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  • Communication errors cited in friendly-fire deaths in Afghanistan

    Communication errors by troops on the ground and in the air led to the deaths of five American soldiers and one Afghan during a June battle with insurgents in southern Afghanistan, a Pentagon investigation concluded in a report released Thursday. In one...
  • Internet controversy costs Orland library $125,000 in legal bills

    Internet controversy costs Orland library $125,000 in legal bills
    An 11-month dispute over the Orland Park Public Library's Internet access policy has cost the library more than $125,000 in legal fees and resulted in several calls to police to help resolve accusations between critics and library officials, records show....
  • Oakwood Hills hall reopens amid power plant fight

     Oakwood Hills hall reopens amid power plant fight
    A suburban Village Hall that closed its doors after an alleged threat over a proposed power plant will reopen Sept. 2 with new security measures, authorities said Tuesday. The reopening won't quell outrage from some residents over the power plant...
  • A censure for speaking out

    A censure for speaking out
    If you serve on the College of DuPage board of trustees, your responsibilities include overseeing the finances and guiding the future of the Glen Ellyn-based community college. You're also expected to sit down and shut up. The COD board recently...
  • ODU uses high-tech GPS device as training tool

    ODU uses high-tech GPS device as training tool
    NORFOLK — Ryan Martin, Old Dominion's Director of Sports Performance, is a serious and relentlessly curious advocate for athletes' health and well being. When an uncommon spate of pulls and tears sidelined ODU football players a couple of years...
  • School district hired man in sex offender treatment

    School district hired man in sex offender treatment
    A suburban man recently arrested on child pornography charges worked for years at a middle school even after he had been ordered to get sex offender treatment, a Tribune review of district and court records shows. The school district's hiring decision...
  • Notes and notables

    Get the picture? When someone is arrested and booked, that person gets photographed. These "booking mugs" have become a part of the American culture, from ghastly celebrity pics to the burgeoning online galleries of everyday felony suspects. So we...
  • Ex-Gov. Tom Ridge promotes rights of disabled in the workforce

    HARRISBURG — John Angelo says he has an "amazing gift to share." It's his life story. For nearly his entire adult life, Angelo, 42, has gone to work at Gatti Pharmacy near his childhood home in the small town of Indiana, Indiana County, 177...
  • Group pressures Foster Farms to address antibiotics

    Group pressures Foster Farms to address antibiotics
    Foster Farms had just re-opened its main plant in Central California after a cockroach infestation, but federal inspectors were already writing-up new violations at the sprawling poultry-processing facility. “I observed one carcass with visible...
  • Case Dismissed, Even Though It's Likely You're Guilty — Ethics Agency Played It Both Ways

    The Office of State Ethics has been having it both ways for years, when it comes to investigating suspected violations of ethics laws by public officials: At times it has sent a suspected violator a letter that says the case is being dismissed even though...
  • Cubs detail Wrigley rehab in 2 phases

    Cubs detail Wrigley rehab in 2 phases
    Once the Cubs finish renovating Wrigley Field, some of the most luxurious seats at the historic stadium may not even come with a view of the field. As part of its four-year, $575 million overhaul of the stadium and surrounding area, the team wants to...