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  The Jin and Tonic Band will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday on Hoffman Estates' Village Green as part of the "Summer Sounds on the Green" concert series. The Jin and Tonic Band is a full seven-piece country band with distinctive three-part harmonies...

Country band performs Aug. 1 in Hoffman Estates

Updated: 7/29/2013 02:19 PM

  Amy Williams' Roamin' Randall column this week details some of the businesses opening and closing this summer along the Randall Road corridor, including a new Shoe Carnival store in South Elgin and Pet Supplies Plus in Lake in the Hills.

New Shoe Carnival opens on Randall Road in S. Elgin

Updated: 7/29/2013 03:37 PM

  Peoria-based Caterpillar Inc. said on Monday that it will buy back $1 billion of its shares from French bank Societe Generale at market prices.

Caterpillar to buy back $1 billion shares

Updated: 7/29/2013 11:41 AM

  Vice President Joe Biden's wife is at the top of College of Lake County's commencement speaker list for 2014. Jill Biden, a community college teacher for more than 30 years, is known to give commencement addresses at two-year schools. She was CLC's...

College of Lake County still wants Biden's wife as speaker

Updated: 7/29/2013 01:57 PM

  Penn State's former president and two ex-administrators are in court on charges accusing them of failing to tell police about a sexual abuse allegation involving Jerry Sandusky and then trying to cover it up. The hearing for Spanier, Schultz and...

Witness: Paterno said Penn St. erred on Sandusky

Updated: 7/29/2013 01:12 PM

  An Italian tour bus plowed through several cars before it crushed through a sidewall of a highway bridge and plunged into a ravine, killing at least 38 people, authorities said Monday. Rescuers wielding electric saws cut through the twisted wreckage...

Bus crash in southern Italy kills 38 people

Updated: 7/29/2013 11:26 AM

  Addison man charged in wife's murder; Wheeling cop collapses during training, dies at hospital; man sentenced to 12 years for DUI that killed 2 Rolling Meadows women

Dawn Patrol: Addison man charged in wife's murder; Wheeling cop dies

Updated: 7/29/2013 09:50 AM

  Kids in the child-welfare system are in a tough situation already so it's doubly unfortunate some are at risk of running afoul of the law. But the funding and skilled training needed to avert that double jeopardy are in short supply.

Funding, 'traumatized' kids challenge child-welfare system

Updated: 7/29/2013 05:28 AM

  The oak tree was once hailed as king of the forest. People called it magnificent, majestic and mighty. But that was then. Now, the oak no longer reigns supreme. As a group, oaks are in serious decline. As ecological communities, oak woodlands are...

Find out why oaks are endangered and how to help preserve them

Updated: 7/29/2013 03:37 PM

  Mike North thinks major league baseball is on the right track for resolving steroid use in baseball, but he has a plan for how to deal with the cheaters. He thinks more harsh discipline once they are caught, for guys like Rodriguez and Ryan...

Mike North video: What is Alex Rodriguez's future?

Updated: 7/29/2013 12:15 PM

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