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  • New generation now operating Natchez cemetery Dec 21, 2014 12:01 AM
    Into their hands: Third generation takes over at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery

  • Bensenville offers help in return for annexation Dec 18, 2014 5:30 AM
    After losing hundreds of homes to O’Hare International Airport expansion, Bensenville wants to increase its residential tax base. Meanwhile, the White Pines subdivision near the village has an aging water delivery system that needs to be replaced. So Bensenville officials are proposing a deal that they believe could benefit both the village and White Pines’ residents --- although some of the homeowners aren’t so sure.

  • McDonald’s in Japan limits orders of fries Dec 18, 2014 5:57 AM
    Only small fries with that? McDonald’s in Japan is limiting the serving size of fries as stocks run short due to labor disruptions on the U.S. West Coast. McDonald’s began rationing its fries Wednesday morning.

  • Congress passing bills not knowing details Dec 18, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: Why do we work these important decisions under the cover of darkness and at the final hour? Answer: Our broken legislative system, both the House and Senate, do not consider the details of the bill. They negotiate decisions without details.

  • A clarification on the local Ebola scare Dec 18, 2014 5:01 AM
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: In the Dec. 10 Your Views section, Mark Scales of Libertyville demonstrated in his comments, titled “Hospital scare deserved more focus,” that he did not realize the recent Ebola scare was not at Northwest Community Hospital, but at an NCH doctors office on Rand Road in Arlington Heights.

  • TSA chief: Travelers from some nations targeted Dec 18, 2014 6:56 AM
    The Transportation Security Administration needed an exemption from new Obama administration rules restricting racial profiling by the government so the TSA could target travelers for extra scrutiny based on their nationality and gender, the head of the agency said.

  • Report: Naperville doctor charged for having sex with patients Dec 18, 2014 7:01 AM
    A Naperville doctor is charged for having sex with three of his patients, the Chicago Tribune s reporting. Dr. Haohua Yang, 50, surrendered to police after he was charged for having sex with patients between 2012 and 2014, the report said.

  • Naperville debating future of north downtown Dec 18, 2014 5:30 AM
    Discussions have begun in Naperville about the future of the few blocks immediately north of downtown, which could remain largely residential or take on a more commercial feel. "The basic point is what's going to happen with that part of the world," Council member Joseph McElroy said. "What I believe this part of the world should be is medium density residential development, not high-intensity commercial."

  • Open your heart and home to a feline this holiday season Dec 18, 2014 8:53 AM
    During the Christmas holidays some shelters promote their animals with disabilities for “Home 4 The Holidays,” and draw big on the emotional appeal and that response.

  • Britain’s message for UAE visit: Nice, not naughty Dec 18, 2014 6:15 AM
    Britain wants to make sure its citizens are more nice than naughty while soaking up the Persian Gulf sun this holiday season. A social media campaign by British Embassy staff in the United Arab Emirates running this week is a play on the classic poem “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” and includes travel advice aimed at keeping unwitting Britons out of trouble.

  • U.S. talking oil exports just when world needs it least Dec 18, 2014 6:12 AM
    The U.S. Congress is talking about allowing unfettered oil exports for the first time in almost four decades. Its timing couldn’t be worse. “If they dropped the export ban today, how much crude would get exported?” Harold York, vice president of integrated energy research at WoodMac “I say none."

  • Beijing to get third airport to reduce congestion, delays Dec 18, 2014 6:43 AM
    China has green-lighted a third airport for the capital Beijing in a bid to reduce congestion and chronic delays, state media reported Wednesday.

  • Dawn Patrol: Suburban Cuban-Americans hope to renew family ties; Bears bench Cutler Dec 18, 2014 5:49 AM
    Fear wins out as Sony caves to threats. Suburban Cuban-Americans hope to renew family ties. Gold dropped in Libertyville Salvation Army kettle. Naperville theater owner released on $25,000 bail. Two Elgin men accused of armed violence. Park Ridge man charged with child porn possession. Bears bench Cutler vs. Lions.

  • Turkey’s president not fit for office Dec 18, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has recently stated that women are not equal to men and that the true purpose of a woman is to be a mother. “It is against nature,” he said on why women are not equal to men. This is outrageous.

  • We’re a society crippled by caffeine Dec 18, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: When walking down the street or through the halls of a school, you’ll see several caffeinated drinks in people’s hands. Nowadays people seem solely dependent on coffee and other caffeinated drinks to function on a daily basis, and this doesn’t seem like a positive trend.

  • Don’t surrender reason to religious extremists Dec 18, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Mundelein letter to the editor: I would like to respond to Robert Clark’s Nov. 30 letter titled “Message of religion went off track.” Looking at the history of most religions, one finds an unfortunate record of atrocities.

  • Bartlett nurse-to-be, Elgin minister credited with saving truck driver Dec 18, 2014 5:30 AM
    John “Jack” Dempsey learned he beat cancer four days before suffering a massive heart attack behind the wheel of a semi. The 75-year-old truck driver survived, thanks to a Bartlett nursing student who gave CPR and an Elgin minister who worked to free him from the trailer. “I was fighting for him and with him,” says Jenny Golden, who plans to graduate from nursing school in May.

  • Barrington 220 nearing $2.35 million land acquisition deal Dec 18, 2014 5:30 AM
    Barrington Area Unit School District 220 has until the end of the year to finalize a $2.35 million deal to buy 21 acres of open land across Hart Road from Barrington High School. The school board this week authorized a 15-day extension of the deadline.

  • Santa touched by S. Elgin special needs students’ unselfishness Dec 18, 2014 5:30 AM
    Elgin school bus driver Greg Stout not only does he get to play Santa Claus, but he gets to share it with special needs students who are the epitome of unselfishness. "I like coming to the special needs class because these kids never want anything for themselves,” he said.

  • Elgin trash fees to stay flat in 2015 Dec 18, 2014 5:30 AM
    Elgin residents won’t see increases in refuse rates starting Jan. 1, contrary to what city officials had anticipated. The Elgin City Council adopted its $290.5 million budget for 2015 on Wednesday night after about two months of discussion and staff presentations. The refuse rate freeze, approved unanimously, was proposed by Councilman Terry Gavin.

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