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  Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the Midwest on Sunday, leaving at least six people dead and unleashing powerful winds that flattened entire neighborhoods, flipped over cars and uprooted trees. Illinois took the brunt of...

Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep through Midwest

Updated: 11/18/2013 01:05 AM

  The Black Ram Restaurant in Des Plaines that closed in March 2009 has reopened under new ownership, officials said. An official ribbon cutting attended by local Des Plaines leaders and chamber of commerce leaders was held last week at the...

Black Ram Restaurant reopens in Des Plaines

Updated: 11/17/2013 04:17 PM

  An Aurora man is being held by Kendall County authorities on allegations he possessed child pornography, police announced. Cullen Brice Martin, 33, of the 2100 block of Wildhorse Lane, faces seven felony counts of possession of child pornography,...

Aurora man charged with possession of child porn

Updated: 11/17/2013 11:21 AM

  Doris Lessing, the Nobel prize-winning, free-thinking, world-traveling and often-polarizing author of "The Golden Notebook" and dozens of other novels that reflected her own improbable journey across the former British empire, died Sunday. She was...

Nobel author Doris Lessing dies at 94

Updated: 11/17/2013 05:41 PM

  Genevieve Cipriano, 18, of Glen Ellyn, got a room makeover from Special Spaces Chicagoland. Genevieve, a former varsity gymnast, lost her right leg in 2012 to osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. “It's so heartwarming to know someone out...

Glen Ellyn teen gets room makeover on 'cancerversary'

Updated: 11/17/2013 08:31 AM

  The Elgin Public Museum is in dire financial straits and needs the city's help, its executive director said during a public budget hearing on Saturday. Peggie Stromberg was among 47 people who addressed the Elgin City Council during a...

Nonprofits tell Elgin 'We need funding'

Updated: 11/17/2013 09:57 AM

  It took several days for aid groups to bring large quantities of water to Tacloban, the eastern Philippine city where the typhoon wreaked its worst destruction. By Friday, tankers were arriving. Philippine Red Cross workers sluiced water into...

Water a pressing concern for typhoon survivors

Updated: 11/16/2013 08:45 PM

  The robotic explorer called Maven is due to blast off Monday on a 10-month journey to the red planet. There, it will orbit Mars and study the atmosphere to try to understand how the planet morphed from warm and wet to cold and dry.

NASA's newest Mars flyer will explore atmosphere

Updated: 11/16/2013 07:20 PM

  At the incinerator complex at the Anniston Army Depot - where sarin, VX nerve gas and mustard gas were stored about 55 miles east of Birmingham - the military this week said it's about one-third of the way into a $310 million program to level a...

Army scrapping chemical weapons incinerators

Updated: 11/16/2013 06:09 PM

  Agents riding in the Secret Service vehicle just behind the president scanned the jubilant throngs, which thickened as the motorcade neared downtown. At one point, the cars slowed, then halted for a group of students. "There was a banner: `Mr.

JFK mementoes kept 50 years mark awful day

Updated: 11/16/2013 02:02 PM

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