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  Searing heat may have knocked out the electricity at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium temporarily, forcing it to close for the day.

Heat possible cause of Shedd power outage

Updated: 7/5/2012 03:24 PM

  Two males stole $100 and four bank cards out of a purse in an unlocked 2011 Nissan SUV in an apartment lot in Palatine between 12:30 and 1:20 a.m. June 30. They took the money and cards, but dropped the purse and ran when confronted by a witness.

Northwest suburban police blotter

Updated: 7/5/2012 02:48 PM

  MMA comes to the Libertyville Sports Complex at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 7, with a full card of bouts in "Who's Next!" featuring top Mixed Martial Arts fighters from the Chicagoland area.

MMA event at Libertyville Sports Complex

Updated: 7/5/2012 02:28 PM

  The Illinois State Fair is debuting four new culinary contests this year. One contest honors a central Illinois favorite: the horseshoe sandwich. The Illinois State Fair horseshoe sandwich competition is Aug. 11. Contestants must make two horseshoe...

Horseshoe sandwich anyone? No, really

Updated: 7/5/2012 12:48 PM

  WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney's wife says her husband is thinking about picking a woman to be on his ticket this fall.Ann Romney says in an interview, "We've been looking at that and I love that option as well."

Romney's wife says woman being eyed for ticket

Updated: 7/5/2012 09:26 AM

  BAGHDAD - Iraq's top diplomat on Thursday said he had "solid information" that al-Qaida militants were crossing from Iraq to Syria to carry out attacks, warning of a violent spillover that could shake the Middle East.

Iraq says al-Qaida fighters flowing into Syria

Updated: 7/5/2012 09:25 AM

  MIAMI - Casey Anthony's attorney said he strongly considered early in the case whether she should plead guilty to a lesser charge to avoid the death penalty if convicted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, but Anthony adamantly insisted she...

Attorney: Casey Anthony rejected early plea deal

Updated: 7/5/2012 09:12 AM

  OYSTER BAY, N.Y. - A yacht full of fireworks watchers capsized off New York's Long Island on the Fourth of July, killing three children and sending 24 others into the Long Island Sound, where many were rescued by fellow boaters, police said...

3 children dead, 24 rescued after yacht capsizes off NY

Updated: 7/5/2012 08:56 AM

  An Illinois family is donating their ancestor's Revolutionary War artifacts to Fort Ticonderoga in upstate New York. Officials at Fort Ticonderoga say the engraved powder horn, musket and walking stick Amos Chaffee carried during the American...

Illinois family donates war artifacts to NY fort

Updated: 7/5/2012 10:11 AM

  Rookie All-Star Lance Lynn broke out of a three-start slump with six shutout innings, and Matt Holliday and Carlos Beltran drove in a pair of runs apiece to lead the Cardinals to a 6-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday night.

Lynn pitches Cardinals past Rockies 6-2

Updated: 7/5/2012 11:59 PM

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