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1 year 2 weeks ago

Trains Collide in Chicago, 48 Hospitalized

Several people were reported injured when two trains running on Chicago Transit Authority's Blue Line tracks collided Monday morning. The accident happened just before 8 a.m. at Harlem Avenue and Interstate 290 in the Forest Park branch when a westbound train was struck by an eastbound train heading towards...

1 year 6 months ago

Rihanna drops in on Chicago-area high school

BARRINGTON, Ill. (AP) - Pop star Rihanna has dropped in on high school students in a northwestern Chicago suburb. Barrington High School earned Friday's visit as a reward for winning the singer's "Shine Bright Like a Diamond" video contest. The five-minute, student-produced video highlighted the school's volunteer and community service...

1 year 8 months ago

First lady meets with slain Chicago teen's family

CHICAGO (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is meeting privately with the family of a 15-year-old Chicago honor student before attending the girl's funeral service. Obama is among the dignitaries attending the service for Hadiya Pendleton, whose death has brought national attention to Chicago's staggering gun violence. Pendleton was a...

2 years 2 months ago

Gas prices rise 18 cents nationwide

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has increased 18 cents over the past two weeks. The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices puts the average price for a gallon of regular at $3.69, about 8 cents higher than the same time last year. Nationally,...

2 years 5 months ago

Detained protesters accused of Chicago terror plot

CHICAGO (AP) - Prosecutors say three men arrested in a raid on a Chicago apartment had planned to attack President Barack Obama's campaign headquarters, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's home and other targets, including police stations and police cars. The trio was arrested Wednesday in a nighttime raid in the Bridgeport neighborhood...

2 years 6 months ago

Docs ask out patients online; some get reported

CHICAGO (AP) - New research suggests doctors are contacting patients on Internet dating sites and engaging in other unprofessional online behavior - and sometimes getting caught. That's according to a survey of most state medical boards that license and discipline doctors. Most boards said they'd received at least one complaint...

2 years 7 months ago

United Airlines gets delay problems mostly fixed

CHICAGO (AP) - It looks like United Airlines fixed its computer problems just in time for busy weekday travel. United dealt with significant delays over the weekend as it integrated its passenger records data with Continental Airlines. United and Continental merged in 2010 but the company didn't finish merging all...

2 years 10 months ago

Chicago Hospital Shooting

CHICAGO (AP) - Authorities say a woman has died after being shot at the parking garage of a hospital complex in Chicago. The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed the fatality early Friday to The Associated Press but provided no other information about the victim. The University of Illinois...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Missing da Vinci may soon be uncovered

CHICAGO - New technology being developed in the United States could help solve one of the great art mysteries of all time. A lost Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece, in Italy, could finally be uncovered all thanks to a new device developed in Chicago. In 1505, da Vinci began creating...

3 years 4 months ago

AMA: Doctors shortchanged by insurers' mistakes

CHICAGO (AP) - The nation's largest doctors' group says about one in five payments of medical claims by commercial health insurers is inaccurate, shortchanging physicians. The American Medical Association released its annual report card on insurers Monday. The AMA says eliminating mistakes would save doctors and insurers $17 billion...

3 years 5 months ago

Emanuel sworn in as Chicago's new mayor

CHICAGO (AP) - Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has been sworn in as Chicago's first new mayor in two decades. Emanuel took the oath of office during an inauguration ceremony at the downtown Millennium Park. He replaces Mayor Richard M. Daley, who retired after 22 years...

3 years 5 months ago

Man pleads guilty in murder-for-hire case

DENVER (AP) - A Chicago developer accused of flying to Denver to arrange the murder of a business associate has pleaded guilty to one charge in exchange for others being dropped. Brooks Kellogg appeared Thursday in federal court in Denver where he pleaded guilty to interstate travel with intent...

3 years 8 months ago

Rahm Emanuel back on the Chicago ballot

CHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois Supreme Court has put Rahm Emanuel back on the ballot for Chicago mayor. Thursday's decision revives the campaign of the former White House chief of staff who was thrown off the Feb. 22 ballot by an Illinois appellate court for not meeting a residency requirement...

3 years 11 months ago

Winds halt flights at O'Hare airport

CHICAGO (AP) - High winds have forced authorities to stop flights at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. A spokeswoman for the Chicago Department of Aviation says officials issued a temporary ground stop at O'Hare on Tuesday, meaning no flights are departing. Aviation Department spokeswoman Karen Pride says more...

4 years 1 day ago

5 states make final pitch in Asian carp case

Attorneys for and against closing Chicago-area shipping locks to stop the spread of Asian carp are making their final pitches to a federal judge. Oral arguments Monday are the last step before Judge Robert Dow decides the issue. Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin say the action would...

4 years 6 days ago

Search halted for missing hiker

The search for a Chicago hiker missing in the Colorado mountains near Vail has been suspended. The search for James Nelson, 31, in the rugged Holy Cross Wilderness near Vail ended at midnight Tuesday. Eagle County sheriff Joe Hoy said he and search and rescue volunteers made the...

4 years 1 week ago

No sign of missing hiker near Vail

Colorado authorities are searching for a Chicago hiker who hasn't been heard from for a week. The search for James Nelson resumed Monday at the Mount of the Holy Cross near Vail. A Colorado National Guard helicopter dropped off a search team and another helicopter was looking for...

4 years 1 month ago

Alligator spotted in Chicago River

The Chicago River is beginning to resemble the Everglades. For the second time in a month an alligator has been spotted sunning himself along the banks of the North Branch of the Chicago River. The most recent gator is a little less shy, coming into view of neighbors and...

4 years 2 months ago

Blagojevich will not testify

CHICAGO (AP) - Rod Blagojevich's attorneys say the ousted Illinois governor will not testify at his corruption trial. Blagojevich had long pledged to take the stand in his own defense, saying for months that he wanted to do so to set the record straight. But his attorneys initially said...

4 years 3 months ago

Airline passengers restrain unruly flyer

An unruly passenger aboard a Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago to Salt Lake City forced the pilots to make an unscheduled landing in Denver. Southwest Airlines spokesman Chris Mainz said the pilots aboard Flight 3655 declared an emergency Monday night and landed at Denver International Airport. Other passengers...

4 years 4 months ago

Key witness takes stand in Blagojevich trial

A longtime member of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's inner circle has taken the stand in his corruption trial to testify against him. Alonzo Monk is considered a key witness. Prosecutors say he was part of a tight group around Blagojevich who pressed companies for campaign cash on Blagojevich's...

4 years 5 months ago

Toy dart guns recalled after 2 deaths

The government is recalling 1.8 million toy dart gun sets after two boys choked to death on the darts. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says a 9-year-old boy in Chicago and a 10-year-old boy in Milwaukee died after they chewed on the one-inch, soft-plastic darts, which slipped into their...

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