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    1 dead in apartment building fire in Rolling Meadows

    1 dead in apartment building fire in Rolling Meadows
    One person died after a fire that began Wednesday night in a multi-unit apartment building in Rolling Meadows, fire officials say. The fire at a building on the 5200 block of Carriageway Drive, in a complex abutting Algonquin Road, was upgraded to a third alarm shortly after 9:30 p.m., bringing in additional engines and manpower. Firefighters continued to struggle with the blaze for hours.

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    Dineen out as Stevenson girls basketball coach

    Dineen out as Stevenson girls basketball coach
    Stevenson will not bring back hall-of-fame coach Tom Dineen as its girls basketball coach. Dineen was informed by athletic director Trish Betthauser Tuesday morning that the school would not be renewing his contract.

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    West Chicago cop killer dies in prison

    West Chicago cop killer dies in prison
    The man convicted of killing a rookie West Chicago police officer during a botched car theft nearly 23 years ago has died in prison. Ronald Alvine, 52, died Feb. 28 of natural causes at the Pontiac Correctional Center. Alvine was a serving a life sentence for the April 20, 1992, murder of police officer Michael Browning.

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    Downers Grove North ends Willowbrook's turnaround season

    Downers Grove North ends Willowbrook's turnaround season
    Regardless of who was or wasn't on the court Wednesday night, Downers Grove North looked like a team ready to take on all comers. The Trojans toppled short-handed Willowbrook 65-52 to advance into the Class 4A Downers Grove South regional championship game. After beating the East Aurora sectional's fifth seed, on Friday they'll face a familiar foe in No. 4 Hinsdale Central (21-6), which edged No. 12 Downers North (17-11) twice in West Suburban Silver Conference action by a total of only 7 points. The Trojans look to capture their first regional title since 2002.

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    Pauletti's shot lifts Bartlett over Jacobs

    Pauletti's shot lifts Bartlett over Jacobs
    Bartlett guard Tyler Pauletti missed a contested jump shot at the end of regulation that would have beaten Jacobs in Wednesday's Class 4A Bartlett regional semifinal. The 6-foot-2 junior didn't let the opportunity to play hero slip away a second time in a thrilling 42-40 overtime victory.

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    Boys basketball scoreboard: Wednesday's results
    Results of area high school boys basketball games for Wednesday, March 4.

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    St. Charles East grinds out win over St. Charles North

    St. Charles East grinds out win over St. Charles North
    For all the attention Cole Gentry gets for his offensive exploits and playmaking ability, it was the senior's work on the other end that played a big role in St. Charles East's 62-55 victory over St. Charles North Wednesday night in the Class 4A Geneva regional semifinals.

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    Fremd team sent off in style to state semifinal

    Fremd team sent off in style to state semifinal
    The Fremd High School girls basketball team got a rousing send-off from their fellow Vikings Wednesday afternoon as they prepared to embark for the state semi-final against New Trier Friday night at Illinois State University's Redbird Arena in Normal. This will be the Fremd team's first trip to the IHSA Final Four in 38 years.

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    St. Edward advances to 2A sectional final
    It was far from a thing of beauty but at this point of the season beauty isn't necessary. St. Edward's boys basketball team overcame its own struggles at the free throw line by clamping down on defense, which led to a 39-36 win over Fieldcrest Wednesday night in the semifinals of the Class 2A El Paso-Gridley sectional.

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    Dawn Patrol: Rolling Meadows fire kills 1; stabbing victim testifies

    Dawn Patrol: Rolling Meadows fire kills 1; stabbing victim testifies
    1 dead in apartment building fire in Rolling Meadows. Naperville bar stabbing victim testifies to drinking, not recalling much. Vote cuts Kane sheriff budget by $1.5 million, with options for Kramer. Roselle parolee arrested on charges of selling heroin. Schaumburg man charged with selling meth. Fowler ready to be Cubs' leading man.

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    Coffaro, Hersey knock off Cary-Grove
    Hersey sophomore guard Joe Coffaro looks like an eighth grader toiling in a grammar school tournament. Coffaro doesn't play like a grade-schooler. Connecting on six 3-pointers, the sophomore scored a game-high 26 points to propel the sixth-seeded Huskies to a 66-57 win over 11th-seeded Cary-Grove in semifinal action of the Class 4A Cary-Grove regional Wednesday night.

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    Glenbard South pushes past St. Francis

    Glenbard South pushes past St. Francis
    Glenbard South needed a late push in the final minute to pull away in its regional semifinal game against St. Francis.

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    Stabbing victim testifies to drinking, not recalling much

    Stabbing victim testifies to drinking, not recalling much
    Willie Hayes said Feb. 3, 2012, was supposed to be a night of celebrating a football teammate's birthday, but because he was drunk he recalls very little about that night. He does remember how it ended: with his stabbing in the chest. "I felt like I had been punched and I felt like I couldn't breathe," he testified in the murder trial of Dan Olaska, accused of stabbing Hayes and fatally stabbing a school teacher in a Naperville bar.

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    Deerfield holds off Warren
    All season long, Warren's boys basketball team has been able to stay in games until the very end. And that was the scenario again on Wednesday night as the Blue Devils tried to rally back from a 9-point deficit in the final quarter. But No. 6 seed Deerfield was able to hold off pesky No. 12 seed Warren 34-30 in a Class 4A Notre Dame regional semifinal in Niles.

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    Griffin: Rauner plan could cost suburbs 25% of reserves

    Griffin: Rauner plan could cost suburbs 25% of reserves
    When Gov. Bruce Rauner suggested withholding half of the municipal share of income tax revenues to shore up state finances, he assumed towns could absorb the loss by dipping into reserves. But can they? An analysis of 90 suburbs shows most could turn to reserves -- but only in the first year of the state cutting their income tax share.

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    West Aurora survives Naperville North in OT
    Marquis Howard and Tyler Bushman engaged in a 10-second game of one-upmanship on Wednesday night in Aurora.

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    Kaneland topples Burlington Central
    Kaneland guard Connor Fedderly didn't spend the past 3 years on the Knights' varsity boys basketball team knocking down key free throws in late situations for nothing. So when the No. 3 Knights went 0-for-7 in a helter-skelter fourth quarter of a 53-46 Class 3A Burlington Central regional semifinal win over the No. 2 Rockets, Fedderly's specialty at the stripe came in handy at just the right time.

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    Numbers favor Lakes

    Numbers favor Lakes
    Contrary to popular belief, there are some advantages to having only five players on a basketball team. Each of those players, for example, are guaranteed that they will play every single minute of the ballgame. And there's more -- all five players will be able to stretch out on the bus ride to and from school. But in this specific case, with only five players on Wednesday night, Northside Prep was at a decided disadvantage against host Lakes in Class 3A regional semifinal play.

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    Images: Fatal Rolling Meadows Apartment Fire

    Images: Fatal Rolling Meadows Apartment Fire
    See scenes from a fatal apartment fire on the 5200 block of Carriageway Drive in Rolling Meadows Wednesday night.

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    Images: Jacobs vs. Bartlett, boys basketball

    Images: Jacobs vs. Bartlett, boys basketball
    Jacobs faced Bartlett in the Class 4A Bartlett regional boys basketball semifinal on Wednesday, March 4 at Bartlett High School.

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    Local Craig Ferguson shows pushed back to May

    Local Craig Ferguson shows pushed back to May
    Comedian Craig Ferguson has rescheduled his "Hot & Grumpy Tour: Walking The Earth" performances at Joliet's Rialto Square Theatre and at Waukegan's Genesee Theatre. Both shows are now in May.

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    Metea Valley's ninth straight win ousts Addison Trail
    There's an appealing madness to Metea Valley's method.

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    Carnival worker found not guilty of Carpentersville rape

    Carnival worker found not guilty of Carpentersville rape
    A Tennessee man who was part of a traveling carnival was found not guilty of raping a co-worker when the carnival stopped in Carpentersville in May 2013. A jury took less than an hour late Tuesday to find Detrick Grady, 35, not guilty of aggravated criminal sexual assault by force.

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    Images: Willowbrook vs. Downers Grove North, boys basketball

    Images: Willowbrook vs. Downers Grove North, boys basketball
    Willowbrook played Downers Grove North in the Class 4A Downers Grove South regional semifinal boys baksetball game on Wednesday.

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    Constable: Big Brother? U.S. uses your census answers

    Constable: Big Brother? U.S. uses your census answers
    If you are one of the chosen suburanites who received a U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, don't blow it off. The future is in your hands.

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    Fremd nets weekly team honor from Sky

    Fremd nets weekly team honor from Sky
    The Chicago Sky has selected Fremd's girls basketball team as the 11th High School Team of the Week winner for its 2015 competition. Fremd earned the honor after being nominated for outstanding efforts and achievements as a team and within the community.

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    Things looking up for Bulls

    Things looking up for Bulls
    On Tuesday against Washington, the Bulls did what they've done best over the past four years -- rise to the occasion when playing short-handed due to injuries. This time, there were some positive signs that might bode well for the playoffs.

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    Boys basketball: Lake County roundup
    Bo Manso scored 17 points to help Vernon Hills past CICS/Northtown 91-30 in a Class 3A boys basketball regional semifinal Wednesday at Ridgewood.

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    Error means bigger tax bill for some in Kane County

    Error means bigger tax bill for some in Kane County
    Some Elgin area residents may experience some sticker shock when they open their next property tax bill. An error in the county's tax extension means Kane County residents didn't actually pay their share of the state's tax burden in their last bills. They will have to make up for that unexpected bounty with a one-time larger payment, which may be roughly equal to the decrease they saw in the last payment. County officials said they can't pinpoint the exact amount of the increase until just a few weeks before the bill is due.

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    You could win DeLorean if Cubs win World Series

    You could win DeLorean if Cubs win World Series
    The 1989 film "Back to the Future Part II" predicted it, its star character Marty McFly planned to bet on it, and now Volo Auto Museum is making it the centerpiece of a contest. The museum will give away an exhibition model DeLorean made famous in the "Back to the Future" series if the Chicago Cubs win the World Series in 2015, the museum announced Monday.

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    Hampshire slips past Genoa-Kingston
    Not bad for a guy playing with one eye. Matt Llamas, his left eye nearly swollen shut after taking an inadvertent elbow, made a layup with 16 seconds left to lift Hampshire to a 62-61 victory against Genoa-Kingston in the semifinals of the Class 3A Burlington Central boys basketball regional Wednesday night.

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    Fowler ready to be Cubs' leading man

    Fowler ready to be Cubs' leading man
    As the Cubs get set to open Cactus League play Thursday, they'll have a new leadoff hitter and center fielder in Dexter Fowler, obtained this winter in a trade with Houston. Fowler says he's looking forward to returning to the National League and being the Cubs' leadoff hitter.

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    N. Chicago-based AbbVie to buy Pharmacyclics for $21B

    N. Chicago-based AbbVie to buy Pharmacyclics for $21B
    AbbVie Inc. agreed to buy Pharmacyclics Inc. in a $21 billion deal after beating out Johnson & Johnson for control of a blockbuster blood cancer therapy that will help it expand in the lucrative area of oncology.

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    Are you smarter than a third-grader? Take the PARCC practice test.

    Are you smarter than a third-grader? Take the PARCC practice test.
    Drag-and-drop menus, multi-color text highlighting options ... it's a brave new testing world out there. Try your hand on these practice PARCC tests to see if you can handle the tests your kids are going to be facing.

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    Dairy Queen replacing Sonic in Lake Zurich

    Dairy Queen replacing Sonic in Lake Zurich
    Limeades are out and Blizzards soon will be in at what is now a vacant restaurant building on Rand Road across from Paulus Park in Lake Zurich. Known for its Blizzard ice cream treats and other menu items, Dairy Queen will move about 100 yards from a strip mall space to the building where the Sonic drive-in had operated since August 2009. Lake Zurich village board trustees this week approved Dairy Queen's request to modify the structure's exterior so it no longer looks like Sonic.

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    Rolling Meadows reverses again on fire station decision

    Rolling Meadows reverses again on fire station decision
    Rolling Meadows officials have been discussing what to do about the city's fire stations for a decade and reversed positions several times within the last year alone about what to do. Now the city council has flip-flopped again, voting last month to relocate the two stations in Rolling Meadows rather than build a third station, as they voted to do in July. "We're back to where we were about a year ago," said Fire Chief Scott Franzgrote.

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    Images: St. Francis vs. Glenbard South, boys basketball

    Images: St. Francis vs. Glenbard South, boys basketball
    St. Francis played Glenbard South in Class 3A regional regional semifinal boys basketball on Wednesday at the Illinois Math and Science Academy in Aurora.

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    Roselle parolee arrested on charges of selling heroin

    Roselle parolee arrested on charges of selling heroin
    A 27-year-old Roselle parolee was charged with delivering heroin to undercover officers on five separate occasionas last month. Paul Ramos, of the 800 block of Yosemite Trail, was ordered held on a total bail of $250,000.

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    Images: Tom Dineen's coaching career

    Images: Tom Dineen's coaching career
    IBCA Hall of Fame coach Tom Dineen has a long history of coaching in the suburbs. Dineen had coached six seasons at Stevenson High School before administrators decided to not renew this contract this week. He finished with a 132-48 mark, winning two regional championships at Stevenson. In 29 seasons at Buffalo Grove, Dineen went 678-229. The Bison won the Class AA state championship in the 1999-2000 season. A member of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Dineen has a career record of 810-277. On Jan. 17, Stevenson defeated host DeKalb 67-28 for his 800th career win.

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    Images: Daily Herald All-Area Team Captains, Basketball

    Images: Daily Herald All-Area Team Captains, Basketball
    See images of the Daily Herald Honorary All-Area Team Captains in boys and girls basketball for 2015.

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    Images: St. Charles East vs. St. Charles North, boys basketball

    Images: St. Charles East vs. St. Charles North, boys basketball
    St. Charles East faced St. Charles North in the Class 4A Geneva regional boys basketball semifinal on Wednesday, March 4 in Geneva.

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    New Shark Smith looks forward to playing Hawks

    New Shark Smith looks forward to playing Hawks
    Ben Smith's exit from the Blackhawks was nearly as memorable as the five-plus seasons he played for the organization. It started with general manager Stan Bowman hustling into the Hawks' locker room about an hour before Monday's 2 p.m. trade deadline, presumably to inform Smith that he had been traded to the San Jose Sharks. It ended with Smith playing for the Sharks that night at SAP Center in San Jose, adding a goal and assist in a win against the Montreal Canadiens.

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    District 211 hopefuls talk finances, staff oversight

    District 211 hopefuls talk finances, staff oversight
    How much savings is too much for a school district? Candidates for the District 211 school board weigh in on that and other financial issues.

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    Schaumburg man charged with selling meth

    Schaumburg man charged with selling meth
    Ruben Rodriguez, 22, of Schaumburg was ordered held on $90,000 bond Wednesday on charges that he delivered methamphetamine to undercover Illinois State Police officers on three separate occasions.

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    Images: Lakes vs. Chicago Northside, boys basketball

    Images: Lakes vs. Chicago Northside, boys basketball
    The Lakes Eagles faced Chicago Northside in the Class 3A boys basketball regional semifinal on Wednesday, March 4 in Lake Villa.

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    Early vote cuts Kane sheriff budget by $1.5 million

    Early vote cuts Kane sheriff budget by $1.5 million
    A $1.5 million cut to the Kane County sheriff's current budget took another step Wednesday as board members heaped more criticism on the county's top public safety official. The dollar figure ensures the budget beef will continue deep into the county's current budget as there is still a $500,000 cut to make to close a shortfall created by the sheriff's canceling of a lucrative contract with the U.S. Marshals.

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    Carlson, Sidlowski help Wauconda past Clemente
    Don't let the double-doubles fool you. Wauconda's 6-foot-7 Ben Carlson and 6-6 Ricky Sidlowski do more than score in the low post, rebound the basketball and block shots. The bigs also come up big at the free-throw line. Take Wednesday night's Class 3A regional semifinal at Johnsburg. Each player went 2 of 2 from the stripe late in the fourth quarter after Chicago Clemente pulled with 3 points. Carlson then sank 2 more foul shots down the stretch, as the sixth-seeded Bulldogs won 68-57.

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    DuPage County Class 3A and Class 4A boys basketball playoff preview

    DuPage County Class 3A and Class 4A boys basketball playoff preview
    A complete look at Class 3A and Class 4A boys basketball sectionals involving teams from DuPage County.

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    St. Viator holds off Prospect

    St. Viator holds off Prospect
    Prospect coach John Camardella could've sworn hot-shooting Grant Miller's beat-the-clock 3-pointer was going in. St. Viator coach Quin Hayes was wishing it wouldn't. Hayes got his wish and his Lions got the win Tuesday night, 49-48 in the Class 4A boys basketball regional semifinal at Wheeling. Miller's shot, as time expired, hung high and bounced softly off the front rim and backboard before hopping out. Fifth-seeded St. Viator will meet No. 4 Lake Zurich on Friday night for the regional title and a spot in the Barrington sectional semifinals next Tuesday.

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    Mt. Prospect joins chorus objecting to Gov. Rauner's proposed cut in income tax share

    Mt. Prospect joins chorus objecting to Gov. Rauner's proposed cut in income tax share
    Mount Prospect has joined the growing chorus of local governments strongly objecting to Gov. Bruce Rauner's plans to cut the Local Government Distributive Fund in half. "We're penalized for doing all the right things. That's just blatantly wrong," Trustee Paul Hoefert said.

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    Your Illinois license won't be enough to fly

    Your Illinois license won't be enough to fly
    Illinois residents soon might not be able to use their driver's licenses to board commercial airliners because the cards don't meet federal security standards. But a multimillion-dollar price tag might keep the state from meeting those requirements. "Currently, we do not require birth certificates," said Jesse White spokesman Henry Haupt. "One factor under the Real ID Act would require us to verify birth certificates

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    West Chicago cop killer dies in prison

    West Chicago cop killer dies in prison
    The man convicted of killing a rookie West Chicago police officer during a botched car theft nearly 23 years ago has died in prison. Ronald Alvine, 52, died Feb. 28 of natural causes at the Pontiac Correctional Center. Alvine was a serving a life sentence for the April 20, 1992, murder of police officer Michael Browning.

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    3 men charged with sex assault in Elgin

    3 men charged with sex assault in Elgin
    Elgin police arrested three men accused of sexually assaulting a woman and recording the assault on a cellphone, authorities said. Eric Cruz, 23, of Elgin; Daniel Hernandez-Gutierrez, 20, of South Elgin; and Jose L. Vasquez Jr., 18, of Elgin, were being held in Kane County jail. They were charged with unlawful restraint and multiple counts of criminal sexual assault.

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    Endorsement: Burke, Hartogh, Morris for Island Lake Village Board

    Endorsement: Burke, Hartogh, Morris for Island Lake Village Board
    The Daily Herald endorses Thea Morris, Sandy Hartogh and John Burke for the Island Lake Village Board.

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    Winter weather advisory in effect until noon

    Winter weather advisory in effect until noon
    A winter weather advisory remains in effect and snowfall is starting accumulate in the Chicago suburbs. The advisory is set to expire at noon today, but not before it's anticipated to deposit between 1 and 2 inches of snow in the suburban area. The snow is expected to move on as temperatures climb to 37 degrees this afternoon, then switch over to rain and sleet.

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    COD reverses decision on candidate forum

    COD reverses decision on candidate forum
    After pulling the plug on an upcoming candidate forum organized by College of DuPage's adjunct association, school administrators have reversed their decision. COD Adjunct Association President Cheryl Baunbach-Caplan confirmed Wednesday that the March 11 candidate forum is back on. "We think the right decision was made in the end," she said. "Obviously, we have to get everything back in place, but it looks like we can do that.

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    Maine Twp. students look back on Maine Flyer warplane

    Maine Twp. students look back on Maine Flyer warplane
    Seventy years ago this week, Maine Township High School students were honored for their role in selling $551,000 worth of war bonds over the course of two weeks. A warplane, the Maine Flyer, was named in their honor. Today, students are being challenged to come together in a similar way to recognize one of the signature events in the history of District 207.

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    1 dead in apartment building fire in Rolling Meadows

    1 dead in apartment building fire in Rolling Meadows
    One person died after a fire that began Wednesday night in a multi-unit apartment building in Rolling Meadows, fire officials say. The fire at a building on the 5200 block of Carriageway Drive, in a complex abutting Algonquin Road, was upgraded to a third alarm shortly after 9:30 p.m., bringing in additional engines and manpower. Firefighters continued to struggle with the blaze for hours.

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    Error means bigger tax bill for some in Kane County

    Error means bigger tax bill for some in Kane County
    Some Elgin area residents may experience some sticker shock when they open their next property tax bill. An error in the county's tax extension means Kane County residents didn't actually pay their share of the state's tax burden in their last bills. They will have to make up for that unexpected bounty with a one-time larger payment, which may be roughly equal to the decrease they saw in the last payment. County officials said they can't pinpoint the exact amount of the increase until just a few weeks before the bill is due.

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    Constable: Runner shirtless every winter day

    Constable: Runner shirtless every winter day
    An avid runner, 61-year-old Mason Saadat of Arlington Heights has become a legend among suburban runners for his habit of running shirtless throughout the winter. "He's probably the most eccentric runner in the area," says Mark Rouse, who has a store that caters to runners.

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