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  • Alligator captured at Chicago's O'Hare airport

    Alligator captured at Chicago's O'Hare airport
    A small and ailing alligator was found and rescued Friday at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, according to various reports out Monday. And to think, most of us don't attempt to get a soda through security. The most comforting quote to come...
  • Photos hold clue to how alligator came to be dumped at O'Hare airport

    Photos hold clue to how alligator came to be dumped at O'Hare airport
    There's a new clue in the mystery of how a 2-foot-long alligator came to be abandoned at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Earlier, social media had pointed to a tattooed man. Now, it's a woman in a dark beanie being sought to find out how the...
  • After a rocky few days, Sochi lurches toward functionality

    SOCHI, Russia — It was 2:30 a.m. and the stranger on the other side of the door wanted into my hotel room. "How many cards do you have?" he kept asking in broken English. The lock rattled and eventfully broke. Still hazy from sleep, I did all...
  • Sochi Olympics' warm weather adds challenging element to Games

     Sochi Olympics' warm weather adds challenging element to Games
    SOCHI, Russia — After taking a few practice runs down the halfpipe at the Sochi Olympics earlier this week, Hannah Teter had some concerns. To say the least. "I couldn't do any of my tricks," the American snowboarder said. "It was just the worst...
  • Mystery over burning body found where Naperville Central grad disappeared

    Mystery over burning body found where Naperville Central grad disappeared
    Authorities are trying to sort out the mystery of a burning body found Wednesday near an area north of Los Angeles where authorities have been searching for a missing 19-year-old Naperville Central High School graduate. Firefighters responded to a...
  • Just a cracker? Chicago restaurant tops burger with unconsecrated Communion wafer

    Just a cracker? Chicago restaurant tops burger with unconsecrated Communion wafer
    A good burger can be a very spiritual experience -- a bite that brings you closer to whatever higher power you may believe in. But when a Chicago restaurant decided to top one of its burgers with an unconsecrated Communion wafer, some thought it was...
  • Charlie Trotter dies: 'His words to me will ring on forever'

    Charlie Trotter dies: 'His words to me will ring on forever'
    [Updated: 7:12 p.m.: Charlie Trotter's family issued a statement earlier expressing sorrow at the shocking death of the 54-year-old acclaimed chef and asking for privacy "as we work through this difficult time." Many chefs, including notable L.A. chefs,...
  • Elgin woman killed in skydiving accident, 'chased after her dreams'

    Elgin woman killed in skydiving accident, 'chased after her dreams'
    An Elgin woman well known in racing and skydiving circles died during a jump in LaSalle County, officials said. Stephanie Eggum, 32, had cut her main parachute for some reason but deployed her reserve chute at low altitude and plummeted into a corn field...
  • Evanston man charged with sex abuse, soliciting of 14-year-old

    Evanston man charged with sex abuse, soliciting of 14-year-old
    An Evanston man exchanged text messages last fall with a 14-year-old he met on Craigslist before paying for a taxi to take him to his home, where the teen performed a sex act on him, prosecutors said Saturday. Jonathan Labe, 53, of the 900 block Reba...
  • Harold Ramis dies at 69; writer, director of successful film comedies

    When Faber College was about to expel the misfit Deltas of "Animal House," the rambunctious character Bluto Blutarski rallied them, but it was writer Harold Ramis who provided Bluto's stirring words: "What? Over? Did you say over? Nothing is over...
  • News decision: Would you run this picture in the newspaper?

    News decision: Would you run this picture in the newspaper?
    The photo of Filomena Tobias extending a middle finger to ejected Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah at May 8's game against the Miami Heat went viral. USA TODAY Sports photographer Steve Mitchell captured a moment that captured the emotion of an intense...