Illinois Democrats ask Evers to review Foxconn plant impact

Illinois congressional Democrats have asked Wisconsin's new Democratic governor to re-evaluate the environmental impact of a sprawling plant that Foxconn Techno
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3 men charged with conspiracy to make 'swatting' calls

Three men have been charged with conspiracy to help a Los Angeles man make phony emergency "swatting" calls around the nation in hopes of sending police to the
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Archdiocese removes ex-children's home chief from ministry

The Archdiocese of Chicago has removed from ministry the former longtime superintendent of its Maryville Academy for troubled children while it investigates all
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Cost of keeping Asian carp from Great Lakes nearly triples

A federal plan to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes has gotten considerably more expensive
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Slain Chicago officer remembered as a 'guardian'

A Chicago police officer who was killed in a shoot-out after he chased a gunman into a hospital last week has been remembered as a "guardian" who was devoted to
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Slain Chicago officer remembered as a 'guardian'

Hundreds of police officers gathered to pay their final respects to a Chicago officer who was killed by a gunman at a South Side hospital last week
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Slain Chicago officer remembered as a 'guardian'

Hundreds of police officers gathered to pay their final respects to a Chicago officer who was killed by a gunman at a South Side hospital last week
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Funeral services set for Chicago officer killed at hospital

The Chicago Police Department is releasing funeral arrangements for an officer who was shot and killed by a gunman in a South Side hospital this week
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Des Plaines spent $60,000 in probe of drunken police party

Des Plaines spent nearly $60,000 to get to the bottom of what happened at drunken golf outing and party that some members of the city's police department attend
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Priest, other passengers celebrate Mexico jet crash survival

An Illinois priest and several fellow passengers celebrated their survival of a jet crash in Mexico during a Mass in suburban Chicago
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The Latest: Illinois priest among survivors of Mexico crash

An Illinois priest is among those who survived the crash of an Aeromexico jetliner
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McDonalds: Illinois chain museum will still be taken down

McDonald's officials have confirmed that they intend to take down a replica of the hamburger chain's first restaurant
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Man charged with hate crime over Puerto Rican shirt incident

A man who can be seen in a video chastising a woman at a Chicago forest preserve for wearing a shirt with the Puerto Rican flag on it has been charged with comm
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This is the safest major city in America

In major cities around the United States, tourists have to take precautions to make sure they're safe from crimes, scams, natural disasters and more during thei
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Holiday shopping on this one day can save you serious cash on shipping

Holiday shopping can be stressful, not to mention expensive, which is why more and more consumers are turning to online shopping in order to avoid the frenzied
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These are the most commonly stolen items from luxury hotels

It's a common tale - we slip a pen into our pocket or grab some extra soaps for the road when leaving a hotel. Smaller items, especially hygiene products, seem
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How often should you really wash your hands?

In our everyday lives, we use our hands for a variety of activities, from opening doors to typing on keyboards, turning sink faucets and touching many other obj
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This royal name is the fastest-growing baby name for girls

One of the first big decisions parents will make when they have a child is what to name them. Many people put a lot of thought into baby names, and inspiration
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The reason you might want to stop using public bathroom hand dryers for good

It's hard to go into most public bathrooms these days and not see a hand dryer attached to the wall. Air dryers are being utilized in public bathrooms as a way
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The worst ice storm in American history caused billions in damage

One of the most deadly and most devastating American winter storms in recent memory was the Great Ice Storm of 1998 which lasted from January 5 through January
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This is America's best theme park holiday celebration

When you think of celebrating the holiday season at a theme park, your mind probably gravitates toward heading to Disney World for Christmas or perhaps hitting
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This everyday household item can treat your cough

Whether it's because you've been cooped up indoors all season or because of the cold weather (which is actually a pervasive weather myth) winter seems to be the
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Why do so many prices end with 9?

Walk around any retail space, be it a grocery store, boutique, big-box store or mall, and look at the prices. Very quickly, you'll notice a pattern: It seems li
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In Texas, the Chili Has No Beans

But should you find yourself in Texas with a hankering for some chili, be prepared to be served something that' s quite different than what you' re expecting. T
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