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  • Iowa woman locked up after locked out of home Nov 24, 2014 12:07 PM
    Police: Iowa woman locked out of apartment arrested after re-entry reveals pot plants inside

  • Police: Facebook posts of stolen guns spur arrest Nov 24, 2014 3:31 PM
    Police: New Mexico man posts photos of stolen guns on Facebook, which victim spotted

  • Police: Burglars take money, video system from bar Nov 23, 2014 3:53 PM
    State police say burglars took Pennsylvania bar's surveillance system along with cash

  • Joey Chestnut devours turkey to win eating contest Nov 23, 2014 10:34 PM
    Joey Chestnut devours whole bird to win turkey-eating contest at Foxwoods casino, wins $5,000

  • Window washer survives 11-story drop onto moving car Nov 21, 2014 5:48 PM
    Witnesses described seeing a blue streak and the man’s shadow as he fell and then hearing shattering glass as he hit the car and then rolled onto the ground. The roof of the car, a green Toyota Camry, was smashed in, and the rear windshield shattered.

  • NASA: Comet showered Mars sky with meteors Nov 7, 2014 5:19 PM
    The core of the spinning comet moved by Mars at more than 125,000 mph and could have been as large as 1.2 miles wide, astronomers said. It was not only big, but the dust assault was far larger than NASA anticipated, Green said.

  • Saudi council wants to lift driving ban on women Nov 7, 2014 3:03 PM
    Under the recommendations, only women over 30 would be allowed to drive and they would need permission from a male relative — usually a husband, father or brother — to do so.

  • Top Elgin headlines 50, 75 and 100 years ago Nov 6, 2014 6:24 PM
    Jerry Turnquist looks at the history of Elgin -- through newspaper headlines from 50, 75 and 100 years ago.

  • South Elgin resident celebrates 100th birthday Nov 3, 2014 2:43 PM
    In the year Erie Rosson was born, Woodrow Wilson was president of the United States. Charlie Chaplin made his film debut. World War I was beginning, and Martha, the last passenger pigeon, passed away. Rosson, who celebrated her 100th birthday on Wednesday, Oct. 29, in South Elgin, has seen a lot of changes over her lifetime, but she lives to tell tales of growing up and raising her own family on a farm in Anna, a community 20 minutes east of the Mississippi River in southern Illinois.

  • Custom urns courtesy of 3-D printer Oct 25, 2014 2:02 PM
    A Minnesota startup is using a 3-D printer to create custom urns shaped like objects that were important to the person whose remains they hold.The Eden Prairie-based Foreverence offers urns made with a ceramic material that looks different than the plastic material typically produced by a 3-D printer.

  • Top-secret space plane lands on California coast Oct 17, 2014 7:36 PM
    The X-37B program has been an orphan of sorts, bouncing since its inception in 1999 between several federal agencies, NASA among them. It now resides under the Air Force’s Rapid Capabilities Office. The plane that landed Friday is one of two built by Boeing.

  • Justin Priest, thought to be dead, answers the door Oct 10, 2014 7:19 PM
    The trooper informed them that Justin, a private fisheries biologist in Anchorage, had died in Juneau.The trooper gave them a Juneau police phone number. When the couple called there, an officer said Justin’s car had crashed into a tree at high speed. That didn’t sound like Justin, Karen said. The officer said they investigation was ongoing, which to her implied alcohol use, and that didn’t sound right either, she said.

  • Elgin area veterans are needed for special video project Oct 8, 2014 12:42 PM
    Elgin area veterans are sought for a video that's now in production. The tribute video will feature stories, photos and memorabilia shared by local veterans.

  • Man floating in bubble rescued by Coast Guard Oct 4, 2014 9:41 PM
    The “Hydro Pod” is a large bubble made of 0.11-inch-thick plastic, Baluchi’s website, “Run With Reza” says. The bubble, which he propelled forward by running inside and pushing it with his arms, was housed in a large aluminum-type frame studded at intervals with inflated soccer balls. A man who appears on a video during the bubble’s construction compares it to a hamster wheel.

  • 'Frozen' characters, Ninja Turtles and zombies popular this Halloween Oct 3, 2014 11:29 AM
    The days of cutting holes in your mother's sheets and calling yourself a ghost are over. This Halloween, super heroes and characters from Disney's “Frozen” will most likely be ringing your doorbell, according to Alex Brunello, manager of Spirit Halloween in Palatine.

  • 32 still missing after volcano erupts in Japan Sep 27, 2014 9:26 PM
    Many of those who made it down emerged with clothes and backpacks covered in ash. They reported being engulfed in total darkness for several minutes.Mikio Oguro, an NHK journalist who was on the slope on an unrelated assignment, told the station that he saw massive smoke coming out of the crater, blocking sunlight and reducing visibility to zero.

  • Think you drink a lot? You’d be surprised Sep 25, 2014 1:27 PM
    The top 10 percent of American drinkers — 24 million adults over age 18 — consume, on average, 74 alcoholic drinks per week. That works out to a little more than four-and-a-half 750 ml bottles of Jack Daniels, 18 bottles of wine, or three 24-can cases of beer. In one week.

  • University of Michigan moving centuries-old tree Sep 23, 2014 4:16 PM
    The oak dates to at least 1764, which is 73 years before the university moved from Detroit to Ann Arbor and 60 years before the founding of the city that’s named in honor of the founders’ wives and the natural arbor created by the massive oaks.

  • Book series explores the supernatural in Elgin Sep 23, 2014 4:20 PM
    The Elgin Area Historical Society Museum, located in Old Main on the campus of Elgin Academy, 316 Park St., will be the setting for the formal launch of a six-volume comprehensive overview of the “uncommon” history of the area. “The Uncommon History of Elgin, Illinois and Surrounds” by Michael J. Murschel will be launched at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, with a presentation followed by a question and answer session and book signing.

  • Revisit the Roaring ’20s at Jazz Age Party in the Park Sep 10, 2014 5:55 AM
    It’s the closest you’ll get to partying with F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald in the Fox Valley. On Sunday, Sept. 14, Tri-City Swing, in partnership with the St. Charles Arts Council, is sponsoring a free 1920s-era event, Jazz Age Party in the Park, from noon to 5 p.m. in Pottawatomie Park.

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