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  • Democrats can't agree on successor to Jesse Jackson Jr.

    Democrats can't agree on successor to Jesse Jackson Jr.
    Democratic leaders spent four hours Saturday listening to 16 candidates audition for the party's endorsement to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., but were unable to solidify behind one contender.   After 90 minutes of deliberations, South Side...
  • Cook County votes to cut pay for some political appointees

    Cook County votes to cut pay for some political appointees
    Cook County commissioners on Wednesday voted to end full-time pay and benefits for political appointees on a pair of panels, a change backed by County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Salaries, medical benefits and pension contributions for members of...
  • Man charged in 2011 slaying outside South Side gas station

    Man charged in 2011 slaying outside South Side gas station
    A Chicago man was arrested earlier this week in the fatal shooting of a teenager last year who he argued with outside a Woodlawn neighborhood gas station, Cook County prosecutors said Saturday. The break in the long-dormant case came when a witness...
  • EdgyTim's recruiting rundown: Curie's Adeyanju sets official visits; Richmond-Burton's Pittser is one to watch

    EdgyTim's recruiting rundown: Curie's Adeyanju sets official visits; Richmond-Burton's Pittser is one to watch
    Curie senior defensive end James Adeyanju (6-2, 250 pounds) has decided on the five schools he wants to visit this fall. Adeyanju is planning to make official visits to Wisconsin (Sept. 16), Boston College (Oct. 1) and Nebraska (Oct. 15). He announced...
  • North Korea's next top mogul?

     
    Up until Wednesday, observers of the Hermit Kingdom speculated with some confidence that ailing dictator Kim Jong Il's youngest son, Kim Jong Eun, would soon be named his father's successor. Now some are expressing doubts -- not because of an......
  • Kim Jong Eun's creepy debutant ball

     
    For a dictator/national savior-in-waiting, this is more like it: North Korean leader Kim Jong Il presided over a military parade Sunday alongside his youngest son and eventual successor in a massive coming-out party for the newly anointed and still-...
  • The Obama-Hu state dinner: Who made the guest list cut? No Salahis but a few Republicans sneaked in

     
    Famous names, many of them Asian, show up for the third state dinner hosted at the White House by the Obamas....
  • Illinois lands Glades Day cornerback J.T. Thornton

    Belle Glade Glades Day cornerback J.T. Thornton verbally committed to Illinois on Wednesday. The 6-foot, 175-pound Thornton, who has been starting since he was a sophomore, chose the Illini over West Virginia and Marshall among others, according to...
  • Cook County heat-related death toll rises to 15

    Three more deaths in Cook County have been attributed to the heat, bringing to 15 the number of people who have died from heat-related causes since last week. In most of the cases, including the three latest, heart disease was listed as the primary cause...
  • Sheriff: 11 unburied bodies found at south suburban cemetery

    Sheriff: 11 unburied bodies found at south suburban cemetery
    The Cook County Sheriff's office is investigating a south suburban cemetery after 11 unburied caskets were discovered Friday afternoon. Investigators were notified Thursday after a person was told their loved one had been buried but found the person...
  • 11 bodies found in cemetery chapel are buried today

    11 bodies found in cemetery chapel are buried today
    Eleven bodies were buried in a south suburban cemetery today after police learned they had been left unattended in a chapel on the site for up to a week. Workers with a backhoe carried the bodies in caskets one by one to a burial site on a hill at...
  • Thornton, Smith named to U.S. Olympic men's volleyball team roster

    Thornton, Smith named to U.S. Olympic men's volleyball team roster
    Brian Thornton and David Smith, both former UC Irvine standouts, have been named to the U.S. Olympic men's volleyball team, pending approval from the U.S. Olympic Committee. Upon approval, Thornton and Smith along with the rest of the nominated team...