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  Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist and founding member of The Doors who had a dramatic impact on rock 'n' roll, has died. He was 74. Publicist Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald says Manzarek died Monday at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany, surrounded by...

Founding member of The Doors dies at 74

Updated: 5/21/2013 06:38 AM

  More poor people live in the nation's suburbs than in urban cities because of affordable housing, service-sector jobs and the increased use of housing vouchers, according to a study released Monday. The number of those in poverty living in suburbs...

Report says poor are moving to nation's suburbs

Updated: 5/20/2013 01:51 PM

  As Naperville resident Marty Karlin watched his son, Ryan, 10, grow weaker from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, he wanted to raise awareness and funds for research to combat the disease. He and his family came up with ShtankOut, a plush toy that...

Proceeds from Naperville man's toy sales help battle muscular dystrophy

Updated: 5/20/2013 12:46 PM

  Lake and Cook counties have more endangered and threatened species than any other counties in Illinois, according to state statistics. “People think, ‘Oh, it’s only one little thing’ ... but the more components you remove...

Lake, Cook counties top state’s endangered species list

Updated: 5/20/2013 05:29 AM

  Progress toward redeveloping the Settler's Hill landfill has been slow and quiet as of late, but the first phase is gaining some momentum. That phase will be the installation of trails and a cross country track on a major portion of the old landfill.

Settler's Hill redevelopment talk gearing up again

Updated: 5/20/2013 05:17 AM

  College of Lake County and three other 2-year schools would be part of a test job-training program under a measure recently passed by the Illinois Senate. It would allow the colleges to custom design workforce training programs to benefit new or...

CLC would be part of test program meant to create jobs

Updated: 5/20/2013 05:26 AM

  One minute you're in Naperville, the next, you're whistling "California Here I Come," aboard the California Zephyr. Most folks think of O'Hare when it comes to escaping but some of Amtrak's most famous trains stop in the suburbs. Can we get more?...

Amtrak chugging away at expansion, high-speed rail

Updated: 5/20/2013 05:31 AM

  The “flood journey” that began April 18 drags on for many who make their home at the Towers at Four Lakes in Lisle. None of the apartments in the eight-story towers took on water, but the parking decks and lower levels did. System...

'Flood journey' continues for those displaced from Lisle apartments

Updated: 5/20/2013 05:34 AM

  Sure, Metea Valley was looking forward to a shot at Glenbard East, and sure, the Mustangs were hoping to keep alive a chance to win in their first regional semifinal in the next round. But first the Mustangs (28-7) had to get past Montini in...

Metea Valley gets past Montini

Updated: 5/20/2013 10:58 PM

  Tanner Kiser received a mini-celebratory dousing of small cups of water over his head from a couple of Lake Zurich baseball teammates late Monday afternoon. Maybe they wanted to make sure the left-handed hitting first baseman didn't cool off too...

Kiser keys big opener for Lake Zurich

Updated: 5/20/2013 09:54 PM

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