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  An Elgin letter to the editor: Just a few comments on Kathleen Parker’s article titled “Can we lighten up on the first lady.” Michelle Obama is on a multimillion dollar vacation every month and Ms. Parker thinks someone is...

Obamas’ vacations are fair game

Updated: 4/4/2014 01:40 PM

  Homeowners all around the Chicago area have spent the winter cooped up inside their homes, staring at the little imperfections that bother them, and now that the snow has melted, they are anxious to get started on improvement projects. Each spring...

Longer stays require home renovations

Updated: 4/2/2014 01:47 PM

  ST. LOUIS — Dating to the days when the guillotine operator or the hangman wore a mask, a certain amount of anonymity has always surrounded executions. But that secrecy is increasingly coming under fire, with judges, death penalty opponents...

Secrecy surrounds execution drugs in most states

Updated: 4/5/2014 09:02 PM

  SEATTLE — The warnings could hardly have been clearer. One technical report told of the “potential for a large catastrophic failure” of the 600-foot hillside above a rural neighborhood near Oso, on the Stillaguamish River.

Unclear if Washington landslide lawsuits could win

Updated: 4/5/2014 08:11 PM

  Anja Niedringhaus, 48, an internationally acclaimed German photographer, was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday, April 4, 2014, when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan.

Images: Work of AP photographer killed in Afghanistan

Updated: 4/5/2014 06:41 PM

  Dave Heun talks to the owner of the local Two Men And A Truck franchise to learn more about what the company is doing for the moms at Lazarus House in St. Charles.

Movers aim to make Mother’s Day special for homeless moms

Updated: 4/5/2014 06:07 PM

  A proposal that would lower the cost of fishing and hunting licenses for seniors is moving through the Illinois Legislature. The House passed a measure on Friday that would lower the cost of licenses by $1 for those 75 and older. Those hoping to...

Ill. House OKs lower-cost hunting bill for seniors

Updated: 4/5/2014 05:24 PM

  Illinois lieutenant governor candidate Paul Vallas has taken a new job with a Chicago-based consulting firm. Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn selected Vallas as his 2014 running mate last year. At the time, Vallas was school superintendent in Bridgeport,...

Quinn’s running mate takes new consulting job

Updated: 4/5/2014 05:21 PM

  Eight candidates are vying to succeed President Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan’s election on Saturday. A look at the field:

The candidates for Afghanistan’s presidential election

Updated: 4/5/2014 05:06 PM

  KABUL, Afghanistan — Several issues are at the top of Afghans’ minds as they go to the polls Saturday. High among them is deteriorating security as the country undergoes its first democratic transition of power in history. Afghan...

The issues dominating Afghanistan’s elections

Updated: 4/5/2014 05:06 PM

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