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  • Obama in Chicago tonight for 50th birthday campaign fundraising events

    Obama in Chicago tonight for 50th birthday campaign fundraising events
    President Barack Obama is back in town tonight, doing some birthday fundraising for his 2012 re-election bid at a North Side concert hall. The president turns 50 on Thursday, and he's spending the last night of his 40s at the Aragon, where OK Go,...
  • ComEd says most power should be restored by Thursday night

    ComEd says most power should be restored by Thursday night
    Commonwealth Edison expects to restore power to most of its customers by Thursday night, two days after a violent wave of storms that spawned at least two tornadoes and packed 80 mph winds at one point left about 440,000 customers without electricity...
  • George Ryan, released from prison, at wife's side when she died

    George Ryan, released from prison, at wife's side when she died
    Former Gov. George Ryan was with his ailing wife Lura Lynn as she was taken off a respirator and died at a Kankakee hospital Monday. Ryan was temporarily released from prison in Terre Haute, Ind. so he could be at her bedside during her final hours,...
  • Hospitalization delays court for Seattle man accused in 1957 Sycamore slaying

    Hospitalization delays court for Seattle man accused in 1957 Sycamore slaying
    Jack Daniel McCullough, the Seattle man recently arrested on charges that he kidnapped and murdered a 7-year-old Sycamore, Ill. girl in 1957, was hospitalized Saturday for undisclosed reasons. McCullough, 71, was scheduled to appear Saturday in a King...
  • Vandalism mars Pride Parade: Tires punctured on 51 floats

    Vandalism mars Pride Parade: Tires punctured on 51 floats
    Chicago's 42nd annual Pride Parade got off to a rocky start this morning after 51 floats were vandalized overnight. But by day's end, the event had drawn a huge, perhaps record crowd. "It's the highest I've ever seen," said Marcus Brady, chairman of...
  • Feds indict 2 over tainted Crestwood well

    Feds indict 2 over tainted Crestwood well
    Unwilling to fix leaky water mains in Crestwood, a south suburb known for its penny-pinching ways, village leaders secretly supplemented their supplies for more than two decades with a community well they knew was contaminated with cancer-causing...
  • Sure bets in Sin City: Vegas restaurants

    Sure bets in Sin City: Vegas restaurants
    LAS VEGAS — Deciding where to dine in Las Vegas is a little like determining where to gamble. Or shop, for that matter. The choices are seemingly limitless. Ten years ago, when an influx of culinary talent first revved up tourists' appetites, the...
  • A fan's guide to Ohio's Hocking Hills State Park

    A fan's guide to Ohio's Hocking Hills State Park
    LOGAN, Ohio — There is one Ohio state park everyone should visit. That's Hocking Hills, with its out-of-Ohio vibe that is very appealing. It is Ohio's best park for natural wonders and its most scenic state park. The picturesque 2,348-acre park in...
  • PASSINGS: Charles Wyly, Cornelius 'Corny' Cole, Billy Grammer

    PASSINGS: Charles Wyly, Cornelius 'Corny' Cole, Billy Grammer
    Charles Wyly Texas billionaire and philanthropist Charles Wyly, 77, a Texas billionaire and philanthropist whose family donated millions of dollars to Republican causes and Dallas arts projects, died Sunday after a car accident in western Colorado,...
  • Dale Fetherling dies at 69; journalist helped create The Times' San Diego County edition

    Dale Fetherling dies at 69; journalist helped create The Times' San Diego County edition
    Dale Fetherling, an author and editor who helped create The Times' San Diego County edition in 1978 and guided it through its closure in 1992 during an economic downturn, died Tuesday at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Diego of complications following...
  • Martin Poll dies at 89; veteran producer best known for 'Lion in Winter'

    Martin Poll dies at 89; veteran producer best known for 'Lion in Winter'
    Martin Poll, 89, a veteran producer best known for "The Lion in Winter," the Oscar-winning 1968 film that starred Katharine Hepburn and Peter O'Toole, died Saturday in New York. He had pneumonia and kidney failure, according to his son, Jon. Hepburn...