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    Lindenhurst man killed in crash
    Authorities are investigating a fatal crash on Route 120 near Lakemoor. A Lindenhurst man was killed in the crash that occurred at 9:30 a.m. on Route 120 near Fisher Road.

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    Boys basketball scoreboard: Tuesday's results
    Results of area high school boys basketball games for Tuesday, Nov. 25.

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    Naperville restaurant offers free Thanksgiving meal to those in need

    Naperville restaurant offers free Thanksgiving meal to those in need
    Hossein Jamali has always liked to help people, to extend a little charity to those in need. It's a lesson he learned from his father, who struggled to make ends meet but still managed to "give a little bit" to those who were facing even greater hardships or challenges. Jamali will follow in those footsteps once again this week, when his Naperville restaurant, Meson Sabika, provides a free sit-down Thanksgiving meal to many in need.

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    Derrick Rose plays just 10 minutes, Bulls lose

    Derrick Rose plays just 10 minutes, Bulls lose
    The injury report didn't get any better for the Bulls on Tuesday. Derrick Rose played just 10 minutes against Denver before leaving with tightness in his left hamstring. Joakim Noah missed the game entirely with soreness in his knee and an eye injury. With too many missing pieces, the Bulls lost to the Nuggets 114-109.

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    Carpentersville cops not charged in death; video released

    Carpentersville cops not charged in death; video released
    Kane County State's Attorney Joseph McMahon will not pursue any charges against the Carpentersville officers who arrested Joshua Paul hours before he died of internal bleeding at an Elgin hospital. Carpentersville Director of Public Safety Al Popp said video of the arrest exonerates the two officers, both of whom are 10-year veterans of the department and have been on active duty since Paul's death.

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    Girls basketball scoreboard: Tuesday's results
    Results for area girls high school basketball games for Tuesday, Nov. 25.

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    George W. Bush coming to Naperville for book signing

    George W. Bush coming to Naperville for book signing
    Former President George W. Bush is scheduled to make two appearances next week in DuPage County, including one in Naperville to promote his new book, "41: A Portrait of My Father." Bush's Naperville appearance will begin at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at the downtown Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave. Also on Monday, Bush is expected to attend a private charity event hosted by Daniel L. Goodwin, chairman and CEO for the Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, according to sources close to Goodwin.

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    Boys basketball: Fox Valley roundup Tuesday, Nov. 25
    Boys basketball: Fox Valley roundup Tuesday, Nov. 25

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    Tip, 'thank you' note lead to North Aurora ecstasy arrest

    Tip, 'thank you' note lead to North Aurora ecstasy arrest
    A confidential tip and a "thank you for my drugs" note found in the trash helped lead to charges against a North Aurora man on charges of ecstasy and marijuana possession. Nathan T. Wolff, 30, faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted of the most severe charge.

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    Driver critically injured after crashing into Streamwood home

    Driver critically injured after crashing into Streamwood home
    The driver of a semitrailer remains hospitalized Tuesday after hitting two vehicles on Lake Street and crashing into a townhouse Monday afternoon, Bartlett police said.

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    St. Charles North slows down Plainfield East

    St. Charles North slows down Plainfield East
    St. Charles North coach Tom Poulin said he lost sleep the night before opening its season against Plainfield East at the 56th annual Ron Johnson Thanksgiving Tournament at St. Charles East. The way his North Stars played it could soon be opposing coaches with some sleepless nights preparing for St. Charles North.

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    Ferguson officer Darren Wilson: How it happened

    Ferguson officer Darren Wilson: How it happened
    Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson says he couldn't have done anything differently in his confrontation with Michael Brown to have prevented the 18-year-old's shooting death. Wilson made his first public statements Tuesday during an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos. He offered details of the Aug. 9 shooting like those contained in his grand jury testimony, released a day earlier after it was decided he wouldn't be indicted in the death.

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    Montini knows the way to Champaign

    Montini knows the way to Champaign
    As the last football team standing in DuPage County, Montini has the honor of taking the trek down I-57 to Champaign's Memorial Stadium to play in Saturday's Class 5A state title game.It'll be the Broncos' seventh overall appearance and sixth straight as the program vies for its sixth championship.The biggest weekend on the IHSA schedule is jam-packed with great matchups. Eyes on Five takes a look at some of what we have to look forward to in Champaign.

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    T-Mobile offers free 7-Inch tablet in pre-Black Friday deal

    T-Mobile offers free 7-Inch tablet in pre-Black Friday deal
    T-Mobile US Inc., the fourth-largest U.S. wireless carrier, is offering a free 7-inch Android tablet to existing customers as part of an early Black Friday sales promotion.

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    Title test in store for Rolling Meadows, Fremd
    We've seen this before. The Rolling Meadows and Fremd girls basketball team will play for a championship. The two teams, which have played for the Mid-Suburban League crown the last three years, will meet Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. to settle the title of the Turkey Thriller at Lake Zurich High School. Both improved to 4-0 in the tourney on Tuesday night -- Fremd with a 65-28 triumph over Lake Zurich and Rolling Meadows with a 65-37 victory over Cary-Grove.

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    Imrem: Waiting proves costly for Trestman

    Imrem: Waiting proves costly for Trestman
    It might have made a difference if Marc Trestman didn't wait until the 11th game of the season to challenge the Bears with some tough love. As it is, to have a chance at the playoffs the Bears have to win all of their games to end the season with a seven-game winning streak and 10-6 record.

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    Meadows turns over a win against Jacobs

    Meadows turns over a win against Jacobs
    Rolling Meadows's boys basketball team got off to a great start in tournament play at Palatine on Tuesday. The Mustangs forced highly regarded Jacobs into 26 turnovers on the way to a 67-57 victory in their season opener.

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    Sotos, Conant edge Prospect in overtime
    Free throws can come back to bite you -- or they can lift you to victory. In Tuesday's second-round matchup in St. Viator's Joe Majkowski Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament, the Mid-Suburban League West's Conant defeated defending East champion Prospect 62-61 in overtime, and the outcome was sealed when Conant's Danny Sotos made the first of two with 1.5 seconds left. And Prospect, which made 20-of-27 from the line, can only think of what might have been.

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    Imrem: Best football is closer than you think
    The best televised football game over the weekend wasn't in the NFL or NCAA. It was played by high-school teams in the state semifinals.

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    Wrestling scoreboard: Tuesday's results
    Results of area high school wrestling meets for Tuesday, Nov. 25.

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    Hersey teams up to top Barrington
    In the final quarter, the starters on the Hersey bench were cheering for their teammates on the floor just as loud as the reserves had been applauding at the start of the game. "That's the first step we like to take -- being good teammates," said senior forward Annie Korff. "Whatever we can do to keep everyone happy and positive, that's what we all do." And the Huskies kept their fans quite happy all evening at the Ken Carter Gymnasium in Arlington Heights. Bursting out to a 14-0 lead, Hersey kept the pressure on start to finish in a 71-39 victory over Barrington on Tuesday night to complete pool play in the Buffalo Grove Bison Classic.

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    Stevenson High football rally planned

    Stevenson High football rally planned
    Stevenson High School Patriots fans will gather Saturday to cheer the football team before it heads to Champaign for the state championship game against Homewood-Flossmoor.

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    Elk Grove thwarts South Elgin's plan
    South Elgin boys basketball coach Matt Petersen had a good defensive scheme for controlling Elk Grove's offense. "We knew that if we put pressure on them right from the start we could force the turnovers and get some scores," said Petersen. "But when the game started, it didn't happen. We made Elk Grove look real comfortable at the start of the game." The Grenadiers hit six 3-point baskets in the first quarter on the way to finishing with 12. Add to that two old-fashioned 3-point plays and Elk Grove had a 25-17 lead after one quarter. Dan Hadler scored 9 of his 20 points to go along with 7 rebounds in the Grenadiers' 82-71 win over the Storm at the 29th annual Chuck Mitchell Tournament held at Fenton High School. Elk Grove improved to 2-0 while South Elgin, which played inspired basketball in spots, fell to 1-1.

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    Palatine knocks off Huntley
    When Huntley standout Ali Andrews picked up her fourth foul in the final seconds of the third quarter on Tuesday night, the Palatine girls basketball team became like sharks that had just smelled blood in the water. Palatine (3-1) trailed by a point at the time. However, with Andrews on the bench, the Pirates scored the first 10 points of the fourth quarter and went on to deal the Red Raiders their first loss of the season, 56-44, in fourth round action at the Dundee-Crown Thanksgiving tournament.

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    Geneva blitzes Downers Grove North early
    A fast start can do wonders for any team. Geneva used a 22-10 first-quarter surge to its benefit during Tuesday night's 56-41 victory over Downers Grove North at the 19th annual Glenbard East/Rachel Bach Tournament in Lombard.

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    Football Focus State Finals Preview
    See the Football Focus preview of state title games in Classes 5A, 7A, and 8A. Host Joe Aguilar breaks down the match-ups.

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    Brunson, Stevenson get off to a nice start at new site
    Stevenson's boys basketball team is liking the Hinsdale Central/Lyons Thanksgiving tournament, after opening the season in Buffalo Grove's tourney in recent years. Behind Jalen Brunson's 30 points and 5 assists, the Patriots defeated host Lyons 71-39 Tuesday night. Stevenson opened tournament action Monday with an 80-36 victory over Argo at Hinsdale Central.

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    Teen critically injured in Gurnee crash
    Two separate crashes in Gurnee sent nine people to area hospitals, including a 13-year-old who was critically injured, police and fire officials said.

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    Lakes looking better already

    Lakes looking better already
    Already in its first two games of the season, the Lakes boys basketball team has covered both ends of the spectrum. On Monday, it was fight and claw back from a 16-point halftime deficit only to lose by 4 points to Uplift. There was no fighting and clawing back on Tuesday. Lakes got out to a breezy lead and was in firm control from start to finish in easing to a 68-38 victory over Mundelein in the Mundelein Thanksgiving tournament.

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    Defenses stand out in Montini win

    Defenses stand out in Montini win
    For a while it seemed neither Montini's nor Neuqua Valley's defense would allow a basket. Eventually, Montini's offense found a way to score. It took longer for Neuqua Valley.

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    Burlington Central claims tournament crown again
    After winning the first four games of its own Thanksgiving tournament by an average of 38 points, the Burlington Central girls basketball team relished the opportunity to be pushed a little Tuesday night. And even though the Rockets posted a 16-point win, this one took a little more work than the previous four. Junior Shelby Holt hit for five more 3-pointers in scoring 17 points as Burlington Central played through some adversity for the first time this season in beating Machesney Park Harlem 50-34 to win its second straight tournament championship.

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    Dawn Patrol: Thanksgiving travel tips; Man gets 24 years in fatal crash

    Dawn Patrol: Thanksgiving travel tips; Man gets 24 years in fatal crash
    Thanksgiving travel tips for picture-perfect reunions. $2 million bail for Ingleside teen accused in police chase. Mundelein man gets 24 years for causing fatal 2012 crash. Lindenhurst man killed in crash on Route 120 near Lakemoor. Obama takes on Chicago hecklers over immigration policy. Elgin continues to test police cameras in light of Ferguson. Lions' defense big challenge for Bears.

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    Tri-Cities boys basketball roundup
    Tri-Cities boys basketball roundup

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    Girls basketball: Fox Valley roundup Tuesday, Nov. 25
    Girls basketball: Fox Valley roundup Tuesday, Nov. 25

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    Contested election for Buffalo Grove president likely

    Contested election for Buffalo Grove president likely
    For the first time in 16 years, Buffalo Grove will likely have a contested election for village president. Buffalo Grove Trustee Beverly Sussman announced Tuesday she has picked up petitions to run for village president. Should she file them next month, she will be running against Village President Jeffrey Braiman, who confirmed Tuesday he will run for re-election in April 2015.

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    $2 million bond for Ingleside teen accused in police chase

    $2 million bond for Ingleside teen accused in police chase
    Looking pale and scared, an Ingleside teen was ordered held in Lake County jail on $2 million bail for being high and drunk when starting a wild police chase Nov. 13. Ronald Maas, 18, appeared in Lake County bond court on charges of attempted murder, possession of a stolen vehicle, theft, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, aggravated fleeing and eluding, attempted theft, aggravated assault, criminal damage to government property, and aggravated driving under the influence.

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    Ferguson lessons in suburbs: Communication, trust key

    Ferguson lessons in suburbs: Communication, trust key
    As tempers continue to flare in Ferguson, Mo., over the death of Michael Brown and a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who shot him, the controversy has several suburban officials discussing what can be done to prevent such a tragedy here. "Transparency, open communication and trust between the community and local police are paramount," said Round Lake Park Police Chief George Filenko.

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    Barrington gave candidate incorrect nominating forms

    Barrington gave candidate incorrect nominating forms
    A Barrington village board candidate is accusing village officials of election tampering for providing him with nominating petitions that contained an error. "Messing with the integrity of elections is something you would expect from a third-world dictatorship, not Barrington," the candidate said.

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    The Shanty receives a Delicious Destination award

    The Shanty receives a Delicious Destination award
    A Lake County restaurant that once received raves from Guy Fieri on his Food Network show "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" now also has an honor from the state's tourism office. Dimitri Kallianis accepted the Enjoy Illinois: Delicious Destination award Monday at The Shanty restaurant on Route 41 in Wadsworth that his family purchased in 2006.

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    Mundelein man gets 24 years for causing fatal 2012 crash

    Mundelein man gets 24 years for causing fatal 2012 crash
    A Mundelein man was sentenced to 24 years in prison for intentionally causing a crash that killed a Round Lake Beach mother of three in 2012. Mark Oelerich, 23, was found guilty of first-degree murder this year for intentinally swerving his vehicle into a car driven by Araceli Villasenor, 24.

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    Barrington comes up big against Warren

    Barrington comes up big against Warren
    They just don't grow them like that in Barrington. It's only the junior year for Barrington center Rapolas Ivanauskas, and he already stands 6-foot-9. "I'm a good eater,'' Ivanauskas said. "And it's in my genes. We are from Lithuania. We are Northern people and we are tall. My dad is 6-6." In game one of the Mundelein Thanksgiving Tournament, Barrington jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead over Warren. And then the two teams battled to the end. Ivanauskas led his team with 12 points in the 47-43 win over the Blue Devils.

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    Medical marijuana dispensary moves forward in Rolling Meadows
    A medical marijuana facility received preliminary approval in Rolling Meadows at the city council's Tuesday meeting, though it will still need state approval before opening. Medicinal Alternative Care Center is proposed for 975 Rohlwing Road and got a 6-1 approval from the city council on first reading, though it will be presented again for final approval at the next meeting.

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    Suspicious package leads to temporary train delays
    What appeared to be a suspicious package on the tracks near the Aurora Metra station temporarily delayed trains on the BNSF line Tuesday, Metra officials said.

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    Boys basketball scoreboard: Monday's results
    Results of area high school boys basketball games for Monday, Nov. 24.

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    Wauconda's depth sinks Crystal Lake South
    Wauconda may have appeared to be in big trouble as 6-foot-7 Ben Carlson and 6-6 Ricky Sidlowski fouled out while Crystal Lake South cut a 22-point deficit in half during the first four minutes of the fourth quarter Tuesday night at Lou Ramirez Gymnasium in Richmond. But the Bulldogs showed why they have big aspirations this season. They pushed the lead back out to 18 points and five players scored in double figures as they improved to 2-0 in Richmond-Burton/Johnsburg Boys Varsity Basketball Tournament with a 73-58 victory.

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    St. Charles D303 finalizing breakup with Norris Cultural Arts Center

    St. Charles D303 finalizing breakup with Norris Cultural Arts Center
    The divorce between the not-for-profit that runs the Norris Cultural Arts Center and St. Charles Unit District 303 will soon become final after three years of wrangling. A family member says arts center is in flux. The school board isn't super excited about the trust funds associated with the center also being put into a state of flux.

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    Scouting DuPage county boys basketball

    Scouting DuPage county boys basketball
    A team-by-team look at DuPage County boys basketball this season.

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    Westminster Christian's depth comes through

    Westminster Christian's depth comes through
    Westminster Christian boys basketball coach Bruce Firchau believes in a few of his team's luxuries this season and a main one besides depth is flexibility. So when senior Robbie Kleczynski drew his third foul with just 3:15 left in the first quarter of Tuesday night's 70-43 rout of neighbor Harvest Christian in Pool A play of the 8th annual Warrior Thanksgiving Classic in Elgin, Firchau's panic meter never wavered.

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    IHSA moving to next step with football proposal
    The Illinois High School Association's Legislative Commission voted Monday to refer six proposals to amend the IHSA constitution and bylaws to a vote of the general membership, including. the proposal that would require the IHSA to schedule regular-season games for all football-playing schools after placing them into regions based on enrollment.

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    12-year-old suburban girl missing

    12-year-old suburban girl missing
    A 12-year-old girl has been missing since Saturday night and the Cook County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in finding her. Jordan Sumlin was last seen by her parents at approximately 8:10 p.m. on Saturday on the 5200 block of Shotkoski Drive in an unincorporated area near Hoffman Estates, according to a news release Sunday night.

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    Kane plans 'No Refusal' DUI patrol on Black Wednesday

    Kane plans 'No Refusal' DUI patrol on Black Wednesday
    The Kane County state's attorney's office, in conjunction with law enforcement agencies across the county, will hold a "No Refusal" DUI patrol event the day before Thanksgiving. This will mark the third year in a row Joe McMahon's office has targeted Black Wednesday.

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    Lindenhurst man killed in crash

    Lindenhurst man killed in crash
    Authorities are investigating a fatal crash on Route 120 near Lakemoor. A Lindenhurst man was killed in the crash that occurred at 9:30 a.m. on Route 120 near Fisher Road.

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    Elk Grove finalizes lineup for summer concert series

    Elk Grove finalizes lineup for summer concert series
    Elk Grove Village will spend $360,000 next summer to pay for six concerts on five nights featuring artists primarily from the 1970s and 1980s. The lineup for the seventh annual Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series includes Kenny Rogers, Kansas, 38 Special, Travis Tritt, Christopher Cross and Air Supply.

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    Elgin objects to minimum manning for firefighters

    Elgin objects to minimum manning for firefighters
    City officials in Elgin railed against a bill -- now headed to Gov. Pat Quinn's desk -- that requires fire departments' staffing levels to be subject to bargaining. The so-called "minimum manning" bill is all about keeping firefighters employed, Fire Chief John Fahy said. "It takes away your authority as the elected representatives of the citizens of Elgin to determine the level of EMS and firefighters, putting it into the hands of an arbitrator out of Chicago," Fahy said.

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    School funding bill missing key elements

    School funding bill missing key elements
    A Round Lake Beach letter to the editor: To help people understand why parents and administrators of "rich" school districts are upset by the proposed school funding legislation, I would like to point out the fact that according to Illinois State Board of Education website numbers, 68.4 percent of districts in the state are deficit spending. This includes many districts with a high "property tax base."

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    Carpentersville cops not charged in death; video released

    Carpentersville cops not charged in death; video released
    Kane County State's Attorney Joseph McMahon will not pursue any charges against the Carpentersville officers who arrested Joshua Paul hours before he died of internal bleeding at an Elgin hospital. Carpentersville Director of Public Safety Al Popp said video of the arrest exonerates the two officers, both of whom are 10-year veterans of the department and have been on active duty since Paul's death.

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    Upside to Obama's immigration action

    Upside to Obama's immigration action
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: While many are angered over President Obama's recent unveiling of his plans for immigration reform, I believe that we should take a step back and look at the positive side of this action.

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    Driver critically injured after crashing into Streamwood home

    Driver critically injured after crashing into Streamwood home
    The driver of a semitrailer remains hospitalized Tuesday after hitting two vehicles on Lake Street and crashing into a townhouse Monday afternoon, Bartlett police said.

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    George W. Bush coming to Naperville for book signing

    George W. Bush coming to Naperville for book signing
    Former President George W. Bush is scheduled to make two appearances next week in DuPage County, including one in Naperville to promote his new book, "41: A Portrait of My Father." Bush's Naperville appearance will begin at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at the downtown Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave. Also on Monday, Bush is expected to attend a private charity event hosted by Daniel L. Goodwin, chairman and CEO for the Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, according to sources close to Goodwin.

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    The Shanty receives a Delicious Destination award

    The Shanty receives a Delicious Destination award
    A Lake County restaurant that once received raves from Guy Fieri on his Food Network show "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" now also has an honor from the state's tourism office. Dimitri Kallianis accepted the Enjoy Illinois: Delicious Destination award Monday at The Shanty restaurant on Route 41 in Wadsworth that his family purchased in 2006.

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