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  Pope Francis is coming under increasing criticism that he simply doesn’t get it on sex abuse. Three months after the Vatican announced a commission of experts to study best practices on protecting children, no action has been taken, no...

Pope defensive on sex abuse as commission lags

Updated: 3/5/2014 07:07 PM

  They may look like guts stuffed in cellophane, but five fish hauled up from near-record depths off the coast of New Zealand are providing scientists with new insights into how deep fish can survive. In a paper published this week, scientists...

How deep can a fish go? Scientists may have answer

Updated: 3/5/2014 09:23 AM

  A four-month-old baby gorilla at Brookfield Zoo now has a name after the public cast thousands of votes.

4-month-old gorilla named at Brookfield Zoo

Updated: 3/5/2014 10:32 AM

  Illinois lawmakers have mixed thoughts on a proposal that’d allow communities around the state to install speed cameras, which are only allowed in Chicago. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports the measure by...

Illinois lawmakers have mixed reviews of speed cameras

Updated: 3/5/2014 01:42 PM

  The United States and Western diplomats failed to bring Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers together Wednesday for face-to-face talks on the confrontation in Crimea, even as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry voiced optimism that an exit...

Russia, West try to hammer out Ukraine diplomacy

Updated: 3/5/2014 07:05 PM

  A month before he fatally shot his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius cajoled a friend into taking the blame when a gun was accidentally fired under the Johannesburg restaurant table where he and other friends were sitting, according to testimony Wednesday...

Pistorius’ character questioned over gun incident

Updated: 3/5/2014 07:02 PM

  The Naperville ordinance that prohibits body piercing and tattooing got a bit looser Tuesday night. The definition of body piercing no longer includes ear piercing, so the new Claire’s jewelry and accessories shop that opened last fall in...

Naperville to allow ear piercing

Updated: 3/5/2014 04:32 PM

  The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says four northern Illinois businesses have been cited for violating state law by selling products containing shark fins. The companies received a total of 20 citations last Friday.

4 Chicago businesses cited for selling shark fin products

Updated: 3/5/2014 07:49 AM

  Three Illinois congressmen, including 9th district Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, have signed a letter asking for a federal investigation into the handling and potential health effects of petroleum coke. The 9th district includes parts of Arlington...

Illinois reps. seek federal investigation into petcoke

Updated: 3/5/2014 07:47 AM

  Hersey High School's first basketball coach, whose 1974 squad was the first Mid-Suburban League team to advance to the Elite Eight, has died. Robert Steingraber's team went on to lose its first game in Champaign that year. “He helped everyone...

Hersey High's first basketball coach dies

Updated: 3/5/2014 02:59 PM

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