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Dec 19, 2014
Santa helps Catholic school complete fundraising mission
Chicago Tribune
After an 11-day stint atop the roof of St. Florian, a Catholic school in Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood, Santa is finally coming down. The school, which was slated to close by the Archdiocese of Chicago, designated a parent dressed up as Santa to remain ...

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Dec 19, 2014
Colorado boy, 14, sentenced to 10 years for dad's murder
Chicago Tribune
A 14-year-old Colorado boy who admitted shooting his father dead and concealing the death by calling the man's work for five days to say his dad was ill was sentenced on Thursday to 10 years in prison, prosecutors said. lRelated Neighboring states ...

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Dec 19, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Fighting the new national nightmare: The lone-wolf terrorist
Chicago Tribune
A Pakistani student walks Thursday past a bullet-riddled wall in a school that was attacked this week by Taliban militants in Peshawar, leaving at least 148 dead. Such high-profile terror provides a script for lone-wolf attackers. A Pakistani student walks ...

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Dec 19, 2014
Accenture raises full-year revenue forecast after strong first quarter
Chicago Tribune
Consulting and outsourcing company Accenture Plc raised its revenue forecast for fiscal 2015 after contract wins helped the company post better-than-expected first-quarter earnings and revenue. The company said it expects revenue growth of 5-8 percent on ...

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Dec 19, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Uber's fight of California data-sharing rule highlights its bumpy road
Chicago Tribune
Uber argued Thursday that it should not have to turn over ride data in a California regulatory standoff that shows how the transportation service is falling afoul of officials who could threaten its expansion. The issue, which is being heard in a California ...

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Dec 19, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Bulls Game Day: Lead Knicks at half
Chicago Tribune
Jimmy Butler and Aaron Brooks are congratulated by teammates while coming to the bench during a timeout in the first half. Jimmy Butler and Aaron Brooks are congratulated by teammates while coming to the bench during a timeout in the first half.

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Dec 19, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Farewell, Stephen Colbert. (And hello, Stephen Colbert.)
Chicago Tribune
Television personality Stephen Colbert during a taping of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" with U.S. President Barack Obama in Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University. Television personality Stephen Colbert during a taping of Comedy ...

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Dec 19, 2014
Bears regroup and profess support for both Jimmy Clausen and Jay Cutler
Chicago Tribune
The Tribune's Dan Wiederer and Rich Campbell discuss Jay Cutler's benching and Jimmy Clausen's promotion to starting quarterback. The Tribune's Dan Wiederer and Rich Campbell discuss Jay Cutler's benching and Jimmy Clausen's promotion to starting ...

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Dec 19, 2014
2014 Google searches list takes us back — to 2013, 2012, 2011 …
Chicago Tribune
MarySchmichThe shopping, the wrapping, the partying, the parking. Some days it's good to stop and look at trees. Today's column. http://t.co/jAWmxSIvSw. Google this: Mary Schmich's take on 2014 best of searches and lists. The year-end lists are stampeding ...

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Dec 19, 2014
Boys basketball: Holiday scouting, Lake County
Chicago Daily Herald
Local interest: Antioch opens with Chicago Clark, Round Lake opens with Crystal Lake Central, Wauconda opens with Elgin. Wauconda won the tournament in 2012. The field: Other teams include Harvest Christian, North Boone, Marengo, Richmond-Burton, ...

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Dec 19, 2014
Rahm Emanuel defends record on ethics in first term
Chicago Tribune
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday sought to make the case for his first-term record on ethics and pledged to put more information online about bidding for City Hall contracts if he's re-elected. Not mentioned during the question-and-answer session with the ...

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Dec 19, 2014
University of Illinois at Chicago names next chancellor
Chicago Daily Herald
Elgin Area School District U-46 and Hampshire-based Community Unit District 300 are among 26 statewide recipients of $80 million in federal funding for early childhood education programs. More than $226 million in Preschool Development Grants was.

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Dec 18, 2014
Chicago Daily Herald
Santa touched by S. Elgin special needs students' unselfishness
Chicago Daily Herald
Sydney Gajewski, 19, of South Elgin hugs Santa (school bus driver Greg Stout of Elgin) after telling him her wish list during his visit Wednesday to South Elgin High School. Her wish was "Good health and peace for all." Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer.

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Dec 18, 2014
Report: Naperville doctor charged for having sex with patients
Chicago Daily Herald
Fear wins out as Sony caves to threats. Suburban Cuban-Americans hope to renew family ties. Gold dropped in Libertyville Salvation Army kettle. Naperville theater owner released on $25,000 bail. Two Elgin men accused of armed violence. Park Ridge.

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Dec 18, 2014
Chicago Daily Herald
Dawn Patrol: Suburban Cuban-Americans hope to renew family ties; Bears ...
Chicago Daily Herald
Full story. Two Elgin men accused of armed violence. Two Elgin men have been charged with armed violence and other crimes after another 19-year-old man was struck in the face by a bottle. Full story. Park Ridge man charged with child porn possession.

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Dec 18, 2014
Elgin trash fees to stay flat in 2015
Chicago Daily Herald
Elgin residents won't see increases in refuse rates starting Jan. 1, contrary to what city officials had anticipated. The Elgin City Council adopted its $290.5 million budget for 2015 on Wednesday night after about two months of discussion and staff presentations ...

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Dec 18, 2014
January computer classes at Schaumburg library
Chicago Daily Herald
Elgin Area School District U-46 and Hampshire-based Community Unit District 300 are among 26 statewide recipients of $80 million in federal funding for early childhood education programs. More than $226 million in Preschool Development Grants was.

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Dec 18, 2014
Tri-Cities police reports
Chicago Daily Herald
Gladis Liliana Martinez, 23, of the 700 block of Medford Drive, South Elgin, was charged Dec. 5 with retail theft, according to a police report. Store security at Von Maur on the 3800 block of East Main Street observed her take $236 in clothing without paying for ...

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Dec 18, 2014
Larkin presses on, dumps Batavia
Chicago Daily Herald
Larkin snared twice as many rebounds as Batavia in the first half of Wednesday's Upstate Eight River meeting in Elgin, but the Royals didn't pull away for a 71-58 victory until their guards intensified the defensive pressure in the second half. Junior Canaan ...

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Dec 18, 2014
Scouting: Tri-Cities boys basketball holiday tournaments
Chicago Daily Herald
The scoop: York, in its 41st year hosting a boys basketball tournament, has been positioning itself as the suburban place with its expansion to 32 teams last year -- particularly following the dissolution of the Elgin Tournament after 39 years and a Proviso West ...

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