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  Chad and Nikki Watson moved around western Kentucky over the years before returning to Muhlenberg County - the coal-laden ground where they both grew up - to raise their nine children in a home owned by a relative. Eight of those children and their...

9 killed in Ky. fire described as a loving family

Updated: 1/31/2014 09:15 AM

  Federal agencies investigate I-88 crash. Mount Prospect teachers file intent-to-strike notice. Carol Stream cop gets disability pay. Arlington Heights man sentenced for killing mother. Carry permits could come out in March. West Dundee native...

Dawn Patrol: Feds examine I-88 crash; Mt. Prospect teacher strike?

Updated: 1/31/2014 06:22 AM

  The union representing teachers in Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 voted overwhelmingly Thursday night to declare an intent to strike — a formal declaration that legally paves the way for an actual strike as soon as 10 days from now.

District 57 teachers file intent-to-strike notice

Updated: 1/31/2014 12:23 PM

  Parents spoke out at Thursday night's Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 school board meeting about what they said is a lack of transparency and unwillingness to listen to their concerns about the eliminated gifted program, but district...

District 25 parents confront board on transparency, gifted program

Updated: 1/31/2014 05:31 AM

  The Barrington Unit District 220 leaders began discussions this week on offering full-day kindergarten for the students of parents who choose it. While details are scarce at this early stage of the district's budget planning process, board members...

Barrington school board discusses full-day kindergarten

Updated: 1/30/2014 11:01 PM

  The bitter cold is gone for now, but this weekend could usher in the potential for significant snowfall - perhaps 10 inches by the time it's over, forecasters say. The National Weather Service's office in Romeoville has issued a winter storm watch...

Snowy-travel warnings issued for tonight, Saturday

Updated: 1/31/2014 04:37 PM

  U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk of Highland Park thinks his fellow Republican, U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam of Wheaton, could have a shot at being speaker of the U.S. House one day. “I think Petey has a great career ahead of him,” Kirk says. “I...

Kirk thinks 'Petey' Roskam could be a fine U.S. House speaker

Updated: 1/31/2014 05:51 AM

  Nancy Morgan, leader of Mount Prospect's human services department for nearly 30 years, plans to retire in late February. Mayor Arlene Juracek praised Morgan's contributions to the village, referring to her as "our caretaker." “With something...

Mount Prospect's “caretaker” retiring Feb. 20

Updated: 1/31/2014 09:57 AM

  The two candidates for the Republican nomination for Kane County sheriff have more than five decades of experience between them. If elected, Kevin Williams and Donald Kramer would have different courses of action in their first steps.

Kane sheriff candidates would take different first steps

Updated: 1/31/2014 09:55 AM

  Winter has been harsh, but volunteers processing native seeds at the Rollins Savanna Forest Preserve in Grayslake envision colorful fields filled with the flowers and grasses of spring. The work will produce millions of seeds that will be sown...

Volunteers thinking spring by processing native seeds

Updated: 1/31/2014 05:45 AM

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