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  • 2 hurt during explosion at Long Grove home, 50 others damaged

    2 hurt during explosion at Long Grove home, 50 others damaged
    A large explosion leveled a home and damaged 50 others in a northwest suburban subdivision Friday night, prompting an emergency response from multiple jurisdictions and startling residents in neighboring communities miles away. Crews are still on the...
  • More than dozen assault rifles stolen from train shipment in Englewood

    More than dozen assault rifles stolen from train shipment in Englewood
    Part of a shipment of semiautomatic assault rifles was stolen this week from a freight train container at a rail yard in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, federal authorities and a railroad spokesman said. The 13 Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport...
  • Thomas 'Lem' Johns dies at 88; Secret Service agent for LBJ

    Thomas "Lem" Johns, a Secret Service agent who protected Lyndon B. Johnson as he was sworn in as president on Air Force One in the chaotic aftermath of President Kennedy's assassination, has died. He was 88. Grandson Michael Johns said the former...
  • Gun used by suspected Boston Marathon bomber traced to Maine gang

    When police confronted Tamerlan Tsarnaev four nights after the Boston Marathon bombing last year, he leaped from his car with a 9-millimeter semiautomatic pistol and opened fire. He critically wounded one officer and, despite being shot himself, kept...
  • $10,000 reward in theft of 13 assault rifles

    $10,000 reward in theft of 13 assault rifles
    A $10,000 reward is being offered for information about the theft of more than a dozen semiautomatic assault rifles from a freight container at a rail yard in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood earlier this month. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,...
  • Man charged with arson in fire that destroyed San Pedro Elks Lodge

    Man charged with arson in fire that destroyed San Pedro Elks Lodge
    A 78-year-old man accused of setting a fire that destroyed the San Pedro Elks Lodge was charged Thursday with arson and other charges, prosecutors announced. Nick Pecarich was charged with one count each of arson of a structure, grand theft of...
  • All inmates accounted for after deadly explosion at Florida jail

    All 600 inmates have been accounted for after an explosion that wrecked a four-story jail in Pensacola, Fla., killing two inmates and injuring 184 people. Two inmates and one staff member remained hospitalized Thursday afternoon. Their conditions were...
  • Gun used in slaying of girl, 14, touched many hands

    Gun used in slaying of girl, 14, touched many hands
    Before the 14-year-old girl allegedly fired the shot that killed Endia Martin, the .38-caliber revolver had touched many hands. A south suburban gun shop known for selling weapons later used in crimes in Chicago. A Hyde Park man whose mother did not...
  • Man arrested in connection with Oak Park shooting

    Man arrested in connection with Oak Park shooting
    Police have made an arrest in connection with an April 2 shooting at an apartment complex on the 400 block of North Austin Boulevard. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives arrested Kelsey Jones, 37, at his Chicago home Saturday...
  • Eliot Ness: Man wasn't as untouchable as the Hollywood legend

    Eliot Ness: Man wasn't as untouchable as the Hollywood legend
    When I think of General George Armstrong Custer, which admittedly I rarely do, I think Errol Flynn. Lou Gehrig? Why that would be Gary Cooper's face that comes to mind. Abe Lincoln? Daniel Day-Lewis. Mary Todd Lincoln? Sally Field. Malcolm X?...
  • Supreme Court turns down two 2nd Amendment appeals from NRA

    Supreme Court turns down two 2nd Amendment appeals from NRA
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned down a pair of 2nd Amendment appeals lodged by the National Rifle Assn., keeping in place laws that restrict those under 21 years old from buying or carrying a handgun. Without comment, the justices...
  • Make that Cosmopolitan gluten-free, with gluten-free vodkas

    Make that Cosmopolitan gluten-free, with gluten-free vodkas
    With an estimated one in three people trying to cut gluten from their diets, awareness of products that can contain it has risen. And efforts to make products without it have too. Two vodka makers recently announced their gluten-free spirits. Now that...