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    Source: Spokane bishop to replace Cardinal George

    Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Washington, wrote in 2012 that the U.S. bishops “rightly objected” to the original narrow religious exemption in President Barack Obama’s requirement that employers provide health insurance that covers contraception, but he called for a “return to civility” in conversations about religious liberty and society.

    Sep 19, 2014 10:25 PM

    Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Washington, will be named the next archbishop of Chicago, The Associated Press has learned. Cupich will succeed Cardinal Francis George, according to a person with knowledge of the selection. George, 77, has been battling cancer. The Archdiocese of Chicago has scheduled a news conference for 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning in Chicago.


    Are other fare options on Metra’s horizons?

    Gilbert R. Boucher/, October 2012 Do Metra commuters want a yearly pass?

    Sep 19, 2014 5:28 PM

    A Metra one-year pass? It's a possibility, officials said Friday, adding they want to explore different fare structures. Meanwhile, despite a state mandate for a universal fare card Jan. 1, don't expect your Ventra card to subsitute for a 10-ride pass anytime soon.


    Firefighters finally home, tell of slipping out of Cabo

    Hoffman Estates Fire Lt. Tom Mangiameli and his wife, Kathy, arrived Friday afternoon at O’Hare International Airport after being stuck in Los Cabos, Mexico, with several other firefighters who were there to attend the couple’s wedding.

    Sep 19, 2014 8:55 PM

    The Hoffman Estates wedding party slipped out of their Mexican hotel at 5 a.m. Thursday, toting their luggage down a side road and through an industrial area heavily damaged by Hurrican Odile. There, they met the vans they were promised to get them to the Los Cabos airport. "We figured it was time to try something,” Hoffman Estate firefighter Bart Needham said. They were finally going home.

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    5 suburban events for the last gasp of summer

    Celebrate Native American culture at the Harvest Pow Wow at the Naper Settlement in Naperville this weekend.

    Sep 19, 2014 1:13 PM

    Fall may be starting, but Saturday’s weather forecast sure screams summer. Get out enjoy those 80-degree temps at festivals and other outdoor events in the suburbs this weekend. Here are five ideas to get you started.


    Naperville couple’s cafe blends organic foods, love

    Kathy and Danny Living of Naperville share a hug after a long day of work at their Downers Grove restaurant, Borrowed Earth Cafe.

    Sep 19, 2014 2:45 PM

    Kathy and Danny Living of Naperville both lost their jobs about seven years ago. Then they opened the Borrowed Earth Cafe in Downers Grove and discovered the perfect menu of business and love.


    Only one goal on Hossa’s mind

    With the Hawks over the salary cap, defenseman Johnny Oduya knows he may be traded. “I try not to worry about it too much,” he said Friday.

    Sep 19, 2014 10:04 PM

    Marian Hossa, 35, said he’s feeling good after getting a full off-season of training. A year ago, a back injury incurred during the 2013 Stanley Cup Final flared up early in camp and caused him to miss most of the preseason.

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