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  • St. James to go on Mission Trip to Orphanage in the Dominican Republic Oct 22, 2014 8:57 AM
    St. James to go on Mission Trip to Orphanage in the Dominican Republic

  • St. Peter Lutheran School Celebrates Its 150th Birthday! Oct 22, 2014 9:08 AM
    St. Peter Lutheran School Celebrates Its 150th Birthday!

  • St. Peter Lutheran School Hosts Annual Pumpkin Night Oct 22, 2014 9:10 AM
    St. Peter Lutheran School Hosts Annual Pumpkin Night

  • St Emily’s Cross Country Teams finish 3rd and 16th in State Oct 22, 2014 9:11 AM
    St Emily’s Cross Country Teams finish 3rd and 16th in State

  • Schaumburg Library Presents From Battlefield to Boardroom with the Colonel Oct 22, 2014 8:54 AM
    Schaumburg Library Presents From Battlefield to Boardroom with the Colonel

  • Debate over ethics of deleting negative reviews Oct 22, 2014 5:45 AM
    Most consumers realize online reviews are not always trustworthy. But a recent magazine column raised new ethical questions about reviews when a traveler said he deleted a complaint after a hotel gave him a 50 percent refund. Did the hotel buy the reviewer’s silence? Or are businesses entitled to ask customers to rescind reviews if amends are made?

  • How big a raise will Social Security recipients get? Oct 22, 2014 7:57 AM
    Millions of older Americans who rely on government benefits are about to find out how much their monthly payments will increase next year. Preliminary figures suggest the annual cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees will be less than 2 percent.

  • Icahn says EBay should pursue PayPal sale now Oct 22, 2014 7:59 AM
    Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn said EBay Inc. should pursue an outright sale of its PayPal unit while progressing on a plan to separate the payments business from its online marketplace.

  • Yahoo pushes back against activist as sales gain Oct 22, 2014 7:58 AM
    Yahoo! Inc. Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer delivered a message yesterday to activist shareholder Starboard Value LP: I’ve got this. Mayer began a defense of her leadership yesterday with a third-quarter earnings report that included sales that topped analysts’ estimates.

  • Ebola victim’s sister says hospital denied request for records Oct 22, 2014 9:50 AM
    The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the United States says the hospital that cared for him has refused for weeks to release lab results showing the effects of an experimental drug treatment, fanning their suspicions that the facility mishandled the case. They believe that information is being withheld, along with additional medical records, by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where Thomas Eric Duncan died Oct. 8.

  • Liberians exiled by Ebola pray for end of outbreak Oct 22, 2014 9:50 AM
    Hundreds of Liberians are stranded in Ghana, separated from their families because of poverty, fear and logistics. Some are waiting for flights to resume after most airlines cancelled flights to Liberia. Others are having trouble navigating or affording the circuitous route back by bus. Many others feel it’s too risky to return home, even if their spouses or children are desperately urging them to.

  • Geneva’s Einck ready to take final swings at state Oct 22, 2014 9:47 AM
    It can get lonely sometimes when you play in singles competition on a high school tennis team. There is no partner nearby to help erase the memories of a poorly struck shot or to offer a congratulatory high five after hitting a baseline winner. Geneva’s Kirby Einck has played at the No. 1 singles position throughout her high school career. However, she has never really been alone on the court.

  • Blackthorn Hill preserve beauty is hidden gem Oct 22, 2014 9:26 AM
    There is a place about five miles northwest of Lake Storey, away from the cities and towns, where you can stand in the middle of a prairie atop a hill and see Illinois the way settlers saw it 300 years ago. As the weather cools and the colors change, the already beautiful Blackthorn Hill Nature Preserve is becoming that much more so.

  • Discover’s 3Q net income up nearly 9 percent Oct 22, 2014 9:22 AM
    Riverwoods-based Discover Financial Services’ third-quarter net income increased nearly 9 percent to beat market expectations. The credit card issuer and lender’s gains were made on increased credit card spending and overall lending. Discover said Tuesday that sales volume for its namesake card increased 5.8 percent and its total loans grew 7.4 percent to $67.4 billion.

  • Johnson & Johnson plans Ebola vaccine testing Oct 22, 2014 9:17 AM
    Johnson & Johnson will begin safety testing in early January on a vaccine combination that could protect people from a strain of the deadly Ebola virus. The health care products maker said Wednesday that the vaccine being developed by its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies protects against an Ebola strain that is “highly similar” to the virus that has triggered the current outbreak in West Africa.

  • Naperville Water Street developer now aiming for November start Oct 22, 2014 9:49 AM
    \The developer of the Water Street District in downtown Naperville says his company wants to break ground in November on the new hospitality destination south of the DuPage River. But changes to proposed plans for the 2.4-acre area along Water Street between Main and Webster streets still haven’t won official clearance.

  • New Barrington District 220 kindergarten plan doesn't make half-days transfer Oct 22, 2014 6:02 AM
    A proposed fee-based full-day kindergarten program at Barrington Area Unit School District 220 no longer would transfer half-day kindergarten students out of the elementary schools, officials said Tuesday.

  • Bartlett traffic gets glowing review despite residents' complaints Oct 22, 2014 8:47 AM
    The results of a traffic study of downtown Bartlett reviewed by trustees Tuesday night contradicts residents' complaints of lengthy delays. “The study challenges that to a certain extent and indicates that the delays that people encounter aren't necessarily unreasonable, so it may an issue of perception, rather than reality,” Trustee Aaron Reinke said.

  • Lake Zurich salutes man and dog for chasing geese to keep Paulus Park clean for 11 years Oct 22, 2014 5:30 AM
    At 80 years young, Bob Warren says he plans to continue volunteering with his dog to chase geese off Lake Zurich's Paulus Park in an effort to keep it clean. He and his Labrador, Mollie, were honored for 11 years of service at Monday's village board meeting.

  • Mt. Prospect asked for $50,000 for centennial celebration Oct 22, 2014 9:56 AM
    Mount Prospect’s Centennial Commission requested seed money from the village for its centennial celebration in 2017. But it is also asking that residents and businesses contribute toward the effort to defray the village’s costs. Commission Co-Chair Jean Murphy, appearing before the village board Tuesday, requested the village authorize the commission to spend up to $50,000.

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