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Thu04242014

Cell Phone Scams Increasing in Illinois

    CHICAGO (AP) — The consumer advocacy group Citizens Utility Board says scams that add charges to customers' cell phone bills have almost doubled in Illinois the past year.

    The board said in a news release Tuesday that scammers appear to be targeting cell phone users as wireless communication increases and new laws outlaw so-called cramming on land

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    Teachers End Strike in NW Suburbs

      CARPENTERSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — More than 20,000 students in suburban Chicago will be back in class after teachers and the school district reached a tentative agreement that ends a teachers' strike after just one day.

      The website of the Carpentersville-based Community Unit District 300 announced Tuesday night that the two sides reached a tentative

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      Min. Farrakhan Hospitalized In Virgin Islands With Fever

        Louis Farrakhan

        CHRISTIANSTED, St. Croix (AP) — Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has sought medical care in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

        Farrakhan representative Akbar Muhammed says Farrakhan went to a hospital on Tuesday with a "low-grade fever." He says Farrakhan has left the St. Thomas hospital and is describing his condition as "fine."

        Farrakhan, 79, had been

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        Former County Commissioner Convicted of Vandalism

          CHICAGO (AP) —

          A judge has found a former Cook County commissioner guilty of a misdemeanor charge of destroying a campaign sign belonging to his opponent days before the 2010 election.

          At a hearing on Tuesday in Bridgeview, Cook County Judge Kerry Kennedy sentenced Tony Peraica to four months of court supervision.

          Peraica was a two-term Republican

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          Teachers in Northwest Suburbs Hit Picket Lines

            (AP) — Classes are canceled for more than 20,000 students because of a teacher strike in a suburban Chicago school district.

            About 1,200 teachers are off the job Tuesday in Community Unit District 300. The district includes more than 20 schools in several northwest suburbs, including Carpentersville, Algonquin, Dundee and Lake in the Hills.

            Officials

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