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  Police deployment of sonic blasters at Occupy Wall Street and G-20 protest rallies is fueling both sales and criticism of the devices, which emit beams of sound with laser-like intensity.

Protests boost sales and fears of sonic blaster

Updated: 12/12/2011 08:29 AM

  An Illinois farmer made so much money this year he made loan payments on one tractor a year in advance and exchanged some older ones for newer models. An Iowa farmer upgraded his combine and also paid off debt, while an elderly Oregon farmer poured...

Bad economy? Farmers have one of best years ever

Updated: 12/12/2011 01:08 PM

  David Frias works two minimum-wage jobs to squeak by in one of the most expensive cities in America. Come New Year's Day, he'll have a few more coins in his pocket as San Francisco makes history by becoming the first city in the nation to scale a...

SF becomes first U.S. city to top $10 minimum wage

Updated: 12/12/2011 08:09 AM

  Arlington Heights residents will be encouraged to treat their ash trees, the village board decided Monday night, but there is little indication the village will bear any of the cost.

Arlington Hts. weighing its options on ash borer

Updated: 12/12/2011 11:57 PM

  Geneva District 304 may use $3.9 million in cash reserves to pay part of the debt bill next year, under a plan presented to the school board Monday. It came as the board approved a tax levy totaling more than $77 million, including over $16 million...

Geneva schools may dip into savings to pay debt, but taxes will still go up

Updated: 12/12/2011 11:43 PM

  A psychedelic gecko and a monkey with an "Elvis" hairdo are among 208 new species described last year by scientists in the Mekong River region of Southeast Asia, a conservation group announced Monday.

New species: An 'Elvis' monkey and psychedelic gecko

Updated: 12/12/2011 10:02 PM

  Eager to put the long and divisive Iraq war to rest, President Barack Obama declared Monday "those days are over" with the last American troops heading home, but he pledged the U.S. would remain committed to the fledgling government they leave...

Obama says Iraq won't stand alone

Updated: 12/12/2011 09:07 PM

  The eastbound lanes of Algonquin Road are closed down near Route 53 due to a serious single-vehicle crash.

Rolling Meadows roadway closed due to crash

Updated: 12/12/2011 06:53 PM

  The competition of class rank will soon be eliminated for all District 211 students, the result of a vote by board of education officials last week. "What we discovered is that it actually could be more of a negative influence than a positive...

District 211 eliminates class rank

Updated: 12/12/2011 06:22 PM

  Two candidates for DuPage County Board face formal objections to their candidacies. One is Milton Township Trustee Christopher Edwards who jumped into the District 4 Republican prmary race after narrowly collecting enough signatures. Also challenged...

2 DuPage board candidates challenged

Updated: 12/12/2011 05:29 PM

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