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  • Western Springs students raise funds for Nepal earthquake victims

    Western Springs students raise funds for Nepal earthquake victims
    As details emerged about Nepal's devastating earthquake April 25, a group of Western Springs girls decided to raise funds to help. "I was really upset about the earthquake and saw how many people needed help," said Caroline Durkin, a seventh-grader at...
  • Hobart, Hammond lock horns in blood feud — for charity

    Hobart, Hammond lock horns in blood feud — for charity
    The cities and school corporations of Hammond and Hobart are locked in a challenge, and blood assuredly will be drawn. In this competition, the more blood the better. The cities and school corporations are challenging each other to see which can...
  • Burundi court validates president's third term bid

    Burundi's constitutional court on Tuesday validated the president's controversial bid for a third term but the deputy president of the court, who fled to Rwanda ahead of the ruling, called it unconstitutional. The ruling came amid prolonged...
  • Huge fire torches apartments, displacing at least two dozen

    Huge fire torches apartments, displacing at least two dozen
    A huge early morning fire gutted an apartment complex, displacing at least two dozen people in what officials said appeared to be the worst residential fire in the city in 10 years. The blaze, which witnesses said erupted at about 5:45 a.m. Monday,...
  • Burundi Red Cross: 3 killed in clashes with security forces

    At least three people have been killed in Burundi on Monday in violent clashes with the security forces, said the Red Cross, as street demonstrations persist over the president's third term bid. An estimated 45 more people have been wounded, said Red...
  • Crews douse Wildwood garage fire; 4 displaced after Zion blaze

    Crews douse Wildwood garage fire; 4 displaced after Zion blaze
    There were no injuries from structure fires in Wildwood and Zion on Monday and Saturday, respectively, but four people were displaced after the weekend blaze in Zion. Monday's fire in unincorporated Wildwood, located near Grayslake, was reported by...
  • Red Cross says 1.3 million people unaccounted for after World War II

    HAMBURG, Germany The fates of 1.3 million people who went missing in World War II remain unknown 70 years after the end of the conflict, the German Red Cross said Monday. Well over 10,000 search requests are still made every year to the aid group, it...
  • Howard County health digest

    Wellness classes Howard County General Hospital will offer the following wellness classes. Unless otherwise listed classes will be held at the HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia. •Happiest baby on the block. Parents...
  • Nepal quake aid effort gains U.S. troops, aircraft; more people rescued

    A U.S. military contingent arrived just before sunset Sunday, more than a week after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake, bringing massive cargo planes and a team of four Osprey helicopters to join the international aid effort at Nepal’s international...
  • Fire reportedly destroys Ocoee home

    Fire reportedly destroys Ocoee home
    Seventeen firefighters worked nearly an hour to extinguish the fire that took an Ocoee couple's home Sunday, WFTV reports. According to an article on WFTV's website, Ocoee and Orange County fire departments responded to the home at Glenhaven Circle...
  • 10 displaced in Elgin fire

    10 displaced in Elgin fire
    Ten people were left homeless following a fire in the 200 block of Michigan Street Saturday afternoon, Elgin firefighters said. Firefighters responded to a call of a structure fire at 12:53 p.m. and arrived to smoke and fire coming from a second story...