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  • Ed Duffy, 1945-2014

     Ed Duffy, 1945-2014
    Working was a multidimensional endeavor for Ed Duffy. He was a Chicago cop, deputy chief of staff under Gov. Jim Thompson, director of the Illinois Department of Public Aid, an Arlington Heights trustee, president of Arlington Park racetrack, chief...
  • Police: Charges filed following Waukegan standoff

    Police: Charges filed following Waukegan standoff
    A 37-year-old man wanted on a warrant for a shooting and on parole for robbery has been charged after he holed himself up in his home prompting authorities to release gas into the building in a failed attempt to make him come out on his own after a nearly...
  • A Little Boy's Plan To Save The President

    If they get me to Dallas, I can save the president. Those were my thoughts as I stared at the black and white Zenith TV sitting in the corner of my parent's living room. On the screen was the picture of President John F. Kennedy along with the dates:...
  • Man convicted of killing wife in '02

    Man convicted of killing wife in '02
    Almost 11 years ago, Ruben Contreras fled to Mexico after authorities said he dumped the body of his estranged wife in a forest preserve. It took a Lake County jury 90 minutes Thursday to convict the former Libertyville man of first-degree murder in her...
  • Lake County exoneration could ripple beyond Illinois

     Lake County exoneration could ripple beyond Illinois
    During an interrogation that stretched for more than 24 hours, James Edwards confessed to three murders, Waukegan detectives said, enough to make him a serial killer. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in two of the slayings — the...
  • Ray Bradbury's books go to hometown library in Waukegan, Illinois

    Ray Bradbury's books go to hometown library in Waukegan, Illinois
    Iconic science-fiction author Ray Bradbury lived in Los Angeles for almost 80 years, but his books are heading back to his birthplace, Waukegan, Ill. His personal book collection will go the Waukegan Public Library. Bradbury lived in Waukegan until he...
  • Science revolution heading to Illinois schools

    Science revolution heading to Illinois schools
    As early as kindergarten, all students in Illinois could be engaged in science and engineering practices, from analyzing data to defining problems and designing solutions. By high school they'd be deep into engineering design and investigating solutions...
  • Meet the commenters: "Wendy"

     
    In order to facilitate the growth of community and (I hope) promote somewhat more civil exchanges, I’m starting an occasional feature in which regulars tell us a bit more about themselves. Commenter ID: Wendy Real name: Wendy Clark Gender: Female......
  • In defiance of science, the beat goes on in Lake County

     
    Anywhere else, the tale of Bennie Starks would be unbelievable. In 1986, Starks, then 26, was convicted of rape and battery in an attack on a 69-year-old north suburban woman who identified Starks as her assailant. The best available scientific......
  • Show your cards, governor -- Is Quinn bluffing on gambling expansion? Let's see!

     
    Pat Quinn appears to share my ambivalence about the expansion of gambling in Illinois. On one hand, additional casinos, slots and video poker machines would give a nice little boost to the state's finances and help stanch the flow of......
  • How to get tickets for Theresa Caputo tour

     
    Tickets are on sale for the Theresa Caputo tour. The Long Island Medium is taking her show on the road making live appearances at various venues across the nation. Similar to her popular TLC series, Long Island Medium, Theresa will be doing super-sized...