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    American photojournalist executed, another at risk

    James Foley of Rochester, N.H., a freelance contributor for GlobalPost, in Benghazi, Libya. In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded Foley — and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say.

    Aug 20, 2014 9:20 AM

    In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley — and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say. The White House must now weigh the risks of adopting an aggressive policy to destroy the Islamic State against resisting any action that could result in the death of another American.

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    Latest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued

    Police arrest a man as they disperse a protest in Ferguson, Mo., early Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. On Saturday, Aug. 9, a white police officer fatally shot unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black, in the St. Louis suburb.

    Aug 20, 2014 9:19 AM

    Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke. The St. Louis suburb still had plenty of lively protest Tuesday over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. And tensions rose briefly when someone hurled a bottle at officers. But the overall scene was more subdued than the past five nights, with smaller crowds, fewer confrontations and no...

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    Schaumburg OKs LED signs at Streets of Woodfield

    A majority of Schaumburg trustees Tuesday agreed to allow two 400-square-foot LED signs on the parking garage of Streets of Woodfield shopping center as well as more ground signs.

    Aug 20, 2014 5:30 AM

    After a further month of research and consideration, a majority of Schaumburg trustees Tuesday agreed to a request for two large LED signs and an increase in the number of ground signs at Streets of Woodfield shopping center. If approved by the full village board next week, the requested changes would be added to others already being planned for Streets of Woodfield this fall.

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    Concussion classes now required for high school coaches

    Players from Naperville North and Wheaton Warrenville South high schools clash in a 2011 match.

    Aug 19, 2014 5:31 PM

    As football season gets underway, high school sports coaches in Illinois soon will have to take classes on how to best reduce concussions among young athletes under a new law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn today. The effort comes from state Rep. Carol Sente, a Vernon Hills Democrat, who first proposed last year limiting tackling in youth and high school football practices.

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    Websites offer new revenue options

    Mary O’Connor, owner of Take a Bite Food Coaching Services, prepares ingredients as she makes a loaf of gluten-free bread in her shop in Bloomington. O’Connor has branched out to offer gluten-free baked goods and vegan lunches and dinners. O’Connor started an online funding campaign to raise $3,000 on Kickstarter so she can catch up on bills and stay above water the next few months.

    Aug 20, 2014 7:24 AM

    Mary O’Connor is struggling to keep her business open, so she turned to social media. The owner of Take A Bite Food Coaching Services, a Bloomington vegan and gluten-free bakery, restaurant and cooking class business, started an online funding campaign to raise $3,000 on Kickstarter so she can catch up on bills and stay above water the next few months..

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    Lake County courthouse expansion moving ahead

    Preliminary work for the Lake County Courts Expansion Project is expected to begin this fall.

    Aug 20, 2014 5:30 AM

    Pre-construction work on a $94 million Lake County court expansion project in downtown Waukegan is expected to begin this fall. The work includes an eight-story building with 15 courtrooms and the renovation of the adjoining Babcox facility to include two new unfinished floors for future court space.

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