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Runoff for Rahm: Mayor Falls Short

Runoff for Rahm: Mayor Falls Short

Rahm Emanuel failed to clinch another term as Chicago's mayor on Tuesday, as Associated Press projections showed him... Watch »

Feb 25, 2015
Crash System Likely Saved Lives in SoCal Train Wreck

Crash System Likely Saved Lives in SoCal Train Wreck

Lives were likely saved in Tuesday's Southern California commuter train derailment by passenger cars designed to... Watch »

Feb 25, 2015
All DC Firefighters to Get Metro Training: Fire Chief

All DC Firefighters to Get Metro Training: Fire Chief

All of Washington, D.C.'s firefighters will be trained on how to respond to emergencies on the subway system, the... Watch »

Feb 25, 2015
Pot in D.C.: What's Legal, What's Not?

Pot in D.C.: What's Legal, What's Not?

A law that legalizes marijuana in the District goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, unless Congress steps in at... Read »

Feb 26, 2015
Hurst Agrees to Two-Year Deal with Bears

Hurst Agrees to Two-Year Deal with Bears

The Chicago Bears officially announced the signing of cornerback Demontre Hurst on Wednesday afternoon, inking him... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Former Conn. Resident Gave Iran Military Secrets: Feds

Former Conn. Resident Gave Iran Military Secrets: Feds

A former Connecticut resident pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing military secrets and trying to send them... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Garcia:

Garcia: "Working Class" to Power Bid for Mayor

If Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is going to have a shot at upsetting Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in an April runoff, he'll... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Cubs Owner Tom Ricketts Says Playoffs Are Within Reach

Cubs Owner Tom Ricketts Says Playoffs Are Within Reach

Tom Ricketts says he thinks the Chicago Cubs are set to take big steps this year toward ending their century-plus of... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Sekera Dealt to Kings, Hurting Hawks' Blue Line Pursuit

Sekera Dealt to Kings, Hurting Hawks' Blue Line Pursuit

The Chicago Blackhawks are aggressively looking for blue line help, but one player on their wish list is off the... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
4 Reasons to Make Des Moines Your Next Travel Destination

4 Reasons to Make Des Moines Your Next Travel Destination

The capital city of Iowa is less than a day's drive from Chicago, but it's often overlooked in lieu of other more... Read »

Feb 26, 2015
Jeh Johnson: DHS Shutdown Debate

Jeh Johnson: DHS Shutdown Debate "Incredible and Absurd"

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said that Congressional brinksmanship over funding for his department is... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Maurice Sendak's Hometown Mulls Museum in His Honor

Maurice Sendak's Hometown Mulls Museum in His Honor

Three years after Maurice Sendak's death, his western Connecticut hometown of Ridgefield is pursuing a museum... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Runoff Heats Up: Emanuel, Garcia Return to Campaign Trail

Runoff Heats Up: Emanuel, Garcia Return to Campaign Trail

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and rival Jesus "Chuy" Garcia kicked off part two of the campaign early Wednesday... Watch »

Feb 25, 2015
Driver

Driver "Did Best He Could" to Free Truck Before Train Hit It: Lawyer

The lawyer for the truck driver arrested in the Southern California commuter train crash said his client "did the... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Pup Found Zipped in Suitcase Can Now Eat on Own, Walk: ASPCA

Pup Found Zipped in Suitcase Can Now Eat on Own, Walk: ASPCA

The starving dog found inside a zipped suitcase outside a Bronx apartment building is showing signs of recovery... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
School Bus Flips on Its Side in Northern Suburb

School Bus Flips on Its Side in Northern Suburb

A school bus carrying children flipped on its side Wednesday afternoon in far north suburban Lake Villa, school... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
State Dept. Official Charged With Soliciting Minor

State Dept. Official Charged With Soliciting Minor

A U.S. State Department official was arrested on a charge of soliciting a minor Tuesday. Watch »

Feb 26, 2015
3 Plotted to Join ISIS, Attack NYC: Officials

3 Plotted to Join ISIS, Attack NYC: Officials

Three men who allegedly plotted to travel to Syria to join ISIS and posted online messages about planting a bomb in... Watch »

Feb 26, 2015
Astronomers Find Black Hole 12 Billion Times the Size of Sun

Astronomers Find Black Hole 12 Billion Times the Size of Sun

Astronomers say they have discovered a black hole that's 12 billion times the size of the sun. Read »

Feb 25, 2015

"Repugnant": Neighbors, ADL Want Yard's Swastika Display Removed

A man in the Sacramento area won't take down the swastika displays outside of his house despite vocal opposition... Read »

Feb 25, 2015

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