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Actor John Heard, known for 'Home Alone' movies, dies at 71
Source:  Vivelohoy
Saturday, 22 July 2017 19:29

Actor John Heard, whose many roles included the father in the "Home Alone" series and a corrupt detective in "The Sopranos," has died. He was 71.

Heard was found dead Friday in a hotel in Palo Alto, California, the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner's office said Saturday.

An investigation which...

Strong aftershocks test nerves on Greek island after quake that killed 2
Source:  Vivelohoy
Saturday, 22 July 2017 18:13

Crews of experts began examining the damage to cultural monuments and infrastructure on the eastern Greek island of Kos on Saturday, a day after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others in the Aegean Sea region that stretches to Turkey's sprawling coast.


Kennedy recounts his family's history with gun violence as he unveils his plans
Source:  Vivelohoy
Saturday, 22 July 2017 18:03

Democratic governor candidate Chris Kennedy on Saturday recounted his iconic political family's victimization by gun violence, as the son and nephew of two slain politicians unveiled his plans on the issue.

He discussed a series of initiatives that included improving education, increasing the number...

Pokemon Go Fest refunds all tickets as players can't get game to work
Source:  Vivelohoy
Saturday, 22 July 2017 17:55

Thousands of fans from near and far traveled to Chicago for Saturday's much-anticipated Pokemon Go Fest, but serious problems forced organizers to apologize — and offer refunds — after just four hours.

Plans called for as many as 20,000 Pokemon Go players to converge in Grant Park, with the ultimate...

Congress reaches bipartisan agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill
Source:  Vivelohoy
Saturday, 22 July 2017 17:37

Congressional Republicans and Democrats announced Saturday they had reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package to punish Moscow for meddling in the presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria.

Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 House Democrat, said...

Flooding sinks Algonquin's Founders' Days event — but village flush with volunteers
Source:  Vivelohoy
Saturday, 22 July 2017 17:25

It doesn't matter which road you take into Algonquin, you'll see the sign.

Right there under the city's population, "Founders Days," it will tell you, is the village's annual event, drawing thousands of visitors each summer. It's large enough to have its own hotline, board of directors and operate...

With $500K donation, Bartlett High School set to begin work on athletic complex
Source:  Vivelohoy
Saturday, 22 July 2017 16:31

After 20 years since it first opened, Bartlett High School is on its way to having a full-size athletic complex.

On Monday, the Bartlett High School Booster Club received a $500,000 donation for the long-gestating project, according to officials. The money will go toward a first phase of construction...

Trump's new message man deletes tweets praising Clinton, stronger gun laws
Source:  Vivelohoy
Saturday, 22 July 2017 16:30

A day after accepting a top White House job, President Donald Trump's new communications adviser announced Saturday that he's deleting old tweets, saying his own views have evolved and that what he said in the past shouldn't be a distraction.

Trump announced Friday that he'd hired Wall Street financier...

Lincoln-Way 210 ends year with $3M surplus
Source:  Vivelohoy
Saturday, 22 July 2017 16:21

One year after shutting Lincoln-Way North High School, District 210 officials said they ended the fiscal year with a $3.1 million surplus in its operating funds.

Since the previous fiscal year ended with a deficit of $4.2 million, 2017 showed a positive swing of $7,360,019, finance director Kelly...

FBI investigating Tinley Park bank robbery
Source:  Vivelohoy
Saturday, 22 July 2017 16:20

The FBI said it is investigating the Friday robbery of a Chase Bank branch in Tinley Park.

The bureau said the bank, 17157 S. Harlem Ave., was robbed about 3 p.m. by a man 5 feet, 7 inches or 5 feet, 8 inches tall, with a thin build, a short clean beard, wearing a plain black T-shirt, jeans and...

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