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Feb 26, 2017
Chicago Daily Herald
Liberal activists, new DNC chief face a Trump-era reckoning
Chicago Daily Herald
ATLANTA -- When Tom Perez stepped to the stage as the newly elected Democratic national chairman, his first official act was to invite his vanquished rival to join him as deputy chairman. Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison accepted on the spot and two men ...

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Feb 26, 2017
Wheaton College, North Central win CCIW tourneys
Chicago Daily Herald
The Wheaton College women's basketball team had misfired on all nine 3-point field-goal attempts Saturday in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin Tournament championship game. But Chantal Meacham delivered when it truly mattered.

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Feb 26, 2017
Chicago Daily Herald
Head's up: Sesvold has a big day at state
Chicago Daily Herald
While he admits to having tried most every sport that can be played, Tyler Sesvold always gravitated toward swimming, and he's been involved since a young age. He mentioned that his mother thought it would be a good sport because athletes don't get ...

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Feb 26, 2017
Chicago Daily Herald
Jurco hopes for fresh start with Blackhawks
Chicago Daily Herald
St. Charles man charged in Elgin armed robbery. A 46-year-old St. Charles man has been charged with armed robbery after, police say, he entered an Elgin business Tuesday and threatened an employee with a weapon. Energizing atmosphere fuels ...

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Feb 26, 2017
Chicago Daily Herald
Editorial: Our election duty to get informed
Chicago Daily Herald
The lone survivor of last week's deadly crash in Des Plaines, which killed four people, has been in an induced coma and unable to talk to investigators since the accident, Des Plaines Police Chief Bill Kushner said Thursday. St. Charles man charged in ...

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Feb 26, 2017
Chicago Daily Herald
Rozner: MLB doesn't need change for sake of it
Chicago Daily Herald
The lone survivor of last week's deadly crash in Des Plaines, which killed four people, has been in an induced coma and unable to talk to investigators since the accident, Des Plaines Police Chief Bill Kushner said Thursday. St. Charles man charged in ...

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Feb 26, 2017
Women's Top 25 Capsules
Chicago Daily Herald
SEATTLE -- Kelsey Plum surpassed Jackie Stiles to become the NCAA's all-time scoring leader with a career-best 57 points in the final regular season game of her career, leading No. 11 Washington past Utah 84-77 on Saturday. Plum hit 19 of 28 shots and ...

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Feb 26, 2017
Chicago Daily Herald
Larkin regional will be one to watch
Chicago Daily Herald
The brutal field at Larkin creates an imbalance within sub-sectional A of the Elgin sectional. The other regional at Jacobs isn't nearly as challenging beyond the top two teams. Top seed Jacobs (26-1) awaits the winner of Monday's play-in game between No.

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Feb 26, 2017
Barrington 220 considering options in face of Hoffman Estates development
Chicago Daily Herald
Other governmental stakeholders who are being included in the TIF review process include Districts 220 and 300, Harper College, Elgin Community College, the Hoffman Estates Park District, the Barrington Hills Park District, the Barrington Area Public ...

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Feb 25, 2017
Chicago Tribune
Alyssa Iverson and Harvest Christian make most of first state finals appearance
Chicago Tribune
Harvest Christian's players raise the Class 1A fourth-place state trophy Saturday after a 72-51 loss to Hardin Calhoun at Redbird Arena. (Rob Dicker / The Courier-News). Paul JohnsonElgin Courier-News. Privacy Policy. NORMAL, Ill. — Junior guard ...

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Feb 25, 2017
Chicago Tribune
Naperville girl invited to attend Trump's first address to Congress
Chicago Tribune
Samia Abdul-Qadir was invited to attend President Donald Trump's address to the joint houses of Congress scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, by U.S. Rep. Bill Foster after she spoke during his recent event at the Islamic Center of Naperville.

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Feb 25, 2017
Chicago Tribune
Kelvin Cortez-Harvey and St. Edward escape early hole to take ...
Chicago Tribune
Senior guard Kelvin Cortez-Harvey scored 25 points as the Green Wave rallied from a 13-point deficit to rout Northridge.

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Feb 25, 2017
Chicago Tribune
Krishnamoorthi town hall meeting draws more than 300
Chicago Tribune
Krishnamoorthi's district consists of parts of Cook, Kane, and DuPage counties, including Addison, Barrington Hills, Carol Stream, Carpentersville, East Dundee, Elgin, Elk Grove Village, Glendale Heights, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Lombard ...

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Feb 25, 2017
Chicago Tribune
Author's alternative theory of climate change spurs discussion
Chicago Tribune
Goreham, author of "Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism," spoke Friday night at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin, invited at the request of School District U-46 board member Jeanette Ward for a discussion on alternative theories on climate change.

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Feb 25, 2017
Chicago Daily Herald
Weekend picks: Learn 'Seven Things' with Ira Glass at COD
Chicago Daily Herald
Elgin Symphony Orchestra cellist and fused-glass artist Elizabeth Start and other ESO members present the "Fused Art" family concert, a look at poetry, music and visual arts, at the Gail Borden Public Library District, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin. Guests ...

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Feb 25, 2017
Chicago Tribune
Buzzer bummer for St. Edward in semifinal loss to Bloomington Central Catholic
Chicago Tribune
NORMAL, Ill. — St. Edward senior Maddie Spagnola let a 25-footer fly at the buzzer Friday in the Class 2A state semifinals against Bloomington Central Catholic. And the shot looked like it was right on target. A conversion by Spagnola would have sent ...

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Feb 25, 2017
Chicago Tribune
Area schools won't change transgender policies despite federal reversal
Chicago Tribune
Last summer and fall, Elgin-based U46 dealt with its own controversy regarding transgender student rights when critics and proponents spoke out over the district's guidelines on locker room and bathroom access. The district later published its ...

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Feb 25, 2017
Exercise caution before outsourcing school bus services
Chicago Tribune
Children with special needs succeed when there is structure in teaching and in management of behavior. Knowledge, skill levels, attentiveness, independence and maturity all tend to grow when special needs students know exactly what is expected of them.

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Feb 25, 2017
Chicago Tribune
Community briefs
Chicago Tribune
The YWCA Elgin will hold its thirteenth annual Cinderella's Closet event, a formalwear boutique where high school girls can shop for dresses, jewelry, purses, shoes and make-up for a $15 suggested donation, according to a news release. Cinderella's ...

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Feb 25, 2017
Chicago Tribune
ECC's tuition-free college credit program could expand into U46
Chicago Tribune
Elgin Community College is in the first year of its Accelerated College program, allowing about three dozen high school seniors from school districts 300 and 303 to take dual-credit courses on campus. School District U46 will vote on the program on Monday.

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