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  Images of the Daily Herald's 2014 Fittest Loser finale at Eaglewood Resort in Itasca. John Bohanek of South Elgin was declared the winner after dropping from 361 pounds to 274 during the competition.

Images: Daily Herald’s Fittest Loser Finale

Updated: 5/15/2014 11:22 PM

  Building a home addition or calling upon an ambulance in an emergency could cost more in Mount Prospect next year as village officials continue to search for ways to boost revenues. Village trustees this week opened talks on a variety of potential...

Mt. Prospect might raise building, ambulance fees

Updated: 5/15/2014 05:41 PM

  SIU President Randy Dunn met Wednesday in Springfield with aides to the Illinois House speaker and Senate president. Dunn says he’s confident the Daily Egyptian won’t cease publication as feared.

Taxpayers could help fund SIU newspaper

Updated: 5/15/2014 05:32 PM

  U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth got a rare, up-close view of a 133-year-old Metra bridge in Elgin on Thursday while exhorting U.S. Congress to allocate federal funds to replace it. The 500-foot bridge — the only single-track section between Chicago...

Duckworth wants funding for Metra bridge in Elgin

Updated: 5/15/2014 06:54 PM

  Chicago now largely complies with bans on doling out jobs based on political connections and so a judge should order an end to federal oversight of city hiring practices, a lawyer who has crusaded against such patronage in Illinois argued in a...

Shakman asks to end federal oversight of Chicago hiring

Updated: 5/15/2014 05:40 PM

  Jupiter’s Great Red Spot seems to be on a cosmic diet, shrinking rapidly before our eyes. Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope calculate that the spot, a giant long-lasting storm, is narrowing by about 580 miles a year, much faster...

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot shrinking before our eyes

Updated: 5/15/2014 05:29 PM

  The owner of a vacant building where a roof collapsed during a 2010 fire and killed two Chicago firefighters has been sentenced to six months in jail.

Building owner pleads guilty in fatal roof collapse

Updated: 5/15/2014 05:27 PM

  University of Illinois trustees have hired a Georgia-based search firm as the university looks for a new president.

U of I hires firm for presidential search

Updated: 5/15/2014 05:23 PM

  State Rep. Jack Franks of Marengo says Northstar Lottery Group LLC has cost the state millions of dollars in lost profits and is hurting Illinois taxpayers.

Franks wants state to end contract with lottery manager

Updated: 5/15/2014 05:19 PM

  Since seven out of eight Jacobs High School students participating in a senior prank have promised to behave at Saturday’s commencement exercises, they are allowed to graduate with the Class of 2014, an official said Thursday. But one senior...

All but 1 student in Jacobs prank to take part in commencement

Updated: 5/15/2014 06:31 PM

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