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  • Add tweets, posts to tools of the new Black Friday trade Nov 27, 2014 6:01 AM
    Shoppers loaded with print advertisements and seeking discounts on Black Friday can have extra tools at their disposal by reaching for their smartphones. Retail experts say Twitter and Facebook are the leading social media sites for businesses to keep their brands before customers or to interact with them.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Thanksgiving travel tips; Man gets 24 years in fatal crash Nov 26, 2014 5:40 AM
    Thanksgiving travel tips for picture-perfect reunions. $2 million bail for Ingleside teen accused in police chase. Mundelein man gets 24 years for causing fatal 2012 crash. Lindenhurst man killed in crash on Route 120 near Lakemoor. Obama takes on Chicago hecklers over immigration policy. Elgin continues to test police cameras in light of Ferguson. Lions’ defense big challenge for Bears.

     
  • No charges in death of Carpentersville man after arrest; video released Nov 26, 2014 5:08 AM
    Kane County State's Attorney Joseph McMahon will not pursue any charges against the Carpentersville officers who arrested Joshua Paul hours before he died of internal bleeding at an Elgin hospital. Carpentersville Director of Public Safety Al Popp said video of the arrest exonerates the two officers, both of whom are 10-year veterans of the department and have been on active duty since Paul's death.

     
  • Suburban police take lessons on diversity, communication from Ferguson Nov 26, 2014 8:36 AM
    As tempers continue to flare in Ferguson, Mo., over the death of Michael Brown and a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who shot him, the controversy has several suburban officials discussing what can be done to prevent such a tragedy here. “Transparency, open communication and trust between the community and local police are paramount,” said Round Lake Park Police Chief George Filenko.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Protests in Chicago after Ferguson cop not indicted Nov 25, 2014 5:39 AM
    Grand jury doesn’t indict Ferguson cop. Naperville bar security to get more training. FAA avoids taking blame, suggests changes after Aurora sabotage. Teen critically injured in Gurnee crash. Suburbs see slight snow accumulation. Rose, Gasol return in win.

     
  • Cook Coounty clerk adds suburban filing locations for school candidates Nov 25, 2014 11:36 AM
    The Cook County Clerk’s office is setting up four locations in the city of Chicago and the suburbs for school board candidates in the April 7 election to submit their nominating petitions when the filing period begins Dec. 15. Under a new state law, school board hopefuls must file for candidacy through their county clerk rather than at their school district’s office.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Snow on the way; Bears beat Bucs 21-13 Nov 24, 2014 6:07 AM
    Gusty winds, snow expected in some suburbs today; more than 30 horses reported dead in Crystal Lake-area barn fire; Ppolice: Elgin man fleeing cops ends up in Fox River; new Des Plaines police dog helps recover $30,000 in drug money; faiths unite to celebrate in Buffalo Grove; turnovers boost Bears over Bucs, 21-13

     
  • Missing Hoffman Estates girl found in Mount Prospect Nov 24, 2014 11:18 AM
    A missing 12-year-old girl from Hoffman Estates has been found at a friend's house in Mount Prospect, according to authorities. Police said they believe Jordan Sumlin ran away on Saturday. She was found uninjured.

     
  • Other groups offering a free Thanksgiving dinner Nov 23, 2014 7:00 AM
    Some churches, restaurants and service organizations treat Thanksgiving as a chance to give the lonely, the elderly, the poor, the homeless and those in military service camaraderie and a meal to be thankful for. Here’s a look at a few of the other groups serving a free meal on this special day.

     
  • Thanksgiving tradition grows at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Hawthorn Woods Nov 23, 2014 7:00 AM
    After their Thanksgiving celebrations thinned as relatives died or moved on, Dean and Susan Stewart took a different approach. “We started it with people who didn't have traditional Thanksgiving dinners anymore and it started snowballing,” said Dean Stewart. This Thanksgiving, the couple will host the 8th annual feast at St. Matthew Church, 24500 N. Old McHenry Road, Hawthorn Woods. Dinner is open to all and participation has more than tripled since its inception to about 100 diners.

     
  • Great Lakes soldiers find Thanksgiving home in Palatine Nov 23, 2014 7:00 AM
    Some 34 Great Lakes sailors will find a home away from home Thursday at American Legion Post 690 in Palatine, thanks to the organizing efforts of program chair Cindy Altenbach. “Boot camp is tough,” said Altenbach of the new recruits, who are given only limited access to phones and social media while in basic training. “For many of them, this is their first holiday away from home.”

     
  • Lazarus House Thanksgiving Feast celebrates community Nov 23, 2014 7:00 AM
    When Lazarus House began serving a free Thanksgiving feast in 1998, the majority of guests were clients, staffers and volunteers. Over the course of 16 years, it's evolved into a community event that serves between 350 and 400 in St. Charles.

     
  • Churches, organizations offer free Thanksgiving meals to people in need Nov 23, 2014 2:59 PM
    Churches, restaurants and service organizations in the suburbs give the lonely, the elderly, the poor, the homeless and those in military service camaraderie and a great meal to be thankful for on our uniquely American holiday of Thanksgiving. Read about these giving people and organizations in our community and be thankful for them.

     
  • Suburbs see slight snow accumulation Nov 24, 2014 7:43 PM
    Gusting winds and small snow accumulations Monday afternoon created some delays at airports and a smattering of crashes throughout the suburbs, including two in Gurnee that sent nine people to area hospitals.

     
  • Mag Mile to light holiday lights today Nov 22, 2014 8:22 AM
    Hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected in downtown Chicago for the annual Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Saturday with a lighting procession led by Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

     
  • Illinois prepares for Obama’s immigration action Nov 22, 2014 9:27 AM
    Illinois has one of the nation’s largest immigrant populations and some of the most immigrant-friendly policies. But the state’s influential activists say President Barack Obama’s sweeping immigrations changes were “bittersweet.” Here’s a look at where things stand in Illinois.

     
  • Freezing rain overnight, more rain and heavy winds Saturday Nov 21, 2014 8:15 PM
    Freezing rain is expected to hit the suburbs overnight, with an advisory lasting until 9 a.m. Then expect more rain through mid-afternoon as well as bigger wind gusts -- but warmer temps.

     
  • Probation for one of 2 in Elgin sex assault case Nov 21, 2014 2:24 PM
    An Elgin woman accused of not taking "reasonable steps" to prevent her husband from committing sexual abuse recently pleaded guilty to a reduced charge and received probation. Amanda Alder, 33, could be jailed for up to a year if she violates probation for a child endangerment. Jose Alcala, 37, faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted of sexual assault charges and is next due in court on Dec. 17.

     
  • Guilty plea for man who helped kill Arlington Heights dad Nov 21, 2014 8:12 PM
    A Chicago man pleaded guilty Friday to the grisly 2011 murder of George Nellessen, 55, in his Arlington Heights home. Armon Braden, 24, is expected to be sentenced on Jan. 30 to 22 years in prison as part of a negotiated plea, prosecutors said.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Our elected leaders on Obama’s immigration plan Nov 21, 2014 6:01 AM
    Our elected leaders on Obama's immigration plan. Ex-Zion man pleads not guilty to 2005 murders of two girls. Fox River Grove death investigated. 5 years for Naperville man in 7-Eleven robberies. Lake Barrington Speedway vote up for legal challenge?

     
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