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  • GM to release findings of recall probe

    General Motors Co. plans on Thursday to release the findings of a much anticipated investigation into why it delayed recalling defective cars linked to at least 13 deaths. Chief Executive Mary Barra hired former U.S. Atty. Anton Valukas to conduct the...
  • GM about to release investigation report on deadly ignition switch

    GM about to release investigation report on deadly ignition switch
    General Motors Co. plans to release the findings of a much anticipated investigation into why it delayed recalling defective cars linked to at least 13 deaths. Chief Executive Mary Barra is scheduled to brief employees on the results Thursday. Based...
  • Emanuel ordinance would require videotaping of gun sales

    Emanuel ordinance would require videotaping of gun sales
    Chicago could require gun dealers to videotape sales and ban gun stores near schools and parks under Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest attempt to heavily regulate firearms sales following a federal court ruling that tossed out the city’s outright...
  • Fire at South Korean nursing home leaves 21 dead

    Fire at South Korean nursing home leaves 21 dead
    A fire broke out at a nursing home in South Korea early Wednesday, leaving 21 dead and 8 injured, the latest in a series of high-casualty incidents. The fire took place overnight in Jangseong, a few hours south of the capital, Seoul. The semi-official...
  • Naperville opts to keep watering restrictions

     Naperville opts to keep watering restrictions
    Naperville residents will continue to water their lawns on odd or even days based on their address. The City Council on Tuesday decided not to remove the day restriction amid concerns about supply for firefighting as well as water pressure. Councilman...
  • Take-home cars put officials on hot seat

    Take-home cars put officials on hot seat
    Fourteen Des Plaines fire and police personnel take home city-owned vehicles, but Ald. Dick Sayad, 4th, would like to cut that number to four. The issue spurred a debate among aldermen, City Manager Michael Bartholomew, Police Chief William Kushner...
  • You say gun control doesn't work? Fine. Let's ban guns altogether.

    You say gun control doesn't work? Fine. Let's ban guns altogether.
    In a post Tuesday, I listed the mass shootings since January 2013 in which at least three people were killed. It’s an agonizingly, depressingly long list, and I cited it as the prime reason we need meaningful gun control. The post received the usual...
  • Outsider could end 100-year tradition by becoming L.A. County sheriff

    The last time an outsider was elected Los Angeles County sheriff, posses tracked bandits into the hills of Glendora, Charlie Chaplin had just hit movie screens and Angelenos were watching anxiously as World War I began in Europe. Since the election of...
  • Puppy mill sales ban discussion continues

    Puppy mill sales ban discussion continues
    Orland Park trustees put a decision on prohibiting the sale of pets from commercial breeders on hold, saying they want additional time to consider their options. "I don't see any point in rushing this because we want to get it right," Trustee Pat Gira...
  • Homeland Security chief to review release of immigrants convicted of crimes

    Under pressure from lawmakers, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday he was reviewing the release from jail of thousands of immigrants in the country illegally who were convicted of crimes and faced deportation. The Department of...
  • Oak Park won't add speed bumps

    Oak Park won't add speed bumps
    Oak Park will not install speed bumps on its residental streets despite growing demand for them, the Village Board decided Monday. Pressure from some residents to add speed bumps on their blocks prompted village staff to ask the board to reconsider a...