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San Jose Ranked Second Worst In Road Upkeep Per ‘TRIP’

Six California cities were lumped in the three worst categories judged by their roads’ conditions. SF/Oakland held the dubious top honor. The problem can be attributed to multiple factors. More people are driving to pre-recession levels. The population is growing. Local jurisdictions are spending less on maintenance, and the funds that trickle down have dried […]

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Single winner takes $425M Mega Millions jackpot

One person in New York will be ringing in 2019 with a whole lot of cash. There was one big winner in Tuesday’s $425 million Mega Millions jackpot drawing, the eighth-largest in jackpot in the game’s history. The winning numbers were: 34-44-57-62-70 with a Mega Ball of 14. The winning ticket for the jackpot was […]

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Antioch man charged with sexual battery at Walmart

An Antioch man has been charged with sexual battery for an incident that took place at a local Walmart, police said Monday. Police said within 12 hours of the photos being posted on social media, they received a tip from a resident and were able to identify the man as Brandon Perez, 21. He was […]

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Trump claims federal workers support shutdown, want wall

President Donald Trump argued Tuesday that federal workers support his position in the fight with Democrats over billions of dollars in funding for the border wall, four days into a partial government shutdown with no clear end in sight.

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Kelly Miller Circus celebrates its 80th year but with “no animals”

When the Kelly Miller Circus announced it wasn’t folding its tent and would instead do a full circuit this summer without elephants, zebras, camels, monkeys or other animal performers, the internet cheered and conveyed social media thank-you messages. “It clogged up the Facebook,” says James Kendrick Judkins, a former fire-breather and Texas businessman who stepped […]

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Hurricane Florence’s risks include toxic sludge and lagoons of pig manure

Hurricane Florence’s potential for destruction also includes increased risks for the environment and public health as torrential rains could overwhelm the pits where toxic waste from power plants is stored. Animal-manure lagoons are also at risk of flooding. Duke Energy was ordered two years ago to clean up coal-ash ponds in North Carolina that posed […]

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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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Pentagon defends Syria withdrawal as well thought-out and controlled in a tweet

The Defense Department is defending President Trump’s decision to pull 2,000 U.S. troops out of Syria, tweeting on Friday that the withdrawal is “deliberate, well thought-out, mutually supportive, and controlled.” The department also called the withdrawal the “next phase” of U.S. support to the U.S.-led coalition’s operations in Syria, but did not provide further detail […]

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SpaceX Moon Orbit Tourist might be one of these Japanese Billionaires

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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Gary O’Reilly is calling it a career after four decades in the furniture industry

O’Reilly entered the furniture business in 1972 as a worker bee in Fox Lake. A few years later partnered with a buddy in their own store in Round Lake Beach. That pairing dissolved and O’Reilly in the summer of 1977 opened a tiny showroom in Libertyville. He stayed 24 years, expanding to 31,000 square feet. […]

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A storage facility has been proposed for vacant land on Mundelein’s south side

Big Door Garage Suites has been proposed as a storage center for classic cars, boats and recreational vehicles. But the units also could be converted into offices, hobby spaces, art studios or leisure spaces. The facility is planned for 2 acres of vacant land on Wilhelm Road west of Reidel Road, on Mundelein’s south side. […]

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The American dream comes true for Lake Zurich business owner

Sergio Briseno expanded his authentic Mexican restaurant in Lake Zurich.

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Major storm slams into West Coast with powerful winds, heavy rain and snow

Rainfall rates of nearly eight-tenths of an inch in just 30 minutes were reported in parts of the Los Angeles metro region causing flash flooding, as well as a mudslide in Malibu. The mudslide, which caused some vehicles to get stuck, happened late Saturday night along the Pacific Coast Highway on the Los Angeles and […]

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Illinois scores low on chance to land Amazon’s second headquarters

Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics giant, is giving a $100 million matching gift to the University of Not Illinois. Sorry, we meant the University of Wisconsin. The company is making a shrewd investment: That money will fund an engineering building and research center because Foxconn needs a pipeline of tech talent for the $10 billion flat-panel […]

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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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Julian Castro, former Obama official, launches 2020 presidential bid

Julian Castro, former mayor of San Antonio and housing chief during the Obama administration, formally announced on Saturday that he is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election. Introduced by his mother, local activist Rosie Castro, he said the country was going through a crisis of leadership under President Donald Trump.

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