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  School will be back in session Friday for students of Iroquois Community School in Des Plaines, which canceled classes unexpectedly Wednesday and Thursday after a sprinkler system pipe burst half-hour into the school day Wednesday.

Iroquois School in Des Plaines reopens Friday

Updated: 1/9/2014 04:12 PM

  Kids got a chance to go outside and have some fun while learning about nature Thursday at Greenbelt Cultural Center in North Chicago. The program, "Healthy-Happy Kids in Nature," preaches getting children outside to play in nature.

Lake County forest district program preaches outdoor fun, nature for children

Updated: 1/9/2014 04:06 PM

  Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday that Illinois would appeal the Federal Emergency Management Agency's denial of the state's request for $6.1 million in aid to local governments after deadly tornadoes in November.

FEMA denies aid after tornadoes

Updated: 1/9/2014 04:28 PM

  U of I Trustee James Montgomery said Thursday that Athletic Director Mike Thomas' base pay could be increased to $554,000 and extended by two years. Thomas was hired in 2011 on a five-year contract with a base salary of $475,000.

U of I considers raise, extension for athletic director

Updated: 1/9/2014 02:25 PM

  David Brown, 56, of Maywood beat his elderly aunt to death with a ceramic coffee mug in 2009.

Maywood man gets life sentence for aunt's beating death

Updated: 1/9/2014 02:23 PM

  Mayor Rahm Emanuel has instructed city attorneys to ask for a six-month delay on firearms sales in Chicago. The mayor's office says a delay would allow the city to develop a new law to regulate the sale of guns that would be "the strongest in the...

Emanuel wants 6 months to write gun sale law

Updated: 1/9/2014 02:18 PM

  Another health insurance company has extended its payment deadline for people who signed up for coverage last month. Humana spokeswoman Cathryn Donaldson says customers have until Jan. 31 to make their first monthly payment.

Humana extends payment deadline

Updated: 1/9/2014 02:17 PM

  Members of the Illinois State Board of Elections today removed two Republicans running for U.S. Senate from the March primary ballot.The vote to remove Republicans Armen Alvarez of Chicago and William Lee of Rockton was quick and unanimous. Neither...

GOP Senate primary race down to two

Updated: 1/9/2014 01:58 PM

  A DuPage County jury did not believe Paul Magee was merely defending himself last May when he pummeled 27-year-old Kyle Cates and left him laying in a pool of his own blood on a Naperville street. Magee, 27, of Oak Park, was found guilty Wednesday...

Oak Park man found guilty in Naperville assault

Updated: 1/9/2014 01:41 PM

  Volunteer Center of McHenry County, 4508 Prime Parkway, McHenry, will offer a Volunteer Management Certificate Workshop, presented by Sophia de Vries and Susan McCoy. It will address how to motivate and supervise volunteers along with other key...

Learn to motivate volunteers at class

Updated: 1/9/2014 12:54 PM

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