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Homeless service providers hopeful over nuisance-free zones ordinance

Those who work closely with Elgin's downtown homeless population said they are hopeful that the city's recently-approved public nuisance-free zones could help them get those people the services they need.

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St. Charles woman runs Chicago Marathon to honor her son

St. Charles resident Lynda Miller lost her son Liam in 2008 to a brain tumor. While he was undergoing three months of intensive treatment in the hospital, Miller and her family stayed at a local Ronald McDonald House in order to be near him in the hospital. Two years ago, Miller began running in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

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The movie stars Thomas Ian Nicholas as Henry Rowengartner, a boy who recovers from an injury with an amazing pitching arm and is recruited by the Chicago Cubs. The comedy also stars Gary Busey as Henry's teammate and reluctant mentor. It's one of those childhood-defining movies.

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Upon reading news that his foundation recently gave $1.5 million to the Stockbridge, MA-based Norman Rockwell Museum, I wondered if George Lucas had a minor epiphany. Maybe he figured it's much easier to cut a check than deal with the legal, logistical, and quasi-imperial entanglements involved with building a museum from scratch.

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Bill Clinton’s taxpayer-funded pad may violate nonprofit rules

Bill Clinton is enjoying the private residence above his presidential library in Arkansas at the expense of taxpayers and his charity foundation — a potential violation of nonprofit regulations.