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Columbus Day

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  • Area police agencies take part in nationwide prostitution sting

    Area police agencies take part in nationwide prostitution sting
    Cook County sheriff’s officers and police in Aurora and Elgin took part in a nationwide prostitution sting over the Columbus Day weekend that netted more than 200 arrests – most of which were of men soliciting sex acts, authorities announced...
  • Just a thought

    Columbus Day came and went this week with little fanfare. Some folks were off for a Monday holiday; others had to work. It wasn't the focal point of a lot of celebration, pomp or public pageantry, though in some communities and in some places it is a...
  • Street Smart: VDOT tentatively plans HRBT work for after Columbus Day

    Street Smart: VDOT tentatively plans HRBT work for after Columbus Day
    VIRGINIA BEACH — VDOT’s new plans to complete the repaving of the eastbound side of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, include tentatively scheduling the work after Columbus Day, according to Friday’s press announcement. It will take...
  • Englewood lends voice to history project

    Englewood lends voice to history project
    It has been four months since Matt Damon came to school, and though the buzz is gone the bell still rings. Thirty sophomores file into Room 324 at TEAM Englewood Community Academy in the heart of one of the city's most beleaguered neighborhoods. Many of...
  • Chicago marathon, big game highlight busy traffic weekend

    Chicago marathon, big game highlight busy traffic weekend
    Chicago will face plenty of traffic concerns due to a busy long weekend: a big college game at Soldier Field Saturday, the marathon Sunday and the Columbus Day parade on Monday. A sold-out Notre Dame versus Miami game at Soldier Field means additional...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Library closing put off for 3 months

    I have mentioned before that the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library needs to have its roof repaired. The closing time for the library was to have been Nov. 18, but due to contract complications, the date has been pushed back three months. Presumably that...
  • Legionnaires' disease bacteria found in Batavia schools

    Legionnaires' disease bacteria found in Batavia schools
    Although the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease – an illness blamed for the deaths of three Loop hotel guests this summer – was found Thursday in three far west suburban Batavia schools, district officials assured levels were low...
  • Tom Wolfe documentary screens at O Cinema

    Tom Wolfe documentary screens at O Cinema
    Over the course of several months in Miami, filmmaker Oscar Corral became something like a fixer for famed journalist-turned-novelist Tom Wolfe. The author had called Corral one day in 2008 because he wanted to set his new novel about Miami, "Back to...
  • Marathon runs out of medals, 1,300 runners to get them in the mail

    Marathon runs out of medals, 1,300 runners to get them in the mail
    -------------------- Running coverage of the 2012 Chicago Marathon today. The Bank of America Chicago Marathon ran out of medals for about 1,300 participants who finished the course seven hours after it had begun. Marathon organizers said they were...
  • A Columbus Day tradition in Little Italy lives on

    A Columbus Day tradition in Little Italy lives on
    As a brisk wind blew down South President Street Sunday afternoon, 85-year-old Mary Sudano stood against a light pole leaning on a cane, a string of red, white and green beads around her neck. The Little Italy native and lifelong South High Street...
  • Evergreen Park school officials, striking teachers to meet again

    Evergreen Park school officials, striking teachers to meet again
    Amid a teacher strike that has kept students out of the classroom for four days, a union representative and the Evergreen Park School District 124 superintendent can’t agree on whether the two sides made any headway this weekend. On Sunday evening,...