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  • 2014 in review: Bolingbrook, Plainfield and Romeoville

    2014 in review: Bolingbrook, Plainfield and Romeoville
    It was a busy year in our neck of southwest Chicagoland. As this calendar year wraps up, here is a roundup of the prominent local stories we wrote about in Plainfield, Bolingbrook and Romeoville. Thanks for reading and send any news tips in 2015 to...
  • Turkey's war on the press

    Turkey's war on the press
    When I first appeared in court after last month's raid on my newspaper in Istanbul and 80 hours of detention, I asked the judge: "Two columns and a news report: Is that all the evidence against me?" The judge replied, "Yes." It surely was an "I rest my...
  • The world's extraordinary refugee crisis demands extraordinary aid

    The world's extraordinary refugee crisis demands extraordinary aid
    The Turkish government recently began issuing identification cards to refugees from the more than 3-year-old civil war in neighboring Syria. It was a bureaucratic act that will make it easier for the displaced to receive some services, but that adds a...
  • US, Turkey agree to train Syrian rebels, but not whom they'll fight

    ANKARA, Turkey The United States and Turkey have agreed tentatively to start joint training of Syrian rebel fighters in March but have put off the question of defining the enemy the government of President Bashar Assad or Islamist extremists, the...
  • Go Away With ... Carla Renata

    Go Away With ... Carla Renata
    For Carla Renata, like is pretty sweet right now. Besides her role on the CW's "Hart of Dixie," which is in its final season, she has recurring roles on "Shake It Up," "How to Live with Your Parents" and "Mr. Box Office." A graduate of Howard University,...
  • EU wants Turkey to explain how Mediterranean migrants smugglers can operate from there

    The European Union wants Turkey to explain how human traffickers could have taken two cargo ships filled with migrants out of the country and sent them toward Italy without Turkish authorities noticing. European Commission spokeswoman Natasha Bertaud...
  • Female suicide bomber strikes Istanbul police station, killing policeman and wounding another

    A female suicide bomber blew herself up at a police station in Istanbul on Tuesday, killing one policeman and wounding another, according to Turkish authorities. Istanbul governor Vasip Sahin said the woman entered the police station and reported a...
  • Police officer dies after woman sets off suicide bomb in Istanbul

    Police officer dies after woman sets off suicide bomb in Istanbul
    A woman wearing a face veil carried out a suicide bombing near one of Istanbul's most famous tourist sites Tuesday, killing one police officer and wounding another. The bombing took place in a police station near the famed Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia...
  • Leftist group claims responsibility for Istanbul suicide bombing that killed policeman

    A Turkish leftist group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at an Istanbul police station on Tuesday that killed an officer and wounded another. Authorities say the female bomber entered the building in the tourist district of Sultan Ahmet...
  • Why I want Turkey's sexist president to meet attorney Kristin Pagano

     Why I want Turkey's sexist president to meet attorney Kristin Pagano
    If only we could introduce the Turkish president to Kristin Pagano. Pagano is the 27-year-old attorney from the northwest suburbs who is studying for the Illinois bar exam (she's already licensed in California). She's expecting a baby a few weeks before...
  • Islamic State, rival Al Nusra Front each strengthen grip on Syria

    Islamic State, rival Al Nusra Front each strengthen grip on Syria
    A group with ties to Al Qaeda has gained significant ground across Syria in recent weeks, creating the possibility that the war-ravaged nation will be divided among two opposing militant Islamic groups and the government of President Bashar Assad —...