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Tanzania's opposition seeks new election, 'endless' protests

Sat, 10/31/2020 - 08:44
Tanzania's two main opposition parties are calling for a re-run of Wednesday's election after alleging widespread fraud, and they are urging people into the streets for peaceful protests on Monday

Nearly 3 months after vote, Belarus protests still go strong

Sat, 10/31/2020 - 08:26
Nearly three months after Belarus' authoritarian president's re-election to a sixth term in a vote widely seen as rigged, demonstrators keep swarming the streets of Belarusian cities to demand his resignation in the most massive and sustained wave of protests the ex-Soviet nation has ever seen

New Berlin airport opening 9 years late with little ceremony

Sat, 10/31/2020 - 08:07
Nine years late and far above its original budget, Berlin's new airport is finally opening Saturday with little ceremony and, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, few passengers

Chinese manufacturing expands in October but at slower pace

Sat, 10/31/2020 - 06:20
China's manufacturing activity expanded in October for the eighth straight month, though at a slightly slower rate than in September

Kyle Rittenhouse extradited to Wisconsin after judge's ruling; records show friend bought rifle for him

Sat, 10/31/2020 - 04:05
Antioch teen Kyle Rittenhouse, who has been charged with fatally shooting two men and wounding a third during civil unrest in Kenosha, was moved to Wisconsin Friday after a Lake County judge's ruling cleared the way for his extradition. Also, records released Friday show a friend bought for him the gun he used in the shooting.

Maryland shocks Minnesota 45-44 in OT on missed conversion

Sat, 10/31/2020 - 03:35
A crazy, thrilling game ended in overtime Friday night when Minnesota's Brock Walker missed a conversion after a potential tying touchdown, giving Maryland a stunning 45-44 comeback upset victory

Police shooting of Black man near Portland raises tension

Sat, 10/31/2020 - 03:09
The shooting of a Black man by Washington state authorities threatens to increase tensions around Portland, Oregon, where protesters against racial injustice have clashed repeatedly with right-wing groups in recent months

Suspect in $150,000 Libertyville jewelry store robbery sought

Sat, 10/31/2020 - 01:08
Libertyville police are searching for a man who robbed a downtown jewelry store of $150,000 in merchandise Friday morning.

Suburban hospitals worrying about their ability to staff the fall COVID-19 surge

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 23:31
As Illinois sets another single-day record for COVID-19 infections, hospitals are preparing to feel the strain of a fall and winter surge after weeks of steadily rising patient numbers.

'We are on the precipice': State reports nearly 7,000 new COVID-19 cases, 36 more deaths

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 23:18
New cases of COVID-19 totaled a record 6,943 Friday and deaths from the respiratory disease came to 36. Illinois is "on precipice" of tightened restrictions for entire state, public health Director Ngozi Ezike said.

That masked man is Dad: Returning naval officer surprises daughter in Palatine

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 23:13
Kindergartner Naomi Otachel led her classmates in a Hail Mary Friday morning on the steps of St. Thomas of Villanova School in Palatine, offering prayers and gratitude for members of the military, like her father, Konrad. Moments later, Konrad -- finally home after a Navy deployment that lasted nearly 15 months -- surprised his daughter.

Characters devour all the candy they can get in Libertyville

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 22:26
Hundreds of characters filled the sidewalks on Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville for the annual Trick or treat on MainStreet event Friday.

'It was a little ping of joy': Suburban businesses share $15 million in COVID-19 grant funds

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 22:22
More than 1,200 small businesses throughout Illinois shared in more than $46 million in Business Interruption Grants to help offset financial losses incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mother sues in Waukegan police shooting, says son was left to die

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 19:57
The mother of the Black man who was fatally shot by a Waukegan police officer has filed a federal lawsuit accusing law enforcement of letting him bleed to death in the eight minutes it for took an ambulance to arrive.

COVID-19 pandemic makes it hard for educators to measure student growth from previous year

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 19:26
The 2020 Illinois Report Card released Friday for the first time doesn't include reliable data on assessments, attendance or graduation rates for schools, among other accountability metrics.

Lombard's Brauer House sues governor over ban on indoor dining

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 19:02
The Brauer House in Lombard has joined the list of Illinois restaurants and bars suing Gov. J.B. Pritzker and state and local health departments over the governor's order forbidding them from letting patrons eat and drink inside due to a recent increase in positive COVID-19 tests.

Push to decrease social distancing in classrooms divides many in District 25

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 18:46
A push to decrease social distancing in classrooms that would lead to a full reopening of Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 schools has drawn sharp differences of opinion among school board members, district administrators, parents and teachers.

Jim O'Donnell: A life of triumph -- the improbable dream of Vaughn McClure

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 17:26
Jim O'Donnell: Looking back on the life of Vaughn McClure.

Daily Herald wins general excellence, best website

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 16:48
The Daily Herald won the General Excellence award and first place for best website Thursday night at the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association's 2020 annual awards gathering.The Daily Herald won 52 awards altogether, including 21 for first place in a variety of categories.Judges said "The Daily Herald team gets it. The website is organized well and updated regularly. This is a top-notch site."Travis Siebrass, the assistant managing editor overseeing, said: "Our staff is committed to telling stories that matter to the suburbs. We work to make sure our website is a direct reflection of that." Burt Constable, Elena Ferrarin, Rick West and Marie Wilson each earned three first-place awards. Constable and Ferrarin each won five awards in all.West won first place for video and feature photography on the same assignment on a 75th wedding anniversary story. "Keep looking and you notice the little things that make this photo great," the judges said. "We're proud of our hardworking staff and its ongoing commitment to serve our readers," Editor John Lampinen said. "The recognition is appreciated. But what's really important is the good work on behalf of the community that our journalists strive to provide each day."First place• General Excellence: Daily Herald Staff• Website: Daily Herald Staff• Design: Daily Herald Staff • Public Affairs Reporting: Marie Wilson and Elena Ferrarin• Coverage of Social Issues: Madhu Krishnamurthy• In-depth News Story: Burt Constable• Sports Columnist: Barry Rozner• Video: Rick West• Spot News Story: Eric Peterson and Elena Ferrarin• Headline Writing: Melynda Findlay• General Feature: Burt Constable• Personality Profile: Robert Feder and Jim O'Donnell• Business/Financial Coverage: Marie Wilson and Elena Ferrarin• Technology/Medical Coverage: Marie Wilson• Columnist: Burt Constable• Editorial: Jim Slusher• Spot News Photo: Rick West• Feature Photo: Rick West• Sports Photo: Mark Welsh• Sports Story: John Dietz• Online Photo Gallery: John Starks• News Series: Jake Griffin and Lauren RohrSecond Place• Historical Feature: Burt Constable• Headline Writing: Don Friske• General Feature: Barbara Vitello• Personality Profile: Burt Constable• Business/Financial Coverage: Daily Herald Staff• Technology/Medical Coverage: Daily Herald Staff• Editorial: Pete Nenni• Spot News Photo: Mark Welsh• Sports Photo: Brian Hill• Sports Story: Scot Gregor• Online Photo Gallery: Daily Herald Staff• COVID-19 Coverage: Daily Herald Staff• Spanish Coverage of Latino Community: Marni Harvey, ReflejosThird Place • Watchdog Reporting: Jake Griffin• Public Affairs Reporting: Robert Sanchez• Coverage of Social Issues: Elena Ferrarin• Education Reporting: Madhu Krishnamurthy• Use of Humor: Jim Baumann • Video: Rick West• Headline Writing: Sean Stangland• General Feature: Madhu Krishnamurthy• Personality Profile: Elena Ferrarin• Business/Financial Coverage: Eric Peterson and Bob Susnjara• Technology/Medical Coverage: Daily Herald Staff• Columnist: Jim Slusher• Editorial: John Lampinen• Spot News Photo: Joe Lewnard• Sports Story: Patricia Babcock McGraw• Online Photo Gallery: Jeff Knox• News Series: Jake Griffin

2020 trick-or-treat hours in the suburbs

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 16:18
Halloween is Saturday, and this year, most suburbs are requiring masks (not just scary ones) for trick-or-treaters. Here are trick-or-treat hours in the suburbs.
Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Kankakee, and Will.

Alsip, Berwyn, Bolingbrook, Bourbonnais, Channahon, Chicago, Chicago Ridge, Crestwood, Crete, Downers Grove, Frankfort, Homewood, Homer Glen, Homewood, Joliet, Lemont, Lockport, Lombard, Kankakee, Manhattan, Midlothian, Minooka, Mokena, Monee, Naperville, New Lenox, Oak Brook, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Orland Hills, Orland Park, Palos Hills, Palos Heights, Palos Park, Plainfield, Posen, Romeoville, Steger, Tinley Park, Woodridge

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