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- Brookfield Zoo dolphin dies after apparently colliding with other dolphin
Nea a 4-year-old female Atlantic bottlenose dolphin set to perform today at an afternoon Brookfield Zoo dolphin show died after it apparently collided with another dolphin minutes before the show took place, officials said.
- Children killed, multiple injuries after SUV hits pony cart in northern Indiana
- Cary boy, 8, hospitalized after falling 26 feet in Starved Rock State Park
An 8-year-old boy who was hiking with his parents in a restricted area at Starved Rock State Park is hospitalized with head injuries after falling 26 feet into a canyon, officials said.
- Burial held for Illinois soldier killed in Afghanistan
JACKSONVILLE — An Illinois soldier killed while serving in Afghanistan has been laid to rest.
- PTSD-gene link found in NIU students after shootings
A study of college students’ reactions to shootings on their Illinois campus gives fresh insight into how genes may influence the psychological impact of traumatic events.
- Deal with Asian-Pacific countries draws Labor Day protest here
About 200 activists gathered in Grant Park late this morning to protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership pact, a proposed U.S. trade deal with eight countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
- Brookfield Dolphin Dies from Fractured Skull
Nea suffered a fractured skull before her 1 p.m. Labor Day show.
- Bundle Up Overnight
Tuesday morning temperatures drop to mid-40s.
- PHOTOS: North Coast Music Festival
More than 50 artists rock multiple stages for “summer’s last stand.”
- Shirtless, Sword-Swinging ‘Samurai’ Arrested on Interstate
The man later told police he was “cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.”
- Key Matchups: Bears vs. Falcons
The player battles that will decide the season opener at Soldier Field when the Atlanta Falcons come to town.
- Man Shot in Head Drove Himself to Hospital
The 36-year-old man was shot around 12:03 a.m. in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood.
- Holmes: Briggs Says: “My Days Here Are Numbered” But Are They???
Laurence Holmes The bizarre game of chicken between Lance Briggs & the Bears continues, but it seems as though, Briggs is the only one playing. The Bears weak-side linebacker would like to restructure the remaining [...]
- Gloomy Jobs Numbers Put Damper On Labor Day
Labor Day is a day to honor the American worker, but at a time when the national unemployment rate is over 9 percent, this year’s holiday has a bit of a different feel.
- Firefighters Ride To Honor Fallen Colleagues For 9/11 Anniversary
Riding to remember – that’s the focus of one motorcycle club this week. Its members are all firefighters from Illinois and across the globe.
- Briggs: Days With Bears ‘Are Numbered’
Lance Briggs made it clear again he wants to be traded if the Chicago Bears won’t restructure his contract at some point. A six-time Pro Bowl linebacker, he believes his days with the organization “are numbered” because management is unwilling to renegotiate his contract.
- Garza, Ramirez Lead Cubs To 4-3 Win Over Reds
Matt Garza pitched eight strong innings, Aramis Ramirez had a tiebreaking two-run single, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 on Monday.
- Humber Throws 7 Shutout Innings, White Sox Win 2-1
Philip Humber and Chris Sale gave the Chicago White Sox exactly what the team needed after a lost weekend. Humber pitched seven scoreless innings and Chicago beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 Monday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.
- Cubs’ Marmol back on the upswing
Cubs closer Carlos Marmol followed up Saturday’s disaster against the Pirates with an easy 1-2-3 inning Monday in a 4-3 Cubs victory over the Reds. He said he’s trying not to get caught up in the roller-coaster nature of the job.
- Naperville’s Last Fling parade draws crowds
A Chinese dragon, Curious George, cheerleaders and marching bands from several area high schools punctuated Naperville’s Last Fling Labor Day parade and carnival.
- Humber throws 7 shutout innings; White Sox win 2-1
Philip Humber pitched seven scoreless innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 Monday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.
- Wheaton business gives ex-cons a chance
A Wheaton business gives former convicts a second chance by hiring them to roast coffee beans at the Second Chance Coffee Company. From forgers to drug dealers, the company takes the ex-prisoners and helps them get back on their feet.
- Hultgren, Walsh lay groundwork for primary matchup
14th District Rep. Randy Hultgren and 8th District Congressman Joe Walsh, two of the Illinois delegation’s most conservative members, likely will face off in the 14th District GOP primary next year. Here’s how the contest could shape up.