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  One of the first special education teachers at Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, who helped pioneer individualized education plans in the school, has died. Richard "Dick" Kirstein died on Jan. 29 from injuries sustained in an auto accident in...

Colleagues remember trailblazer for special education

Updated: 2/15/2013 06:59 PM

  South Elgin police issued a community alert Friday for two "suspicious circumstances" that occurred this week. On Thursday, a resident reported that a male and female couple came to his house and said they were FBI agents investigating child...

S. Elgin police warn of 'suspicious circumstances'

Updated: 2/15/2013 05:27 PM

  Kent Nightlinger was chosen Thursday from among about 40 candidates as the new principal at Lake Zurich High School. He currently is an associate principal at Rolling Meadows High School and a former administrator in Lake Zurich Unit Ditrict 95. He...

Former District 95 administrator chosen as new Lake Zurich High School principal

Updated: 2/15/2013 07:33 PM

  North Aurora police said Friday they are looking for a man who robbed a 7-Eleven at gunpoint Thursday and left with cash, lottery tickets and cigarettes. The armed robbery occurred at 5:35 a.m. at the convenience store at 718 Butterfield Road.

Armed robber strikes in North Aurora

Updated: 2/15/2013 04:35 PM

  U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen has revealed he's the father of the 24-year-old Texas woman he was communicating with on Twitter during the State of the Union in an exchange that led some people to jump to a different conclusion.

Rep. Cohen: Twitter exchange was with daughter

Updated: 2/15/2013 04:15 PM

  Kane County prosecutors want two people to forfeit nine dogs and a cat that were seized from an Elgin home on Jan. 31. A court hearing is slated for Tueday. Four people were arrested after police searched a home in the 600 block of Lavioe Avenue...

Elgin residents may lose 9 dogs found in filthy home

Updated: 2/16/2013 10:28 AM

  New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, speaking Friday morning on WOR radio, touted both the environmental and economic benefits of banning polystyrene foam.

New Yorkers react to mayor's push to ban plastic foam

Updated: 2/15/2013 03:32 PM

  With all the talk of school violence, lockdown drills and other topics that scare kids, Kennedy Junior High language arts teacher Charlotte Bunce says she thought her students needed to meet a real hero. Enter Maj. Guillermo Rosales, who just...

Marine stresses positive choices for students

Updated: 2/15/2013 03:21 PM

  The sentencing hearing for Donald Mischke of Lisle man, who was convicted in the 2010 murder of a Grayslake woman, was delayed after he tried to declare his defense attorney was ineffective during the trial. Mischke filed the surprise motion and...

Lisle man's sentencing delayed in the murder of Grayslake woman

Updated: 2/15/2013 03:19 PM

  Foreign demand for U.S. Treasury securities rose to a record level in December, evidence that overseas investors remained confident in U.S. debt despite on-going budget battles in Washington.

Foreign holdings of U.S. debt up .3%

Updated: 2/15/2013 02:49 PM

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