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May 26, 2015
Chicago Daily Herald
Palatine screenwriter's work to be on HBO
Chicago Daily Herald
So, what keeps the 56-year-old, Elgin-born, Arlington Heights-raised Mensch motivated to write movies that, until now, no one has wanted to produce? "It's how I process the world," he explained. "I need to write just to make sense of the way I live." There's one ...

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May 26, 2015
10 stories you may have missed over the weekend
Chicago Daily Herald
Officials said the spill occurred when workers at Goldfish Swim School were using chlorine to clean a substance in the pool. 7. The owner of an Elgin bar suing the city to halt the redevelopment of the neighboring Tower Building now says the city is trying to ...

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May 26, 2015
Chicago Daily Herald
Dawn Patrol: Hawks' comeback fails with OT loss; Bartlett High honors 'Choff'
Chicago Daily Herald
Members of Kyle Kirchhoff's family paint the spirit rock at Bartlett High School in the school's colors, in memory of him, as friend Kyle Zelinsky watches. Kirchhoff died Saturday at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, having been impaled after falling from a catwalk.

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May 26, 2015
Malaysian police find a corpse in abandoned jungle camp
Chicago Daily Herald
BUKIT WANG BURMA, Malaysia -- Malaysian authorities have found one corpse as they started digging for bodies at an abandoned jungle camp used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand. The discovery came as forensics teams began the grim ...

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May 26, 2015
Egypt allows Gazans to return home through border crossing
Chicago Daily Herald
RAFAH, Gaza Strip -- Egypt has opened its border with the Gaza Strip to allow stranded Palestinians to return home. Tuesday's opening was the first time the Rafah border crossing has operated since March. The director of the Hamas-controlled side of the ...

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May 26, 2015
Rauner names new Illinois National Guard adjutant general
Chicago Daily Herald
CHICAGO -- Gov. Bruce Rauner has named Brig. Gen. Richard J. Hayes Jr. as adjutant general of the Illinois National Guard. The 51-year-old from Chatham has served as the Illinois Guard's deputy and assistant adjutant general since June 2013.

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May 26, 2015
Indianapolis mayor to be grand marshal of Pride parade
Chicago Daily Herald
INDIANAPOLIS -- The mayor of Indianapolis who backed the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender community amid the uproar over Indiana's religious objections law has been named grand marshal of a parade celebrating the group. Indy Pride announced last ...

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May 26, 2015
Boys volleyball scoreboard: Monday's results
Chicago Daily Herald
Geneva regional. St. Charles East d. South Elgin 25-19, 25-14. Wheaton Academy d. Elgin 25-11, 25-19. *. Elk Grove regional. Maine West d. Senn 25-5, 25-9. Niles North d. CICS Northtown 25-15, 25-10. *. At Niles West. Meadows d. Niles west 25-8, 25-6.

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May 26, 2015
Baseball scoreboard: Monday's results
Chicago Daily Herald
Class 4A Lake Zurich regional play-in. At Grayslake North. GRAYSLAKE NORTH 2, DEERFIELD 1. Deerfield 010 000 0 --1-5-0. Grayslake North 001 000 1 --2-11-1. 2B: GN: Gentile. WP: Schaefer. *. Class 4A DeKalb regional. elgin 10, rockford jefferson 5.

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May 26, 2015
Teen injured in alcohol-related crash, Elk Grove police say
Chicago Daily Herald
A 17-year-old driver was injured Sunday night when he struck a tree while under the influence of alcohol, police said. The crash happened around 11:12 p.m. at Cypress Lane and Reverend Morrison Boulevard, according to Elk Grove Village police.

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May 26, 2015
Local Roundup: Will Benson leads Plano baseball past Sandwich in regional ...
Chicago Tribune
Hinckley-Big Rock 11, Alden-Hebron 9: Dylan Youhanaie doubled and hit a three-run homer to help Hinckley-Big Rock win the Class 1A Elgin Academy Regional. Dutch Schneeman was 3-for-5 with two RBIs and also got the win in relief, striking out eight and ...

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May 26, 2015
Chicago Tribune
Barrington Art Festival draws festgoers downtown
Chicago Tribune
Kathleen Swanson, of Elgin, considers purchasing a sun hat Saturday at the Barrington Art Festival. Kathleen Swanson, of Elgin, considers purchasing a sun hat Saturday at the Barrington Art Festival. (Joe Shuman, Pioneer Press). By Todd Shields Pioneer ...

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May 26, 2015
Chicago Tribune
Bloom thrown for a curve by Kyle Hallberg, TF South
Chicago Tribune
T.F. South's Wesley Nash connects for an RBI single against Bloom in the Class 4A Providence Regional quarterfinals on Monday, May 25th, 2015, in Lansing. T.F. South's Wesley Nash connects for an RBI single against Bloom in the Class 4A Providence ...

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May 26, 2015
Local Roundup: Mike Gonzalez helps Elgin baseball advance
Chicago Tribune
Mike Gonzalez hit Elgin's first home run of the season Monday, and the Maroons charged out to a 9-0 lead to back the pitching of starter Clay White in a 10-5 victory over Rockford Jefferson in a Class 4A DeKalb Regional quarterfinal at Elgin. Gonzalez' home ...

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May 25, 2015
Chicago Tribune
Memphis recruit Dan Denz pitches 1-hitter, Dundee-Crown downs Huntley
Chicago Tribune
(Brian O'Mahoney, The Courier-News). By Gene Chamberlain Elgin Courier-News. Baseball. Baseball: Dan Denz didn't think it was his best effort. But it was more than good enough Monday. Dundee-Crown's Dan Denz rated it only his third-best pitching effort ...

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May 25, 2015
Fox Valley residents' access to police scanner information has some local cops ...
Chicago Tribune
Before the Elgin Police Department began encrypting its police radio in January 2014, Elgin Police Deputy Chief Bill Wolf said crooks had begun using scanner applications to their advantage. "We had an incident where we went to serve a search warrant on ...

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May 25, 2015
Chicago Sun-Times
Blue Star Museums offering free admission to active-duty military families
Chicago Sun-Times
SciTech Hands On Museum in Aurora; Elgin Public Museum in Elgin; Elmhurst Historical Museum in Elmhurst; Lizadro Museum of Lapidary Art in Elmhurst; Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston; Glen Ellyn Historical Society in Glen Ellyn; Great ...

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May 25, 2015
Buffalo Sun Times
History map of cremation in America
Buffalo Sun Times
14. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 15. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 16. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 17. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 18. Richmond, VA 19. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 20. Austin-Round Rock, TX 21. Pittsburgh, PA

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May 25, 2015
Restaurant brings old favorites, new tastes to St. Charles
Chicago Tribune
Fans of great food and live music will love The Tavern Group's newest restaurant, Valley Lodge Tavern, which is now open at 109 W. Main St. in St. Charles. The Tavern Group, started by the Stavrou family in 1969, has two other restaurants in the North Shore.

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May 24, 2015
Buffalo Sun Times
Inequalities of US Public Schools map
Buffalo Sun Times
CityLab has found another map that takes a look at the inequalities of U.S. public schools. As they point out the schools are often tied with the neighborhoods they are in, which means that most of the time growing up in economically segregated, low-income ...

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