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  A woman with a 1-year-old girl led Secret Service and police on a harrowing car chase from the White House past the Capitol Thursday, attempting to penetrate the security barriers at both national landmarks before she was shot to death, police said.

Police shoot, kill driver after Capitol Hill chase

Updated: 10/3/2013 09:06 PM

  A witness who saw a man abduct a 3-year-old girl Monday in Mundelein and then drive away was sure the car's license plate number started with a seven. That detail - and a traffic ticket recently issued to the car's driver - led to the arrest of a...

Witness, traffic ticket lead to arrest in Mundelein child abduction

Updated: 10/3/2013 05:11 PM

  A Glenview woman accused of stealing $255,000 in cash from an 89-year-old man pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of financial exploitation of the elderly in Lake County court Thursday. Theresa Lau, 44, of the 0 to 100 block of Park Drive, faces...

Woman pleads not guilty to stealing $255,000 from 89-year-old man

Updated: 10/3/2013 02:43 PM

  Kane County will host its annual tax sale at 9 a.m., Oct. 28 in the county board room at the government center, building (A), 719 S. Batavia Ave. in Geneva. Participants must register prior to the sale. Registration ends Oct. 11.

Kane County tax sale Oct. 28

Updated: 10/3/2013 12:21 PM

  Hold your nose and don't spit out your coffee: Doctors have found a way to put healthy people's poop into pills that can cure serious gut infections — a less yucky way to do “fecal transplants.” Canadian researchers tried this on...

Pills made from poop cure serious gut infections

Updated: 10/4/2013 09:31 AM

  At least 114 people died and scores more were missing late Thursday after a crowded fishing boat carrying African migrants from Tripoli to an island off the Italian coast caught fire, flipped over and sank, Italian officials said.

Ship capsizes off Italy; 114 African migrants die

Updated: 10/3/2013 06:48 PM

  The United States and Japan moved Thursday to modernize and expand their defense alliance to counter new 21st century challenges including the continuing threat from nuclear-armed North Korea and potential aggression from China over disputed...

U.S., Japan to deploy new radar, drones in next year

Updated: 10/3/2013 10:13 AM

  The president of the Illinois Senate says he's backing a compromise pension reform plan that could save $138 billion by 2043. Chicago Democrat John Cullerton tells The (Springfield) State Journal-Register that he's working to build support for the...

Cullerton supports $138 billion pension plan

Updated: 10/4/2013 07:47 AM

  With only about four weeks' preparation, North Barrington resident Paul Launer's Iron Horse Brigade was the largest team and most successful fundraiser among approximately 200 entries at last month's Les Turner ALS Foundation Walk For Life at...

North Barrington family's team tops at ALS walk

Updated: 10/3/2013 10:10 AM

  From a tiny, vulnerable island off the Louisiana coast to the beaches of the Florida Panhandle, Gulf Coast residents prepared Thursday for a possible hit from Tropical Storm Karen, which threatened to become the first named tropical system to menace...

Gulf Coast braces for Tropical Storm Karen

Updated: 10/3/2013 07:12 PM

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