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December 30, 2015
Chicago mayor announces police reforms after fatal shooting
(Reuters) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, facing calls for his resignation after a series of fatal police shootings, announced major changes Wednesday in how city police respond to crises situations. Emanuel and Interim Police Superintendent John Escalante said the city would try to...
December 30, 2015 - 3:19pm
March 1, 2015
Chicago protesters demand probe of what they call police ‘black site’
CHICAGO — About 200 protesters gathered outside a police facility in Chicago on Saturday, demanding an investigation into a media report denied by police that the site functions as an off-the-books interrogation compound.
March 1, 2015 - 11:34pm
February 19, 2015
American volunteers bled and led way to WW1 100 years ago
(Reuters) - Missing from chapters on World War One in most U.S. textbooks is the name of Edward Mandell Stone, a 27-year-old Harvard graduate...
February 19, 2015 - 7:00am
December 26, 2014
St. Cloud loses air link to Chicago one year after getting it
ST. CLOUD, Minn. — It appears St. Cloud will lose its coveted air-service link to Chicago less than a year after flights began. SkyWest Airlines, which operates twice-daily United Airlines flights from St. Cloud Regional Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, announced...
December 26, 2014 - 6:07pm
March 24, 2014
Thirty-two hurt in train derailment at Chicago's O'Hare airport
(Reuters) - Thirty-two people were injured after a Chicago Transit Authority train derailed and hit a platform at O'Hare International Airport early on Monday, with its front car landing on an escalator and stairs, a city fire official said. It was not immediately clear how fast...
March 24, 2014 - 10:59am
Report: As many as 32,000 kids in world infected with drug-resistant TB each year
CHICAGO – As many as 32,000 children worldwide become sick each year with a drug-resistant “superbug” strain of tuberculosis, according to new estimates by U.S. researchers that for the first time quantify rates of this difficult-to-treat form of TB. Overall, as many as 1...
March 24, 2014 - 10:30am
January 14, 2014
Two Minnesotans drown in Chicago River trying to rescue mobile phone
CHICAGO - An effort to retrieve a dropped cell phone ended in tragedy on Monday when a 26-year-old man died after falling into the icy Chicago River near downtown Chicago, and a 21-year-old woman who was with him was presumed dead after also going into the river, police said.
January 14, 2014 - 11:35am
November 4, 2013
Poll: Older Americans reject changes to Social Security
CHICAGO – Raise the age at which you can begin collecting full Social Security benefits? Older Americans say no. They also veto reductions in the cost-of-living increase. But a poll finds support among those 50 and older for raising the cap on earnings that are taxed to fund...
November 4, 2013 - 7:00am
September 20, 2013
Thirteen injured, including 3-year-old, in Chicago shooting
(Reuters) - Thirteen people, including a 3-year-old child, were injured in a nighttime shooting on Chicago's South Side that police said on Friday was believed to be gang-related. The Thursday night shooting came in the same week that a contract worker who opened fire at the Washington...
September 20, 2013 - 7:38am
July 24, 2013
St. Cloud works to gain daily air service
ST. CLOUD - Three years ago, the St. Cloud Regional Airport lost its daily scheduled air service that went from St. Cloud to Minneapolis. Now, the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation is working to bring twice-daily scheduled air service from the St. Cloud Regional Airport to...
July 24, 2013 - 12:02am
June 13, 2013
Blackhawks down Bruins 4-3 in 3OT in Stanley Cup opener (videos)
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Blackhawks know all about Andrew Shaw's reputation around the league. They also know the pesky little forward is...
June 13, 2013 - 5:00am
April 21, 2013
Twins score go-ahead run on error in 10th
Twins score go-ahead run on error in 10th CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Peavy gave a strong pitching performance on Saturday. The Chicago White Sox...
April 21, 2013 - 6:55am
December 13, 2012
Former Pipestone, Minn., man killed in Chicago skyscraper fall
CHICAGO, Ill. — A 23-year-old man was pronounced dead following a bizarre incident early this morning in Chicago. According to Chicago news sources, the man has been identified as Nicholas Wieme, formerly of Pipestone. Wieme currently lived on the north side of Chicago and was an...
December 13, 2012 - 11:49am
April 27, 2012
African Adventures blog: How a rash caused a flight quarantine
April 27, 2012 - 2:34pm
August 31, 2011
White Sox's 5-run fifth sinks Twins
CHICAGO (AP) -- Alejandro De Aza drove in a career-high four runs to lead the Chicago White Sox to an 8-6 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday...
August 31, 2011 - 12:41am