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    Bouncer shot during Fox Lake bar brawl

    Bouncer shot during Fox Lake bar brawl
    A bouncer was shot and a patron suffered head injuries during a brawl at a Fox Lake bar early Saturday morning. Fox Lake police said the bouncer, Tim Reid, 27, suffered a gunshot wound to the right shoulder during the fight. Three people were arrested, including a Waukegan man accused of shooting Reid.

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    McCarthy, Wahlberg apparently staying in area

    McCarthy, Wahlberg apparently staying in area
    Dave Heun says it appears Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg have their sights set on staying in the Tri-Cities area.

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    Constable: Runner shirtless every winter day

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

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    Boys basketball: Scouting the Class 3-4A postseason in the

    Boys basketball: Scouting the Class 3-4A postseason in the
    Boys basketball: Scouting the Class 3-4A postseason in the Fox Valley

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

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

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    Rolling Meadows man killed in Colorado skiing accident
    Authorities say a 45-year-old man died while skiing at Breckenridge, marking the second on-mountain death at the resort in four days. Summit County Coroner Regan Wood says Krzysztof Kostelic, of Rolling Meadows died Thursday morning while skiing an intermediate run.

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    Lakemoor sued over new special taxing district

    Lakemoor sued over new special taxing district
    One day after the Lakemoor village board unanimously approved measures that officially designate two areas near and around the busy Route 120/12 intersection as a special taxing district to spur development, Wauconda Unit District 118 went to court to have one of them dissolved. "We do not believe the south area meets the criteria for chronic flooding," Superintendent Dan Coles said.

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    'Reverse-split' relievers intrigue Cubs' Maddon

    'Reverse-split' relievers intrigue Cubs' Maddon
    The Cubs quietly built themselves a pretty good bullpen last season. They enter this season with many of the same pieces in place. Even though they don't have a true veteran lefty in the pen, new manager Joe Maddon makes note of the "reverse-split guys," or right-handed pitchers who get lefties out. The Cubs have several.

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    Pac-Man-themed restaurant opens at Woodfield

    Pac-Man-themed restaurant opens at Woodfield
    On the verge of his 35th birthday, Pac-Man has a new home at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. Level 257, Wood Dale-based Namco Entertainment Inc.'s prototype restaurant and entertainment center themed after the iconic video game, has finally opened after months of anticipation.

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    Joliet native helps bring John Hughes film scenes to stage

    Joliet native helps bring John Hughes film scenes to stage
    The iconic '80s film "The Breakfast Club" resonated with many teens, and Patrick Mulvey was one of them. So it's a dream come true for Mulvey to be starring in scenes from the film -- as well as other '80s classics -- on the stage, the actor says. From March 5 to 15, the Joliet native can be seen in "For the Record: Dear John Hughes," at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place.

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    LeGere: Could be time to move on for some Bears

    LeGere: Could be time to move on for some Bears
    While it's realistic to expect the Bears will improve their talent level through the draft and with free-agent signings, it's debatable whether re-signing any of their own 17 unrestricted free agents would make a difference next season.

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    Blackhawks acquire offensive help in Vermette

    Blackhawks acquire offensive help in Vermette
    Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman completed a trade Saturday night with the Arizona Coyotes to add veteran center Antoine Vermette to the Blackhawks' roster, further strengthening the team's depth down the middle of the ice. The price was the Blackhawks' first-round pick in the 2015 NHL draft and 23-year old defense prospect Klas Dahlbeck.

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    Rauner's transportation budget: Bikers up, transit down

    Rauner's transportation budget: Bikers up, transit down
    Disabled transit riders are losers but motorcycle riders are winners in the proposed budget by Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Harley enthusiast. The fiscal plan would chop about $8.5 million for paratransit and increase funding for free motorcycle safety classes by $633,000. The budget also recommends significant cuts to Pace, Metra and the CTA while bumping up revenues for highways and roads.

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    3 injured in Elk Grove factory explosion
    Three people were hospitalized after an explosion Saturday morning at a packaging factory in Elk Grove Village. The Elk Grove Fire Department responded to Clear Lam, 1950 Pratt Blvd., at 11:11 a.m. for a report of an activated fire alarm, Battalion Chief Robert Stecki said. When crews arrived, they confirmed there had been an explosion in a piece of machinery that does lamination inside the factory, Stecki said. Three employees were transported to Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village with minor injuries, he said.

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    More students receiving special-ed services

    More students receiving special-ed services
    Better medical diagnoses, a growing emphasis on early detection and greater parental advocacy are among the possible reasons why more Illinois students are qualifying for special education services, suburban educators say.

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    Girls basketball: Scouting the Class 4A Hoffman Estates supersectional

    Girls basketball: Scouting the Class 4A Hoffman Estates supersectional
    Taking a look at Monday's 7:30 p.m. Class 4A Hoffman Estates girls basketball supersectional between No. 2 Fremd (27-4) and No. 8 Huntley (28-4).

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    How restaurants get you to spend more money

    How restaurants get you to spend more money
    You may think you're immune to transparent sales pitches like, "Do you want fries with that?" But the tactics restaurants use to nudge you into spending a little extra may be subtler than you realize. Here's a look at a few ways companies get you to spend (and eat) more than you intended.

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    Jimmy Page saved Zeppelin's legacy from digital decay

    Jimmy Page saved Zeppelin's legacy from digital decay
    Jimmy Page started the project because he couldn't believe how bad Led Zeppelin sounded. The legacy of the band he'd devoted much of his life to was being muddied by the way its classic studio albums sounded when reproduced on the ubiquitous MP3 players that are popular today.

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    31-year-old N. Carolina cold case leads to Streamwood?

    31-year-old N. Carolina cold case leads to Streamwood?
    Does the solution to a 31-year-old North Carolina cold case lie in Streamwood? Law enforcement and child welfare authorities hope a newly reconstructed photo of a teenager -- who died in 1984 and who may have attended Streamwood High School -- will help identify him, and finally close the case.

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    New Fan Fest draws stars, comics to Rosemont

    New Fan Fest draws stars, comics to Rosemont
    If you're the kind of person who gets misty-eyed with nostalgia when you hear sitcom titles like "Growing Pains," "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" and "Married With Children," then you won't want to miss Wizard World Fan Fest next weekend in Rosemont.

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    Ingleside man accused in drug-related death

    Ingleside man accused in drug-related death
    An Ingleside man has been charged with drug-induced homicide in connection with the death last November of a Spring Grove woman. Jacob D. Mazzuca, 21, was taken into custody Friday by the Lake County Sheriff's Special Investigations Unit after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

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    Kindergarten teacher uses yoga to improve students' focus
    Peru kindergarten teacher uses yoga in classroom to improve students' focus, muscle tone

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    Ex-Lake County counselor facing child porn charges free on bond

    Ex-Lake County counselor facing child porn charges free on bond
    A former Lake County juvenile counselor accused of possessing child pornography and grooming female prisoners at the Lake County juvenile justice center is free on bond.

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    Talent reigns at Geneva regional
    What if I told you that the Illinois High School Association would put 5 winning basketball teams, including 3 conference champions, together into the same regional tournament?

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    Fox fire district seeks money for quality

    Fox fire district seeks money for quality
    A pending tax increase on the April ballot would see the owners of a $100,000 home within the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District pay about $48 more for emergency fire and medical services over five years. Officials say the money is needed to attract and retain quality rescue staff and replace aging equipment.

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    16-year-old boy charged in Aurora shooting death
    A 16-year-old Aurora boy is charged with first-degree murder following a shooting Friday afternoon near downtown Aurora that police described as "gang-related." Police aren't releasing the name of the accused gunman because of his age. Police recovered the gun they believe was used in the shooting.

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    Des Plaines Alderman Dick Sayad faces trespassing charges

    Des Plaines Alderman Dick Sayad faces trespassing charges
    Des Plaines Alderman Dick Sayad was arrested Friday afternoon on charges of criminal trespassing to property after walking into a resident's home unannounced Wednesday. Sayad said the complaint was signed by Dave Uhrich, who encountered him about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday when the alderman walked up the stairs to Uhrich's second floor music studio in his home on the 400 block of Harvey Avenue.

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    New Trier next challenge for Geneva

    New Trier next challenge for Geneva
    Geneva hopes history repeats itself Monday night at the Class 4A Conant supersectional.

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    Glenbard North collects third-place trophy
    After having its 15-match winning streak come to a shocking halt in the semifinals on Saturday afternoon, the Glenbard North wrestling team had little time to mourn.

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    Dawn Patrol: Lottery winner sets record; Rose hurt again

    Dawn Patrol: Lottery winner sets record; Rose hurt again
    Naperville lottery winner sets record. Bank robbed in Fox Lake. Des Plaines residents speak out about O'Hare Lake plans. Wheaton College student accused of recording woman in shower. Massage therapist sentenced for assaulting Barrington teen. Bulls' Rose out again with knee injury, needs surgery.

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    2010 draft not a total bust

    2010 draft not a total bust
    The Cubs' draft class of 2010 wasn't much to write home about, but pitchers Eric Jokisch and Dallas Beeler were among the first graduates of that class, and they acquitted themselves well in brief stays last year. Jokisch is a product of Northwestern University.

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    Wiliams, Barson share fifth-place finales

    Wiliams, Barson share fifth-place finales
    Every so often, an athlete is able to set a new standard at his school. In boys swimming, it happened over the same four-year period at both Elk Grove at Rolling Meadows. Those two programs share the same training facility, and they also ended up sharing some swimming greatness on Saturday. Seniors Colin Williams and Jake Barson concluded their separate but uniqely parallel paths with fifth-place finishes in their best races in Satuday's boys swimming and diving championship at New Trier High School.

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    Boys swimming scoreboard: Saturday's results
    Results of area high school boys swimming meets for Saturday, Feb. 28.

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    Weekend picks: Trey Songz, Chris Brown share Allstate bill

    Weekend picks: Trey Songz, Chris Brown share Allstate bill
    Hip hop stars Chris Brown and Trey Songz headline the "Between the Sheets Tour," which also features Tyga tonight at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. Electronica jam rockers The Coop are teaming up with experimental funk rockers Ethereal Groove, Inc., for a show at Palatine's Durty Nellie's. All this and more in Friday's Time out!

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    Westminster ousts defending 1A champ Mooseheart

    Westminster ousts defending 1A champ Mooseheart
    The Westminster Christian boys basketball team reeled in the same big fish twice Friday night. The Warriors erased an 8-point, third-quarter deficit against defending Class 1A state champion Mooseheart, again fell behind, then rallied from 8 points down in the final six minutes to prevail 53-50 in the Class 1A Mooseheart regional title game.

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    What a rewarding trip it's been for Antioch

    What a rewarding trip it's been for Antioch
    Antioch is taking a moment to savor its Class 3A girls basketball sectional triumph in advance of Monday's supsersectional matchup against Montini at Hoffman Estates High School.

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    Bulls' Rose gets fast start on rehab

    Bulls' Rose gets fast start on rehab
    While Derrick Rose began rehab after his third knee surgery in less than three years, the Bulls are hoping to have Pau Gasol back from an illness when they host the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday afternoon. Taj Gibson most likely won't play because of an ankle injury.

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    Montini makes it eight straight
    Montini is starting to make U.S. Cellular Coliseum its favorite road destination.

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    Jazz in the Meadows festival turns 30

    Jazz in the Meadows festival turns 30
    The 30th annual Jazz in the Meadows, the Midwest's largest high school jazz festival, was held Saturday at Rolling Meadows High School. About 115 jazz bands and combos from 68 schools across the Midwest performed on multiple stages throughout the day.

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    Story idea: Max out teacher pension
    A South Elgin letter to the editor: "When you should take Social Security"(Daily Herald, Section 3 Page 3, Feb. 22). These articles and headlines are in the newspaper and in magazines weekly in order to help those thinking about retiring "cheat" the system by having a "financial strategy."

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    Inside Tumblr's teen suicide epidemic

    Inside Tumblr's teen suicide epidemic
    In the past two months, at least three transgender teenagers have committed or attempted suicide after scheduling suicide notes on the blog platform Tumblr. Public health experts fear that the spread of the notes -- and their attendant memes, photo collages, and highly idealized portraits -- could actually present a very warped, romanticized narrative on suicide to the exact group of kids who need to hear the opposite.

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    Images: Boys State Swimming and Diving, Saturday

    Images: Boys State Swimming and Diving, Saturday
    See Saturday of the state swimming and diving meet at New Trier High School in Winnetka.

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    Imrem: The journey continues past 70

    Imrem: The journey continues past 70
    A sports writer ages from being younger than baseball managers to older than U.S. Presidents.

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    Rozner: Cubs fans have to wait bit longer for Bryant

    Rozner: Cubs fans have to wait bit longer for Bryant
    Agent Scott Boras isn't thrilled with the idea that Kris Bryant will probably get sent down to start the season, but the Cubs would be crazy not to take advantage of the system while they can.

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    Metea Valley's 1-2 repeat feat

    Metea Valley's 1-2 repeat feat
    When they called the final two names for athletes to receive their 100-yard breaststroke medals on Saturday at New Trier, the names that followed were the same as they'd been a year ago at the finals in Evanston -- Metea Valley's Matt Salerno and Jordan O'Brien.

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    Cubs' Motte will help whenever asked

    Cubs' Motte will help whenever asked
    Hector Rondon ended last season as the Cubs' closer, and he enters the Cactus League season with that job. The Cubs did sign former St. Louis Cardinals closer Jason Motte in the off-season, but manager Joe Maddon said Motte is there to fill a variety of roles, not to take Rondon's job.

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    Sox legend Minnie Minoso dead at 90

    Sox legend Minnie Minoso dead at 90
    Major league baseball's first black player in Chicago, Minnie Minoso, has died. The Cook County medical examiner confirmed his death Sunday morning. Minoso homered in his first Chicago at-bat in 1951. There is some question about his age but the White Sox say he was 90.

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    $175,000 bond for priest facing child porn charges

    $175,000 bond for priest facing child porn charges
    A Roman Catholic priest who lives in Palatine was ordered held on $175,000 bond on child pornography charges. Clovis Vilchez-Parra, 34, is an associate pastor at the Mission San Juan Diego Catholic Church in Arlington Heights.

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    Geneva Cyclones teams win championships

    Geneva Cyclones teams win championships
    The Geneva Cyclones U-18 Midget Major Hockey team won the CSDHL 2015 Championship on Feb. 8 in St. Louis, Missouri and the Cyclones U-16 Midget Minor hockey team won the CSDHL Championship in West Dundee the same day.

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    COD candidates say more oversight by board needed

    COD candidates say more oversight by board needed
    Challengers in the College of DuPage board of trustees race say several issues, including financial losses at the school's Waterleaf Restaurant, highlight the need for the board to provide greater oversight. But the two incumbents seeking re-election insist they have been keeping an eye on spending at the Glen Ellyn-based community college.

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    Pac-Man-themed restaurant opens at Woodfield

    Pac-Man-themed restaurant opens at Woodfield
    On the verge of his 35th birthday, Pac-Man has a new home at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. Level 257, Wood Dale-based Namco Entertainment Inc.'s prototype restaurant and entertainment center themed after the iconic video game, has finally opened after months of anticipation.

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    Rauner's transportation budget: Bikers up, transit down

    Rauner's transportation budget: Bikers up, transit down
    Disabled transit riders are losers but motorcycle riders are winners in the proposed budget by Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Harley enthusiast. The fiscal plan would chop about $8.5 million for paratransit and increase funding for free motorcycle safety classes by $633,000. The budget also recommends significant cuts to Pace, Metra and the CTA while bumping up revenues for highways and roads.

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    COD candidates say more oversight by board needed

    COD candidates say more oversight by board needed
    Challengers in the College of DuPage board of trustees race say several issues, including financial losses at the school's Waterleaf Restaurant, highlight the need for the board to provide greater oversight. But the two incumbents seeking re-election insist they have been keeping an eye on spending at the Glen Ellyn-based community college.

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    More students receiving special-ed services

    More students receiving special-ed services
    Better medical diagnoses, a growing emphasis on early detection and greater parental advocacy are among the possible reasons why more Illinois students are qualifying for special education services, suburban educators say.

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    Constable: Runner shirtless every winter day

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

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    Dawn Patrol: Lottery winner sets record; Rose hurt again

    Dawn Patrol: Lottery winner sets record; Rose hurt again
    Naperville lottery winner sets record. Bank robbed in Fox Lake. Des Plaines residents speak out about O'Hare Lake plans. Wheaton College student accused of recording woman in shower. Massage therapist sentenced for assaulting Barrington teen. Bulls' Rose out again with knee injury, needs surgery.

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    Fact Checker: Claim that 99% of new income goes to top 1%

    Fact Checker: Claim that 99% of new income goes to top 1%
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont Independant, said that more than 99 percent of all new income generated in the economy goes to the top 1 percent durin ga speech on economic policites at the Brookings Institution. Where does Sanders's figure come from? What measure of income does it use, and is he correct that 99 percent of all new income is going to the top 1 percent of Americans?

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    Kindergarten teacher uses yoga to improve students' focus

    Kindergarten teacher uses yoga to improve students' focus
    Peru kindergarten teacher uses yoga in classroom to improve students' focus, muscle tone

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    Sharp, Hawks deny any team turmoil

    Sharp, Hawks deny any team turmoil
    Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook turned to reporters Sunday and proceeded to attack persistent Internet rumors about the team's locker room being in turmoil. "There's something else I want to address, too," Seabrook said. "I think there's been a lot of stuff being made here on social media lately. Being a leader on this team, I think this team's never been tighter. We've never been a tighter group."

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    How restaurants get you to spend more money

    How restaurants get you to spend more money
    You may think you're immune to transparent sales pitches like, "Do you want fries with that?" But the tactics restaurants use to nudge you into spending a little extra may be subtler than you realize. Here's a look at a few ways companies get you to spend (and eat) more than you intended.

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