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  • Quinn signs law to prevent release of gun owner names

    The names of licensed gun owners in Illinois will remain private under a measure Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law today. The governor approved legislation to prevent Illinois State Police from releasing the names of those who hold or have applied for a...
  • Federal deal on Indiana coal plants aims to clear Chicago's air

    Federal deal on Indiana coal plants aims to clear Chicago's air
    In a move that could help clean up Chicago's chronically dirty air, the Obama administration on Thursday brokered a legal deal that cracks down on some of the biggest sources of pollution along the southern shore of Lake Michigan. As part of the...
  • State-subsidized baby-sitting means Illinois keeps an eye on who's watching the kids

    Introduced in the 1990s welfare-to-work initiative, payments for child care subsidies now far outnumber the amount spent on traditional public aid. Under the program, states get federal money to give out to poor parents trying to work or go to school....
  • Ask Tom why: Is there such a thing as an inland hurricane?

    Dear Tom, While on vacation in northern Wisconsin, residents there said they once experienced an inland hurricane. Is there such a thing? —John Hamermesh Dear John, Other than a hurricane that has moved onshore and is dissipating, there is no...
  • Notes on 'Nightshade': Werewolves and women's power

    Notes on 'Nightshade': Werewolves and women's power
    Young women may be flocking to the “Twilight” books and films, but the publishing world's gain is feminism's loss. The series offers bland, inert role models for young women. The gals of "Twilight" mainly sit around and sigh, waiting for the...
  • They got help -- and got jobs

    Brookfield's Vera Mitchell worked 15 to 20 years as a legal secretary before being laid off while in her late 50s. She spent 18 months jobless before seeking help from Oak Park-based AgeOptions. "The concept at AgeOptions is marvelous," she says. "You...
  • Semi-retired pastor finds solace in familiarity

    Semi-retired pastor finds solace in familiarity
    The Reverend Lee Iseley and his wife Jerrianne have called a lot of places home throughout the South and the Midwest. So as they get as close as they likely ever will to retirement, it was only fitting the senior living community they chose is called...
  • Pendleton Marine sets bench press world record

    Pendleton Marine sets bench press world record
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - A U.S. Marine pressed himself into the record books with his own two hands. At 6-foot and 272 pounds, Sgt. David Douglas fully embodies his "The Beast" nickname. In July, Douglas set a world record at the U.S. Powerlifting...
  • Search for missing Aurora boy shifts

    Search for missing Aurora boy shifts
    As authorities expressed increasing concern about a missing 6-year-old Aurora boy and shifted their search to the Rock Falls area, his father remained optimistic Wednesday that his son would be found safe. “Timothy is a very intelligent young man,&...
  • State tourism offices

    States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262...
  • News to use: Travel tidbits, deals

    News to use: Travel tidbits, deals
    Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently: China Spree has an amazing deal on its eight-day Timeless Beijing package for two November departures and all January and February 2012...