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Olympic skater honored; Arlington Hts. names acting fire chief

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Olympic figure skater Jason Brown honored with 10-foot ice sculpture

Highland Park residents and fans chanted "Go, Jason! Go!" Wednesday before officials unveiled a 10-foot-tall ice sculpture of U.S. Olympic skater Jason Brown in Port Clinton Square. Full Story

Arlington Heights names acting fire chief

Arlington Heights has named Deputy Fire Chief Ken Koeppen its Acting Fire Chief effective Friday, officials said. Full Story

Rolling Meadows woman believed in justice for all

A longtime human rights advocate, whose passion stretched from the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s to helping Rolling Meadows families in crisis in the 1990s, has died. Full Story

Oberweis wouldn't back federal medical marijuana law

Republican contenders for U.S. Senate say they would not vote to legalize medical marijuana at the federal level, though one of them voted in favor of such a measure in Illinois. Full Story

Carol Stream battalion chief's termination hearing begins

A lawyer for the Carol Stream Fire Protection District says the charges leveled against Battalion Chief Joseph Gilles are "straightforward" -- among them that he twice refused to sign a performance improvement plan, that "his peers do not trust him as a manager," and that he twice fell asleep in meetings. The termination hearing began Wednesday for Gilles, charged by Chief Kolomay for twice refusing to sign a performance improvement plan in what Kolomay's lawyers have termed a "serious breach of conduct." Gilles' attorneys have countered that their client fell into disfavor after he was asked to investigate reports of negligence by a paramedic stemming from a call on Aug. 25, 2012. Full story.


It's almost like a heat wave with temperatures around 19 degrees to start the morning, then temperatures will climb to 34 degrees this afternoon, before dipping back to 13 tonight. Some snow is possible in the overnight hours. Full story.


Construction and delays continue at Rollins Road between Route 45 and Route 83 in Round Lake Beach. The roadwork is expected to last until 2015. More traffic.

Bulls' Rose only thinking about his rehab

There are several pertinent questions for Derrick Rose. Full Story.

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