Football Focus 2014

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  • Dawn Patrol: Deal reached in Waukegan strike; jail cops indicted Oct 30, 2014 6:31 AM
    No school again in Waukegan today. Former Lake County jail officers indicted over homeless man’s death. Attorney concerned with safety of woman who slashed daughter’s throat. Elgin man charged with murder. Durbin, Oberweis see red over environmental issues. Man accused of groping two haunted house employees in Aurora. Algonquin police chief to retire in December. Indications point to manager Joe Maddon, but Cubs mum.

  • Trick-or-treating hours in the suburbs Oct 30, 2014 10:42 AM
    To help ensure a safe Halloween, communities have established official hours for trick-or-treating activities in the suburbs. All times are Friday, Oct. 31.

  • Dawn Patrol: Racial slur in District 93; chaotic Waukegan meeting Oct 29, 2014 5:51 AM
    Substitute teacher uses N-word in Carol Stream classroom. Waukegan school board meeting boils over. Libertyville High School grad known for academic pursuits dies in Iowa crash. Lawyers in murder trial argue baby died before birth. Car crashes into Oakbrook Center store. Blackhawks lose to Ducks.

  • Durbin, Oberweis see red over environmental issues Oct 29, 2014 9:37 PM
    In their last debate before the election, Sen. Dick Durbin and Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis didn't pull any punches. Such as on the Keystone oil pipeline: “I generally believe in doing the right thing to bring down energy costs so we’re no longer dependent on Middle Eastern oil,” Oberweis said. “Is it appropriate to say, ‘Hell, no?” asked Durbin. “I’ll just say no.”

  • Griffin: Carpentersville is 'violating' state law, attorney general says Oct 29, 2014 5:02 AM
    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office believes the village of Carpentersville is "violating" state public records laws by refusing to release arrest reports involving a man who died less than 24 hours after a traffic stop. But state FOIA law does not provide for sanctions or punitive action. “FOIA is only as powerful as the attorney general enforcing it,” said Maryam Judar, of the Elmhurst-based Citizen Advocacy Center.

  • Cook County corrections officer charged with theft Oct 29, 2014 5:10 PM
    A Cook County correctional officer has been charged with theft and placed on paid administrative leave, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. Fernando Munoz, 48, of Cicero, was arrested following a year-long joint investigation by the sheriff’s department and the FBI.

  • Dawn Patrol: Bears routed by Patriots; benefit concert tonight Oct 27, 2014 5:51 AM
    Irish tenor’s concert tonight to benefit Arlington Hts. family; Report: Forgetful drug defendant brings pot to Kane courthouse; Gold, Brown earn bronze at Sears Centre; train strikes pedestrian in Antioch; new disagreement in Dist. 60 teacher’s strike: school lunches; Bears have complete breakdown in blowout; Darling makes NHL debut a winner for Blackhawks

  • County commissioner to make Chicago mayoral run Oct 27, 2014 9:14 PM
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be facing a second challenger when he seeks re-election next year. Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia said Monday he will challenge Emanuel in the nonpartisan February election.

  • Nearly 50,000 early voters in suburban Cook County the first week Oct 27, 2014 6:35 PM
    Nearly 50,000 early voters have turned out in suburban Cook County the first week, said Clerk David Orr. He expects even more now that early voting sites will be open until 7 p.m. all this week.

  • Trial delayed for Glencoe man involved in Lincolnshire crash that killed Wheeling woman Oct 27, 2014 7:45 PM
    The trial for a man accused of driving while intoxicated during a crash in Lincolnshire that killed a Wheeling woman was delayed Monday due to medical issues, authorities said. John S. Warsaw, 66, of Glencoe, was unable to attend his trial because he is in a long-term medical facility, authorities said.

  • Nine polling places changing in Northwest Cook County Oct 27, 2014 6:22 PM
    Voters in nine Northwest suburban precincts in Arlington Heights, Des Plaines and Palatine will have a new polling place for the Nov. 4 election, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced Thursday.

  • 200 Illinois National Guard members return home Oct 27, 2014 8:10 AM
    SPRINGFIELD — More than 200 Illinois National Guard soldiers who served in Kuwait are back home. Ceremonies were held on Saturday in Bridgeview and Springfield for members of the 108th Sustainment Brigade. Members of the brigade spent 10 months overseas providing mission command and logistical support for operations of service members and civilians in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq. They also assisted with humanitarian aid in Iraq. Among its efforts, the brigade set up the first Army Post Office in Iraq in three years and coordinated the transport of more than 7 million tons of cargo. In a news release, Gov. Pat Quinn praised the brigade for their service.

  • Sen. Kirk helps launch anti-bullying app Oct 27, 2014 8:15 AM
    There is a new mobile app to help keep kids from becoming bullies. On Saturday, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois and his 2014 Student Leadership Advisory Board and employees at Motorola Mobility helped launch the new anti-bullying app. It's geared for elementary school students and is called “Back Off Bullies.” The game app for Android smartphones includes a number of games that teach students about the importance of keeping friendships free from cyberbullying. In a news release, Kirk's office says statistics show that bullying affects more than 40 percent of the students in Illinois. Kirk and Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania have introduced legislation that would require schools and school districts that receive federal funding to adopt codes of conduct that prohibit bullying.

  • Mo’ne Davis with Jackie Robinson West starts World Series Oct 25, 2014 9:39 PM
    Cameras flashed, the crowd rose for a thunderous ovation and Mo’ne Davis did exactly what she was expected to do — the 13-year-old fired a strike right down the middle. She was surrounded by players from the Jackie Robinson West team in Chicago.

  • Dawn Patrol: Cops praised for heroism; pit bull attacks mail carrier Oct 24, 2014 5:19 AM
    How two Island Lake officers saved wounded deputies. Pit bull attacks mail carrier in Carpentersville. Child molester sentenced to 35 years. $1 million lottery ticket sold in Elmhurst. Teacher files lawsuit against District 300. Top skating stars at the Sears Centre. Bears offense lacks identity. Special Olympian rolls 300 game. Two-goal deficit too much for Hawks.

  • Des Plaines man sentenced in murder-for-hire plot Oct 24, 2014 3:11 PM
    A 51-year-old Des Plaines man was sentenced to more than 17 years in prison after pleading guilty in July to attempting to hire a hitman to kill his estranged wife and her friends. Zenon Grzegorczyk was arrested in 2012 and has been in custody ever since. He met with undercover officers on three occasions to set up the murders and was willing to pay up to $5,000 for each person killed, authorities said. He will have to serve at least 85 percent of the sentence.

  • Bloomingdale teen sentenced for summer 2013 'crime wave' Oct 24, 2014 11:40 PM
    The first member of what DuPage County Judge John Kinsella called a “two-man crime wave” that preyed on suburban businesses last summer, is headed to prison. Nicholas Panoski, 19, of the 200 block of Oakwood Lane, in Bloomingdale pleaded guilty late last month to two counts of burglary and was sentenced Friday to four years in prison, followed by four years of probation. "This defendant is a budding criminal mind beginning to bloom,” said Assistant State's Attorney Nicole Wilkes-English.

  • Quinn orders 21-day quarantine for Ebola patient contacts Oct 24, 2014 11:38 PM
    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced Friday that he has ordered the Illinois Department of Public Health to require a mandatory 21-day home quarantine for “high-risk” individuals who have had direct contact with anyone infected with the Ebola virus while in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea.

  • Victims rights, voting rights among proposed amendments Oct 24, 2014 6:38 AM
    When voters go to the polls on Nov. 4, they won't just be picking among candidates who have bombarded them with TV ads and mailers for months now. They also will be voting on two possible amendments to the Illinois constitution — one dealing with victims' rights and the other with voting rights.

  • Dawn Patrol: Joe Biden in Vernon Hills; Batavia police seek cop attacker Oct 23, 2014 5:50 AM
    Vice President Biden in Vernon Hills. Waukegan teachers strike continues. Batavia police looking for man who attacked officer. Carpentersville defies ruling to release post-traffic stop death details. Prospect Hts. man killed in Indiana crash. Long Grove man dies in crash. Prospect Hts. police save man from heroin overdose. Butler injury hopefully heals quick.

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