Illinois

Richard Marx is right here waiting — for respect he’s due

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NEW YORK — Richard Marx likes to gently mess with the minds of whoever comes to see his solo concerts. ...

Fire chief: Illinois chemical plant fire likely accidental

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ROCKTON, Ill. — An explosion and massive fire at a chemical plant in northern Illinois that filled the sky with black smoke and forced...

Experts: Impact of Chauvin case on policing yet to be seen

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Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin 's conviction...

Illinois man charged in officer attack during Jan. 6 riot

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CHICAGO — A man has become at least the 11th Illinois resident to be charged in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S....

Afghan leader says Biden didn’t press him on US captive

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WASHINGTON — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Friday that his government would do what it can to help secure the release of an American...

Judge keeps India terror attack suspect in US custody

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LOS ANGELES — A former Chicago businessman will remain in the United States as a federal judge in Los Angeles weighs whether he will...

Company defends use of toxic chemicals to fight plant fire

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A company whose northern Illinois chemical plant was heavily damaged in a fire last week defended its use of firefighting foam containing toxic chemicals...

Chicago Archdiocese settles sexual abuse suit for $880,000

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CHICAGO — Two men who said they were sexually molested decades ago by a notorious Catholic priest who was imprisoned for molesting other boys...

Chicago confirms 1st Black woman as city fire commissioner

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CHICAGO — The Chicago City Council on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of the city’s first Black female fire commissioner. ...

Prosecutor: Bank CEO sought ‘power’ with $16M Manafort loans

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NEW YORK — A Chicago bank owner traded $16 million in loans to ex-President Donald Trump's ex-campaign manager in a bid for a prestigious...