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APNewsBreak: Chicago DEA chief heading to DC

APNewsBreak: Chicago DEA chief heading to DC

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 file photo, Jack Riley, head of the Drug Enforcement Administration in Chicago, stands in his downtown office. Riley who has been outspoken about the growing influence of Mexican cartels in the American heartland is leaving Chicago to take one of the age…

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APNewsBreak: Chicago DEA chief heading to DC

APNewsBreak: Chicago DEA chief heading to DC

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2013 file photo, Jack Riley, Special Agent In Charge for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Chicago Field office, speaks at a news conference, in Chicago. Riley who has been outspoken about the growing influence of Mexican cartels in the American heartland is …

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APNewsBreak: Chicago DEA chief heading to DC

APNewsBreak: Chicago DEA chief heading to DC

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2012 file photo, Jack Riley, center, head of the Drug Enforcement Administration in Chicago, points out local Mexican drug cartel problem areas on a map in Chicago. Riley who has been outspoken about the growing influence of Mexican cartels in the American heartland i…

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US job market's lingering weak spot: Stagnant pay

US job market's lingering weak spot: Stagnant pay

FILE - In this file photo taken, Nov. 30, 2010, nurses at University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago prepare patient Paula Ellis to be transported for tests. The U.S. job market has steadily improved by pretty much every gauge except the one Americans probably care about most: Pay. Wage…

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4 children killed in fire on Chicago's South Side

4 children killed in fire on Chicago's South Side

Fire marshals sift through debris in an apartment building where four children died in an early morning fire Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in Chicago. Two adults were also injured in the blaze and about 50 other residents escaped the fire. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

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4 children killed in fire on Chicago's South Side

4 children killed in fire on Chicago's South Side

Darlene Jones, a resident of an apartment building on Chicago's south side where an early morning fire took the lives of four children, describes the incident Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Two adults were also injured in the blaze and about 50 other residents escaped the fire. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

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4 children killed in fire on Chicago's South Side

4 children killed in fire on Chicago's South Side

A fire marshal sifts through debris in an apartment building where four children died in an early morning fire Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in Chicago. Two adults were also injured in the blaze and about 50 other residents escaped the fire. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

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4 children killed in fire on Chicago's South Side

4 children killed in fire on Chicago's South Side

Chicago police stand guard as fire marshals sift through debris in an apartment building where four children died in an early morning fire Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in Chicago. Two adults were also injured in the blaze and about 50 other residents escaped the fire. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

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4 children killed in fire on Chicago's South Side

4 children killed in fire on Chicago's South Side

A Chicago police officer walks outside an apartment building as fire marshals sift through debris in the complex where four children died in an early morning fire Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in Chicago. Two adults were also injured in the blaze and about 50 other residents escaped the fire. (AP P…

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Fast-food protesters cuffed at higher-pay rallies

Fast-food protesters cuffed at higher-pay rallies

Carmalita Johnson drums as protesters participate in a rally outside a McDonald’s on Chicago's south side as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. Hundreds of workers from McDonald's, Taco Bell, Wendy's and other fast-food chains…

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Fast-food protesters cuffed at higher-pay rallies

Fast-food protesters cuffed at higher-pay rallies

Chicago police remove protesters from the middle of 87th street between a McDonald’s and a Burger King on Chicago's south side as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. Police detained several protesters in cities nationwide Thur…

September 04, 2014 2:51 pmLoading…
Study: Millennials less trusting than Gen X was

Study: Millennials less trusting than Gen X was

In this Aug. 29, 2014, photo Erin Nwachukwu poses outside Lindblom Math and Science Academy in Chicago. A new study has found that, while Americans are mistrustful of each other and institutions -- from government to corporations and the media -- young people are among the least likely age g…

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Study: Millennials less trusting than Gen X was

Study: Millennials less trusting than Gen X was

In This Aug. 29, 2014, photo Erin Nwachukwu right, goes over class schedules with her friends, Khalidah Ahmad, left, and Yosef Smith, center, during orientation day at Lindblom Math and Science Academy in Chicago. A new study has found that, while Americans are mistrustful of each other and …

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Study: Millennials less trusting than Gen X was

Study: Millennials less trusting than Gen X was

In this Aug. 29, 2014, photo Erin Nwachukwu, right, goes over her class schedule with her counselor Lindsay Muzzy during orientation day at Lindblom Math and Science Academy in Chicago. A new study has found that, while Americans are mistrustful of each other and institutions -- from governm…

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Study: Millennials less trusting than Gen X was

Study: Millennials less trusting than Gen X was

In This Aug. 29, 2014, photo Erin Nwachukwu, right, hugs her friend Yosef Smith during orientation day at Lindblom Math and Science Academy in Chicago. A new study has found that, while Americans are mistrustful of each other and institutions -- from government to corporations and the media …

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Big day for Big Ten to make playoff statement

Big day for Big Ten to make playoff statement

FILE - In this July 24, 2013, file photo, Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio listens to a question during a news conference at the Big Ten football media day in Chicago. Judgment day for the Big Ten. That might sound ominous, but the conference has a chance Saturday, Sept. 6, t…

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RUSSO, Richard

RUSSO, Richard

FILE — Author Richard Russo, 52, poses in his hotel suite in this file photo taken June 16, 2001 in Chicago. Russo was awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for fiction April 8, 2002, for his book for "Empire Falls." (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

August 22, 2014 9:17 pm
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
Across US, localities are scrambling to ease shortage of primary-care physicians

Across US, localities are scrambling to ease shortage of primary-care physicians

Medical resident Stephanie Place examines 2-month-old twins Abigale, left, and Valeria Lopez as their mother, Carolina Lopez, left, helps, at the Erie Family Health Cente, in Chicago. Place has received hundreds of emails and phone calls from headhunters, recruiting agencies and health clinics.

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Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

In this Sept. 3., 2008 file photo, Oprah Winfrey, center, hugs Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin, as some of the 150 Olympians invited look on for the taping of the season premiere of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in Chicago's Millennium Park. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

June 11, 2013 5:31 pm
Wearable robots becoming lighter, hold great promise

Wearable robots becoming lighter, hold great promise

Michael Gore, who is paralyzed from a spinal injury, walks with the use of the Indego wearable robot under the supervision of physical therapist Clare Hartigan.

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Wearable robots becoming lighter, hold great promise

Wearable robots becoming lighter, hold great promise

The Indego wearable robot is a 27-pound gadget that snaps together from pieces that fit into a backpack.

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Country superstar George Jones dies at 81

Country superstar George Jones dies at 81

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2001 file photo, Garth Brooks, left, and George Jones, center, perform their duet "Beer Run" at the Country Music Association Awards show in Nashville, Tenn. The fiddle player at right is unidentified. Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens…

April 26, 2013 8:53 pm
Dentist

Dentist

Dentist Alice G. Boghosian removes packages of properly sterilized dental instruments from an autoclave that uses heat and steam to sterilize the tools, Friday, March 29, 2013, in Chicago. Health officials in Oklahoma are calling an oral surgeon there who used dirty equipment and risked cros…

April 17, 2013 10:22 am

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