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Passed by a 35-21 vote, the bill now goes to the desk of Gov. Pat Quinn, who has not yet said whether he intends to sign it.
It's Police Week in the United States; in that spirit, we asked our local readers in Geneva, St. Charles and Batavia what they appreciate most about their local force.
Also this week: the body that washed up in Salt Creek is ID-ed, a city smolders with discontent over frequent flooding, and a gas main breaks at a hospital.
Parents, Patch wants to hear from you on the questions that get families talking.
Also this week: a local-raised college coach is accused of abusing his players, a father who threatened his daughter's coach pleads guilty, and a soldier returns to surprises his family.
Cook, DuPage and Kane counties are all along the declared disaster areas; businesses impacted by the flood are encouraged to contact the comptroller’s office.
Also this week: the bones found by kids in Woodridge are identified, a mother is sentenced for hiding her son's alleged murder weapon, and a high school rallies for a paralyzed peer.
Also this week: residents (including Peter Sagal) share accounts of the Boston Marathon, teens reportedly try to lure a child with candy and, of course, flood and storm news.
Our readers expressed sorrow, revulsion, relief for their loved ones, and some anger after Monday's apparent bombing in Boston; here's some of what they had to say.
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