An Institute of the Islamic Education building in Elgin is pictured, with the home occupied by Mohammad Saleem to the right. (Michael Izquierdo / WTTW News)

A brief exchange was all it took for convicted sexual predator and faith leader to be granted permission to live within feet of a school — something not normally permitted under Illinois’ sex offender laws.

(Fox Valley Wildlife Center)

An injured turkey is raising mallard ducklings at a wildlife center in west suburban Elburn after a red-tailed hawk killed the ducklings' mother.