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Memorial Day

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  • Young girl killed when hit by CTA bus on South Side

    Young girl killed when hit by CTA bus on South Side
    Children play frequently in the parking lot of the apartment building on the 7700 block of South Shore Drive, away from the traffic streaming down the street. Mothers there say they grab their children if they get too close to the road; others won&...
  • 'Maleficent' has wickedly good $70-million debut; 'West' goes south

    There was no defeating the mistress of all evil this weekend. Disney’s ┬ásummer tent-pole “Maleficent,” the live-action film based on the fairy-tale villain from “Sleeping Beauty,” took in a bigger-than-expected $70...
  • 'Game of Thrones' recap, 'The Mountain and the Viper'

    'Game of Thrones' recap, 'The Mountain and the Viper'
    First off, let’s just get this out of the way: This has been the most consistently excellent season of "Game of Thrones" yet. Every episode has been strong, and the season has – somewhat amazingly – avoided the obvious issues with...
  • Consumers' daily spending hits nearly 6-year high, Gallup poll finds

    Consumers' daily spending hits nearly 6-year high, Gallup poll finds
    Americans reported they spent more on average each day last month than at any time since 2008, boosted by a Memorial Day spending spree, according to Gallup poll results released Monday. The self-reported average daily spending of $98 in May was up...
  • Laurel High grad is a pro boxer who makes moves inside and outside the ring

    Tony Jeter is a world-class boxer who has been at the pro level for many years. He also has his own promotions company, Jeter Promotions, which produces boxing matches and other events. That is not a typical combination and the two time-consuming...
  • Vietnam veteran finally can talk about war

     Vietnam veteran finally can talk about war
    It took a trip to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to get Army platoon leader Paul Baffico to open up about his experiences four decades earlier. "'When I came home in 1971, I never said a word because I couldn't," said Baffico. Then, in about 2005, "my...
  • Three people killed, two others wounded in Baltimore

    Three people killed, two others wounded in Baltimore
    Baltimore homicide detectives were investigating two killings late Sunday night and a third that occurred Monday, while two other people were reported shot and wounded. The violence continued a recent uptick for the city, with four people killed over...
  • Hollywood is looking to cash in on summer blockbusters

    Hollywood's studios have some good news as the summer movie season kicks into high gear: Business is up. The movie industry is on track to beat last year's box-office record. The Memorial Day weekend's blockbuster opening of "X-Men: Days of Future Past"...
  • History: Highland Park has history of honoring soldiers on Memorial Day

    History: Highland Park has history of honoring soldiers on Memorial Day
    Civil War veterans led the first "Decoration Days" with "Soldiers Grave's Decorations Committees." The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), a fraternal organization of veterans, began the tradition of laying spring flowers and arrangements on fallen...
  • GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota post strong May auto sales gains

    GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota post strong May auto sales gains
    After a sluggish start to the year, auto sales came roaring back in May with General Motors, Chrysler, Toyota and Nissan all posting big gains. Early estimates project the industry to have sold more than 1.5 million vehicles in the U.S. last month, up...
  • Madigan makes power play for Lincoln library and museum

    Madigan makes power play for Lincoln library and museum
    SPRINGFIELD — The latest political power play at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum comes from Speaker Michael Madigan, who is pushing a plan to set up the center as a free-standing state agency despite opponents’ concerns...