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  The Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 school board has appointed Brian Kaszewicz as the new principal at Hale Elementary in Schaumburg, the district announced Monday. Kaszewicz has been an assistant principal in District 54 for four years...

Dist. 54 appoints new Hale principal, two assistant principals

Updated: 6/23/2014 11:05 AM

  The Supreme Court largely left intact Monday the Obama administration’s only existing program to limit power plant and factory emissions of the gases blamed for global warming. But a divided court also rebuked environmental regulators for...

Justices rap EPA but uphold global warming rules

Updated: 6/23/2014 05:34 PM

  Former Fox Lake Mayor Kenneth Hamsher died in his home Sunday. Hamsher, a funeral home director for many years, served as mayor from 1993 to 1997 in addition to two terms as a trustee. He was 91.

Former Fox Lake mayor, funeral home operator Kenneth Hamsher dead at 91

Updated: 6/23/2014 01:40 PM

  The South Korean army captured a soldier Monday who it says killed five comrades and then fled into the forest where he holed up with a rifle for two days before shooting himself as pursuers closed in. The massive manhunt ended when the 22-year-old...

South Korea captures soldier accused of killing 5

Updated: 6/23/2014 07:34 AM

  Malaysia’s top court ruled Monday that non-Muslims cannot use the word “Allah” to refer to God, delivering the final word on a contentious debate that has reinforced complaints that religious minorities are treated unfairly in...

Malaysia’s top court: ‘Allah’ for Muslims only

Updated: 6/23/2014 07:34 AM

  An Egyptian court convicted three Al-Jazeera journalists and sentenced them to seven years in prison each on terrorism-related charges in a verdict Monday that stunned their families and was quickly denounced as a blow to freedom of expression.

Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 7 years

Updated: 6/23/2014 07:29 PM

  America’s top diplomat said Monday that leaders of Iraq’s factions must keep their commitments to seat a new government next week, before a Sunni insurgency sweeps away hopes for a lasting peace. Meeting with all factions, U.S.

Kerry to Iraq leaders: sharing power is critical

Updated: 6/23/2014 02:22 PM

  It’s crumbling so quickly: Just 2½ years after American troops came home, Iraq is back in crisis. And chaos in Iraq, a diverse nation that stands as a buffer zone between the mostly Sunni Mideast and mostly Shiite Iran, is troubling...

Iraq at risk again: How did we get here so fast?

Updated: 6/23/2014 03:40 PM

  A legislative subcommittee voted Monday to subpoena seven former state officials connected to Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled anti-violence initiative that’s also under federal and Cook County probes.

7 called to testify on Quinn’s anti-violence program

Updated: 6/23/2014 06:22 PM

  July 1 marks the dawn of the universal fare card in Illinois. On that date, Pace and the CTA officially switch over to Ventra, the new joint fare system. But wait, you say, there are three transit agencies in the region. Where does Metra fit in? Can...

Has Metra missed the universal fare card train?

Updated: 6/23/2014 04:20 AM

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