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  • Orr: Reports of voters casting 2 ballots unfounded Nov 20, 2014 8:58 AM
    Cook County Clerk David Orr says Republican claims of inappropriate voting in the Nov. 4 election are unfounded. Orr told The Associated Press his office examined claims by representatives of Tom Cross’s campaign for state treasurer that 235 voters may have cast more than one ballot. He says none did.

  • Dawn Patrol: Minimum wage vote possible today; Naperville ranked safest city for women Nov 20, 2014 6:33 AM
    Minimum wage vote possible today in state Senate. Naperville ranked safest city for women. State police finish Carpentersville death probe. Aurora police charge 6 in burglaries. Libertyville seems unlikely to reverse video gambling ban. Blackhawks lose van Riemsdyk to tough break.

  • Dawn Patrol: Naperville councilmen eligibility questioned; hero cops Nov 19, 2014 6:02 AM
    Watchdogs question if Naperville councilmen can serve. Heroes of Holiday Hills shootout honored. Schools plead two sides of proposed state funding. Anti-overdose initiative launched in Lake County. Archbishop Cupich speaks of protecting children. Report: Lake County sheriff official pulls over school bus to give son lunch. Education coalition unveils policy recommendations.

  • Griffin: Video gambling blamed for casino attendance drop Nov 19, 2014 5:06 AM
    The Suburban Tax Watchdog column looks at Wayne Township taxpayers who don't want to keep covering the cost of an extra sheriff's patrol, Illinois gambling revenue that is up but leaves future revenue stability in question, and who pays for judges' robes in DuPage County. Spoiler alert: Taxpayers still do.

  • Dawn Patrol: Report on post-traffic stop death; Cupich installation Nov 18, 2014 6:45 AM
    Report: Internal bleeding killed Carpentersville man after arrest. Palatine man convicted of killing teen in 2003 crash arrested in another DUI. Former Gavin teacher turns himself in. Suburban sufferer of immune deficiency fights for insurance coverage. Cupich to become archbishop today. Car jumps curb, runs into Fox River Grove bank. Blackhawks’ Foley walks, talks among greats.

  • Route 59 crash in Hoffman Estates sends one to hospital Nov 18, 2014 1:34 PM
    Hoffman Estates police have reopened Route 59 at Golf Road after a multivehicle crash this morning, authorities said. One person was injured and taken to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates for treatment.

  • Higgins Road in Schaumburg reopens after crash Nov 18, 2014 11:24 AM
    Higgins Road at North Martingale Road in Schaumburg was reopened to traffic late this morning after a two-vehicle crash took out a traffic signal early in the day. Police said no one was injured in the 5:45 a.m. crash, which caused a vehicle to knock down a signal on the northwest corner of the heavily traveled intersection and snarled traffic there for hours.

  • Pilot dies after crashing into Chicago house Nov 18, 2014 12:55 PM
    A small twin-engine cargo plane crashed into a home on Chicago’s southwest side Tuesday, killing the pilot but sparing a couple who were asleep just inches away. The Aero Commander 500-B slammed nose-down into the front of the home around 2:40 a.m., punching through the ground floor into the basement and leaving about a third of the aircraft, including the tail, sticking straight out of the red-brick home.

  • Archbishop Cupich speaks of protecting children, holding others accountable Nov 19, 2014 9:16 AM
    Blase Cupich became the archbishop of Chicago on Tuesday after his predecessor handed him a bishop's staff and relinquished the chair that symbolizes the leadership of the nation's third-largest diocese. During a Mass at Holy Name Cathedral, the transfer of power was completed as Cardinal Francis George, who is battling cancer, stepped aside to retire after being the spiritual leader of more than 2 million Catholics since 1997.

  • What's your one word for this cold weather? Nov 19, 2014 12:59 PM
    With this recent round of unseasonably cold weather, we wondered what one word you would use to describe the conditions. Photojournalist Bob Chwedyk hit the streets to find out what your word would be.

  • Chicago man resentenced in 2010 Wheeling rape Nov 18, 2014 7:43 PM
    Matthew Schaffer, 35, whose 2011 rape conviction was overturned by the Illinois Appellate Court, pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated criminal sexual assault. In exchange for his guilty plea, Schaffer, who originally was sentenced to 30 years for rape and home invasion, was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

  • Dawn Patrol: Wirewalker Wallenda in St. Charles; Bears get win Nov 17, 2014 5:47 AM
    Nik Wallenda visits St. Charles church. Naperville North students shave their heads for cancer research. Ingleside man accused in chases last week improving in hospital. David Schwimmer visits Mundelein High. Cautious optimism over Bears win. Much more optimism over Hawks win.

  • Cold will linger throughout the week, meteorologists say Nov 17, 2014 6:25 PM
    A weather system bringing in the coldest air of the season into the region also is expected to deliver a massive lake-effect snowfall east of the Great Lakes.

  • Cupich’s homily: helping poor, reforming immigration Nov 17, 2014 10:02 PM
    The process of installing a bishop as the new spiritual leader of more than 2 million Catholics began tonight with three knocks on a cathedral door. Blase Cupich walked up to the front door of Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral for the Rite of Reception. “Many youth have no dreams, no real aspirations, no sustaining hope,” Cupich later said, in praising efforts within the parishes of trying to ease gang tensions with things such as sports.

  • Suburban Catholics see ‘something new’ in Blase Cupich Nov 17, 2014 9:09 PM
    Suburban Catholics feel a mix of hope and nervous anticipation as they look ahead to this week’s historic event — the installation of new Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich. “Something new is coming, and whenever there’s something new, you say, ‘OK, I got comfortable with what was. What’s it going to be like now?’” said Beth Lawrence, of Arlington Heights

  • Cicero landlord convicted of murder in fire deaths Nov 17, 2014 9:04 PM
    A Cicero landlord was found guilty Monday in the deaths of seven people for a Valentine’s Day 2010 apartment building fire that prosecutors said was set for insurance money.

  • New I-90 bridge over Fox: How do you build in a river? Nov 17, 2014 5:11 AM
    At dawn today, wind willing, two hoists will lift a 190,000-pound beam from a waiting truck on the Jane Addams Tollway and heave it onto columns rising about 40 feet above the Fox River in Elgin. Two teams of ironworkers 170 feet apart will chatter on walkie talkies, calibrating the movement of the beam so it's in the right spot at the right time.

  • Cicero landlord on trial for 7 murders in fire Nov 15, 2014 7:38 AM
    A trial is underway of a Cicero landlord charged with murder for a Valentine’s Day 2010 arson fire that killed seven people. Lawrence Myers is charged with seven counts of murder and two counts of aggravated arson for allegedly hiring his building manager, Marion Andre Comier, to set fire to the building in Cicero to collect $250,000 insurance money.

  • Free help available as insurance sign-ups begin Nov 15, 2014 7:41 AM
    Free help signing up for health insurance is available at many locations throughout Illinois as a three-month enrollment period begins under the Affordable Care Act. Trained enrollment counselors will be visiting a wellness fair at the South Shore Cultural Center in Chicago on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event also will feature healthy holiday cooking tips and recipes provided by Le Cordon Bleu and the Illinois Restaurant Association. In East St. Louis, enrollment assistance will be offered Saturday at the State Street Center and Shining Light Missionary Church. In Belleville, enrollment counselors plan to visit Christian Conqueror Church. In Madison, consumers can look for help at Bethel AME Church. The Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation is organizing the outreach in that part of the state.

  • Dawn Patrol: 3 teachers charged in sex abuse case; Bulls’ Rose injured Nov 14, 2014 6:19 AM
    Three Lake County teachers facing misdemeanor charges alleging they failed to report a Gavin School District 37 instructor accused of molesting a student. 3 hurt in Antioch crash. Schaumburg reviewing old murder case. St. Viator fine arts dept. getting $3M renovation. Geneva Wood award given to Rotary Club president. Derrick Rose --- oh, no.

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