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  • ‘I couldn’t stop thinking about having another loss. I couldn’t go through it again’ Sep 22, 2014 8:41 AM
    Just three months after losing their daughter at 20 weeks of pregnancy, Marybel and Matt Shen found out they were having another baby. They were extremely cautious - as were their doctors - but their son was born much too early too. Now the couple will celebrate their children's lives in the Walk to Remember.

  • ‘She is perfect, too perfect for this world’ Sep 22, 2014 8:42 AM
    Maureen Mena's "pleasant" pregnancy should have brought her a perfect daughter. But during what seemed like labor just a week before her due date, Mena felt the last movements of her Aida Catalina. Mena will honor her daughter by joining the Walk to Remember.

  • ‘Here we were, facing the hardest decision of our lives’ Sep 22, 2014 8:43 AM
    Not once but twice during her pregnancy, Jen Willford and her husband were faced with deciding whether to risk the lives of some of their triplets in the hopes of saving others. Ultimately, they lost their identical twin boys, but the twins' fraternal sister is thriving. The family, which has added another daughter, will honor the boys in A Walk to Remember.

  • Nursing home neglect trial challenges shell company transfers Sep 22, 2014 8:11 AM
    Juanita Jackson died in July 2003, five weeks after she was removed from a Florida nursing home where her family said continual neglect led to multiple bedsores, malnutrition and a fall that injured her head. Trying to collect a $110 million verdict against two nursing home companies has led her family on a four-year odyssey through a maze of private-equity firms and shell companies to a bankruptcy court trial set to begin today.

  • Sheriff: Wisconsin boy shoots father while hunting Sep 22, 2014 8:31 AM
    Marathon County authorities say an 11-year-old boy has accidentally shot his father while hunting. Sheriff’s Lt. Randy Albert tells Stevens Point Journal Media that the boy mistook his father for a turkey on Sunday and shot him in the upper left area of his chest.

  • Tycoon’s $85M Beverly Hills home targets ultra-rich Sep 22, 2014 8:18 AM
    The eight-bedroom, 15-bath Beverly Hills, California, mansion has $5,600 toilets, a wall of caramel onyx and an 18-seat screening room with doors clad in Italian lizard skin. Asking price: $85 million. Rapper Jay Z has taken two tours of the hillside aerie with views that sweep from downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean. The estate was developed by Bruce Makowsky, who made his fortune selling handbags through department stores and the QVC television channel.

  • Sugar Grove rallies around ill former library director Sep 22, 2014 9:21 AM
    Sugar Grove residents are rallying around former library director Beverly Holmes Hughes as she battles malignant brain cancer.

  • ‘We know his brother is watching over him’ Sep 22, 2014 8:44 AM
    Jennifer and John Beckman were expecting twin sons when doctors no longer could hold off Jennifer's pre-term labor. Adam and Ryan fought and grew for six weeks until an intestinal infection took Adam. The couple will walk with Ryan, now a year old, in Adam's honor in the Walk to Remember.

  • Man gets detention breaking into police station instead of school Sep 22, 2014 11:38 AM
    olice say a man who thought he was breaking into a Vermont school actually got into the local police station. WFFF-TV reports the man, identified as 59-year-old John Dettor of Washington, D.C., told police he wanted a warm place to stay.

  • Bear suspected of killing hiker in New Jersey Sep 22, 2014 11:38 AM
    Authorities believe a black bear attacked and killed a hiker in a northern New Jersey nature preserve. West Milford police say five friends from Edison, New Jersey, were hiking in the Apshawa Preserve when they encountered the bear on Sunday. Police say the group became frightened and ran in different directions. They noticed one member was missing when they regrouped.

  • Governor confident ambush suspect will be caught Sep 22, 2014 11:38 AM
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett says he’s confident the survivalist charged in a deadly ambush at a police barracks will be caught. Corbett discussed the manhunt for 31-year-old Eric Frein at a news conference Monday.

  • Turkish forces clash with Kurds trying to cross into Syria Sep 22, 2014 11:39 AM
    Turkish troops fired teargas to disperse scores of people seeking to cross the border into Syria, where Kurds are struggling to repel an onslaught by Islamic State militants. Live footage from Turkey’s border with Syria on SkyNews Arabia showed troops in anti-riot gear deploying water-cannon trucks against protesters,

  • Charity garage sale Saturday in Arlington Hts. Sep 22, 2014 11:24 AM
    The “Truly Priceless Garage Sale,” which over the last nine years has raised almost $17,000 for charities, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at 303 N. Hickory Ave., Arlington Heights.

  • Meter installation refusal comes at a cost Sep 22, 2014 11:42 AM
    An Illinois utility said customers who refuse to have an electricity meter installed will see an additional $20 monthly fee on their bills. Ameren Illinois said the so-called smart meters, which transmit details about power usage, enable the utility to pinpoint outage problems and fix them faster.

  • Outdoor classroom brings new dimension to students in Inverness Sep 22, 2014 10:55 AM
    At Holy Family Catholic Academy in Inverness, recess has taken on a whole new meaning with the innovative Outdoor Classroom project, installed over the summer on the 20-acre campus of the church and school. “It’s fun,” says fourth-grader Bryson Turner of Lake Zurich. “We got to design our own garden and now we’re taking out weeds and moving mulch.”

  • Dawn Patrol: Hypothermia killed man; woman with autism missing Sep 22, 2014 5:41 AM
    Naperville man who went missing in S. Dakota died from hypothermia; Glen Ellyn police search for missing autistic woman; Wheeling man crashes into parked car, lamp post, spa; woman injured after being pinned in car near West Dundee; beginners shine at annual Fox Valley Marathon; Naperville celebrates 20th annual Harvest Pow Wow; Bears must move Jets’ monster trucks

  • 10 stories you may have missed this weekend Sep 22, 2014 9:36 AM
    What you may have missed this weekend: Sugar Grove teen goes from superfan to activist; Cardinal Francis George says he feels relief after successor picked; Naperville man missing South Dakota died of hypothermia; Hoffman Estates firefighters manage to get out of Mexico after hurricane; Burt Constable talks to an author who is all about pumpkins; a Palatine woman shoots burglar in her condo; Iowa man charged after road rage incident in Volo; and suburban marching bands compete at Wheeling High School.

  • Hear Halloween stories that make you jump Sep 22, 2014 12:22 PM
    Experience Halloween beyond trick-or-treating, costumes, and pumpkin carving this year. Instead, celebrate Ray Bradbury’s favorite holiday with some of the most recognized ghost stories, macabre fables, and creepy tales told on the historic Genesee Theatre stage.

  • Kevin bacon turns 6 degrees to $70,000 as schools pay for stars Sep 22, 2014 12:01 PM
    Hundreds of University of South Florida screaming students rose as the 56-year-old actor took the stage to discuss philanthropy, social engagement and the pastime he inspired: “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.”“It’s 1994 and I’m just out there minding my own business, making movies and trying to support my family and all of a sudden people start talking to me about this game,” said Bacon,

  • Annual coat drive, Stand Down event provide services and benefits to veterans Sep 22, 2014 12:13 PM
    With fall comes football, cooler temperatures and the annual effort to assist Lake County veterans in-need, known as a Stand Down.

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