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Jul 7, 2015
Ban forces birds to sit out St. Joseph County 4-H Fair
Chicago Daily Herald
The family of Daniel Figueroa of Elgin is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of his killer. "People say, 'Oh, he was just a gang member,'" his mother Ramona Ramirez said. "But he was somebody's brother, he ...

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Jul 7, 2015
Chicago Daily Herald
Authorities: Roselle man head-butted Metra conductor
Chicago Daily Herald
The family of Daniel Figueroa of Elgin is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of his killer. "People say, 'Oh, he was just a gang member,'" his mother Ramona Ramirez said. "But he was somebody's brother, he ...

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Jul 7, 2015
California lawmakers end effort to enact right-to-die legislation this year
Chicago Daily Herald
The family of Daniel Figueroa of Elgin is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of his killer. "People say, 'Oh, he was just a gang member,'" his mother Ramona Ramirez said. "But he was somebody's brother, he ...

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Jul 7, 2015
Chicago Daily Herald
MinuteClinic opens inside CVS in Lindenhurst
Chicago Daily Herald
The family of Daniel Figueroa of Elgin is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of his killer. "People say, 'Oh, he was just a gang member,'" his mother Ramona Ramirez said. "But he was somebody's brother, he ...

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Jul 7, 2015
Chicago Daily Herald
NewerTech launches Kitchen Kit
Chicago Daily Herald
The family of Daniel Figueroa of Elgin is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of his killer. "People say, 'Oh, he was just a gang member,'" his mother Ramona Ramirez said. "But he was somebody's brother, he ...

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Jul 7, 2015
KemperSports to manage Bog Golf Course
Chicago Daily Herald
The family of Daniel Figueroa of Elgin is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of his killer. "People say, 'Oh, he was just a gang member,'" his mother Ramona Ramirez said. "But he was somebody's brother, he ...

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Jul 7, 2015
Judge: No budget, no pay for state employees
Chicago Daily Herald
The family of Daniel Figueroa of Elgin is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of his killer. "People say, 'Oh, he was just a gang member,'" his mother Ramona Ramirez said. "But he was somebody's brother, he ...

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Jul 7, 2015
Chicago Tribune
Community Digest: William Baker named Buffalo Grove fire chief
Chicago Tribune
Baker has more than 36 years of fire experience including 30 years as a paramedic, eight years as an assistant chief with the Elgin Fire Department and 14 years as a live fire instructor with the Elgin Regional Fire Academy. He was awarded Firefighter ...

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Jul 7, 2015
Patients heap scorn on cancer doctor at his sentencing
Chicago Daily Herald
The family of Daniel Figueroa of Elgin is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of his killer. "People say, 'Oh, he was just a gang member,'" his mother Ramona Ramirez said. "But he was somebody's brother, he ...

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Jul 7, 2015
Chicago Tribune
Casino roundup
Chicago Tribune
866-494-637; Fourwindscasino.com. July 10, Valentine Bennett (6:30 p.m.), Tim Stop (10 p.m.). July 11, Poison'd Crue. July 12, Mike Talbot. Grand Victoria, 250 S. Grove Avenue, Elgin. 847-468-7000; grandvictoriacasino.com. July 10, BBI. July 11, Five ...

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Jul 7, 2015
Chicago Daily Herald
Elgin mom: My slain son who was in a gang still deserves justice
Chicago Daily Herald
For two weeks after her son's murder, Ramona Ramirez sat alone each night at Festival Park in Elgin. She felt at peace, she said, being there at 2:30 a.m. while sitting on steps facing the Fox River -- the same time and place where her son, 20-year-old ...

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Jul 7, 2015
Chicago Tribune
Police seize 54 pounds of pot, $230K in cash from Lake County home
Chicago Tribune
Police task forces from Lake and McHenry counties teamed up last week to arrest a man who allegedly had 54 pounds of marijuana and $230,000 in cash hidden at his home, according to a statement from the Lake County Sheriff's Office. lRelated Hearing set ...

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Jul 7, 2015
Cinemark to build 8-screen movie theater at Spring Hill Mall
Chicago Tribune
Cinemark to build 8-screen movie theater at Spring Hill Mall. By Erin Sauder Elgin Courier-News. Cinemark will open an eight-screen movie theater in Spring Hill Mall in 2017, officials said. lRelated Improvements planned for Elgin rail crossing at Big ...

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Jul 7, 2015
Chicago Sun-Times
Murder charges dropped against Elgin man in October stabbing
Chicago Sun-Times
Murder charges have been dropped against an 18-year-old man who stabbed another man to death in a northwest suburban park in 2014 after prosecutors determined he acted in self-defense. William Donald, 18, was initially charged with two counts of ...

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Jul 7, 2015
Chicago Daily Herald
Self-defense cited in dismissal of Elgin murder charges; mother upset
Chicago Daily Herald
Prosecutors said new evidence showed the 18-year-old Donald, of the 600 block of Alice Place, Elgin, had been robbed by Nunez a month earlier and acted in self-defense when confronted by Nunez and two of his friends at Eagle/Burnidge Park on the 1800 ...

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Jul 7, 2015
Chicago Tribune
An unsparing portrait of Alma Mahler as wife, mistress and muse
Chicago Tribune
German philosopher and social critic Teodor Adorno called her a "monster." Composer Richard Strauss saw in her "the inferiority complexes of a dissolute female." A Viennese acquaintance, Gina Kaus, dissed her as "the worst human being I ever knew.

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Jul 7, 2015
Prosecutors drop murder charges in Elgin stabbing
Chicago Tribune
Donald stabbed Nunez to death on Oct. 27 after a confrontation at Eagle Burnridge Park on Natchez Trail in Elgin, but in a statement, State's Attorney Joe McMahon said that his office believes Donald was acting in self-defense. "A review of this case ...

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Jul 7, 2015
Chicago Tribune
East Dundee board supports redevelopment of the Pink House property
Chicago Tribune
The pink house on River Street that longtime East Dundee resident Brad Giertz had been working on for many years. The pink house on River Street that longtime East Dundee resident Brad Giertz had been working on for many years. (Erin Sauder, The ...

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Jul 7, 2015
Chicago Tribune
Coroner: Pilot died of 'multiple traumatic injuries'
Chicago Tribune
The DuPage County coroner's office said Sunday that an autopsy showed the victim in a small plane crash Friday afternoon died of "multiple traumatic injuries." Identification is delayed, however, because the county is seeking dental records before ...

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Jul 7, 2015
Chicago Tribune
Illinois' medical marijuana businesses are hiring
Chicago Tribune
"If I help one person and one family, that outweighs any negative consequences that can happen to me," said Hooghkirk, who lives in Elgin. Hooghkirk, who works as a skin-care trainer for a massage and facial franchise, said she has been taking online ...

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