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  • Pope chooses moderate Blase Cupich for Chicago archbishop

    As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road.
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Lawmaker wants pumpkin to be official Illinois pie

    SPRINGFIELD – Pumpkins are big business in Illinois. A state lawmaker has a sweet idea for making sure people know it: he wants to make pumpkin pie th ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Northwestern gets grant to prevent sexual assaults

    EVANSTON – Northwestern University in Evanston has been awarded a grant to help prevent sexual assaults on campus, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin’s office anno ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Police: Member of the Jesse White Tumbling team killed

    CHICAGO – A teenager shot to death as he walked along a North Side Chicago street was identified Friday as a member of the Jesse White Tumbling Team.
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Ornate box turtles hatch at Lincoln Park Zoo

    CHICAGO – Nearly a dozen ornate box turtles have hatched at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo.Zoo officials ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • 2016 may loom, but Jeb Bush is focused on business

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. – While other Republicans considering the 2016 presidential race are openly laying the foundations of potential campaigns, former F ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Examining American jihadis: Why do they fight?

    WASHINGTON – A look at Americans who became jihadis, and what motivated them to fight:Moner Mohammad ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • El-Sissi pushes for action against militant groups

    CAIRO – Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world’s alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Secret Service boosts security outside White House

    WASHINGTON – The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the p ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Tense hunt in trooper ambush case hits 8 days

    CANADENSIS, Pa. – The suspect in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in a remote part of northeastern Pennsylvania remained at large for an e ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Blind announcer aims to inspire

    PEORIA – Bryce Weiler can shoot 70 percent from the free-throw line, play catch on a baseball field and deliver a stunningly researched, passionate co ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Democrats, Tea Party pitch in to help United Way

    DeKALB – DeKalb County Democrats and Tea Party members were able to find common ground Saturday, coming together for a charity softball game in suppor ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Afghan presidential vote result to come Sunday

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghanistan's drawn-out presidential election may finally be coming to an end.N ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger

    ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world’s most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, payi ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola vict ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:16 pm
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