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Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke convicted of second-degree murder for killing Laquan McDonald

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Chinese spy chips are found in hardware used by Apple, Amazon, Bloomberg says

The chips, which Bloomberg said have been the subject of a top secret U.S. government investigation starting in 2015, were used for gathering intellectual property and trade secrets from American companies and may have been introduced by a Chinese server company called Super Micro that assembled machines used in the centers.

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Round Lake Beach apartments inaccessible after truck wrecks stairs

Two second-story units at an apartment building in Round Lake Beach were left inaccessible Thursday after a rental truck smashed the stairs leading to their entrance.

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Christine Blasey Ford illustration on cover of Time magazine a powerful portrayal

Time magazine’s new cover features an artist’s powerful depiction of Christine Blasey Ford’s face while taking an oath before her Senate testimony.

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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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Craft beer store on tap for downtown Grayslake

A new liquor store is headed to downtown Grayslake after the village board approved giving its owners an economic incentive package worth $21,000. The owners of Beer Bazaar, a craft beer-focused store currently in Hainesville, plan to renovate the building at 107-109 Center St. and open a new location there.

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Child sex offender arrested for entering Woodstock High School

A 22-year-old child sex offender was arrested for allegedly entering Woodstock High School during the school day on Monday, police said.

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Illinois K-12 High-Speed Internet Connectivity Rises to 96%

Bandwidth speeds more than double since 2015; Rauner committed to reaching FCC goal of one megabit per second per student  Gov. Bruce Rauner today announced that 96 percent of K-12 school districts in Illinois can access the internet at speeds of 100 kbps per second per student, a substantial improvement from 71 percent just three […]

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