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  • Power outage momentarily dims voting at San Fernando polling places

    Power outage momentarily dims voting at San Fernando polling places
    At the polling place at San Fernando Elementary, the voting was lights out. Literally. The power inside the school’s George Lopez Auditorium went out momentarily on election day at about 10 a.m. Poll workers said they didn’t know what caused...
  • Busy day at the polls: Missing judges, ballot confusion, steady lines of voters

    Busy day at the polls: Missing judges, ballot confusion, steady lines of voters
    Illinois voters headed to the polls Tuesday to settle a close, contentious race for governor and decide an unusually large number of ballot questions as well as races for U.S. Senate and House, the General Assembly and the County Board. Missing election...
  • Oberweis campaigns at ice cream shop; Durbin with Michelle Obama

    Oberweis campaigns at ice cream shop; Durbin with Michelle Obama
    On the final weekend before Election Day, U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis met with friends Saturday at a “soft opening” of a new Oberweis Ice Cream and Dairy store in Bolingbrook, one of many stops on his campaign schedule. The Republican...
  • Council's District 5 race between Peroutka, Armstrong draws attention

    Council's District 5 race between Peroutka, Armstrong draws attention
    Speaking before a handful of voters in a community hall last week, Michael Anthony Peroutka gave his pitch for why he should be elected to the Anne Arundel County Council. His message appealed to fiscally conservative voters. The recently retired lawyer...
  • Veterans encouraged to tap into benefits, services

    It's been 45 years since Bob's deployment in the Vietnam War. He didn't fight the Viet Cong, but served instead as an Army mechanic in Thailand, working on trucks that patrolled the perimeter of the U. S. Army installation at Camp Samea Sam. In the...
  • A Pair Of Connecticut's Grand Vistas In The People's Forest

    A Pair Of Connecticut's Grand Vistas In The People's Forest
    At the beginning of October, the Connecticut Forest & Park Association sent out a press release showcasing some of the state's best vistas for fall color. Meriden's Chauncy Peak? North Stonington's Lantern Hill? Simsbury's Heublein Tower? Been there, done...
  • Best bets in and around the north and northwest suburbs, Oct. 23-29

    Best bets in and around the north and northwest suburbs, Oct. 23-29
    Event highlights for the weekend and beyond in and around the south suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit:triblocal.com/events. Family 5K and health fair The...
  • Jamestown junior Kent Klyman commits to pitch for N.C. State

    Jamestown junior Kent Klyman commits to pitch for N.C. State
    Kent Klyman, a junior left-hander who helped Jamestown High reach the 4A South Region baseball tournament this past season, has committed to play for North Carolina State University. He is the second Jamestown pitcher to declare to an ACC school in the...
  • Lafayette cross country team adds to Bay Rivers District winning streaks | Bay Rivers notebook

     Lafayette cross country team adds to Bay Rivers District winning streaks |  Bay Rivers notebook
    Call it the “Year of the Streak.” In sport after Bay Rivers District sport, perennial powerhouses have added to streaks they’ve been building for years. Lafayette’s football team has won 22 consecutive district games, five shy...
  • Congressman battles doctor in 17th District

    In the 17th congressional district, which slices through historically Democratic areas that include parts of the Lehigh Valley, Democratic Congressman Matt Cartwright is facing a challenge from a conservative-leaning doctor operating on a shoestring...
  • Patriotism delivered one coupon at a time

    Patriotism delivered one coupon at a time
    On a blindingly bright fall day, a group of men sit at the bar inside American Legion Post 162 in Deerfield Beach. They chat about the news, sports, and their challenges both past and present. A few steps beyond, up a flight of stairs, a few volunteers...