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Wanting more than ‘old white men’ in office, Libertyville plans to increase mayor and trustee pay

Hoping to get more than “old white men” seeking election, Libertyville’s finance committee on Oct. 9 decided to propose an ordinance on Oct. 23 that would raise the pay for elected officials.

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Washington State Strikes Down Death Penalty, Citing Racial Bias

“We are confident that the association between race and the death penalty is not attributed to random chance,” the state’s supreme court justices wrote in a majority opinion.

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Police: Lockport sex abuse suspect arrested at Boston airport

Michael T. Enoh had attempted to board a flight out of the airport, Huff said. Lockport police had him flagged for travel because they were concerned he would flee the U.S., he said. After Enoh was arrested, he was turned over to Massachusetts State Police and scheduled to be extradited to Illinois. However, the extradition […]

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Sears may be days away from bankruptcy

Sears Holdings, the parent company of Sears and Kmart, faces an October 15 deadline to pay $134 million on its debt. CEO and primary shareholder Eddie Lampert told the company’s board that it was crucial it restructure more than $5 billion it owes “without delay,” according to a recent regulatory filing. Investors are giving up […]

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Federal judge rejects McHenry Township lawsuit on road district referendum

A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit trying to derail a referendum on the November ballot that gives voters the power to abolish the McHenry Township Road District. U.S. District Court Judge Frederick Kapala released a written order Friday denying a request for a temporary restraining order to stop McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan from […]

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Anthony Weiner to be released early from federal prison

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), who was sent to prison after admitting to sexting with a minor last year, will be released from federal detention early because of “good conduct,” a Bureau of Prisons spokesperson confirmed Tuesday. Weiner was sentenced in 2017 to 21 months in prison for sending sexually explicit material to a teenage […]

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South Carolina sees massive stink bug invasion: They’re looking to ‘move into people’s homes’

Residents in The Upstate, a region in the western part of the state, have noticed an increase in these stinky bugs, Fox Carolina reported. This may partly be a result of warm weather that has extended well into fall, Eric Benson, an entomologist at Clemson University, told Fox News. “It has been warmer longer, so […]

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Hit-and-Run SUV vs Pedestrian with Injuries at Golfview Drive and Walnut Drive, Round Lake Beach

Hit-and-Run SUV vs Pedestrian with Injuries at Golfview Drive and Walnut Drive, Round Lake Beach Round Lake Beach police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:49 PM Tuesday October 9, 2018 to a hit-and-run SUV vs pedestrian with personal injury at Golfview Drive and Walnut Drive Round Lake Beach, IL. Police announced that they are searching for […]

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Tennessee inmate asks to be executed by electric chair to avoid ‘torture’ of lethal injection death

A Tennessee death row inmate requested to be executed by the electric chair to avoid the “unspeakable” torture of a lethal injection death, his lawyer said Monday. Edmund Zagorski made the request about two hours before the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled the state’s three-drug lethal injection protocol is constitutional. A lawyer for Zagorski said the […]

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In boon for farmers, Trump lifting restrictions on ethanol

President Donald Trump is expected to announce he is lifting a federal ban on summer sales of high-ethanol blends during a trip to Iowa on Tuesday. A senior administration official said Monday that the EPA will publish a rule in coming days to allow high-ethanol blends as part of a package of proposed changes to […]

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Hurricane Michael Intensifies to Category 2; May Be Florida Panhandle’s Strongest Landfall in 13 Years Wednesday | The Weather Channel

Hurricane Michael has strengthened to Category 2 intensity, and is forecast to strike the Florida Panhandle at least as strong as a Category 3 with dangerous storm surge flooding, destructive winds and flooding rainfall. Michael will also bring heavy rain and strong winds to other parts of the southeastern United States after it moves inland. […]

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‘There’s a lot of fishy stuff going on’: Tenants displaced in Gurnee fire claim little help from management

Tenants left homeless after an apartment building fire in Gurnee on Oct. 1 said they were surprised to learn in a newspaper article that the management of the Carriage House apartment homes told Fire Department officials that it was going to find accommodations for residents displaced by the early-evening blaze. Melissa Dennis, speaking on behalf […]

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SpaceX Nails First West Coast Falcon 9 Rocket Landing – Geek.com

SpaceX on Sunday successfully launched its first West Coast satellite. The Falcon 9 rocket took off as scheduled at 7:21 p.m. PDT from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. About 12 minutes …

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Former Cleveland officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice gets new police job

Timothy Loehmann, who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice has been hired by the Tamir Rice, police department.

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Chinese stocks fall almost 5% in market bloodbath as investors digest a week of bad news in a single day

Chinese stocks took a hammering Monday as traders returned to work after a weeklong holiday in the world’s second-largest economy. Losses on major indexes in mainland China were as high as 4.8% in a major market rout, with the China A50, which includes major companies from both the Shenzhen and Shanghai indexes, as the biggest […]

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