Catholic Charities' Toy Drive Needs Help Meeting Christmas GoalA major charity has been falling well short of its goal of toys and other gifts for its annual gift-giving campaign for thousands of needy children.
Whooping Cough Cases Reported At 3 Suburban SchoolsA dozen cases of highly contagious whooping cough have been reported at two high schools and a middle school in the northwest suburbs.
Former Fremd Runner Honored Through Free Heart Tests For StudentsA couple thousand high school students in Palatine were being tested for a genetic heart condition on Thursday, thanks to the generosity of an alum’s family.
Holidays Not As Stressful As Some Might ThinkYou might think of the holiday season as a time when more people need mental health help, but a local expert said that’s not necessarily so.
Naperville Write-In Candidate Gets 27 Votes For PresidentA Naperville man has accomplished something most of us haven’t; Phil Seeberg ran for president, and got more than just his own vote.
Study Links Better Nutrition To Shorter Hospital StaysAdvocate Health Care plans to implement nutritional screening in hospitals starting next year.
Missing Rapper's Body Found In Riverdale Recording StudioThe body of an aspiring rapper reported missing nearly three weeks ago has been found dead at a recording studio in south suburban Riverdale, according to sources.
Suspect Arrested In Murder Of Railroad Security Guard In HarveyRashad Williams was taken into custody Sunday night in Chicago Heights, three days after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Corrections Department Shuts Down Roundhouse At Stateville PrisonStateville Prison Warden Randy Pfister tells WBBM Newsradio 348 inmates have been moved out of the maximum-security F House since October.
Gifted Academy In Elgin Closing At End Of School Year“This is a bomb dropped on us on Monday, and we’ve been brainstorming. What are we going to do? So we’re trying everything we can to see if we can save this,” said Ron Woodruff, whose son is in kindergarten at Da Vinci.
AFSCME Cool Toward Rauner’s Plan To Drug-Test Some State EmployeesAn AFSCME Council 31 spokesman calls Gov. Bruce Rauner's announcement a distraction amid stalled contract negotiations.
Illinois Traffics Deaths Could Reach 1,000 By The End Of The YearIllinois is headed for a dubious distinction when it comes to the number of deaths on streets and highways across the state.

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