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Wolves GM leads charge against epilepsy — Matthew Young is just like any other 23-year-old. He's quick with a carefree laugh or a quip, and he's full of ambition and hope in his chosen profession as a freelance cinematographer. And he's not about to let anything, even epilepsy, stop him.

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Arlington Heights man in court on murder charge at 1:30 p.m. — An Arlington Heights man will appear in court in Wisconsin at 1:30 p.m. on charges that he murdered his estranged wife with a hatchet. Cristian Loga-Negru, 38, is being held on $1 million bond and is facing charges of first-degree intentional homicide, mayhem and kidnapping, according to Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin police.
Nov 21, 2014

'I killed Roxana,' man charged in hatchet murder told his dad, authorities say

Nov 21, 2014

Final story from today in Racine where an Arlington Heights man was charged w/his wife's brutal murder… @dailyherald

Nov 21, 2014

"Racine County District Attorney W. Richard Chiapete called the murder of 36-year-old Roxana Abrudan of Arlington...

Retrial date set in case of Streamwood infant death — A Cook County judge set Dec. 5 for the retrial of a Hanover Park woman chraged with strangling her baby moments after giving brith three years ago, and leaving him in a trash can in a Streamwood Salvation Army store restroom.

South Elgin fifth-graders get lesson on flag — Fifth-graders at Willard Elementary School in South Elgin got a chance to hear and see a bit of the history of the American flag Friday.
Nov 21, 2014

Jim Mertz and John White of Algonquin-Lake in the Hills American Legion Post 1231 gave a presentation to...

COD trustee bites back at criticism over thousands spent on meals — A watchdog group has criticized College of DuPage officials for using taxpayers' money on meals and drinks for themselves and employees at the college's Waterleaf restaurant, with some outings costing thousands of dollars each. But Trustee Dianne McGuire had her own message, calling out whom she deemed the "extremist, right-wing ideologues and groups attempting to discredit this stellar institution, its administration and its elected leaders."
Nov 21, 2014

""I think the most egregious part of what we uncovered was the amount of alcohol that the taxpayers are paying...

County judge set to rule on Illinois pension law — A Sangamon County judge's ruling Friday on the constitutionality of the landmark Illinois pension overhaul could determine whether the matter is ultimately decided by the state Supreme Court. Circuit Judge John Belz announced the timetable for a written opinion at a hearing Thursday at which he considered arguments about whether the state can use the crisis of a $100 billion retirement-fund debt to cut benefits to retirees.
Nov 21, 2014

Breaking news: Downstate judge rules Illinois pension overhaul is unconstitutional. "We plan to immediately...

Fed faces pressure to rein in wall street commodity businesses — The Federal Reserve faces pressure to restrict Wall Street's control over commodities such as oil, aluminum and coal after lawmakers said banks tried to exploit rules and influence prices to their benefit. "You've got to restore the separation," U.S. Senator Carl Levin, said in an interview yesterday after he grilled executives from Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Uber's Michael said to retain support amid remarks — Emil Michael, the Uber Technologies Inc. executive whose criticisms of journalists led to calls for his firing this week, is so far withstanding that pressure. That's because the 42-year-old executive has been central to the startup's growth, playing a role in everything from a financing round in June that valued Uber at $17 billion, to its partnerships and international expansion, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Kozy Shack recalls some puddings over labeling — Pudding maker Kozy Shack Enterprises is recalling some of its puddings because they are not labeled as containing milk. The voluntary recall involves 4-ounce cups of Foodservice Kozy Shack Simply Well Chocolate Pudding. The recalled pudding was distributed through foodservice distribution channels and not sold in retail stores.

Should Apple pay follow the same regulations as banks? — Apple Inc.'s new payment system and others like it should be subject to the same regulations as the biggest U.S. banks to head off attacks by terrorists and computer hackers, BB&T Corp. Chief Executive Officer Kelly King said.

McDonald's meat supplier suffering collateral damage — Not even Marfrig Global Foods SA, the Oak Brook-based McDonald's Corp. hamburger meat supplier that's won upgrades from two ratings companies in the past five weeks, could overcome investors' growing discontent over Brazil.

Honda urges repair or else recalls for compliance — Honda Motor Co. wants regulators to make U.S. motorists comply with carmakers' recall notices. Amid reports of people killed because they didn't know their cars had a defect, an executive with the Japan-based carmaker urged state and federal regulators to consider new methods, such as withholding vehicle registration renewals.

Obama plan gives tech firms boost in foreign job pool — President Barack Obama's immigration order will let U.S. companies temporarily hire more foreign college graduates even as it stops short of providing more of the H1-B work visas favored by technology companies. Obama, in his plan announced last night, will expand a training program that allows foreign citizens who earn U.S.

VW to spend $106 billion chasing Toyota sales lead — Volkswagen AG will keep pouring money into new vehicles, technology and factories as it chases Toyota Motor Corp. for the lead as world's largest automaker. VW will invest $106 billion over the next five years, Europe's biggest manufacturer of cars, vans and heavy trucks said today in a statement.

Barbie under attack after book gaffe, rival doll — Mattel Inc.'s Barbie is facing a double dose of flak this week after a book featuring her was branded as sexist and a new rival doll with more realistic looks -- including acne and stretch marks -- ramped up its marketing.

Riopell: Kirk says 2016 opponents have 'quite a hill to climb' — For the first time since he was a member of Congress under House Speaker Dennis Hastert, U.S. Sen Mark Kirk will serve in the majority party when the new term starts next month and Republicans have control of the Senate.

Dawn Patrol: Our elected leaders on Obama's immigration plan — Elected leaders representing the suburbs and state reacted along party lines to President Obama's speech last night, in which he outlines his plan to spare roughly 5 million people in the United States illegally from deportation.

Alibaba said to get $43 billion of orders in debut bond offering — Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has $43 billion of orders from investors in a debut bond offering, more than five times what the company was said to be seeking, people with knowledge of the deal said.
Nov 21, 2014

Alibaba said to get $43 billion of orders in debut bond offering… via @dailyherald