week ago. Schaumburg police Sgt. John Nebl said the department has received one or two calls or emails each day from people who think they may have seen Candre or her vehicle, but none have turned up any information helping to locate her. Full story

Round Lake High embraces nontraditional royalty:

For a second consecutive year, the homecoming king and queen at Round Lake High School are nontraditional choices in roles generally associated with quarterbacks and cheerleaders. Last year, two boys became the first same sex couple at the school to be voted to the posts of royalty by their peers. This year, two seniors with special needs will lead the court. Full story

Naperville's Promenade expanding:

Downtown Naperville's retail mix is set to get a fresh up shake next fall with J. Crew, Anthropologie, Bluemercury, Hot Mama, Michael Graham Salon and Spa, Frost Gelato and DavidsTea all joining the fray as part of the new Main Street Promenade East development. Full story

Historic windmill back in Elgin:

It's 65 feet tall, 5,000 pounds of galvanized steel, 91 years old and finally home. A historic windmill has come full circle and is spinning on the site of its original manufacture at Elgin's Foundry Park. The windmill, called The Suburban Giant when it was built by Elgin Wind, Power and Pump Co., was donated to the Elgin Area Historical Society nine years ago. Full story

How you can be a theater critic:

So, you've always wanted to be a theater critic? The Daily Herald and Broadway in Chicago are partnering to offer readers a chance to experience what it's like to attend an opening night performance and then tell the world via video your thoughts on the experience. We're calling it "Short and Sweet," and it'll be a series of reviews focusing on shows from the audience's perspective. Full story

Missing Naperville man located in Wisconsin:

Naperville police said resident Roger A. Rollo, who had been believed missing since about 6 a.m. Tuesday, has been found in Kenosha, Wis. Rollo has been in touch with his family and is no longer in need of police services, a police department news release said. Full story

Deputies find 38 firearms during eviction:

A 59-year-old Schaumburg man whose firearm owners identification card had been revoked is facing felony weapons possession charges after Cook County sheriff's deputies discovered 38 firearms in a house from which he was being evicted Thursday. Full story

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