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Who is the man Trump wants to keep from going to jail?

Who is the man Trump wants to keep from going to jail?

The man the US President wants to keep out of prison is known as America's toughest sheriff....
Government accused of defying Senate over medicinal cannabis

Government accused of defying Senate over medicinal cannabis

An email obtained by the ABC shows the Government appearing to warn medicinal cannabis importers against supplying their product to terminally ill patients, in defiance of a June...
Former teacher says he barely remembers student he is accused of assaulting

Former teacher says he barely remembers student he is accused of assaulting

A former Marist College teacher accused of indecently assaulting a student in the early 1980s says he struggled to even remember the boy....
Man 'threatened' into transporting 10kg of ice hidden in fish statues, court told

Man 'threatened' into transporting 10kg of ice hidden in fish statues, court told

A Nigerian man on trial for a large importation of drugs concealed inside three fish statues says he thought he was helping a friend's decor business....
Miner engulfed by fire in workplace accident at BHP mine

Miner engulfed by fire in workplace accident at BHP mine

Hunter Valley mine safety officials begin an investigation into an accident in which a miner was engulfed by fire and badly burnt....
Controversial work-for-the dole program a disaster, Senate told

Controversial work-for-the dole program a disaster, Senate told

Community leaders and police say a work-for-the-dole scheme in WA is leading to increased levels of crime and poverty....
'Empty barrels': Police to investigate Nant whisky over fraud claims

'Empty barrels': Police to investigate Nant whisky over fraud claims

Nant whisky investors left out of pocket have been told a criminal investigation into the saga is underway....
Neill-Fraser court date set for last-ditch appeal over Chappell murder verdict

Neill-Fraser court date set for last-ditch appeal over Chappell murder verdict

Convicted killer Sue Neill-Fraser and her legal team have a date set for their last ditch appeal to convince the court of her innocence....
Pair committed to stand trial over alleged Christmas bomb plot

Pair committed to stand trial over alleged Christmas bomb plot

Two men are committed to stand trial over an alleged plot to bomb Melbourne's Federation Square over the Christmas holidays last year....
Motorists caught driving up to 44kph over limit on triple fatality road

Motorists caught driving up to 44kph over limit on triple fatality road

WA's Police Minister in confounded by the mentality of motorists caught speeding excessively on the same stretch of road where three people were killed in a head-on crash last...
'This is not OK': Hillary Clinton says 'creep' Trump made her 'skin crawl'

'This is not OK': Hillary Clinton says 'creep' Trump made her 'skin crawl'

Hillary Clinton says in a new book that Donald Trump made her skin crawl during the 2016 campaign....
Victorian Cabinet Minister Fiona Richardson dies

Victorian Cabinet Minister Fiona Richardson dies

Victoria's Minister for Family Violence Prevention Fiona Richardson, aged 50, dies a day after announcing she was taking more time off after being diagnosed with multiple tumours....
'You end up having to forfeit food': Unemployment benefits not enough, analysis finds

'You end up having to forfeit food': Unemployment benefits not enough, analysis finds

Australians on unemployment benefits are falling far short of affording basic necessities week to week, analysis finds....
ESPN drops commentator with same name as Confederate general from Virginia game

ESPN drops commentator with same name as Confederate general from Virginia game

ESPN broadcaster takes Robert Lee off Virginia's college football season opener because of his name....
Prairie Center Arts Foundation to Host “Patti Melt,” a benefit for the Prairie Center for the Arts featuring comedian Patti Vasquez

Prairie Center Arts Foundation to Host “Patti Melt,” a benefit for the Prairie Center for the Arts featuring comedian Patti Vasquez

Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | On Saturday, September 16, the Prairie Center Arts Foundation is hosting "Patti Melt," a benefit for the Prairie Center for the Arts...
Shout Out: Cathleen McCluskey and Jack Schneider, Oak Park farmers market fans

Shout Out: Cathleen McCluskey and Jack Schneider, Oak Park farmers market fans

Cathleen McCluskey, 37, and Jack Schneider, 50, of Oak Park answered a few questions for the Oak Leaves on July 29, as they sat with their dog, Tundra, outside Pilgrim...
Lux Cantorum Reformation Concert

Lux Cantorum Reformation Concert

Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and in recognition of the ecumenical progress among once-estranged faith...
American Heart Association seeking nominations for Lifestyle Change awards

American Heart Association seeking nominations for Lifestyle Change awards

Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | The American Heart Association and Interactive Health are seeking nominations for this year's Healthy for Good Lifestyle Change award....
Friends For Health Gears Up for 10-year 10-day Fundraiser

Friends For Health Gears Up for 10-year 10-day Fundraiser

Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | HIGHLAND PARK, IL (September 5, 2017) - Friends For Health (FFH) is excited to celebrate the end of their first decade supporting North...
Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital Earns Honors as a Top Nurse Employer in Illinois

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital Earns Honors as a Top Nurse Employer in Illinois

Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital has been named one of the best hospitals for nurses to work for in Illinois by Nurse.org,...
Evanston library hosted hundreds of gazers for 'Eclipse Day'

Evanston library hosted hundreds of gazers for 'Eclipse Day'

Evanston Public Library held and "Eclipse Day" watch event at its main branch...
PCC unveils newly renovated walk-in community health center

PCC unveils newly renovated walk-in community health center

Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | OAK PARK, Ill. - Monday, PCC Community Wellness Center (PCC) celebrated the renovation of PCC Walk-In Wellness Center at West Suburban...
New Officer joins Bensenville Police Department

New Officer joins Bensenville Police Department

Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | Officer Michael Palasiewicz has joined the Bensenville Police Department serving on the afternoon shift. Palasiewicz graduated from...
Oh, Say Can You See…Spirito! Sing at a White Sox Game? YES!

Oh, Say Can You See…Spirito! Sing at a White Sox Game? YES!

Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | Spirito! Singers, an elite choral organization located in the Chicago western suburbs, has been invited to sing the National Anthem on...
Shout Out: Ben Panitch, student and leader of Lincolnshire Police Explorer Post

Shout Out: Ben Panitch, student and leader of Lincolnshire Police Explorer Post

Shout Out is a weekly feature in which we introduce our readers to their fellow community members and local visitors throughout suburban Chicago....
Joliet West High School 2017 Friday Night Football Ticket Pre-sale Information

Joliet West High School 2017 Friday Night Football Ticket Pre-sale Information

Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | Joliet West High School will hold 2 Friday Night Football games during the 2017 season. September 29, 2017 v Plainfield Central...
Column: Barrington conservationist leaves indelible mark on area

Column: Barrington conservationist leaves indelible mark on area

A wave of shock and sorrow was felt by both members and friends of Citizens for Conservation following news that Tom Vanderpoel had passed away Aug. 8....
South Barrington consumer electricity program to expire

South Barrington consumer electricity program to expire

South Barrington officials are planning to let a consumer electrical rate program expire after being unable to secure rates lower than ComEd's offering....
Mount Prospect Downtown Merchants Association to Host “Summer Slide” Pub Crawl Sept. 16

Mount Prospect Downtown Merchants Association to Host “Summer Slide” Pub Crawl Sept. 16

Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | The Mount Prospect Downtown Merchants Association (MPDMA) is hosting the Summer Slide Pub Crawl on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 2 -...
National Nonprofit Hosts ‘Dad School’ Event to Help Fathers Form Closer Bonds with Children

National Nonprofit Hosts ‘Dad School’ Event to Help Fathers Form Closer Bonds with Children

Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | Attorneys, educational/support groups and social service agencies will be on hand during this free event Sunday, September 17, Lakeview...
Some Cook County residents crossing borders to avoid paying soda tax

Some Cook County residents crossing borders to avoid paying soda tax

Cook County should repeal its unpopular sweetened-beverage tax that exempts 872,000 low-income residents who won't experience the intended health benefits....
Meet PSC's New Student Trustee: Hector A. Guevara

Meet PSC's New Student Trustee: Hector A. Guevara

Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | Hector A. Guevara recently was sworn in as the newest student trustee on the Prairie State College (PSC) Board of Trustees, and he is...
Portage annex request rejected by commissioners

Portage annex request rejected by commissioners

Porter County Commissioners moved forward Tuesday on a $30 million capital improvements bond for the county....
Three60fit Presents Bootcamp at MB Financial at Rosemont

Three60fit Presents Bootcamp at MB Financial at Rosemont

Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | As summer comes to a close and you look to the fall and winter months to maintain and expand your fitness regimens, you may want to...
Column: Halloween candy crush creeps along with campaign ads

Column: Halloween candy crush creeps along with campaign ads

Halloween candy marketed in August seems a bit early, as do 2018 gubernatorial campaign ads airing on media outlets across Illinois....
Lake County's first farm stroll to offer view into agricultural life

Lake County's first farm stroll to offer view into agricultural life

A group of farms is welcoming the public to see what they're growing and raising during Lake County's first farm stroll Sept. 17....
Governor's veto doesn't mean end of bid to put Lake County Board chairman on ballot

Governor's veto doesn't mean end of bid to put Lake County Board chairman on ballot

The current Lake County Board chairman, Aaron Lawlor, said he prefers a more local discussion before the idea is taken to voters....
Historic Preservation Commission recommends landmark status for old Nichols Library

Historic Preservation Commission recommends landmark status for old Nichols Library

Naperville Historic Preservation Commission members Tuesday in a 5-1 vote approved recommending the old Nichols Library be designated a local landmark....
Edward summer camp helps kids with asthma and their parents breathe easier

Edward summer camp helps kids with asthma and their parents breathe easier

Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | About 1 in 10 children has asthma, a chronic lung disease that irritates and narrows the airways. It can lead to missed days of school,...
Chicago Gargoyle Brass & Organ Ensemble to perform at Downers Grove church

Chicago Gargoyle Brass & Organ Ensemble to perform at Downers Grove church

Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | The Fox Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists presents the Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble in concert: Sunday,...