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Elgin rally against hate urges residents to 'Be an Upstander'
By Elena Ferrarin
Aug 18, 2017 7:36 PM
More than 250 people attended a rally Friday in downtown Elgin that had a clear message: hate has no place there.
Cubs don't expect Jon Lester to miss much time with lat strain
By John Dietz
Aug 18, 2017 6:55 PM
The Chicago Cubs placed ace pitcher Jon Lester on the 10-day disabled list, but the team is hopeful he won't miss much time.
After massive flooding, Murphy Elementary in Round Lake to open Monday
By Doug T. Graham
Aug 18, 2017 6:06 PM
Murphy Elementary School in Round Lake Park will welcome students Monday, about a month after floodwater damaged the building's lower level.
Rauner extends tax credit for Aurora, Elgin riverfront revitalizations
By Marie Wilson
Aug 18, 2017 5:38 PM
Gov. Bruce Rauner visited Aurora on Friday to extend a state tax credit that helps revitalize historic riverfront buildings.
Eclipse traffic jams? States have been working for months to avoid them
By Terena Bell
Aug 18, 2017 10:57 AM
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. -- For months, state highway officials from 14 states have been meeting regularly via conference call to plan for -- or more importantly try to head off -- what could be the largest traffic jam in U.S. history Monday, when an estimated 200 million people will be within a day's drive of the path of the first total solar eclipse in 99 years. The roughly 70-mile-wide path of totality -- where the moon will block 100 percent of the sun -- stretches from Oregon to South Carolina.
A pop culture guide to the eclipse: From Bugs Bunny to the Simpsons
By Julie Zauzmer
Aug 18, 2017 10:23 AM
If you're eagerly counting the days until the first eclipse to cross America in 99 years (or possibly until the end of the world), you might be amping up your eclipse excitement by reading the lofty prose of writers of yore or contemplating early 20th-century paintings.
Dawn Patrol: Prospect community loves the Bears; Schaumburg murder charge
By Sara Hooker and Lee Filas
Aug 18, 2017 6:03 AM
Community comes out for Bears at Prospect High stadium. Glendale Heights man charged with murder in Schaumburg shooting. State Rep. Andersson: No room for moderate voices in the statehouse. No one alive has seen a total eclipse anywhere in Illinois. Daughter of Willow Creek senior pastor on with Oprah. Streamwood man charged with aggravated battery in case of mistaken identity. Engineers: More tests needed to determine fixes for Naperville bell tower. Trial date set in Lake in the Hills Sanitary District dispute with the county.
'Only Living Boy' a pretentious, emotionally barren coming-of-age drama
By Dann Gire
Aug 18, 2017 6:00 AM
British actor Callum Turner stars as an affluent Manhattanite who has an affair with his father's mistress in "The Only Living Boy in New York," an arid drama stuffed with eye-rollingly bad dialogue.
Bears take over Prospect High stadium, and local fans love it
By Eileen O. Daday
Aug 18, 2017 9:22 AM
The second annual Bears Varsity High School Takeover lived up to its billing Thursday as thousands of fans started pouring into Prospect High School's football stadium a full two hours before the Chicago Bears arrived.
Animated 'Corner' depicts heartbreaking horror of Hiroshima
By Alan Zilberman
Aug 18, 2017 9:21 AM
Set against the backdrop of pre-atom-bomb Hiroshima, the Japanese animated film "In This Corner of the World" proceeds under the dreadful weight of what is to come.
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