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  1. Black Friday not as chaotic, shoppers sayRead the original story w/Photo

    23 min ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    ... for sale since the early 1800s, Lindsey said. ___ MARATHON SHOPPER At Westfield Fox Valley mall in Aurora, Illinois, parking spaces were plentiful and lines in many stores short or non-existent Friday morning. Some groggy shoppers were in their ...

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  2. Bowling Green Falcons versus Ball State Cardinals Football Recap: Falcons Limping to DetroitRead the original story

    29 min ago | Hustle Belt

    The Falcons will get another shot at a west division opponent when they face the Northern Illinois Huskies in the MAC Championship Game at Ford Field on December 5. The game will be a rematch of last year's game, won by the Falcons 47-27. The Falcons had lost earlier this year to Toledo and Western Michigan, both among the west division's best.

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  3. Shorthanded winnersRead the original story w/Photo

    41 min ago | Sedalia Democrat

    State Fair Community College center Selvedin Planincic scores inside the paint during Friday's win against Illinois Central. Planincic scored a game-high 31 points.

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  4. Cupich Unveils Daley Plaza Nativity SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | Patch.com

    ... in twenty-one states. This year, the Thomas More Society is co-sponsoring creches at the State Capitol building in Illinois, Florida, Georgia, Rhode Island, and Texas. "We are very pleased to be celebrating the thirtieth year of the nativity scene ...

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  5. City Council to meet next week to vote on minimum wage hikeRead the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | Chicago Sun-Times

    The Chicago City Council will meet next week to vote to raise the city's minimum wage in an effort to pass an ordinance before the Illinois General Assembly meets for its veto session, the mayor's office announced Friday. "We have decided to proceed next week because there is a possibility that there may be an attempt to pre-empt the Chicago ordinance," said Kelley Quinn, a spokeswoman for Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

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  6. Second Saturday Poetry Workshop set for Dec. 13Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Daily Herald

    ... MFA program for writers and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Torres has received fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council, Ragdale Foundation and Midwest Writing Center. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Manila, she currently resides in ...

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  7. Hinsdale Dentist to Travel to Japan on 2016 Lecture Tour, Speak on Cosmetic DentistryRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Sys-Con Media

    ... at-home or teeth whitening at the dentist office. Dr. Morgan earned his dental degree from the University of Illinois in Chicago and attended the University of Geneva in Switzerland, where he studied composite resin cosmetic dentistry with some of ...

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  8. Veterans sought for conservation corps:Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Daily Herald

    ... Volo Bog and Moraine Hills State Park and McHenry Dam in McHenry. The organization is a cooperative effort of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Friends of Volo Bog and Friends of Moraine Hills State Park with additional support provided ...

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  9. Chicago council to vote on minimum wageRead the original story

    1 hr ago | WAND-TV Decatur

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called a special city council meeting on a proposal to raise the minimum wage in the city to $13 an hour. Emanuel spokeswoman Kelley Quinn tells the Chicago Sun-Times the mayor wants to act to prevent a possible attempt by the Illinois General Assembly to pre-empt the proposal.

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  10. Black Friday Live: Thinner crowds, protests, beerRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KNUS-AM Aurora

    ... teaches inmates job skills and people skills they can use upon release. At Westfield Fox Valley mall in Aurora, Illinois, parking spaces were plentiful and lines in many stores short or non-existent Friday morning. Some groggy shoppers were in their ...

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  11. Rahm Emanuel Moves to Make It Illegal to Work For Less Than $27,000 A Year In ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Newsalert

    Crain's Chicago Business reports: Mayor Rahm Emanuel is moving to jump-start his proposal to raise Chicago's minimum wage to $13 an hour, fearing that the Illinois General Assembly may be about to pre-empt this city's ability to do so. $13 times 40 hours a week , times 52 weeks, equals $27, 040 a year.

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  12. 'Barn Bandit' wanted in 5 states arrested in IowaRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WAVE-TV Louisville

    ... and taking off without finishing the job. He's accused of leaving a string of victims in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Oklahoma. They are all cases in which Armstrong allegedly got paid thousands of dollars to build barns but never did. Coke ...

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  13. Palm: Freaky Friday flips conference racesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | CBS Sports

    ... not making that up). If Boise State loses tomorrow, the door flings open wide again. Utah State, Marshall, Northern Illinois or possibly Memphis, which hasn't won a football conference championship since 1971, could end up with the automatic berth. ...

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  14. Two Lake County adult probation officers honoredRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Daily Herald

    Two Lake County adult probation officers were honored recently at this year's annual fall conference of the Illinois Probation and Court Services Association, 19th Judicial Circuit Chief Judge John Phillips announced. Principal probation officers Robert Zastany Jr. and Lori Carrier were honored at the annual meeting of the Illinois Probation and Court Services Association, Oct. 29-31 in Champaign.

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  15. UN Watchdog Committee Condemns Police Brutality in United StatesRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Voice of America

    ... It also condemns the use of tasers that have resulted in the recent deaths of two people in Florida and Illinois. The independent experts say they are particularly troubled by the recent cases of botched executions in Arizona, Oklahoma and Ohio, ...

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  16. Trend of unemployment declines endsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Daily Chronicle

    DeKALB – The local unemployment rate in DeKalb County and the City of DeKalb grew slightly in October, mirroring a trend statewide. Countywide, the unemployment rate ticked up 0.1 percent in October , reaching 5.2 percent, from 5.1 percent in September, according to seasonally adjusted data released this week by the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

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  17. Area schools bring home mixed report cardsRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | The Daily Gazette

    STERLING – Schools in the Sauk Valley scored just below the state average on standardized tests, according to the 2013-14 Illinois Report Card . The Illinois Standard Achievement Test, taken by all elementary and junior high students in the state, was considered more challenging in 2014 because all questions were based on new Common Core standards, which accounted for just 20 percent of questions in 2013.

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  18. Emanuel Asks Aldermen To Raise Minimum Wage To $13 An Hour Over TimeRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | CBS Local

    ... lawmakers, who may deal with the wage hike on a wider scale. Legislators are expected to take up a measure to raise Illinois' $8.25-per-hour minimum wage when they return to Springfield next week. The proposal currently being considered would ...

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  19. Plan Would Use Medical Marijuana To Fund EducationRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WIFR

    ... fund new charter schools in underserved communities. Loevy says the law permitting a medical marijuana industry in Illinois has "created a real opportunity for profits." But, he says, a lot of those seeking to cash in are hedge funds and private ...

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  20. Navy needs win over South Alabama to secure bowl berthRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 26 | The Baltimore Sun

    ... qualified for the postseason while 17 others are sitting at five wins. Winners of the Virginia-Virginia Tech and Illinois-Northwestern games will reach six victories, which would bring the number of bowl eligible teams to 73. There are 38 ...

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