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  • Charges dropped in fatal hit-run, prosecutors say confession false

    Charges dropped in fatal hit-run, prosecutors say confession false
    Michelle Lech was stunned when a stranger showed up at her Plainfield doorstep two years ago and confessed to killing her sister in a 2008 hit-and-run. Now she’s outraged that Will County prosecutors dropped their case against the man Thursday...
  • Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra

    Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra
    Signs on railway station platforms in Boston, New York and Toronto are intended to offer help to anyone who is emotionally distressed or suicidal — a last-ditch effort to keep people from taking a final, fatal step onto the train tracks....
  • Cubs may expand legal rights along with bleachers

    Cubs may expand legal rights along with bleachers
    In 2013, the Chicago Cubs came up with a comprehensive proposal to renovate Wrigley Field that included a revamped west entrance, upgraded concession areas and a sparkling new clubhouse for players. In 2014, the team revised its plans after behind-the-...
  • World Cup brings international fans together in Chicago

    World Cup brings international fans together in Chicago
    Soldier Field was an ocean of green and red last week when Mexico's national soccer team came to town for a pre-World Cup warm-up match, but here and there were bright dabs of yellow and blue — fans dressed head to toe in the colors of Bosnia-...
  • NCAA grants power conferences autonomy

    The NCAA approved an historic change on Thursday to allow the 65 schools in the five power conferences to write many of their own rules. The 16-2 vote by the Division I Board of Directors took place at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. The autonomy...
  • Gwynn's death renews call for chewing tobacco ban

    Gwynn's death renews call for chewing tobacco ban
    NEW YORK -- The death of Hall-of-Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn from mouth cancer has renewed calls to end the use of chewing tobacco from its traditional place in the game. Gwynn, 54, died June 16 after two surgeries to remove malignant growths inside...
  • O'Bannon takes stand as trial begins in lawsuit vs. NCAA

    O'Bannon takes stand as trial begins in lawsuit vs. NCAA
    OAKLAND, Calif. — As a much-anticipated federal court trial began Monday, the walls that for decades have separated college athletes from the riches of a multibillion-dollar sports enterprise began to show some cracks. The occasion was the opening...
  • Lawmakers ask for Northwestern football union ruling to be overturned

    Lawmakers ask for Northwestern football union ruling to be overturned
    A group of six Republican lawmakers asked a federal labor board to reverse a preliminary ruling that expanded the definition of “employees” to include Northwestern University football players on scholarship, a decision that opened the door for...
  • Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes

    Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes
    Like a five-star high school recruit in his senior year, college athletics is at a crossroads. Pressure from current players, former players and lawsuits means a system of paying college students to play sports is finally getting serious attention....
  • Expansion in music degrees broadens paths

    Expansion in music degrees broadens paths
    When most people think about music majors they envision someone who is hoping to be a professional performer. Though professional performance is often the goal, the musical landscape is expanding and colleges and universities are offering more options...
  • Different lists can help you pick a school

    Different lists can help you pick a school
    It's college application season, when those famous lists of college rankings really start to matter. But do they? Sure, the traditional lists can help you choose a strong academic program with national cachet. But what about all those 101 other things...