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- Tyson recalls possibly tainted ground beef in Illinois, 14 other states
EMPORIA, Kan. — Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef that might be contaminated with E. coli. Some of it was distributed in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.
- Drug cartel suspect in jail wins plea for fresh air, exercise
A federal judge today ordered that a major defendant in Chicago’s largest drug cartel prosecution be allowed to exercise outdoors while he awaits trial.
- Frank Lloyd Wright house for sale in Milwaukee
One of six Frank Lloyd Wright homes that sit side by side on Milwaukee’s south side has been put on the market.
- Parolee accused of carjacking SUV, crashing into school bus
A parolee out of prison since March is accused of carjacking an SUV, then crashing into a school bus as he fled from Chicago police, officials said.
- Highwood mayor on DUI: ‘I let my guard down’
Too much wine during a family gathering over Labor Day weekend led to the DUI charge against Highwood Mayor Charlie Pecaro, he said in an interview.
- 4 charged after 4-mile police chase on Southwest Side, suburbs
Four people, including a 17-year-old boy, were charged in connection with a 4-mile police chase in which a police SUV was struck by a stolen car and a police officer was punched in the face by a fleeing suspect.
- Chicago Hosts Beach Polo World Cup
Horses, polo players prepare to take over North Avenue Beach.
- How Obama Became President Harold Washington
As a young man, Barack Obama wanted to be the next Harold Washington. As he faces the Tea Party’s implacable opposition to the first black president, he has a lot in common with his idol.
- Google Map Burglar Used Tech to Target Homes
Police captured a man who allegedly used map views to target expensive homes.
- Marathon Tips for Experienced Runners
Ahead of the Oct. 9 race, one running coach passes on some words of wisdom for seasoned marathoners.
- Kane at Center a Cry For Help
The Blackhawks have already tried this once before and deemed it a wicked failure.
- Chicago Named Most Mustache Friendly
The American Mustache Institute has released a list of the top 10 U.S. cities that are the most "mustache friendly."
- Stubborn Rain To Move Out, Chilly Wind To Blow In
Are you sick and tired of the on-again, off-again rain that the Chicago area has been experiencing for the whole past week? If so, you’re in luck. But we hope you like wind.
- City Unveils Plans For Pre-School Rating System
Parents of preschoolers will soon be able to research the performance of pre-kindergarten programs, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Wednesday.
- Burglar Shot, Killed By Homeowner In Chicago Heights
A south suburban Chicago Heights man had a gun and used it on an intruder this week, and now the alleged home invader is dead.
- Durkin: Jerry Angelo And The Anatomy Of A Failure
Go ahead and blame the defense if you must for coming out flat and unprepared, blame the offense if you’d like for being perpetually inept. I’ll blame the general manager.
- Autopsy Set For Man Who Died After Reported Bee Attack
An autopsy is to be performed Wednesday on the 62-year-old Roselle man who died after he attempted to clear a nest of bees or hornets that was near his home.
- Woman Robs Lincoln Park Drugstore With Fake Hand Grenade
Police say a woman used a fake hand grenade to hold up a pharmacy on Clark Street in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.
- Hoffman Estates to demolish old police station to make way for Audi dealership
The Hoffman Estates Village Board reached a deal last week to sell its former police station to the owners of Schaumburg Audi. The board also agreed to demolish the building, signing an agreement with a Des Plaines firm to do the work.
- Quade says he’s focused on the game
Cubs manager Mike Quade said he’s not allowing himself to think beyond today’s final game of the season at San Diego. “I’ve never drawn a circle on the calendar and said, ‘Two days to go. One day to go.’ Let’s play good baseball for two days and take the winter off,” he said. Quade’s future is uncertain because the Cubs will hire a new general manager in the coming weeks.
- ‘Scarier’ Fright Fest opens Saturday at Six Flags
While all the old favorites are in place at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, organizers say there will be a different feel when Fright Fest kicks off this weekend for its annual October run. Entertainment Director Kris Jones said officials are ramping up the intensity. “We are going to scare people. We are truly pushing the envelope this year more than we ever have in the past.”
- Curtain call for Buehrle with the White Sox?
If Mark Buehrle pitched his final game for the White Sox Tuesday night, he is going out a winner. The 32-year-old lefty, who is eligible for free agency, threw 7 shutout innings in a 2-1 win over the Blue Jays. The 32-year-old lefty is headed for free agency after the season ends Wednesday. “During the game, it honestly felt like a normal game,” Buehrle said.
- Walsh fires up concealed carry supporters in Huntley
A Huntley tea party gathering Tuesday night may have served as a campaign launching point for Congressman Joe Walsh as much as it did as a public forum on gun rights. “We are an embarrassment (in Illinois),” Walsh said. “We are the last state standing when it comes to concealed carry.”