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    Hanover Park man charged with assaulting infant

    Hanover Park man charged with assaulting infant
    A 19-year-old Hanover Park man was ordered held on $650,000 after authorities say he sexually abused an infant. Cole Eben must post $65,000 to be released from custody.

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    Pregnant Elgin woman dies after head-on crash

    Pregnant Elgin woman dies after head-on crash
    A 20-year-old Elgin woman died following a head-on crash Tuesday morning, police said. Cynthia Vega, who was pronounced dead at Presence St. Joseph's Hospital in Elgin, was driving a 2005 Nissan Altima westbound on Highland Avenue at about 7 a.m. when it traveled over the centerline near Lyle Avenue, Elgin Police Cmdr. Dan O'Shea said in a news release.

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    75 horses in need of new homes

    75 horses in need of new homes
    Seventy-five quarter horses formerly owned by a leading breeder need a good home before winter, say volunteers who have been taking care of them. "We are pleading with the horse community to come and adopt these animals and give them a new beginning in life," said Donna Ewing, president of the Barrington-based Hooved Animal Rescue and Protection Society.

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    Son of Wood Dale alderman pleads guilty to sexual assault charges

    Son of Wood Dale alderman pleads guilty to sexual assault charges
    The adopted son of a Wood Dale alderman pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Jordan Wesley, 20, of the 400 block of East Itasca Street, is accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl at parks and wooded areas in DuPage County, and has been held I DuPage County Jail on $500,000 bail since his arrest last October.

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    Man dies at Des Plaines gun range
    A Chicago man died Wednesday after apparently shooting himself at a Des Plaines gun range, police said. Des Plaines police responded to Maxon's Shooter's Supplies and Indoor Range just after 1:30 p.m. for a gunshot victim.

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    Mirotic continues to impress

    Mirotic continues to impress
    An early topic in Bulls training camp has been the strong performance of rookie Nikola Mirotic. Derrick Rose said Mirotic would surprise people and on Tuesday, Joakim Noah declared the former Real Madrid star the Bulls' secret weapon.

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    Driver in fatal 'huffing' crash must report to prison

    Driver in fatal 'huffing' crash must report to prison
    A 20-year-old Highland Park woman sentenced to 5 year in prison for running over and killing a little girl while "huffing" computer dust cleaner will be transferred to an Illinois state correctional facility this week. Wearing dark blue jail scrubs and large-framed glasses, Carly Rousso made her first court appearance Wednesday since being booked in Lake County jail Sept. 17 for killing Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento of Highland Park.

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    Carpentersville woman charged with murdering sister
    A Carpentersville woman was charged Wednesday with the stabbing death of her sister. Sandra Baumgartner, 53, faces three counts of first-degree murder in the Monday night death of Sharon Baumgartner, 57, who lived in the same apartment building as her sister, police said.

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    Elgin officer fired after Facebook posts on Ferguson

    Elgin officer fired after Facebook posts on Ferguson
    A 17-year Elgin police veteran was fired Monday after he made Facebook posts that appeared to have racial overtones. Officer Jason A. Lentz, 40, was was found guilty of engaging in "conduct that would undermine the credibility of the city or employees." One post said the Ferguson, Missouri, officer who shot an unarmed black man "did society a favor."

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    Nationwide drug investigation nets suburban arrests
    Men from Schaumburg, Crystal Lake, Lombard and Bensenville are among 22 people arrested in a yearlong federal drug investigation resulted in the seizure of nearly $5 million and almost 220 pounds of heroin and cocaine.

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    Wal-mart seeks to settle Tracy Morgan lawsuit

    Wal-mart seeks to settle Tracy Morgan lawsuit
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it wants to settle a negligence lawsuit by actor-comedian Tracy Morgan, a day after blaming the celebrity for injuries he sustained when his limousine bus was struck by a speeding company truck.

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    Naperville woman acquitted of resisting, obstructing cops

    Naperville woman acquitted of resisting, obstructing cops
    A DuPage County jury deliberated less than three hours Wednesday before finding Naperville resident Malia "Kim" Bendis not guilty of resisting and obstructing a peace officer. Bendis, 42, of the 2200 block of Mercer Court, faced the misdemeanor charge following a Jan. 23, 2013, encounter she had with three Naperville police officers who were escorting smart meter installation crews.

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    Person in custody after death of Carpentersville woman

    Person in custody after death of Carpentersville woman
    A "person of interest" was in custody Tuesday afternoon after a Carpentersville woman was found dead Monday night from apparent stab wounds in her home, police said. Her death appeared to be related to a domestic situation and the public should not feel alarmed.

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    Football MVPs: Week 5

    Football MVPs: Week 5
    Jacobs senior running back Josh Walker and Batavia junior cornerback Brett Bowman have earned Daily Herald MVP honors for their football performances in Week 5. Walker finished with 5 touchdowns in win against Dundee-Crown, while Bowman intercepted 3 passes in Batavia's victory over St. Charles North.

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    Glen Ellyn's McChesney & Miller set to close Saturday

    Glen Ellyn's McChesney & Miller set to close Saturday
    Shoppers will say their final goodbyes to a Glen Ellyn landmark Saturday when the McChesney & Miller grocery store closes its doors for the last time. Said to be one of the oldest retail businesses in DuPage County, the store, near the intersection of Crescent Boulevard and Prospect Avenue, will be shuttered after more than 150 years serving the community. Plans already are in the works to redevelop the site.

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    Man in custody after gun report of gun at building

    Man in custody after gun report of gun at building
    A man was in custody just before 1 p.m. Wednesday after Elgin police responded to a call of a man with a gun at the Fox River Water Reclamation District on Route 31. Elgin and South Elgin police plus Kane County Sheriff's officers responded to a call at about 11:50 a.m. about a man with a gun at 875 Dana Drive in Elgin, Elgin Police Cmdr. Dan O'Shea said.

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    Glen Ellyn man charged with child solicitation

    Glen Ellyn man charged with child solicitation
    A Glen Ellyn man is accused of trying to meet a local teen for sex, and is being held on $100,000 bond. Kurt Ellinghausen, 47, of the 000 block of Forest Hill Drive, is charged with indecent soliciting of a child and grooming. Prosecutors said they were tipped off to Ellinghausen after he posted an ad seeking a "Glenbard South High School boy to hook up with."

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    Hanover Park man found stabbed to death in Westmont
    A Hanover Park man found dead in a Westmont apartment early Friday was apparently stabbed, Westmont police said. Roy Feltson Jr., 25, was pronounced dead inside the apartment in the 6700 block of Lake Shore Drive. "This was not a random act and was directed specifically toward the victim," Police Chief Thomas Mulhearn said.

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    Police: Caretaker punched, locked up 66-year-old Elgin woman

    Police: Caretaker punched, locked up 66-year-old Elgin woman
    A caregiver punched a 66-year-old Elgin woman and locked her in a home last week, according to police. Jackie L. Clingon, 54, told police she "snapped" and punched the woman after an argument over caring for cats. Clingon faces anywhere from probation to five years in prison if convicted of felony abuse/neglect by a caregiver and aggravated battery to a victim over 60.

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    Mayors oppose O'Hare noise property tax break

    Mayors oppose O'Hare noise property tax break
    Nine suburban mayors and one township supervisor have called upon State Rep. Marty Moylan to withdraw legislation that would give property tax breaks to homeowners impacted by noise from O'Hare International Airport, saying it would lower property values and shift a tax burden onto other homeowners. "Property values are already declining," Moylan said. "This bill offers some relief."

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    Elgin man sentenced for sexually abusing Schaumburg woman
    An Elgin man was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for breaking into the home of an elderly woman and fondling her, the Chicago Tribune reported. Charles Craddock, 40, pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual abuse and residential burglary.

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    Authorities: Blowtorch likely cause of Elk Grove building fire

    Authorities: Blowtorch likely cause of Elk Grove building fire
    A fire in an Elk Grove Village condominium building was likely sparked late Tuesday afternoon by a construction crew using a blowtorch to solder water pipes together, authorities said. The fire ignited about 5:30 p.m. on the first floor of a building in the Terrace of Elk Grove Village condo complex, 920 Ridge Square.

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    Lombard man killed by stray wheel identified

    Lombard man killed by stray wheel identified
    A 55-year-old Lombard man was killed early Monday after the car he was riding in was struck by a wheel that came off an oncoming vehicle on the interstate in Wisconsin. The Dane County medical examiner's office identified the Lombard man as Mark C. Bolan. He was the passenger in a 2014 Ford sedan going west on I-90 near Madison, Wisconsin, at 1:20 a.m. when a wheel somehow broke off an eastbound vehicle.

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    More carries for Carey?

    More carries for Carey?
    Rookie running back Ka'Deem Carey had a breakout game in the loss to the Packers and could play a bigger role as Matt Forte's backup in the future.

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    Schaumburg dog park opens, but pond stays closed

    Schaumburg dog park opens, but pond stays closed
    The Schaumburg Park District's hotly anticipated dog park opened as scheduled Wednesday -- but not the use of its pond, which became a point of contention with a local critic recently. Water quality tests showed that the detention pond at Copley Park in Schaumburg was not appropriate for the use of dogs after all, an argument made during the past few months by Hoffman Estates resident Marc Kovitz.

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    Williams: Sox aren't that far away from contending

    Williams: Sox aren't that far away from contending
    Executive VP Kenny Williams says the White Sox are closer to becoming contenders than most might think. If the Sox do hope to get back to the playoffs in 2015, they have to fill multiple holes. "We're a lot closer than the record indicates," Williams said just before the Sox finished the current season at 73-89. "With a few tweaks here and there, you know we've got to shore up the bullpen, another right-hander starter wouldn't be a bad thing. (General manager) Rick and (Hahn) I have had ongoing conversations for quite some time.

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    Top techies at Warren High

    Top techies at Warren High
    An entrepreneur who wants to move his semiconductor business to Gurnee and some of his high-tech pals brought an award-winning mobile laboratory to a Warren Township High School physics class Tuesday.

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    Suburban schools recognized with Blue Ribbon award
    Fairview Elementary students broke into applause and teachers into "their little happy dance" this week. The cause for such celebration? The Hoffman Estates school was named one of only 22 Blue Ribbon schools in the state. "This will be something I will always remember and something I'm just very proud of," Princial Judy Gurga said Wednesday.

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    St. Edward's story is waiting for a championship ending

    St. Edward's story is waiting for a championship ending
    I've been kidding St. Edward coach Mike Rolando for the last couple of years to hurry up and win a state championship so we can write a book already. Well, partly kidding anyway.Of all the interesting stories on the Fox Valley prep sports beat over the last decade, none would merit elaboration in book form more than the revival and eventual rise to a state championship of St. Edward football.

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    Dog hurt, house damaged in Streamwood fire
    A dog was seriously injured Wednesday afternooon in a Streamwood house fire, fire officials said. Streamwood Fire Department responded to the fire in a single-family home just after 4 p.m. on the 1700 block of McKool Avenue. The blaze started in a lower-level bedroom and spread up the side of the building, causing extensive smoke damage, firefighters said in a news release.

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    Rozner: Cubs, Girardi might be a match in fall of 2015

    Rozner: Cubs, Girardi might be a match in fall of 2015
    Joe Girardi loves managing the Yankees, his family's happy and he's making huge dollars. The timing was simply wrong in the fall of 2013. But the way things are shaping up, the math might produce a different result in the fall of 2015.

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    Football: Scouting Week 6, Northwest
    Here's a look at Week 6 of the high school football season for teams in the Mid-Suburban League plus St. Viator, Leyden, Maine West and Christian Liberty.

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    Crisis backpack taken from Hoffman Estates school
    A backpack containing emergency equipment and the names and contact information of every student was stolen from outside Lincoln Prairie Elementary School in Hoffman Estates after it was left behind by a teacher during an afternoon recess Friday. The backpack was found empty by a Hoffman Estates police officer and returned to Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 on Monday -- the first time its absence had been noticed, district officials said.

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    Burlington Central tabs Molik to run softball program

    Burlington Central tabs Molik to run softball program
    Coaches take chances on athletes all the time based on potential. Burlington Central athletic director Steve Diversey did that on Wednesday when he hired Kyle Molik to take over the Rockets' softball program.

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    Girls tennis: Wednesday's results
    Here are high school girls tennis results from Wednesday, Oct. 1.

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    Jews observe High Holy Days in Catholic church

    Jews observe High Holy Days in Catholic church
    In a show of cooperation between Christians and Jews, Holy Family Church in Inverness will host the Beth Tikvah congregation of Hoffman Estates for Yom Kippur. The trickiest part is hiding the 2,000-pound cross with Jesus.

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    Bulls' rookies know playing time won't come easy

    Bulls' rookies know playing time won't come easy
    Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau supplied a grim outlook on Tuesday -- no team since the 1975 Warriors has won an NBA title with two rookies in the playing rotation. The Bulls can either buck that trend behind Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic or sit them down, which isn't likely.

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    Amtrak adds amenities to Chicago/Indianapolls train

    Amtrak adds amenities to Chicago/Indianapolls train
    Amtrak is adding free Wi-Fi, modest food service and business class seating to a passenger line that runs between Indianapolis and Chicago while Indiana remains in talks with a private vendor to operate the line.

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    No injuries as van hits two unoccupied state trooper vehicles
    No one was injured but two state police vehicles were totaled after a crash on the Veteran's Memorial Tollway early Wednesday, authorities said.

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    Mondelez plans to invest $90M in Bahrain plant
    Deerfield-based Mondelez International Inc. is planning to spend $90 million on a biscuit plant in Bahrain in order to meet growing demand in the Middle East and Africa for brands like Oreo, Ritz and TUC.

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    Man guilty of theft from Naperville adoption agency

    Man guilty of theft from Naperville adoption agency
    The former director of a Naperville adoption agency was found guilty of stealing more than $200,000, the Chicago Tribune is reporting. Robert Geniesse was guilty of theft over $100,000, forgery and wire fraud in connection to actions he committed while he ran the Our Children's Homestead adoption agency, the Chicago Tribune is reporting on its website.

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    Why Aurora air traffic control center is essential

    Why Aurora air traffic control center is essential
    Why is Chicago Center so essential to air travel across the world? The FAA will rebuild the technical infrastructure for its air traffic center in Aurora, but it won't be a quick fix because of the multi-facted, highly specialized work carried out there.

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    Halfway home, breaking down playoff possibilities
    It seems like I say this every year about this time -- and here I go again. I can't believe how fast time is flying. Last weekend (at halftime to be precise) marked the official halfway point of the high school football regular season.

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    Duckworth, Kaifesh differ on raising minimum wage

    Duckworth, Kaifesh differ on raising minimum wage
    Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth and her 8th District Republican challenger Larry Kaifesh disagree over many aspects of the business environment in the U.S., not the least of which is whether the minimum wage needs to be higher. Duckworth is calling for an increase in all states to $10.10 per hour. But Kaifesh believes the economy will thrive and wages rise naturally if government reduces -- not expands -- its regulations.

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    2 arrested on I-88 near Aurora with uncut heroin, crack

    2 arrested on I-88 near Aurora with uncut heroin, crack
    Authorities arrested two Rock Island residents Monday on Interstate 88 with nearly an ounce of uncut heroin and a large chunk of crack cocaine. Courtney E. Martin, 34, and Robert R. Butler, 45, face up to 30 years in prison on charges of possession of heroin with intent to deliver and are being held on $500,000 bail, according to police and court records.

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    Cops: 2 more possible victims in teacher sex abuse case come forward

    Cops: 2 more possible victims in teacher sex abuse case come forward
    Lake County authorities say they are now investigating whether a Gavin South Middle School teacher sexually abused up to three girls. An arrest warrant was issued last week for Michael R. Vucic, 41, of Lake Forest, in connection with what authorities say was his sexual assault of a student. He's charged in the warrant with five counts of predatory criminal sexual assault and five counts of criminal sexual assault.

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    Fezzuoglio's difficult decision

    Fezzuoglio's difficult decision
    Dan Fezzuoglio was shown a greater purpose. The Waubonsie Valley government and world geography teacher resigned his position as the Warriors' head varsity baseball coach on Sept. 19, meeting with his players Sept. 26. He called this past year a "trying" one, filled with challenges good and bad.

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    Football Focus Week Six Preview
    See the preview of week six as Joe Aguilar visits the Lancers of Lake Park to discuss their playoff chances behind Division I recruit Antonio Shenault.

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    District: Teachers didn't report misconduct concerns

    District: Teachers didn't report misconduct concerns
    The investigation into an instructor authorities say molested a student at Gavin Elementary District 37 has grown to include new questions about whether other teachers had reason to report concerns but failed to do so. In a Sept. 19 letter about the investigation of Michael R. Vucic, Superintendent John Ahlemeyer said the district received information that three Gavin South Middle School teachers had reason to report concerns.

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    Avon Twp. assessor closes office, remains out of reach

    Avon Twp. assessor closes office, remains out of reach
    A budget dispute has resulted in the closure of the Avon Township assessor's office, and visitors and callers are being directed to the Lake County assessor's office. Township Supervisor Lisa Rusch, once an ally of Assessor Christopher Ditton, has alerted other public entities as she reviews options. "It's a mess," said Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, township attorney.

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    Elgin officer fired after Facebook posts on Ferguson

    Elgin officer fired after Facebook posts on Ferguson
    A 17-year Elgin police veteran was fired Monday after he made Facebook posts that appeared to have racial overtones. Officer Jason A. Lentz, 40, was was found guilty of engaging in "conduct that would undermine the credibility of the city or employees." One post said the Ferguson, Missouri, officer who shot an unarmed black man "did society a favor."

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    Hanover Park man charged with assaulting infant

    Hanover Park man charged with assaulting infant
    A 19-year-old Hanover Park man was ordered held on $650,000 after authorities say he sexually abused an infant. Cole Eben must post $65,000 to be released from custody.

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    Pregnant Elgin woman dies after head-on crash

    Pregnant Elgin woman dies after head-on crash
    A 20-year-old Elgin woman died following a head-on crash Tuesday morning, police said. Cynthia Vega, who was pronounced dead at Presence St. Joseph's Hospital in Elgin, was driving a 2005 Nissan Altima westbound on Highland Avenue at about 7 a.m. when it traveled over the centerline near Lyle Avenue, Elgin Police Cmdr. Dan O'Shea said in a news release.

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    Why Aurora air traffic control center is essential

    Why Aurora air traffic control center is essential
    Why is Chicago Center so essential to air travel across the world? The FAA will rebuild the technical infrastructure for its air traffic center in Aurora, but it won't be a quick fix because of the multi-facted, highly specialized work carried out there.

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    Person in custody after death of Carpentersville woman

    Person in custody after death of Carpentersville woman
    A "person of interest" was in custody Tuesday afternoon after a Carpentersville woman was found dead Monday night from apparent stab wounds in her home, police said. Her death appeared to be related to a domestic situation and the public should not feel alarmed.

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    Lombard man killed by stray wheel identified

    Lombard man killed by stray wheel identified
    A 55-year-old Lombard man was killed early Monday after the car he was riding in was struck by a wheel that came off an oncoming vehicle on the interstate in Wisconsin. The Dane County medical examiner's office identified the Lombard man as Mark C. Bolan. He was the passenger in a 2014 Ford sedan going west on I-90 near Madison, Wisconsin, at 1:20 a.m. when a wheel somehow broke off an eastbound vehicle.

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    Jews observe High Holy Days in Catholic church

    Jews observe High Holy Days in Catholic church
    In a show of cooperation between Christians and Jews, Holy Family Church in Inverness will host the Beth Tikvah congregation of Hoffman Estates for Yom Kippur. The trickiest part is hiding the 2,000-pound cross with Jesus.

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    Avon Twp. assessor closes office, remains out of reach

    Avon Twp. assessor closes office, remains out of reach
    A budget dispute has resulted in the closure of the Avon Township assessor's office, and visitors and callers are being directed to the Lake County assessor's office. Township Supervisor Lisa Rusch, once an ally of Assessor Christopher Ditton, has alerted other public entities as she reviews options. "It's a mess," said Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, township attorney.

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    Naperville woman acquitted of resisting, obstructing cops

    Naperville woman acquitted of resisting, obstructing cops
    A DuPage County jury deliberated less than three hours Wednesday before finding Naperville resident Malia "Kim" Bendis not guilty of resisting and obstructing a peace officer. Bendis, 42, of the 2200 block of Mercer Court, faced the misdemeanor charge following a Jan. 23, 2013, encounter she had with three Naperville police officers who were escorting smart meter installation crews.

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    Glen Ellyn's McChesney & Miller set to close Saturday

    Glen Ellyn's McChesney & Miller set to close Saturday
    Shoppers will say their final goodbyes to a Glen Ellyn landmark Saturday when the McChesney & Miller grocery store closes its doors for the last time. Said to be one of the oldest retail businesses in DuPage County, the store, near the intersection of Crescent Boulevard and Prospect Avenue, will be shuttered after more than 150 years serving the community. Plans already are in the works to redevelop the site.

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