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  By all accounts, Elgin’s Fourth of July celebration was a success despite a last-minute relocation of the fireworks. The concert and fireworks combo event at Festival Park, sponsored by Grand Victoria Casino in conjunction with the city, was...

Elgin officials: Despite glitch, July 4 celebration a success

Updated: 7/5/2014 07:09 PM

  Leonor Castro and Pedro Sanchez swayed in rhythm to a Brazilian jazz tune, oblivious to the fact that they were the only ones dancing while thousands of others were busy chowing down ribs. The couple were in the Chicago area on vacation all the way...

Ribfest’s first Hispanic Day draws thousands

Updated: 7/5/2014 09:43 PM

  Terry Murray of Aurora and the Kane County Audubon Society led avian enthusiasts for a hike around Nelson Lake at the Dick Young Forest Preserve in Batavia on Saturday morning.

Kane County Audubon Society holds bird walk in Batavia

Updated: 7/5/2014 06:30 PM

  A 56-year-old woman drove her SUV through an entrance of a Buffalo Grove grocery store Friday, police said. Luckily, no one was injured inside the Garden Fresh Market, Sgt. Scott Eisenmenger said.

Woman crashes SUV into Buffalo Grove store

Updated: 7/5/2014 11:08 PM

  Dave Heun asks readers to identify -- and discuss -- which of St. Charles' big three "headaches" will first be relieved. Is it a man's decades-old remodeling project, the nearly vacant Charlestown Mall or the idled First Avenue redevelopment project?

Pick your favorite St. Charles headache

Updated: 7/5/2014 05:40 PM

  Gov. Pat Quinn has approved several laws aimed at increasing boater safety on a holiday weekend that many Illinois residents are spending on lakes and rivers.

Quinn signs boating rules inspired by Libertyville boy’s death

Updated: 7/5/2014 04:53 PM

  Relatives of a female victim found her body in the water on Saturday, Jorge Pino, a public information officer with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said.Investigators located the body of another person later Saturday morning.

Four confirmed dead in Florida boat collision

Updated: 7/5/2014 03:07 PM

  Andrei Purgin of the separatist Donetsk People’s Republic told The Associated Press that rebels were evacuating, but claimed the army’s campaign had left the city “in ruins.”The capture of Slovyansk represented the...

Ukraine claims victory in rebel stronghold

Updated: 7/5/2014 03:04 PM

  The rules stipulate that the woman must be over 17 years of age and weigh at least 108 pounds. Despite the event’s name couples don’t have to be married, and organizers say male contestants could “borrow a neighbor’s...

Finnish couple wins quirky ‘wife carrying’ race

Updated: 7/5/2014 02:56 PM

  A strong earthquake has hit off the coast of western Indonesia, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-6.0 quake hit Saturday, July 5, at a depth of 19 miles.

Strong earthquake hits off western Indonesia

Updated: 7/5/2014 10:44 AM

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