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Northwestern Alerts Campus of Sexual Assault

Northwestern Alerts Campus of Sexual Assault

The alleged attack happened between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the student's residence hall room, the alert said. Read »

Mar 31, 2015
Prosecutors Seek 18 Years for Accused Bali Murderers

Prosecutors Seek 18 Years for Accused Bali Murderers

Heather Mack and Tommy Schaefer are accused of killing Mack's mother and putting her body in a suitcase. Watch »

Mar 31, 2015
Police: GPS May Have Told Man to Drive Off Bridge

Police: GPS May Have Told Man to Drive Off Bridge

A driver may have been following GPS navigation when he drove off the ramp to a demolished bridge in northwest... Read »

Mar 30, 2015
Duckworth Launches 2016 U.S. Senate Bid

Duckworth Launches 2016 U.S. Senate Bid

Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a stroke in 2012, plans to run for re-election. Read »

Mar 30, 2015
DOJ Files Appeal of Hold on Immigration Action

DOJ Files Appeal of Hold on Immigration Action

The Justice Department urged a federal appeals court Monday to reverse a hold a judge placed on President Barack... Read »

Mar 31, 2015
CTA Rider Satisfaction Declines, Study Shows

CTA Rider Satisfaction Declines, Study Shows

Satisfaction with the CTA fell both overall and on 40 of 45 different service measures between 2011 and 2014. Read »

Mar 30, 2015
Escaped Prisoner Captured After 9-Hour Manhunt: Source

Escaped Prisoner Captured After 9-Hour Manhunt: Source

Police have captured the man who escaped custody at Inova Fairfax Hospital following a nine-hour manhunt. Watch »

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Being Poor Is Bad for Kids' Brains, Study Says

Being Poor Is Bad for Kids' Brains, Study Says

A new study indicates children raised in poorer households have brains with less surface area, meaning they could be... Read »

Mar 31, 2015
JetBlue Computers Back Online After Outage

JetBlue Computers Back Online After Outage

A system-wide IT issue impacting JetBlue's computer systems Monday morning has been resolved, but delays are... Read »

Mar 30, 2015
Carter: US Would Support Regional Arab Military Force

Carter: US Would Support Regional Arab Military Force

The United States supports Arab plans to create a unified military force to counter growing security threats in the... Read »

Mar 31, 2015
Blackhawks Best Kings in 4-1 Blowout

Blackhawks Best Kings in 4-1 Blowout

The Chicago Blackhawks came into Monday's game needing to make a statement against the Los Angeles Kings, and they... Read »

Mar 30, 2015
Drunken Mother Abandons Child in Trash Bin: Police

Drunken Mother Abandons Child in Trash Bin: Police

A mother has been charged with endangering her 7-year-old daughter after getting drunk and leaving her "hiding"... Watch »

Mar 30, 2015
Pharmacists' Group Discourages Providing Execution Drugs

Pharmacists' Group Discourages Providing Execution Drugs

A leading association for U.S. pharmacists adopted a policy Monday that discourages its members from providing drugs... Read »

Mar 30, 2015
Bryant Sent to Minors by Cubs; Union Threatens Litigation

Bryant Sent to Minors by Cubs; Union Threatens Litigation

Third baseman Kris Bryant was reassigned by the Chicago Cubs to their minor league camp on Monday despite an... Read »

Mar 30, 2015
Man Charged With Attempted Murder For Skokie Bar Stabbing

Man Charged With Attempted Murder For Skokie Bar Stabbing

A 50-year-old Chicago man is facing an attempted murder charge for allegedly stabbing another man during a bar fight... Read »

Mar 30, 2015
Man Killed During Chase by DeKalb Sheriff's Deputies

Man Killed During Chase by DeKalb Sheriff's Deputies

A reported domestic dispute that was responded to by DeKalb County sheriff's deputies ended when a man fleeing the... Read »

Mar 30, 2015
Missing Berkeley Student Fatally Struck by Car: Police

Missing Berkeley Student Fatally Struck by Car: Police

A UC Berkeley student athlete who went missing after leaving a party near the USC campus over the weekend was killed... Watch »

Mar 31, 2015
CEOs, NCAA

CEOs, NCAA "Deeply Concerned" Over New Indiana Law

Just days before the highly anticipated Final Four men's basketball tournament tips off in Indianapolis, NCAA... Watch »

Mar 30, 2015
Classical Music Calms Cats, Study Says

Classical Music Calms Cats, Study Says

Classical music helps calm down cats when they're undergoing surgery — but heavy metal songs have the opposite... Read »

Mar 31, 2015
Garcia Gains Endorsement From African-American Women Leaders

Garcia Gains Endorsement From African-American Women Leaders

With just eight days left in the mayoral runoff, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia gains the endorsement of African-American women... Watch »

Mar 30, 2015

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