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Major Theater Chains Drop "The Interview"

Major Theater Chains Drop "The Interview"

Some of the nation's largest movie theater chains are holding back or dropping "The Interview" from screens in the aftermath of a hack on Sony Pictures that involved threats against theaters showing the...

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Pope Helped Broker U.S.-Cuba Prison Release, Policy Changes

Pope Helped Broker U.S.-Cuba Prison Release, Policy Changes

Pope Francis helped bring about and broker negotiations that are leading to historic changes in U.S.-Cuba relations, the White House announced Wednesday, NBC News reported.

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Influential Republicans Slam Opening to Cuba

Influential Republicans Slam Opening to Cuba

Reaction to changes in U.S.-Cuba relations fell mostly along party lines, with possible GOP presidential candidates criticizing the move.

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Exonerated After Execution: Judge Tosses Teen's Murder Conviction

Exonerated After Execution: Judge Tosses Teen's Murder Conviction

A black teen who is believed to be the youngest person executed in the U.S. in the 20th century had his murder conviction thrown out by a circuit court judge on Wednesday, NBC News reported.

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Man Shot, Killed at West Side Bus Shelter

Man Shot, Killed at West Side Bus Shelter

Donatello Herrera was on the sidewalk on the 1200 block of South Western Avenue someone in a dark-colored SUV opened fire, police said.

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Mom Who Drove Kids Into Ocean No Longer a Threat: Defense Doctors

Mom Who Drove Kids Into Ocean No Longer a Threat: Defense Doctors

Attorneys for a South Carolina mother who drove her three children into the ocean off Daytona Beach are arguing that she shouldn't be forcibly confined for mental health treatment, The Associated Press reported....

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Rauner May Rent While Executive Mansion is Repaired

Rauner May Rent While Executive Mansion is Repaired

Governor elect and his wife have vowed to live in the governor's mansion in downtown Springfield after his inauguration in January.

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Spokesman: JRW Residency Issue "Closed"

Spokesman: JRW Residency Issue "Closed"

Little League International said it is confident that Chicago's national championship Little League team did not violate "residency regulations" after investigating allegations that the team added top suburban...

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Report Names Most Dangerous Cities in Illinois

Report Names Most Dangerous Cities in Illinois

Illinois ranks as the 20th most-dangerous state in the nation, according to a new report based on crime statistics from the FBI.

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Topinka Remembered as Honest, Tough at Memorial

Topinka Remembered as Honest, Tough at Memorial

Illinois Comptroller died unexpectedly last week at the age of 70 after suffering complications from a stroke.

Grant Challenge Winners

Grant Challenge Winners

“These winning programs are finding solutions through collaboration and innovation. We are grateful for their commitment to Making A Difference in our community,” said David Doebler, President and General...

Driver With Vanity Plate Issued "Test" Tickets

Driver With Vanity Plate Issued "Test" Tickets

Ever heard of a "test" ticket?" David Latko hadn’t. The Mokena man, who has vanity plates on his car, was issued several “test” parking tickets by the city, though he didn’t know it at the time.

Report Names Most Dangerous Cities in Illinois

Report Names Most Dangerous Cities in Illinois

Illinois ranks as the 20th most-dangerous state in the nation, according to a new report based on crime statistics from the FBI.

Sony Cancels Christmas Release of "The Interview"

Sony Cancels Christmas Release of "The Interview"

Sony Pictures has canceled the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview" after hackers threatened terrorists attacks and the largest multiplex chains in North America pulled the film from its screens. In a statement...

Man Wins Lotto By Playing Fortune Cookie Numbers

Man Wins Lotto By Playing Fortune Cookie Numbers

A man won a $200,000 lottery prize after playing the lucky numbers found inside a fortune cookie.