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  • Mother tried to help daughter before Bali slaying

    Mother tried to help daughter before Bali slaying
    Sheila von Wiese-Mack spent the final years of her life trying to repair her tumultuous relationship with her only child. She sought help from everyone she encountered in Oak Park — teachers, therapists, doctors, attorneys, neighbors, even the...
  • Boy's alleged abuse described in graphic grand jury testimony

    Boy's alleged abuse described in graphic grand jury testimony
    Before 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez was allegedly beaten to death by his mother and her boyfriend, they doused him with pepper spray, forced him to eat his own vomit and locked him in a cabinet with a sock stuffed in his mouth to muffle his screams,...
  • Protesters in Ferguson, Mo., ignore pleas to stay home

    As this troubled town awaited the arrival of U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., local officials pleaded for calm Tuesday, protesters ignored requests to stay home, and schools remained closed for fear of the violence that has clutched Ferguson for nearly...
  • Ferguson streets turn tense around midnight

    Ferguson streets turn tense around midnight
    After a night of virtual calm on Ferguson streets, the protests turned tense shortly before midnight Tuesday when someone threw a bottle and police swarmed to make arrests.  The night appeared on the verge of spinning out of control when some protesters...
  • Rauner ratchets up pressure on Illinois Supreme Court over term limits question

    Rauner ratchets up pressure on Illinois Supreme Court over term limits question
    SPRINGFIELD — Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Tuesday sought to publicly pressure the Illinois Supreme Court to rule in favor of putting his term limit proposal on the November ballot, saying voters want a chance to weigh in on the...
  • Court ruling revives plans for Lincolnwood gun range

    Court ruling revives plans for Lincolnwood gun range
    A court ruling has revived plans for a gun range in Lincolnwood, renewing debate over whether to allow the facility above an existing gun shop. An Illinois appeals court ruled Monday that the proposal to expand Shore Galleries meets the village zoning...
  • Seeing Michael Brown

    In the chorus of voices last week protesting the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., one stood out: President Obama's. On the surface, what he said was routine in a presidential, consoler in chief kind of way: We've lost an 18-year-...
  • Detzner: New congressional elections can't happen until 2015

    Detzner: New congressional elections can't happen until 2015
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner told a judge Friday that the state couldn't organize special elections to fill seven newly drawn congressional seats until March 2015 at the earliest. But even that schedule "in all likelihood...
  • OPD officer fired 23 shots from AR-15, records show

    OPD officer fired 23 shots from AR-15, records show
    When an Orlando police officer was indicted recently in a February shooting inside a downtown parking garage, several important details from the investigation were not released, including the number of shots the officer fired. But prosecution records in...
  • Defense attorney attacks unjustified [Commentary]

    Defense attorney attacks unjustified [Commentary]
    Editor's note: This article has been updated from an earlier version Criminal trials typically end once the jury returns its verdict. The attorneys move on to their next cases, unless appeal is pursued, and the debate ends. Unfortunately, that has not...
  • Ed O'Bannon ruling is not the real game-changer for the NCAA

    Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive released a statement Monday confirming college athletics are "going through a historic evolution." Slive wasn't talking about horrific changes wrought by Oregon's uniforms. These were Slive's first...