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  • Lake Forest teacher contract faces ratification votes

    Lake Forest teacher contract faces ratification votes
    Teachers in Lake Forest are scheduled to vote on their new contract Tuesday. The teachers staged a week-long walkout last month before a tentative contract settlement sent them back to work; today, both the teachers and the school board are scheduled...
  • Indiana gets first Big Ten win in Wilson era

    Indiana gets first Big Ten win in Wilson era
    CHAMPAIGN — The weight of a losing season seems obvious to Illinois coach Tim Beckman. "I've lost 22 pounds," he said. "You think I like losing? I haven't been around it. I hate it." Saturday's 31-17 Homecoming loss to Indiana only added to the...
  • Illinois corporate tax credits swelled to $161 million in 2011

    When lawmakers raised taxes on Illinois residents and businesses, they also increased corporate income tax breaks for a select group of companies. In 2011, businesses were eligible to claim about $161 million in tax credits — double from the...
  • Investigation into siblings deaths five months apart

    Investigation into siblings deaths five months apart
    Police in Lake County are investigating the mysterious deaths of a brother and sister within a five month period. The half-siblings had the same father but grew up in different households. Six-month old Desire Thompson died December 28th after being...
  • Ryder Cup brings golf elite & tourism to Chicago suburbs

    Ryder Cup brings golf elite & tourism to Chicago suburbs
    A rare event is set for the Chicago suburbs later this week when the Ryder Cup golf tournament comes to Medinah Country Club.  Some economic experts say the tournament could bring around $130 million in revenue to the area.  That's about the same...
  • Boehner give Illinois GOP delegates election pep talk

    Boehner give Illinois GOP delegates election pep talk
    U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) addressed the Illinois GOP delegation in Tampa, Florida Wednesday morning.  Boehner told the group he believes republicans can make some gains in Illinois because of the state's economic problems under...
  • Illinois Dems come out swinging at DNC

    Illinois Dems come out swinging at DNC
    As the Democratic National Convention began its first full day of events in Charlotte, North Carolina,  Illinois delegates came out swinging against the GOP. At a morning meeting of the Illinois delegation, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky blasted republican U....
  • Dale Fetherling dies at 69; journalist helped create The Times' San Diego County edition

    Dale Fetherling dies at 69; journalist helped create The Times' San Diego County edition
    Dale Fetherling, an author and editor who helped create The Times' San Diego County edition in 1978 and guided it through its closure in 1992 during an economic downturn, died Tuesday at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Diego of complications following...
  • Martin Poll dies at 89; veteran producer best known for 'Lion in Winter'

    Martin Poll dies at 89; veteran producer best known for 'Lion in Winter'
    Martin Poll, 89, a veteran producer best known for "The Lion in Winter," the Oscar-winning 1968 film that starred Katharine Hepburn and Peter O'Toole, died Saturday in New York. He had pneumonia and kidney failure, according to his son, Jon. Hepburn...
  • Dora Saint dies at 98; author of Miss Read novels

    Dora Saint, a prolific and gentle chronicler of English village life who wrote a popular series of novels under the pen name Miss Read, died April 7 at her home in Great Shefford, west of London, British media reported. She was 98. Attention to the small...
  • Rich Saul dies at 64; played center on the L.A. Rams

    Rich Saul dies at 64; played center on the L.A. Rams
    Whenever he hunkered over the football, as he did for 12 seasons as center for the Los Angeles Rams, Rich Saul had a way of being not only ferocious but folksy. "Rich would get down over the ball, and there's the nose guard, and Rich is talking to him,...