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  • No warning signs in ordinary life of trooper slaying suspect

    No warning signs in ordinary life of trooper slaying suspect
    When she saw a strange car parked behind her Ridgeway Street rental property, Sara Smith-Katz assumed the driver was a student at nearby East Stroudsburg University. "Excuse me, you can't park there," Smith-Katz yelled. "Even if I'm staying here?" the...
  • Source to Sea Clean-Up nets piles of trash

    For 18 years, the non-profit Connecticut River Watershed Council has sponsored an annual fall Source to Sea Clean-Up Day, which focuses on cleaning up the rivers, streams, and watershed areas of the Connecticut River. On Saturday, Sept. 27, local...
  • Eric Frein search seems to intensify

    Eric Frein search seems to intensify
    The search for Eric Frein seemed to intensify Monday as state troopers and specialized agents continued to comb northern Monroe County. Police presence along Route 447 north of Eric Frein's home and Route 390 south remained heavy, as armed state...
  • Frein worked for Lehigh Valley Boy Scouts

    Frein worked for Lehigh Valley Boy Scouts
    Eric Frein worked for Boy Scouts of America’s Lehigh Valley-based Minsi Trails Council, The Citizens’ Voice reported Sunday. The fugitive had two separate employment stints with the Minsi Trails Council, working as a part-time, seasonal...
  • James FitzGerald, exec who aided Scouting, dies

    An accomplished business executive who family said helped develop safer fuel cells for airplanes during World War II, James E. FitzGerald also made time for the Boy Scouts of America, leading a Glencoe troop for nearly 40 years. Mr. FitzGerald, who...
  • Teaching kids to kill, in Gaza and beyond

    Teaching kids to kill, in Gaza and beyond
    For most third graders, the school year began with the hustle and bustle of new teachers, fresh notebooks, and crisply ironed uniforms. But the third grader in Gaza whose photo appeared in the New York Times on Aug. 30 wore a different kind of uniform:...
  • Sex abuse charges against former teacher, 94, raise questions about his past

    Sex abuse charges against former teacher, 94, raise questions about his past
    Over a career that spanned five decades, William Bricker surrounded himself with children, teaching physical education to generations of kids at Winnetka’s Hubbard Woods School, volunteering as a local Boy Scout leader and spending summers working...
  • Goats help clear DuPage campground of poison ivy

    Goats help clear DuPage campground of poison ivy
    Midway through a 9-to-5 workday on Wednesday, Gavin Burseth had nothing but praise for the crew he was overseeing: a dedicated herd of goats working nonstop to clear poison ivy and less-itchy invasive species from a forest preserve campground near...
  • Former Leader columnist dies

    Former Leader columnist dies
    Walter Avery Meares Jr., a former Burbank Leader columnist who wrote about city issues during the late 1980s and early 1990s, passed away peacefully in his Burbank home on July 9. He was 87. He wrote a column for more than five years covering everything...
  • Memorial garden resurrects story of Army captain killed in Vietnam

     Memorial garden resurrects story of Army captain killed in Vietnam
    Orland Park residents might not have heard of U.S. Army Capt. Ronald L. Zinn, but an Eagle Scout candidate is hoping that changes soon. Tim Klotz, 14, a freshman at Providence Catholic High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 383, led efforts to...
  • Boy Scout troop leader honored for 50 years of service

    Boy Scout troop leader honored for 50 years of service
    When Thomas Fritts stepped up in 1964 to serve as Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 20, Lyndon B. Johnson was president and the Winnetka scouts counted just 19 members. Seven years later, Fritts presided at the helm of a vibrant North Shore troop that had...