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Thomas: No sympathy for steroids-tainted stars

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Chicago Bears hires assistant offensive line coach

     

     

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    LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Chicago Bears have hired Montreal Alouettes offensive coordinator Pat Meyer as an assistant offensive line coach.

    Last season, the Alouettes of the Canadian Football League were third in the league in scoring, averaging about 27 points per game, and were among the leaders in touchdowns, passing and fewest sacks allowed.

    Befo

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    Gov. Quinn signs law to educate students about abuse

     

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    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.— Erin Merryn is convinced she would have spoken out much earlier if she had been taught at a young age about the threat of sexual abuse. Instead, she endured abuse at the hands of a neighbor and older cousin for years before seeking help.

    Now 27, the Illinois native is campaigning nationwide for states to pass laws requiring

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    Illinois State Board asks for more school funding, raises test standardsstatehood

      SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois State Board of Education wants lawmakers to increase funding for schools by $874 million next year.

      The board voted Thursday to recommend the 13.4 percent increase.

      Finance Committee Chairman Jim Baumann says school districts are in "dire, dire straits," with 67 percent of districts in deficit spending. He says more

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      • Category: Chicago