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    DuPage County judge remembered as advocate for children

    DuPage County judge remembered as advocate for children
    As a longtime DuPage County judge, it would be nearly impossible for Michael R. Galasso to please everyone who appeared before him in court. Yet, friends and family say he seemingly managed to do just that, with his caring and relatable demeanor. Galasso, of Elgin, died Friday at age 78 after a brief battle with cancer.

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    Neighbors mourn woman killed in Barrington-area fire

    Neighbors mourn woman killed in Barrington-area fire
    An elderly woman, Carole Schnable, died in a house fire early Saturday in unincorporated Barrington. Schnable's husband, Ken, her high school sweetheart, had died almost two years ago. "She really missed him after he passed away," neighbor Isabel Chang said. "They had enjoyed a long life together."

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    Rozner: Thank you, Mr. Cub, for giving your all

    Rozner: Thank you, Mr. Cub, for giving your all
    Barry Rozner: There was more to Mr. Cub than most people ever knew, and when I discovered that about Ernie Banks, I never thought of him the same way again.

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    Billy Williams: This is a time to celebrate Ernie Banks

    Billy Williams: This is a time to celebrate Ernie Banks
    Hall of Famer Billy Williams played as a teammate with Ernie Banks for parts of 13 seasons. Banks died Friday, but Williams said this is a time not to mourn but to celebrate the life of the man known as Mr. Cub.

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    Rivalry adds memorable game
    When a student cheering section starts chanting "Let's play football" at a boys basketball game between St. Francis and Marmion, they're not far off.

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    Why fake-news industry isn't afraid of Facebook changes

    Why fake-news industry isn't afraid of Facebook changes
    Facebook dealt a blow to the fake-news industry that could, in all likelihood, wipe it out: Starting this week, the site will cut down on the number of fake news stories that circulate in its News Feed -- and add a warning on hoax stories indicating that they're fake.

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    63-year-old Grayslake woman drops 170 pounds

    63-year-old Grayslake woman drops 170 pounds
    Right about now is when many people abandon that New Year's resolution to lose weight. For Jan Wilke, 63, of Grayslake, it's just another month of keeping off those 170 pounds she lost. "Being thin and healthy was a place I always dreamed of going, but I couldn't get to it," Wilke says. "Finally, I am in the place I always dreamed to be."

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

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    Man shot while walking along Elgin street
    A 22-year-old man was shot in the chest early Sunday morning while walking along an Elgin street, police said. The victim suffered nonlife threatening injuries,and the Elgin Police Department's Gang Crimes Unit is investigating.

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    Police, school cooperation key
    A Fox Lake letter to the editor: I know it does take a village to raise a child. Luckily, for me, I work in a village that includes the dedicated men and women of the Fox Lake Police Department.

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    Autistic man from Glendale Heights is missing

    Autistic man from Glendale Heights is missing
    Glendale Heights police need the public's help in finding an autistic man who wandered away from his home Thursday morning.

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    Girls basketball scoreboard: Saturday's results
    Results for area girls high school basketball games for Saturday, Jan. 24.

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    Amazon to collect Illinois sales tax starting Feb. 1

    Amazon to collect Illinois sales tax starting Feb. 1
    Online retail giant Amazon will start collecting sales taxes Feb. 1. Before, online outfits like Amazon that had no physical connection to Illinois didn't have to collect state sales taxes, but shoppers were still supposed to pay the sales taxes they owed every year.

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    St. Charles East defends UEC title

    St. Charles East defends UEC title
    St. Charles East captured the ultimate consolation prize at the Upstate Eight Conference wrestling tournament at Geneva on Saturday afternoon.

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    Round Lake chaplain lauded for ministering to police

    Round Lake chaplain lauded for ministering to police
    After about 35 years as a certified chaplain to police departments, the Rev. Lisle Kauffman now has his name on an annual excellence award. "Police officers care," said Kauffman, 75. "But you never get the headline that says, 'Police lieutenant so and so cared about the people he was involved with.'" Kauffman has served Round Lake and other suburban departments.

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    Grant's Bailey has to play it safe

    Grant's Bailey has to play it safe
    Grant forward Pierre Bailey felt chest pains and a shortness of breath at a recent practice. Pierre's older brother Nate Williams supposedly had something similar to a heart attack when he was in seventh grade, and everyone was worried Pierre could have the same health issue. Over the last two weeks, Bailey has undergone all kinds of tests and they have come back normal. He's hoping to get back on the court soon.

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    Huntley High a model school

    Huntley High a model school
    Huntley Unit District 158's pioneering blended learning initiative is being hailed as a model for other districts in a recent study published in eLearn Magazine. One-third of students are taught through online tools, activities and content, as well as traditional classroom instruction. "We're really changing what the American high school looks like and that's what's really exciting to be a part of changing it," District 158 Superintendent John Burkey said.

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    Ex-trustee: Breuder was offered $2 million buyout in 2009

    Ex-trustee: Breuder was offered $2 million buyout in 2009
    The $762,000 buyout College of DuPage President Robert Breuder accepted on Thursday wasn't the first time he's been offered a significant early retirement sum from COD, a former board member said. Former Trustee Dave Carlin said that as early as 2009 then-board Chairwoman Kathy Wessel sought to buy Breuder out of his contract for as much as $2 million. That discussion came not long after Breuder took the reins at COD in January 2009, after spending a decade at Harper College in Palatine.

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    St. Charles East stuns Geneva
    Geneva's girls basketball team loses so rarely at home that there's truth to the cliché that it's going to take a career night to beat them. St. Charles East did just that Saturday in the Mack Olson gym, getting not one but two career games to stun the Vikings 66-54, handing Geneva (16-6, 10-1) its first loss in the Upstate Eight Conference River Division.

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    Palatine helps tighten up West race
    Palatine has put the Mid-Suburban West on notice: The Pirates will be a factor in the title chase as the division enters the second round. Palatine came from behind Saturday to beat No. 7 Barrington 79-75 in front of a spirited home crowd. In winning its fifth game in a row, including one over No. 11 Lake Zurich last week the Pirates ran their record to 16-6 and threw the West into a 3-way tie among the Broncos, Conant and Fremd, all at 4-2 in the West. Palatine is a game back at 3-3.

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    Damaged Naperville museum lays off employees

    Damaged Naperville museum lays off employees
    The temporary closure of DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville has resulted in the loss of a job for an unspecified number of museum employees. "Sarah Orleans, who is our president and CEO, and the board have had to make some thoughtful business decisions regarding facility services and staff," museum spokeswoman Dee Dee McDevitt said Friday. "We have told staff at this time while we are closed to please take care of themselves and their families..."

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    Wrestling scoreboard: Saturday's results
    Results of area high school wrestling meets for Saturday, Jan. 24.

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    Westminster goes cold, falls to Luther North
    As droughts go, this was California-like. The Luther North boys basketball team denied Westminster Christian a field goal for 13:31 of the second half in Saturday's 53-40 victory in Elgin, thereby denying the Warriors' bid to clinch at least a share of the Northeastern Athletic Conference title.

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    Lincoln collection fetches $803,889 at auction

    Lincoln collection fetches $803,889 at auction
    The lock of hair taken by Surgeon General Joseph K. Barnes shortly after Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth sold for $25,000.

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    Hersey grabs East lead at Elk Grove

    Hersey grabs East lead at Elk Grove
    While they were not exactly unlikely heroes, sophomore Joe Coffaro, junior Zak Cooper and senior Joe Mailloux came up with big efforts Saturday night. All three figured prominently in Hersey's 57-54 win at Elk Grove in the Mid-Suburban League East showdown. The win gives the 11-6 and 5-1 Huskies sole possession of first place. Elk Grove 11-5 and 4-2 holds on to second place, along with Rolling Meadows.

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    Pacific Crest Trail expects more hikers thanks to 'Wild'

    Pacific Crest Trail expects more hikers thanks to 'Wild'
    More hikers are expected on the Pacific Crest Trail this year thanks to the movie "Wild," according to the Pacific Crest Trail Association, which preserves and promotes the trail. The book "Wild," which has been a best-seller for nearly two years, led to a small increase in inquiries about the trail, "but the movie seems to have had a much bigger effect," said Jack Haskel, trail information specialist for the Pacific Crest Trail Association. The PCT starts near Campo, California, outside San Diego at the Mexican border, and stretches 2,650 miles through California, Oregon and Washington.

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    Warmer weather draws crowds to Norge ski competitions

    Warmer weather draws crowds to Norge ski competitions
    The Norge 110th Annual International Ski Jump Tournament on Saturday had unusually warm weather that attracted a crowd but slowed skiers down during competition. The tournament continues Sunday with gates opening at noon. About 5,000 enthusiasts are expected.

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    Strong winds, snow early Sunday
    Sunday's forecast includes snow and wind throughout the suburbs combined with dropping temperatures, meteorologists said. Despite the predictions, the event is expected to be mild - with snow beginning around 5 a.m. and totaling possibly an inch near Wisconsin or as many as 4 inches farther south in Naperville, meteorologists from the National Weather Service said.

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    Deng returning home today to face Bulls

    Deng returning home today to face Bulls
    Luol Deng will play at the United Center for the first time as a visitor when the Bulls host Miami this afternoon. Deng ranks fourth on the Bulls' all-time scoring list, but he never really achieved legend status in Chicago.

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    COD gives Breuder $762,000 severance to retire in 2016

    COD gives Breuder $762,000 severance to retire in 2016
    College of DuPage board members voted 6-1 tonight to end President Robert Breuder's tenure early with a roughly $762,000 buyout package. Breuder will be paid nearly three times his base salary when he retires March 31, 2016. The dissenter was the vice chairman: "To award a golden parachute to Dr. Breuder is nothing more than a wanton betrayal of our students."

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    Conant join MSL West leaders
    It took just three days, but Conant is back in the Mid-Suburban West boys basketball race. After knocking off Barrington on Thursday, Conant went into Fremd and dropped the Vikings in a defensive battle 42-30 on Saturday. The victory by Conant, coupled with Barrington's loss to Palatine, put the MSL West into a three-way tie for first with Conant, Fremd and Barrington.

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    Naperville North goes from down and out to victorious
    For a game that could have gone either way, at a key moment it looked like it wasn't going to go Naperville North's.The Huskies, however, rallied from a 6-point deficit midway through the fourth quarter to beat host East Aurora 56-50 in Saturday's nonconference boys basketball matchup.

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    Rozner: On paper, White Sox' turnaround impressive

    Rozner: On paper, White Sox' turnaround impressive
    They don't play the games on paper, but the White Sox appear to have closed the gap on Detroit while Kansas City has taken a step back, and the baseball world is understandably surprised that the Sox have spun an ocean liner in a bath tub.

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    Counselors: Heroin treatment requires work, support

    Counselors: Heroin treatment requires work, support
    When it comes to heroin addiction treatment, there's no magic formula. But Jim Scarpace, executive director of Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment in Aurora, says it can work -- with a lot of hard work and support. "There is nothing magical we're going to do to you," Scarpace said. "This is a partnership, a collaboration."

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    Batavia police: Naperville residents burgled cars
    Five people from Naperville are accused of stealing from unlocked cars throughout the Tri-Cities, Batavia police said. Each charged with seven counts of felony burglary to motor vehicles, the five were due in bond court Saturday, police said.

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    Woodfield Mall reveals new look -- no more brick

    Woodfield Mall reveals new look -- no more brick
    Woodfield Mall officials Tuesday morning revealed details and renderings of their planned $13.9 million renovation expected to begin almost immediately. Among the major aspects of the "design enhancement" are the removal of brick features that date back to the Schaumburg shopping center's 1971 beginnings.

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    Families warm to ice carving in Wheaton

    Families warm to ice carving in Wheaton
    "Frozen" stars Elsa and Olaf will greet Wheaton shoppers and diners downtown, at least until they melt. They started as blocks of ice and were transformed into shimmering sculptures in the city's first ice festival Saturday. "The kids just love this," said Paula Barrington, the head of the Downtown Wheaton Association.

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    Fox River Grove ski tournament marks 110 years

    Fox River Grove ski tournament marks 110 years
    While most suburbanites would welcome this week's warmer temperatures, Fox River Grove residents are praying for snow. The Norge Ski Tournament marks its 110th year this weekend in Fox River Grove. Organizers said with temperatures rising keeping the slopes snowpacked will be a challenge.

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    Buffalo Grove Bills on probation for incorrect player ages
    A suburban youth football organization was placed on a two-year probation this week by its governing body, after five players on a 6- to 8-year-old team were found to be older than their paperwork stated. The entire roster of teams in the Buffalo Grove Bills Youth Football organization were sanctioned Tuesday by their parent league, The Chicagoland Youth Football League.

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    Cortez-Harvey, St. Edward roar back to beat Hampshire
    On Saturday night it was Pack the Place to honor Jake Goebbert at Hampshire High School, but by the end of the boys varsity basketball game St. Edward sophomore Kelvin Cortez-Harvey had grabbed the attention of the capacity crowd. The 5-foot-8 point guard scored 14 of his game high 21 points in the final 3 minutes to lead the Green Wave to a 51-49 nonconference road win. It comes a night after St. Edward (17-3) won by 2 on the road at Ridgewood.

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    Benoit, Hampshire squeak past St. Edward

    Benoit, Hampshire squeak past St. Edward
    Hampshire junior Emma Benoit wasn't being given many opportunities to score inside Saturday night against St. Edward senior Cece Rapp. So the 6-foot Benoit stepped outside, then to the free throw line, to help her team win the game. Benoit's 3-pointer with 1:49 to play and her free throw with 2 seconds left in the game helped the Whip-Purs hold off St. Edward 36-35 in a nonconference girls basketball game on Hampshire's Pack the Place night.

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    New eatery proposed for Elgin golf course

    New eatery proposed for Elgin golf course
    The owner of the Elgin Public House is hoping to operate a second restaurant in Elgin, on the grounds of a city-owned golf course, in about three months. Grumpy Goat Tavern, which is in The Highlands of Elgin clubhouse at 875 Sports Way, will open in the space of the now-closed Hickory Stick Bar and Grille, owner Greg Shannon said. The city council's committee of the whole will considera lease agreement with Shannon at Wednesday's meeting.

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    Toxicology results likely next week for Blackhawks staffer Reif

    Toxicology results likely next week for Blackhawks staffer Reif
    Toxicology test results that likely will shed more light on the unexpected death of a Chicago Blackhawks staff member should be ready early next week, DuPage County Coroner Richard Jorgensen said Monday. Assistant Equipment Manager Clint Reif was found unresponsive in his Lombard home and pronounced dead the morning of Dec. 21. He was 34. More than a week later, Reif's passing is still painfully fresh in the minds of those who knew him.

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    Glenbard East loosens up, gets victory
    Glenbard East can certainly grind out a victory. The Rams rebounded from a 56-50 loss to Bartlett on Friday night with a win over 52-49 win over Plainfield East in the fourth annual When Sides Collide Shootout on Saturday in Lombard.

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    St. Charles inducts class filled with champions
    There is no disputing the worthiness of the quartet recently selected to join the St. Charles (East) High School Athletic Hall of Fame. The Jodie Harrison Lifetime Achievement Award recipients for 2015 are David Fix, Ryan Lindgren, Anne Poulin and the late Stryker Reed. They'll be honored prior to Saturday's 6 p.m. varsity basketball game between St. Charles East and West Chicago.

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    Activist wants Schaumburg to lead on reusable bags

    Activist wants Schaumburg to lead on reusable bags
    Dennis Paige, an environmental activist who lives in Schaumburg, believes his hometown should be leading the way in use of reusable shopping bags and moving beyond the paper-versus-plastic debate. But despite being among the first in the state to enact their own indoor smoking ban, Schaumburg officials believe this to be an issue in which they're better served monitoring the progress of Chicago's plastic bag ban.

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    Girls basketball: Fox Valley roundup Saturday, Jan. 24
    Girls basketball: Fox Valley roundup Saturday, Jan. 24

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    'America's Got Talent' auditions hit Chicago this weekend

    'America's Got Talent' auditions hit Chicago this weekend
    Local residents are invited to sing, dance or show off other talents this weekend during a two-day open audition in Chicago for the 10th season of NBC's "America's Got Talent."

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    Boys swimming scoreboard: Saturday's results
    Results of area high school boys swimming meets for Saturday, Jan. 24.

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    Antioch man charged in residential burglary

    Antioch man charged in residential burglary
    A 29-year-old Antioch man faces up to 15 years in prison after his arrest this week in connection with the burglary of a Spring Grove home, Lake County Sheriff's police said. Michael S. Roman, of the 4200 block of North Lake Drive, was arrested Monday as part of an ongoing investigation into a series of break-ins to homes in unincorporated Antioch Township.

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    Rozner: Thank you, Mr. Cub, for giving your all

    Rozner: Thank you, Mr. Cub, for giving your all
    Barry Rozner: There was more to Mr. Cub than most people ever knew, and when I discovered that about Ernie Banks, I never thought of him the same way again.

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    Tax net worth of wealthy freeloaders

    Tax net worth of wealthy freeloaders
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: Republicans get upset at "freeloaders" who get food stamps and other government benefits. On the other side of the economic tables are those with inherited wealth. They didn't earn it. They were born into it.

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    Tell the truth on global warming

    Tell the truth on global warming
    An Elgin letter to the editor: According to Obama, 2014 was the hottest year on record but articles that I have read say this is not true. Any increase in temperature is to minuscule to measure.

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    Billy Williams: This is a time to celebrate Ernie Banks

    Billy Williams: This is a time to celebrate Ernie Banks
    Hall of Famer Billy Williams played as a teammate with Ernie Banks for parts of 13 seasons. Banks died Friday, but Williams said this is a time not to mourn but to celebrate the life of the man known as Mr. Cub.

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    Round Lake chaplain lauded for ministering to police

    Round Lake chaplain lauded for ministering to police
    After about 35 years as a certified chaplain to police departments, the Rev. Lisle Kauffman now has his name on an annual excellence award. "Police officers care," said Kauffman, 75. "But you never get the headline that says, 'Police lieutenant so and so cared about the people he was involved with.'" Kauffman has served Round Lake and other suburban departments.

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    Itasca teen sets sights on becoming top NASCAR driver

    Itasca teen sets sights on becoming top NASCAR driver
    Camden Murphy of Itasca, a 2014 high school graduate, is an alum of the automotive technology program at Technology Center of DuPage, but he would rather race cars than fix them. Murphy got a start on his dream of becoming a top-tiered NASCAR driver by making his NASCAR debut at the Camping Truck World Series Kroger in October.

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    2 Bartlett High students face felony hacking charges

    2 Bartlett High students face felony hacking charges
    Two 16-year-old Bartlett High School students face felony charges after authorities say they hacked into the school's computer system. One of the male students was charged with aggravated computer tampering and another was charged with computer fraud, police said Tuesday.

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    A good 'Buddy' remembers Mike Spellman

    A good 'Buddy' remembers Mike Spellman
    Every time my phone rang and I saw it was Mike Spellman calling, a smile always came to my face. The loss of Mike Spellman leaves a void in all of our hearts.

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    Over 300 building violations found at DuPage fairgrounds

    Over 300 building violations found at DuPage fairgrounds
    DuPage County Fair organizers are vowing the annual event will continue without interruption despite the discovery of more than 300 building code violations inside multiple structures at the DuPage County fairgrounds. Wheaton City Manager Don Rose said many of the violations at the site were "very minor" while others were "more substantial."

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    Strong start for Favio's in Geneva

    Strong start for Favio's in Geneva
    Dave Heun talks to Giacomo Favia, co-owner of Favio's Pizzeria in Geneva, who says business is going great since opening four months ago.

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