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  • Arizona State fraternity suspended after MLK-themed party mocks blacks

    Arizona State fraternity suspended after MLK-themed party mocks blacks
    Civil rights leaders are calling for the expulsion of members of the Arizona State University chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity who planned and participated in a Martin Luther King Jr.-themed party that mocked black people. The fraternity suffered...
  • FlyinAway -- still another opaque approach

    FlyinAway -- still another opaque approach
    FlyinAway (flyinaway.com) is the industry's latest approach to offering cut-rate airfares to travelers willing to wait until they buy to find out exactly which airline they'll be flying. Although it includes some familiar Hotwire and Priceline features,...
  • New smog limits could squeeze Chicago

    New smog limits could squeeze Chicago
    Decades of efforts to curb air pollution have cut lung-damaging smog to levels far below the hazy days of the 1970s and '80s in Chicago and most other big urban areas. New cars emit dramatically less pollution than older models, gasoline and diesel...
  • Styx, REO to headline tornado relief concert

    Styx, REO to headline tornado relief concert
    Styx and REO Speedwagon -- two bands with long histories in Illinois rock – will join forces to play a benefit concert Dec. 4 in Bloomington, Ill., for victims of recent Downstate tornadoes. Tickets ($28, $43, $58) for Rock to the Rescue Extends a...
  • Republican governor, Senate candidates make final pitches before primary election

    Republican governor, Senate candidates make final pitches before primary election
    The Republican candidates for governor spent the final Sunday before the primary election taking aim at Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn as they sought to bolster support from their supporters and returned to the themes that launched their campaigns. “...
  • Rauner's $6 million sets record in Illinois governor race

    Rauner's $6 million sets record in Illinois governor race
    Wealthy venture capitalist Bruce Rauner has set a new record for personal funding in a campaign for Illinois governor, his out-of-pocket total hitting $6 million after he put another $1 million into his bid Monday. The latest Rauner contribution comes...
  • Rauner makes U-turn on minimum wage: 'I was flippant'

    Rauner makes U-turn on minimum wage: 'I was flippant'
    Almost a month ago, Bruce Rauner pledged at a Downstate candidates’ forum that if elected governor he would slash the state’s minimum wage by $1 to make it equal to the federal rate in an effort to make Illinois more economically competitive....
  • State audit criticizes Quinn anti-violence program

    State audit criticizes Quinn anti-violence program
    SPRINGFIELD — A state audit released today criticizes the spending and management practices of a $55 million, taxpayer-funded anti-violence program for Chicago and Cook County that Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn launched in 2010 as he was engaged in a...
  • Sports brief: Glenbard South

    Senior makes final 32 Glenbard South senior Tomei Ball was one of 32 sharpshooters to make it to the final 32 in the Class 3A Illinois High School Association 3-point shootout but failed to advance to the final four. Netzley canned six out of 15 shots...
  • Rauner adds $501k as unions air new ad against him

    Rauner adds $501k as unions air new ad against him
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner added another $501,000 of his own money to his campaign fund while a union and Democratic-aligned political action committee launched a new round of controversial TV ads against him today. Rauner, a wealthy...
  • Rauner puts in another $1.3 million toward governor bid

    Rauner puts in another $1.3 million toward governor bid
    Wealthy venture capitalist Bruce Rauner added another $1.3 million of his own money to his bid for the Illinois Republican governor nomination, bringing his out of pocket total to $5 million, state disclosure reports filed Monday showed. The latest...