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New safety system will change schedule in BNSF Line trains

By Christopher Russell | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

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180 total views, 9 views today CHICAGO (AP) — Changes in train safety systems will mean a major schedule change for one of the Chicago area’s busiest commuter rail lines. Metra officials say Monday that the BNSF Line between Aurora and Chicago Union Station will be the first line to implement the Positive Train Control system, a…

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Brother of murder suspect charged with gun trafficking

By Christopher Russell | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

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185 total views, 9 views today CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man is charged with bringing into the city a gun used in the slaying of a 9-year-old boy. Anthony Morgan is charged in U.S. District Court with gun trafficking for illegally obtaining eight guns through the mail that were shipped from New Mexico. Assistant U.S. Attorney…

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Progressives look to continue gains on Illinois primary day

By Christopher Russell | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

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202 total views, 9 views today By SARA BURNETT, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Progressives face their next test Tuesday in Illinois, with a slew of candidates vying for a chance to help Democrats try to gain control of the U.S. House this fall. Enthusiasm already has been higher than usual among Democrats in the left-leaning state. In…

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Illinois primary could set up most expensive governor’s race

By Christopher Russell | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

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162 total views, 9 views today By SARA BURNETT and JOHN O’CONNOR, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Two inordinately wealthy front-runners who have largely bankrolled their campaigns for Illinois governor faced nomination challenges Tuesday in a primary that also features a self-described “middle-class candidate,” a member of a famous political family and an insurgent state legislator. With Republican…

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Trial begins for man accused in shooting death of teacher

By Christopher Russell | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

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155 total views, 9 views today CHICAGO (AP) — After nearly four years of legal wrangling, the trial of a man charged in the 2014 shooting death of a Chicago special education teacher is underway. Dominique Hodrick is charged with murder in the death of 58-year-old Betty Howard. Howard was working part time at a realty company…

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Illinois Business News

Tom Berman named news director for US Central region

By Christopher Russell | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

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142 total views, 4 views today CHICAGO (AP) — The Associated Press has named Tom Berman as regional news director for the central United States, a new position overseeing AP’s journalism and news operations across media formats in 14 states stretching from Texas to the upper Midwest. The appointment was announced Tuesday by Managing Editor Brian Carovillano.…

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Orbitz: legacy travel booking platform likely hacked

By Christopher Russell | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

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150 total views, 4 views today CHICAGO (AP) — Orbitz says a legacy travel booking platform may have been hacked, potentially exposing the personal information of people that made purchases between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 22, 2017. The company said Tuesday about 880,000 payment cards were impacted. Orbitz said data that was likely exposed includes name,…

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On the menu for McDonald’s: Cut greenhouse gas emissions

By Christopher Russell | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

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124 total views, 4 views today By JOSEPH PISANI, AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The company behind the golden arches wants to get greener. McDonald’s on Tuesday announced a number of steps it will take to cut the greenhouse gases it emits into the air, including tweaking the way the beef in its Big Macs and…

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McDonald’s reaches settlement in ‘joint-employer’ lawsuit

By Christopher Russell | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

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147 total views, 4 views today NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s says it has reached a settlement with a U.S. labor agency over a lawsuit that could have decided if the fast-food company should be liable for hiring, pay and other decisions made at its franchised restaurants. The lawsuit, filed in 2016 by the National Labor Relations…

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Publisher Tronc names CEO Dearborn chairman of board

By Christopher Russell | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

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45 total views, 2 views today WASHINGTON (AP) — Newspaper publisher Tronc has named CEO Justin Dearborn as its chairman of the board, replacing Michael Ferro, who is retiring. The change announced Monday shortly before Fortune magazine published a story about two women who allege that Ferro made unwanted sexual advances during 2013 and 2016 before he…

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Chicago Bulls

Hardaway, Beasley lead Knicks past depleted Bulls, 110-92

By Christopher Russell | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

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53 total views, 1 views today By JEFFREY BERNSTEIN, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The Knicks have won two straight games for the first time in almost two months, and they’re not apologizing for the caliber of their competition. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 22 points and Michael Beasley added 17 as New York beat the depleted Chicago…

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Chicago Cubs

Cubs release reliever Justin Grimm

By Christopher Russell | March 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

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220 total views, 1 views today MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have released veteran reliever Justin Grimm. The 29-year-old right-hander was a part of teams that made three straight NL Championship Series appearances and won the World Series in 2016. But he struggled last season with a 1-2 record and 5.53 ERA in 50 appearances.…

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Chicago White Sox

Moncada is possible leadoff man for White Sox

By Christopher Russell | March 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

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489 total views, 1 views today By JOSE M. ROMERO, Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Expectations are already high for prized youngster Yoan Moncada of the Chicago White Sox. And as he prepares for his first full season in the major leagues, he could find himself in an important role on opening day. The 22-year-old from Cuba…

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Chicago Bears

AP source: Packers sign Bears’ Kyle Fuller to offer sheet

By Christopher Russell | March 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

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307 total views, 1 views today By GENARO C. ARMAS, AP Sports Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have signed Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller to an offer sheet, a person familiar with the situation said Friday. Fuller is the Bears’ transition player, and the tag gives Chicago five days to match the offer. The person…

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Chicago Blackhawks

Connor scores twice, Jets beat Blackhawks 6-2

By Christopher Russell | March 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

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293 total views, 1 views today WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Kyle Connor hasn’t looked ahead all season and he’s not about to start doing it now. The 21-year-old rookie scored twice Thursday night to reach 25 goals, and the Winnipeg Jets rebounded from a quick deficit for a 6-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks. “Going into the…

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Loyola eyes Tennessee, Buffalo gets Kentucky after upsets

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3,812 total views, 48 views today By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) — Loyola-Chicago might have been the first Cinderella in…

Fifth-seed DePaul holds off Oklahoma 90-79

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433 total views, 1 views today COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — DePaul started off hot from behind the arc and held off…

Wheaton College, players sued in alleged attack of player

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418 total views, 1 views today WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A former Wheaton College football player who authorities say was duct-taped and…

Loyola-Chicago lifted by 98-year-old nun, fan in Sister Jean

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404 total views, 1 views today By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) — Loyola-Chicago’s biggest fan is the team chaplain who…

Miami seeks more NCAA success in Texas vs hot Loyola-Chicago

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662 total views, 1 views today DALLAS (AP) — No. 6 seed Miami (22-9) vs. No. 11 seed Loyola-Chicago (28-5) First round,…

Deep sleepers: Who could wreck brackets in March?

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1,308 total views, 1 views today By DAVID BRANDT, AP Sports Writer Underdogs are a big part of NCAA Tournament lore and almost…

Drought over, Loyola gets its shining moment with NCAA spot

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810 total views, 1 views today By ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — As the players walked into the video room…

Climatologist: Illinois sees wettest February on record

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10,307 total views, 2 views today CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois climate experts say the state saw its wettest February on record…

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Progressives look to continue gains on Illinois primary day

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203 total views, 10 views today By SARA BURNETT, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Progressives face their next test Tuesday in Illinois, with…

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Illinois primary could set up most expensive governor’s race

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163 total views, 10 views today By SARA BURNETT and JOHN O’CONNOR, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Two inordinately wealthy front-runners who have…

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Early voting for Illinois primary far exceeds last midterm

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39 total views, 1 views today By SARA BURNETT, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Far more people have cast early ballots for Illinois’…

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Looking Back

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1,697 total views, 9 views today By Arline Adamsick The Monee Monitor: March 15, 1968 This is a story that just keeps…

Town Chatter

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1,827 total views, 9 views today NEW THIS WEEK!! Washington Township Senior Movie Night On Thursday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m., Washington…

Today in History

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953 total views, 9 views today By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, March 18, the 77th day of 2018. There are…

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Human Interest

Bobby Hull jersey part of history for Chicago family

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4,964 total views, 3 views today By JAY COHEN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) —…

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National guardsman takes girl whose dad was killed to dance

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7,010 total views, 3 views today BEACH PARK, Ill. (AP) — A Northern Illinois…

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Sue, largest T. rex skeleton ever found, making a move

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5,041 total views, 2 views today The largest Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found is…

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Forest Preserve

Update: Forest Preserve Quilt Exhibit View Dates

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1,273 total views, 1 views today Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in Channahon will be closed on Saturdays, June 23 and June 30,…

Save the Date: First Showing of Entire National Parks Quilt Exhibit in Illinois

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1,176 total views, 1 views today Quilts representing all 59 national parks are part of a 177-quilt exhibit that will be on…

Search for Birds, View Joliet Ironworks or Meet a Beekeeper at Forest Preserve Programs

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1,174 total views, 1 views today This aerial view of the Joliet Iron Works Historic Site shows the area that will be…

Forest Preserve District Schedules Spring Volunteer Workdays

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321 total views, 1 views today Help the environment by volunteering for a Forest Preserve District of Will County workday this spring.…

Dogs Invited to Retrieve Easter Eggs at 10th Annual ‘Hugs for Hounds’ in Shorewood

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1,599 total views, 1 views today The 10th annual “Hugs for Hounds Easter Egg Hunt” will get cracking on Saturday, March 31, at Hammel…

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