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  When Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio almost became pope in 2005, he told a confidant that — had he been elected — he would have named himself after the pope he so admired: John XXIII. When he did become pope in 2013, his first public...

Francis deeply influenced by both saintly popes

Updated: 4/26/2014 07:11 PM

  Good weather or not, the Fox Valley Food for Health organization will host its barbecue fundraiser May 16 at Mill Creek Golf Course in Geneva. The group provides free healthy meals for cancer patients, columnist Dave Heun says.

Barbecue fundraiser next month at Geneva golf course

Updated: 4/26/2014 06:29 PM

  Pilgrims and faithful are gathering in Rome and around the world to attend Sunday’s ceremony at the Vatican where Pope Francis will elevate in a solemn ceremony John XXIII and John Paul II to sainthood.

Images: Faithful gather for pope canonizations

Updated: 4/26/2014 06:39 PM

  Governors from three states are expected at a press conference at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, where they are expected to talk about shared priorities.

3 governors to discuss priorities in Chicago

Updated: 4/26/2014 11:08 AM

  Beloit police are investigating whether two homicides are connected.

Beloit police investigate 2 homicides

Updated: 4/26/2014 11:07 AM

  A handwritten note from the Titanic is expected to sell for up to 100,000 pounds ($168,000) at an auction in England on Saturday.

Letter written aboard the Titanic to be auctioned

Updated: 4/26/2014 11:02 AM

  At least six people were injured Saturday after an apparent explosion destroyed part of a building in the Austrian capital.

‘Blast’ causes partial building collapse in Vienna

Updated: 4/26/2014 10:59 AM

  Dogs are welcome to gather with family and friends Saturday at Community Park, 42 Park View Lane, Hawthorn Woods, for the village’s inaugural Bark in the Park. This free community event is set for 10 a.m. to noon.

Bark in the Park:

Updated: 4/26/2014 02:19 AM

  A Carpentersville commission has approved spending $750,000 out of its reserves to cover repairs at three roads officials say bore the brunt of the damage this past winter. The village does not make a regular practice of dipping into its reserve...

Carpentersville using reserves to fix roads

Updated: 4/26/2014 02:15 AM

  A discovery recount will begin Monday in the race for the GOP nomination for circuit judge in the 16th Judicial Circuit. Results were canvassed last week, with Geneva attorney D.J. Tegeler having an edge of seven votes over Associate Judge Marmarie...

Discovery recount to begin Monday in Kane judge race

Updated: 4/26/2014 02:11 AM

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