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Dawn Patrol: Payday store robbed; baby-sitter charged with hurting infant

More than 100 people packed specially engineered food packets Wednesday at Feed My Starving Children in Aurora.

More than 100 people packed specially engineered food packets Wednesday at Feed My Starving Children in Aurora.

 

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Volunteerism abounds in suburbs for Christmas Eve

Hundreds of suburbanites gathered at three of Feed My Starving Children's local outlets to assemble food packages for the less fortunate. Local residents flocked to site in Schaumburg, Libertyville and Aurora with $50 donations that will create 216 meals for a hungry child in Haiti and Cambodia. The volunteers also helped assemble the actual meals and prepare them for shipping. Full story

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Man who punched woman is a local firefighter

Fire departments in West Dundee and Carpentersville confirmed Tuesday that a man charged with sitting on a woman and repeatedly punching her in the face is one of their employees. Jason S. Elders, 39, of St. Charles is under investigation by the two departments pending the resolution of the charges. The incident occurred last Sunday at a party in unincorporated Kane County. Full Story

Baby-sitter accused of battering infant

A 19-year-old Northbrook woman was arrested by Mount Prospect police and charged with battering an infant in her care. The woman was baby-sitting the infant at the time the injuries occurred. The baby's mother rushed to the hospital upon discovering the damage, initiating a police investigation that spawned the arrest. The infant was treated and released. Full story

Des Plaines payday loan store robbed

A man armed with a handgun walked into a payday loan store in Des Plaines, demanded cash, then fled before police could arrive. Officers were still seeking the man Tuesday night. Police are asking the public for help in identifying the suspect. A detailed description may be available Wednesday. Full story

Bulls kick off Christmas of NBA action

The Bulls will lead a series of NBA contests on Christmas Day with a rematch of a heated playoff contest from last season against the Brooklyn Nets. The game will lose of its luster as both teams are suffering through multiple injuries and disappointing seasons. Bulls players Kirk Hinrich and Jimmy Butler are expected to return for the injured list. The Bulls are 10-7 when playing on Christmas. The game tips off at 11 a.m. Full story

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