• One Man’s Fight Against Foreclosure in Carpentersville

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    Tom Roeser is on a one-man mission to save Carpentersville, Ill., from falling into the fate of so many post-industrial Midwestern towns, where neighborhoods have become littered with vacant, foreclosed homes. Over the past several years, the 60-year-old president and co-owner of the town’s largest employer, a maker of switches and communications gear called...

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    Shooting reported at Fort Knox

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    FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) — A spokesman for the Fort Knox Army post in central Kentucky says a shooting has occurred there, but he had no immediate word on whether anyone was injured. Kyle Hodges says the shooting Wednesday afternoon was near the post’s human resources center. He was on his way back to...

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    Area libraries to receive grant funds

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    Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded fiscal year 2013 Illinois public library per capita and equalization aid grants totaling $11.9 million to 611 public libraries serving almost 12 million patrons. Per capita grant funding is authorized under Illinois library law and helps ensure that public libraries have some of the...

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    Gas prices stagnate

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    The price of gas is down slightly over the last month in Illinois, but don’t get excited. The statewide average is now $3.85, according to the Triple-A Fuel Gauge Report, down from $3.89 a month ago. But Beth Mosher of the Triple-A Chicago Motor Club says the decline is not a trend. It is...

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