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    Senators’ Dueling Web Shoutouts Echo Nation’s Partisan Divide On Obamacare

    Politically, Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) are not all that far apart. Both are moderates who rejected proposed cuts in Medicaid funds. And yet, in the highly polarized atmosphere of Washington, D.C., they find themselves rallying constituents along diametrically opposed positions. The dialogue has become President Obama’s Affordable Care Act versus a new GOP bill, called (for now) the American Health Care Act. A love-it-or-leave-it mentality pervades both sides. As angry voters at town halls express their concerns about the state of American health care, the senators are reaching out for patient stories to prove their respective viewpoints. “Let Me Know Your Obamacare Story” Portman’s website asks and - from the introduction - he’s in search of a particular narrative. “President Obama’s big government health care bill was supposed to bend the cost curve down,” Portman’s message reads. Instead, it goes on, the average Ohioan with a health care plan obtained through Obamacare pays “nearly an extra $100 a month” in premiums. “That’s money that could be going toward retirement, groceries, and their children’s higher education; instead it’s going to cover President Obama’s costly mandates,” the website says. Portman could play a particularly pivotal role in shaping the Senate’s health care bill because he is a member of the 13-member working group that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) tasked with writing the first draft. Warner is in search of a different kind of tale. “Share Your ACA Success Story,” a solicitation that’s been on his website since late February, just weeks after the GOP took control of the House and made repealing Obamacare a top priority. “Help me make the case against repealing the Affordable Care Act,” it states. “Since its enactment, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped millions of Americans gain comprehensive health coverage to protect themselves from life’s many unexpected events.” It cites lower rates of uninsured Virginians. Portman and Warner are operating in different realities. In Portman’s world, Obamacare has failed; in Warner’s, it’s a huge success. “On particularly high-profile issues like this, the parties are coming from different places and speaking to predominantly different constituencies,” said Elizabeth Rigby, an associate professor of public administration and public policy at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. “The idea [that] Rob Portman begins with his assumption and Warner goes to his is actually a pretty understandable dynamic in our current polarized climate.” Neither senator’s office responded to KHN’s requests for comment. There is no mystery about human stories’ effectiveness in shaping opinions and helping win debates. “The stories will usually paint the picture of situations that the audience can empathize with, or see themselves in, or that someone they know has experienced,” said Paul Achter, who chairs the rhetoric and communication studies department at the University of Richmond in Virginia. One famous example occurred in the early 1990s when health insurers created a memorable advertising campaign about a fictional couple named “Harry and Louise,” whose griping about their medical bills helped sink the Clinton administration’s health care overhaul. In 2009, the couple returned in a new campaign sponsored by drugmakers and a health care advocacy group to support President Obama’s health care plan. Help Us Fact-Check Tell us what you’ve been told by members of Congress regarding the health law as we collect and analyze letters and emails from elected officials to constituents on the ACA.

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    U.S. Rep. Bill Foster said President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement will hurt suburban companies, including Argonne National Laboratory near Lemont.

    Foster: Pulling out of Paris deal would hurt Argonne, Ecolab

    U.S. Rep. Bill Foster blasted President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement and said it will financially hurt Argonne National Laboratory, Ecolab and other companies around the suburbs.

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    Sabathne named to Illinois Partners for Human Service board
    Illinois Partners for Human Service has appointed David Sabathne to the board of directors.

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    Grocery store could come to long-vacant Lombard site

    A push to get a grocery store in downtown Lombard could breathe new life into a village-owned parcel that’s been vacant for a decade.

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    Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo said he would be on the new Rizzo Wrap if the Cubs won the World Series. The new product from Reynolds will be available in Jewel-Osco on Monday.

    Anthony Rizzo to appear on aluminum foil boxes at Jewel-Osco

    Chicago Cubs First Baseman Anthony Rizzo is launching Rizzo Wrap, by Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil, on Monday at Jewel-Osco stores.

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    Mitsubishi subsidiary MC Machinery Systems opens its corporate headquarters in Elk Grove Village, with a prominent location off Interstate 90.

    Mitsubishi subsidiary MC Machinery Systems opens in Elk Grove

    The company boasting customers like Tesla, Nike, Boeing and General Electric has moved from Wood Dale to build the $25 million facility.

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    FILE- In this Dec. 27, 2011, file photo, pedestrians pass a Kmart location in New York. Sears Holdings Corp. says some of its Kmart stores were targeted by hackers, leading to unauthorized activity on some of its customers' credit cards. The company says in a blog post that Kmart's store payment systems were infected with virus-like computer code undetectable by current anti-virus systems. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

    Sears says that some Kmart stores targets of security breach

    Sears Holdings Corp. says some of its Kmart stores were targeted by hackers, leading to unauthorized activity on some of its customers' credit cards

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    File- This July 18, 2016, file photo shows American Express credit cards, in North Andover, Mass. American Express reports financial results. American Express will become the exclusive credit card issuer for Hilton Hotels, the company said Thursday, June 1, 2017, a major success for a business that has been facing increased competition. The New York-based credit card company will be the sole issuer of the Hilton co-branded credit card starting Jan. 1, 2018. Currently Hilton has credit cards issued by Citigroup and AmEx. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

    American Express to solely take over the Hilton credit card

    American Express will be taking over as the exclusive credit card company for Hilton Hotels, a major win for a company who has been facing increased competition lately

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    FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2016, file photo, heavy equipment is seen at a site where sections of the Dakota Access pipeline were being buried near the town of St. Anthony in Morton County, N.D. The 1,200-mile line carrying North Dakota oil through South Dakota and Iowa to a distribution point in Illinois began commercial service Thursday, June 1, 2017. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)

    $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline begins service

    The $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline is officially in service

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    FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Burleigh County Sheriff's Department in Bismarck, N.D., shows Justin Cox-Sever, of Tempe, Ariz. Cox-Sever, a flight attendant from Arizona accused of making bogus bomb threats on two Skywest flights in 2015, pleaded guilty to four counts related to interfering with an aircraft on Thursday, June 1, 2017, in federal court in North Dakota. (Burleigh County Sheriff's Department via AP, File)

    Flight attendant accused in bomb threats wanted to be a hero

    A flight attendant from Arizona accused of making bogus bomb threats on two Skywest flights in 2015 has pleaded guilty in federal court in North Dakota

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    FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2016 file photo, Lawrence O'Donnell attends the 12th Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball in New York. MSNBC says it has completed a deal to keep Lawrence O’Donnell in its prime time lineup. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

    Lawrence O'Donnell signs deal to remain at MSNBC

    MSNBC says it has completed a deal to keep Lawrence O'Donnell in the news network's prime time lineup

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    Shareholders approve Mead Johnson acquisition

    Mead Johnson stockholders have approved the Glenview-based company’s acquisiton by Reckitt Benckiser Group in a $16.6 billion deal, the company said.

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    Westin Chicago Northwest names new executive chef

    The Westin Chicago Northwest has named Ahmed Azizy its new executive chef.

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    United says new LA-Singapore route will be longest from US

    Bragging rights: United says its new LA-to-Singapore route will be the longest from anywhere in the US

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    In this March 3, 2017, photo, a woman works with fabric at 99Degrees Custom, in Lawrence, Mass. On Thursday, June 1, 2017, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for May. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    US factories report faster growth in May

    American factories grew at a slightly faster pace in May, another sign that manufacturing remains healthy

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    FILE - In this March 23, 2015, file photo, John Deere lawn tractors are on display at a Home Depot in Robinson Township, Pa. John Deere said Thursday, June 1, 2017, it will pay almost $5 billion to buy Germany's Wirtgen, a maker of pavers, compacters and other machinery used in road construction. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

    Deere to buy German road construction equipment maker

    John Deere, famous for its green and yellow farm tractors, will pay almost $5 billion to buy German road construction equipment maker Wirtgen

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    College of Lake County's new Science Building

    CLC Science Building wins Building Council award
    The College of Lake County’s new Science Building, scheduled to open later this year and containing sustainable features ranging from solar panels to rainwater recovery, has received an exclusive Emerald Award for Building Innovation from the Illinois chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.

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    Sikich nets Oracle 4-Star award
    Professional services firm Sikich LLP is a recipient of Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit’s 4-Star Award at the SuiteWorld17 conference in Las Vegas.

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    BKD acquires Denver-based Paragon
    National CPA and advisory firm BKD LLP said it has acquired Denver-based Paragon Audit & Consulting,

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    Grain mixed, livestock higher

    CHICAGO (AP) - Grain futures were mixed Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was 2.60 cents lower at $4.2660 bushel; July corn was off 1.80 cents at $3.7020 a bushel; July oats was up 4.60 cents at $2.52 a bushel while July soybeans rose 1.20 cents to $9.1740 a bushel. Beef and pork higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. June live cattle was 1.90 cents higher at $1.2630 a pound; August feeder cattle was up 2 cents at $1.5460 pound; June lean hogs gained .30 cent to $.8225 a pound.

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    FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2015, file photo, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors Inc., introduces the Model X car at the company's headquarters in Fremont, Calif. Tesla and General Motors have a budding rivalry that could help determine whether Detroit or Silicon Valley sets the course for the future of the auto industry. Right now Wall Street is favoring the upstart led by flamboyant Elon Musk to the established icon headed by the more restrained Mary Barra. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

    Investors pick Tesla's promise over GM's steady profits

    Investors ignore General Motors' size, history and profits in favor of Tesla's promise

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    Top Eli Lilly financial officer to retire in December

    Drugmaker Eli Lilly will end 2017 like it did 2016, with the departure of a top executive

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    As industry consolidates, PPG retreats from AkzoNobel bid

    PPG is withdrawing its takeover proposal for AkzoNobel. PPG said it made a final attempt to talk to AkzoNobel last week, but that the Dutch company didn't respond.

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    Indiana cities awarded $2.3M for brownfield cleanups, reuse

    The federal government has awarded several Indiana cities and government entities more than $2 million to help them redevelop abandoned and unused former industrial sites

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    Fruit and vegetable vendors push their cart after a day's work, as two boys ride under the cart in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, May 31, 2017. The number of officially self-employed Cubans has grown by a factor of five since President Raul Castro launched limited market-based reforms in 2010. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

    Cuban entrepreneurs start first private business group

    A handful of entrepreneurs have quietly formed communist Cuba's first private small business association, testing the government's willingness to allow Cubans to organize outside the strict bounds of state control

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    Lakemoor’s planning and zoning commission approved several measures this week that officials say are key to developing this parcel at routes 120 and 12 for a Woodman’s Food Market. Developers hope to break ground in April 2018.

    Key votes move Woodman’s project ahead in Lakemoor

    The development of a Woodman’s Food Market on 74 acres at a busy Lakemoor intersection took a big step forward this week, village officials say.

Life & Entertainment

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    Netflix cancels sci-fi series 'Sense 8' after 2 seasons

    Netflix has canceled its sci-fi series 'Sense 8' after two seasons

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    Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil will perform at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9.

    Vince Neil, Dee Snider, others heading to Arcada Theatre

    Heavy metal titans like Vince Neil, Dee Snider and the bands Quiet Riot, Skid Row and more are coming to the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles.

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    Comedian and impersonator Frank Caliendo returns to the Paramount Theatre in Aurora on Friday, Nov. 10.

    Jay Leno, Penn & Teller, more part of Paramount’s 2017-18 season

    The season also features Happy Togther Tour 2017 with The Association, The Archies, The Cowsills and more; “An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth,” the Tony and Emmy Award winner; and comedian and impressionist Frank Caliendo.

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    FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015, file photo, Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel program "The O'Reilly Factor," poses for photos in New York. The National Geographic TV network says it won’t air “Killing Patton,” its next planned movie adaptation of Bill O’Reilly’s book series on the deaths of historical figures. The network wouldn’t immediately comment on whether the decision had anything to do with the harassment allegations that led to O’Reilly’s April firing at Fox News Channel. In a statement, National Geographic said the movie was in development for a couple of years and “it was a difficult project to crack creatively.” (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    NatGeo TV kills off movie adaptation of O'Reilly book

    The NatGeo TV network says it is scrapping 'Killing Patton,' a movie project based on Bill O'Reilly's ongoing book series

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    Feder: Did Ebony skip town without paying writers?

    Ebony magazine has moved its editorial operations to Los Angeles, but it’s left some very unhappy writers back in Chicago. The African-American lifestyle monthly is under fire in published reports and on social media for not paying freelancers for their work, some of it dating back years, Robert Feder writes.Read the full column at robertfeder.com.

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    Megyn Kelly's debut on NBC News this Sunday is a real-life cliffhanger involving Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    NBC's Megyn Kelly lands Putin interview for newsmagazine

    Megyn Kelly says she's landed an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin that will air on the debut of her NBC newsmagazine on Sunday.

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    The performance of Goodman Theatre’s world premiere of “Pamplona,” starring Stacy Keach as Ernest Hemingway, was halted during Tuesday’s press opening after Keach became ill.

    Goodman cancels tonight’s ‘Pamplona’ with star Keach still ill

    Goodman Theatre has canceled the 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1, performance of “Pamplona,” citing the ongoing illness of Stacy Keach, who stars as Ernest Hemingway in the one-character drama.

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    FILE - In this April 3, 2016 file photo, actress and singer Cyndi Lauper poses for photographers upon arrival at the Olivier Awards in London. Logo is honoring Cyndi Lauper at the 2017 Trailblazer Honors for her longtime work as a LGBT activist. The Trailblazer Honors will be held in New York on June 22, 2017, and will air the following day on VH1 and Logo. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

    Cyndi Lauper to receive Logo's 2017 Trailblazer Honor

    Cyndi Lauper named one of the 2017 recipients of Logo's Trailblazer Honors for her advocacy for the LGBT community

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    FILE - In this April 27, 2012, file photo, Chris Cornell, at left, and his wife, Vicky Karayiannis attend the celebration of "Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone," in Los Angeles. Vicky Cornell. Cornell says in a statement Thursday, June 1, 2017 that she’s still awaiting toxicology reports she hopes will clarify the circumstances around her late husband’s apparent suicide. (AP Photo/Katy Winn, File)

    Chris Cornell's widow still awaiting details about his death

    Chris Cornell's widow says she's grateful for the support her family has received in the wake of the Soundgarden frontman's death last month, but she still doesn't know what caused him to hang himself

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    FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2016 file photo, Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones poses for a portrait in New York. Richards and his wife, Patti Hansen, are donating items from their Manhattan apartment to benefit the Prospector Theater and Sphere Inc., both based in Ridgefield, Conn. The auction is being handled by Stair Galleries in Hudson, N.Y., on June 24. The preview begins June 10. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

    Stones' Keith Richards auctions goods for autistic adults

    Rolling Stones' Keith Richards and wife are auctioning goods to help autistic adults

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    Itasca resident Mike Starr polishes his 1964 Buick LeSabre at the Jennings Terrace retirement home annual benefit car show in Aurora Sunday, May 21. Starr, the car’s third owner, said it features aluminum cylinder heads and 42,000 miles on the speedometer.

    Car club calendar
    The Chicago suburbs are home to many car lovers and clubs devoted to models ranging from the Alfa Romeo to Volkswagen. The Daily Herald has compiled a list of monthly meetings for area car clubs, as well as several local motorcycling groups.

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    Daily challenges test personal values

    Daily challenges can put our personal values to the test, and our Ken Potts says that as we decide how to handle them, we should ask ourselves what kind of person we want to be.

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    In this May 24, 2017, photo, singer Lauren Alaina poses in Nashville, Tenn. After breaking out as a teenager on “American Idol,” country singer Lauren Alaina endured years of personal and professional struggles including an eating disorder that threatened her voice. Six years later, the 22-year-old Georgia native is healthy and happy and celebrating her first No. 1 country song. “Road Less Traveled.” (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Post-'Idol,' Lauren Alaina is healthier, happier and honest

    After breaking out as a teenager on "American Idol," country singer Lauren Alaina endured years of personal and professional struggles including an eating disorder that threatened her voice

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    FILE - This Dec. 6, 1995, file photo shows Notorious B.I.G accepting rap artist and rap single of the year during the Billboard Music Awards in New York. The late rap icon, born Christopher Wallace, will be honored at the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards on June 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Life after death: Notorious B.I.G to earn ASCAP honor

    The late rap icon Notorious B.I.G will receive the ASCASP Founders Awards at the performing rights organization's 30th annual Rhythm & Soul Awards on June 22

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    FILE - In this March 16, 2017, file photo, actress Jennifer Garner, a Trustee for Save the Children, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Garner wrote on Facebook May 31, 2017, that she did not pose for the cover of the current issue of People magazine or “participate in or authorize” the accompanying article. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

    Jennifer Garner criticizes People magazine over cover story

    Jennifer Garner says she didn't pose for the cover of this week's People magazine or "participate in or authorize" the accompanying article

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    Now You Can Watch and Record Live TV With Plex

    Plex's new live TV service is a tool that would-be cord cutters considering a PlayStation Vue or YouTube TV subscription might shrug off as unnecessary. After all, Plex Live TV, unveiled on Thursday, doesn't offer any actual TV channels. It's also tied to Plex, a fairly niche service popular among the type of enthusiast who has a vast collection of offline movies and shows and a server or two to beam them to any TV in his or her house. But Plex Live TV has something to offer everyone, assuming they have the requisite $5-per-month Plex Pass subscription. For people who are looking to eliminate their cable bill and switch to a streaming TV service, Plex can fill in the gaps when combined with an antenna and TV tuner, since some streaming providers are limited in the amount of local stations they can offer. At launch, it works with any Android TV-powered TV or entertainment box, including the Nvidia Shield. Not only is the Shield capable of acting as both a Plex server and a Plex client, but as of Thursday it also supports USB TV tuners via version 5.2 of its software, according to Nvidia. That means you can watch and record shows via Plex Live TV on the Shield, as well as use it to beam them to any iOS device with the Plex app. Plex says support for Apple TV and Android mobile devices will arrive in the next few weeks. As for available content, pretty much any station you can get over the air or via a cable card will work with Plex Live TV. That includes NTSC content in the North American region, as well as broadcasts intended for international markets, according to Plex. And all of it will work with the Plex DVR and show up in the Plex interface, from where you can set future recordings and browse suggested episodes based on your viewing history or shows you already own. And it is the suggestions that are likely to be Plex Live TV's killer feature, at least for long-time Plex users with huge libraries. They'll appreciate the ability to easily fill in missing episodes of shows in their collections for free via over-the-air broadcasts or their cable cards. In preparation for Live TV, Plex also beefed up its DVR service to handle overlapping recordings on the same channel, and added support for more TV tuners (though not every tuner on the expanded list works with Shield, so you'll want to check with Plex and Nvidia before you buy a specific model). This article originally appeared on PCMag.com.

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    FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2012, file photo, Bob Seger performs at the Country Music Hall of Fame Inductions in Nashville, Tenn. Seger announced his "Runaway Train" tour set for late summer and fall of 2017 on June 1, 2017. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)

    Bob Seger to kick off 'Runaway Train' tour in August

    Bob Seger is heading out for a late summer and fall tour with his Silver Bullet Band

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    Beware the buddy! Carl Bruner (Tony Goldwyn), right, gets closer to widowed Molly (Demi Moore) as her husband’s ghost keeps watch in “Ghost.”

    Can you guess a movie’s ‘mystery’ villain? Here’s how

    Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire reveals three obvious narrative devices that theatrical movies continue to use that telegraph their “surprises” to smart and savvy audiences.

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    A grieving cartoonist (Demetri Martin) tries to escape reality in “Dean.”

    Demetri Martin’s ‘Dean’ a sweet if slight comedic drama about grief

    Demetri Martin’s “Dean” is a gently amusing, mildly emotional coming-of-(middle-)age movie. Though it deals with heavy theme — the loss of a parent — the movie comes off as slight.

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    The British prime minister (Brian Cox) confers with his wife Clementine (Miranda Richardson) in “Churchhill.”

    Overwrought ‘Churchill’ paints incongruous portrait of prime minister

    The film “Churchill” follows the English prime minister (Brian Cox) over several days leading up to the D-Day invasion. Biography, at its most useful, disabuses us from myth, but “Churchill” has no such ambitions.

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    Two fourth-grade buddies create their own superhero in “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.”

    ‘Captain Underpants’ movie flush with spirited bathroom humor

    The adventures of fourth-grade pranksters and their invented superhero make a fun, funny leap to the screen in the animated “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie,” with voices by Ed Helms and Kevin Hart.

Discuss

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    President Donald Trump speaks about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord Thursday in the Rose Garden of the White House.

    Editorial: Trump exit from Paris Agreement shameful

    A Daily Herald editorial says that President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the terms of the Paris climate agreement is not just morally wrong but will have negative geopolitical, economic and environmental consequences for America.

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    Jonathon Jimenez gets a hug during Vernon Hills High School’s commencement ceremony last week.

    High school grad’s altruism should be example for all
    A Daily Herald editorial praises the generous spirit of graduates like Jonathon Jimenez of Vernon Hills High School, who made a donation to help make graduation special for someone he didn’t know and who wouldn’t know him.

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    The confusing challenge that faces Springfield, in a word - compromise

    Columnist Jim Slusher: After watching the Illinois legislature these past few ... what, months? years? ... I’ve been thinking a lot about compromise.

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    The scalding reality of Manchester’s melting pot
    Columnist Georgie Anne Geyer: Manchester, with its 10,000 or more Libyan-born or related residents in a city of 530,000, is regularly referred to as a “cultural melting pot” and an example of multiculturalism at work — but some ominously refer to it as “Libya’s second capital.”

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    Why not route jet noise over forest preserve?
    An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: What in the world is wrong with the air traffic controllers at O’Hare airport?

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    Your Views
    Spoiled Europe leaders won’t pay their fair shareOver this past Memorial Day weekend I watched the movie “Saving Private Ryan.” It begins with Ameri-can soldiers riding in amphibious boats closing in on Omaha Beach to help liberate France and the rest of Europe from the tyranny of Adolf Hitler. Those soldiers knew that when those doors opened, a lot of them were not coming home. They paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. And since that day, America has not stopped protecting Europe and the rest of the world from evil. Now I see European leaders whining because President Trump wants them to pay their fair share of the cost. Angela Merkel stated on Sunday that her military could not protect her country from a major threat. You mean to tell me after all these years, one of the richest countries in Europe can’t afford to protect itself? Maybe that’s why they are the richest. Our country is $20 trillion in debt, and something has to be done to control this. It just infuriates me that Europe has such a short memory and not only expects our military service men and women to keep putting their lives on the line, but also continues to flip the tab. Steven BuechelGurneeWhy not route jet noise over forest preserve?What in the world is wrong with the air traffic controllers at O’Hare airport? Why is it that westerly departures banking to the north use a route that is almost exclusively over the most populated residential areas of Elk Grove Village including the hospital? Have the controllers ever looked at a map? Do they not realize that there is an entire forest preserve and Route 53 expressway corridor only 3,000 feet west of their usual route that would reduce the amount of noise pollution that seems to occur on an endless basis? By flying an additional 10 seconds west before banking north, they could relocate the worst of the noise over the forest preserve and Route 53. Can someone enlighten these controllers about changes reasonable people should expect to reduce the amount of jet noise in residential areas, or is it just their intention to be as vindictive as possible to the residents of Elk Grove Village?Alan BofficeElk Grove Village

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    Don’t be fooled by Rauner property tax concern
    A Pingree Grove letter to the editor: The governor’s election is still a year and a half away but Mr. Rauner is already campaigning for re-election.

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    Studying Illinois governor’s race
    A Carol Stream letter to the editor: I am a junior at Glenbard North High School and for my government class I have been watching the 2018 Gubernatorial Race. I believe that position that the Democrats, Republicans and others are running for are important because the governor controls our state military forces and control which bill get passed.

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