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Judge expected to make decision on McHenry Township lawsuit
www.nwherald.com

A judge in Rockford has heard arguments on both sides of a federal lawsuit filed against McHenry Township officials that aims to derail a binding referendum that would give voters the power to abolish the road district in the November election. The plaintiffs in the case – listed as McHenry Township residents Robert Beltran and […]

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Melodie Gliniewicz email & text update
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The case of Melodie Gliniewicz — widow of disgraced Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz and accused of aiding his scheme to steal thousands from a youth organization — took a detour this week to the Illinois Second District Appellate Court in Elgin, where justices were asked to decide whether texts and emails between […]

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New Witness Against Christine Ford: She Was Not A Victim, She Was A Party Animal, Heavy Drinker & “Fast”
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Hard-core drinking and whoring. If Kavanaugh’s yearbook is fair game, so is Ford’s. Just sayin’.

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Kavanaugh fight: Susan Collins stands up to Democratic bullies and becomes a profile in courage
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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, did the most amazing thing on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Friday: She spoke rationally. That’s something you rarely see in Congress. In a dramatic floor speech, Collins explained her decision to support the nomination of the highly qualified Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Her remarks were […]

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Grayslake clearing former fairgrounds site for development
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Slowly over the past few weeks, the reminders of Lake County Fairs of old have been erased, the buildings demolished to make the site at routes 120 and 45 more attractive for a new user. Soon, the 104 acres will be clear as the village tries to tidy the appearance and prime the pump for […]

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A 2-year-old shredded $1,060 of his family’s cash. His mom cried — until she laughed.
www.washingtonpost.com

There are the toddlers who throw tantrums in the grocery store and flush watches down the toilet. There are others who color with permanent marker all over the wall or decide a sibling, or a pet, needs a haircut. Then, there are the 2-year-olds who know how to work a paper shredder. Ben and Jackee […]

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New Jeep Wrangler Frame Welds are Failing and Now FCA Is Issuing a Recall [Updated]
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The new Jeep Wrangler JL owners have been complaining about frame welds for months, and some have even experienced frame failures at a critical suspension mounting bracket. Now Fiat Chrysler is issuing a recall due to risk of a “vehicle crash without prior warning.” Here’s why this is such a big deal.

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Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke convicted of second-degree murder for killing Laquan McDonald
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The officer was found guilty nearly four years after firing 16 shots at the teenager, who was holding a knife.

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Rhode Island gubernatorial, attorney general candidates arrested with 48 pounds of marijuana
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A pair of Rhode Island political hopefuls, who aspired to be The Ocean State’s governor and attorney general, was arrested Thursday after police allegedly uncovered 48 pounds of illegal marijuana in the duo’s West Greenwich home. State police said they arrested Anne Armstrong, 58, and Alan Gordon, 48 — the Compassion Party’s candidates for governor […]

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Job gains miss expectations, unemployment rate hits 49-year low
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The unemployment rate hit a 49-year low of 3.7% in September while job gains underwhelmed as Hurricane Florence kept some workers home.

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Reports: Newest MacBook Pro Bricked If Not Repaired by Apple
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New reports from Motherboard and MacRumors suggest that Apple’s 2018 MacBook Pro, as well as the iMac Pro, can be bricked if the repairs are not performed by Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider.

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Mattress Firm files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
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Mattress Firm, which has been grappling with declining sales amid an overexpansion and a scandal, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Friday and will close up to 700 stores

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Man charged in McHenry woman’s drug-related death
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Authorities have arrested a Waukegan man who police said delivered cocaine, heroin and clonazepam that killed a 39-year-old McHenry woman.

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Wide-scale US wind power could cause significant warming
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Wind power expanded 35-fold since 2000 and now provides 8% of the nation’s electricity. The US Department of Energy expects wind turbine capacity to more than quadruple again by 2050. But a new study by a pair of Harvard researchers finds that a high amount of wind power could mean more climate warming, at least […]

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Why Wi-Fi 6 is going to make people care about good Wi-Fi
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Wi-Fi we have now is dramatically different to the Wi-Fi first certified in the 20th century, and even to what was available five years ago. The Wi-Fi Alliance, an industry group that designs and certifies the standard, has worked continuously to roll out new features and improve the protocol beyond all recognition. The next improvement […]

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Deleting Facebook? You now have 30 days to change your mind
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Facebook now gives users who decide to delete their accounts a 30-day grace period to change their minds — up from the previous 14-day grace period. A Facebook spokesperson told the Verge that they made the change because some people have tried to log back into their accounts after the 14 days are up. Facebook […]

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