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  • Conyers confirms harassment settlement; ethics probe opens
    Allegations of sexual harassment against Rep. John Conyers may be the toughest opponent the Michigan Democrat has faced in a career spanning five decades

  • Correction: San Francisco Pier Shooting story
    The Associated Press
    Correction: San Francisco Pier Shooting story

  • 35th annual Cookie Walk returns Dec. 1
    Submitted by Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva
    One of Geneva’s oldest and tastiest holiday traditions returns for its 35th year when the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva hosts its annual Cookie Walk Friday, Dec. 1.

  • LaVar Ball questions Trump's role in son's release
    The Associated Press
    LaVar Ball questions Trump's involvement in son's release, again declines to thank president

  • China sentences prominent rights lawyer to 2 years in prison
    A court in central China has sentenced a human rights lawyer to two years in prison on the vague charge of inciting subversion of state power, the latest verdict in a sweeping crackdown on activism

  • CBS suspends Rose, PBS halts his show following allegations
    CBS suspends morning show host Charlie Rose, PBS halts his interview show after eight women accuse the veteran newsman of inappropriate behavior

  • US ending temporary permits for almost 60,000 Haitians
    The Trump administration says it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation

  • Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies at 49
    The WTA says 1998 Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died at 49

  • Shop local at Harper College Clay Guild sale
    Submitted by Harper College
    Just in time for the holidays, the Harper College Clay Guild Sale will showcase one-of-a-kind clay pieces.

  • Council approves Emanuel’s $8.6 billion budget
    Chicago Sun-Times
    After the most tranquil budget season of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s tenure, the Chicago City Council on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a 2018 spending plan balanced with higher taxes on telephone bills, ride-hailing, and large-venue amusements.

  • Council drops background-check requirement for ride-hailing companies
    Chicago Sun-Times
    The Chicago City Council agreed Tuesday to let Uber, Lyft and Via escape fingerprinting and let the ride-hailing and taxicab run the names of their own drivers through national and global databases to make sure they don’t have criminal records, show up on sex offender registries or appear on a list of suspected terrorists.

  • Michael Jordan’s shoes get record $55,000 at auction
    Daily Herald report
    $55,000 for Nike Air Jordans? That’s what a bidder is paying for a customized, signed pair worn by Bulls great Michael Jordan in 1986.

  • Man who had marijuana mailed to him while on house arrest gets probation
    By Harry Hitzeman
    A 20-year-old from St. Charles who was on home monitoring on three pending felony drug cases when he was charged with having cannabis oil mailed to him to later sell was sentenced Monday to 6½ years of probation. “I don’t trust you,” Kane County Judge John Barsanti said as he sentenced Braham Thomas.

  • Community rallying to help those displaced by Bensenville fire
    By Justin Kmitch
    As many as 40 Bensenville residents will have to find temporary housing for Thanksgiving, and possibly far beyond, as a result of an early morning fire Sunday that ripped through an apartment building, killing one man.

  • McDonald’s plans to tear down Des Plaines replica restaurant
    By Christopher Placek
    McDonald’s plans to demolish the 32-year-old replica of its original Des Plaines restaurant and donate the land to the city, company officials confirmed Monday.

  • Judge permanently blocks Trump sanctuary cities order
    A federal judge has permanently blocked President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities

  • Interior denies wrongdoing involving Zinke's wife, travel
    The Associated Press
    The Department of Interior denied any wrongdoing Monday after documents surfaced showing government staffers were forced to scramble to accommodate requests from Secretary Ryan Zinke's wife as she accompanied him on trips outside of Washington D.C.

  • The Latest: Trump puts North Korea back on blacklist
    The Associated Press
    President Donald Trump has announced the U.S. is putting North Korea's "murderous regime" on America's terrorism blacklist

  • 2 men accused of offering bribes to Uganda, Chad officials
    2 representatives of Chinese energy conglomerate are charged in New York with offering millions of dollars in bribes to the president of Chad and the Ugandan foreign minister to generate business

  • Illinois DNR to landowners: Do homework before selling trees
    The Associated Press
    The state of Illinois is warning people who own forest land to do their homework before agreeing to sell mature forest trees and logs

  • Police board overrules superintendent, will review 2012 case
    The Associated Press
    Chicago's police oversight agency has decided an officer involved in the 2012 fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy must face a disciplinary hearing

  • Asian shares advance as Wall Street regains ground
    Shares higher in Asia after Wall Street regains lost ground

  • Gurnee votes to help fund drug treatment program
    By Doug T. Graham
    Since June 2016, around 100 people addicted to drugs have gone to the Gurnee police station to surrender their drugs and seek help as part of a county-wide program called “A Way Out.” On Monday night, Gurnee pledged to contribute $10,000 to help keep the program going.

  • Round Lake Park police investigating baby’s death
    By Ema Sasic
    Authorities are investigating the death of an Round Lake Park infant early Monday.

  • Trump asks Supreme Court for full enforcement of travel ban
    The Trump administration is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the latest travel ban to take full effect

  • AP source: Border patrol agent may have fallen
    Questions remain about the cause of death of a U.S. border agent in West Texas

  • Della Reese, of TV's 'Touched by an Angel,' has died at 86
    Della Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the long-running television drama 'Touched by an Angel,' has died at age 86

  • Manson has endured as the face of evil for nearly 50 years
    Other killers snuffed out far more lives than Charles Manson did in 1969 but the murderous cult leader has endured for nearly a half century as the personification of evil

  • New York Times reporter suspended in harassment probe
    The New York Times says it has suspended White House reporter Glenn Thrush while it investigates harassment charges

  • Manson's death leaves questions over autopsy, property
    The Associated Press
    Charles Manson's death came with a string of unanswered questions, from whether the notorious cult leader left a will to what, if any, possessions he left behind

  • Warming to make thunderstorms larger and more frequent
    A new study says severe thunderstorms in North America will likely be larger and more frequent in a warmer world

  • Taylor Swift 'reputation' sells 1.22 M albums in 1st week
    Taylor Swift's "reputation" is in good standing: the album has sold 1.2 million units in its first week

  • Elk Grove Village limits tobacco sales to 21 and over
    By Chacour Koop
    Elk Grove Village has restricted the sale of tobacco products and e-cigarettes to people 21 or older.

  • The Latest: Moore campaign fires back against media, accuser
    The Associated Press
    Alabama Republican Roy Moore's campaign is going on the offensive against the media and one of the women who accused him of sexual misconduct

  • US declares NKorea a terror sponsor; new sanctions expected
    President Donald Trump says U.S. declaring North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism

  • Attorneys filing Vegas shooting lawsuits with 450 plaintiffs
    Attorneys who filed one of the first lawsuits after the Oct. 1 mass shooting that killed 58 concert-goers and left hundreds injured on the Las Vegas Strip are filing four more cases on behalf of more than 450 victims

  • 2 men serving life sentences for rape, murder released
    The Associated Press
    Two Chicago men who were serving life sentences for a 1994 rape and murder have been released from prison based on DNA evidence exonerating them.

  • DuPage addiction recovery center founder ‘never stopped fighting’
    By Marie Wilson
    Henry Tews of Glen Ellyn, who founded Serenity House Counseling Services in Addison, was a driven man who “never stopped fighting” for recovering alcoholics and drug users who needed help, relatives and friends say.

  • More than $98 million in community policing grants awarded
    The Associated Press
    Several cities, including Chicago, have been awarded $3.1 million each in Justice department grants to hire extra police officers

  • Prosecutor seeks probe of US personnel in Afghanistan
    The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court requests authority to investigate human rights abuses in Afghanistan, including alleged war crimes by the U.S. military and CIA

  • Indiana BMV branches closed Thursday, Friday for holiday
    The Associated Press
    The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is reminding customers that its license branches will be closed two days this week in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday

  • Indiana nonprofit wins national award for campfires program
    The Associated Press
    A nonprofit that supports arts and culture in Indiana has won a national award for a program that combines treks into nature with literature and campfire discussions

  • District 62 leader wants ‘benefit of the doubt’ on sexual harassment allegations
    By Chacour Koop
    Des Plaines Elementary District 62 Superintendent Floyd Williams has issued a statement strongly denying accusations he sexually harassed female employees.

  • Homeland Security Department terminates temporary residency program for almost 60,000 Haitians
    The Associated Press
    Homeland Security Department terminates temporary residency program for almost 60,000 Haitians

  • McHenry County reduces levy 11.2%, asks other taxing bodies to follow
    By Lauren Rohr
    The McHenry County Board authorized an 11.2 percent reduction to the property tax levy, and Chairman Jack Franks is calling on other local governments to follow suit.

  • The Latest: CBP official says attack reports 'speculation'
    By The Associated Press
    A U.S. border patrol official says unconfirmed reports that an agent who died and another who was injured were attacked are 'speculation' as of Monday evening

  • Ex-Chicago officer who shot at teens gets 5-year sentence
    The Associated Press
    A five year prison sentence has been handed a Chicago police officer convicted of shooting at a car full of teenagers

  • Trump charity stepped up 2016 giving amid campaign scrutiny
    President Donald Trump sharply increased money given away through his foundation last year as the charity drew scrutiny during the campaign

  • Charles Manson used charm to turn youths into mass killers
    Charles Manson was a charismatic figure with a talent for turning middle-class youth into mass murderers

  • Trump promises Americans 'huge tax cut' for Christmas
    President Donald Trump has promised a tax overhaul by Christmas, even as a nonpartisan tax analysis group says the Senate package would leave half of taxpayers facing higher levies by 2027

  • Argentina's navy says that sounds detected in undersea area did not come from missing submarine with crew of 44
    The Associated Press
    Argentina's navy says that sounds detected in undersea area did not come from missing submarine with crew of 44

  • Palatine chamber annual awards dinner
    Daily Herald report
    Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Keys to Success holiday awards dinner Friday, Dec. 1.

  • Stormwater management awards
    Daily Herald report
    Nominations are being accepted for 2017 stormwater awards to recognize outstanding efforts by organizations, communities, groups, and individuals for projects and other proactive and innovative efforts to improve water quality, reduce flooding, and help restore the natural drainage system.

  • 4th hearing on Long Grove plan set for Tuesday
    Daily Herald report
    The fourth public hearing for proposed updates to Long Grove’s comprehensive plan is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21 at the village hall, 3110 Old McHenry Road.

  • Lake County releases results from underage alcohol operation
    Daily Herald report
    The Lake County Health Department and local law enforcements sent teenagers to 165 stores across the county to see if they could illegally buy liquor.

  • Bartlett police warn about ‘grandparent scam’
    Daily Herald report
    Bartlett police are warning residents to be vigilant after an increase of “grandparent scam” telephone complaints.

  • Wauconda fire chief retiring after nearly 34 years on the job
    By Russell Lissau
    Wauconda Fire District Chief Mike Wahl is retiring after nearly 34 years with the department.

  • Melania Trump takes custody of White House Christmas tree
    Melania Trump has continued a time-honored, first lady tradition: receiving the official White House Christmas tree

  • Wauconda board to talk finances
    Daily Herald report
    The Wauconda village board meets Tuesday night to go over a comprehensive annual financial report for the last fiscal year.

  • Crystal Lake practitioner accused of inappropriately touching patient
    By Ema Sasic
    A Crystal Lake practitioner has been charged with battery after a report that he inappropriately touched a patient undergoing treatment in September, according to police.

  • Before elephants, US loosened limits on lion trophies
    Federal officials quietly loosen restrictions on the importation of heads and hides of lions shot for sport

  • Yellen to step down from Federal Reserve board
    Janet Yellen announces she will leave Federal Reserve board after Powell becomes chairman

  • Disruptive Hawaii flight passenger sentenced to time served
    A Turkish man who blames his disruptive inflight behavior on a hallucination won't receive any additional jail time and must pay American Airlines more $8,500

  • FBI, Justice Department to investigate St. Louis-area police
    Federal investigation will look into possible civil rights violations by police in the St. Louis area in the two months since protests broke out after a white former police officer was acquitted in the shooting death of a black suspect

  • Victim identified in Hainesville shooting
    By Ema Sasic
    The Lake County coroner on Monday identified the victim of a Hainesville shooting Friday night as an Evanston man.

  • Mars theory gets dusted: Streaks may be sand, not water
    A new study suggests that dark streaks on Mars are signs of flowing sand, not water

  • College of DuPage holds line on property taxes
    By Robert Sanchez
    College of DuPage is seeking less property tax revenue next year, despite uncertainty about how much state funding the school will receive.

  • Leading lawmakers leery of boosting Indiana smoking age
    Legislative leaders are leery of a proposal being backed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce to raise the state's legal age for buying cigarettes from 18 to 21

  • Naperville might start enforcing state pet stores law
    By Marie Wilson
    Naperville soon could grant local enforcement authority to its animal control officers to make sure pet stores are selling dogs from breeders that don’t have inspection violations.

  • 30-plus treated after opioid exposure at Fort Wayne jail
    The Associated Press
    Authorities say 30 guards and a nurse at a northeastern Indiana jail have gone to hospitals for medical evaluation after being exposed to an undetermined opioid substance

  • Buffalo Grove’s Hartstein drops out of state House race
    By Russell Lissau
    Former Buffalo Grove Mayor Elliott Hartstein is dropping out of the race for the state House 59th District seat.

  • Chicago plans to sue US Steel over Indiana plant's spills
    The Associated Press
    The city of Chicago plans to sue U.S. Steel Corp. for alleged environmental violations stemming from spills of a potentially carcinogenic chemical from the steelmaker's Portage, Indiana, plant into a Lake Michigan tributary

  • More allegations against Franken, this time met with silence
    A second woman has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of improper conduct

  • Polish prosecutors open racism probe of far-right march
    The Associated Press
    Prosecutors in Poland open investigation determine if statements expressed during a march by far-right nationalists in Warsaw violated laws against propagating racism

  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe ignores calls to quit, faces impeachment
    Zimbabwe's Mugabe ignores calls to resign, faces a push to impeach him

  • Charles Manson, whose brutality made him face of evil, dead
    Charles Manson has died after nearly 50 years behind bars, where he was sent for the brutal slayings of seven people in 1969

  • Will your taxes go up or down? The five biggest questions on the GOP plan
    By Heather Long
    There are a ton of differences between the House and Senate tax plans. Finding a compromise isn’t a given.

  • Killed by Charles Manson’s followers, Sharon Tate became the face of victim’s rights
    By Theresa Vargas
    Sharon Tate was eight months pregnant when Manson orchestrated her murder and six others. Tate’s mother later delivered California’s first victim impact statement, sparking a nationwide movement.

  • Trump: NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch
    The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says the NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch.Lynch sat during most of the U.S. anthem and stood for the Mexican anthem before Sunday’s game against the Patriots at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City.Lynch hasn’t stood for the national anthem since returning from retirement this season.

  • Former hostage says captivity 'intolerable' for her children
    The Associated Press
    An American woman who endured five years of captivity in Afghanistan says she and her Canadian husband resisted their captors and did the best they could to raise young children in brutal conditions

  • Fox News 'Justice' host Jeanine Pirro clocked going 119 mph
    The Associated Press
    Fox News Channel host Jeanine Pirro has been issued a speeding ticket for driving 119 mph in a 65 mph zone in upstate New York

  • Coal City man pleads not guilty in woman's shooting death
    The Associated Press
    A northern Illinois man has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend

  • Another conservative leads Kansas governor race after crisis
    After long budget crisis under GOP, another conservative leads race for Kansas governor

  • Models, politicians remember late designer Alaia in Tunisia
    The Associated Press
    Models, government ministers, relatives and friends have attended the funeral in Tunisia of fashion designer Azzedine Alaia, a native of the North African country who won international acclaim

  • Germany faces uncertainty after coalition talks break down
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is "very skeptical" about leading a minority government if no coalition can be formed to run Europe's biggest economy, thinks a new election would be a better solution

  • Smoke plumes rise from East St. Louis vacant building fire
    The Associated Press
    East St. Louis Fire Chief Jason Blackmon says a blaze in a vacant apartment building "really took off," prompting his crews to make an aggressive attack to get it under control

  • Todd Stroger announces he’ll again run for Cook County board president
    Chicago Sun-Times
    Todd Stroger — the former Cook County Board president who was easily unseated by Toni Preckwinkle amid furor over a county sales-tax increase — told WFLD-Channel 32 on Monday morning that he plans to run against Preckwinkle in the next county board president’s race.

  • Rotary connections aid teens’ visit to Germany
    By Eileen O. Daday
    Thirty years ago, a Rotary exchange student from Germany spent a year with an Arlington Heights family. This summer, that family’s granddaughter returned the visit.

  • Why an artists’ marketplace in TriCities is unlikely to happen soon
    By Dave Heun
    I get notes on occasion from artists wondering if they may ever see a marketplace designed for them to conduct business. This has not been an easy vision to bring to reality.

  • US hits Iran firms with sanctions for counterfeit Yemen cash
    The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on six Iranian men and companies for counterfeiting Yemeni currency as a part of a scheme by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to destabilize the country

  • The Latest: Trump promises 'huge tax cut for Christmas'
    The Associated Press
    President Donald Trump is promising to give Americans "a huge tax cut for Christmas." Trump said Monday before a Cabinet meeting that a tax overhaul "will bring urgent to relief to hardworking families."

  • The Latest: Zimbabwe army says Mugabe working on 'solution'
    The Associated Press
    The Latest: Zimbabwe army says Mugabe working toward 'definitive solution' for country

  • Indiana women denied birth certificates for stillborn babies
    The Associated Press
    Several women in a northwest Indiana county say they have been denied birth certificates for their stillborn babies

  • Waukegan man found guilty of murder during 2011 car theft
    By Lee Filas
    A Waukegan man was found guilty Friday on three counts of first-degree murder for killing a Waukegan man while stealing a car.

  • 3-2-1, BAM! Georgia Dome imploded in downtown Atlanta
    3- 2-1, BAM! Georgia Dome - one of the nation's largest domed stadiums - imploded in downtown Atlanta

  • Students become turkeys for extravaganza show
    By Gilbert R. Boucher II
    Students paraded around like turkeys -- while wearing paper gobbler hats -- as they performed during Monday’s Thanksgiving Extravaganza at Townline Elementary School in Vernon Hills.

  • What's new for ski season in New York State
    By The Associated Press
    New York is home to 51 ski resorts, the most of any state in the nation, and its three state-run ski areas have undergone several upgrades since last season

  • Amsterdam picked to host EU medicines agency after Brexit
    The Associated Press
    The European Union's medicines agency is moving to Amsterdam from London once the exit of Britain from the European Union is completed

  • Honeywell idling Metropolis plant, reducing staff by 170
    The Associated Press
    Honeywell says it is closing its plan in the southern Illinois city of Metropolis and reducing the workforce by 170 employees along with contractor positions

  • Jury deadlocks in trial of deputy accused of abusing girls
    The Associated Press
    A mistrial has been declared in the case of a onetime "Deputy of the Year" charged with sexually abusing three girls in Maine

  • The UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) is a registered charity whose aim is to advance the education of children and young people in mathematics. The UKMT organises national mathematics competitions and other mathematical enrichment activities for 11-18 year old UK school pupils. Our students are actively involved in the Maths Challenge process!

    Stratford School Academy pupils enter the Intermediate and Senior Maths Challenge

    Maths Challenge Gold/Intermediate Winners April 2015 Results

    Click here for 2015 Maths challenge

    Year 10 Maths Feast Competition Results

    Click here for Year 10 Maths Feast Competition

    Wednesday 10TH December 2014:


    Click here for Year 7 InterHouse Maths Challenge Newsletter

    UKMT Senior Maths Challenge winners

    • Mostafa Chizari:Gold Award
    • Luke Thomas : Bronze Award

    Year 8 Maths Inter-house Maths Challenge winners

    Bilal Mir, Mohammad Joynul Islam, Mohammed Jhidul Haque and Inyanne Tamijarassane


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