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Study shows that people tend to cluster into four distinct personality “types”

New sorting algorithm yields more robust, replicable results than other methods. The four “types” Revelle admits that when his Northwestern colleague and co-author Luis Amaral came to him with the initial findings using traditional clustering algorithms, he had found 16 distinct clusters. Revelle was instantly skeptical: “That was ridiculous,” he says. He didn’t think there […]

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Judge expected to make decision on McHenry Township lawsuit

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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2 Chicago police officers killed by train chasing suspected gunman

Police are investigating the deaths of two Chicago officers fatally struck by a train Monday while responding to a shots-fired call, city officials said. Eduardo Marmolejo, 37, and Conrad Gary, 31, were chasing a suspected gunman around 6 p.m. when they were hit by a train that may have been traveling 70 mph, Chicago Police […]

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Negotiations to end partial government shutdown at a standstill

On day six of a partial government shutdown, negotiations among Democrats, Republicans and the White House appear to be going nowhere. The impasse has left about 420,000 federal workers working without pay and another 380,000 furloughed.

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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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1 dead, 1 critical in two-car crash in Ingleside

A man is dead and a woman in critical condition following a two-car crash early Saturday morning in northwest suburban Ingleside.

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DJI drones can fly over crowds if it wears this certified parachute

“Nexus is a ballistic parachute launcher, triggered automatically if the drone suddenly begins tilting abnormally or falling. It deploys the parachute within 30 milliseconds at 90 mph, through a tube that rapidly inflates to keep the parachute lines away from the drone body and propellers. Indemnis offers the Nexus package today for the Inspire 2, […]

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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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Round Lake Heights referendum: $2.7 million to fund water system improvements

Round Lake Heights officials are seeking voter approval for water-system improvements that would ensure the village has adequate water flow even during large firefighting efforts or when the main service line fails. A $2.7 million proposal that would give the village of Round Lake Heights greater control over its water system will go before voters […]

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Early Voting Ballots are Ready

Lake County Clerk Carla N. Wyckoff announced that ballots for the November 6th Election will be available beginning Thursday, September 27 for those choosing to vote early at the Clerk’s office or by mail. In-person early voting at the Clerk’s office is available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lake County Clerk’s […]

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Retailers Rush to Fill Holiday Hole Left by Toys ‘R’ Us

The collapse of Toys “R” Us Inc. has its rivals fighting over billions of dollars in holiday toy sales now up for grabs, and is also likely to make it harder for last-minute shoppers to get their hands on some of the year’s hottest items. Walmart Inc., Target Corp. and other chains are setting aside […]

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Safety sensors strand Demon roller coaster riders at Six-Flags

Several passengers were stuck on a roller coaster Saturday afternoon in Gurnee when safety sensors stopped the ride and riders were escorted off. According to a Six Flags representative, safety sensors on their Demon roller coaster stopped the coaster during the initial ascent. All guests were safely escorted off the ride and continued with their […]

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Husband says wife suffered from anxiety before she disappeared

A missing elementary school teacher in Maine wanted emergency medical help to treat her anxiety before she disappeared on Sunday, her husband said. Jay Westra said his wife, Kristin Westra, 47, tol…

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Utah set to drop blood alcohol limit to .05, making it the strictest in the country

Utah is getting ready to implement the strictest blood-alcohol driving limits in the country. The law, which was passed in March 2017 by Gov. Gary Herbert, will define driving under the influence as having a “blood or breath alcohol concentration of .05 grams or greater,” making it lower than the nation’s standard of .08. STOCK […]

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Hackers are spreading Islamic State propaganda by hijacking dormant Twitter accounts

Hackers are using a decade-old flaw to target and hijack dormant Twitter accounts to spread terrorist propaganda. Many of the affected Twitter accounts appeared to be hijacked in recent days or weeks — some longer — after years of inactivity. A sudden shift in tone or the language used in tweets often gives away the […]

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