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  There's more disappointing news about multivitamins: Two major studies found popping the pills didn't protect aging men's brains or help heart attack survivors. Millions of Americans spend billions of dollars on vitamin combinations, presumably to...

Do vitamins block disease? Some disappointing news

Updated: 12/16/2013 05:10 PM

  The Forest Preserves of Cook County will begin selling 2014 picnic permits online and in-person beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2. In-person sales will take place from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the district's general headquarters, 536 N. Harlem Ave.,...

Cook County forest preserve permits available Jan. 2

Updated: 12/16/2013 04:32 PM

  Cook County Clerk David Orr announced Monday that he will issue marriage license to same sex couples facing a life-threatening illness who may not live until June 1, 2014 when marriage equality takes effect in Illinois.

Cook County waives same-sex marriage deadline for terminal illness

Updated: 12/16/2013 04:26 PM

  Monday was the final day to view and vote for entries in the 7th annual Gingerbread House contest in Fox Lake. The Fox Lake Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry hosted this annual contest with around 50 houses entered.

Fox Lake Gingerbread House contest

Updated: 12/16/2013 04:22 PM

  The principal of Countryside Elementary School in Barrington Hills is on temporary paid leave because of what Barrington Unit District 220 officials call an internal matter. Kimberly Foster-Thomas' administrative leave was mutually agreed to as the...

Barrington Hills school principal on paid leave

Updated: 12/16/2013 04:19 PM

  A federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records violates the Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches, but put his decision on hold pending a near-certain government appeal.

NSA phone record collection ruled unconstitutional

Updated: 12/16/2013 02:44 PM

  Hawthorn Elementary District 73 is considering an additional payment of $500,000 to help erase a $4 million unfunded liability to the Illlinois Municipal Retirement Fund. "We want to get rid of that obligation," said Superintendent Nick Brown.

District 73 considers year-end contribution to help erase retirement plan deficit

Updated: 12/16/2013 03:00 PM

  Accuweather.com says conditions are right for the area to get a brief period of heavy snow this afternoon after 3 p.m. The fast-moving system could bring as much as two inches of snow in a two-to-three hour period.

Snow could affect afternoon commute

Updated: 12/16/2013 02:49 PM

  A United Methodist minister in Pennsylvania plans to defy a church order to surrender his credentials for performing a same-sex wedding. The Rev. Frank Schaefer said Monday that he cannot uphold the church's Book of Discipline because he finds it...

Pa. pastor won't quit voluntarily over gay wedding

Updated: 12/16/2013 01:59 PM

  Within their female-only campuses, women at Saudi Arabia's universities let loose. Trendy sneakers, colorful tops, a myriad of hairstyles. In their bags, the textbooks vary, but one item is mandatory: a floor-length black abaya robe that each must...

Freedoms for Saudi university girls end at gates

Updated: 12/16/2013 01:51 PM

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