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Wife Of Disgraced Late Fox Lake Cop Seeking Pension Again

FOX LAKE, IL - The wife of a late Fox Lake police officer, who made his September 2015 suicide look like a death in the line of duty, is again seeking to collect his police pension. Initially, the decision was tabled pending an investigation into her own alleged criminal activities, but her attorney


Fleeing Trio Of Dick's Shoplifters Caught: Northbrook Crimes

NORTHBROOK, IL - The following information comes from the Northbrook Police Department as a record of incidents reported to the police and a list of those arrested. Criminal charges are often dropped or reduced and represent merely accusations by the state. An arrest does not mean a person is guilty

PATCH - 2017-12-16 20:55:21

For Humanity - Good and Malevolence best never be forgotten -

Bad Medicine at the Libertyville Centre Club Forrest Gump: [running] I had run for 3 years, 2 months, 14 days, and 16 hours. [He stops and turns around] - Young Man: Quiet, quiet: He's going to say something! Forrest Gump: [pause] I'm pretty tired... I think I'll go home now. I made my first post

PATCH - 2017-12-16 22:54:30

When the Snow Falls, Where Can You Park?

Winter is here and the first snowfall of the season has already hit. 'Tis the season for Woodstock residents to review the city's snow removal guidelines to avoid getting caught off-guard. Parking restrictions have been established to facilitate effective snow removal on downtown streets. These down


Council Talks Tax Reimbursement for Local Biz

A lumber supplier could receive a tax reimbursement from the city of Woodstock once a sales tax hike goes into effect. At a City Council meeting Dec. 5, officials discussed providing an incentive to Woodstock Lumber which would offset the upcoming 1-point increase to the city's sales tax rate. The t


Students Learn Coding at Schoolwide Event

Woodstock District 200 students observed Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 4 to 10, along with millions of students throughout the world. At Prairiewood Elementary School, they commemorated the week with the entire student body participating in the international Hour of Code event Dec. 6. Techno


Local Biz's Calendar Tradition Continues

For 36 years, Copy Express has offered free calendars with a local flair to the Woodstock community. Owners Jim and Vicki O'Leary recently announced the publication of the company's 2018 wall calendar featuring local scenes by photo-hobbyist Gay Belcher. "It's a signature thing for us," said O'Leary


'Stuff the Stocking' Promotes Bird-Watching to Kids

Woodstock resident Diane Brokaw is spending this Christmas season as she has the previous two: raising funds to "Stuff the Stocking for Zach." Her only child, 20-year-old Zach Brokaw, was killed in a car accident in June 2015. Zach, then nature director for Camp Lowden in Oregon, IL, had left camp a


Woman killed in Carroll Township crash

A Monongahela woman was killed in a crash early Saturday in Carroll Township. Laura L. Erickson, 55, died in the two-vehicle crash on Route 837 near Donora Road shortly before 1:30 a.m., according to the Washington County coroner's office. Erickson's northbound vehicle was struck head-on by another

OBSERVER-REPORTER - 2017-12-16 12:42:00

Woman killed after head-on crash in Carroll Township

A woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Carroll Township early Saturday morning. The accident was reported on State Route 837 a quarter mile south of Donora Road at approximately 1:25 a.m. The victim has been identified as Laura Erickson, 55, of Monongahela. She was pronounced dead at the scene

WTAE.COM - 2017-12-16 16:35:00

District adds special education initiative

KENWOOD - Penns Manor Area school board is signing on with a Pennsylvania Department of Education program aimed at intervening before a student is deemed to need special education. "Our hope is that we provide more classroom strategies," Superintendent Daren K. Johnston said after the board's vote T

INDIANA GAZETTE - 2017-12-16 14:40:00

Pennsylvania pushes counties to improve elder-abuse casework

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Frustrated by shortcomings it has identified in elder-abuse investigations, Pennsylvania is trying to take a harder line with county agencies that field thousands of complaints a year. The Department of Aging is starting to grade counties on a more aggressive compliance schedule af

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE - 2017-12-16 19:37:00

Tax reform could slow donations to charities

Charities play a critical role in our community. Where government falls short, not because of lack of effort but because of lack of funding, charities fill in. Our partners are able to clothe, feed, shelter and support families who otherwise would not have that. These are our neighbors and our famil

DAILY ITEM - 2017-12-16 07:00:00

Drawing fair congressional districts: Teacher from Delmont speaks out

Updated less than a minute ago The fact that Pennsylvania's District 12 looks like a barbell has been weighing on William Marx for some time. The barbell handle is almost broken in two along a small section of the Allegheny River, excluding communities such as New Kensington and Tarentum. The dis

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2017-12-17 00:09:50

Police calls: 2 crashes reported

Theft: Report taken at the 500 block of North Highway 281, 10:20 a.m. Saturday. Crash: Report taken at South Dakota Street and Seventh Avenue Southeast, 8:57 a.m. Saturday. Rape: Report taken at the 1700 block of 20th Avenue Southeast, 7:59 a.m. Saturday. Domestic fight: Report taken at 15th Avenue

DAILY AMERICAN ONLINE - 2017-12-17 01:49:33

Giving back to community a thrill for ABATE members

More than 200 toys were distributed to Meadville-area children Friday evening at the Toyz for Kidz event organized by the Crawford County chapter of the Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education. This year's event, held in the Kingsley Hall meeting room of Stone United Methodist Church, marked the 3

MEADVILLE TRIBUNE - 2017-12-16 12:00:00

Mount Alverno residents contribute to Operation Toy Train

WARWICK - Santa can always use a few extra elves, and the residents at Mount Alverno Center, an adult home and assisted living program in Warwick, are ready and willing. Mount Alverno residents Dorothy Wilson and Helen Mc Keon were among the many people who greeted the Middletown and New Jersey Rail

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-12-16 07:01:00

Letter: Hard choices regarding bears, bird feeders

Regarding "The best way to keep bears out of bird feeders" (Better Living, Page 2BL, Dec. 14): Thanks to Jim Wright for his recent Bird Watcher column regarding bears and bird feeding. I wanted to share my personal experience on the subject. I fell in love with watching and feeding birds when I move

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-12-16 14:54:33

Active house fire in Mahwah engulfs second story

MAHWAH - Fire departments from Mahwah, Ramsey and Tallman, NY, are working to extinguish an active house fire on Airmont Avenue. Residents of the home at 168 Airmont Ave. have evacuated the home, Mahwah Police dispatcher Tim Tedesco said Saturday. The fire is still active and involves the entire se

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-12-16 22:41:40

December Magic: nine holiday events you don't want to miss

Yes, we know you're busy. You're cleaning and shopping, baking and decorating. You might even be panicking. What better time then to take a break and a breather? Put on your parka, your boots, hats and gloves, grab your family, invite some friends, and get out of the house. Breathe in some cool, cri