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1 year 10 months ago

TransCanada restarts Keystone pipeline

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - TransCanada has restarted the Keystone oil pipeline that carries about 590,000 barrels of crude oil each day from Canada to facilities in the Midwest. Oil began flowing again Monday afternoon. Company spokesman Shawn Howard says the system will be operated at a slightly reduced pressure...

2 years 11 months 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 2 weeks ago

Congressman plans to boycott Obama speech

PALATINE, Ill. (AP) - An outspoken Republican congressman from Illinois is defending his decision to boycott President Barack Obama's jobs speech next week. U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh said Saturday that Obama is abusing his power as president by calling a joint session of Congress for the address. Walsh said at...

3 years 3 months ago

Defense begins presenting case in Blagojevich trial

CHICAGO (AP) - The defense has begun making its final arguments at the corruption retrial of ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Defense attorney Aaron Goldstein started his closing Thursday. He says Blagojevich never made one shakedown or demand. Prosecutors wrapped up their closing arguments earlier in the day. Government...

3 years 7 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

Murder charge against cop dropped

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Prosecutors have formally dropped a first-degree murder charge against a small-town police officer accused of shootings along the Illinois-Indiana border that killed one man and wounded two. Brian Dorian showed little emotion at a 5-minute hearing in Joliet where a judge dismissed the charge. Authorities...

4 years 1 month ago

Blagojevich guilty on one count

CHICAGO (AP) - A federal jury has found ex-Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich guilty of one count of lying to federal agents, and the judge says he intends to declare a mistrial on the remaining counts. U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald says the government is already getting ready for a retrial...

4 years 1 month ago

Blagojevich jurors want more guidance

CHICAGO (AP) - The judge in former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial says he has called attorneys to the courtroom to read another note sent by jurors. No other details were immediately available, and it wasn't known what time attorneys would gather at Judge James Zagel's courtroom. Jurors...

4 years 1 month 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 2 months ago

Blagojevich jury hears recordings

CHICAGO (AP) - Jurors in Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial are hearing tapes on which the former Illinois governor talks excitedly about getting "something big" in exchange for appointing a friend of the president to his old Senate seat. The tape was secretly recorded the day after Barack Obama was...

4 years 3 months ago

Opening statements begin in Blagojevich trial

A federal prosecutor says former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was trying to use his power of government to get something of personal benefit for himself. Federal prosecutor Carrie E. Hamilton is making the opening statement for the government at the corruption trial of the former governor. She says Blagojevich...

4 years 4 months ago

Firefighters rescue dog from chair

A fat old dog found himself in quite a predicatment last week when he got stuck in a chair. It took three suburban Chicago firefighters to rescue the small dog that became trapped inside a mechanized recliner chair . The dog was deep inside the chair and they had to...

4 years 4 months ago

Firefighters rescue dog from recliner chair

Three suburban Chicago firefighters rescued a small dog that became trapped inside a mechanized recliner chair by sawing the piece of furniture apart. Eighty-seven-year-old owner Ken Makris says his terrior, Ebonyser, has nerve damage following his Thursday night ordeal but that he is "coming along fine." Firefighters who responded to...

4 years 5 months ago

Colorado shut out of All-America City finalists

More than two dozen communities have been named finalists for the National Civic League's 2010 All-America City Awards. The Denver-based organization says the cities were selected for addressing such issues as diversifying the labor force and funding services during the recession. Finalists are Chandler, Ariz., Bentonville, Ark., Dublin,...

4 years 6 months ago

20-year-old dies in Colorado avalanche

The identity of a 20-year-old backcountry snowboarder who died in an avalanche near Loveland Pass is expected to be released Thursday. Summit County Coroner Joanne Richardson said the slide happened at about 3 p.m. Wednesday, about a mile west of Arapahoe Basin ski area. Two other snowboarders who were...

4 years 8 months ago

2 killed in Illinois jet crash

A small cargo jet crashed about a mile short of the runway as it was preparing to land in Chicago Tuesday, killing the pilot and co-pilot. The Learjet 35A was owned by Royal Air Cargo. No emergency was declared before it crashed into a marshy area next to Chicago...

4 years 8 months ago

Father & son build colossal snowman

Plenty of kids are building snowmen in their yards during the winter break from school. One Chicago resident has taken this past-time to new heights--16-feet to be exact. It took Tom Dzida and his 4-year-old son, Oscar, two days to create the giant sculpture. Oscar is still working...

4 years 10 months ago

2 Fort Carson soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Two Fort Carson soldiers died in separate attacks in Afghanistan. Pfc. Devin J. Michel, 19, of Stockton, Illinois, died Saturday in Zhari province, when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th...

4 years 11 months ago

EPA: Limit plane deicing chemical runoff

Every winter, airports across the country spray millions of gallons of deicing chemicals onto airliners and allow the runoff to trickle away. When the chemicals end up in nearby waterways, the deicing fluid can turn streams bright orange and create dead zones for aquatic life. The practice is legal,...

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