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  Indian Prairie Unit District 204 has chosen an Iowa-based firm with a local flair to conduct a national search for the 29,000-student district’s next superintendent. Ray and Associates, Inc., of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will consult with the school...

Dist. 204 hires Iowa firm with local consultants to find superintendent

Updated: 9/25/2013 03:15 PM

  Bennie Starks is now, officially, an innocent man. Lake County Judge George Bridges approved a letter of innocence for the 53-year-old Starks on Wednesday. “It feels great,” Starks said after leaving court, clearly relieved to have the...

Starks officially declared an innocent man in rape case

Updated: 9/25/2013 02:11 PM

  The Batavia school board adopted an $80.8 million budget Tuesday night for the 2013-14 fiscal year that began July 1.

Batavia school board OKs $80.8 million budget

Updated: 9/25/2013 01:25 PM

  Island Lake Trustee Shannon Fox is calling for the police department to jettison its preferred towing company following a neighbor dispute involving the firm’s owner. The disagreement between Mike Johnson, owner of Mike’s Towing, and...

Island Lake trustee urges towing change after neighbor dispute

Updated: 9/25/2013 08:19 PM

  Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 will demolish the former Wellington restaurant building in Arlington Heights it acquired this summer, officials decided this week. Renovating the building would have been too costly, since parts of it aren't...

Former Wellington restaurant to be demolished

Updated: 9/25/2013 06:17 PM

  Many New Jersey residents spent less time at the shore than usual this summer, according to a poll released Wednesday, giving credence to officials' oft-repeated worries that visitors would stay away during the lucrative season because of a...

Poll: Jersey residents spent less time at shore

Updated: 9/25/2013 10:43 AM

  Steppenwolf Theatre Company playwright Tarell McCraney, 32, of Chicago is among the eclectic group of 24 scientists, artists, historians, and writers to win the $625,000 "genius grant" from the MacArthur Foundation. Winners can spend the money...

Chicago playwright among MacArthur 'genius grant' winners

Updated: 9/25/2013 10:14 AM

  Several Syrian rebel groups, including a powerful al-Qaida-linked faction, said Wednesday they reject the authority of the Western-backed opposition coalition, as U.N. inspectors returned to the country to continue their probe into chemical weapons...

Syrian rebel groups slam Western-backed opposition

Updated: 9/25/2013 08:54 AM

  The Iranian president's first speech to world leaders was absent anti-Israel rhetoric and offered up negotiations with the U.S. and its allies over the disputed nuclear program, showing a more moderate face of the hard-line regime in Tehran.

Iran's president tones down anti-Israel rhetoric

Updated: 9/25/2013 08:47 AM

  The terrorist group behind the takeover of a Nairobi mall claimed Wednesday that the Kenyan government assault team carried out "a demolition" of the building, burying 137 hostages in rubble. A government spokesman denied the claim and said Kenyan...

Terrorists claim 137 killed in Kenya mall attack

Updated: 9/25/2013 09:34 AM

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