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Aurora man accused of waving firearm at party charged

Erik R. Derby, 36, of Foxmoor Lane, is charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful restraint and resisting arrest, according to a news release Saturday from the St. Charles Police Department.

International Yoga Day in Naperville an oasis of calm

An International Yoga Day Celebration in Naperville drew hundreds seeking unity and peace amid stressful times.

Constable: Naperville Navy captain leads Warrior Games

Led by Navy Capt. Brent Breining, who grew up in Naperville, the Warrior Games, running June 30 through July 8 in Chicago, are hosted by Jon Stewart, feature concerts by Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson and showcase about 265 wounded, injured or ill military members competing in adaptive Olympic sports.

Water Street in Naperville revives dormant block, ‘blows away’ expectations

The Water Street District in Naperville has revitalized a block that used to be considered "the other side of the river," and officials celebrated its opening Friday.

Libertyville sending out flood survey

Libertyville residents are asked to complete a flood questionnaire to assist with the Master Stormwater Management Plan study.

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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Too Big for Their...

Today in 5 LinesA federal jury convicted two former aides to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie over the George Washington Bridge lane closures in 2013. A jury found Rolling Stone magazine liable for defamation in a suit related to the now-debunked 2014 article about an alleged rape at the University of Virginia. The U.S. added 161,000 jobs in October, while the unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.9 percent. The Paris Agreement—which includes 96 countries and aims to combat climate change—officially became international law. President Obama shortened the sentences of 72 inmates, bringing the total number of commutations granted during his presidency to 944. Today on The Atlantic No Pressure: Arizona, a Republican-leaning state, may be in play for Democrats this election. Conor Friedersdorf traveled to the state “to talk to these newly relevant voters as they weighed a decision that could affect the fate of the whole country.” One Heck of a Year: Trevor Noah took over as host of ..

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NW Indiana’s longtime Star Plaza Theatre to be demolished

MERRILLVILLE, Ind.— The owners of a 3,400-seat theater in northwestern Indiana that’s featured Bob Dylan, Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock say they’ll demolish the longtime venue after all. White Lodging announced last August that it would tear down the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, only to drop those plans in November following a public outcry. But the company now says the theater will be leveled after a final December show featuring the Oak Ridge Boys. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports […]

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