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  With the appointment Friday of Erica Borggren as director of veterans affairs, Gov. Pat Quinn not only gets a veteran, he actually gets a Rhodes Scholar too.

Petraeus protege brings honor, experience to Veterans Affairs

Updated: 8/7/2011 06:55 PM

  According to studio estimates Sunday, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" took in $54 million to open as the No. 1 movie. That was more than analysts expected for the "Apes" prequel, though well below the $68.5 million opening of Tim Burton's "Planet...

'Apes' rise to No. 1 at box office

Updated: 8/7/2011 12:06 PM

  The first thing one learns on a tour of the heart of Mexico’s tequila country is that no one here drinks tequila as a shooter — it’s better sipped from a brandy snifter or champagne glass so that the full sweet and buttery flavors...

Savoring Tequila as a travel destination

Updated: 8/5/2011 02:20 PM

  Illinois veterans interested in working on a volunteer basis on projects that restore the state's natural habitats can join the Veterans Conservation Corps, a joint program from the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs in cooperation with the...

Illinois veterans conservation group forms

Updated: 8/8/2011 10:42 AM

  Two 2006 graduates of Wheaton North High School have joined the Peace Corp for a 27-month committment. To show support, their friends and families will participate in the Live Like a Peace Corp Volunteer Challenge to live without luxuries like air...

Wheaton Peace Corps volunteers inspire friends

Updated: 8/8/2011 06:22 PM

  Congressman Joe Walsh will be the guest at Palatine Twp. GOP/TOPPER’s next breakfast on Saturday, Aug. 13. It will be held at Vittorio’s Restaurant, Smith and Northwest Highway, Palatine.

Walsh coming to Palatine Twp. breakfast

Updated: 8/8/2011 06:32 AM

  Individuals in need of career planning assistance can participate in a career discovery workshop offered by Elgin Community College’s Career Services Office. Each two-hour session will be held at the college, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

Elgin workshop to offer career planning assistance

Updated: 8/8/2011 06:29 AM

  Disappearing silver serving sets and other airline memorabilia have cost the airlines millions of dollars. They have solved this problem by virtually eliminating anything of value from the aircraft, which is why even blankets and pillows have become...

Airlines wary of pilfering passengers

Updated: 8/7/2011 03:43 PM

  Barrington officials plan to authorize a $3.5 million preliminary engineering study Monday for an underpass beneath the CN tracks at Route 14. The village's own financial contribution will be zero.

Barrington takes first step toward underpass beneath CN tracks

Updated: 8/9/2011 06:13 AM

  Patsy Cline fans curious about the early days of her brief country music career will finally be able to do more than just drive by her old house in Winchester, Va. The Patsy Cline Historic House has finally opened her restored childhood home as a...

Patsy Cline's childhood home finally open

Updated: 8/5/2011 02:06 PM

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