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Weekend in Review: ECC player saved on court; Skaters poised for gold

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  • Meryl Davis and Charlie White, of the United States, compete in the ice dance short dance figure skating competition Sunday at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The pair will compete this morning to be the first ice dancers from the US to take home the gold.

    Meryl Davis and Charlie White, of the United States, compete in the ice dance short dance figure skating competition Sunday at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The pair will compete this morning to be the first ice dancers from the US to take home the gold.
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Bible tattoos attract a following for entrepreneur

The Arlington Heights native who sells temporary tattoos of Bible verses remembers when he was scolded for wearing a henna tattoo as a kid at Christian Liberty Academy. While the cast of "Duck Dynasty" loves his tattoo idea, not all Christians think tattoos are kosher. Full story.

Co-working: A new office environment comes to the suburbs

"Co-working" is a hot trend in tech business hubs, offering the amenities of an office and the freedom of working from home. It's primarily for people, often entrepreneurs and small startup businesses, who can benefit from collaborating with others as opposed to working alone at home or in a coffee shop. It's much cheaper than renting or buying traditional office space. And it's recently arrived in the suburbs. Full story.

Protesters wage sit-in over Wauconda 911 plans

Opponents of a proposal to scrap Wauconda's 911 center and outsource dispatching held a sit-in Saturday at the police station. Monica Knigge, wife of former Mayor Mark Knigge, pledged to stage the protest inside the lobby of police headquarters until midnight. Full story.

Which GOP governor candidates would allow more gambling?

The four Republicans running for a chance to take on Gov. Pat Quinn, who has vetoed two plans to add casinos and venues for slot machines in Illinois, all vary in their warmth toward expanding legal gambling. The winner in the November election is likely to have to grapple with the issue, which has implications across the suburbs. Full story.

Kaifesh, Goel say Duckworth rematch no rerun

Though there's been no redistricting and they share a similar position on the issues with former congressman Joe Walsh, 8th District Republican hopefuls Manju Goel and Larry Kaifesh say there's reason to believe a November showdown with Democratic incumbent Tammy Duckworth could have a different outcome than Walsh's in 2012. The public's impression of the Affordable Care Act -- Obamacare -- isn't the only example, but probably the only one needed to demonstrate that voters will be thinking differently in 2014 than they did in 2012, said Kaifesh. Full story.

GOP hopefuls in the 11th District differ on Obamacare

The four Republicans in the March 18 primary race to take on Democratic U.S. Rep Bill Foster appear to dislike the Affordable Care Act as much as they want Foster out of office. But the candidates differ on what they believe should happen to President Barack Obama's signature health care law. Full story.

'Happy Days' actor promotes children's books at Woodridge event

A duo of authors including the man best known as the Fonz on the 1970s TV show "Happy Days" used a Children's Literature Breakfast on Saturday in Woodridge to promote the release of their latest books, which feature a font designed to make reading easier for people with dyslexia. "It is the first time in America that this font is being used and it's being used in 'Here's Hank,'" actor and author Henry Winkler said Saturday. Full story.

Burning of old Christmas tree blamed for Gurnee area fire

An attempt to dispose of Christmas tree remains led to a house fire in the Grandwood Park subdivision near Gurnee Sunday morning, authorities said. Full story.

Man charged in Valentine's Day Naperville bank robbery

The man taken into custody Friday afternoon after a PNC Bank in Naperville was robbed now has been charged with the crime, authorities said Saturday. Kevin A. Johnson, 30, of the 14300 block of Bensley Avenue in Burnham, was charged in federal court Saturday morning with one count of felony bank robbery, the FBI's Chicago office said. Full story.

Quick response saves ECC player from on-court death

Elgin Community College sophomore Zach Cooper might have died on the basketball court last week had it not been for the quick response of certified athletic trainer Alicia Mikulski, armed with an automatic external defibrillator. Full story.

Two hospitalized after carbon monoxide leak

Two people were taken to the hospital Saturday night as a precaution after a carbon monoxide leak in a Streamwood town home complex, authorities said. Firefighters responded about 10 p.m. to a man and woman experiencing symptoms of dizziness and nausea inside a unit on the 3000 block of Kingston Court, Lt. Steve Laker said. Full story.

World & Nation

South Korean tourists killed in Sinai bombing. Full story.

John Kerry mocks those who deny climate change. Full story.

'Killer heroin' causing fatal overdoses in East. Full story.

Prisoners' use of smuggled cellphones on the rise. Full story.

Verdict in Florida again raises self-defense issue. Full story.

More workers take second jobs to make ends meet. Full story.

Powerball estimated jackpot surges to $400M. Full story.

Craigslist slaying suspect tells reporter she killed 22 others. Full story.

Kickstarter says hackers got customer data. Full story.

Snake-handling pastor featured on TV dies from snake bite. Full story.

A new 'Tonight' dawns for Fallon. Full story.


Cubs' payroll is just bad math. Full story.

Cubs' Castillo looks to take next step. Full story.

Sox give Flowers, Phegley another shot. Full story.

NFL must address sad lack of leadership. Full story.


Will it be USA-Russia rematch for gold? Full story.

Team USA could not be sitting prettier in medal picture. Full story.

Davis, White take lead in short dance. Full story.

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