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    Cubs leaving Kane County Cougars for South Bend

    Cubs leaving Kane County Cougars for South Bend
    After two seasons, the Chicago Cubs are changing Class A Midwest League affiliations, leaving the Kane County Cougars for South Bend, Indiana. One of the primary reasons behind the move is South Bend's commitment to building a training facility similar to what the Cubs have in Mesa, Arizona.

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    Former teacher admits molesting student

    Former teacher admits molesting student
    A former Lake County teacher faces up to three years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to molesting a 14-year-old student in 2010. Nicole Jacobsen, 43, of Barrington, admitted guilt to a charge of criminal sex abuse stemming from allegations that surfaced while she was a teacher in Mundelein-based Diamond Lake Elementary District 76.

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    16 Hoffman Estates firefighters stranded in Mexico

    16 Hoffman Estates firefighters stranded in Mexico
    Sixteen members of the Hoffman Estates Fire Department are stranded in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, trapped by Hurricane Odile, media reports say. On Wednesday night, their families were pleading for help to get them home, ABC 7 Chicago reported. "These are firemen that save lives for a living, and now they're turning to us to help them get out of harm's way," the mother of one firefighter said.

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    Ex-child porn investigator gets 50 years for child sex abuse

    Ex-child porn investigator gets 50 years for child sex abuse
    A former McHenry County sheriff's deputy and child pornography investigator was sentenced to 50 years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty earlier this year to sexually abusing a pre-teen boy. Gregory M. Pyle, 39, formerly of Crystal Lake, was charged in 2012 after his name surfaced in another child pornography investigation downstate.

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    Teacher wanted on sex abuse charges arrested in Sarajevo

    Teacher wanted on sex abuse charges arrested in Sarajevo
    An international manhunt for a Lake County teacher accused of molesting a student has ended with him in custody in Bosnia-Herzegovina awaiting extradition to face charges in the United States. Lake County Undersheriff Raymond J. Rose said Michael R. Vucic, an instructor at Gavin South Middle School near Ingleside, was taken into custody Monday night in Sarajevo.

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    Driver in fatal huffing crash gets 5 years in prison

    Driver in fatal huffing crash gets 5 years in prison
    A Highland Park woman convicted of running over and killing a 5-year-old girl in 2012 was sentenced Wednesday to 5 years in prison. Carly Rousso, 20, could go free in less than 3 years under state prison guidelines. The parents of the girl Rousso killed, Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento, were angered by the sentence. "He feels really sad and angry," an interpreter said about the father. "(Jaclyn's) life was taken away from them in a horrible way."

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    Wife honors daughter, ex-husband killed by his DUI

    Wife honors daughter, ex-husband killed by his DUI
    Despite the circumstances surrounding her 7-year-old daughter's death, Luz Barrera says it is important that her former husband be remembered with the girl in a memorial planted Wednesday at a Round Lake Park railroad crossing where they were killed earlier this year. Her husband Francisco Carranza's blood alcohol content was four times the legal threshold when he drove in front of a Metra commuter train Jan. 22.

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    How Hoffman Estates firefighters escaped Mexico

    How Hoffman Estates firefighters escaped Mexico
    For days after Hurricane Odile struck Los Cabos, Mexico, the wedding party of Hoffman Estates fire Lt. Tom Mangiameli had contended with dwindling food and water supplies, no electricity and the threat of looters roaming the area outside their hotel. But with the resourcefulness of some former military members among their ranks, the party made its break for freedom under cover of darkness early Thursday morning.

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    Father: NFL mishandled case involving Bears' Marshall

    Father: NFL mishandled case involving Bears' Marshall
    The father of a woman who once dated NFL receiver Brandon Marshall is calling for the league's commissioner to resign because he's disappointed in the way it handled his daughter's abuse case. Bears General Manager Phil Emery said in a statement that Marshall has acknowledged his past and is now a thoughtful and proactive leader.

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    Mount Prospect McDonald's moving into old Baker's Square
    McDonald's will move out of its restaurant on Rand Road in Mount Prospect and into a new location that is so close you could probably stretch a golden arch from one to the other.

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    Caputo plans upgrades at former Elk Grove Dominick's
    Joe Caputo & Sons Fruit Market officials are planning to make some $350,000 in improvements to build out the vacant Dominick's location in Elk Grove Village. The grocer is targeting Oct. 15 as the opening date of its 72,000-square-foot store at 980 Elk Grove Town Center.

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    Football: Week 3 MVPs

    Football: Week 3 MVPs
    Wheeling senior quarterback Amani Dennis and Addison Trail senior defensive lineman Bobby Rinaldi have earned Daily Herald MVP honors for the football performances in Week 2.

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    Griffin: COD spent $26 million without board scrutiny

    Griffin: COD spent $26 million without board scrutiny
    Over the past 16 months, more than $26 million has been spent by the College of DuPage. But all the seven-member board ever saw of those expenditures were monthly totals. Now, at least one board member with the help of a government transparency advocate are questioning how the board can properly do its job without seeing how more than $1 million a month, or 12 percent of the college's annual budget, is being spent.

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    '85 Bears still draw a crowd

    '85 Bears still draw a crowd
    Four integral members of the legendary 1985 Chicago Bears held a reunion of sorts on Wednesday inside The Garlands of Barrington Performing Arts Center, in Barrington. Center Jay Hilgenberg, guard Tom Thayer, tight end Emery Moorehead and running back Matt Suhey reminisced about that famous year for an audience that remembers it well.

  • 15
    Tollway's video swan song for Des Plaines Oasis

    Tollway's video swan song for Des Plaines Oasis
    The Des Plaines oasis is gone but tollway officials commemorated its passing with a time-lapse video showing what it takes to remove multiple glass panels and 22 concrete beams over a major interstate.

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    Constable: NFL? Suburban shelters see abuse reality

    Constable: NFL? Suburban shelters see abuse reality
    Television can offer a respite from reality. But for the women and children victims of abuse seeking haven in suburban shelters, the NFL's "Thursday Night Football" broadcast offers plenty of news about the violence that they are trying to escape. "Like the entire nation, we've engaged in conversations about the NFL and football," says Maureen Manning-Rosenfeld, of Community Crisis Center in Elgin.

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    McHenry teacher fired for taking pictures of a student's undergarments
    A teacher from McHenry East High School has been fired amid allegations he took photographs of a student's undergarments, the Northwest Herald is reporting. Thomas P. Eggert, 44, of McHenry, used the zoom feature on his cell phone to snap a picture of a girl's skirt area. He was placed on administrative leave May 6 after he took the picture. The board elected to terminate him before his trial in November.

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    Kevin Smith's 'Tusk' ratchets up the weirdness

    Kevin Smith's 'Tusk' ratchets up the weirdness
    It's hard to describe "Tusk" in a way that fully captures its unapologetically demented weirdness. Kevin Smith's latest film is a hybrid of fairy tale, gothic horror, psychological thriller and comedy. It's the saga of a Canadian lunatic who lures an American traveler into his home and then imprisons him for the purpose of transforming the man, surgically, into a walrus. Yes, a walrus.

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    Assistant found guilty of Cuneo theft

    Assistant found guilty of Cuneo theft
    A jury deliberated for about five hours Wednesday before finding a 58-year-old Lake County woman guilty of stealing from one of area's most well-known philanthropists. Beverly Benson, of the 23000 block of Erhart Road near Grayslake, faces up to 15 years in prison.

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    Big step for Bears' defense

    Big step for Bears' defense
    The outstanding effort by the Bears' defense Sunday night may have been the most encouraging aspect of the victory over the San Francisco 49ers, because it's that side of the ball that has the most room for improvement on a team looking to ascend from last year's 8-8 mark.

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    Blackhawks open training camp with great expectations

    Blackhawks open training camp with great expectations
    While the experts who make the betting lines see the Blackhawks as a virtual lock to make the playoffs this season, that doesn't mean there aren't some questions surrounding the Hawks as they prepare to open training camp this weekend at the University of Notre Dame before returning to Chicago.

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    Wheeling sued by family of man killed by police SUV

    Wheeling sued by family of man killed by police SUV
    Family members of a Des Plaines man struck and killed by a Wheeling police vehicle Sunday morning have sued the village of Wheeling, claiming the officer driving had acted recklessly and negligently. The suit further claims that investigators left body parts of 20-year-old Fredi Morales at the scene of his death as long as 36 hours later.

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    2 Wheaton lawyers disciplined by state Supreme Court
    One Wheaton-based attorney was disbarred and another was placed on probation in the latest round of lawyer disciplinary orders filed by the Illinois Supreme Court. Officials with the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission said sanctions were imposed against Brian P. Lee and Thomas McGrath O'Connor because they engaged in professional misconduct by violating state ethics law.

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    Brandon Marshall goes after ESPN, talks of abuse

    Brandon Marshall goes after ESPN, talks of abuse
    Bears five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall vented for 40 minutes on Thursday, specifically about what he considered an unfair portrayal of him by ESPN, but he touched on several other topics as well.

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    Burglar sentenced to 16 years for Glen Ellyn crime

    Burglar sentenced to 16 years for Glen Ellyn crime
    A man convicted of burglarizing a Glen Ellyn home was sentenced Wednesday to 16 years in prison, the DuPage County state's attorney's office said.

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    Former teacher files discrimination lawsuit against U-46
    A former bilingual teacher is suing Elgin Area School District U-46 for racial discrimination based on national origin, according to court documents. Fernando Orozco of Round Lake Beach, says he was fired from Kimball Middle School in Elgin in May without cause or justification by the school's principal, Alan Tamburrino, according to the lawsuit filed in federal court.

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    Barrington student attempts to harm self at school
    A student tried to hurt him or herself during an after-school program at Station Middle School in Barrington on Thursday, but officials said a student who walked in on the incident likely saved the classmates' life. "Anytime there is a situation where a student has tried to cause self-harm we want to use that as an opportunity to remind the community that there are options if a student is inclined to hurt him or herself. We want to use this as a learning opportunity," said Spokesman Jeff Arnett.

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    No decision yet on fate of Carol Stream fire battalion chief

    No decision yet on fate of Carol Stream fire battalion chief
    Although closing arguments were heard in the monthslong disciplinary hearing for Carol Stream Fire District Battalion Chief Joseph Gilles, accused of failing to follow orders to sign a performance plan, the case is not over yet. Commissioners will meet again later this month to decide Gilles' fate. "Your decision will last longer than your tenure as commissioners," said Aldo Botti, Gilles' attorney.

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    Fitting finish as Fremd, Barrington tie

    Fitting finish as Fremd, Barrington tie
    That new scoreboard above Barrington's pool sure is nice. It lets fans keep on top of the in-progress team score and adds a certain level of drama in the latter stages of a close dual meet. And Wednesday night at Barrington, there was plenty of drama -- probably a little too much for Fremd's liking in what turned out to be a 93-93 tie. In a great matchup of the Mid-Suburban League's two powerhouse girls swimming and diving teams, Barrington trailed by 6 points heading into the final event, the 400-yard freestyle relay.

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    Driver accused of robbing Taco Bell in Glendale Hts.

    Driver accused of robbing Taco Bell in Glendale Hts.
    A man who police say ordered food at a Glendale Heights Taco Bell drive-through and then robbed a worker at gunpoint was arrested early Wednesday and charged with armed robbery.

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    Giordano's to open in Des Plaines' Metropolitan Square

    Giordano's to open in Des Plaines' Metropolitan Square
    A Giordano's restaurant is coming to Metropolitan Square in downtown Des Plaines, the franchisee announced Wednesday. The pizzeria will be located in a 1,500-square-foot storefront between existing Potbelly and Panera Bread restaurants near River Road and Pearson Street.

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    Warrant: SC dad feared 5 slain kids would kill him

    Warrant: SC dad feared 5 slain kids would kill him
    An arrest warrant issued for the South Carolina father who authorities say killed his five children says the father thought his children were going to "kill him, chop him up and feed him to the dogs."

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    Carol Stream landlords will need a license
    Landlords will soon need a rental license to rent out residential property in Carol Stream. The village board approved an ordinance also requiring landlords and property managers to complete a crime-free housing seminar conducted by police before obtaining the license.

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    Sony wants to create Netflix of video games

    Sony wants to create Netflix of video games
    Sony Corp. plans to boost cloud- based gaming by creating a mass-market streaming service similar to Netflix Inc.'s as the PlayStation maker tries to rebound from a projected $2.1 billion annual loss. The company wants its online game service to also work with Internet-connected TVs made by other manufacturers.

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    Obamacare enrollment is 7.3 Million people
    About 7.3 million people have paid for their Obamacare coverage and remain enrolled in health insurance plans sold through new government-run markets, a top U.S. official said today.That's a 9 percent reduction from the government's 8 million May estimate, which reflected only how many people had signed up.

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    Dawn Patrol: 5 years for fatal huffing crash; Cuneo assistant guilty

    Dawn Patrol: 5 years for fatal huffing crash; Cuneo assistant guilty
    Highland Park woman sentenced in huffing case. Lake County woman guilty in Cuneo theft. Bears' Marshall's past being scrutinized. Warrant: Man accused of killing grandma had financial motive. Burglar sentenced 16 years for Glen Ellyn crime. Man charged with robbing Glendale Heights Taco Bell. Hendricks dominant as Cubs sweep Reds.

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    Elite Conant twirler insists baton is a sport

    Elite Conant twirler insists baton is a sport
    Competitive baton twirler Chase Dorn knows full well that some people don't think of her sport as, well, a sport. The 17-year-old from Elk Grove Village, recently named Illinois' Distinguished Young Woman for 2015, knows better. "It's a sport because it takes just as much agility and training and coordination and fitness as any sport -- as soccer, as basketball, as cheerleading, as dance," the Conant senior said.

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    Cop who struck pedestrian was chasing traffic violator

    Cop who struck pedestrian was chasing traffic violator
    A veteran Wheeling police officer was pursuing a traffic violator when his SUV struck and killed 20-year-old Des Plaines resident Fredi Morales early Sunday morning, officials said Monday. Morales' death was ruled an accident Monday by the Cook County medical examiner. "This is just an incredibly unfortunate set of circumstances," Wheeling Fire Chief Keith MacIsaac said.

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    Football Focus: Week Four Preview
    See the preview of week four of the 2014 high school football season. Host Joe Aguilar visits Addison Trail and explores the keys to their early success following twin 2-7 seasons.

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    Girls volleyball: Wednesday's results
    Here are high school girls volleyball results from Wednesday, Sept. 17.

  • 41
    Yahoo shares seen rallying on Alibaba IPO

    Yahoo shares seen rallying on Alibaba IPO
    Yahoo! Inc. may rise 65 percent by the end of the year after Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. goes public later this week, according to bets by structured-products buyers. Investors are piling into call warrant and knock-out certificates that pay a return if Yahoo's share price climbs above a pre-defined level.

  • 42
    Bartlett considers upgrades at cash-strapped golf course

    Bartlett considers upgrades at cash-strapped golf course
    Bartlett trustees are weighing whether to sink an estimated $250,000 into a clubhouse addition at the village-owned golf course, where taxpayers have bankrolled steep deficits for years. The expansion would center on the wedding and banquet business at Bartlett Hills Golf Club

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    Scouting this weekend's DuPage County football games

    Scouting this weekend's DuPage County football games
    A quick look at this weekend's DuPage County high school football games.

  • 44
    Hoffman Estates tech firm could move to Gurnee

    Hoffman Estates tech firm could move to Gurnee
    Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik is seeking support from other local taxing agencies for a combined $2.3 million package of proposed financial incentives to a Hoffman Estates semiconductor company that supporters say could lead to a version of Silicon Valley in the village. "Similar to Silicon Valley, we think this will become the Diamond Prairie," Kovarik said.

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    Football: Scouting Week 4, Northwest
    Here's what to expect from the Week 4 football matchups involving teams from the Mid-Suburban League plus St. Viator, Leyden, Maine West and Christian Liberty.

  • 46
    Hanover Park man charged in Missouri

    Hanover Park man charged in Missouri
    A Hanover Park man suspected of murder in Cook County was arrested this week in southeast Missouri, the New Madrid County sheriff's office announced. Hanover Park authorities would not comment on Kevin Malone's arrest or confirm whether it was related to the fatal shooting of Schaumburg resident Lee Shaw on Sept. 6.

  • 47
    Boomers repeat as Frontier champs

    Boomers repeat as Frontier champs
    With a 6-2 victory Wednesday night over the River City Rascals in Game 4 of the Frontier League championship series, the Schaumburg Boomers can again call themselves champions.

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    New Wheaton store to focus on vinyl records

    New Wheaton store to focus on vinyl records
    Michael Paeth has always loved music and always loved vinyyl records, and he's found out a lot of other people --even younger people --do too. With his two teenage daughters, Abby and Allie, he'll be opening Mile Long Records in October in downtown Wheaton to sell new and old vinyl..

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    Verizon gives $250,000 to WINGS women's shelter

    Verizon gives $250,000 to WINGS women's shelter
    Since the Ray Rice video broke onto the public consciousness nearly 2 weeks ago, the WINGS Safe House in Rolling Meadows has turned away 80 women and children. "That's why adding another shelter is so important," said Rebecca Darr, WINGS CEO. Now, with a $250,000 doantion from Verizon that shelter is a little closer.

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    Bryant confident his time with Cubs is near

    Bryant confident his time with Cubs is near
    Cubs prospect Kris Bryant said Wednesay it was "bittersweet" not to be playing in September, but he also knows his time is coming, probably sooner rather than later. Bryant and the Kane County Cougars' Jen-Ho Tseng were at Wrigley Field to be honored for their minor-league seasons.

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    Driver in fatal huffing crash gets 5 years in prison

    Driver in fatal huffing crash gets 5 years in prison
    A Highland Park woman convicted of running over and killing a 5-year-old girl in 2012 was sentenced Wednesday to 5 years in prison. Carly Rousso, 20, could go free in less than 3 years under state prison guidelines. The parents of the girl Rousso killed, Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento, were angered by the sentence. "He feels really sad and angry," an interpreter said about the father. "(Jaclyn's) life was taken away from them in a horrible way."

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    Cop who struck pedestrian was chasing traffic violator

    Cop who struck pedestrian was chasing traffic violator
    A veteran Wheeling police officer was pursuing a traffic violator when his SUV struck and killed 20-year-old Des Plaines resident Fredi Morales early Sunday morning, officials said Monday. Morales' death was ruled an accident Monday by the Cook County medical examiner. "This is just an incredibly unfortunate set of circumstances," Wheeling Fire Chief Keith MacIsaac said.

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    Cubs leaving Kane County Cougars for South Bend

    Cubs leaving Kane County Cougars for South Bend
    After two seasons, the Chicago Cubs are changing Class A Midwest League affiliations, leaving the Kane County Cougars for South Bend, Indiana. One of the primary reasons behind the move is South Bend's commitment to building a training facility similar to what the Cubs have in Mesa, Arizona.

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    Griffin: COD spent $26 million without board scrutiny

    Griffin: COD spent $26 million without board scrutiny
    Over the past 16 months, more than $26 million has been spent by the College of DuPage. But all the seven-member board ever saw of those expenditures were monthly totals. Now, at least one board member with the help of a government transparency advocate are questioning how the board can properly do its job without seeing how more than $1 million a month, or 12 percent of the college's annual budget, is being spent.

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    Hanover Park man charged in Missouri

    Hanover Park man charged in Missouri
    A Hanover Park man suspected of murder in Cook County was arrested this week in southeast Missouri, the New Madrid County sheriff's office announced. Hanover Park authorities would not comment on Kevin Malone's arrest or confirm whether it was related to the fatal shooting of Schaumburg resident Lee Shaw on Sept. 6.

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    Bryant confident his time with Cubs is near

    Bryant confident his time with Cubs is near
    Cubs prospect Kris Bryant said Wednesay it was "bittersweet" not to be playing in September, but he also knows his time is coming, probably sooner rather than later. Bryant and the Kane County Cougars' Jen-Ho Tseng were at Wrigley Field to be honored for their minor-league seasons.

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    Father: NFL mishandled case involving Bears' Marshall

    Father: NFL mishandled case involving Bears' Marshall
    The father of a woman who once dated NFL receiver Brandon Marshall is calling for the league's commissioner to resign because he's disappointed in the way it handled his daughter's abuse case. Bears General Manager Phil Emery said in a statement that Marshall has acknowledged his past and is now a thoughtful and proactive leader.

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    Wheeling sued by family of man killed by police SUV

    Wheeling sued by family of man killed by police SUV
    Family members of a Des Plaines man struck and killed by a Wheeling police vehicle Sunday morning have sued the village of Wheeling, claiming the officer driving had acted recklessly and negligently. The suit further claims that investigators left body parts of 20-year-old Fredi Morales at the scene of his death as long as 36 hours later.

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    16 Hoffman Estates firefighters stranded in Mexico

    16 Hoffman Estates firefighters stranded in Mexico
    Sixteen members of the Hoffman Estates Fire Department are stranded in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, trapped by Hurricane Odile, media reports say. On Wednesday night, their families were pleading for help to get them home, ABC 7 Chicago reported. "These are firemen that save lives for a living, and now they're turning to us to help them get out of harm's way," the mother of one firefighter said.

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    New Wheaton store to focus on vinyl records

    New Wheaton store to focus on vinyl records
    Michael Paeth has always loved music and always loved vinyyl records, and he's found out a lot of other people --even younger people --do too. With his two teenage daughters, Abby and Allie, he'll be opening Mile Long Records in October in downtown Wheaton to sell new and old vinyl..

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