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Blood Moon lunar eclipse wows sky-watchers

Blood Moon lunar eclipse wows sky-watchers

Parts of the world saw a rare celestial event Tuesday when the Earth's shadow fell across the moon, turning it orange.

chicagotribune.com (3 days ago)

Grueling Oscar Pistorius cross-examination ends after 5 days

Grueling Oscar Pistorius cross-examination ends after 5 days

The prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius ended his five-day cross-examination of the double amputee track star Tuesday with a stark summary of how he shot his girlfriend, insisting he killed her deliberately after an argument.

chicagotribune.com (3 days ago)

Nahshon Shelton Pulls Out Submachine Gun, Threatens To Kill Over Soda Tax, Police Say

Nahshon Shelton Pulls Out Submachine Gun, Threatens To Kill Over Soda Tax, Police Say

A Chicago man was apparently so angry over a tax on soft drinks he allegedly pulled out a submachine gun and threatened people with it, police say. Nahshon Shelton, 36, is accused of menacing employees and customers at a beauty supply store after trying to purchase a $1.79 two-liter of Pepsi on Saturday, according...

huffingtonpost.com (3 days ago)

10 Things To Watch In The NHL Playoffs

10 Things To Watch In The NHL Playoffs

Here's a look at 10 things to watch when the NHL playoffs begin Wednesday with a new format, some stars returning from injuries and renewed rivalries:NEW LOOK: Forget what you knew about how teams matched up in the playoffs. When the league went from having six divisions to four this season as part of its...

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McHenry jail suicide case settled for at least $1 million

McHenry jail suicide case settled for at least $1 million

The estate of a woman who committed suicide in McHenry County Jail in 2005 has settled its lawsuit for at least $1 million with Centegra Health System and one of its employees on claims they provided inadequate medical care, lawyers in the case said.

chicagotribune.com (3 days ago)

Towns target teens' use of e-cigarettes

Many communities ban youth possession of vapor pipesThe village of Barrington has an ordinance that forbids minors from possessing e-cigarettes, and the local school system also bans the devices. But such is the concern over "vaping" - the practice of inhaling nicotine-spiked vapor through a battery-powered pipe -...

chicagotribune.com (3 days ago)

5 cops caught in lies on witness stand, judge says

In a 'Perry Mason' moment, a video played in court contradicts police officers who testified their drug arrest was properOne by one, five police officers took the witness stand at the Skokie courthouse late last month for what would typically be a routine hearing on whether evidence in a drug case was properly...

chicagotribune.com (3 days ago)

James A. Tidwell, 1948-2014

EIU journalism chairman was 1st Amendment expert James A. Tidwell could lead a barbershop chorus and a detailed, in-depth discussion on the First Amendment. A voracious reader, he was licensed to practice law in two states, bowled competitively and played a shrewd version of fantasy football.

chicagotribune.com (3 days ago)

South suburban Christian school to move to Indiana

A Christian high school hopes to keep its doors open by moving to northwest Indiana, a decision that has upset some parents and alumni who want the school to stay in the south suburbs.

chicagotribune.com (3 days ago)

Chasing the high score

Neighborhood arcades give Chicago gamers big goals, communityA few days after his wedding in July, Scott Hoyer was back behind the bar. Between flicks of the wrist at the tap, he was collecting tips from patrons who ranged from rowdy cowboys to jocks to raging punk rockers. Each of them slung an empty Budweiser...

redeyechicago.com (3 days ago)

Illinois at forefront of 'soybean revolution'

- Longtime central Illinois farmers Pat and Mike Marron don't look like revolutionaries.

chicagotribune.com (3 days ago)

Man accused of stealing diaper bag from home

A Chicago man was accused of breaking into an Old Town home Tuesday morning after he set off the home's alarm system and fled with a diaper bag, county prosecutors said.

redeyechicago.com (4 days ago)

License plate imprint leads to DUI charges

A Chicago man was accused of rear-ending a car while driving under the influence Tuesday, county prosecutors said, when police found that his license plate number had imprinted itself into the bumper of the victim's car in the crash.

redeyechicago.com (4 days ago)

Jenny McCarthy Claims She Is 'Pro-Vaccine' In Sun-Times Op-Ed

Jenny McCarthy Claims She Is 'Pro-Vaccine' In Sun-Times Op-Ed

Noted anti-vaccination advocate Jenny McCarthy is describing herself as "pro-vaccine" now. McCarthy, "The View" co-host who has campaigned against vaccinations due to a widely discredited alleged link to autism, claimed in a Saturday op-ed in the Chicago Sun-Times that she has been "wrongly branded" for years when...

huffingtonpost.com (4 days ago)

Frankfort salesman sells truck to Jimmy Fallon

A Frankfort car salesman won a contest to appear on the Tonight Show this month and sold a truck to host Jimmy Fallon.

chicagotribune.com (4 days ago)

Army general upholds Manning's prison sentence in WikiLeaks case

Army general upholds Manning's prison sentence in WikiLeaks case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. Army general has denied clemency for Chelsea Manning and upheld the former soldier's 35-year prison sentence for providing secret files to WikiLeaks in the biggest breach of classified materials in U.S. history, the Army said Monday.

chicagotribune.com (4 days ago)

Chicago native Allison Semmes stars as Diana Ross in 'Motown the Musical'

The actress talks to RedEye about her favorite Chicago places, growing up with Motown and moreChicago native Allison Semmes is a classical singer by training-she has a bachelor's degree in opera from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign-but she grew up with Motown in the house. "That was the popular music...

redeyechicago.com (4 days ago)

36 People Were Shot In 36 Hours In Chicago

36 People Were Shot In 36 Hours In Chicago

A 17-year-old girl killed Friday afternoon was among at least 36 people wounded in gun violence over the weekend in Chicago.Gakirah Barnes, 17, was shot multiple times in the upper body Friday afternoon in the city's Woodlawn neighborhood. She died about two hours later at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, in what was...

huffingtonpost.com (4 days ago)

Boston Marathoners vow to take back New England's sacred race

Boston Marathoners vow to take back New England's sacred race

BOSTON (Reuters) - "Left on Boylston" in this American city means only one thing on marathon day.

chicagotribune.com (4 days ago)

Israel says Kerry remarks on Iran nuclear threshold 'not acceptable'

Israel says Kerry remarks on Iran nuclear threshold 'not acceptable'

Israel described as "unacceptable" on Monday remarks by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry suggesting cautious openness to negotiating a nuclear deal that would keep Iran six to 12 months away from bomb-making capability.

chicagotribune.com (4 days ago)

Chicago Sun-Times Gets Rid Of Reader Comments For Now

Chicago Sun-Times Gets Rid Of Reader Comments For Now

The Chicago Sun-Times has temporarily turned off reader commenting on its website's articles until it can figure out how to stop the "negativity," "racism" and "hate speech" that floods its pages, the Sun-Times Media Group announced. Managing editor Craig Newman wrote in a post Saturday that the "tone and quality"...

huffingtonpost.com (4 days ago)

Ghost tour with 'A Haunted House 2' stars proves to be spirited time

Ghost tour with 'A Haunted House 2' stars proves to be spirited time

Ghost tours are supposed to be scary. Like a good horror movie, they should keep you slightly on edge and give you chills down your back. The stories about the supernatural occurrences that may or may not have taken place should keep you up at night and make you contemplate sleeping with the lights on.

chicagotribune.com (4 days ago)

Illinois Man With Infectious TB Must Stay Home Alone, Judge Says

Illinois Man With Infectious TB Must Stay Home Alone, Judge Says

CHICAGO, April 11 (Reuters) - An Illinois judge on Friday ordered a disobedient patient with infectious tuberculosis to wear an ankle bracelet and stay home alone or be taken into custody. Christian Mbemba Ibanda, of Champaign, Illinois, failed to appear at a hearing for which Judge Chase Leonhard and his entire...

huffingtonpost.com (4 days ago)

Ukraine president warns of military action as unrest grows

Ukraine president warns of military action as unrest grows

Ukraine's president Monday threatened military action after pro-Russian separatists occupying government buildings in the east ignored an ultimatum to leave and another group of rebels attacked a police headquarters in the troubled region.

chicagotribune.com (4 days ago)

Toll from Nigeria bus station bomb rises to 71 killed, 124 wounded

Toll from Nigeria bus station bomb rises to 71 killed, 124 wounded

The confirmed toll from the bombing of a bus station near the capital Abuja on Monday is 71 killed and 124 wounded so far, police spokesman Frank Mba told Reuters.

chicagotribune.com (4 days ago)

Kansas City-area Jewish center shooting suspect in court Monday

Kansas City-area Jewish center shooting suspect in court Monday

The suspect in the Passover Eve killings of three people at two Jewish community centers in the Kansas City area was scheduled to appear in court Monday to face murder charges.

chicagotribune.com (4 days ago)

The Best And Worst Predictions From The 1964 World's Fair

The Best And Worst Predictions From The 1964 World's Fair

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York World's Fair of 1964 introduced 51 million visitors to a range of technological innovations and predictions during its run. Fifty years later, some of those ideas have turned out to be commonplace in our world. Others? Not so much.What they had right:- "Picturephone": Bell System...

huffingtonpost.com (4 days ago)

Southwest Plane Diverted After Unruly Passenger Tries To Open Door Midflight, Witnesses Say

Southwest Plane Diverted After Unruly Passenger Tries To Open Door Midflight, Witnesses Say

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California-bound Southwest Airlines flight was diverted to Omaha, Neb. after witnesses said a passenger tried to open a door midflight.The airline said the Chicago-to-Sacramento plane landed on Eppley Airfield Sunday to "have an unruly passenger removed" before continuing on to its...

huffingtonpost.com (4 days ago)

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