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  “I knew that I had made a discovery,” Kwolek said in an interview three years ago as part of the Chemical Heritage Foundation’s “Women in Chemistry” series. “I didn’t shout ‘Eureka,’ but...

Kevlar inventor Kwolek dies at 90

Updated: 6/20/2014 04:39 PM

  The Illinois Board of Higher Education paid a former executive director $48,000 to resign in the fall of 2012 while stating publicly — to avoid negative publicity — that he would be available for consultation during the transition to a...

Education board chief was paid $48K to leave quietly

Updated: 6/20/2014 06:21 PM

  A lobbying firm with close ties to a key subcontractor hired to promote the nation’s health care law in Illinois is hosting a fundraiser for one of Gov. Pat Quinn’s top political donors, raising questions about “pay to...

Event honoring Quinn raises ‘pay to play’ issues

Updated: 6/20/2014 06:23 PM

  International organizations and the governments involved need to send in more health experts and increase public education messages about how to stop the spread of the disease, Bart Janssens, the director of operations for the medical group in...

Doctors Without Borders: Ebola ‘out of control’

Updated: 6/20/2014 04:01 PM

  Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered his forces to cease fire Friday and halt military operations for a week against pro-Russia separatists in the country’s east — the first step in a peace plan he hopes will end the conflict...

Ukraine president orders 1-week cease-fire

Updated: 6/20/2014 03:55 PM

  The city of Naperville has completed three internal investigations into employee behavior launched by a former employee’s complaints of harassment and discrimination, officials said Friday. One investigation found the complaint of a hostile...

Probe finds ‘inappropriate comments’ in Naperville workplace

Updated: 6/20/2014 03:27 PM

  Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said about 39,000 adults with children have been apprehended at the border since the start of the budget year in October. The administration has released an unspecified number of them into the...

U.S. to open immigrant family detention centers

Updated: 6/20/2014 01:50 PM

  Two large national parks, Grand Canyon in Arizona and Zion in Utah, have already changed their rules to ban drones. Some other parks have interpreted existing regulations to permit them to ban drone flights, but Jarvis said each park must change its...

Government moves to ban drones in national parks

Updated: 6/20/2014 01:46 PM

  “President Obama’s recent exchange of five high-level terrorists without notifying Congress illustrates his blatant disregard for its role as a co-equal branch of government,” Arkansas Republican Rep. Tom Cotton, who called the...

GOP-led House backs limits on Obama’s authority

Updated: 6/20/2014 01:41 PM

  A judge has denied a motion to erase the plea deal for a Bartlett man serving a 10-year prison sentence for killing a Libertyville boy with a boat in 2012.

Judge refuses to reverse plea deal in fatal Chain O’ Lakes crash

Updated: 6/20/2014 01:40 PM

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