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  In 2010, college graduates had a 9.4 percent jobless rate. Before the recession, it was 5.5 percent. Many grads have moved back home, and this spring is sure to see another wave of boomerang kids moving out of the dorm for the last time and heading...

10 things you shouldn't say to a new college grad

Updated: 5/12/2011 06:29 PM

  Consider it a sign from the corner gas station. It’s time to start biking to work. With a gallon of gas topping $4 in many parts of the country, you may finally be willing to ditch the car and hop on a bike.

$4 a gallon and 4 more reasons to bike to work

Updated: 5/16/2011 11:41 AM

  A group of about a dozen community members braved a springtime chill Sunday for a walking tour of some of Elgin historic places in honor of the First Congregational Church's 175th anniversary.

Walking tour remembers Elgin as "city of churches"

Updated: 5/15/2011 10:16 PM

  Hundreds of runners and walkers braved the cold and damp weather Sunday morning to participate in the 10th annual Jeanine Nicarico 5K Run for Reading in Naperville. The race raises money for a literacy fund established in the name of Jeanine...

Runners brave elements for Jeanine Nicarico Run in Naperville

Updated: 5/15/2011 07:02 PM

  With his seventh term now officially under way, Schaumburg Mayor Al Larson already finds a new group of challenges gradually succeeding those of his sixth.

New challenges face Larson in seventh term as Schaumburg mayor

Updated: 5/15/2011 09:05 AM

  The Arlington Heights Quasquicentennial logo features a train, a clocktower and rays reaching toward a greener future.

Painted locomotives part of the Arlington Heights' quasquicentennial

Updated: 5/15/2011 08:31 AM

  When state Sen. Terry Link and then-Rep. Kathy Ryg surprised Cook Memorial Public Library District leaders in 2006 by pledging $500,000 toward the construction of a new library in Vernon Hills, officials were thrilled. That’s not the case...

Grant for Vernon Hills library five years overdue

Updated: 5/16/2011 12:57 PM

  Pascual Vazquez woke up in the early hours Sunday morning to the sound of screaming. Vazquez, a third-floor resident of a 10-unit apartment building in Aurora, opened his apartment door and saw black smoke billowing through the hallway.

Tragic fire kills six in Aurora, including three children

Updated: 5/16/2011 09:28 AM

  Bank of America plans to test a program that will let customers approve debit card purchases that exceed their balances by text message. The news comes just a year after the bank stopped permitting transactions that overdraw a customer's account at...

BofA to let customers OK overdrafts via text

Updated: 5/12/2011 06:29 PM

  Investors continue to put more money into stock mutual funds than they're withdrawing, kicking off 2011 with the fastest start in six years. April's $5.6 billion in net deposits marks the fourth consecutive month that new cash has come into U.S.

Investors continue adding cash to stock funds

Updated: 5/12/2011 06:29 PM

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