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Education | School leaders statewide say no to standardized tests this spring
Nearly 700 school superintendents from the suburbs and across the state are asking the U.S. Department of Education for permission to skip standardized testing this spring.
Illinois | February ends with drop in COVID-19 cases, deathsFor just the second time since late July, state health officials on Sunday reported fewer than 1,250 new and confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19.
News | Even with a stadium, Arlington Park redevelopment likely to have more, like shops, homesOnce in a generation. That's how a marketing brochure describes the redevelopment opportunity that exists on a sprawling 326-acre site that has hosted horse racing for nearly a century in Arlington Heights.
Columns | Constable: Retiring chief went from victim to mall cop to lead investigator on Gliniewicz caseRetiring Round Lake Park Police Chief George Filenko built an impressive career in law enforcement from his years as a Randhurst mall cop and emergency dispatcher to his work on 200 homicides, including the death of Fox Lake police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz in 2015 in a suicide staged to look like murder.
Columns | How a one-two punch of snow and freezing cold created suburban sidewalk debacleDid we just give up on snow shoveling this February? Many suburban sidewalks were impassable a week ago after freezing temperatures and blizzards vanquished homeowners without snowblowers.
News | How the small Highland Avenue Church in Elgin has thrived during the pandemicA look at how one small Elgin church has overcome the separation imparted by the COVID-19 pandemic to become an even stronger community.
Politics | What Arlington trustee candidates think should replace Arlington ParkCandidates for the Arlington Heights village board respond to Daily Herald questions about what should be done in redeveloping the Arlington Park site now that the track is up for sale. Candidates include Rich Baldino, Will Beiersdorf, Jim Bertucci, Will Beiersdorf, Wendy Dunnington, Nicolle Grasse and Jim Tinaglia. The election is April 6. Mail-in balloting begins March 10, with early in-person voting starting shortly after that.
Crime | Murderer of Elgin toddler moves to Crystal Lake areaThe man convicted in 1997 murder of Elgin toddler calls death an "accident," a claim current prosecutor calls "not even remotely" true. He was released from prison Thursday.
Opinion | Spring training 2021: No more picnic-table talksHow We Got The Story: Sports writer Scot Gregor describes how COVID-19 has changed coverage of the Sox and Cubs during spring training.
Columns | Feder: NewsNation relaunches tonight -- but will anybody notice?Six months to the day after WGN America launched a primetime newscast from Chicago, Nexstar Media Group is rebranding the cable network and rolling out three new shows.
News | John Kordek, diplomat who made home in Arlington Heights, dies at 82John Kordek, whose foreign service career took him to meetings with former presidents, a pope and leaders around the world, died earlier this month. The Arlington Heights resident was 82.
Politics | As Trump returns to spotlight, Kinzinger attacks 'politics of fear'On the day former President Donald Trump returned to the public stage for the first time since he left office, one of his most outspoken Republican critics - Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger - released a new video urging viewers to "reject the politics of fear and division."
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An attempt to build snowmen and finding golf balls in the snow are part of The Week in Pictures photo gallery for February 20-26, 2021.
It was a busy and unpredictable couple of weeks and Daily Herald photographers present it in The Week in Pictures for February 6-19, 2021.
Suburbanites were digging out of more snow Tuesday and Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a disaster proclamation for the entire state.
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