2014 election guide

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  • Early voting begins in Wisconsin Oct 20, 2014 8:49 AM
    Voters hoping to avoid lines at the polls Election Day can cast their ballots early.

     
  • Chicago man charged with battery of 13-year-old Oct 20, 2014 8:49 AM
    Authorities have charged a Chicago man who they say whipped a 13-year-old relative with an electric cord after he was sent home for not bringing a parent to a parent-teach conference.

     
  • Nicor to field questions on coal tar cleanup Oct 20, 2014 8:51 AM
    Nicor Gas is holding an open house to answer questions about the cleanup of a former Bloomington manufactured gas plant site. The Bloomington Pantagraph reports that the Monday meeting will include a question-and-answer session on the latest phase of cleanup at the four-acre site.

     
  • Dallas sees 48 people cleared of ebola risk after monitoring Oct 20, 2014 10:09 AM
    Officials said 48 people who had contact with deceased Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan were cleared of risk for the disease over the weekend or were expected to be cleared today.

     
  • Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security Oct 20, 2014 10:09 AM
    Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream. His plastics company in the Rust Belt town of Akron, Ohio, thrived. By the late 1980s, he had acquired the trappings of success: a Cadillac DeVille and a Lincoln Town Car, a lakefront home, investments in oil and real estate. Then the Nazi hunters showed up.

     
  • Michelle Knight says she now forgives kidnapper Oct 20, 2014 10:08 AM
    One of the three women held captive in a Cleveland home for about a decade told a crowd she has been able to forgive her kidnapper and find peace in her life.

     
  • Suspect in girl’s beating death had prior arrests Oct 20, 2014 10:08 AM
    Police say a man charged with fatally beating his stepdaughter for allegedly soiling her pants had 15 prior arrests. Kelsey Smith was charged with assault and acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17-years-old.

     
  • School boosts security after likely Frein sighting Oct 20, 2014 10:08 AM
    A northeastern Pennsylvania high school is boosting security after the suspect in a deadly police ambush was believed to have been spotted in the area.

     
  • Pittsburgh wins Gawker.com ugliest accent tourney Oct 20, 2014 10:08 AM
    The city has “won” Gawker.com’s ugliest accent tournament, besting the other finalist — Scranton — in a reader’s poll with more than 54 percent of the vote.

     
  • New York Gov. Cuomo raises profile — but for what? Oct 20, 2014 10:08 AM
    With a new book, an appearance on David Letterman, high-profile trips overseas and a bigger campaign account than any other governor, New York’s Andrew Cuomo might look like someone running for president.

     
  • Australia’s Parliament House lifts face veil ban Oct 20, 2014 10:08 AM
    Australia’s Parliament House on Monday lifted a short-lived ban on facial coverings including burqas and niqabs after the prime minister intervened. The department that runs Parliament House had announced earlier this month that “persons with facial coverings” would no longer be allowed in the open public galleries.

     
  • An Aesop’s fable became a symbol of Japan’s activism Oct 20, 2014 8:23 AM
    Seeking to explain changing attitudes in the world’s second-biggest stock market, asset managers in Tokyo have been evoking Ancient Greece. In Aesop’s fable of the North Wind and the Sun, the two elements have a contest to see which is stronger, the challenge being to make a man remove his coat.

     
  • Boeing seeks revised schedule for $51B aerial tanker Oct 20, 2014 8:26 AM
    Chicago-based Boeing Co. is revising its master schedule for developing the new U.S. Air Force aerial tanker, adding to uncertainty about a plane that already has run up an estimated $1 billion in excess costs for the contractor.

     
  • Sears to lease retail space to U.K.’S Primark Oct 20, 2014 10:16 AM
    Sears Holding Corp. will lease seven standalone stores in the U.S. to the U.K.’s Primark budget- clothing chain as the department-store owner seeks to better leverage its selling space.

     
  • Andreessen exits EBay board after sparring with Icahn on spinoff Oct 20, 2014 10:37 AM
    Web-browser pioneer Marc Andreessen resigned from the board of EBay Inc. ahead of the online marketplace’s breakup, following a verbal battle with activist investor Carl Icahn over the company’s PayPal unit.

     
  • AOL considering spinning off startup database unit CrunchBase Oct 20, 2014 10:37 AM
    AOL Inc. is considering spinning off technology-company database unit CrunchBase to reflect its value, Chief Executive Officer Tim Armstrong said.

     
  • Farmers may reap subsidy boom on record crops thanks to law Oct 20, 2014 10:38 AM
    A record U.S. harvest has pushed crop prices so low that taxpayers may pay billions of dollars more to subsidize farmers than anticipated just months ago, thanks in part to changes Congress approved this year.

     
  • Central Illinois teens to serve as election judges Oct 20, 2014 11:57 AM
    Although many high school students in central Illinois aren’t legally allowed to vote yet, dozens will serve as election judges at the polls this Election Day.

     
  • Herald must be doing the right thing Oct 20, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Chicago letter to the editor: I am a Chicago reader of the Daily Herald and pick it up from a box on Chicago Avenue. Just wanted to let you know that I think it’s great that the paper received the Inland Community Leader Award. You must be doing the right thing, so keep it up. I find many items and stories in the Daily Herald that I don’t get in the Chicago papers. Often they pique my interest.

     
  • 9 arrested in child sex trafficking sting in Wisconsin Oct 20, 2014 12:38 PM
    Authorities say nine people have been arrested in a child sex trafficking sting in the Eau Claire area. Investigators say they posed as children online looking for sex, or as an adult wanting to traffic a child for sex.

     
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