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  As the middle class struggles to make gains and President Barack Obama strives to shine a spotlight on the issue of income inequality, an unlikely constituency is looking for ways to close the nation’s growing wealth gap: A handful of top...

5 tycoons who want to close the wealth gap

Updated: 2/23/2014 04:46 PM

  A St. Charles man was charged Saturday with raping a maid at a Chicago hotel. Dennis Sluski Jr., 46, of St. Charles, was arrested and charged with felony sexual assault Saturday on the 2700 block of North Clark Street in Chicago after the victim...

St. Charles man charged in sexual assault at Chicago hotel

Updated: 2/24/2014 02:13 PM

  Palatine on Sunday recognized the three volunteer firefighters who died in the devastating "Ben Franklin fire" of 1973. Richard Freeman, John Wilson and Warren Ahlgrim died while fighting the blaze in the basement of the five-and-dime store in...

Palatine remembers firefighters who made 'supreme sacrifices'

Updated: 2/24/2014 12:12 PM

  Collegiate musicians from across the Midwest helped bring a close to Elmhurst College’s 47th annual Jazz Festival on Sunday at the school’s Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel. About 2,000 jazz lovers attended the final performances of the...

Talent on display at Elmhurst College Jazz Fest

Updated: 2/23/2014 06:11 PM

  SOCHI, Russia — Flushed with pride after its athletes’ spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated Sunday night with a visually stunning finale that handed off a smooth but politically charged Winter Games to...

Costly, political, successful: Sochi Games end

Updated: 2/23/2014 04:03 PM

  A fire broke out Sunday morning in a three-story condominium building in Palatine. No one was injured in the blaze, but about 15 residents were displaced. Palatine fire investigators worked Sunday to establish a cause.

No one injured in Palatine condo fire, 15 residents displaced

Updated: 2/23/2014 05:39 PM

  The hordes of people attending the inaugural Naperville Winter Ale Fest at Frontier Park Saturday found that layers and plenty of beer were great ways to keep warm. The ale fest was a hit Saturday, selling out at 2,500 tickets, a turnout convinced...

Naperville Winter Ale Fest sells out, will return

Updated: 2/23/2014 06:27 AM

  DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Through rain and wrecks, Dale Earnhardt Jr. ended the only drought that mattered.

Earnhardt Jr. wins his 2nd Daytona 500

Updated: 2/23/2014 11:04 PM

  Minus their 10 Olympians, the Blackhawks returned to practice Sunday on the West Side to ready themselves for Thursday’s season restart at Madison Square Garden against the New York Rangers. Then on Saturday it’s the outdoor game at...

‘Nice break,’ but it’s back to work for Blackhawks

Updated: 2/23/2014 10:41 PM

  LeBron James sat out with a broken nose, but the Bulls were still no match for the Miami defense. They shot just 35.8 percent from the field in a 93-79 loss at American Airlines Arena on Sunday.

Even without James, Heat tough on Bulls

Updated: 2/23/2014 10:39 PM

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