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Tonight someone will win the $7M McHenry VFW raffle.
www.chicagotribune.com

A final rush on tickets is expected leading up to Tuesday night’s McHenry VFW Queen of Hearts raffle, where someone will win millions of dollars. After building for nearly two years, the jackpot now tops $7 million, and the big prize will be awarded Tuesday. Organizers, a bit overwhelmed by the surge of ticket buyers […]

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Growing mosquito population after heavy rains reported by McHenry County
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Heavy rains have contributed to a growing nuisance mosquito population around McHenry County, according to the McHenry County Department of Health. “A lot of the mosquitoes we’re seeing now are nuisance mosquitoes from all the heavy rains,” health department spokeswoman Keri Zaleski said. The county does not track the number of nuisance mosquitoes, which do […]

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U.S. stock futures, Asian shares drop as Trump slaps new tariffs on…
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U.S. stock futures and Asian shares fell on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he will impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, in a sharp escalation of the trade conflict between the world’s two biggest economies. The tariffs will be set at 10 percent. Trump spared smart watches from […]

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Japanese entrepreneur and art collector, Maezawa, will fly to the moon on SpaceX’s new rocket ship
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Elon Musk and his rocket company, SpaceX, have revealed who will fly their spaceship around the moon for the first time: a Japanese entrepreneur and billionaire named Yusaku Maezawa. “Finally I can tell you that I choose to go to the moon!” Maezawa said during an announcement Monday evening. Maezawa also revealed that he has […]

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Hurricane Florence delays mobile ‘Presidential Alert’ test until October 3rd
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FEMA announced recently that it would be conducting a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA). Both were initially scheduled to take place on September 20th, but FEMA said today that the WEA test has been postponed until October 3rd. The delay is due to severe weather stemming from Hurricane […]

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Fundraiser for bear attack victim raises $55,000 in just one day
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The body of hunting guide Mark Uptain, 37, was found in the Teton Wilderness, east of Grand Teton National Park, on September 15. He and a client of his were attacked while they were preparing to pack out an elk they had killed. The hunting client, Corey Chubon of Florida, managed to escape with injuries […]

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30 brown recluse spiders inside new home in Georgia
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A woman in Paulding County, Ga., says dozens of venomous brown recluse spiders have invaded her home and she doesn’t know how to get rid of them. Nicole Photianos told WSB-TV 2 she found the 30 spiders immediately after she moved into her new house. The dangerous brown recluse has a distinctive violin-shaped marking on […]

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Law Enforcement’s Annual Veterans Coat Drive: 9/5 – 11/7
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Lake County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Veterans Assistance Commission, several local law enforcement agencies and many local high schools to collect coats and outerwear for the Lake County Law Enforcement Veterans Coat Drive. The collection period began Sept. 5 and ends Nov. 7. “I’d like to thank Metro Self Storage in Lake Bluff […]

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Round Lake Heights referendum: $2.7 million to fund water system improvements
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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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Round Lake Beach woman barred from using pistachio shell defense during trial
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A Round Lake Beach woman facing possession charges won’t get the chance to argue her arrest stemmed from pistachio shells she said police mistook for marijuana in her vehicle. Because 59-year-old Nancy Pahlman wasn’t charged with possession of marijuana, she will be barred from testifying that it actually was pistachio shells in her center console […]

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Study shows that people tend to cluster into four distinct personality “types”
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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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Preview your November ballot online
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County Clerk Carla N. Wyckoff announced today that Lake County registered voters may now preview their ballot online for the November 6th election. Each web visitor will need to confirm his/her voter registration status at LakeVoterPower.info and click on the “What is on my Ballot” tab to preview a personalized sample ballot. Sample ballots may be printed, […]

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“Dog food and wine!” First grocery store reopens, draws hundreds in Wilmington, N.C.
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A crowd bordering on a mob formed in Wilmington Saturday as the first grocery store opened in four days, drawing 500 storm-soaked residents to push through the doors.

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FDA Finds Second Cancer-Causing Impurity in Some Valsartan Heart Drugs
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The FDA has discovered a second potentially cancer-causing chemical in some blood pressure drugs already recalled for NDMA contamination.

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SpaceX Moon Orbit Tourist might be one of these Japanese Billionaires
www.nextbigfuture.com

On Monday, there will be an announcement from SpaceX of moon orbiting tourist. The word is that the tourist is from Japan. The cost of the flight will probably be over $150 million. Moon Orbiting mission on a BFR The new trip is to fly around the moon, but on the SpaceX BFR rocket. There […]

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FEMA to send U.S. cellphones a test alert on Wednesday, Oct 3rd
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UPDATE: Due to Hurricane Florence, this alert has been postponed until Wednesday, October 3rd, at 2:18 PM Eastern. The Trump administration will send a message to all U.S. cellphones on Thursday to test a previously unused alert system that aims to warn the public about national emergencies. The messages will bear the headline “Presidential Alert”, the […]

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