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  • Obama in Chicago tonight for 50th birthday campaign fundraising events

    Obama in Chicago tonight for 50th birthday campaign fundraising events
    President Barack Obama is back in town tonight, doing some birthday fundraising for his 2012 re-election bid at a North Side concert hall. The president turns 50 on Thursday, and he's spending the last night of his 40s at the Aragon, where OK Go,...
  • ComEd says most power should be restored by Thursday night

    ComEd says most power should be restored by Thursday night
    Commonwealth Edison expects to restore power to most of its customers by Thursday night, two days after a violent wave of storms that spawned at least two tornadoes and packed 80 mph winds at one point left about 440,000 customers without electricity...
  • George Ryan, released from prison, at wife's side when she died

    George Ryan, released from prison, at wife's side when she died
    Former Gov. George Ryan was with his ailing wife Lura Lynn as she was taken off a respirator and died at a Kankakee hospital Monday. Ryan was temporarily released from prison in Terre Haute, Ind. so he could be at her bedside during her final hours,...
  • Durbin 'more positive' about getting debt ceiling deal

    Durbin 'more positive' about getting debt ceiling deal
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 official in the Senate, said this morning that he was optimistic about ongoing negotiations toward a deal on raising the debt ceiling. "I have a much more positive feeling than I did 24 hours...
  • Best baseball road trip: Louisville to Cooperstown

    Best baseball road trip: Louisville to Cooperstown
    America is full of baseball pilgrimages and road trips. Fenway Park in Boston turns 100 this year. Wrigleyville, the neighborhood around Wrigley Field in Chicago is the best baseball neighborhood in the country. California has five major league teams to...
  • Foreign correspondence: Bangkok is great for shopping, sightseeing

    Foreign correspondence: Bangkok is great for shopping, sightseeing
    What's it like to live in a far-off place most of us see only on a vacation? Foreign Correspondence is an interview with someone who lives in a spot you may want to visit. Suzanne Nam, 38, moved to Bangkok, Thailand, about six years ago to be a...
  • Dale Fetherling dies at 69; journalist helped create The Times' San Diego County edition

    Dale Fetherling dies at 69; journalist helped create The Times' San Diego County edition
    Dale Fetherling, an author and editor who helped create The Times' San Diego County edition in 1978 and guided it through its closure in 1992 during an economic downturn, died Tuesday at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Diego of complications following...
  • Campbell: Illinois has abolished the death penalty

    On Wednesday, the Land of Lincoln became the 16th state to abolish capital punishment. The abolition of the state's death penalty has been 11 years in the making. Gov. Pat Quinn made his decision, he said, after reading several books, including the...
  • State Supreme Court gives Emanuel a reprieve

    State Supreme Court gives Emanuel a reprieve
    The Illinois Supreme Court granted a reprieve to Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday, keeping his name on the Chicago mayoral ballot temporarily as justices hurry to decide whether it should remain there permanently. About 300,000 ballots without Emanuel's name...
  • Prosecutors: Dixon CFO embezzled $30M

    Prosecutors: Dixon CFO embezzled $30M
    The chief finance officer of the small town of Dixon embezzled more than $30 million over the last six years and used the money to finance a lavish lifestyle that included horse stables in Illinois and Wisconsin, federal prosecutors alleged.  Rita...
  • Martin Poll dies at 89; veteran producer best known for 'Lion in Winter'

    Martin Poll dies at 89; veteran producer best known for 'Lion in Winter'
    Martin Poll, 89, a veteran producer best known for "The Lion in Winter," the Oscar-winning 1968 film that starred Katharine Hepburn and Peter O'Toole, died Saturday in New York. He had pneumonia and kidney failure, according to his son, Jon. Hepburn...
  • Dora Saint dies at 98; author of Miss Read novels

    Dora Saint, a prolific and gentle chronicler of English village life who wrote a popular series of novels under the pen name Miss Read, died April 7 at her home in Great Shefford, west of London, British media reported. She was 98. Attention to the small...