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Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

Harvey, Ill., Mayor Eric J. Kellogg, left, and city spokesman Sean Howard, center, accompany Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart at a news conference after about two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's south suburb of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, to free fo…

August 20, 2014 6:26 pm
Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

Police stage at an intersection as law enforcement officials continue to negotiate with at least one hostage-taker for the release of two children and two adults he is still holding inside a house in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. The standoff began at 12:45…

August 20, 2014 6:26 pm
Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

Acting Harvey Police Chief Denard Eaves, right, walks back to a command vehicle as law enforcement officials continue to negotiate with at least one hostage-taker for the release of two children and two adults he is still holding inside a house in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey, Wedne…

August 20, 2014 6:26 pm
Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

Police cars block an intersection as law enforcement officials continue to negotiate with at least one hostage-taker for the release of two children and two adults he is still holding inside a house in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. The standoff began at 12:…

August 20, 2014 6:26 pm
Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

HARVEY, Ill. (AP) — About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a 20-hour standoff that police say began as a robbery attempt.

August 20, 2014 6:26 pm Photos

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Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

Police stage at an intersection as law enforcement officials continue to negotiate with at least one hostage-taker for the release of two children and two adults he is still holding inside a house in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. The standoff began at 12:45…

August 20, 2014 8:07 am
Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

Acting Harvey Police Chief Denard Eaves, right, walks back to a command vehicle as law enforcement officials continue to negotiate with at least one hostage-taker for the release of two children and two adults he is still holding inside a house in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey, Wedne…

August 20, 2014 8:07 am
Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

Police cars block an intersection as law enforcement officials continue to negotiate with at least one hostage-taker for the release of two children and two adults he is still holding inside a house in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. The standoff began at 12:…

August 20, 2014 8:07 am
Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

Harvey Mayor Eric J. Kellogg, right talks with police officers as law enforcement officials continue to negotiate with at least one hostage-taker for the release of two children and two adults he is still holding inside a house in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 20…

August 20, 2014 8:07 am
Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

Harvey Mayor Eric J. Kellogg, right talks with police officers as law enforcement officials continue to negotiate with at least one hostage-taker for the release of two children and two adults he is still holding inside a house in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 20…

August 20, 2014 8:07 am
Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

Police don body armor as authorities negotiate with two men who are barricaded in a home and holding a woman and five children hostage in Harvey, Ill., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, south of Chicago. Officials say two Harvey police officers were wounded by gunfire Tuesday afternoon in the incident…

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Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

Police swarm a neighborhod as authorities negotiate with two men who are barricaded in a home and holding a woman and five children hostage in Harvey, Ill., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, south of Chicago. Officials say two Harvey police officers were wounded by gunfire Tuesday afternoon in the inc…

August 19, 2014 9:15 pmLoading…
Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

Police stand watch as authorities negotiate with two men who are barricaded in a home and holding a woman and five children hostage in the Harvey, Ill., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, south of Chicago. Officials say two Harvey police officers were wounded by gunfire Tuesday afternoon in the inciden…

August 19, 2014 9:15 pmLoading…
Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

Police gather in the neighborhood where authorities are negotiating with two men who are barricaded in a home and holding a woman and five children hostage in Harvey, Ill., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, south of Chicago. Officials say two Harvey police officers were wounded by gunfire Tuesday afte…

August 19, 2014 9:15 pmLoading…
Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

Police gather in the neighborhood where authorities are negotiating with two men who are barricaded in a home and holding a woman and five children hostage in Harvey, Ill., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, south of Harvey. Officials say two Harvey police officers were wounded by gunfire Tuesday after…

August 19, 2014 9:15 pmLoading…
Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

Police lines are set up in the neighborhood where authorities are negotiating with two men who are barricaded in a home and holding a woman and five children hostage in Harvey, Ill., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, south of Chicago. Officials say two Harvey police officers were wounded by gunfire Tu…

August 19, 2014 9:15 pmLoading…
Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

Police don body armor as authorities negotiate with two men who are barricaded in a home and holding a woman and five children hostage in the south suburb of Harvey, Ill., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, south of Chicago. Officials say two Harvey police officers were wounded by gunfire Tuesday after…

August 19, 2014 9:15 pmLoading…
Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

Police don body armor as authorities negotiate with two men who are barricaded in a home and holding a woman and five children hostage in the south suburb of Harvey, Ill., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, south of Chicago. Officials say two Harvey police officers were wounded by gunfire Tuesday after…

August 19, 2014 9:15 pmLoading…
Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

HARVEY, Ill. (AP) — Negotiators worked late into the evening Tuesday in an effort to convince two men barricaded in a home in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey to end their standoff with police and release the last of six children and two adults they took hostage.

August 19, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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Emanuel's critics scurry to find 2015 challenger

Emanuel's critics scurry to find 2015 challenger

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2010, file photo Rahm Emanuel shakes hands along the route of the annual Columbus Day parade as he prepares to run for mayor in Chicago. Emanuel swept into the mayor’s office with support from across the city, a nod from favorite son Barack Obama and a promise, some m…

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Emanuel's critics scurry to find 2015 challenger

Emanuel's critics scurry to find 2015 challenger

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2010, file photo Rahm Emanuel takes a seat to chat and have breakfast with William Morris, left, and Paul Bryson center, at Izola's Restaurant as he prepares to run for mayor in Chicago. Emanuel swept into the mayor’s office with support from across the city, a nod fro…

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Illinois governor, opponent clash over investments

Illinois governor, opponent clash over investments

In this June 12, 2014 photo, Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner speaks at a news conference in Chicago. After being hammered by his opponent, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, for putting investments in the Cayman Islands, Rauner’s campaign fired back, saying Quinn’s own pensi…

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Illinois governor, opponent clash over investments

Illinois governor, opponent clash over investments

In this July 1, 2014 photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks at a news conference in Oak Park, Ill. After being hammered by Quinn's campaign for putting investments in the Cayman Islands, Republican opponent Bruce Rauner’s campaign is firing back, saying Quinn’s own pension fund, and that of m…

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Fast Food Workers Convention

Fast Food Workers Convention

FILE - In this May 22, 2014 file photo, protesters gather outside of the McDonald's Corporation headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill., the annual shareholders meeting demonstrating for higher wages and the right to unionize. On Friday, July 25, 2014, in Chicago, organizers are holding what they're…

July 26, 2014 4:38 pm
Yvette Calderon, David Bilewu

Yvette Calderon, David Bilewu

En esta fotografía de archivo del 3 de febrero de 2014, Yvette Calderón, derecha, asesora en persona para la nueva ley de salud del presidente Barack Obama, habla con el taxista David Bilewu, un inmigrante de 39 años en una oficina municipal a donde los taxistas de Chicago acuden a renovar s…

June 20, 2014 9:33 am
Willis Tower Ledge Cracks

Willis Tower Ledge Cracks

Glaziers from MTH Industries finish replacing a layer of protective coating over the glass surface on the floor of one of four transparent ledges that jut out from the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago on Thursday, May 29, 2014. The see-through glass bays known as The Ledge were des…

May 30, 2014 9:24 pm
Willis Tower Ledge Cracks

Willis Tower Ledge Cracks

People stand on the floor of one of four transparent ledges that jut out from the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago on Thursday, May 29, 2014. The see-through glass bays known as The Ledge were designed with a protective coating that completely covers all glass surfaces to protect a…

May 30, 2014 9:24 pm
Willis Tower Ledge Cracks

Willis Tower Ledge Cracks

A tourist is photographed on the floor of one of four transparent ledges that jut out from the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago on Thursday, May 29, 2014. The see-through glass bays known as The Ledge were designed with a protective coating that completely covers all glass surfaces…

May 30, 2014 9:24 pm
Willis Tower Ledge Cracks

Willis Tower Ledge Cracks

Glaziers from MTH Industries prepare to replace a layer of protective coating over the glass surface on the floor of one of four transparent ledges that jut out from the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago on Thursday, May 29, 2014. The see-through glass bays known as The Ledge were d…

May 30, 2014 9:25 pm
Willis Tower Ledge Cracks

Willis Tower Ledge Cracks

Glaziers from MTH Industries arrive to replace a layer of protective coating over the glass surface on the floor of one of four transparent ledges that jut out from the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago on Thursday, May 29, 2014. The see-through glass bays known as The Ledge were de…

May 30, 2014 9:24 pm
Willis Tower Ledge Cracks

Willis Tower Ledge Cracks

Glaziers from MTH Industries replace a layer of protective coating over the glass surface on the floor of one of four transparent ledges that jut out from the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago on Thursday, May 29, 2014. The see-through glass bays known as The Ledge were designed wit…

May 30, 2014 9:24 pm
22.8 percent of Tucsonans are obese

22.8 percent of Tucsonans are obese

22.8 percent of Tucsonans are obese: A new Gallup-Healthways survey says Tucson ranks 30th best out of 189 metropolitan areas for the percentage of residents who are obese. The statistic is based on the self-reported height and weight of survey respondents. The annual survey has been conduct…

April 09, 2014 3:26 pm
Oprah Winfrey. Richard Daley, Bobby Ware

Oprah Winfrey. Richard Daley, Bobby Ware

Oprah Winfrey saluda al público frente a Harpo Studios de su propiedad en una foto del 11 de mayo del 2011 en Chicago durante una ceremonia con el alcalde Richard M. Daley, izquierda, y Bobby Ware, commisionado de transporte de Chicago. Winfrey venderá Harpo Studios en Chicago a un urbanista…

March 17, 2014 11:55 am
Study: 2 percent of Americans have new hips, knees

Study: 2 percent of Americans have new hips, knees

This model of a cementless hip replacement is similar to the types of joints being implanted in older patients seeking pain relief and an improved quality of life.

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Carry-on crackdown: United enforces bag size limit

Carry-on crackdown: United enforces bag size limit

FILE - In this May 8, 2013 file photo, groups of passengers wait at a United Airlines gate to board a flight in separate numbered lanes at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. In February 2014, United Airlines installed new bag sizers at airports and emailed its frequent fliers, remindin…

March 04, 2014 3:36 pm
Joaquin ``El Chapo'' Guzman

Joaquin ``El Chapo'' Guzman

Fotografía de archivo del 14 de febrero de 2013 del póster de una comisión del gobierno de Chicago contra la delincuencia, en la cual el narcotraficante mexicano Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, jefe del Cártel de Sinaloa, fue designado Enemigo Público Número 1 de Chicago. El capo fue capturado en…

February 22, 2014 12:28 pm
Joaquin ``El Chapo'' Guzman

Joaquin ``El Chapo'' Guzman

Fotografía de archivo del 14 de febrero de 2013 del póster de una comisión del gobierno de Chicago contra la delincuencia, en la cual el narcotraficante mexicano Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, jefe del Cártel de Sinaloa, fue designado Enemigo Público Número 1 de Chicago. El capo fue capturado en…

February 22, 2014 12:26 pm
Francis George

Francis George

ARCHIVO - Esta imagen del 17 de abril de 2002 muestra al cardenal de Chicago, Francis George, mientras escucha preguntas de los reporteros antes de viajar a Rioma para reunirse con funcionarios del Vaticano y otros cardenales estadounidenses sobre los escándalos de abuso sexual infantil por …

January 21, 2014 2:06 pm
Affording the Affordable Care Act

Affording the Affordable Care Act

Unemployed Chicago actress Adrienne Matzen, 29, mostly uninsured for years, is looking for a health plan with a low monthly premium. Her budget still might not handle it.

January 15, 2014 4:06 pm
9.) Willis Tower - Chicago, IL

9.) Willis Tower - Chicago, IL

I this Nov. 7, 2013 file photo, the 110-story, 1,450-foot Willis Tower rises above the Chicago skyline. According to the nonprofit Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower, will be the tenth tallest completed building in the world, with a h…

November 12, 2013 7:37 pm
World's tallest skyscrapers

World's tallest skyscrapers

At a news conference Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Chicago, Antony Wood, executive director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat announces that New York City's One World Trade Center, left, will become the tallest building in the United states upon completion dethroning Chicago's …

November 12, 2013 7:30 pm
Willis Tower, Sears Tower

Willis Tower, Sears Tower

I this Nov. 7, 2013 file photo, the 110-story, 1,450-foot Willis Tower rises above the Chicago skyline. According to the nonprofit Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower, will be the tenth tallest completed building in the world, with a h…

November 12, 2013 7:32 pm
2013 Nobel Prize winners

2013 Nobel Prize winners

Nobel Prize winner Eugene Fama, 74, of the University of Chicago speak at a news conference Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in Chicago, after being named one of three winners of the 2013 Nobel Prize for Economics. He shares the prize with Lars Peter Hansen, 60, of the University of Chicago, and Rober…

October 15, 2013 10:47 am
2013 Nobel Prize winners

2013 Nobel Prize winners

Nobel Prize winner Lars Peter Hansen, 60, of the University of Chicago speak at a news conference Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in Chicago, after being named one of three winners of the Nobel Prize for Economics. He shares the prize with Eugene Fama, 74, of the University of Chicago, and Robert Shi…

October 15, 2013 10:47 am
3 US economists win Nobel for work on asset prices

3 US economists win Nobel for work on asset prices

Lars Peter Hansen

October 14, 2013 3:03 pm
3 US economists win Nobel for work on asset prices

3 US economists win Nobel for work on asset prices

Eugene Fama

October 14, 2013 3:02 pm
US Airline Fees

US Airline Fees

Fliers on some airlines will no longer be stuck with their original accommodations at check-in. Those carriers will offer upgrades to aisle seats, empty seats next to you and, in some cases, hot meals — but only for a fee, you understand.

September 30, 2013 3:08 pm
School closures add new uncertainty to fading Chicago areas

School closures add new uncertainty to fading Chicago areas

Terry Donaldson walks past West Pullman Elementary in Chicago, one of 50 city schools to close soon. Many are distressed because such schools anchor poor neighborhoods.

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News from home

News from home

An insect of the order Lepidoptera, which includes butterflies and moths, alights on a prairie plant on the grounds of Governor's State University in University Park, Ill., looking for a meal.

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Don Ruel, Tracy Koogler

Don Ruel, Tracy Koogler

Don Ruel, the grandfather of six year-old Nathan Woessner speaks during a news conference,accompanied by Dr. Tracy Koogler, medical director of pediatric intensive care at the University of Chicago Medical Center Monday, July 15, 2013, in Chicago. Ruel described how Woessner was buried under…

July 26, 2013 4:59 pm

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