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  • llinois St rallies to beat New Hampshire 21-18 and advance Dec 20, 2014 5:18 PM
    Illinois State scored 15 unanswered points in the fourth quarter as the fifth-seeded Redbirds rallied for a 21-18 win over top-seeded New Hampshire in the FCS semifinals on Saturday. Tre Roberson scored on a 47-yard run midway through the fourth quarter to give Illinois State (13-1) the lead and Jon-Marc Anderson ran in the two-point conversion.

  • Volunteer’s cookies fetch $75,000 for Boys & Girls Club of Dundee Twp. Dec 20, 2014 7:25 AM
    A batch of 500 cookies were auctioned off at a stunning $75,000 to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Dundee Township. “They are that good,” said Tom Roeser of Otto Engineering, who made the winning bid. But anyone who knows Roeser also knows it’s all about the businessman’s commitment to the betterment of local youth, says baker Barbara Ferguson. “It’s just wonderful what he did,” she said.

  • Palatine Marine feted at former school Dec 20, 2014 5:10 PM
    Phil and Ann Kwiatkowski got one of the best Christmas presents parents with a child in the military can receive. Their oldest son Stephen ended his four-year hitch in the U.S. Marine Corps after two tours in Afghanistan and is back home in Palatine. "It's the only gift any of us need," Phil Kwiatkowski said.

  • Celebrating Palatine High girls cross country excellence at French Market Dec 20, 2014 3:36 PM
    After going on a jaunt with a running club, Palatine High School’s girls cross country team gathered where they finished at the downtown French Market in the village train station for a celebration of state and national achievements Saturday. The team took second in the Illinois High School Association’s Class 3A cross country championships in Peoria in November. The Pirates placed 12th in a 22-team field in a Nike national cross country competition in Portland, Oregon, this month.

  • Two dozen injured in megabus crash in Indiana Dec 20, 2014 6:20 PM
    A double-decker bus headed from Chicago to Atlanta slid off a highway in southern Indiana and rolled onto its side early Saturday, injuring 24 people, authorities said. The bus, operated by Megabus and carrying 68 passengers, veered off the road at around 5:30 a.m. on Interstate 65 in Seymour, State Police Trooper Clifton Elston said.

  • Sandra Pihos to make bid for College of DuPage seat Dec 20, 2014 7:11 AM
    While her tenure as a state representative is coming to an end, Sandra Pihos says she wants to continue to serve the public. So the Glen Ellyn Republican is running for a spot on the College of DuPage board of trustees. She’s already filed her nomination papers to get on the April 7 ballot. “I’m not going to let grass grow under my feet because there’s so many things that need to be done,” said Pihos, whose last day as a state representative is Jan. 13. “I want to continue to be involved.”

  • Believe Project: $100 to help a boy who lost a leg in train accident Dec 20, 2014 7:31 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Barbara Lightner of Arlington Heights, who wants to help an 11-year-old boy who lost his leg in a train accident.

  • Northwestern rallies to defeat W. Michigan 67-61 Dec 20, 2014 5:15 PM
    Tre Demps scored 17 points and Northwestern beat Western Michigan 67-61 on Saturday afternoon. Nathan Taphorn and Bryant McIntosh added 10 points apiece for the Wildcats, who rebounded from a loss to another MAC team, Central Michigan, on Wednesday. Tucker Haymond scored 12 points and Connar Tava and David Brown added 11 apiece for the Broncos, who led by three at halftime.

  • Stuck cows a recurring problem for Utah canyons Dec 20, 2014 10:27 PM
    National monument in Utah seeks new ways to deal with cows that become stuck in slot canyons

  • Chicago mayor’s teenage son mugged near home Dec 20, 2014 6:10 PM
    A spokeswoman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the mayor’s 17-year-old son was mugged near the family’s home. Spokeswoman Kelley Quinn said Saturday that the mayor’s son, Zach, had “injuries that required medical treatment but was able to join the family for a long planned trip.” She says the mayor is focused on his son’s well-being and requested the news media respect the family’s privacy. The mayor and his family were headed for a vacation in Chile this weekend.

  • Wheeling scores second-place Erb finish Dec 20, 2014 6:13 PM
    With Metea Valley holding a commanding 44-point lead heading into the final round, the closest battle was going to be for second place Saturday at the 51st Annual Rus Erb Wrestling Tournament. The Mustangs rolled to the championship of the powerful 17-team tourney at Glenbrook South with 200.5 points. And Wheeling came through when the chips were down as the Wildcats overcame Oswego 141 to 138.5 to take home the runner-up trophy. Carmel Catholic wound up placing sixth with 119 points as the Corsairs had a very strong showing with four wrestlers reaching the championship match.

  • College of DuPage votes to keep operating property tax levy flat Dec 19, 2014 5:30 AM
    College of DuPage trustees voted Thursday to keep their operating property tax levy flat for taxypayers next year.“It’s the same levy that was filed last year will be filed again this year for the operating levy,” said Tom Glaser, the college’s senior vice president of administration and its treasurer.

  • Brown had the power to prevent being shot Dec 19, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Rolling Meadows letter to the editor: When will the law become the law that people follow? The recent riots in Ferguson, Mo., resulted from a crime. Michael Brown broke the law when he performed a strong-armed robbery and assaulted the shop owner, then assaulted a police officer in his squad car. Those are crimes.

  • Obama team going the wrong direction Dec 19, 2014 5:01 AM
    An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: If the Obama administration were a football team, they would be losing by three touchdowns going into the fourth quarter. But instead of trying to score points, they try to destroy the stadium.

  • Minorities have made tremendous gains Dec 19, 2014 5:01 AM
    An Inverness letter to the editor: After a long struggle, the promise of the great, liberating 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments was fulfilled 50 years ago by passage of bipartisan-supported, far-reaching civil rights legislation, strengthened and vigorously enforced by every successive administration.

  • Accept responsible terminal proposal Dec 19, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Grayslake letter to the editor: As outlined in Grayslake Village Board and Lake County Board documents, Saia Inc.has directly addressed local concerns, apparently to the unanimous satisfaction of the Grayslake Village Board.

  • Bears need to clean house from top to bottom Dec 19, 2014 5:18 AM
    The Chicago Bears overpaid Jay Cutler and now the organization needs to be held accountable. Mike North believes a full house cleaning is in order.

  • California towns ban bullhooks for elephants Dec 19, 2014 6:32 AM
    The circus will stop coming to Oakland in a few years after a tool used by elephant handlers was banned in the city.

  • Fine Line art center offers day to explore classes Dec 19, 2014 10:39 AM
    If you need a change of pace after the holidays, give yourself the gift of a fun day trying out a variety of art classes at the annual Exploration Day on Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles.

  • Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity winner in car raffle Dec 19, 2014 10:47 AM
    St. Charles car dealer has the holiday spirit. Fox Valley Buick/GMC, 1421 Main St., St. Charles, will give away a new $23,000 car Saturday, Dec. 13, to help Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery provide affordable housing.

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