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  • What about when Dems run Congress? Nov 26, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Geneva letter to the editor: Since the Nov. 4 election all I’m hearing is how Congress must now work together. How come I never hear that kind of comment when the Democrats control one or more of the houses?

  • COD board needed smoked salmon? Nov 26, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Naperville letter to the editor: I applaud the Daily Herald for running the story about a COD trustee “biting back.” COD Trustees spent thousands of our taxpayer dollars on meals for themselves, and Ms. McGuire tries to justify it by saying it is only 0.00017 percent of their $187 million operating budget. Really?

  • Upside to Obama’s immigration action Nov 26, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: While many are angered over President Obama’s recent unveiling of his plans for immigration reform, I believe that we should take a step back and look at the positive side of this action.

  • Editorial: The importance of open communications in police relations Nov 26, 2014 7:15 AM
    Suburban communities need to open the door for communication with minority groups and seek more diverse police forces in the wake of the Ferguson troubles, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • Dawn Patrol: Thanksgiving travel tips; Man gets 24 years in fatal crash Nov 26, 2014 5:40 AM
    Thanksgiving travel tips for picture-perfect reunions. $2 million bail for Ingleside teen accused in police chase. Mundelein man gets 24 years for causing fatal 2012 crash. Lindenhurst man killed in crash on Route 120 near Lakemoor. Obama takes on Chicago hecklers over immigration policy. Elgin continues to test police cameras in light of Ferguson. Lions’ defense big challenge for Bears.

  • Obamacare gets almost half-million customers in first week Nov 26, 2014 9:57 AM
    About 462,000 people signed up for Obamacare coverage in the first week the federal enrollment system was open for business, the government said today, confirming a turnaround for the program in its second year. The government released the first of what it said would be weekly snapshots of health insurance sign-ups for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Enrollment in plans began Nov. 15 and ends Feb. 15.

  • Facebook threats go to high court in hip-hop free-speech case Nov 26, 2014 9:57 AM
    Anthony Elonis went to prison after writing Facebook messages suggesting he might kill his wife. Now his case is before the U.S. Supreme Court, which will consider for the first time how free-speech rights apply on social media. Elonis, who cites singer Eminem as an inspiration, says his messages were rap lyrics that weren’t intended as threats and deserve protection as speech.

  • Study: Kids do better when they go to preschool all day Nov 26, 2014 9:57 AM
    Full-day preschool may prepare children better for learning and social development than part- time programs, new research showed, bolstering the case for putting kids in classrooms at younger ages. The findings from a study of 982 low-income and ethnic- minority 3- and 4-year-olds, enrolled in Chicago’s Child-Parent Center Education Program, are reported in today’s issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

  • Elk Grove nonprofit CEO makes a difference in the community Nov 26, 2014 10:45 AM
    A college English major, Kenneth Young Center CEO Mitchell Bruski so loved literature that he went to work for a bookstore after graduation. But it was through conversations with other book-lovers about the stories contained in those pages that he learned about his true passion in life. “The things I liked about literature was that it dealt with the human condition. Rather than doing it secondhand, I thought maybe it’s better to do it firsthand."

  • U.S. new home sales up 0.7 percent in October Nov 26, 2014 9:45 AM
    Sales of new U.S. homes edged up modestly in October, led by a big jump in activity in the Midwest. New home sales advanced 0.7 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 458,000, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. That October increase a smaller 0.4 percent gain in September and put sales at the highest point since May.

  • North Central art exhibit to open in December Nov 26, 2014 11:32 AM
    Naperville’s North Central College will showcase a collection of artwork by Matthew Litteken in an exhibit titled “And, And & And” Dec. 14 through Feb. 5.

  • Peacock principal gets soaked to raise money for new mascot costume Nov 26, 2014 11:32 AM
    The principal at Itasca's Peacock Middle School accepted a challenge from his students that imnvolved a simple deal: If they raised more than $100 for a new mascot costume they could dump really cold water over his head. Here's what happened ...

  • Illinois gives $4.5M food banks for modernization Nov 26, 2014 11:39 AM
    The state is giving nearly $4.5 million to eight food banks across Illinois for modernization. Gov. Pat Quinn announced the money Wednesday. His office says the food banks help nearly 2 million people. The money comes from a capital fund.

  • Lincoln museum in Springfield opens new exhibit Nov 26, 2014 11:39 AM
    A new exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln library in Springfield lets visitors see the Gettysburg Address, Emancipation Proclamation and Thirteenth Amendment in one room. The exhibit “Undying Words: Lincoln 1858-1865” opened last weekend and runs through February 2016. The exhibit includes the bloodstained gloves Lincoln was carrying when he was assassinated and the bed where he died.

  • Elgin woman dedicated to helping young volunteers Nov 26, 2014 1:00 PM
    Judy Cabrera says one of the most rewarding things about running the Youth United Way program in Elgin is seeing her high school mentees carry the volunteerism torch into their adult life. “I think every person who volunteers, they learn as much as they give,” said Cabrera, who co-founded the group in 1997. “There’s such a wonderful trade off.”

  • Child’s Voice teacher helps empower kids with hearing loss Nov 26, 2014 1:00 PM
    Last Thanksgiving, 4-year-old Aryan Patel stood up at his family’s dinner table and told everyone he was thankful for his food and family. While not an unusual scenario for many families, it was at that moment that Angela Chaudhari and her husband, Alpesh Patel, realized they would be forever grateful to HYPERLINK "https://www.childsvoice.org/live/index.php"Child’s Voice School teacher Cheryl Borden.

  • Bartlett police ramp up traffic enforcement for Thanksgiving Nov 26, 2014 12:57 PM
    Bartlett police will devote 70 extra patrol hours to enforcing the rules of the road over the Thanksgiving weekend. Bartlett’s participation in the Illinois Department of Transportation’s DUI and Seat Belt Enforcement campaign continues through Sunday. The initiative started Monday and was funded by a state grant.

  • While holiday shopping, don’t forget your dog Nov 26, 2014 1:22 PM
    The Christmas season is upon us. While you are out shopping for yourself and family, don't forget about your dog.

  • Barrington Countryside Fire accepting Toys for Tots donations Nov 26, 2014 1:33 PM
    The Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District will accept donations for the Toys for Tots collection drive at their fire stations from now through Dec. 15. “Our organization believes strongly in giving back to the community. We are proud to partner with the Marines to make the holidays brighter for children in need,” Battalion Chief Scott Motisi said.

  • Naperville Men’s Glee Club plans two holiday concerts Nov 26, 2014 12:43 PM
    The Naperville Men’s Glee Club will perform two holiday concerts in early December.

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