Fire John Fox? It’s more complicated for Bears

The hair-trigger response was predictable: John Fox has to go. Gather the villagers, light your torch and head out out to Halas Hall — the Creature must be brought to justice. Only problem is, grisly replay challenge aside, this is not a horror movie and Fox isn’t Frankenstein’s monster. Therapeutic …

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Warehouses considered for outlet mall site in Country Club Hills

With plans for a new large outlet mall in Country Club Hills no longer a reality, the owners of the 100-acre site are looking at developing it for warehouse-distribution uses, a representative for the property owners said Tuesday. Chicagoland Outlets, first proposed in the summer of 2007, was to have …

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Police investigate more racial threats in Lake in the Hills

Authorities in McHenry County are investigating reports that a boy charged with hate crime for using racial epithets and threatening to kill classmates last month once again used social media to taunt another student. Officials in Huntley Community School District 158 recently alerted police that a student at Marlowe Middle …

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1 dead, 2 wounded in Austin shooting

One man is dead and two are wounded after a shooting Tuesday afternoon in the South Austin neighborhood, according to Chicago police. The incident occurred about 4:10 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Congress Parkway, police said. One man was pronounced dead on the scene and another was transported …

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Mundelein looks to raise age of tobacco sales to 21

In a close straw poll, Mundelein’s Village Board Monday night took the first step in raising the age limit on tobacco sales in the village to 21. Mayor Steve Lentz said employees will begin writing an ordinance and he plans to put it up for a formal vote on Nov. …

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Trump the impetuous gets a civics lesson from Justice

What happens when a president threatens to unleash federal prosecutors on his defeated nemesis? If that’s an exam question from a college class on 20th century dictators, we know the answer: danger ahead for the losing candidate. Back here in the United States, such a scenario should never arise because …

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